Phu Quoc island: Travel Guide & Details Review

Phu Quoc island is among the top must-visit places in Vietnam. This destination owns beautiful views, delicious food, and amazing beaches. Let’s check for everything about Phu Quoc with us right now!

1. Where is Phu Quoc island?

 

 

Phu Quoc island is about 45 km from Ha Tien and 120 km from Rach Gia. It is in the Gulf of Thai Lan and belongs to Kien Giang Province. It is also the first island city of Vietnam, in the south. If you want to discover the area, you can move to Kien Giang and rent a boat or ship to get to Phu Quoc island.

2. When To Visit Phu Quoc island

The question you and your family may think much is when to visit Phu Quoc island? When is the best time for the tour? Before answer the question, we want you to have some minutes to read these sentences:

November to March: this is the high season in Phu Quoc. People come every day. The weather is great with a temperature of about 30 degrees Celsius. The sky is clear and swimming is a wonderful activity.

April to June: this time of the year, the weather is also good. It is sunny and sometimes rainy suddenly. The disadvantage is the humidity is high, about 80%. But if you want to visit Phu Quoc, April and May are better choices for people who like to relax.

July to September: the weather is not good. It rains a lot all day. But the price is great with about a 40% discount. It is suitable for people who do not line the crowds.

October and Early November: Not much rain these days and you can relax well at the beach. The expense for your tour will not cost much in these two months and you can have a singular and private tour for you and your lover.

Sum up: Which is the best time to visit Phu Quoc? It depends on your budget, your plan, and the weather, too. We recommend October to March is a good choice. July to September can be plan B.

3. How to get to Phu Quoc island?

If you have a plan to Phu Quoc Island, let us show you how to get to this destination from the two biggest cities of Vietnam: Hanoi Capital and Ho Chi Minh city.

From Hanoi

Phu Quoc Island from Hanoi

From Hanoi, you can choose to travel by bus, airplane, and ferry.

  • By airplane: there are about 4 to 6 flights from Hanoi to Phu Quoc. You can choose flights of Vietjet, Jetstar and Vietnam Airlines. The fare is from 65USD to more than 200USD for a one-way ticket. It takes 2 hours to get to the destination. You can also fly to Saigon and move to Phu Quoc with other vehicles.
  • Coach bus: to visit Phu Quoc island, you need to travel from Hanoi to Saigon, later catch a bus or get on a boat to get to Phu Quoc. You can get on a bus such as Thesinhtourist, Hoang Long, Mai Linh, Tan Dat, Khang Kien, and so on. The fare is about 35USD to more than 50USD. Then, you move to Rach Gia or Ha Tien to get to Phu Quoc island.
  • Ferry and boat: You can choose a fast ferry ( about more than 2 hours from Saigon to Ha Tien) with 10USD to 15USD. Another way is to choose a slow ferry at a cheaper price. You can also get on a high-speed boat which can carry hundreds of passengers. The ticket is from 10USD to more than 20USD.

From Ho Chi Minh City

Phu Quoc Island from Ho Chi Minh

From Saigon, you can get to Phu Quoc island by plane, ferry, and bus.

  • By Plane: there are flights of Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air. A one-way ticket is from 35USD to more than 50USD. There are more than 10 flights per day, at different schedules. 
  • By bus: you can get on Futa Bus, Kumho Samco, Thien Thanh Limousine. There are three buses of good quality and seats. The fare is about 11USD. The stop is at Rach Gia and Ha Tien. After that, you can get on a ferry to move to Phu Quoc island. Some ferries and boats are Superdong, Phu Quoc Express, Ngocthanh Express. The fare is about 11USD, too.
  • By motorbike/ car: it is not popular because the distance is quite far, approximately 280km from Saigon to Ha Tien. After getting to Ha Tien or Rach Gia, you can use a boat or ferry to visit Phu Quoc Island.

4. Where to stay on Phu Quoc island

Phu Quoc is so famous for tourists that there are many hotels, homestays for travelers to check-in. These all hotels and homestay can be divided into different areas: Duong Dung Town, Ong Lang Beach, and Long Beach.

Duong Duong Town

Hotels in this area are suitable for people who want to live in the center with noisy life. They can discover the bar, the night market and enjoy food at many big restaurants. The budget is diversified and there are many amazing views to check. But the traffic may not be good and Duong Duong Town is not the best choice for the cleanest beaches. If you want to have accommodation in this area, please check for Doi Sao Phu Quoc, Varia Hotel, and L’Azure Resort and Spa.

Ong Lang Beach

This area is suitable for people who love to quote life. It has many good resorts and clean beaches. You can also discover life with locals and enjoy kayaking so well. There are many restaurants at good prices for visitors. The disadvantage of Ong Lang Beach is the lack of nightlife options as well as beautiful views. Some hotels and resorts in Ong Lang Beach area Phu Quoc Eco Beach Resort, Mango Bay, and Green Bay Phu Quoc Resort & Spa.

Long Beach

Long Beach has beautiful beaches as well as a wide range of restaurants and markets. It owns good views of Phu Quoc island and amazing resorts. Although having many advantages, Long Beach can be very crowded during the high season. You can also find it difficult to discover more about local life. Some hotels and resorts in Long Beach are Salinda Premium Resort & Spa, Daisy resort, Song Xanh Resort Phu Quoc, and Praha Hotel.

Vinpearl 

There are many good resorts to choose from during your trip. It is also just 30 km from the airport, with high qualifications with room for modern furniture. Although it is not close to the center, you can enjoy good services in a quiet atmosphere. Some resorts you can check-in are Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc, Vinpearl Safari Phu Quoc, Vinpearl Discovery 1( or 2, 3) Phu Quoc, and Vinpearl Resort & Golf.

5. What to do on Phu Quoc Island Vietnam

There are many things to do on Phu Quoc island. Let’s check out the top 10 of them. These all are so popular with almost all travelers. If you want to enjoy it more, come and see it!

5.1 Watching the sunset at Bai Truong

Watching the sunset at Phu Quoc

Bai Truong is among the most famous places for watching the sunset in Phu Quoc. You can see the clear sky with the yellow color of the sunset. It looks like a huge picture of Mother Nature giving for this area. For most travelers, the moment waiting for sunset is amazing and you can put your heart at ease.

5.2 Swimming at Star Beach

Star Beach is not only great for watching the sunset but also amazing for swimming. The long coach is full of white sand and the water is so clear. You can enjoy swimming all day. It is a clean beach with blue water for all to enjoy.

5.3. Visiting Phu Quoc Prison

Visiting Phu Quoc Prison

Among many famous places for relaxation, Phu Quoc is well-known for its prison, too. The Phu Quoc Prison has another name, The Coconut Tree Prison. This, in the past, held about 40.000 prisoners. Until now, tourists from all over the world and come and discover mỏe about Vietnam Wả with brave soldiers.

5.4. Discovering night markets at Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc island há many activities at night. One of the most interesting things to do is to shop at night markets. You can bargain like a local and buy souvenirs for your family. It is also a good time for some seafood.

5.5. Adventuring Hon Thom Cable Car

Hon Thom Cable Car

Many people know that the Hon Thom Cable Car in Phu Quoc is so famous. But not many of them know these impressive figures: The length of this cable is 7899.9m. It means the Hon Thom Cable Car is the longest 3-wire sea cable car in the world. It is so fantastic if you can try at least once to see the whole beauty of Phu Quoc island from a very high position, at 174 meters above sea level.

5.6. Diving and see the coral at Hon Thom

One more relaxing activity you can do at Phu Quoc is to dive and see the coral. The best place for diving is at Hon Thom. The Coral with beautiful colors and shapes will give you the best experience on such a trip.

5.7. Discovering Vinpearl Land & Vinpearl Safari

Vinpearl Safari

Vinpearl Land & Vinpearl Safari are two destinations for all people to relax with a long list of games. Vinpearl Land is about 170.000-meter square. It is the largest amusement park complex in the south of Vietnam. This is also chosen for many important events, such as the Final Round of Miss Vietnam 2014. You can enjoy games at Water Park or Outdoor thrilling game areas. The ticket for an adult is about 35 USD, 28USD per child.

Vinpearl Safari is the zoo park, and also belongs to the Vinpearl Complex. It is a new world for children, where they can discover more about natural life and animals. You can enjoy the performances of the animals on the stage. The ticket for an adult is 50USD.

5.8. Visiting Phu Quoc National Park

Phu Quoc National Park is a primary forest with 314.000 meters square. It was considered a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2010. It is home to many faunas, flora as well as animals. For any people, who like trekking, this destination is a wonderful place. You can try to conquer Heaven Mountain and experience yourself with a 10-meter high bamboo ladder. One more majestic place is Chua Mountain at 600 meters high, a good place for a brave heart.

5.9. Experiencing Squid Fishing At Night

Squid Fishing At Night

If you want to live like a local or discover more about local culture, you can enjoy squid fishing at night. You can see that it is amazing and helps you relax. Imagining that you can have fresh squid to enjoy for a meal, especially if you catch it with your hand! Such unforgettable memories for a tour!

5.10. Discovering some small island around Phu Quoc

In Phu Quoc, there are many more islands around the center. Today, we will introduce just three of them. See what they can be on a real trip!

The Nail island ( Hon Mong Tay)

Hon Mong Tay is to the north of Phu Quoc. It is a small island belonging to Kien Luong district. It is a clean, beautiful island without the effect of modern life. If you want to rest at a quiet and quiet place, Nail Island is great for you. Tourists can dive and watch coral, fish for seafood, and enjoy music at night, around the fire. At night, the sky is very clean and there are many stars above your head. It seems to be you were lost in a dream of yourself.

The Clear Cloud Island (Hon May Rut)

Hon May Rut

Hon May Rut also has a wild beauty. It is to the south of Phu Quoc, being one of the most beautiful islands in this area. The ecosystems are extremely rich and it is great for watching coral. Hon May Rut does not have modern facilities but it can be good for many people. You can experience living like Robinson in this century! Do not forget to visit the Bay Yen family to have a local meal with delicious food.

The Dam Ngang island

Hon Dam Ngang can be called Hon Gam Ghi by local people. It is about 20 km from An Thoi. It is very famous for coral and anemones. One more interesting thing is that the sea is not so deep that travelers can watch fish and coral without diving. Watching the sunset on Dam Ngang is also a very fantastic activity late in the day.

5.11. Shopping at Grand World Phu Quoc

Grand World Phu Quoc

Grand Phu Quoc has been very famous since it was t first introduced. It has a food street with wide ranges of dishes. All tourists can discover many kinds of food from Asia to European cuisines. You can also shop for many things at the commercial center. The shopping center has 3 styles: Mallorca, Indochine, and Shanghai. You can find many items, cosmetics, shoes, and bags at hundreds of stores. Besides that, the visitors can also find many kinds of entertainment with bars, clubs, restaurants and so on.

6.Best seafood restaurant in Phu Quoc Island

 Phu Quoc has great seafood such as steamed crab, fresh squid, herring salad, Grilled nuggets, grilled snail, Seafood mushroom soup, and so on. If you want to enjoy and have a good meal, please come to visit these top best restaurants on Phu Quoc island.

6.1 The Pepper Tree

the pepper tree restaurant phu quoc

It is located at La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc. The restaurant has a wide area with a cozy atmosphere. It is next to the sea and you can both enjoy food and enjoy the wind blowing nearby. The food includes French food and Vietnamese food. During the meal, you can listen to jazz to relax better.

Opening Hours: Daily 06:30 – 23:00

Address: La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc, Phu Quoc Island

Tel: +84 77 3982 988

6.2 Winston’s Burgers & Beer

The restaurant, as its name, serves chicken burgers as well as beer, a popular drink in Vietnam. Winston’s Burgers & Beer is located at Duong Duong Town. It has good prices for food and drinks, around 6 USD to 20USD. It is a good place for foreigners because they can enjoy familiar food with burgers and ciders. 

Opening Hours: Daily 13:00 – 22:30

Address: 121/1 Tran Hung Dao Street, Duong Dong Town, Phu Quoc Island

Tel: +84 126 390 1093

6.3 Khanh Ly Vegetarian Restaurant

Khanh Ly Vegetarian Restaurant Phu Quoc

If you want to find a restaurant without meat, you should come to Khanh Ly restaurant. It is suitable for vegetarians. You can find dishes ranging from vegetable soup to mock meat. It also serves good Vietnamese food for both locals and foreigners. The price for each person ranges from 2USD to 3USD, without drinks.

Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 20:00

Address: 35 Nguyen Trai Street, Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

6.4 On the Rocks Restaurant

This restaurant is located at Ong Lang Beach. It is close to the beach, suitable for people like romantics and natural atmosphere. The menu includes both Asia food as well as European cuisines. The most famous dishes in this restaurant are Ying-Yang Basket and Phu Quoc Mackerel. You can enjoy the food while sitting on a sofa with a cup of wine and finish with a fruit salad or tropical cocktail.

Opening Hours: Daily 06:30 – late

Address: Ong Lang Beach, Phu Quoc Island

Tel: +84 903 382 207

Sum up

Wish you have enough information for your trip to Phu Quoc island with our help today. Enjoy your tour and experience as much as you can!

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