Visitors come to soak up the sunshine on the beaches, take boat trips to the many islands, learn to scuba dive in the clear waters teeming with life, and to dine in some of the best restaurants in the country, with seafood being a particular favorite. Culturally, the region has a rich history
stretching back centuries, and many relics of the ancient inhabitants can be seen at the islands museum. Phu Quoc once housed the so-called “coconut tree prison” (now a museum), where Vietcong prisoners of war were held.
With a small friendly population the island retains a small town charm atmosphere, even as it grows and modernizes at a rapid rate. Many prefer the laid back lifestyle and clean air here in Phu Quoc compared to the commotion and pollution in the larger cities in Vietnam. In recent years, there has been significant development within the island and it is now home to many luxurious hotels, resorts and quality dining venues.