Category : Travel Tips - By Brian Vu - At 7:45:00 PM/Friday, August 4, 2017 - 1 comment - Location: Phú Quốc, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang, Vietnam
Only for 3 days, you will have an unforgettable trip on a tropical island surrounded by turquoise sea. Phu Quoc is not only remarkable for its scenery but also the fantastic accommodation and various activities such as snorkeling, fishing, and so on.
Known as the "Pearl Island" of Vietnam, Phu Quoc has been blessed with the very best features of a tropical island. From an unknown and wild destination, tourists today are free to explore the natural beauty of the island while staying in one of the most luxurious resorts. But with a few days, Phu Quoc will surely take you from one surprise to another. Either visiting tranquil rivers and lakes or shopping in busy night markets is great for any traveler.
Everything you expected from a tropical is presented here: the amazing beaches with crystal-clear water, vast white sand, and fresh seafood. However, Phu Quoc has more to offer as there is a number of homestay with spectacular view to the sea. Special beachfront cafes designed in a unique way are also fun places to relax and take pictures.
If you still wonder about traveling in this wonderland, here are some of our pieces of advice for your upcoming trip:
- Traveling on the Island:
+ By Tran Hung Dao Street: there are plenty of resorts and hotels on this path
+ 30/4 Street: the Food Street
+ Hung Vuong Street: choose this way if you want to venture to other famous sites
+ The motorbike is a popular form of transportation on the island which you can rent for about 8$/day
- Accommodation: depends on where you stay (Homestay is cheaper than a resort), the price can be varied from 10$ to 25$/per day for each person. However, expect higher price in high season.
- Duong Dong town is the center of Phu Quoc island, where tourists can enjoy an excellent view of the dawn. Afterward, it is possible to visit Ham Ninh fishing village or snorkeling near small islands in the South of Phu Quoc.
- If you travel from June to October, Tranh River is one of the must-see places on the island. Only 9 km from Duong Dong Town, Suoi Trang will immediately enchant visitors with clear water flowing about 9 miles through the mountains and forests.
Camping is also one of the popular activities on Phu Quoc island for adventurous souls. As a result, you are recommended to pack a meal and hike until you reach the upstream where people consider a perfect location to contemplate the river. If you desire, it is also possible to soak your feet in the water or even swim to feel the fresh and cool water.
After that, head Northeast of Phu Quoc to arrive in Ganh Dau, one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Unlike other locations which brimmed with resorts, hotels, Ganh Dau is wild, peaceful added with the waves softly douses onto the sand and great mountains from afar.
On the other hand, Ganh Dau town will be a great destination to visit local market as there will be a variety of seafood around. Additionally, it is said that the forests and mountains of Cambodia can be seen from Ganh Dau Cape.
Another one you should visit is Bai Dai, which is in the Top Ten most beautiful and wildest Beach in the world. Even though the waves are not very strong, Bai Dai is famous for its turquoise water and magnificent surrounding.
Dinh Dau Cape lies beside Duong Dong River and has historical sites featuring unique ancient architecture. After contemplating this special location, you should stay for a little while to witness the sun kisses the horizon.
At night, Phu Quoc is even more bustling with night markets offering more than 100 local products, mainly seafood such as sea snail, cuttlefish and so on. For a small cost, you will be able to taste the finest dishes that are exclusive to the island.
Yet, Phu Quoc has much more to discover than just natural beauty and delectable foods. Venture to an old fishing village like Ham Ninh to see up-close the life of local people. With the extreme friendly attitude, local people will gladly show their daily activities. Finally, sit down and taste delicious Ham Ninh Crabs newly caught from the sea.
Visiting Phu Quoc without swimming in Bai Sao Beach is one of the biggest regrets for travelers here. With the soft sand and turquoise water, Bai Sao is certainly a gem for beach-lovers.
On your way to Bai Sao, there are a wide variety of locations to visit and especially black pepper plantation. Take time and capture the beauty of the countryside in Vietnam. Then, explore fish sauce factories nearby to find out how Phu Quoc become a popular brand in the country. You will witness the process from the beginning till the end and buy one of the final products if you love the taste of this wonderful product.
Ong Doi Cape, which recently discovered by travelers, is a new and unique destination on the Pearl Island. Blessed with a special geographical location, Ong Doi Cape is the only location where you can watch the sunrise and sunset at the same spot. On the other hand, the magnificent landscape is also a bonus for young tourists.
Besides hiking and swimming, snorkeling is enjoyed by a huge number of visitors. Your trip will be much more interesting when you dive and seek the coral reefs around An Thoi Island. Afterward, it will be a miss-opportunity to not set foot on Mong Tay Island, which is untouched for thousand years. The wild forests next to the beach along with multiple large boulders randomly places might offer photographic chances for tourists. Other exciting activities include snorkeling, swimming to discover the rich ecosystem on the island.
At the end of your trip, you can relax at one of the bars, especially the Rory's Beach Bar on Trang Hung Dao Street. As a beachfront bar, this has become a familiar meeting spot for foreign tourists on Phu Quoc Island. You will be amazed at the rich menu, and the friendly host and staffs. Listening to the music till midnight or even walking around the seashore is a great way to close your terrific trip.