Whether you're here to relax on sun-kissed beaches, explore remote corners of the island, or gorge on the mounds of fresh seafood, you'll soon discover the charms that make Phu Quoc a true Southeast Asian gem. Right from the start you'll find the islanders are incredibly friendly and welcoming, the weather's fantastic (occasional wet season downpours aside), the views are stunning and the local food… well, you'll discover for yourself why Vietnamese and Phu Quoc cuisine is talked about the world over!
We are on the ground and helping visitor's experiences in Phu Quoc for more than 10 years now, we really love this place and want to share our fantastic knowledge with you by providing the best and most up to date information by travellers for travellers. Here you will also find world class seafood, pepper, fish sauce, magnificent sunsets and crystal clears waters with white sand beaches. In this website, we'll set out some of the basics for getting the most out of your time on the island. From the best beaches to the best value accommodation, eating and drinking – in fact the full Phu Quoc A-Z is here!
There it is, now all you need to do is get out there and explore this amazing Island!
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The prime time to visit is November to April when skies are blue; the sea is clear and diving at its best!
The dry season and busiest time in Phu Quoc is typically
November through to April, when the skies are blue, the sea on the west coast is very
calm, diving and boating is at its best, it can rain during this time but very little and usually at
We often get high temperatures and humidity at the end of the dry season and leading into the wet season usually in April and May but its still a good time to visit, there are a lot less tourists about but it's just a bit hot and sticky!
The wet season usually starts towards the end of May and continues through to October, sometimes even into November but during the wet season we can have some great sunny dry spells that can go on for weeks.
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Phu Quoc sits in the Gulf of Thailand around 45km from the town of Ha Tien on the Vietnamese mainland, measuring approx. 48km from north to south, and 19 km east to west; the Island packs a lot in to a small space!
You can liken the shape of the Island to that of a “teardrop”, being widest at the top in the north and narrowing to a small point at the bottom in the south.
Running along the central west coast is the popular Long Beach called this because it's the longest beach on the Island, here is home to many resorts and restaurants, also the perfect spot to catch the wonderful Phu Quoc sunset.
As this beach runs for almost half the length of the island, you shouldn't struggle to find a quiet
Whilst Long Beach dominates the west coast, in the north there is the National Park and other rural areas with key attractions, hiking trails, waterfalls and wildlife await those with a strong sense of adventure.
Phu Quoc's main town is Duong Dong, located on the west coast about half way up the island.
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A common gripe over the years has been the cost of a Vietnamese visa BUT for those who just wish to visit Phu Quoc you can obtain a FREE 30 DAY VISA ON ARRIVAL, fly in direct from either of the current scheduled international flights from either Bangkok (Bangkok Air) or Kuala Lumpur (Air Asia).
If you are transiting via Hanoi or HCM city (and only wish to visit Phu Quoc) just follow the simple procedure below:
Most nationalities wishing only to visit Phu Quoc can obtain a “Visa on arrival letter” at the airport of entry, which allows a stay of up to 30 days, see key points to the procedure below:
- You must have a return air ticket in and out of Phu Quoc (and Vietnam)
- Passport with more than 6 months validity
- Upon International arrival at Hanoi or HCM City airport go to the area just before immigration to get your 30 day visa “letter” (this is NOT a visa sticker or stamp in your passport)
- Now exit the International terminal and go to the Domestic terminal, here you will present your visa “letter” upon airline check-in then fly to Phu Quoc, that's it!
In recent years we have seen a huge increase in the number of International flights, most commonly direct daily commercial flights from Bangkok (Bangkok Air) and Kuala Lumpur (Air Asia) however there are also daily services from the following countries;
China (China Southern Airlines), Inchon - Korea, (Vietjet Air) and Hong Kong (Vietjet Air) with services on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.
Charter flights operate regularly mainly during the dry season (Oct-March) coming in from Scandinavia, UK, Russia, Korea and China.
In and around the main town of Duong Dong, you can get about very easily on foot and it's a very
enjoyable way to meet the locals.
The cooler morning hours are certainly the best times to get about whether be at the local market or along the streets looking for their breakfast of the day!
Everything in town is close to hand with shops, restaurants and bars all within short strolling distance of each other, If you're looking to head further afield and out of town then bicycles are a great option and some resorts will offer them free for their guests or to rent approximately 50,000 vnd per day.
Away from the busier roads outside of town you'll find you can ride at a very leisurely pace and take in the quiet streets, back roads and beaches whilst getting some mild exercise, try to set off early in the mornings to avoid the heat of the afternoon sun.
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Once you finally arrive in Phu Quoc it's useful to get your bearings, the airport is towards the southern end of Phu Quoc, about 10km or a 20-minute drive from the main town of the Island Duong Dong.
There's essentially one main double lane road running the length of the island right up the middle from south to north, this splits in the north, the north-west to the left and north-east to the right.
There are also two other main roads to be noted, one from the International Airport heading south to An Thoi and also one from Duong Dong town heading northwest past the areas of Ong Lang and Cua Can, finishing at the coastal village of Ganh Dau.