Destination: Phu Quoc Island
|Know the most important attractions in Phu Quoc Island
Phu Quoc Island
This peaceful tropical paradise, floats in the warm turquoise waters in the Gulf of Thailand, 50kms from the Vietnamese mainland and a 50 minute flight from Ho Chi Minh City.
Phu Quoc is called the island of "99 mountains" because of its many sandstone chains gradually descending from the north to the south. The longest one is Ham Ninh which stretches for 30 km along the eastern edge. Phu Quoc has a monsoon sub-equatorial climate. There are two seasons in the year: rainy season (October only) and dry season (November to September). Trips to Phu Quoc can be made all year round, but the best time is dry season when the sky is always sunny, clear and blue.
Phu Quoc is also called the Emerald Island because of its natural treasures and infinite tourism potential.
The island is well known for its high-quality fish sauce; Phu Quoc fish sauce smells particularly good since it is made from a small fish with a high level of protein. The island produces 6 million litres of fish sauce every year.
In one day, visitors can experience the culture of Vietnam at the local market in the morning, relax on a remote and stunning beach in the afternoon, enjoy a delicious dinner and drinks at one of the restaurants and enjoy a nice sleep at the variety of hotels and resorts on this superb island. Open year round with a peak season from November to June, Phu Quoc becomes well known for stunning beaches, untouched natural environment, the easy going and relaxed atmosphere, friendly locals, and fantastic scuba diving and snorkelling.
See and Do
The majority of Phu Quoc Island is dedicated to National Park and protected marine environment, providing a memorable experience, with plenty of exciting activities and places to visit to keep you and the family entertained during your stay.
Phu Quoc Island has many harbours such as An Thoi and Hon Thom where international and domestic ships anchor. Also, there are several historical sites on the island: National Hero Nguyen Trung Truc's military base, King Gia Long relics from the time he spent on the island, and Phu Quoc Prison.
Off the coast of the island, it emerges a group of 105 islands of all sizes. Some of them are densely inhabited such as Hon Tre and Kien Hai, 25km from Rach Gia. Visitors can spend time on the beach or hike while observing the wild animals.
It is possible to reach the island by either plane or boat. It takes 50 minutes from Ho Chi Minh City, 40 minutes from Rach Gia by plane. It takes 2.5 hours from Ha Tien Town by boat or hydrofoil.