Situated 45 kilometres off Vietnam’s southern coast in the Gulf of Thailand, Phu Quoc is the country’s largest island and a popular getaway with white-sand beaches. No longer a quiet retreat for the lucky few, the island is undergoing extensive development but at 48 km in length south to north, it is big enough to accommodate all travelling styles.
Other than with palms, the beaches of Phu Quoc are now lined with luxurious resorts and high-rise buildings, especially along the southern and western coast. Elsewhere on the island, however, things look radically different with hills covered in tropical jungle and many parts only accessible via dirt tracks. Serene fishing villages and graceful Buddhist pagodas are dotted around the island, which due to its size is best explored on a motorbike.
Throughout Vietnam, Phu Quoc is famous as a producer of high-quality black pepper as well as fish sauce (nuoc mam). Ask anyone on the island and they’ll also tell you that Phu Quoc offers the best seafood in the country – but don’t just take their word for it!
Suoi Da Ban is one of the four main streams with waterfalls and pools in the middle of the island, perfect for discovery of the unspoiled natural beauty of Phu Quoc.
Thom Beach is located in the north of the island, where you can do snorkeling, fishing, eat delicious seafood, and walk to a nearby island during the low tide.
Dinh Cau Temple was built on top of a rocky shore to honor the Goddess of the Sea, and it has great views on the restless ocean from its rooftop terrace.
Ong Lang is a beautiful quiet beach on the west side, perfect for meditation and watching sunsets.
Ho Quoc Pagoda is a beautiful temple on the hillside with an incredible ocean view and the mountains.
Duong Dong is the largest town in Phu Quoc and the heart of the island with thefood market, harbor, and pepper gardens.
An Thoi archipelago consists of 15 beautiful and unspoiled islands with pristinewhite sand beaches that can be explored on an island-hopping boat tour.
Long Beach stretches for 20 kilometers on the southwest of the island, from luxury beachfront hotels and restaurants in the north to bars, backpacker hostels, and fishing villages in the south.
A gorgeous beach located in the southeast of the island with white, powdery sand,and everything else you can find on a dream beach.
Phu Quoc Hotels
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