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Posted By : Threeland Travel / Phu Quoc-Travel Tips

The impoverished fishing community of Phu Quoc is no longer recognisable. It's a popular tourist site and the only place in Vietnam where visitors may enter without a visa for 30 days.

What season is beautiful in Phu Quoc?

The best months to visit Phu Quoc are November through April, when warm, sunny days and calm waters are often guaranteed. This makes the area perfect for a variety of outdoor activities, including the most soothing of them all: sunbathing.

Phu Quoc has been a popular location for Western travelers, since this time frame aligns well with their winter vacation getaway plans.

While some people like the island's rainy season, which runs from May to October, others are a little concerned that if the weather worsens, they may become stranded there.


Direct flights to Phu Quoc are offered by Vietnam Airlines, Bamboo Airways, and Vietjet Air, with round-trip rates starting at VND2–3 million ($80.68–121) from Hanoi and HCMC.

The downtown area is approximately fifteen minutes distant from the Phu Quoc International Airport. A few opulent hotels and resorts provide complimentary shuttle services for visitors to and from the airport.

Visitors can get to Phu Quoc by coach, speedboat, motorbike, or ferry in addition to direct flights.

It takes around two hours to go from the mainland cities of Ha Tien and Rach Gia to Phu Quoc by speedboat.

Taxis and motorcycles are the most often used modes of transportation in Phu Quoc Island.

Packages to visit the island's southern and northern regions may be purchased from car rental companies for VND 500,000–700,000 per person.

Hire a motorbike for VND 100,000 to VND 150,000 per day. Typically, renters get the tenant's ID (passport, etc.).

Where to stay?

Duong Dong Town is home to the majority of lodging options.

Saigon Phu Quoc Resort and Eden Resort are well-known five-star hotels with nightly rates above VND1.5 million.

Two-star establishments including the Gold Hotel, Lavita Hotel, Sea Star resort, and Kim Hoa charge between VND 600,000 and 800,000 per night, while three-to four-star hotels charge between VND 1 and 1.5 million.

Visitors must go a certain distance from the town to reach the beaches of Phu Quoc, in contrast to Nha Trang, where beaches are conveniently accessible from the main road. Consider booking a resort, condo, or cottage close to the beach if you're seeking for a peaceful, easygoing getaway.

Numerous well-known resorts, such as Vinpearl Phu Quoc, Nam Nghi Coral Peninsula Phu Quoc and Fusion Resort Phu Quoc, are located on the island's northernmost point. 

The Rocks Beach Boutique Phu Quoc debuted in Ham Ninh Commune early this year on the eastern side of the island.

What to do in Phu Quoc?

The island of Phu Quoc is split into four major areas: the center (Duong Dong Town), the south, the north, and the east. Regardless of the schedule, it will require a minimum of two days to fully understand the island, thus an extended stay is recommended.

The seven-kilometer-long Sao beach in Phu Quoc's southernmost point captivates tourists with its azure waves and powder-soft beaches.

On the beach, those looking to burn off some energy can try jet skiing, windsurfing, kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, and diving.

Renting a jet ski for fifteen minutes costs between VND350,000 and 400,000 (US$14–16), while windsurfing is VND800,000.

The cost of renting a kayak ranges from 100,000 to 150,000 VND per person.

Because of the easy access to the coral reefs and unique marine habitat, diving cruises are highly recommended here and may be arranged for as little as VND300,000 to VND1.5 million per person.

Bai Truong, often known as Long Beach, is the longest beach in Phu Quoc, spanning almost 20 kilometers from the Dinh Cau Port.

The well-known Tran Hung Dao Street goes along to the shore.

This area is home to a large number of cafes, hotels, resorts, stores, and other entertainment facilities.

Patron goddess

The most popular temple in Phu Quoc is Dinh Cau, located 200 meters west of Duong Dong Town, perched on an unusually formed outcrop of rocks overlooking the ocean. There, fishermen frequently pray for a smooth journey.

The temple was constructed in 1937 and restored in 1997, according to historical records. The hallowed place is reached via meandering stone stairs.

One of the highlights close to Dinh Cau is the Phu Quoc night market, which is a hub for the island's nightlife and operates on weekends from 5 p.m. to 11p.m. Similar to other similar markets, hundreds of sellers sell regional culinary delicacies including seafood, spices, sauces, and handicrafts.

Two of the island's most significant historical and cultural landmarks are the Phu Quoc Prison and the Ho Quoc Pagoda.

With a 400 acre footprint, the jail was formerly the biggest in the south and housed over 32,000 political prisoners throughout the conflict.

The jail, which was initially created by French colonialists, was enlarged to 12 main sectors with 500 barracks when it was rebuilt in 1967.

Now that decades of conflict have ended, the jail functions as a historical museum. It features two distinct areas and a two-story gallery.

The history of Phu Quoc Island is briefly introduced in a movie room, and 43 relics, more than 100 documentary graphics, and camp documents are on display in a showroom.

The jail is a tourist attraction that is accessible to foreigners, with narrative and explanation in English.

The Ho Quoc Pagoda, on the other hand, is the island's greatest spiritual complex and was designed with influences from the Ly-Tran dynasties' architectural styles.

A monolithic marble statue of Buddha blesses the pious in the temple yard.

Thom Islet, on the southernmost tip of Phu Quoc, has seen a surge in tourism recently, with a concentration of opulent resorts and water sports providers.

Entire Hon Thom Islet is encircled by natural woods and beautiful seas.Photo by Khanh Tran

A 20-minute diving experience is included in the VND950,000 tour package offered by the Eco Beach Diving & Water Sport area.

Additionally, diving with an oxygen tank is possible for VND650,000 per person, and underwater videography is available for VND600,000.

Visitors must travel a 7,899-meter-long, three-wire cable car to reach Hon Thom Islet.

The view of the boats and crystal-clear, blue seas from the stateroom is something to behold and cherish.

Hon May Rut Trong, May Rut Ngoai, Gam Ghi, and Mong Tay (Fingernail) are the four lesser-known islets off An Thoi Island that can be visited with a combo package that costs VND1 million.

Visitors will be taken up from their accommodations in Duong Dong Town for this excursion. Canoeists approach the islets after arriving at the An Thoi Port. Services for snorkeling and diving are offered. If you are easily seasick, you might want to pass on this cruise.

A typical squid fishing trip lasts from mid-afternoon until approximately 10:00 p.m. If a visitor is traveling in a large party, they can rent their own boat or join smaller groups. The cost of a ticket varies according on the company and season, usually costing roughly VND330,000 ($14.20) per person. Seafood that has just been caught will be prepared and served aboard the boat.

What to eat? 

Almost every restaurant on the island, from upscale to low-cost options, serves raw herring salad.

The salad is served with fish sauce as a dipping sauce and is wrapped in rice paper. It contains fresh vegetables, herbs, coconut, and peanuts. It is a savory, widely consumed meal due to the fresh fish's inherent sweetness and softness, the sourness of the lime and vinegar, the minty flavor of the herbs, the crunchiness of the vegetables, especially the coconut, and the little saltiness of the fish sauce.

You may sample the meal at 217 April 30 Street or 262 Nguyen Trung Truc Street in Duong Dong Town.

Another well-liked food in the area is grilled half-naked pen shells, which are topped with salt, chilli flakes, and scallions or other herbs and served with oil.

Grilled pen shells maintain their beloved chewiness, unlike those that are boiled or fried.

The meal is served at night market booths in Phu Quoc.

The ken noodles, or bun ken, in Phu Quoc are not the same as those in Chau Doc and Can Tho in the Mekong Delta.

Fish cooked in a flavorful stew with coconut milk and lemongrass is served with fermented papaya salad and bun ken. Bun ken is not as popular as the other dishes and can only be obtained in two locations on the island: Ut Luom, a street booth on April 30 Street, and the Dinh Cau Night Market.

Sea urchins are another speciality of Phu Quoc. They can be roasted, grilled, served as a sour salad, or cooked in porridge.

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