Sitting in the Gulf of Thailand, Kieng Giang province, Phu quoc is the largest island of Vietnam. This sunny paradise has the best beaches and resorts of Vietnam along an area of 567 km2. Phu Quoc Island and its beaches were voted to be "The Most Cleanest and Beautiful Beach of World" by ABC News.
Climate in Phu Quoc and the best time to visit Phu Quoc
Phu Quoc Island has a tropical climate that varies throughout the year. Any time of year really is the good time to go to this beautiful Island though the more consistent is the November to March period to enjoy the beach, sea or dive when the sunny skies dominate, around 25-28 Celsius and lower humidity. Besides, at this time, it is usually less crowded and cheaper prices.
Transportation: How to get Phu Quoc.
It is incredibly close to Vietnam's largest city, Ho chi minh City. Just 50 minutes flying time away from one of South-East Asia's most high-octane cities. There are daily flights of Vietnam airlines (the popular carrier) from Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi to Phu Quoc. From Ho Chi Minh and Ha noi, visitors book the flight directly to Phu Quoc. However, from Danang, Hue… visitors have to transit via Ho Chi Minh to Con dao. It is recommended to travel Phu Quoc for visitors is to book tickets early or Package Tours from the travel agencies in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh.
It is possible to reach the island by plane from Ho Chi Minh City to Rach gia and then take a boat from there to Phu Quoc. It is also easy to rent a motorbike or bicycle to discover the wild and hidden beauty here.
What to see and visit in Phu Quoc ( Sightseeing in Phu Quoc )
Phu Quoc Island – The pearl island is famous and attractive to the travelers not only for its beautiful beaches, but also unique sights and places. Some well- known clean and blue beaches are Bai Sao, Bai Truong, Bai Khem, Bai Vong, Ong Lang, Bai Thom, Bai Dai (Long Beach). The unique sights and places as Mount Chua, Pearl farming, Fish sauce factories, Pepper farming, Suoi Tranh waterfall, etc… There are also several historical sites on the island: National Hero Nguyen Trung Truc's military base, King Gia Long relics from the time he spent on the island, and Phu Quoc Prison.
There are ideal activities such as boat trips, motorcycle trips, cycle trips, waking trips, surfing, sailing, fishing trips, scuba diving, etc.
Hotel, restaurant and entertainment system on the island are always ready to serve tourists from everywhere coming to Phu Quoc Island to relax or explore the green island.
What to eat in Phu Quoc ( Phu Quoc's Cuisine )
In addition to beautiful beaches and resorts, Phu Quoc is also famous for its diverse cuisines. It is delicious and fresh seafood (crab, shrimp, dried anchovies and squid, ect.) made right in local restaurants.
Besides, visitors should hardly ignore Phu Quoc’s specialties. Fish sauce (nuoc mam Phu Quoc) and pepper (ho tieu Phu Quoc) are the two exported goods and well-known all over the world. Another specialty of the island is the Rose Myrtle Fruit Wine ( Sim Son Wine).