In one day, visitors can experience the culture of Vietnam at the local market in the morning, relax on a remote and stunning beach in the afternoon, enjoy a delicious dinner and drinks at one of the restaurants and enjoy accommodation at the variety of hotels and resorts on this superb island getaway.
Open year round with a peak season from November to March, Phu Quoc is becoming well known for stunning beaches, untouched natural environment, the easy going and relaxed atmosphere, friendly locals, and fantastic scuba diving and snorkeling.
A visit to the night fish Market is a must but you can also enjoy fresh fish at all restaurants .Tours can be arranged and i would recommend a boat trip out to go snorkelling / diving extremely cheap well organised and staff at rainbow divers are professional and safety concious .
There are numerous good eating places that cater for different preferences . Good sunsets can be enjoyed
Unfortunately, being Australian we are spoilt. The beaches here are overrated and dirty. If you want to look at the beautiful sunsets, lie in a hammock, ride around the island exploring - you will have a great time but the water has rubbish.
I have been to Phu Quoc twice in a month and will go back again but it is 'Vietnamese' standard of paradise. I still enjoy myself but have to overlook the garbage etc.
It's ok if you take a resort with high paying. Going solo you would pay much for such a city with very high price for eating, seafood is not cheaper than eating it in Ho Chi Minh city.
Price of everything is higher than in Kien Giang and Ho Chi Minh city.
Nice island with quite some places and things to discover: - It is an nice island, so all regular sea/beach/sand related: sea boating/cruising/swimming, diving, snorkelling.
.. - Fishing (several kinds) - Checking few specific specialties of Phu Quoc island: Peper farming, fish saucse production, fishing, local wine.
Beautiful islands with so many beautiful beaches with clean & clear seawater and white smooth sand but the waves are not strong, not suitable for people who love surfing.
The inhabitants here are so friendly.
I have been living in Ha Noi for two years and decided to have a beach break for 5 days. However my negative experiences in Phu Quoc ended up out weighing the positive.
If the beaches aren't in front of a hotel or resort they are very dirty and covered in rubbish. This made me feel quite awful. The beaches around Duong Dong are filthy and also covered in rubbish. I also visited a place on the tourist map called Suoi Da Ban. I rode 5 klms down a dirt road and arrived at the river. It could be a very lovely place to wade in the cool water, but its also filthy. There is rubbish everywhere, it's really quite disgusting. All in all, although I liked Phu Quoc because of the beach at the resort I wouldn't recommend going there. The people are generally not very welcoming or friendly and the place is just being trashed. I would sooner spend my tourist dollars at a place more welcoming and where the locals actually appreciate and look after the local environment.
This is our first time travel here. It turned out perfect. We would like to recommend to everyone not to miss out for your short holiday and we will be back again.
There are rubbish every where. Plastic and glass allover, even at beaches. At sao beach i see, that hotel worker throw bag of garbage srait to beasc.
And wase water goes straigt to beach from hotels, and you can swim with poop. If they did not wake upp with dirty promlem soon, the island sinks to garbage. So sad.
It's a nice island, but quit expensive. The food and products are expensive if compare to Saigon. But generally it's a god spot for city escape.
If you find the right place for it. God bless such places still exist. Hidden and untouched by massive tourists.
less developed and rural at its basic. Love how rural it is at the local market... But, in time, it will be developed like Danang and Phuket.
There are many things to do here. However, I went with my family and children thus stayed only inside Vinpearl which was enough for them.
There's not much to do at night except eat at the night market. During the day there's plenty of places to visit but nothing too fancy.
For those looking to relax, this is a great place.
Phu Quoc is famous for the friendly, fish sauce, dogs but the most is beaches. You can find a lot of nice and peace beaches everywhere.
For transportation, the air tickets are adaptable from Ho Chi Minh City or Ha Noi, Vietnam. On the island, better to stay at Duong Dong town, center of the island. From there you can rent car, motobike or take taxi to famous spots.
I was passing through , so could have stayed at any of the beaches out of town . I hired a scooter for 2 days , 2000000 /day .
Better value than anything else I saw . Families would need a tour or taxi . Driving around Duong Dong city was a breeze . Roads good . Once out of town , it was great . Great roads , hardly any traffic . Some beaches fairly busy in the south , almost deserted in the north . The water park seemed popular with locals and tourists alike . Seemed a bit pricey for me .
Relaxing place. Should come up with more activities on the island. generally still not so commercialize yet hence it is good.
Phu Quoc Island is totally different from HCM city. The security standard is better. The food are cheaper and more delicious
If you're into sitting by the pool or on the beach just relaxing and doing nothing, then Phu Quoc is a good place to go.
Even then, I wouldn't recommend staying more than 2-3 nights. If you're looking for some decent activities, shopping, food or anything remotely interesting, I'd suggest going somewhere else.
The people were really friendly. They love to help you find the way, give you advices about the places you want to come.
Bai Dai, Bai Sao, Bai Kem were beautiful, but full of trash, so not a ideal place to swim. Just for sight seeing is wonderful. (Hope the people can change their habit toward environment) Better come in sunny weather (from October ~ April, but it can be a little change up to the year's climate)
Very quite and calm island, the citizens are extremely friendly, good place to visit in order to experience local vibes
We chose PhuQuoc, as we were looking for somewhere warm to swim. The island is very quiet and still not developed.
We liked it as people are still not too commercial. We commend you rend the motorbike and explore the island. The road is not too busy and safe. You can always stop by and enjoy your own beach anywhere. We liked the Sao beach a lot. Even though it is a bit far from long beach, but it is worthy in checking, especially if you have a young kid, it is a great place to visit. Don't miss the night market, try the red snipper! It is delicious, and cheap. Enjoy your staying in PhuQuoc!!
Squid fishing and island touring on a motorcycle were the highlights. Seafood at the night market is overrated.
Preferred regular Vietnamese cuisine where the locals dined at.
It is a great way to rent a motorbike and explore Phu Quoc on your own (provided that you are not over 60 lol).
We both rented 2 motorbikes and went to Tranh Stream first. What a nice place! Then we rode to Sao Beach after lunch at the stream (lunch was not so good). Sao Beach is an outstanding beach. We really enjoyed our time in Phu Quoc, especially with the CAMI restaurant where we spent most of our meals during 4 days in this beautiful island.
Gorgeous island with beautiful white sand and clear blue waters. The nicest part of Viet Nam in my opinion.
Great place for a family or a couple to visit. Beaches are clean, the water is warm and the seafood flows.
It is worth having your fill of seafood on this island as it doesn't get much better anywhere else in Vietnam
A nice island with good beach/sand and relaxation. Seafood is fresh, good and widely popular obviously.
Besides, there are some specialties to check out in this area such as peper farm, fish sauce, local wine, and also a remaining of prision during Vietnam-US war time if you are interested in history.
Phu Quoc Island is such a new tourism attraction in Vietnam. I got a bad impression of Phu Quoc Island.
In my opinion, everything is overpriced. Restaurants served a low quality food and not tasty at all. The service was bad. The spa was bad even I went to the famous one, it cannot compare with spa in Saigon or Thailand. The beaches are not clean. The view is not beautiful. I really recommend saving your money and packing your stuff to Thailand. There are many islands with really nice beaches. The prices and services are much better. Let Phu Quoc take time to develop first. If you prefer beaches in Vietnam, Nha Trang is a good choice.
a couple nights here is honestly enough. Food and drink and hotels are so expensive and not so great.
the island is beautiful but the tourist infrastructure is garbage.
I think this island makes us relaxed. this island has both well developed areas and undeveloped area.
You will enjoy both resort and nature.
Didnt think much of this island unless you are looking for a holiday at the beach and eating seafood.
Maily centres around island tours, snorkling and diving. Hard to find any western food or decent coffee. Taxis easy and efficient to use.