PHU QUOC

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. Scroll down to explore Phú Quốc!

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Just the name Phú Quốc (pronounced "foo-quack") 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.  

Beach Guide

With 150 km of coastline, you are bound to find a patch of sand to call your own.

UNESCO BIOSPHERE RESERVE

Immerse yourself in a variety of ecotourism activities unique to the island

Foodies Rejoice!

Discover local and international dishes that will tantalize your taste buds.

Get Wet

Shallow seas surrounded by numerous coral reef islands rich in marine life makes Phu Quoc Vietnam's best snorkeling destination and an activity that the whole family can enjoy.

Young, Wild, and Free

Discover Phu Quoc's Regions

Our communities range from towns bursting with vibrant culture to natural areas meant for hiking, snorkeling, birding —and hitting the beach. We've got picturesque fishing villages rich in history, elegant resort areas boasting upscale charm, and a fantastic countryside.

Start exploring Phu Quoc's regions and give your trip local flavor.

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Islands

There are 28 islands that make up the Phu Quoc archipelago, the vast majority of which are completely uninhabited

A lucky few may experience the thrill of living on their own private island. but for everyone else the islands of Hon Xuong, Hon Thom and Phu Quoc Island offer the chance to escape the real world and get back to paradise. Which one will you choose?

Xuong Island

Often referred to as "fingernail island", Hon Xuong is a true paradise.  Grab a coconut, find a spot on the powdery white sand beach, and chill.

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Hon Thom

Hon Thom Island

The second largest island in Phu Quoc district with 3 beaches, a coral reef teeming with life, and home to a unique fishing village.  Ride the cable car to the island if you dare!

Phu Quoc Island

The largest island in Phu Quoc District, also known as Đảo Ngọc, is ground zero for all tourism related activities.  Eat, sleep, drink, and enjoy Phu Quoc Island!

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Nature

In Phu Quoc, outdoor activities are a natural part of life all year round

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?

Waterfalls & Streams

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.

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starfish beach

Secret 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.

Hike The Ganh Dau Trail

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.

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NIGHTLIFE

Nightclubs, bars, live music, concerts, casinos and more...

Action around the island begins after sunset. From casino's & casino lounges, rooftop bars, and nightclubs Phu Quoc has numerous entertainment options for everyone. This island aims to cater to the mature luxe crowd with a preference for families, groups, and couples – think Maldives, Bali or Fiji.  That's not to say that there aren’t any backpacker bars, Irish hole-in-the-wall dives, or dance clubs on Phu Quoc Island, in fact there are plenty.  Eardrum destroying nightclubs, sports bars, and even clubs located on an island can be found here. 

Here are some of the nightlife options on Phu Quoc:

Nightclubs, Beach Bars, & Lounges

A list of all the coolest places in Phu Quoc.

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Island Bar Hop Guide

Hop your way around the best barson Phu Quoc Island.

Phu Quoc Casino

One of two casino's in Vietnam that allows locals to gamble. 

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CULTURE

Land of smiles...

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 of 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.

Phu Quoc People & Culture

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:

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Paradise Swing

If you are searching for squeaky white sands, electric blue sea, or a calm bay to swim in, Phu Quoc's Bai Sao beach is the perfect place for you.  The top selfie spot on this beach is the "Paradise Swing", #ilovephuquoc. This wooden swing is attached to a palm tree that faces the turquoise sea.  There are many beach swings now on Phu Quoc, but this one is the original.

Bai Thom Beach in Bai Thom Commune, Phu Quoc

Catch The Sunrise At Bai Thom Beach

One of the most magical sunrises we have seen on Phu Quoc is at Bai Thom Beach. With literally no people around and no traffic, all you hear are the sounds of waves crashes and birds chirping as the sun slowly ascends illuminating the sky above it. The experience is meditative.

Cao Dai temple in Phu Quoc

Discover The Mystical Cao Dai Temple

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.

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Riding Around The Island

Two wheel freedom on Phu Quoc.  Free to discover the coast and all the secret beaches nobody else knows about.

Explore Rustic Wooden Bridges

In a tiny fishing village located along the north western coast lies a few picturesque and functional wooden bridges.  These bridges will not be around for too long so see them while you can!

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Town Signage

Not as big as the famous Hollywood sign but equally as cool is the Ho Dương Đông sign located on the dam next to the islands largest fresh water lake.  This impressive sign can be seen on Google Maps satellite images and it's just an interesting place to check out if you love to explore and discover "non-touristy" things.

Riding High On Phu Quoc's Cable Car

The world's longest oversea cable is based at the southern tip of Phu Quoc Island.  If you aren't afraid of heights, this attraction is one not to be missed.

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Mui Dinh Cau At Sunset

The Dinh Cau Rock Temple is one of Phú Quốc's most iconic sites and no visit to the island is complete without seeing this quirky little temple perched on a rock next to the Duong Dong river. At the back of the temple there is a small lighthouse and balcony overlooking the Phu Quoc pier. Learn more.

The Night Market Experience

One of the islands "must-see" attractions, the Phu Quoc Night Market in Dương Đông Town is an exciting open air street market that has plethora of restaurants, bars, and shopping opportunities. Located on Bach Dang Street and next to the Dương Đông river, the market opens at 6:00pm nightly. Expect to spend at least one evening here. The atmosphere at the night market is electric and it is a great place to "people watch". Like with all touristy places, the price of food and drink here are at a premium but you can still bargain with most vendors.

phu quoc fish sauce

Tour a Phu Quoc Fish Sauce Factory

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.

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Tour A Pepper Plantation

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. If you love cooking then there is nothing better than cooking with fresh peppercorns, which can be purchased on the island.

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Sea Cucumber Processing

They are slimy and they look like a male sexual organ but regardless some people want to eat them! Phu Quoc is one of the leading suppliers of sea cucumber ("đồn đột" or "đột ngậu") products in Vietnam. Sea cucumbers are harvested from the sea and processed in An Thoi. 

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Homage To The Long Beach Mermaid

This iconic mermaid statue is located right on Long Beach across from the Long Beach Resort just south of Long Beach Village, the backpacker area. It is a representation of the islands most recognizable sea mammal, the dugong or sea cow. Next to the mermaid you will find other beach statues as well as a small pier.

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Ride The Phu Quoc Ferris Wheel At Sunset

Like Singapore's Sentosa, Phu Quoc also has it's own Ferris wheel.  Experience breathtaking, panoramic views on the islands largest observation wheel at Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc, a truly magical and romantic experience. While taking a ride on the Phu Quoc ferris wheel you will have a birds eye view of the ocean as well as Phu Quoc Island itself. The best time to enjoy this experience is when the sun is setting.

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Explore The Last Free Island In The North

Turtle Island (Hòn Đồi Mồi) is a tiny island in the north that remains free of development and boasts a a great shallow reef.  Swim, snorkel, or dive this rock.

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Bar Hopping In The Backpacker District

Similar to the famous Koh San Road in Thailand,  Long Beach Village is Phú Quốc's very own backpacker district located in the heart of the busy tourist strip of Long Beach. Discover all the bars until the wee hours of the night.

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Visit the 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.

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Dine At A Floating Seafood Restaurants At Sunset

Rach Vem's shallow shores are home to numerous floating restaurants that are connected to the mainland by simple wooden bridges that are built right over the ocean, which have become a tourist attraction. 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 around Rach Vem. If you are planning on posting a selfie, remember to use #phuquoc and also tag us @phuquicislandguide.

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Meet Your Guide To Phu Quoc

PhuQuocIslandGuide.com is part of the OnePhuQuoc Smart City Network.  This island archipelago will be Vietnam's first Smart City Island connected to the cloud.   Free WiFi is available throughout the island and all of the OnePhuQuoc Web Apps are accessible offline on your mobile phone, tablet, smart camera, or IoT aerial drone devices.

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