Phu Quoc Island

Located in the Gulf of Thailand, Phu Quoc Island District consists of 36 islands, of which the largest island is Phu Quoc with the total area of 537km2.


Hailed as the gem island, Phu Quoc has not only a wide range of stunning beaches (Truong, Khem, Sao, Dai…), but also system of streams and waterfalls including Da Ban, Da Ngon, Tranh, Tien. This is an ideal place for swimming, boating, fishing, diving, marine sports and island adventure.

In addition to sea-islands resources, Phu Quoc has forest ecosystem located mainly in Phu Quoc National Park with the area of 12,794ha. Phu Quoc National Park is home to diversified fauna and flora, many of which are listed in Viet Nam Red Book such as forest wolf, white monkey, pile ape (hylobates pileatus gray).

Coming to Phu Quoc, visitors will have the opportunity to visit historical sites such as Dinh Cau Relic, Phu Quoc Prison, Hero Nguyen Trung Truc’s military base.; explore the pearl farm, fish sauce production, pepper cultivation; and enjoy a variety of seafood (prawn, mackerel, pomfret, indian mackerel.).

Phu Quoc also has plentiful accommodation system, typically luxury hotels and resorts, namely Vinpearl Resort Phu Quoc, Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island, Saigon Phu Quoc Resort & Spa.

Besides, the transportation system in the island has rapidly developed with passenger transport services by air and sea such as direct fights connecting Phu Quoc with Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho City, Rach Gia City (Kien Giang Province), Siem Reap (Cambodia), Singapore, Seoul (the Republic of Korea); and daily high speed boats connecting Phu Quoc with Rach Gia City and Ha Tien Town (Kien Giang Province).

In 2013, Vietnamese Government issued Decision on some specific policies to develop Phu Quoc Island. Of which, foreigners and Vietnamese holding foreign passports are exempt from visas to enter and stay in Phu Quoc Island for not more than 30 days.

Top 5 Things To Do in Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc has mountains, lowlands and natural forest covering 37,000ha with many precious kinds of wood and birds. Phu Quoc is called Pearl Island because of the natural richness and ecological diversity, tourist potential, strange land with primeval forests, Dau waterfall, Tram Trench, and Vem Trench. It holds many many beautiful seaside resorts. In 2006, the coast and Kien Giang Island (including Phu Quoc) was recognized as a world biosphere.

1. Beaches in Phu Quoc island

Sao Beach
Sao Beach, Phu Quoc. Photo: Prince Roy

Phu Quoc is the largest island in Viet Nam and hailed as Ngoc (Gem) island. It consists of many stunning and pristine beaches attracting many visitors.

See more: 3 Best Beaches In Phu Quoc (Vietnam) For Your Vacation

2. Phu Quoc National Park

Phu Quoc National Park
Phu Quoc National Park. Photo: Sketyl none

To Phu Quoc National Park, visitors will be immersed in the charming natural landscapes, soaked in crystal blue water, participated in many interesting outdoor activities (camp­ing, fishing, scuba diving.) and enjoyed local specialties (sim wine, grilled bien mai oyster, stream fish.).

See more: Phu Quoc National Park highlights and travel guide

3. Phu Quoc Prison Relic

Phu Quoc Prison Relic
Phu Quoc Prison Relic. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Fist-shaped monument in Phu Quoc Prison Relic is the symbol of heroic spirit to the break the chains of Phu Quoc prisoners.

See more: Phu Quoc Communist Prison Historical Relic (or Phu Quoc Prison Relic)

4. Dinh Cau Temple Relic

Dinh Cau, Phu Quoc
Dinh Cau, Phu Quoc. Photo: Pixabay

Dinh Cau Temple considered as cultural and belief symbol of Phu Quoc Island is the place of wishing for good luck, good life and good catch for trips of local fishermen.

See more: Dinh Cau Temple

5. Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc

Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc

  • Every day, Vinpearl Aquarium has fantastic shows namely Mermaid Show with the girls act beautiful mermaids from fairy tale.
  • All stores in Vinpearl Shopping Street are designed according to European-style architecture.

See more: Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc: Entertainment paradise


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