The waters surrounding Phu Quoc Island are not only teeming with fish but they are also teeming with glow in the dark plankton (bioluminescent algae).
When the sun has set and the moon is waning, a ethereal phosphorescence can be seen in the water along the shores of Phu Quoc caused by plankton which are only visible at night and emit a blueish glow when the water surrounding them has been disturbed, either by your hand or a gentle wave. One of the most amazing and natural experience you can have on the island is by swimming at night with the stars above you and the water glowing around you.
These glow in the dark plankton are common in the Gulf of Thailand area but they will only emit their "blue glow" when they have the energy to do so. They have been spotted in the southern section of Long Beach, north of Dat Do Beach, off the coast of Rach Vem Beach, and also in the north east section of Ganh Dau Beach.
Scroll down to explore the regions that make up Phu Quoc District.
Duong Dong is Phu Quoc's largest town and it is located along on the western coast of Phu Quoc island. Duong Dong is famous for its mighty river that bears the same name, temples, fish sauce factories, pepper farms, and of course the plentiful accommodation options available at all price points. Duong Dong is a busy urban place but there is electricity in the air. The town comes alive after the sun has set.
Nested in between Phu Quoc's two major towns (Duong Dong and An Thoi) lies Duong To, a vast central area that is home to the Bai Truong Tourist Complex, Phu Quoc's main tourist area. The Bai Truong Tourist Complex is often referred to as just "Long Beach", the literal translation of the Vietnamese words in English. Duong To is a hip modern commune with posh bars and restaurants, luxury beach resorts, and home to the Phu Quoc International Airport.