10 Fun Things To Do in Phu Quoc island

By | April 10, 2021

Phu Quoc island is a must-visit place in Vietnam. This destination has beautiful views, delicious food, and amazing beaches. If you do not know what to Do in Phu Quoc Island, check out this list. It is the top 10 things you can experience on this island. 

1. Watching the sunset at Bai Truong

Bai Truong is a famous beach in Phu Quoc, and all people love to watch the sunset in this area. You can see it is incredible with the clear sky and yellow color. The beauty of the evening in Bai Truong is among the best moments in Phu Quoc. It seems to be a work of Mother Nature. That is the reason why we mention this first in our things-to-do list in Phu Quóc.

2. Swimming at Star Beach

Star Beach is an excellent beach for swimming in Phu Quoc Island. It owns a smooth stretch of sand, and the clear blue sea is so attractive that many people who have just arrived at this beach feel like sunbathing and swimming immediately. The sea sand at Bai Sao is not yellow or dark yellow but pure white, smooth like cream.

Starfish Beach is located in the southeast of Ngoc Phu Quoc island, Kien Giang province. Therefore, you can rent a motorbike to get to the place. It is incredible that after the sunset, thousands of starfish will move ashore. If you are interested in this scene, you can come to swim, enjoy seafood, and take starfish photos.

3. Visiting Phu Quoc Prison

Visiting Phu Quoc Prison

Phu Quoc is not only a place of beautiful beaches; it is a historic destination, too. Among many places to visit, people can come and adventure at Phu Quoc Prison. The prison has another name, The Coconut Tree Prison. This, in the past, was used to keep more than 40.000 prisoners. Until now, tourists worldwide have come and discovered more about the Vietnam War with brave soldiers.

Phu Quoc Prison is at 350 Nguyen Van Cu, An Thoi commune. It includes 12 zones, which can hold about 3,000 inmates. In 1996, Phu Quoc Prison was officially recognized as a national historical relic and began to open to visitors. Phu Quoc Prison is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., without an entrance fee.

4. Discovering Phu Quoc Night Market 

Phu Quoc island has many activities at night. One of the most exciting things you should never miss is to shop at night markets. You can bargain like a local. You can walk along and buy souvenirs and gifts. It is also a good time for discovering food in the market.

Night Market

Phu Quoc night market is very crowded with many spacious stalls and full of lights. It is located at 30/4 street, Tran Hung Dao, and Ly Tu Trong streets. So visitors can easily find the place to come. Visiting the market, the aroma of food will attract you along the way. Restaurants are arranged on both sides of the road; visitors have a wide aisle in the middle.

Souvenirs and Phu Quoc specialties are sold along the street, so it is convenient for visitors to enjoy food and buy souvenirs. Travelers should not miss excellent food in Phu Quoc Night market, such as grilled eggs, Thai ice cream rolls, and octopus cakes.

5. Adventuring Hon Thom Cable Car

Hon Thom Cable Car

It is said that experiencing Hon Thom Cable Car is a beautiful thing to do in Phu Quoc. That is because Hon Thom Cable Car owns an outstanding figure. The cable car is at the height of 7899.9m. It is so fantastic to experience the beauty of Phu Quoc from a high place like this! You should at least once see the full beauty of the beautiful island. At 174 meters above sea level, things are more minor, water is cleaner, and life is peaceful. 

6. Diving for coral at Hon Thom

One more relaxing activity we want to introduce you is diving for coral. This activity is popular in Phu Quoc. There are many beaches and places for you to dive and see the coral. The best site, as advised, is Hon Thom. You can enjoy watching the beautiful colors and shapes of coral. Such a wonderful experience during the holiday! 

Hon Thom has many beaches such as Chuong beach, Nom beach, Nam beach, etc. However, when diving for coral, you should go to Ky Lan Cape. It is fantastic that you can attack only about 50cm to see a colorful coral world. How unique the experience was!

7. Discovering Vinpearl Land & Vinpearl Safari

Vinpearl Safari

Vinpearl Land and Vinpearl Safari are also ideal destinations to relax. You can find many games for both children and adults to take part in. Vinpearl Land is about 170.000-meter square. It is a vast park complex in the south of Vietnam.

This is also chosen for many important events, such as the Final Round of Miss Vietnam 2014. Playing games at Water Park or Outdoor thrilling game areas are lovely, too. It is just about 35 USD for an adult, 28USD per child, to get the ticket.

Vinpearl Safari is a zoo park that is so stunning and lively. It is a part of the Vinpearl Complex. For children tourists, it is so amazing. The place is where children can discover about natural life and animals. You can enjoy the performances of the animals on the stage. The ticket for an adult is 50USD.

8. Visiting Phu Quoc National Park

Phu Quoc National Park is a primary forest. It is such a vast place with 314.000 square meters. The park was even considered a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2010. Phu Quoc National Park is home to many faunas, flora, and animals.

For anyone who likes trekking, this destination is a beautiful place. You can achieve Heaven Mountain and, after that, experience a 10-meter high bamboo ladder. One more majestic destination to discover is Chua Mountain. It is 600 meters high. It means the place is excellent for brave people who love adventure. 

9. Experiencing Squid Fishing At Night

Squid Fishing At Night

If you want to go fishing and immerse yourself in nature, take this activity.  Spending time squid fishing at night is lovely and so fresh. You can see that this new experience is so stunning and unforgettable. Imagine that you can get some fresh squid to enjoy for a meal. How amazing for such a short tour like this!

There are many night squid fishing tours from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. every day. You can book one to watch the sunset and experience squid fishing at night with the locals. Don’t worry because they will provide you with life jackets, fishing equipment, and even a night meal. The tour guide will help you learn squid fishing for the first time in your life. 

10. Discovering small islands in Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc includes many islands, many of them small with wild beauty and far from the center. Today, we will introduce just three islands that people would like to come to relax. 

10.1. Mong Tay Island

Hon Mong Tay

Hon Mong Tay is located to the north of Phu Quoc. It is a small island belonging to Kien Luong. Hon Mong Tay is clean, beautiful, and wild to people. There are not many resorts or hotels here. It is suitable for people who love quietness and peace. 

Tourists can sunbathe, swim, dive and watch coral. They can enjoy fish, crab and many kinds of seafood. At night visitors gather and listen to music around the fire. The sky is spotless and bright. You can see many stars above your head. It is romantic for a nightdream!

10.2. May Rut Island

Hon May Rut has a wild and quiet beauty. It is located to the south of Phu Quoc island and well-known for recent years.  The ecosystems on this island are vibrant. This is also a good place for watching coral. Although it has modern facilities, Hon May Rut is still an ideal place for tourists to discover.  Remember to visit the Bay Yen family on your trip. They will serve you a delicious meal with seafood.  

10.3. Dam Ngang Island

The Dam Ngang island

Hon Dam Ngang has another name; local people call it Hon Gam Ghi in a friendly way. It is not too far from An Thoi, and many tourists find the way to get to the destination.  It is an excellent place to dive for coral and anemones. One more exciting thing is that the sea is not so deep. You can easily watch fish and coral even when you are not good at diving. Watching the sunset on Dam Ngang is another thing to do to relax.

11. Shopping at Grand World Phu Quoc

Grand Phu Quoc is more and more famous these days. People can come to enjoy fantastic food, from a wide range of dishes at many shops. Tourists can choose food from Asia to Europe. You can call many kinds of dishes to fulfill after walking along the street. You can also shop for shoes, clothes, hats, watches, and many more. 

Grand World Phu Quoc

The shopping center is designed in 3 styles. They are Mallorca, Indochine, and Shanghai. You can find many items at hundreds of stores, from cosmetics, shoes, to beautiful and luxurious bags. Besides that, you can relax at many bars, clubs, and restaurants.

12. Watch the sunrise in Ham Ninh fishing village

This is one of the most beautiful sunrise spots in Phu Quoc. This fishing village has a 200m long road, running along the sea. The sunrise scene is gorgeous with a windy space, the rays of sunshine, and the location of people starting a new day.

It would help if you took a walk along the longest jetty called Ham Ninh to enjoy the cool sea breeze. With its peaceful beauty, Ham Ninh has attracted countless tourists for many years. There are even many couples coming for wedding photos at this amazing place. 

13. Bathing in Suoi Tranh stream

Suoi Tranh is a special place in Phu Quoc. It is beautiful in the green nature. There is a harmony of flowers, trees, mountains, sea, and streams in the place.

Suoi Tranh stream

Suoi Tranh is as beautiful as a picture given to Phu Quoc by Mother Nature with the meaning of its name. This area is an ideal place for outdoor activities, especially camping. Coming to Suoi Tranh in the summer, you should try bathing in the cool and clear water.  While bathing, you can hear the murmuring stream through each rock and relax in the peaceful and rustic nature.

Explore One Vietnam hope with the 13 things to do in Phu Quoc that we mentioned above. You will have an unforgettable tour and experience when you come to this beautiful island!

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