Top Reasons to Make Phu Quoc Your Next Destination in Vietnam
27 Jun 2019
Lying peacefully in the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Thailand, just off the coast of Cambodia, Phu Quoc Island is the pearl land and the best-kept secret of the country. If you’re tired of enjoying your sun-soaked holiday in the same place all the time, make a plan for a sun-soaked holiday in the largest island in Vietnam with white sand, blue sea, warm sun, unrivaled natural beauty, and enticing thrills. Yes, it’s Phu Quoc Island.
Looking for the same place? Look no further than this slice of paradise. The followings are a few reasons why you should spend your Vietnam beach holidays in this magical island.
Alluring Remote Islands and Unspoiled Beaches
Stretching over 150 kilometers of coastline, Phu Quoc island is the paradise of any beach lover. There are more than ten tranquil beaches featuring its own charm: Star Beach is enchanting for its crystal clear waters and long sandy beach, Long Beach is amongst the most famous ones for its postcard-perfect landscape and blue waters. Heading out further along the beach, you can even find your own beach where there are just nature and you. Lounge around the palm-fringed beach, take a dip into its cool waters or lie on the beach all day, do anything if that’s your thing.
Idyllic Bai Sao or Starfish beach in Phu Quoc Island
Home to Enthralling Beach Activities
When it comes to a beach vacation, water sports are a great part to enjoy. Phu Quoc Island is no exception. Its vast array of pristine beaches offers a wide range of beach activities. Besides swimming, you can also take part in some fun and thrilling activities including kayaking, kitesurfing, jet skiing, scuba diving, snorkeling and more.
Beautiful tropical beach with sea view, clean water & blue sky at Phu Quoc island
Impressive Marine Life
As a hub of marine activities, Phu Quoc island offers an incredibly colorful life under the sea with hundred species of corals, coral reef fish, and other marine creatures. Phu Quoc is not only one of the best beaches for diving in Vietnam but also a few places in the country where wildlife lovers can spot unique species such as dugong, the hawksbill turtle, and the green turtle. Buckle up and emerge yourself into the perfect warm waters of the island, you’ll get lost in a totally new world.
Snorkeling in Phu Quoc Island
Plenty of World-Class Resorts
For a truly impressive vacation, Phu Quoc Island boasts an exquisite collection of five-star luxury resorts featuring world-class facilities and unrivaled services. Although the price to stay for a night in Phu Quoc is not cheap but the outstanding views and excellent services make every penny count.
Tropicana Novotel, Phu Quoc resort
Ideal for a Fun Family Holiday
If you’re looking for a place for every family member to enjoy, then Phu Quoc is the place to go. In addition to a number of beautiful beaches and enticing water sports, Phu Quoc Island is home to the incredible Vinpearl Land – a massive amusement park with tons of fun activities to do. Your children will love it as the park never fails to keep them entertained and excited. The way to get the amusement park is an adventure itself as you will experience the world’s longest oversea cable car.
Aerial view of Thom island Cable Car
A beach holiday cannot be complete without enjoying seafood. Eating seafood as much as you can as the islands have a lot to offer. You can see all kinds of fresh and cheap seafood in Phu Quoc from king crab, herring salad, abalone to squids, shrimps and much more. Head to one of the local markets to take in the vibrant scene of local life or treat yourself to various dining opportunities at one of the best places to dine- Phu Quoc Night Market. Just eat like a local and make the most of your holiday here.
A delicious spider crab (sea crab) in Bai Khem beach, Phu Quoc island
Street food at night in Phu Quoc Island
Exotic National Park
Half of the island is a national park? Yes, exactly. Located in the north of the island, Phu Quoc National Park consists of both sea and land areas making a typical tropical rain forest featuring lush jungle, wetlands, waterfalls and mountain peaks.
Adventure enthusiasts can find an adventurous trail through the verdant forest. Get your motorbike and try your driving skill on dirt roads, passing makeshift bridges and getting into the heart of the park, you’ll find your own slice of paradise.
Tranh Waterfall - A Beautiful Sites at the heart of Phu Quoc National Park
Unique Local Culture
Phu Quoc Island is also home to some of the villages specializing in making some of the world’s famous fish sauce. Dotted around the island, you can easily pay a visit to one of the fish sauce making villages and see the secret of making this traditional product and the reason why it’s become famous around the world.
The Island is also famous for the best organic pepper farms providing thousand tons of it annually using traditional farming methods and sustainable techniques. Pay the visit and find you’re the local charm yourself.
Factory fish sauce production facilities on Phu Quoc island
Impressive Historical sites
Steeped in history, Phu Quoc also offers a special chance to explore the unusual history of the region. Phu Quoc Prison will give you a glimpse of the most mysterious yet moving periods of Vietnam War. This memorial and museum with mannequins and paintings depicting the life of prisoners during wartime. Step back in time and spend your time exploring the local history.
Phu Quoc Prison - A Scaring Structure in wartime
Easy to Access
Free-visa for 30 days is applied for any tourist traveling to Phu Quoc. It’s really good news as tourists now have no worries of visa application anymore. Plus, access from London is even easier as there are direct flights from Gatwick to Phu Quoc International Airport. Phu Quoc also offers a convenient base to explore other tourist hubs of the country including Ho Chi Minh City- around one-hour flight from the island and Hanoi- just over 2 hours by air.
Aerial View of Phu Quoc Island from Airplane
Delightful Island-Hopping Adventure
If island-hopping is something that takes your fancy, Phu Quoc Island is a perfect place to enjoy new delights day by day. With a total of 28 gorgeous, uninhabited islands, you are bound to find your own private beach. Board a boat tour and make your own expedition
Khem beach, Phu Quoc island
With a bunch of reasons to fall in love with, now, you have no reason to refuse a fun-filled holiday in this exotic land. Whether you’re traveling alone, with your family or a group, you can enjoy your holiday to the fullest every single day. What are you waiting for?
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