Top 10 Things To Do In Phu Quoc
Enjoy Dinner And Sunset At Starfish Beach
Starfish Beach is one of the most secluded and pristine. It’s well known for its clear turquoise waters, white sand, and abundance of starfish that can be seen scattered along the shore. The beach can be reached by motorbike or car, and it’s the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun.
As if that’s not enough, Starfish Beach is also lined with restaurants that lend the perfect setting for a relaxed and romantic beachfront dining experience.
Visit Phu Quoc Prison
Phu Quoc Prison was built by French colonizers in 1949 to imprison Vietnamese dissidents, before becoming one of the largest POW camps for Northern Vietnamese during the Vietnam war.
The site bore witness to horrific torture and war crimes against tens of thousands of prisoners. Today, the prison stands as a reminder of the island’s dark past, with human replicas spread throughout the grounds, re-enacting the terrifying scenes of abuse prisoners suffered.
Learn About Phu Quoc’s Ancient Fishing Methods
Ham Ninh was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Vietnam famous for traditional shrimp fishing. The village has been a center for commercial fishing for centuries and remains a source of seafood. Traditional fishermen use ancient methods to catch fish and sell their catch at the local market. Visitors can watch locals fish and buy fresh seafood from the market or dine in seafood restaurants by the beach.
Stroll Through Phu Quoc’s Vibrant Night Market
The Phu Quoc night market is a must-see for any traveller. The market is open every night and is located in the town of Duong Dong and offers a variety of things to see and do.
Here, you’ll find everything from clothes, souvenirs and jewellery to local delicacies like squid ink soup, barbecued pork skewers and fried insects. The night market is a great place to find souvenirs, and the prices are very reasonable!
Go Scuba Diving And Snorkeling
When it comes to scuba diving and snorkeling in Phu Quoc, travellers are spoilt for choice. There are a host of different spots across the island that make for a great day trip, and diving is comparatively cheap compared to other countries. Here are a few recommended sites: Turtle Island, An Thoi Archipelago, Fingernail Island,…
Ride The Phu Quoc Cable Car
Phu Quoc cable car is the longest in Vietnam, located in An Thoi town. It offers stunning views across the island and takes about 15 minutes to reach Hon Thom, able to you enjoy the ride. It has world-class safety features and tickets range from 250k to 300k Vietnamese dong.
Emerge On Suoi Tranh Waterfall
From the entrance to Suoi Tranh Ecopark, walk along the trail that weaves through lush vegetation and over moss-covered boulders under the cool shade of forest canopy. It’ll take just 15 minutes to get to the waterfall, but you’ll likely build up a sweat with the gradient, so you’ll be ready to dive straight into its cool pools of water.
With little water in dry season (November-April), the best time to visit is from May-September, when you’ll likely get large cascades of water to enjoy.
Spend The Day At Vinpearl Safari
Home to Vietnam’s first Wildlife Conversation and Care Center, Vinpearl Safari is perfect for kids and adults alike! The 380-hectare total area of Phu Quoc Safari has 150 animal species and 3000 animals from across the world, as well as 1200 flora species.
There is also a large waterpark with slides, pools, and a lazy river. No visit is complete without the sunset show, a must-see spectacular display of lights and music that takes place on the beach.
Hit The Beaches!
The water here is shallow enough to wade in quite far before things get waist-deep, so kids will love it too. There are also plenty of things to do at this beach: you can spend hours digging for shells, rent a jet ski, or just enjoy the scenery from your towel on the shore. You might even see some dolphins playing offshore!
Explore Phu Quoc’s Uninhabited Hon Thom Island
The island is known for its stunning beaches, coral reefs, and crystal-clear waters. Visitors can explore the island’s forests, swim with dolphins, and go diving and snorkeling to see the colorful fish and coral. There are also a few restaurants on the island where you can enjoy fresh seafood.