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Phu Quoc is a beautiful land, a picturesque spot, a fascinating tourist attraction and a little Vietnam. With idyllic beaches, romantic sunsets, evergreen forests, and a serene atmosphere, Phu Quoc attracts many travelers looking to escape bustling city life.

Phu Quoc Weather Overview

Phu Quoc weather changes throughout the year, so it's important to do your research before booking your flight. Most of its rainfall happens from July to September. Sunny skies are common between November and March. You can enjoy consistently warm temperatures thanks to its tropical monsoon climate.

Phu Quoc Island is ideal for a wide range of outdoor activities. It has mountains and unique wildlife on the northern part and pristine beaches on the southern end. Humidity level is low and temperatures average at 27.5°C during the dry season. Make sure you book your hotel in advance, as Phu Quoc gets packed with locals on public holidays and weekends.

Please check the below table to have the general idea of Phu Quoc weather throughout the year:

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 30.6 26.6 23.3
Feb 31.2 27 23.6
Mar 32.1 28.2 24.9
Apr 32.4 28.8 25.6
May 32.2 29.1 26
Jun 31.2 28.4 25.8
Jul 30.4 27.9 25.4
Aug 30.4 28 25.6
Sep 29.9 27.5 25.3
Oct 30.6 27.4 24.8
Nov 31.2 27.7 24.8
Dec 30.8 27.1 24


Best Time to Go to Phu Quoc Island

The best time to go to island is during the dry season. From November until March, Phu Quoc weather sees sunny skies and temperatures between 25°C and 28°C. You can sunbathe, snorkel and swim at Long Beach and Ong Lang Beach. Phu Quoc National Park and Suoi Tranh Waterfall are great for picnicking, jungle-trekking, camping, and bird-watching.

Phu Quoc Seasonal Weather Guide

Unlike the seasons of other destinations in Vietnam, which are commonly split into the dry and the rainy seasons, Phu Quoc tropical climate is divided into three seasons, reflecting its volume of visitors as well. Therefore, I will call these seasons as high, shoulder and low season so you can easily distinguish between the three. When packing, clothing options do not really matter since it is hot all year round.

High Season – November to March

Most travelers will choose this period for a trip to Phu Quoc. Why is that? The weather is extremely pleasant for a tropical getaway with an average temperature of 30 degrees Celsius throughout the day, with shining sun and crystal-clear sky. This season is so perfect that most people will visit during this time, the only downside to the season.

The number of tourists is at its peak during this time, which is also known as the jolly and merry season because it falls in the winter and spring holidays of the West. This means that accommodation rates and the prices of your dinner will also be at its peak. I advise you to arrange reservations in advance for every service, since hotels and restaurants will be fully booked. It is also not an exaggeration to say that the foreign travelers outnumber the local population.

On the other hand, if you are into cultural spotlights, this is the perfect season to go as the locals are celebrating the Lunar New Year (Tet – usually in February but preparations are made even months before). It is ideal because everywhere else in the country closes down for the holidays but most of the establishments on Phu Quoc are operating at full speed, and you get to witness and enjoy the festive culture of Vietnam as well.  This season is easily the most accessible to groups and families.

Shoulder Season – April to June

These are the sweatiest months of the island, literally. Chances of good weather are fifty-fifty, between a perfect sunny day and sudden downpour, but it won’t affect your trip that much. The humidity level is around 80 to 85 percent and everybody is sweating because it feels like a sauna. The tourist population starts to decline.

In April and May, the temperature is at its peak and there is a low chance of rainfall. You will surely get a bad sunburn and become dehydrated if you’re not prepared properly. And under those beautiful pristine beaches are floating flocks of stinging jellyfish. They surround the whole island, everywhere. Therefore, activities will be mostly on the island rather than in the water- but there is still a lot to do!

June is considered the worst month if you are looking for a relaxing Phu Quoc atmosphere. Vietnamese tourists will start to invade the island in waves. Crowded beaches, fully booked hotels and restaurants for the travel agencies, lines of honking buses and vans, why bother to add to the noise?

Low Season – July to September

It’s raining cats and dogs, and the Vietnamese! It is raining everywhere. But even the heavy rain can’t stop the Vietnamese tourists from having a hard-earned precious summer holiday. And the mixture of these two are the worst in July.

At the end of the summer, in August and September, the crowds have pretty much left Phu Quoc. But the rain still stays, and it stays for a whole day, every day. Everything is either offered at a discount of at least 40 percent or closing down for renovation and maintenance. The only attractions during these months are the streams, the waterfalls, the food, and the spas.

If you’re a person that enjoys a peaceful atmosphere and the patter of rain, then this season may be for you. And not to mention the freshest smell from Earth, coming from the cleansing jungle rains! Take a mindful trip to one of the most pristine natural spots of the planet, here in Phu Quoc. There are lush green forests with running streams, hidden waterfalls, and lakes all included in the mysterious national park. What could be more suitable for a such great experience for meditation and calming your soul?

Honestly, just forget about the beach and enjoy the rain.

The Sneaky Best Months to Visit Phu Quoc – October and Early November

Just like the calm between the storms, these months feature the most desirable setting for the best Phu Quoc trip. Rains have faded away and the tourists have yet to come. Every beachfront is calm and relaxing without a lot of people.

Prices are also at their best value, and tourism facilities start to operate again. You could be among the first guests and enjoy the best that is offered! The island is blooming and saves all the best only for you. Activities are fully available and fun because you don’t have to wait in line. Phu Quoc becomes a heaven to those water-sport lovers during these months.

No doubt this is the best of the best time to get a flight to Phu Quoc, especially if you are planning a romantic and singular honeymoon.

Phu Quoc Island's Current weather & 7-day forecast


By plane


As one of the tourist hubs in Vietnam, there are plenty of daily flights to Phu Quoc island, both domestic and international.

Domestic flights: There are the flight from Ho Chi Minh city, Hanoi, or Danang to Phu Quoc every day.

International flights: You can also take the direct flights from regional cities to Phu Quoc including Bangkok (Thailand), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), or Guangzhou (China)

By boat


There are 8 ways to get to Phu Quoc by sea:

  1. Fast ferry from Ha Tien or Rach Gia: Taking the fast ferry is convenient, fun, and safe way to get to Phu Quoc by boat
  2. Slow ferry from Ha Tien only: This is the great option for those transporting vehicles or looking for a more relaxed journey to the island. The different between the fast ferry and the slow ferry in term of travel time is just 1 hour. Both boats are equally comfortable, clean, and modern.
  3. Phu Quoc Express VIP Catamaran: A new luxury ferry service to Phu Quoc
  4. Sightseeing boat from Ho Chi Minh city: This is the private Junk boat cruise is a private 2-day travel from Ho Chi Minh city to Phu Quoc with a stop at Can Tho
  5. International Cruise Ship Travel: Trial runs for an international cruise ship route to Phu Quoc began in 2008 by Hong Kong's Royal Group "Jupiter Cruise", followed by the successful arrival of the German ferry cruise ship "MS Europa 2" in 2013 and 2014. In 2017, Italy's Costa Crociere ferry cruise liner launched the Thailand - Cambodia - Phu Quoc route once Bangkok's Laem Chabang Port began operations. The Cruise ship known as "The Costa Victoria" arrived on Phu Quoc at Duong Dong Port, and its arrival officially kicked off the Southeast Asia cruise ship travel and tourism industry. More international routes will be established once the new Duong Dong International Seaport, and the Phu Quoc Marina are fully operational.
  6. Local boat: it is possible to travel to Phu Quoc island via a local boat; however, you will be sharing the boat with animals, local products, and other goods. The trip from Vietnam's mainland to Phu Quoc by a local fishing boat takes about 8 hours and it is not a comfortable journey. If this intimate cultural experience is of your interest then your first step involves finding a local fisherman in the Mekong Delta area who is willing to accommodate you and accept the risk of transporting tourists to the island. Travelling to Phu Quoc by local boat is done at your own risk and will violate your travel insurance policy. If you do choose this method, make sure you have a valid Vietnam visa
  7. Ferry from Cambodia to Phu Quoc: A new speed ferry route connecting Sihanoukville, Kampot, and Kep with Phu Quoc is currently being established via Sihanoukville Autonomous Port's new multi-purpose terminal.
  8. Ferry from Thailand: A new ferry route from Koh Chang to Phu Quoc is currently being established.

Phu Quoc island is also a paradise for seafood fans. Seafood in Phu Quoc is cheap and fresh and succulent. If you truly prefer an authentic food and beautiful region which are frequented more by locals, you must try top dishes below

#1 - Ken noodle (Bún kèn)

Ken noodle is a unique dish that you definitely cannot find anywhere outside Phu Quoc. The broth is made from dried shredded fish, fish broth, coconut milk, added curry powder and cook until they are vicious. The dish is served with thin noodles, fresh herbs like basil, cilantro, sliced cucumber, bean sprouts, raw papaya and added a little bit of sweet and sour fish sauce.

Where to eat:

Price: 20,000 – 25,000 VND (~ $1 USD)

  • Ut Luom Restaurant: No. 87, 30/4 Street, Phu Quoc
  • Di Hong Restaurant: No. 4 Nguyen Trai Street

#2 - Thick Noodle Soup with Fish Cakes (Bánh canh)

You can find thick noodle soup with fish cakes everywhere in Vietnam but trying the one in Phu Quoc is extraordinary. Banh canh in Phu Quoc is famous for its chewy, crispy fish cake which is made from mackerel and well-seasoned. Local people in Phu Quoc made the broth from simmered mackerel bone, pig bones, and minced pork. Additionally, thick noodle is made from rice flour, so that its texture is bouncy, soft that will melt in your mouth.

Thick noodle soup is a perfect combination of the sweetness of white chewy thick noodle, flavorful broth, tasty mackerel cake, spicy dipping sauce, pepper and fresh vegetables.

Where to eat:

Price: 20,000 – 30,000 VND (~ $1,25 USD)

  • Banh canh Phung: No. 24 Bach Dang Street, Duong Dong
  • Banh canh Hanh: No. 22 Bach Dang Street, Duong Dong
  • Banh canh Le Giang:  No. 289 Tran Hung Dao Street, Duong Dong
  • Banh canh Quoc Anh: No. 55, 30/4 Street, Duong Dong

#3 - Raw herring salad (Gỏi cá trích)

Raw herring salad is an exquisite Phu Quoc food that you would not want to miss. The locals call it salad but the way they eat this dish is pretty different from other normal Vietnamese salads. Shredded coconut and sliced raw herring are mixed with mint and onion then wrapped with fresh vegetables in rice paper and dipped in special sauce. The ingredients for the sauce are chopped chili, garlic, shallots, roasted peanuts which are all mixed with authentic Phu Quoc fish sauce in order to create a spicy yet fragrant and unforgettable flavor. A tip for you to enhance the flavor of this dish is to squeeze the lemon juice on the fish.

Where to eat:

Price: 100,000 – 150,000 VND (~ $6,5 USD)

  • Vuon Tao Restaurant: Cua Lap, Duong To, Phu Quoc
  • Trung Duong Marina Restaurant: No. 136, 30/4 Street, Duong Dong
  • Song Xanh Restaurant: 30/4 Street
  • Le Giang Restaurant: No. 289, Tran Hung Dao Street

#4 - Echinus (Nhum biển)

Echinus is amongst many must-try dishes in Phu Quoc and there are the 3 common ways that are recommended by the locals. The first one is scraping the meat inside, stir-fried with garlic then simmering in porridge. The echinus porridge is rich, sweet, and nutritious that  helps you recover promptly after many days traveling.

The most common way is to cut the echinus in half, and grilled on hot charcoals and topped with spring onion grease, roasted peanuts, then you use spoon to scrape the meat out and dipping it in black pepper salt mixed with lemon juice, you will feel the creamy texture and aromatic of the echinus.

The second way is to cut the echinus in two halves, top with spring onion grease and roasted peanuts, then grill it on hot charcoals. Take a spoonful of the meat and eggs inside and dip it in the mixture of black pepper salt mixed with lime juice, you will immediately feel the creamy texture and aromatic of the fresh echinus.

Or, you can also try raw echinus served with some drizzles of lime juice or wasabi. Enjoying fresh echinus in this way will help you fully taste all of the freshness and intriguing texture of this unique dish.

Where to eat:

Price: 20,000 – 30,000 VND/kg (~ $1,25 USD/kg)

  • Dinh Cau night market
  • Quan Nho: No. 40 Mac Thien Tich Street
  • Song Xanh Restaurant: 30/4 Street
  • Trung Duong Marina Restaurant: No. 136, 30/4 Street, Duong Dong
  • Le Giang Restaurant: No. 289 Tran Hung Dao Street

#5 - Shrimp Noodle (Bún quậy)

Being considered the most unique Phu Quoc food, shrimp noodle will definitely give you an unforgettable culinary experience. The word “quậy” means stir because the noodles are freshly made in place by the restaurant, running straight from the press to the pot of boiling water and are stirred around to cook. Fish paste and shrimp paste are finely ground, mixed well and then stirred around the bowl. After that, the boiling noodles water is added immediately to make them cooked so that you can taste the freshness and sweetness of the broth.

Self-service is another interesting point of the restaurant in which you have to mix your own condiments with salt, sugar, pepper, kumquat, chili and be ready to receive your vermicelli bowl from the owner. The shop is always crowded with long lines of people waiting, therefore make sure to come in the low hours to save your time.

Where to eat:

Price: 30,000 – 35,000 VND (~ $1,5 USD)

  • Bun quay Kien Xay: No. 28 Bach Dang Street, Duong Dong

#6 - Grilled Trachurus (Cá sòng nướng)

Trachurus is most delicious when it is seasoned with chili salt and grilled on hot charcoal. To enjoy grilled trachurus, wrap the meat in rice paper with fresh herbs, vegetable and dip it in chili lime sauce. All create the sweetness but not fishy, and the meat is chewy that will melt in your mouth. Do not miss the chance to try this Phu Quoc dish when traveling to the island because it is not easy to find in other places and the trachurus is quite hard to catch.

Where to eat:

Price: 120,000 – 150,000 VND (~ $4,5 – $6,5 USD in current price)

  • Trung Duong Marina Restaurant: No.136, 30/4 Street, Duong Dong
  • Zen Restaurant: 30/4 Street, Duong Dong

#7 - Slipper lobster (Tôm mũ ni)

Slipper lobster is truly amazing beyond your expectation! The most common way is to boil the lobster so that you can enjoy the sweetness and freshness of thick meat and its fascinating fragrant when dipped in black pepper salt mixed with lime juice. Alternatively, grilled slipper lobster with cheese, stir-fried with butter and garlic or grilled slipper lobster with spring onion grease are also common ways of cooking in many local restaurants in Phu Quoc.

Where to eat:

Price:  450,000 – 750,000 VND/kg (~$21 – $33 USD in current price)

  • Dinh Cau night market
  • Quan Bup: No. 108, 30/4 Street, Duong Dong

#8 - Ham Ninh Flower Crab (Cua Hàm Ninh)

Flower crab is another specialty in Phu Quoc Island and readily available in many local seafood restaurants but the one in Ham Ninh is the locals’ most favorite place. Ham Ninh crab is quite small but the meat is rich fragrant, fresh and delicious with a firm texture. Aside from boiled crab, crab fried rice is also a must-try. The dish is a harmonious combination of steamed rice, tasty boiled crab meat, slices of fried eggs and spicy chili sauce. All of these ingredients are blended to create a very idyllic and mouthwatering flavor that mesmerizes even the pickiest eaters.

Tips from Sonasia Holiday: A large crab is not tasty as the smaller ones so that you should choose the medium size. In addition, if you like crab roes, choose female crabs. If you like meaty ones, choose male crabs. Crabs on Phu Quoc island are so good that it is a pity if you do not try this kind of seafood when arriving in the island.

Where to eat:

Price:  150,000 – 250,000 VND/ kg (~ $6,5 – $11 USD in current price)

  • Ham Ninh fishing village Restaurant: Rach Ham, Ham Ninh
  • Quan Ghe Ham Ninh: No. 112 Bach Dang Street
  • Bien Xanh (Blue Ocean) Restaurant: No. 47, Ham Ninh
  • Kim Cuong Restaurant: Cua Lap Hamlet, Duong To

#9 - Fried squid with fish sauce

Fried squid with fish sauce is also one of the best Phu Quoc food for the island visitors. The baby squids are fried with fish sauce, sugar, saute, garlic, chopped spring onions, and chili, creating the attractive smell and toothsome taste. It may sound easy to make the dish but Phu Quoc is the only place where you can taste the freshest and most authentic version of fried squid with fish sauce.

Where to eat:

Price: 60,000 – 110,000 VND (~$3 – $5 USD)

  • Dinh Cau night market
  • Trung Duong Marina Restaurant at 136, 30/4 Street, Duong Dong
  • Zen Restaurant: 30/4 Street, Duong Dong

#10 - Snails (Ốc)

It is highly recommended that you should try as many kinds of snails as possible when you come to Phu Quoc Island. Most local seafood restaurants offer the same cooking ways but different kinds of snails will come with different flavors and distinctive tastes. However, there are some kinds of snails that are hardly found in the mainland or other coastline cities in Vietnam.

Baler snail (ốc giác) is a nutritious food with its meat is divided into two edible parts – chewy white meat and a rich soft brown part called roe. The popular baler snails salad uses cooked white meat that is thinly sliced and mixed with diced banana flower, mints, chili peppers, cooking oil and other spices then topped with the roe and roasted peanuts. Besides that, grilled baler snails, baler snails with saute and boiled baler snails are also must-try dishes.

Barbed snails (ốc gai) are relatively rare, so they are rarely sold in many seafood stores like others. This delicious dish of Phu Quoc can be grilled or boiled, with the meat is opalescent, creating chewy, crunchy texture and strong flavor that is totally different from other dishes.

Strombus (ốc nhảy) is known as one of the most awesome specialties of Vietnam’s sea areas like Phu Quoc Island, Nha Trang, Phu Yen, etc. The snail’s flesh is crispy and fat with a provoking aroma, so it is used to make appetizing dishes such as strombus fried with sauté sauce or with garlic and onion, flower banana strombus salad, strombus steamed with ginger, grilled strombus and many more.

Where to eat:

Price: 70,000 – 150,000 VND (~ $3 – $6,5 USD)

  • Dinh Cau night market
  • Ngheu So Oc Hen Restaurant: 30/4 Street,
  • Oc 343: No. 343, 30/4 Street, Duong Dong

Phu Quoc Island attractions aren’t just limited to its stunning beaches, but extends to historical sites, Buddhist shrines, and fishing villages that have stood the test of time. Please find out our suggest things to do, you can find out the best activites for you.

Phu Quoc National Park

Quoc National Park takes up more than half of Phu Quoc Island, where nature lovers can spot rare wildlife and plants such as long-tailed macaques, silver langurs, otters, and hornbills. Declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2010, a part of this verdant landscape is open to a wide range of activities such as camping, hiking, bird-watching, and photography. If you’re looking to test out your endurance level, Mount Heaven in Phu Quoc National Park is accessible within a challenging four-hour trek through the evergreen forest followed by a 10-meter-tall bamboo ladder.

Suoi Da Ban Waterfalls

Suoi Da Ban is a white-water creek tumbling across some attractive large granite boulders. There are deep pools and it’s nice enough for a dip. Bring plenty of mosquito repellent. For the falls, the best months to visit are between May and September – by the end of the dry season there’s little more than a trickle.

Fairy stream falls - Suoi Tien

Suoi Tien is a small stream situated close to Duong Dong Town. Despite it is not easy to get there, but if you have a chance, it is definitely worth your visit as the lush forest scenery here is very stunning. The natural scenery here is rather peaceful and nice. You can explore the region and find ginseng, orchids, and myrtle fruit tree. Like two waterfalls above, there are some activities for tourists to enjoy here, including soaking into the stream and picnicking

Suoi Tranh Waterfall

Suoi Tranh Waterfall is a 4-meter-tall waterfall that’s surrounded by lush greenery, numerous walking paths, natural caves, and rock pools. Located 7 kilometers west of Duong Dong, nature lovers can enjoy recreational activities such as picnicking, jungle-trekking, camping and bird-watching. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can hike further up from the main waterfall site to visit Hang Doi (Grotto of Bats), which measures 200 meters in height and houses unique stalactites. Due to its close proximity to the main town, Suoi Tranh Waterfall is usually packed with locals during weekends and national holidays.

Dinh Cau Rock (Cau Temple)

Dinh Cau Rock is an odd-shaped natural formation beside Duong Dong Fishing Harbor, which houses a lighthouse and Buddhist shrine with a rooftop terrace. Also known as Cua Temple, it was constructed in 1937 to commemorate Thien Hau (the Goddess of the sea), whom locals believe provides protection for fishermen heading out to sea. There are 29 winding stone steps to reach the top of Cua Temple, where you will be greeted with spectacular sunset views of Dinh Cau Beach, Duong Dong Town, and neighboring islets. Entrance to Dinh Cau Rock is free of charge, and there are plenty of food and beverage stands at the base of the temple if you’re feeling peckish

Ho Quoc Pagoda

On a remote stretch of coastal road 10km north of Sao Beach, climb the stairs for one of the best views from any temple in Vietnam – blue sky and the water off Bai Dam Beach frame the temple-gate eaves. Behind you, green hills. Ho Quoc was only built in 2012 and features a Quan Am statue and a giant bell. Admirers of Ho Quoc venture here for sunrise and full-moon evenings.

Ham Ninh Fishing Village

Ham Ninh Fishing Village attracts foreign visitors looking to experience the daily life of the local fishermen as well as enjoy authentic regional specialities. A 20-minute drive from Phu Quoc International Airport, there’s also a pier not far from the village, where you can enjoy relaxing views of colorful fishing boats, Ham Ninh Mountain range and coastline, and the Hai Tac Archipelago. Ham Ninh Fishing Village is also renowned for its unique dishes such as sea cucumber soup, tram mushroom, and boiled flower crab as well as medicinal drinks made with seaweed, ginseng, seahorse, and rice wine.

Pepper Plantations

One of the most recommended Phu Quoc island attractions is Pepper gardens. Phu Quoc is well-known for pepper, especially red pepper. The heat and spice of Phu Quoc pepper is very special. Local farmers here do not use chemical fertilizers yet organic fertilizers when processing pepper as in other areas. There are about 385 ha of pepper plantations on this island, majorly in Cua Can (Cửa Cạn) and Cua Duong (Cửa Dương) villages. During the major harvesting period, from February to July, ripe peppercorns are carefully collected by famers’ hands, and divided into 3 types: the red type, the black type and the white type. Today, tourists could easily visit one of many pepper plantations on the island. It is estimated that there are 3 main plantations here which are very easily accessible. If you are going to travel around Phu Quoc, you should not miss visiting a pepper plantation. Those people who are interested in culinary could have a guided tour of pepper plantation to see the complete process in detail.

Pearl Farms

Phu Quoc has gained the reputation for having very high-quality pearls, even what seems to be very rare and precious – black pearls. Legend had it that pearls have some characteristics that can cure diseases like anti-aging, detoxifying and even magical ability like bringing good luck and happiness. Nowadays, oysters are being reared across the island. Many pearl farms are open for tourism purposes. The traditional pearl is milky, and the rare ones are black or amber…. With modern technology, they could make the oysters produce the pearls in shapes and colors as they want such as heart-shaped, drops, square, triangle, oval…

Phu Quoc Prison

Phu Quoc Prison is a bleak reminder of Vietnam’s turbulent history, where over 40,000 North Vietnamese soldiers were imprisoned during the Vietnam War. Built in 1949 by French colonists, this war museum now houses torture instruments, photographs of former detainees and exhibits of brutal punishments such as crucifixion, food deprivation, and electrocution. A prominent site in Phu Quoc Prison is the row of tiger cages, where prisoners were kept in total darkness and subjected to extreme heat and cold for a prolonged period of time. Entrance fee is priced at VND 3,000 per person, with tours available in English, French and Vietnamese.

Sao Beach

With picture-perfect white sand, the delightful curve of beautiful Sao Beach bends out alongside a sea of mineral-water clarity just a few kilometers from An Thoi, the main shipping port at the southern tip of the island. There are a couple of beachfront restaurants, where you can settle into a deckchair (50,000d for nonguests), change into bathers (10,000d fee) or partake in water sports. If heading down to Sao Beach by motorbike, fill up with petrol before the trip.

Phu Quoc, known as the pearl island, has always been the favorite destination in Vietnam for those who love the beach. If you are for the best place to stay in Phu Quoc, there are several areas on the island that are worth considering. Here’s our guide to Phu Quoc best areas and best rated hotels there.

1. Duong Dong Town

Duong Dong Town is the most popular area to stay for tourists visiting the island. Duong Dong Town is the center of Phu Quoc Island district, so this area is suitable for those who want to be close to the bustling area for easy transportation and traveling between sightseeing spots. The town is also a good base for eating and having fun as at night this area is the most vibrant place on the island. There is the famous food street (Phu Quoc Night Market), many restaurants and bars.

In general, if you will be coming to Phu Quoc and not planning to stay in one of island’s resorts, you can choose to stay at the hotel in Duong Dong. The closer to the night market, the more convenient it will be to explore the area and enjoy time in the evening. However, the best hotels and resorts are scattered along Tran Hung Dao Street. There are also many cheap accommodations near the sea around this area.

Some of the best rated hotels in Duong Dong Town:

  • L'Azure Resort and Spa: The resort is located only 10-minute walk from the local night market. The resort also has a private beach, spa, 3 dining options and complimentary airport pick-up service.
  • Doi Sao Phu Quoc: Built in 2018 in the area surrounded by greenery, the resort with an outdoor swimming pool is located just 1.5 km from the night market.
  • Varia Hotel: This is the best rated 2-star hotel situated footsteps away from Phu Quoc Night Market and in close proximity to restaurants and other places of daily needs.

2. Ong Lang - Cua Can Area

Ong Lang and Cua Can area is a quiet location. The distance from Ong Lang to Duong Dong Town center is about 5 km, from Cua Can – 13 km. To travel between places, you have to rent a motorbike or take a taxi. As this area is located quite far from the center of Duong Dong Town, nights here are more peaceful.

In this area, you can find beautiful beaches like Ong Lang Beach and Cua Can Beach, where the pristine natural beauty of Phu Quoc Island is still kept.

Ong Lang and Cua Can area has many coastal resorts, so the scenery seen from the room is much more beautiful than you could expect when staying at one of the hotels in Duong Dong. You can easily find the resort offering magnificent views of the sea, outdoor swimming pool, on-site restaurant and a garden.

The room prices at the resorts in Ong Lang and Cua Can area are relatively low. If you want to find a quiet place to enjoy your holiday with a reasonable budget, this area is not a bad choice.

Some of the best rated resorts in Ong Lang - Cua Can area:

  • Phu Quoc Eco Beach Resort: The resort situated on Ong Lang Beach, hidden in a beautiful eco forest with a variety of local flora and fauna.
  • Green Bay Phu Quoc Resort & Spa: The resort with nature-inspired decor offering a private beach area and an outdoor swimming pool.
  • Mango Bay Resort: This is an eco-friendly nature resort spread over 700 m of private sandy beach and 20 hectares of natural greenery.

3. Duong To Area

In terms of location, hotels in Duong To area are very close to Phu Quoc Airport as it takes only about 10 minutes’ drive by car to get there. Therefore, you can easily move to the airport, making this area especially convenient for business travelers.

This area is also great for traveling quickly to the destinations in southern part of the island. When staying here, you can easily visit Sao Beach, make incense offerings at Ho Quoc Pagoda, visit Phu Quoc prison or take a boat to Hon Thom and Hon Dua islands and join a coral-diving fishing tour on the sea. However, if you want to go to the center, the distance is more than 15 km.

Duong To area is more remote than Cua Can, making it suitable for groups or families who want to spend most of their holiday at the resort. There is not much entertainment in the evening because the surroundings are quite.

There are many hotels and resorts in Duong To area. Most of resorts are also ready to provide airport shuttle service making it a convenient and relaxing area to stay after long-distance flights.

Some of the best rated resorts in Duong To area:

  • Dusit Princess Moonrise Beach Resort: This resort is centrally located on the stunning West Coast beach, and offers the modern twist of contemporary resort lifestyle and charming Vietnamese hospitality to create a memorable stay.
  • Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island: This is a 5-star luxury resort surrounded by palm trees and located directly on the shore of Phu Quoc's Long Beach.
  • Aurora House: This is the best rated 3-star hotel offering accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, garden and terrace.

4. Vinpearl

Vinpearl is located in the northern part of Phu Quoc Island, about 30 km from the airport. This area is completely separated from other areas as the whole area is occupied by a complex of amusement park, safari and resort owned by Vinpearl. This area is especially suitable for families going on vacation to enjoy resort’s full services and experience perfect time on the beach.

Vinpearl is quite far from the town center and Phu Quoc Airport but you can take the advantage of free airport shuttle bus to go to other places.

One of the most famous attractions in the area is Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc where you can discover indoor and outdoor activities, plus an exciting Water Park with dolphin shows and more. There is also Vinpearl Safari Phu Quoc which is Vietnam's first and only open zoo. Here you can meet different species of wild animals from South Africa, Europe, India, and Australia.

On Phu Quoc Island, there are currently 6 Vinpearl hotels located close to each other, and each Vinpearl Phu Quoc hotel has its own strengths:

  • Vinpearl Discovery Phu Quoc: Vinpearl Discovery has a youthful and dynamic style. There are 3 Vinpearl Discovery resorts that offer villas style accommodation so they are suitable for groups of friends, or large families who want to enjoy their own space together.
  • Vinpearl Discovery 1 Phu Quoc: This is a truly unique resort complex bringing together incredible activities and attractions with a wonderful beachfront suite and villa stay in Mediterranean design style.
  • Vinpearl Discovery 2 Phu Quoc: The resort is set in Ganh Dau Beach area and offers elegant accommodation in Mediterranean architecture style.
  • Vinpearl Discovery 3 Phu Quoc: This resort offers stylish and sophisticated-styled resort features with well-decorated bedrooms, living room, and dining area with a kitchenette.
  • Vinpearl Resort & Spa Phu Quoc: This is the oldest Vinpearl hotel in Phu Quoc. Featuring a red roof Indochina architecture, this resort consists of guests’ hotel and villas for you to choose comfortably.
  • Vinpearl Resort & Golf Phu Quoc: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Phu Quoc is offering hotel rooms and private villas with more luxurious facilities. There is also an 18-hole golf course with 100 ha of international standard area.
  • VinOasis Phu Quoc: VinOasis has the modern design style and the water park built right inside the hotel premises. If you simply want to have fun at the water park in Vinpearl Land, you can take advantage of staying at this resort because this place also offers an unlimited access to the water park for guests.

5. Hon Dam

In Phu Quoc, there is an interesting island that few people know about, which is Hon Dam. Hon Dam Island is also known as Love Island.

Hon Dam is one of the most beautiful pristine islands of Phu Quoc, located about 2 km south of An Thoi Port. To get to Hon Dam Island, you can go to An Thoi Port and rent a boat or canoe to get there. This area is famous for diving, fishing and hiking through the forest. This place is really suitable for couples who are looking for a romantic space and for nature lovers who want to stay closely connected with nature.

The whole private island has only one main accommodation, Hon Dam Island Hideaway, with several simple bungalows made of bamboo and wood facing the sea. When staying here, you can enjoy the beach, forest and mountains in the surrounding area. You can also enjoy delicious local dishes as well as seafood at the on-site restaurant.

6. Khem Beach Area

Khem Beach is located in the southern part of Phu Quoc Island, just a 15-minute drive from Phu Quoc International Airport. However, the beach is about 25 km from the center of Duong Dong Town and down a dirt path through the forest, so it’s quite secluded.

Khem Beach is a picturesque beach with creamy white sand and emerald water. If you go on a real vacation, this is one of the best places to stay in Phu Quoc as it will definitely meet all your needs and dreams.

The most famous resort here is JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa. This resort is situated along the coast of Khem Beach and has its own private beach. This classy resort with 244 rooms, suites, apartments and villas is designed based on the idea of a science fiction university, Lamarck University. The interesting thing that the resort brings to visitors is the days of vacation as a university student, in a unique resort school. The resort offers 3 dining options and contemporary bars. The on-site restaurants serve an array of seafood, local and international dishes, while the bars provide a selection of wines and other beverages.


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