Beach in Phu Quoc island

Visit Phu Quoc island

Located in the Gulf of Thailand, Phu Quoc island is the biggest island in Vietnam vacation with an area of over 1300 sq kilometres, if you are forturnate enough to admire the wild and natural beauty of Vietnam's largest island you'll understand why Phu Quoc island has always referred to as "paradise pearl island" and understand why this place is always in the list of 10 most attractive destinations for international travelers, to have the opportunity to set foot on an S-shaped strip of beautiful land of Vietnam.

Phu Quoc with 20 other islands forms Phu Quoc Island district under Kien Giang province. The island has a tropical monsoon climate, divided into two distinct seasons (dry season - from November to April next year and the rainy season - from May to October), the average temperature is about 28 degrees Celsius, visitors can enjoy the stunning beauty of Phu Quoc at any time of year, the weather is always cool and refreshing.

Phu Quoc island still preserves the wild features and fresh air although the number of travelers to the island keeps increasing. Not only tourists are fascinated by the Sao beach, Long beach, Khem beach..., Ganh Dau cape, Tranh stream, Table Rock springs (Suoi Da Ban), Dinh Cau palace, this peaceful island also owns Phu Quoc National Park and Ham Ninh fishing village as well as Fish sauce shops, Pearl farms and immense pepper gardens, the coastal biosphere reserve and Kien Giang's islands has been recognized by Unesco as the World's biosphere reserve.

Going to Phu Quoc, visitors cannot ignore Bai Sao (Star beach) - the island's most beautiful beach more than seven kilometers in length, with a curved, sloping crescent shape, being immersed with blue sea, white sand, sunshine in Long Beach - one of the 10 most beautiful unspoiled beaches in the world, cast yourself under the shady coconut trees, you'll feel like you're lost in paradise on earth.

Not only that, watching the sunset from Dinh Cau cape, admire the red sun slowly sink into the amniotic fluid seabed is fascinating sight that one would rarely missed. One of the best thing to do in Phu Quoc is to rent a motorbike and discover the island your way, if you love seafood please go to Ham Ninh port where fishing boats come and go every morning, Ham Ninh is known as the only place to buy Sea Horse, considered to be very good for men. In the night time tourists can take a walk to Dinh Cau night market, buy souvenirs and food. Phu Quoc island is also famous for fish sauce and pepper, said to be the best fish sauce in Vietnam. Visitors to Phu Quoc cannot miss Phu Quoc prison, built under French rule to capture activists of Cummunist movement. A dog breed originating in Phu Quoc Island is one of the world's only three breeds showing the rare trait of having a ridge-back. There are some dog farms in Phu Quoc island selling dogs to tourists.

International travelers usually stay in Cua Lap area, about 7 km from Phu Quoc airport, please note that taxi fares in Phu Quoc is pretty expensive compared to Sai Gon or Hanoi, there are many hotels, guesthouses, resorts along the beach, to name a few Phuong Binh guesthouse (2 star), Sai Gon Phu Quoc resort and spa (4 star) or La Mer eco resort. A very good place for midrange tourists to eat is Nu Na restaurant, serving local food for domestic visitors. To reach Phu Quoc you can fly from Hanoi (2 hours) or Ho Chi Minh city (1 hour) or catch a hydrofoil from Rach Gia town in Kien Giang province.

As Phu Quoc is becoming a hot destination on the map of Vietnam travel there have been more and more big resorts and hotels are being built, the roads to the beaches are under construction and in the next few years it is very easy to travel around the island.