Tho Chu Islands Phu Quoc Overview
The Tho Chu archipelago consists of the following 8 islands: Tho Chu Island, Kho Islet, Nhan Islet (Hon Nhan), Xanh Islet, Tu Islet (Hon Tu), Cao Islet (Hon Cao), Cao Cat Islet (Hon Cao Cat), and Mo Islet.
A view of Xanh Islet:
Tho Chu (9˚18’N, 103˚28’E), the largest island amongst the eight islands in the archipelago, houses the communal administrative center and holds a special strategic position of being near international maritime routes in the Eastern Sea. As of 2014, there are about 2,100 people living on Tho Chu and majority of them are commercial fishermen or navy personnel.
Being an island, the main source of income for the people comes from the sea. The island is well developed and has a market, dock, residential area, schools, health clinics, a post office, and two beaches: Bai Dong Beach and Bai Ngu Beach. The weather is governed by the monsoon and can be quite rough at times. With the strong winds this island has the potential to be another Kite-surfing destination such as Mui Ne.