Fishing boats in south of Phu Quoc island. Photo by Christian Berg
Stay on the beach
Toward the island's southern coast, Bãi Sao is famous for its scenery and comes with the added adventure of navigating Phú Quốc's dirt roads. Further north, you'll find more secluded shores, from Ông Lang beach to the long, empty stretch of Bãi Dài.
See a slice of local life
To get a better sense of local life on Phú Quốc, pay a visit to Dinh Cậu, a modest temple on Long Beach. Visit fish sauce factories in Dương Đông, and poke around the fishing villages and floating restaurants on the north of the island.
Unwind in a beach bar
Get ready to party: Phú Quốc is home to some amazing beach bars. INK 360 surprises patrons with avant-garde design, Sailing Club spoils diners with delicious fusion cuisine, and Rock Island Club serves up gorgeous sea views.
The An Thới Archipelago is Phú Quốc’s crown jewel. These islands are blessed with sunny, sandy beaches and brilliant blue water, so clear you can snorkel, scuba, and swim to your heart’s content. Try a boat tour to locate your favourite.
Take a scenic cable car ride
It’s just 20 minutes from the mainland to Hòn Thơm Island on the SunWorld Cable Car, but these 20 minutes you won’t soon forget. Soak up the beauty of Vietnam’s southern islets as you soar above sparkling water, fishing boats and rocky coves.
The best time to visit Phú Quốc Island is between November and March, as the temperatures are pleasant and the skies are clear. Expect a mix of sun and rain if you visit from April to June. From July to October, the rainy season takes hold, bringing heavy downpours and cooler temperatures.
Short and direct daily flights to Phú Quốc International Airport depart from Ho Chi Minh City, Đà Nẵng and Hanoi. Other options for visiting include high-speed boats travelling between the island and the Mekong Delta towns of Rạch Giá and Hà Tiên. Travelling around Vietnam’s largest island is relatively easy, with plenty of taxis readily available. Ride-hailing apps and tours by private car can also be a great option for visitors. Tours by boat through An Thới Archipelago are a must-do to go snorkelling and island hopping.