Phu Quoc

Welcome to paradise

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.

The Phu Quoc Islands in Vietnam are famous for their wonderful beaches, ecotourism activities, and unique sights.

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Hon Mong Tay on Phu Quoc
phu quoc national park
cao dai temple phu quoc

About Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc is an "Island District" situated in the Gulf of Thailand 45 kilometers from the southern tip of mainland Vietnam and only 4 kilometers from nearby Cambodia. It is part of the Kien Giang Biosphere Conservation Area which in 2006 was recognized by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve

Phu Quoc

VISA

30 Day Visa Free

CURRENCY

1 US ~ 20K VND
1 EU ~ 26K VND
1 RU ~ 390 VND

LOCATION

10.2289° N, 103.9572° E

UNESCO

Biosphere Reserve

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Phu Quoc Magazine & Travel Guide

With a beautiful mix of boutique hotels, luxury resorts,  championship golf courses, and some of the best beaches in Asia, Phu Quoc is one Vietnam's best tropical island vacation destination.  Learn more about Phú Quốc by signing up to our island newsletter and downloading the islands first magazine & digital guide

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 warn 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

Things to do on Phu Quoc

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.  

Bai Sao

One of the most popular beaches on the island.  White sand, clear blue seas, and plenty of beach swings.

bai sao paradise beach swing

Night Market

The islands legendary Phú Quốc night market is a great place  to try fresh seafood, unique street food, or just people watch.

Motorbiking

For those who crave adventure — rent a motorbike and explore all corners of the main island of Phu Quoc.

motorbiking around phu quoc

An Thoi Archipelago

Dive, snorkel, chill. Island hop the southern islands and discover the idyllic side of Phu Quoc. 

hon gam ghi island

Snorkeling

The best snorkeling destination in Vietnam and suitable for all ages.

snorkeling in phu quoc

Phu Quoc for foodies

Phu Quoc is a premium international tourist destination and not only will you find some of the freshest seafood dishes in all of Asia but also a variety of international cuisines as well from some of the world's top chefs who have made this island their home.   From juicy burgers and salmon tartare to steamed crab and locally brewed beer, Phú Quốc truly is a foodie's dream destination.  Phu Quoc Food Guide | Restaurants | Local Specialties | Cafes

Although tourism is transforming the island from its warn 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.

restaurants on phu quoc island

Visit majestic temples

Phú Quốc is home to some amazing temples and pagodas where legends come alive.  Breath-taking architecture coupled with amazing scenery, these unique holy places should definitely be on your itinerary.  Here are the 3 most popular ones, all found on the main island of Phu Quoc.

Ho Quoc Pagoda

A majestic temple overlooking the sea. Get here early and witness an amazing sunrise.

sunrise at ho quoc pagoda

Nguyen Trung Truc Pagoda

A temple that honors a local legend and also one that provides free herbal medicine for the sick.

Nguyen Trung Truc temple in Phu Quoc

Dinh Cau Temple

This iconic temple is located in the heart of the tourist district on top of a rock overlooking the Gulf of Thailand.  It is one of Phu Quoc's oldest temple.

Nightlife

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 next to the beach and some perched on top of a hill. That's not to say that there aren’t any dance clubs on Phu Quoc, 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 music festival attracting a large international crowd – one of Asia’s largest musical festival and a traditional that began in 2017.

The bar scene on the island is quite exciting and diverse catering to all demographics - from backpackers to sommeliers. Mostly concentrated in the Bai Truong area, the bars on the island are plentiful so 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 Cral 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 some of the freshest beer produced on this side of the planet.

Phu Quoc Island Guides

With so much to do and so little time it is important to plan your itinerary based on your interests.  Here are some guides that can help you have an awesome time on the island.

Beyond Phu Quoc

Other amazing islands in Vietnam

Phu Quoc is a digitally connected 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.

phu quoc island mobile app

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

The island is quickly becoming the selfie capital of Vietnam. Tag your pictures with the hastag #PHUQUOC and be featured in our social wall.

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