Phu Quoc Island - Everything You Need to Know About Phu Quoc
Phu Quoc Island is the largest island in Vietnam, in the Gulf of Thailand. Phu Quoc Island is also known as the Pearl Island or Singapore of Vietnam. Every year, it welcomes millions of domestic and foreign tourists by the pristine beauty and charm of the beaches and it also concentrates on many luxury hotels and resorts. Let VNATRIP share experiences in Phu Quoc, hope these experiences will help you have a meaningful trip.
1. The best time to travel to Phu Quoc Island.
The best time to visit Phu Quoc Island is from November to May every year. During this period, the weather was less rainy, smooth waves, convenient for activities in Phu Quoc. In the experience of VNATRIP when traveling to Phu Quoc around this time, there will be more international tourists, fewer Vietnamese tourists can make your operation a little easier, but you must save money, everything will cheaper when traveling as air tickets, hotels, better quality food service
2. How to come to Phu Quoc?
The way to Phu Quoc is mainly by plane, speedboat, or ferry. Here are the options to visit Phu Quoc depending on the different departure points:
Airplanes are the most convenient way to get to Phu Quoc
International flights: Phu Quoc airport is an international airport so there will be direct flights to Phu Quoc from countries such as Malaysia, Russia, Korea, Thailand, China, Cambodia, Singapore. Especially all other foreign tourists to Phu Quoc Island will be exempted from visa, but note that if you go to other in Vietnam, you still need a Visa
Domestic flights: thanks to the development of airlines, it is very easy to get there. There are currently 4 Vietnamese airlines operating routes to Phu Quoc so you can easily book a flight to Phu Quoc from major cities of Vietnam.
2.2. Combining bus + high-speed boat
If you are in Ho Chi Minh City, you will have one more option that you can take a bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Rach Gia, Kien Giang Province then takes a high-speed boat to come to Phu Quoc. VNATRIP don't recommend you to use this ưay because you will spend a lot of time about 7 - 8 Hours, the cost may be cheaper but you may encounter difficulties because these services will most likely not speak English
2.3. How to get to the hotel from the airport?
If you come here by plane surely you will have questions about how to get to the hotel? From the airport to the center about 5km, you will take about 15 - 20 depending on the hotel you book will have different distances
- You can book a private car to pick you up at the airport when you arrive, a car costs about 15 USD for a car 4 seater
- Taxi: there are currently 2 taxi companies operating here: Mai Linh and SASCO. If you choose to Taxi, please tell the driver about your hotel address and negotiate the price to prevent your driver from charging a higher rate
3. The beach not to be missed
3.1. Discover Sao Beach
Sao Beach is the most famous beach in Phu Quoc with pristine beauty, fine white sand. Tourists will be fascinated by the quiet, peaceful space and close their eyes to dreaming and resting at the Sao beach of Phu Quoc.
3.2. Long Beach
Long beach is shown with shiny golden sea sand, clear blue seawater, and the silver water is gleaming. One of the appropriate locations for visitors to immerse themselves in the wild nature of Phu Quoc Island.
4. Other tourist destinations
4.1. Historical vestige - Phu Quoc Prison
Phu Quoc Prison is a place to keep remnants of the war in Vietnam, this place is a place for capturing Vietnamese heroes and soldiers. The wartime is over, but that trauma remains. Only when we come here to understand freedom do we have experience blood and tears. Prison is the hell on earth that revolutionary soldiers have suffered.
4.2. Experience life in Ham Ninh fishing village
Practicing as a fisherman at Ham Ninh Fishing Village is located at the foot of Ham Ninh Mountain, an attractive tourist destination that many tourists want to visit. The people here are mainly engaged in fishing, the life is always on the beach, but they are always happy and comfortable
4.3. Vinpearland Phu Quoc
Vinpearland is considered the largest amusement park in Phu Quoc with many games waiting for you to explore. Because of this, Vinpearland Phu Quoc always attracts many visitors and is an entertainment and entertainment spot not to be missed when coming to Phu Quoc Island. Promising to bring you an interesting and attractive vacation when you come to Vinpearland.
4.4. Discover Dinh Cau
This is a tourist destination you must visit when coming to Phu Quoc. Dinh Cau is a symbol of Phu Quoc. Although not impressed by the architecture, Dinh Cau is located in a beautiful location, adjacent to the sea. In the afternoon, coming here to watch the sunset is wonderful
4.5. Phu Quoc night market
This is a very important highlight of Phu Quoc. The place where you can freely enjoy Phu Quoc cuisine, Phu Quoc dishes, and the most impressive thing is where you can buy many beautiful and interesting souvenirs.
Where to come to Phu Quoc
In addition to beautiful beaches and pristine nature, luxurious resorts are also a special feature of Phu Quoc.
Tourists can find on Phu Quoc budget hotels to luxury resorts. If you want to save money, you can stay in Homestay. If you want a luxury vacation, hotels, resorts and villas will be the best choice.
The world-famous hotels such as Intercontinental Hotel, JW Marriot, ...
- You should choose hotels in the central area of Duong Dong town that will help you easily access activities and save on transportation costs.
- I recommend you to book hotels on online websites such as booking.com, Agoda, ... maybe you will have attractive prices.
6. What to eat when traveling to Phu Quoc
Below are the delicious dishes of Phu Quoc. If you have the opportunity to come here, definitely have to arrange time and schedule to enjoy these dishes. It is best not to miss any of the dishes below
6.1. Phu Quoc seafood
- Ham Ninh crab
- Sea cucumber
- Sea bream
- Melaleuca mushroom
- barracuda salad, herring
- Grilled grouper
Address: Blue Sea Restaurant - Ham Ninh Bridge, Ham Ninh Town
Snails 343 - 343 Street 30/4, Dương Đông Town
Nho Seafood Restaurant - Located in Dinh Cau night market - Vo Thi Sau
6.2. Crab rice
6.3. Fish cake noodle soup
• Hanh Canh - Bach Dang street, Duong Dong Town
• Le Giang restaurant - 289 Tran Hung Dao, Duong Dong Town
• Quoc Anh Fish Cake Soup Shop - Street 30/4, Duong Dong Town
6.4. Ken Noodle soup
Address: Ut Luom restaurant - No.87, 30/4 street, Duong Dong Town
In sum, traveling to Phu Quoc Island is interesting. There are many things to do here. Above are VNATRIP suggestions for you. Hope it is useful for you and have a nice trip. Thanks for reading.
HAVE A GOOD TRIP!