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Phu Quoc, Vietnam: things to see and do

With its idyllic beaches, romantic sunsets, evergreen forests and a serene atmosphere, making it an ideal vacation destination for travelers looking to escape the busy life. Phu Quoc Island, located 45 kilometers west of Ha Tien in the far south of Vietnam, the northern part of the island is relatively unspoiled thanks to its UNESCO-declared national park status, but there are plenty of luxury hotels, quaint clubs along the southern coast and it’s home to fantastic beach bars.

In addition to beach activities, visitors can also explore traditional villages, extensive nature parks, and Buddhist pagodas, all easily accessible by motorcycle, cab, bus, or even day trips with your tour company. Phu Quoc’s culinary scene satisfies any budget level, ranging from local markets selling fresh seafood and Vietnamese street food, to bistros offering authentic Western dishes.

Phu Quoc’s white beaches and crystal clear waters have earned it a place in the hearts of many travelers. Days are spent on the beach, while nights are spent sampling fresh seafood and strolling the beach under the stars.

Vietnam’s largest island is home to a beautiful coastline, the southern part of the island, Bai Sao is famous for its scenery and adventure on the dirt roads. Further north, you’ll find more secluded beaches, from Ong Lang beach to the long, empty stretch of Bai Dai.

The An Thoi archipelago is the jewel of Phu Quoc. These islands are blessed with sunny, sandy beaches and crystal clear water so clear that you can snorkel, dive and swim at your leisure. Try a boat tour to locate your favorite.

To get a feel for local life in Phu Quoc, pay a visit to Dinh Cau, a modest temple on Long Beach. Visit the fish sauce factories in Duong Dong and browse the fishing villages and floating restaurants in the north of the island.

Cable car ride: only 20 minutes from the mainland to Hon Thom Island by SunWorld cable car, but you won’t easily forget these 20 minutes.

Phu Quoc Island Factsheet

Location: In Kien Giang Province, Southern Vietnam in

Gulf of Thailand

Forest and mountain: 31.422ha

Islands: 22 islands

Beaches: 12 main and biggest beaches

Phu Quoc National Park is divided into 3 functional subdivisions, namely: strict protection zone (8,786 ha), ecological restoration subdivision (22,603 ha) and administrative – service – scientific research subdivision study (33ha).

Kien Giang coastal and island biosphere reserve, including Phu Quoc, is recognized by UNESCO as a world biosphere reserve.

Economy: Tourism – Agriculture – Fishing


  • Pepper
  • Fish-sauce
  • Pearl

Phu Quoc Island climate

The weather is cool with a tropical monsoon. The climate is divided into two distinct seasons.

  • Dry season: From October to April. The sland is affected by wind gusts of the Northern Hemisphere
  • Rainy season: From May to September Phu Quoc Island is the gateway to welcome the West – Southwest monsoon, high humidity from 85 to 90%

Getting the Island

by flight:

Phu Quoc has an international airport and port. It’s very easy to

get Phu Quoc either by air or express boat.

Domestic airlines

  • Vietnam Airline

  • Bamboo Airline

  • Vietjet Air

International Airline

  • Bangkok Airways

  • *TUI IK

  • *Neos Italy

(*): Charter flights

by boat:

The international cruise port is under construction. In near future, Phu Quoc will welcome the passengers from international cruise lines.

Now, it is easy and convenience to reach Phu Quoc by local express boat.

There are two routes:

  • Ha Tien – Phu Quoc island

  • Rach Gia – Phu Quoc island

Popular activities:

Check out the beaches

The best thing to do in Phu Quoc is enjoy the beach. This is also the

main reason for most travelers to travel to the island. Phu Quoc is

really one large island (the largest in Vietnam actually) plus 21

smaller islets.

Enjoy the sunset

In Vietnam, the words ‘Phu Quoc’ are synonymous with sparkling beaches, seafood feasts, and indigo sunsets. You will regret if missing out Phu Quoc sunset views, as the sunset in Phu Quoc is such a distinctive scene that ecstasies tourists’ hearts.

Diving or snorkeling

The paradise for activities like snorkeling and diving in Phu Quoc

island will surely satisfy almost watersport seekers owing to warm waters, diverse ecosystem and stunning diving spots.

Tour a fish sauce factory & pepper farm

Phu Quoc is traditionally known for its fish sauce and black pepper products. Scattered across the island you will find pepper plantations and fish sauce factories. You can visit these without any problem to see how they work here.

Eat seafood at Ham Ninh fishing village

Easily accessible fishing villages by boat are Cua Can, Rach Tram

and Ham Ninh. The docks here are dotted with brightly painted boats that will make you feel like you’re in a Phu Quoc postcard.

Whatever seafood dish you choose, you’ll know it will be fresh!

Phu Quoc Island – Southern Discovery

A full-day tour that takes you on a journey of discovery through the Southern end of Phu Quoc Island.

Includes visiting:

  • Pearl Farm

  • Coconut Prison

  • Fish Sauce Factory

  • Bai Sao beach

  • Ho Quoc Pagoda

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