Phú Quốc Island

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

Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

Phu Quoc is like an isolated jewel set in the vastness of the Gulf of Thailand.  And like facets of a gem, the islands have their own unique qualities. Travelers who take the time to look beyond their obvious beauty will discover a chain of islands that is at once lush and stark, modern and ancient, simple and exotic.

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Just the name Phú Quốc looks and sounds exotic (pronounced "foo-quack"), 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.  

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Top Experiences

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To experience the true magic of Phu Quoc, just step outside to watch the glow of a sunrise or sunset, see the reflection of the moon on the inky ocean, sniff the perfume of the beach dancing in the air, or listen to the murmur of a tropical breeze through a primary rainforest. A few more of our favorite Phu Quoc experiences are described below:

Greeting the rising sun from atop of Ho Quoc Pagoda.

Dress warmly and head over to Phu Quoc's newest pagoda located on the eastern side of the main island where you can watch the sunrise. Breathtaking in the rarefied air and watching the first rays of light streak across the sky is a mystical experience.

Chua Ho Quoc Pagoda on Phu Quoc
fingernail island on phu quoc

Taking a Day Trip to Hòn Xưởng Island.

Skip the tours and go straight to An Thoi port and ask a local boat operator to shuttle you to Hòn Xưởng, a small idyllic island with a white sand beach.  Get there early as this island is very popular!

Discovering Starfish Beach.

Make your way up to the very north of the island to discover a relatively secret coastal area that has a large concentration of red starfish.

discover starfish on phu quoc
Suoi Tranh Waterfall during rainy season

Taking a dip in the Suoi Tranh waterfall pool.

This fern shrouded waterfall pool in the middle of the jungle is a great place to be one with nature.  Get here early as it is a popular spot.

Heading to Ganh Dau Beach to bid the sun farewell.

This beach perched along the north west coast is the perfect place to watch the sun set over the Gulf of Thailand with vistas across the western coastline, mouse island and bang island in the distance.

Ganh Dau on Phu Quoc Island
oriental pied hornbill phu quoc

Spotting hornbills.

This magnificent bird can be seen in flight and resting on branches in the early morning.  The best place to spot them are in Cua Can, Gan Dau, and Bai Thom.

Phu Quoc Night Market Experience.

Phu Quoc, like almost all other Asian tourist destinations, has a night market that caters to vacationers.  This market is a great place to people watch, take pictures of exotic seafood on display, and watch how fast an ice cream roll is made.  No trip to Phu Quoc is complete without visiting the famous Phu Quoc Night Market at least once.

Phu Quoc Night Market
Ganh Dau Trail on Phu Quoc Island

Hiking the Ganh Dau 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.

Pampering in paradise.

Phu Quoc's spas have raised the art of relaxation and healing to a new level.  A massage on the beach will sooth out the kinks, while you bask in the sounds of the ocean, smell the salt air, and feel the caress of warm breeze.

spa and massage on phu quoc
shore snorkeling in Vietnam

Snorkeling.

Calm shallow sea surrounded by numerous island plus an abundance of marine life make Phu Quoc one of Vietnams best snorkeling destination.  Paddle with technicolor fish, watch clouds of silvery fish flitter past, and search for tiny sea horses in the coral.

PEOPLE & CULTURE

The real treasures of this tiny idyllic island are its people.  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.   Phú Quốc also has a good mix  ethnicity's – Vietnamese, Cambodian, Indian, Filipino, Chinese, and even a few westerners all of whom have made the island their home.

Although tourism is transforming the island 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 experience Phu Quoc's diverse culture, head over to the coastal fishing communities, places of worship, and the wet markets found throughout the island archipelago.

people of Phu Quoc

Clubs & Bars

For the most part the Phu Quoc nightlife scene is relatively quiet compared to other tropical island destinations such as Phuket, Bali, or Boracay. This island caters to more of a mature crowd with a preference for families, groups, and couples – think Maldives or Fiji. With that being said, on Phu Quoc you will find a lot more upscale lounges — some of which are right on the beach, others located on the rooftop of a luxury resort, and even some on private islands. That's not to say that there aren’t any dance clubs on Phu Quoc Island, it’s just that the party options are very limited and the environment is more intimate.

However when Phu Quoc does decide on throwing a party, it goes all out – international DJ's, premium beach front locales, and beautiful people from all over the world. Every year Phu Quoc hosts a 2 week long international music festival – one of Asia’s epic beach event,a traditional that began in 2017.

 

Bars & Pubs

The bar scene on the island is quite exciting and diverse catering to all demographics — from backpackers to sommeliers.  The majority of them are located in Bai Truong & Duong Dong, the two most popular regions on the island.  If your time is limited and you are looking for a great place to have a drink and meet other people, then be sure to read our Phu Quoc Pub Crawl Guide, the definitive guide on where to drink and bar hop on Phu Quoc.

From beach bars to hole-in-the-wall types, everything can be had on Phu Quoc Island. Beer lovers should definitely check out some of the islands microbreweries and sample the freshest beer produced on this side of the planet. Cheers!

nightlife clubs and bars on phu quoc

Phu Quoc is a island

4G + WiFi

The island was one of the first to adopt 4G LTE technology in Vietnam.

Smart City

Phu Quoc Island plans to be Vietnam's first smart city connected to the cloud and IoT devices.

Digital Guides & Maps

The island was once littered with paper maps and guides but now thanks to the internet those days are almost gone.

Selfie Island

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