Phu Quoc Island

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Phu Quoc Island which includes a beach, general coastal views and a sunset

Pristine beaches, Buddhist shrines and traditional fishing villages await on this Vietnamese island getaway.

Enjoy old-style charm, empty beaches and picturesque boat trips on the Vietnamese island of Phu Quoc. Living up to its nickname “Pearl Island”, this gorgeous isle is characterised by shimmering coastal waters and wild, rugged forests.

Begin your visit at the island’s main town, Duong Dong. This lively city is powered by a traditional fishing industry so there are plenty of fresh seafood markets to explore. During the day, make the most of the local beaches and when the sun goes down, browse the bustling night market. Stop for a drink at one of the beachside bars and enjoy views of the extraordinary Cau Temple.

Hire a recliner and enjoy the sun at nearby Long or Ong Lang beaches. If you’d prefer to get away from the crowds, hire a motorcycle and drive north through the picturesque Phu Quoc National Park. Dirt roads lead you past the park’s stunning panoramas, through quaint villages and to some of the most beautiful, unspoiled beaches on the island. Enjoy an undisturbed swim at Rach Vem village or continue along the cape to Ganh Dau.

For further exploration, head to the island’s west coast and take a dip in the waterfalls near Ham Ninh. Spotless beaches like Bai Sao and Bai Khem stretch south along the coast forming golden crescents against the green island backdrop.

At the southernmost point of Phu Quoc, An Thoi provides opportunities for diving, snorkelling and exploring the surrounding islands. Take a daytrip out to sea and spot some of the fish, octopuses and sharks in the clear water.

Due to its undeveloped roads, Phu Quoc is best explored by motorbike, which can be rented in the island’s cities. Access Phu Quoc by ferry from Rach Gia or take a flight into Duong Dong from Saigon.

Where to stay in Phu Quoc Island

Muong Thanh Luxury Phu Quoc
Muong Thanh Luxury Phu Quoc
4 out of 5
Unit CH1, Bai Truong Complex, Duong Bao Hamlet, Duong To Commune, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang
The price is NT$1,312 per night from Nov 30 to Nov 30
This family-friendly Phu Quoc hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Walking Street Phu Quoc, Suoi Tranh Waterfall, and Phu Quoc Beach. Long Beach Center and Coi Nguon ...
3.7/5 Good! (56 reviews)
"Worst hotel experience! Terrible uneducated staff who were super money driven and wanted to charge for everything. The bed sheets had stains in them, the hotel management was terrible and the checkin took 45 minutes even though we were the only ones in the lobby yet they messed it up."

Reviewed on 2020/3/12

Muong Thanh Luxury Phu Quoc
Dusit Princess Moonrise Beach Resort
Dusit Princess Moonrise Beach Resort
4.5 out of 5
Tran Hung Dao Street, Group 2, Cua Lap Village, Duong To Commune, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$1,739 per night from Dec 15 to Dec 15
Nestled on the beach, this Cua Lap hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Phu Quoc Beach, Long Beach Center, and Coi Nguon Museum. Dinh Cau Beach and Phu Quoc Night ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (326 reviews)
True Paradise
"Great location, property and staff. Food offerings so-so, but they tried hard in these difficult times"

Reviewed on 2021/5/6

Dusit Princess Moonrise Beach Resort
JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa
JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Eco-Tourism At Bai Khem, An Thoi Town, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang
The price is NT$6,852 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 13
This Khem Beach resort is on the beach, 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from An Thoi Cable Car Station, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Sao Beach and Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (114 reviews)
so beautiful
"so beautiful"

Reviewed on 2020/6/13

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Kosmos Apart Hotel
Kosmos Apart Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Building SS02, Sonasea Villas & Resort, Duong Bao Hamlet, Duong To, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang
The price is NT$1,302 per night from Nov 30 to Nov 30
Offering direct access to the beach, this Phu Quoc villa is in a shopping district, 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Suoi Tranh Waterfall, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Phu ...
3.4/5 (13 reviews)
"We had 2 rooms for 4 nights. These are close to the end of the building where the electric generator is stored. The night we were there, the electric generator kicked in every 15 to 30 minutes due the very frequent electricity cutoffs. We could not handle the noise for the whole night and just gave ..."

Reviewed on 2019/7/23

Kosmos Apart Hotel
Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc
Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc
5 out of 5
Duong Bao Hamlet, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang
The price is NT$2,094 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 7
Nestled on the beach, this Phu Quoc aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Walking Street Phu Quoc, Phu Quoc Beach, and Suoi Tranh Waterfall. Long Beach Center ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (101 reviews)
"Nice place but I recommend to wear a shirt when you swim in the beach sometime there are a lot of micro jellyfish"

Reviewed on 2020/2/20

Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc
Amon Luxury Villas Phu Quoc
Amon Luxury Villas Phu Quoc
3.5 out of 5
Sonasea Villa & Resort, Duong Bao, Duong To, Phu Quoc
The price is NT$6,898 per night from Dec 25 to Dec 25
Situated near the beach, this villa is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Walking Street Phu Quoc and within 3 mi (5 km) of Suoi Tranh Waterfall and Phu Quoc Beach. Long Beach ...
Amon Luxury Villas Phu Quoc
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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