Phu Quoc Island

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Ideal duration: 3 - 4 Days

Best Time: November to March Read More

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Also Refered As:

Pearl Island, Dao Ngoc

"Pearl Island, 99 Mountain Island, Emerald Island"

Phu Quoc Island Tourism

Phu Quoc Island is the biggest island in Vietnam and boasts of the most beautiful white sand beaches, surrounded by palm and coconut trees. Located just 45 kilometres from the southern tip of Vietnam and just 4 kilometres from Cambodia, it is the perfect spot for a long weekend getaway. Moreover, you don’t need a visa if you directly fly in from another country, no matter what your nationality is. However, if you’ll be taking a ferry from Vietnam, then you need to have a valid Vietnam visa to enter the island. There are hundreds of resorts to choose from, most of them with private beaches and facilities that ensure you relax and unwind. All you have to do is grab a bike and explore the scintillating views and food the island has to offer. It is also one of the few places in Vietnam where you can legally gamble.

The island has multiple fishing villages and multiple tours that allow you to explore the unique culture of Phu Quoc Island. There are other smaller islands around the main Phu Quoc islands that you can explore on kayaks and boats. You can also go around the temples on the island and don’t forget to experiment with the local food while you’re there!

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Things to Do in Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

This goes without saying – if you have come to Phu Quok, you cannot miss the white sand beaches and glittering waters of the Gulf of Thailand! Grab a few cocktails and enjoy a sunset or two, if you have the time.

Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

There are multiple agencies which let you hire kayaks to go to nearby islands, so grab one and go exploring!

Dinh Cau night market
Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

Make your way here after sundown to have some of the best fresh seafood, and if you’re adventurous enough, they can cook frogs and snakes for you too.

Phu Quok Prison
Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

This is where North Vietnamese soldiers were held during the Vietnam War. It is an interesting way to learn about the island and the country’s history, and what the people have been through.

Go to a fishing village
Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

This is a great way to immerse yourself in the unique culture of the island. You can also try some local dishes here – of course, with fresh seafood!

Regional Specialities in Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quok has two regional specialities – fish sauce and black pepper. Owing to its proximity to the sea, the catch is of high quality, which leads to a great production of fish oil on the island. Pepper is cultivated everywhere on the island. Pearl farming also began a few decades ago, and the island gets its alternate name ‘Pearl Island’ because of the presence of a large number of pearls in the sea surrounding it.

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Phu Quoc Island
Phu Quoc - Known for its White Sand Beaches
Sao Beach - Also Called as Bai Sao
Phu Quoc National Park - Comprises Land and Sea Area

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FAQs on Phu Quoc Island

What is famous about Phu quoc island?

The island has the most picturesque white sand beaches and resorts. It produces the best fish sauce in the area and also has amazing seafood to offer. You don’t even require a visa for a holiday at this gorgeous island!

What is not so good about Phu quoc island?

Since the main source of income for the island is tourism, much of the transport, food and accommodation is a little pricey. Many beaches also have sea lice, which might irritate the skin of some people.

Who should visit Phu quoc island?

People of all ages will find something to look forward to here. It will leave you spoilt for choice - with beaches, water parks, temples and national parks present on the island.

What is the best time to visit Phu quoc island?

Phu Quoc predominantly has two seasons – wet and dry. The dry season lasts from November to March, when you will be able to see everything without having your plans literally rained upon. During this period, the temperature is comfortable, between 25 and 28 degrees. The wet season lasts from July to September, when there is high rainfall and most roads are wet and muddy. There are other activities to explore during this time, such as fishing villages, water parks etc.
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What are the places near Phu quoc island?

The top places near to Phu quoc island are Ho chi minh city which is 295 km from Phu quoc island, Kep which is located 49 km from Phu quoc island, Nha trang which is located 608 km from Phu quoc island, Phnom penh which is located 171 km from Phu quoc island, Hanoi which is located 1210 km from Phu quoc island

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