Phu Quoc Shopping
Discover great shopping opportunities on Phu Quoc Island and find out what to buy with our island shopping guide below. From high end luxury Phu Quoc pearls to simple hats made from bamboo, Phú Quốc Island has it all!
Shopping on Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
For Vietnamese souvenirs, art, silks, and handicrafts, Phu Quoc Island offers plenty of shopping opportunities. Traditional Vietnamese souvenirs including conical hats (“non la”), snake wine, silks, lacquer ware, ao dais, and Buddhist themed carvings and statues can be found at Long Beach Village and near then Phu Quoc Night Market in Duong Dong Town. If you are an expat and are looking to purchase appliances, kitchenware, clothing, etc you can find them in Duong Dong Town along Nguyen Trung Truc road on the other side of Duong Dong River.
What to buy on Phu Quoc Island
There are 2 categories of souvenirs you can by while here on Phu Quoc Island – 1) Local Phu Quoc Specialties and 2) Generic Vietnam Souvenirs. Most of these souvenirs and food items can be found along Tran Hung Dao Street, Duong Dong Town, the Phu Quoc International Airport, and at your hotels gift shop.
Phu Quoc Souvenirs
The most popular souvenirs from Phu Quoc are:
Wine – Sim wine and seahorse wine
Phu Quoc Pepper – Black, white, and red pepper
Phu Quoc Pearls
There is a reason why Phu Quoc is also known as “Pearl Island” – because of its pearls. The Japanese and Australians have heavily invested in pearl farming off the west coast of Phu Quoc and the industry has been around here for over 20 years. Pearl is a unique thing. Unlike other gemstones, pearl is an organic product of living creature. For this reason, they have different grades in quality. Seven factors require the quality, value and beauty of pearl: size, shape, color, luster, surface quality, nacre quality and matching. Phu Quoc pearl is able to meet the standards. The color of Phu Quoc pearl is very diverse, including black pearl and rare gold pearl.
Phu Quoc Fish Sauce
Fish sauce can now be taken on all airlines provided that they are packed in a Styrofoam container. The best place to purchase fish sauce would be at the many fish sauce factories found on the island. You can also purchase fish sauce at Co-op mart.
Phu Quoc Confectioneries
Phu Quoc Dried Fish – Anchovies, herring, shrimp, etc
Phu Quoc Fish Sauce Salt
Phu Quoc Fish Sauce Salt is the by product of Phu Quoc Fish Sauce production.
Generic Vietnamese Souvenirs:
Where To Shop
The following are some of the places where you can shop on Phu Quoc:
Phu Quoc International Airport
If you are looking for last minute shopping items then the airport has a few shops that may fit your needs. At the airport you can buy post cards, traditional medicine found on Phu Quoc, pearls, liquor, jewelry, and a variety of souvenirs. They even have an official Nike store.
Shops at Long Beach Village
There are many shops located at Long Beach Village selling practically everything you need such as cigarettes, cigars, sun tanning lotion, creams, bikinis, oils, beer, liquor, mask and snorkel, etc.
Long Beach Center
If you are looking to purchase high end luxury goods then visit the Long Beach Center near Long Beach Village. The Long Beach Center is a square shopping complex where you can buy pearls, get a massage, and even karaoke. It even has a 24 hour spa and a upscale seafood restaurant. At night the large square building lights up in various colors, which is something to see in its own right. The Long Beach Center is located at 124 Tran Hung Dao Street, Long Beach, Phu Quoc.
Other Places To Buy Phu Quoc Gifts, Food, & Souvenirs
Mini Mart Duong Dong
The Duong Dong Mini Mart located at 339 Nguyen Trung Truc Street in Duong Dong Town is a great place to buy a variety of items – from basic groceries and imported food to generic Vietnamese souvenirs.
Duong Dong Market
The Duong Dong Market is a great place to buy Phu Quoc Pepper, dried fish products, and a variety of generic household products.
Hoang Yen Import Shop
The Hoang Yen store located near the Bach Dang Night Market on Tran Hung Dao street is a great store to purchase a variety of imported goods.