Phu Quoc Island, where white sands and tropical waters entice beachgoers from all over the globe. Snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing are the most popular water sports here, though jet-skiing, wind sailing and squid fishing are also at your holiday-making fingertips, checking out the early-morning Duong Dong Market for an authentic local experience is a great idea for starting a new day.
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There are two most popular way to travel to Phu Quoc
Travelling to Phu Quoc by boat, ferry, hydrofoil and cruise liner is becoming a popular option as the number of tourists visiting the island increases each year. With continued development of the port facilities on Phu Quoc, more services will become available in the years to come. There are currently a variety of services availabl between the Vietnamese mainland and Phu Quoc Island, running frequent daily services. Less regular international services are also available from time to time, though it is worth checking beforehand with the specific companies. We provide a summary below of the services and schedules currently available to Phu Quoc Island ports.
Flying to Phu Quoc is the most convenient way to get to the island, with at least 10 daily flights direct from Tan Son Nhat Airport – Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and the capital city of Hanoi. Flight time is approx 40minutes and cost at time of writing is US$40 one-way (plus a small booking fee). Indirect flights from Ho Chi Minh City via Rach Gia are also available on most days.
Tour experience with stunning beaches
On the west side of the island lies the main beach called Long Beach. It is here that most of the hotels and resorts are located. The beach on this side of the island is more than 5 miles long, heading south from Doung Dong Town. You will find some sectiodns here totally deserted, while other parts are packed with hotels.
Ganh Dau Beach
Located at the top of the island on the north west coast approximately 28kms from Duong Dong lies the quiet and peaceful collection of beaches of Ganh Dau. Just adventure through the village and you’ll find this little piece of paradise. There’s one local beach side restaurant that serves a good selection of seafood.
Tour experience with fishing & snorkeling
Hop onto a private boat for a cruise around the island, which carries you to secluded offshore islets alive with vibrant coral formations and an array of native fish. Bait your hook to try fishing for the perfect catch, and pull on your snorkeling gear for an incredible dip beneath the surface. Enjoy lunch on board the boat and time to relax in the sunshine before your sea adventure comes to an end.
A tour to explore the history
You can start your day by experiencing the beauty and allure of pearls with an introduction to the processes of pearl production. At Coconut Prison, you can learn about the history of Vietnamese revolutionaries dating back to the French colonial era. Take a walk on the sands of Sao Beach and stop at a pagoda where couples can make a wish for good luck.
A stroll along a shaded forest path takes you to the island’s largest string of waterfalls and rock pools, a good place for a swim. At the fishing village of Ham Ninh, a local pepper farm, and a brewery that produces Sim wine, you can meet locals and learn about the trades that sustain the island’s livelihood
Insights into oyster cultivation at a nearby pearl farm
Depart from your hotel with your guide and start the day with a visit to a local pearl farm. Find out how Phu Quoc Island offers the ideal breeding ground for oysters, and gain insight into the process of harvesting pearls and transforming them into beautiful jewelry.
Venture to the southern end of Phu Quoc Island on a private excursion to discover its abundant marine life. Learn about the process of oyster cultivation at a local pearl farm, and then visit some pristine offshore islets for fishing and snorkeling in the brilliant aqua waters.
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