If you’re visiting Phu Quoc Island for the first time, you may not know that there’s more to this island than vast beaches and romantic sunsets. The island is of the best destinations in Vietnam for escaping the bustling city life as it’s home to a UNESCO-listed national park, luxurious resorts, traditional villages, and quaint cafes along the southern coastline.
Phu Quoc Island boasts idyllic beaches, romantic sunsets, evergreen forests, and a serene atmosphere, making it an ideal holiday destination for travelers looking to escape bustling city life.
Aside from beachside activities, visitors can also explore traditional villages, expansive nature parks and Buddhist pagodas, all of which are easily accessible via motorcycle, taxi, bus or even day trips by reputable companies. Catering to just about any budget level and preference, Phu Quoc’s dining scene ranges from local markets selling fresh seafood and Vietnamese street food to expat-owned bistros offering authentic western and European fare.
Soak up the sun and some Vietnamese culture on Phu Quoc Island, where white sands and tropical waters entice beachgoers from all over the globe. Snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing are the most popular water sports here, though jet-skiing, wind sailing and squid fishing—yes, squid fishing—are also at your vacationing fingertips. Check out the early-morning Duong Dong Market for an authentic local experience.
Shopping in Phu Quoc Island can be found at the island’s street markets, where visitors can find a wide range of handicrafts, regional specialties, and fresh produce. Open daily, local markets are also great for sampling authentic Vietnamese dishes and fresh seafood at affordable prices. As the island is best known for its agricultural industries, we highly recommend stocking up on the bounty of locally resourced products, such as prepacked mushrooms, fish sauce, pepper and cashew nuts as well as authentic pearls and fine jewelry.