With the idyllic beaches of Phu Quoc Island, its evergreen forests and romantic sunsets is a big draw for all kinds of tourists and holidaymakers to visit Phu Quoc Island.
Situated a little off the Cambodian coast, this is the northern part of the island that’s becoming known for its unspoiled beauty.
- The Fun Things To Do
- Amazing Beaches
- Amazing Marine Life
- 50% Island Consists of a Protected Natural Park
- Unspoiled Nature As far As The Eye Can See
- Dinh Cau Night Market
- Rent a Moped
- Explore The Fishermen’s Lives at Ham Ninh Village
- Meet the Phu Quoc Ridgebacks
- Take a Day Trip to An Thoi Islands
- Go To Suoi Tranh Waterfall
- Where to Stay in Phu Quoc Vietnam
- Wrapping Up
It also has a UNESCO approved national park and lots of cafes, resorts, restaurants and bars on its southern coastline. There’s a lot to see and do here, apart from which you can also take some day trips out.
The Fun Things To Do
Phu Quoc caters to all budgets and you’ll be amazed by its range of cuisines and Vietnamese street food including seafood that’s served up at the bistros here.
If you decide to spend some time in Phu Quoc, don’t forget to try the following.
Phu Quoc has several stunning beaches you’ll love to be at. The white sands and coconut trees make the whole scene very, very picture postcard beautiful.
Some of the beaches here have warm but calm clear water while there are others that have soft, gentle waves.
Do spend time at Long Beach and Ong Lang Beach, though the most famous here is Bai Sao.
Amazing Marine Life
It’s a jaw-dropping experience to see all the marine life here. There are 108 recorded species of corals, 132 mollusk types and 135 species of coral reef fish.
Other migrating fish and marine life exist in large numbers in the around Phu Quoc. You can also spot hawksbill turtle, green turtle and dugong.
50% Island Consists of a Protected Natural Park
Within the Kien Giang Biosphere Reserve, you’ll find a national park. It conserves tropical rain forests and has coral reefs, waterfalls, wetlands, and other features of the natural landscape.
These features go to make UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere program. It also has 99 mountain peaks that are sprawled across 48 km, of which the Chua Mountain stands tallest at 603 meters.
Unspoiled Nature As far As The Eye Can See
Well, that’s what it really is, on the bright side. But if you consider all 28 islands here, most of them are uninhabited, while at some others, you do see some private resorts coming up.
This island spans about 574 sq km and is home to all the tourism here.
Among the things to do in Phu Quoc Vietnam is a visit to the beautiful but uninhabited island of Hon Xuong. It is accessible by boat and is a good day trip location. It is beautiful and you can camp here at night.
At Hon Thom, the second largest island here, you can experience a ride in the longest oversea cable car in the world. Travel eight km in it in barely 8.5 seconds.
It can carry a maximum of 3,500 passengers per hour in its 70 cabins. There are several water sports you can enjoy here, such as diving, yachting, snorkeling, etc.
Dinh Cau Night Market
Here is where you get fresh seafood to die for and the local food too. The night markets come alive with the aroma of food filling the air and delicious food all around you.
Don’t leave the island without checking out the rolled ice cream. You can get it in many flavours, but remember that the night markets close at 10 pm, so don’t be late.
Rent a Moped
To see the entire island from close quarters, hire a mopred and ride around.
You can also visit the many villages including Gahn Dau and the Pepper Plantations, the Fish Sauce Factory and the Phu Quoc National Park.
However, if you’re a big group, you might like to hire a cab for the day and take a few day tours.
Explore The Fishermen’s Lives at Ham Ninh Village
The fishermen’s village is a picture postcard beauty where you can get a good idea of the lives of the fishermen on this island.
At Ham Ninh Village, you can get a good bargain for fresh seafood and even try a few unusual dishes too.
It’s known to be one of the oldest villages here, where the main sources of income remains pearl diving and fishing.
You can also enjoy viewing amazing sunset views and watching the boats come in and go out to sea and breathing the sea air.
Meet the Phu Quoc Ridgebacks
You may be surprised to see the vast number of dogs on this island. They are spotted with a Mohawk down their backs.
They belong to the Phu Quoc Ridgeback breed that belongs to Phu Quoc Island. Originally wild dogs, they were tamed by the locals for hunting.
Take a Day Trip to An Thoi Islands
While in Phu Quoc, you’re never going to have enough of stunning landscapes. Phu Quoc Island is just the beginning and if you’ve already had enough of it, move over to the stunning An Thoi Islands.
Barely off the southern tip of the Phu Quoc Island, there are 15 islets that go to make up the An Thoi Islands. Here, you can spend as much time as you want fishing, swimming or snorkeling.
There are several boat trips you can take from here or charter your exclusive private boat.
Go To Suoi Tranh Waterfall
For a short time at least, put the sun and sand behind you and head over to the Suoi Tranh Waterfall. Though not a very high waterfall at four meters, it’s location is more than enviable.
It is surrounded by a verdant rainforest, rock pools and caves. You can reach it within 15 minutes of the main entrance.
It’s a great spot for hikers. They can walk past the waterfall and go on for the next 15 km till they reach Hang Doi (Grotto of Bats), a natural cave formation with stalactites, 200 meters high.
If you’re a Nature-lover, you’ll enjoy camping, picnicking and bird-watching, or just ambling through the jungles.
It’s also home to a large variety of flora and fauna, so it makes for a good day excursion.
Where to Stay in Phu Quoc Vietnam
Phu Quoc has a good supply of guest houses, hostels and hotels. Here are a few places to check out if you are planning to visit Phu Quoc Vietnam.
Remember to check the reviews and book a place that suits you interests while traveling.
Phuong Binh House
Rating 9.1, Prices start from $28 for Double room
Phuong Binh House is a family-run homestay set on Long Beach. Each room comes air-conditioned and has a personal safe, cable flat-screen TV and an electric kettle. Selected rooms feature views of the sea and/or hill. Offers Free Wi-Fi.
Rating 9.2, Prices start from $71 for Double room
Isabella Resort features views of the garden and pool. All guest rooms comes with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with international cable channels, a fridge and a shower.
The rooms include a private bathroom, while selected rooms are equipped with a terrace. The units at the resort come with a seating area.
Finally, when you visit Phu Quoc in Vietnam, you will never worry about things to do in Phu Quoc. Just, sit back and enjoy the golden beaches and the natural beauty. You will love Phu Quoc.
And that’s it for now! I’d love to know if this guide on the things to do in Phu Quoc Vietnam has helped you. Let me know if you have any questions and let me know if you go.