How To Get To Phu Quoc Island In The Most Convenient Ways

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Phu Quoc isl&, situated roughly 40 kilometers away from the south coast of Vietnam, is an emerald isl& where modernity meets tranquility. An underpopulated isl& archipelago quietly tucked in the Gulf of Vương Quốc Của Những Nụ cười, Phu Quoc truly is a hidden paradise in the making. Its untouched nature and pristine coastline make it a premier vacation destination for wanderlusts to discover.

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Whether you have heard about this hidden gem of Vietphái mạnh or not, follow this detailed guide to lớn exploring this beautiful isl&. From the top things to lớn vì in Phu Quoc, where to lớn stay in Phu Quoc Isl& khổng lồ all the recommended beaches & cuisine, this in-depth Phu Quoc travel guide will get you covered.

An overview information about Phu Quoc Island island

Islvà name and history

Phu Quoc Islvà (pronounced “Phú Quốc or ) lies in the south-west of Vietnam giới, cthua trận to lớn Cambodia’s coastline. It is the biggest islvà in Vietphái mạnh to-date, with a total of 574 square kilometers & a permanent population of approximately 103.000 residents. Once a simple native sầu fishing village, since the 18th century, Phu Quoc had started changing when Western geopolitics began their impact.

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Stunning sunset view on Phu Quoc Islvà. Flickr: Ronan Crowley

During the Vietphái nam war (1953 - 1975), the island housed Phu Quoc prison - the largest prisoner’s camp of South Vietphái nam, detaining thousands of prisoners of war. The prison remains until today, where you can have a visit và learn more about Vietnam’s wartime history. After years under protectorate from the French, Chinese, South Vietphái mạnh và Cambodia, during the 1970s - early 1980s, Phu Quoc Island was officially recognized as an integral part of Vietnam’s territory.

Is it more expensive sầu than other destinations in Vietnam?

Prices and fees in Phu Quoc are, unfortunately, a bit pricier than other areas in Vietnam giới. Being a fairly popular beach resort destination for both locals & foreign tourists alượt thích, prices tkết thúc khổng lồ go up and even skyrocketed during high season.

However, even if you are a budget traveler, Phu Quoc can still be a great option. Despite its higher price than most in Vietphái nam, Phu Quoc still represents great value for travelers. Hotels & resorts from different budget ranges here are much cheaper than what you would actually pay back trang chủ. Furthermore, plenty of hostels and budget accommodation are available, even in popular resort areas such as Long Beach.

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How khổng lồ get lớn Phu Quoc island

By flight

The most effective and quickest way lớn travel khổng lồ Phu Quoc is to lớn fly. From inlvà Vietnam giới to Phu Quoc Islvà, there are several airlines (including budget ones) operate flights every day with affordable prices và varied schedules. One tip is to lớn book ahead of time with budget airlines. This might actually be a better option than to lớn travel with far less comfortable and more time-consuming methods of transportation.

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From Hanoi or Danang, you can fly directly khổng lồ Phu Quoc Airport. This takes roughly 1.5-2 hours & costs around 65 US$ for a one-way course. Budget airlines lượt thích Vietjet, Jetstar, or Bamboo Airways all fly this route. If you’re opting for a higher chất lượng option, Vietnam Airlines is your number one choice.

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Phu Quoc Islvà view from airplane. Instagram:
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The flight from Ho Chi Minh đô thị lớn Phu Quoc is essentially the same. You can fly directly with Jetstar or Vietjet for around 25 US$, although this price doesn’t include checked baggage. Obviously, the sooner you book your flight, the better chance of getting a bargaining price you will have sầu.

Other forms of transportation

Alternatively, you can travel khổng lồ Phu Quoc by taking an 8-hour bus ride to lớn Ha Tien and a 1.5-hour fast ferry from this province. However, unless you want to lớn explore other areas on your journey from Ho Chi Minch city, plus having a good toàn thân condition khổng lồ travel for such a long time, it is not recommendable to go by bus và ferry to lớn Phu Quoc. If you book well in advance, it is more convenient và economical to lớn fly.

If you’re staying in the Mekong Delta regions, you can fly directly from Can Tho khổng lồ Phu Quoc as well. One trip takes you around 1 hour and 120US$. Although if you’re planning on a budget trip and feeling adventurous, traveling from Can Tho via bus and ferry is the way-to-go.

Rows of boats và ferry khổng lồ Phu Quoc. Instagram:
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From Xứ sở nụ cười Thái Lan, you can opt for a direct flight from Bangkok to Phu Quoc in under 2 hours, with prices starting from 120US$. Furthermore, although Phu Quoc is located incredibly cthất bại lớn Cambodia, there is neither direct flights nor ferry to the island! Instead, you have lớn travel to lớn Vietphái mạnh with whichever transportation you prefer, và then journey khổng lồ Phu Quoc from wherever you are, following the instructions above.

Visa information

Citizens from many countries can enter Vietphái nam without applying for a visa beforehvà & can stay up to 15-30 days depending on their passports. We have good news for you! Phu Quoc, in fact, has more relaxed visa rules than Vietphái mạnh. You might be able to lớn stay up lớn 30 days in Phu Quoc without a visa! Visa exemptions are subject lớn change, so it’s better lớn kiểm tra the official Ministry of Foreign Affairs trang web for updated information.

Best time to lớn visit Phu Quoc island

Best time to lớn travel

Weather in Phu Quoc remains warm throughout the year, however, there are two main seasons in Phu Quoc - wet season & dry season.

Dry season lasts from November until May. This is the nicest time lớn visit Phu Quoc Islvà and enjoy sunny beaches all day. April và May tend to be the hotthử nghiệm months & sometimes temperatures can even go up to 40°C (104°F). Therefore, if you want khổng lồ venture on Phu Quoc Island during the dry season, but avoid the hotthử nghiệm weather, the best time khổng lồ travel is from November until March. Do note that this is also the peak season & many tourists will overcrowd the island. If you want lớn avoid the crowd & don’t mind a little bit of heat, traveling in April might be your best option.

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How long should you stay

Being a beach break destination, there are not so many attractions khổng lồ visit in Phu Quoc Island. In fact, you can easily tiông xã off all tourist destinations in a day or two. However, when it comes to lớn less adventure & more relaxation, it’s tricky to lớn tell exactly how long you should stay here!

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If you’re short on time và budget, you should still spkết thúc at least 2-3 days in Phu Quoc if you truly want to lớn enjoy everything on the islvà. A one-day trip lớn the Southern part and another short trip to the North is enough khổng lồ get the whole island covered.

Alternately, if you’re happy to lie down và bởi nothing much, a week or more is igiảm giá. Take a day tour covering the major attractions, go for a snorkeling cruise amongst the rich marine life và catch fresh fish, visit the local night market and taste exotic food, or simply just lie down & laze around Long Beach all day.

How to travel around Phu Quoc island

Unfortunately, public transportation in Phu Quoc is practically nonexistent. Most locals travel around by either cars or motorbikes.

The best way lớn get around the island is to lớn rent a bicycle or motorbike. Do note that even though the island is small, the distance between each destination is relatively far. This plus the intense heat during dry season might not be pleasant lớn travel by bicycle. On the other hvà, if you’re choosing motorxe đạp as your main transportation, be well aware to lớn carry your motorxe đạp license with you. If not, your travel insurance is unlikely to cover for you once you get inkhổng lồ an accident.

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If you’re up for a bit of leg work, you can take a walk around the main popular town of Duong Dong. From the night market lớn the Dinh Cau sea temple is easily within walking distance. You can also take a stroll along the Long Beach, soak in the tropical atmosphere and take a seat in a nice bar or restaurant.

Bike riding is common for backpackers in Phu Quoc. Instagram:
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On the other h&, if you want khổng lồ go further và discover more attractions, then a taxi is your best choice. Taxi prices in Phu Quoc are relatively more expensive sầu than in other parts of Vietnam, but still cheaper in comparison lớn other Western countries. There is a taxi booking ứng dụng designed for the islvà, called PQRide. Additionally, Mai Linh is also a reliable xe taxi operator.

If you’re a solo traveller who is on a budget, with a slightly adventurous mind, opt for motorcycle taxis. You just need khổng lồ hop on the bachồng and your motorbike driver will take you lớn your desired destination. It’s much cheaper than a regular xe taxi, only around 1-3 US$ depending on the distance. However, it is potentially not as safe and comfortable, so do travel at your own risk.

Where khổng lồ stay in Phu Quoc Island

Being a popular beach vacation destination, it is not difficult lớn find accommodation in Phu Quoc. From affordable hostels to lớn luxurious beach resorts, Phu Quoc has a variety of accommodations suitable for your taste và budget plan. Below are some suggested hotels, resort và hostels for you lớn take a look.

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Hotels & resorts

1. JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort và Spa

18 kilometers away from Phu Quoc airport, quietly situated on Bai Khem beach is JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort và Spa. This high-class, gorgeous 5-star resort is well loved by both international và domestic affluent travelers alike.

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Fall in ♥ with the resort’s awe-inspiring architecture. Instagram:
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The resort’s extravagant rooms, designed by the world-famous architect Bill Bensley, are diverse yet chất lượng. Each one has a luxurious Western kiến thiết with distinctive sầu theme colors, with the overall exterior constructed to look as if you’re stepping into lớn a foreign paradise.

2. MGallery La Verandomain authority Resort Phu Quoc

This is an excellent 5-star boutique resort, lies only 200 meters away from Long Beach. The resort, inspired by the 1920s French Colonial mansion, offers delightful views of an untouched beach & sparkling azure water of the Gulf of Thailand.

Enjoy the blissful sunset in the comfort of La Veranda’s bar. Instagram:
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The resort’s strategic location - right in the midst of Duong Dong area - is ideal for those interest in food, beach walks & sunsets.

3. Premier Village Phu Quoc Resort

If you’re looking for a private hideaway retreat, don’t miss out on this charming grande resort in Ong Doi Cape - An Thoi Town. Premier Village Phu Quoc Resort is quietly tucked between luscious tropical surroundings & blinding white svà beaches on both sides, giving you stunning oceanic views from dusk till dawn.

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Get soaked in the sunlight! Instagram:
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The resort is equipped with 227 villas stretching across the peninsula, each has a private pool & exquisite interior. The resort gives you the perfect and memorable experience with your loved ones in Phu Quoc.

4. Sol Beach House Phu Quoc

This 4-star stylish khách sạn is located on Truong Beach, only 12 minutes away from Duong Dong town. Nestled in an alluring tropical garden & the most mesmerizing beach on the isl&, Sol Beach House will give sầu you everything you need for that perfect holiday.

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Besides cheerful modern theme colors and state-of-the-art interior thiết kế, the hotel also offers an amazingly large infinity swimming pool, with Bali beds and comfortable hammocks overlooking the sea so you can chill out all day.

Hostels

1. 9Station HostelInstagram:
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This newly established hostel right in the middle of Long Beach, Duong Dong town has been travelers’ stable favorite in Phu Quoc Islvà. It is 900 meters away from Su Muon Pagodomain authority, 1.3 kilometers from Phu Quoc Night Market, with sparkly clean bunk beds & private rooms. There’s even an additional pool next khổng lồ the property!

2. Phu House
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The inside of Phu House hostel. Instagram:
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With a phối of traditional, oriental structure with a modern twist, natural lights shining through the skyline right in the middle, Phu House is sure lớn capture your backpacker’s heart. The hostel has a collection of modern facilities, with a rooftop cà phê giving you a splendid panoramic view of Phu Quoc Islvà.

3. The Vibe HouseInstagram:
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If you’re looking for a nice, quiet & cheap place lớn stay, The Vibe House will not disappoint you. Located in downtown Duong Dong, it is only a few minutes walk away from Long Beach & 20 minutes from Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc. This cozy hostel houses several types of room, from mixed bunk beds to private rooms, each has a nice view to the garden.

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Best things khổng lồ bởi vì in Phu Quoc island

Sip a glass of cocktail next lớn the beach on Fingernail Island

With its crystal clear water & Trắng sand, Fingernail Island beach is the perfect place to sit baông xã, relax, enjoy your favorite cocktail và bath yourself in the blinding sunlight.

Ride the longest cable oto line in the world

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The cable oto ride from Phu Quoc khổng lồ Pinetáo bị cắn dở Island is 8 kilometers long và offers an utterly stunning panoramic view of the islands. It costs around 500.000VND (~$25 USD) and takes around 15 minutes for each lapse.

Visit a fish sauce factory

For Vietnamese people, fish sauce is considered khổng lồ be the “nectar of the gods”, for it makes every dish tastes like heaven. Ever wonder how it is made? In Phu Quoc, there are many fish sauce factories, with raw fish sauce barrels stacked one after another lượt thích wine in a winery. Visiting a fish sauce distillery is an exciting experience you wouldn’t want to miss.

Explore the organic bee farm và pepper farm

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Grab some fresh beverages in the Bee Farm! Instagram:
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Phu Quoc is also famous for producing organic honey và pepper. The bee farm and pepper garden are great destinations lớn take some Instagram-worthy photos!

Visit the Pearl farm

The Phu Quoc Pearl farm is a great place lớn indulge in some shopping. It offers a great variety of pearl accessories for you khổng lồ choose from. Additionally, you will also gain some insights on pearl production here with a short guided tour.

Snorkel or dive amongst colorful fishes

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Take a snorkeling tour either on the North or South of Phu Quoc Isl&. Immerse yourself in fresh aquamarine water, vibrant coral reefs and colorful fishes!

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Taste all the food in Phu Quoc night market

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Feeling hungry? Then have a feast at Phu Quoc night market! Once the sun comes down, the market creates a lovely buzzy vibe, with restaurants and vendors selling all kinds of ready-to-eat Vietnamese street food. Furthermore, there are also plenty of fresh seafood store where you can haggle for the price and have sầu it cooked straight away.

Discover Dinh Cau rochồng temple

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Dinc Cau Rocks. Instagram:
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Right in the main town of Duong Dong lies a temple, a shrine and a lighthouse - all in one called Dinch Cau temple. This is where locals come to lớn burn incense sticks and pray for the sea goddess before setting off on their fishing trips. You can come here lớn watch sunset và head off for dinner at the Phu Quoc night market, which is only a short walk away.

Visit Phu Quoc prison

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Originally built by the French colonists, Phu Quoc prison (also known as Coconut Tree prison) during the Vietphái nam War in the 1960s-70s used lớn be a place lớn capture, torture and murder communist prisoners of war. The prison, with various prisoner figures and demonstration of the hideous torture tools, gives a very clear image of just how horrible things were during the war. This is a more difficult experience but considering the amount of information on Vietnamese wartime history you get, definitely worthwhile.

Go fishing in the sunset

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With its vast environment filled with diverse sea creatures, Phu Quoc is also a great place for some fishing. Go for a night squid fishing trip, enjoy your BBQ while admiring the sunset from afar is another fun activity you don’t want lớn miss.

Phu Quoc at sunmix và night squid fishing

What to eat in Phu Quoc

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Red Herring Salad

This is a local stable favorite dish. The raw red herring sashimi is served with shredded coconut, mint and onion. Quite a wild mixture, isn’t it? You can taste this dish at local Vietnamese restaurants in Phu Quoc, namely Song Xanh restaurant 30/4 Street, Trung Duong Marimãng cầu restaurant at 136 30 tháng tư Street, Vuon Tao restaurant (Apple Garden restaurant) at Cua Lap Hamlet, or Le Giang restaurant at 289 Tran Hung Dao street.

Fish and Pork Noodle soup

A type of fish cake soup that is also extremely popular among locals here. Try this at Phung’s or Hanh’s Noodle store on Bach Dang Street, Duong Dong Town.

Sweet & Sour Fish Soup

A delicious, sweet yet tangy soup incorporating tomatoes, okra, pineapples and cobia fish. Most seafood restaurant will serve this soup.

Crab Soup

A super tasty và unique tomato-based soup made from salt-water crabs found around the shore of Phu Quoc. Try this at Bún Riêu Đức Tấn Phu Quoc in Duong Dong area.

Sea food

Because why not?

Sticky Coconut candy

Freshly shredded coconut flakes wrapped in peanuts & condensed milk. Yummy!

Craft Beer

Have some cheers with your friends while drinking this freshly brewed beer.

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Best beaches in Phu Quoc island

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Phu Quoc has a handful of beautiful beaches where you can enjoy a variety of fun activities! Here are some of the most popular ones:

Long BeachBai Sao BeachAn Thoi BeachOng Lang BeachCua Can Beach

We hope this mini detailed Phu Quoc island travel guide gives you some new ideas for your next holiday! Phu Quoc is such a wonderful vacation getaway, the kind of place where you can be stuông xã for weeks just chilling out on a hammochồng. There are, admittedly, not much khổng lồ actually “do”. Rather, the islvà gives off a captivating laid-baông xã & tropical vibe, making it difficult for us khổng lồ bid farewell.

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