Phu Quoc Island is a Vietnamese Island close to the coast of Cambodia in the Gulf of Thailand. It’s known for its beaches, resorts, and market. The southwest coast of the Island is built with resorts. The greater part of the Island is a national park. Duong Dong is the biggest town, with day and night markets selling crafts, produce and fish. Phu Quoc Island is developing really quickly and hotels are popping up all over, which isn’t always a good thing. Make sure to get here soon!
1. Enjoy Sao Beach in Phu Quoc
The White sand experience of Sao Beach. Praised as truly outstanding and lesser-known beaches in Vietnam. This place can’t be missed when going to Phu Quoc. Enjoy fresh seafood right on the sand, swim or simply laze the day away.
Sao beach is a 45-minute motorbike ride from Duong Dong (town) so please grab an extra water bottle.
2. Explore Phu Quoc by motorbike
The easiest way to get around is by motorbike. Even if there are a lot of undeveloped roads regardless you can get around by using Google Maps. Jump from the beach to beach, viewpoint to viewpoint. Sufficiently bring sunscreen and drinks with you!
You can lease a motorbike from either your hotel or at a dedicated motorbike rental around the local area.
Visit the waterfalls
The waterfall is situated in the center of Phu Quoc Island, close to the airplane terminal. A little climb of 20 minutes will take you to the top of the waterfall. Make sure to get there early to avoid the crowd.
The fish sauce factory or pepper farms
Did you know that Phu Quoc Island is popular for its pepper and fish sauce production? Fish sauce is their main export product. Look at Nuoc Nam Huong Thinh, which is located near the market.
3. Visit the Night Market
The night market in Phu Quoc is the place to be when the sun has set. Get your supper at the market and get a chop-chop ice cream afterward ? It’s not the cheap place to eat on Phu Quoc yet definitely a lively one.
4. Phu Quoc sunset time
Look to the west for a lovely sunset – Sit down on a lovely stretch of white sand, anyplace along the west coast and get ready for one of the best sunsets in Vietnam.
Best time to visit Phu Quoc Island
Phu Quoc Island has wet and dry seasons. From November till March, dry season temperatures will go from 25–28°C. This is the best time to visit Phu Quoc Island. Hotels can get full quickly so try to plan ahead. From April to June and during October, conditions are great yet temperatures can reach 35°C in April/May when humidity is high. If you like your holidays rainy, muddy and quiet, at that point rainstorm season – July to September – it is.
How to get on Phu Quoc Island
Phu Quoc via plane
The Phu Quoc airport is genuinely new, opened in 2013. Tourism got a boost because of this. Fly specifically from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc inside one hour.
Ferry to Phu Quoc
Take the Super Dong from Ha Tien or Rach Gia. The trip will take 1 hour from Ha Tien and 2 hour and half from Rach Gia and the price is 5-15 US dollars for one way.