10 best things to see and do in Phu Quoc Island

This peaceful tropical paradise, floats in the warm turquoise waters in the Gulf of Thailand, 50kms Geographically, Phu Quoc island is located in the Gulf of Thailand, covering a total area of approximately 580 km², close to the main Asian cites of Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. It is closer to Cambodia than the closest mainland town of Ha Tien in Vietnam in the Kien Giang province, which is 46 km away.

1.     1.  Watch the sunset at Long Beach

The most popular beach on Phu Quoc's sunny western shore is Long Beach aptly name for having over 20 kilometers of coastline. The sunset here is absolutely breath taking and the major draw here. Most guests watch the sunset either from a lounge chair at their resort or at a seaside restaurant or bar. After the sun has set visitors head over to the Phu Quoc Night Market for dinner followed by drinks at one of the islands many watering holes.

 

2.    2. Discover the white sand & turquoise water of Sao Beach

Sao Beach, meaning “star beach” in Vietnamese is the most beautiful stretch of white sand in Phu Quoc, which faces the east providing some of the best sunrises you will ever witness. Sao Beach is also home to a variety of beach sports from volleyball, jet-skiing, paragliding, and even banana boat riding. From this beach you can jump on a long-tail boat and explore the nearby An Thoi Islands.

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Visit the Dinh Cau Temple

The Dinh Cau Temple, also known as the Dinh Cau Rock Temple, is one of Phu Quoc's most recognizable site and most frequented tourist attraction. Here you will find a small temple and lighthouse overlooking the Duong Dong River. Learn more about the Dinh Cau Temple.

4.    4. Tour a Fish Sauce Factory

Phu Quoc is world renowned for producing some of the best Fish Sauce (Nước mắm) in the world and it is one of a handful of places in the world where you can actually witness how this stinky sauce is made.

 

5.    5.  Learn about Phu Quoc's bloodshed past at the Coconut Tree Prison

Learn about Phu Quoc Districts dark past by visiting the Cay Dua Prison, also known as the Coconut Tree Prison. The Phu Quoc Prison has been decommissioned and it is now a national heritage site home to a museum, tiger cages, and guard towers.


 6.  Take a dip at the Tranh Water Fall

T    Tranh Stream and Waterfall are definitely the most popular eco-tourism attraction on Phu Quoc. The well groomed and easily accessible park is near Ham Ninh Village just east of Duong Dong Town. Here guests can observe the islands most spectacular waterfall.

 

7.  Find your own desolate beach at Vung Bau

In between the rustic Cua Can Village and the posh Bai Dai Beach lies crescent shaped Vung Bau Beach. This gorgeous golden sand beach has some of the islands largest stretch of desolate beach. Find your own patch of sand here and live life like Robinson Crusoe once did.

8.    8.  Hike through the Phu Quoc National Forest

The Ganh Dau Trail is a simple and easily accessible trail that cuts through a section of the Phu Quoc National Park. It is a relatively flat trail and fun for the entire family. Learn more.

 

9.    9. Tour a Pepper Plantation

Besides fish sauce, Phu Quoc is also famous for its black pepper production. The main island of Phu Quoc has over 30 pepper plantations producing both white and black pepper and you can visit these plantations to see how pepper is harvested.

 

1    10. Enjoy Vinpearl Land, the islands first theme park

Imagine a giant amusement park right next to the ocean. Sounds like a fantasy but it is real and only found on Phu Quoc Island. The Vinpearl Land amusement park located in Ganh Dau has roller coasters, water slides, and even a giant ocean facing Ferris Wheel. Learn more about Vinpearl Land today.