Phú Quốc Island

Find yourself at sea

Modernity meets tranquility. Trend-setting restaurants and vibrant rooftop bars next to idyllic archipelago. Welcome to Phú Quốc — Vietnam's resort island where it is easy to breathe and to feel your pulse.


Just the name Phú Quốc (pronounced “foo-kwock“) looks and sounds exotic, and it is! What makes Phu Quoc Island rank high on most people's “bucket-list” is the fact that mixed in with all that exotic ambiance are a range of familiar activities popular with a wide array of travelers.   From foodies and sun worshipers to culture enthusiasts and adventure seekers, Phu Quoc has something to offer everyone.


Phu Quoc (Vietnamese: Phú Quốc, Russian: Фукуок) is an “Island District” of Kien Giang Province that is located in the Gulf of Thailand 45 kilometers from the southern tip of mainland Vietnam and only 4 kilometers from nearby Cambodia.

The island districts communities range from towns bursting with vibrant culture to natural areas meant for hiking, snorkeling, birding —and hitting the beach. Phu Quoc has picturesque fishing villages rich in history, elegant resort areas boasting upscale charm, and a fantastic countryside.

Phu Quoc location and communes


Vietnam is known as the land of smiles and Phu Quoc is no exception.  Everywhere you go, you will be welcomed by smiles and kind help from the locals whether you know Vietnamese or not.   Although tourism is transforming the island district from its war torn past, Phu Quoc is now and will continue to be linked to the fishing industry and this is reflected in the islands vibrant culture.  To absorb some of Phu Quoc's diverse culture, head over to the coastal fishing communities, places of worship, and the wet markets found throughout the island archipelago. Here are some cultural activities you can experience while on Phu Quoc:

Fish sauce factory tours in Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc is world renowned for producing the best fish sauce (Nước mắm Phú Quốc) on the planet. It is also one of the few places in Asia where you can independently tour a fish sauce production factory. Visiting a Phu Quoc fish factory is free and will only take you around 30 minutes, or less depending on how you handle the pungent aroma emanating from the giant fish sauce vats. Free samples are also available for the bold.

Phu Quoc Prison

Today Phú Quốc is an island known for its yellow and white sandy beaches, its unique ridgeback dog, a place that produces the worlds best fish sauce, and Asia's next top vacation destination. However Phú Quốc does have a dark past and this is all on display at the the Cây Dừa Phú Quốc Phu Quoc Prison Heritage Site.  No visit to the island is complete without witnessing this unique historical place. It is a must see, especially if you have never visited a prison before.

Cai Dai Temple Phu Quoc

The mystical religion of Cao Daism is said to have started right here on Phu Quoc Island. Visit this colorful temple located near the Phu Quoc Night Market and learn more about Cao Daism, the multi-god religion. Religious ceremonies are usually held in the afternoon but you can visit the temple at almost any time. Please remember to be respectful and wear the appropriate clothing. Learn more about the Cao Dai Temple on Phu Quoc.

fishing village phu quoc

Discover local seafood cuisine by visiting remote fishing villages.  Phu Quoc's shallow northern shores are home to numerous floating restaurants that are connected to local villages by simple wooden bridges that are built right over the ocean. While you are walking on these simple wooden bridges, look down into the sea and you will spot starfish, conch, and other marine life that inhabit the shallow waters in the north.


The CDC has confirmed that both the Dengue and Zika Virus are prevalent in Phu Quoc.  The best protection is by applying a pharmaceutical grade mosquito repellent which is readily available everywhere except Vietnam.


Nature takes priority on Phu Quoc where 50% of the island is classified as protected national park.  The forested areas are also a UNESCO biosphere reserve.  How will you be one with nature while visiting Phu Quoc?

phu quoc national park

Explore diverse ecosystems from dense jungles to mangrove forests and keep an eye out for the great hornbill, macaques, and anacondas while visiting the Phu Quoc National Park.

ganh dau trail hiking phu quoc

Hike Phu Quoc's most popular trail. This easy trail will take you through a flat section of the Phu Quoc National Park, past old growth trees while hearing the soothing sounds of nature.

Tranh Waterfall

This fern shrouded waterfall pool in the middle of the jungle is a great place to cool off.  Get here early as it is a popular spot.

Phu Quoc produces over 1,000 tonnes of high quality black and white pepper each year and it is impossible to explore the island without seeing one of the numerous pepper plantations. Tour a Phu Quoc pepper farm and bring some back with you. 

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