Phu Quoc always in the top tourist hot spot in our country. With the most spectacular beaches in Southeast Asia, its fine white sand and stunning rows of coconut trees, rich and diverse seafood, Phu Quoc is ideal for visitors wishing to relax, rest and explore.
Let’s take a look at some travel experiences in Phu Quoc 2019 described below.
When should I travel to Phu Quoc? / The best time to travel to Phu Quoc
What is the best time to travel to Phu Quoc? According to its geographical location, Phu Quoc island has tropical monsoon climate with 2 distinct seasons named dry season from November to April of the following year and rainy season from May to October every year. The annual average temperature in Phu Quoc is about 28 Celsius degrees. The island has a cool weather all year round.
Due to its favorable weather conditions, you can travel to Phu Quoc at any time of the year. However, the best time to visit Phu Quoc is the dry season from October to March or to the end of May when the sea is calm, the weather is good with less chance of rain.
Means of transport
According to Phu Quoc tourism experience, air transport is the most convenient way with the international airport in Phu Quoc being inaugurated and officially put into operation in 2012.
From Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho, you can easily buy flight tickets from low-cost airlines such as Vietjet, Jetstar and Vietnam Airlines, etc. to fly to Phu Quoc airport. From the airport to Duong Dong town center, it only takes about 20 minutes by taxi.
For traveling here, there are 2 large Taxi brands named Mai Linh and SASCO, which are very safe and convenient for visitors.
Road and sea transport.
There are 2 main sea routes to move to Phu Quoc Island: Ho Chi Minh City – Rach Gia – Phu Quoc and Ho Chi Minh City – Ha Tien – Phu Quoc route.
However, if you travel by car from Ha Tien or Rach Gia, you still have to board a high-speed train to reach Phu Quoc island district.
Traveling by land and sea will save you a lot.
What to eat in Phu Quoc?
In addition to having fun and visiting Phu Quoc island, visitors also have chance to enjoy numerous delicious specialties here. On April 30 street, which is “the street of cuisine”, is the home of many delicious restaurants and eateries of fresh seafood. Famous destinations to be mentioned are:
Phu Quoc night market
The very first impression offered by Phu Quoc night market for any food connoisseur is the rustic and grilled fresh seafood caught from the Phu Quoc waters including boiled squid, boiled crabs, boiled snails, grilled fish, herring salad, grilled scallops with oil and onions, grilled cobia with salt and chili, seafood porridge, seafood rice, grilled chopped fish soup. The dishes are fresh and original, retaining its essence by simple processing and cooking like what is done reclamation period.
The night market is usually open from 18:00 to 23:00 in Duong Dong town
Crab House Restaurant
Most visitors go to Crab House to try the delicious crab dishes in Phu Quoc. That is why the restaurant is always crowded, if you want to eat crab here, you should come early or book a table online first.
In addition to the crab dishes, which is a specialty here, there are many other tasty and seasoned dishes that you should try.
Address: 21 Tran Hung Dao, Duong Dong town
Kien Xay rice vermicelli restaurant
Have you ever tried making a bowl of vermicelli by yourself? If not, you should visit Kien Xay restaurant. As this is a self-service restaurant, you have to go to the preparation area to order by price, chopped fish or chopped shrimp, then make your own sauce and enjoy the dish at your table.
Kien Xay rice vermicelli here is famous not only for its deliciousness, tastiness or cheap price, but also its unique atmosphere. The scene of visitors preparing their own dishes by cutting, slicing foods cannot be seen in any other places. If you are looking for a delicious and affordable restaurant with a joyful atmosphere, the restaurant is ideal for you.
Directions: Starting from Duong Dong market, go straight Tran Phu street, pass Tran Phu Crossroad – Cach Mang Thang 8 about 500m to Gia An pharmacy, turn into the alley beside the pharmacy, go 200m further.
Khem beachside cuisine
Although Khem Beach is not big like Bai Dai or Bai Sao Beach, this place has a wild and peaceful beauty. If you have the opportunity to stay at the hotels and resorts near this area, you will have a panoramic view of a quiet, romantic fishing village on the beach.
Here you can get on a boat to buy fresh fish, shrimp, cockles, snails. Then you can bring them to the restaurant and have them prepared on the spot. The most impressive dish at Khem beach that you should try is herring salad.
In addition to fresh food, when coming to this beach you should explore famous attractions in Phu Quoc like Suoi Tranh and Phu Quoc prison.
Address: Khem Beach (about 5km from An Thoi town and 25km from Duong Dong town)
Resorts in Phu Quoc
At the resorts, you will have chances to enjoy a variety of dishes at the restaurants. Here are some notable locations:
AZUMA Japanese Restaurant
More than 100 quintessential dishes from fresh ingredients under the preparation of a team of high-class chefs will surely satisfy the taste of the most demanding eaters.
View details of Japanese dishes HERE
Opening hours: Daily: 18:00-2:00
In addition to the elaborate dishes prepared by talented chefs, visitors are also offered a diverse wine list, which is carefully selected to make the perfect combination and enhance the flavor of the dishes.
Check out the MENU of European cuisine restaurant Fusion HERE
Opening hours: Daily: 12:00 – 2:00
BAMBOO Chinese Restaurant
Perfectly combining contemporary design with colors and materials of Chinese culture with modern lines with traditional motifs, Bamboo is a modern and elaborate culinary space.
Besides eating places, you can check-in at many fun places when traveling to Phu Quoc. A series of day and night entertainment activities will definitely make those traveling with you to take dozens of photos.
Check out MENU of Bamboo Chinese restaurant HERE
Opening hours: 24/7
What to play in Phu Quoc?
Vinpearl Phu Quoc Water Park
Visitors coming to Vinpearl Phu Quoc water park will have chance to enjoy many exciting games in the water park.
The games at Vinpearl water park are diverse and suitable for all ages. They vary from thrilling games to small games in water including super slide, Tornado slide, High slide which will surely satisfy all visitors.
Opening hours: From 9:00 to 18:00 daily
Vinpearl Safari park
Vinpearl Safari Park is considered the largest semi-wild park in the country with more than 170 species of animals living, including 3,000 reptiles and rare birds.
The animals here are raised according to a careful process that can ensure safety and natural survival. There are 2 sightseeing areas, namely Zoo and Safari.
At Safari area, visitors will board a dedicated bus to visit the wildlife of the animals. You will be able to see wildlife even from a close distance with absolute safety. Opening time of this area is from 9:00 – 16:00 and lasts for 2-3 hours.
Ticket price for adults: VND 600,000
Ticket price for children (1m – 1m4): VND 500,000
Although Corona Theater was “born” not long ago, it is very popular with the audience by bringing together the top artists’ names in carefully invested shows.
Phu Quoc Casino was built on an area of 37 hectares, belongs to the new high-end eco-tourism complex with many entertainment services. The casino has 1000 slot machines, and 100 tables for blackjack, baccarat and others. Both Vietnamese and foreigners are allowed to play at the new Phu Quoc Island Casino
The ideal resorts for relaxing
Radisson Blu hotel
Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc has a to tal of 514 rooms, suites, villas, along with a system of restaurants, bars, VIP lobby, swimming pool and kids club. The staff at this new sales office will be in charge of sales and marketing for this luxury resort. With an area from 45 meter square to 635 meter square, the resort’s rooms, suites and villas have views of the sea, between the green coconut gardens and the large swimming pool.
Vinpearl VinOasis Phu Quoc is a great vacation destination for family and close friends. In front of VinOasis is a vast ocean, behind it lies a vast green forest. From VinOasis you can easily move to Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc with a distance of 800 meter and Vinpearl Safari about 4.4 kilometer.
Eden Phu Quoc Resort
With its modern, delicate and ingenious French architecture, Eden is a hot name for visitors coming to Phu Quoc. Once you come here, you will be impressed by the excellent quality of Eden with 166 rooms and bungalows of luxury 4 star standards full of amenities.
Moreover, this resort is very close to the sea, there is nothing more wonderful than enjoying the full relaxation on the benches, watching the sunset, or inhaling the salty taste of the sea in hot summer days?
Wish you have a wonderful trip to Phu Quoc with lots of memories. And don’t forget to share those moments with us!