Pronounced as ‘Fu Cok’, the Island of Phu Quoc lies to the South of Vietnam, an approximate distance from Cambodia. Phu Quoc presents different experiences for tourists, although maintaining a semblance with Cambodia and Thailand because of its island’s location. More than half of Phu Quoc is a national park, and this distinct feature makes it the perfect home to the Phu Quoc dog, the country’s domestic ridgeback dogs with a rare ability to swim and climb. Indeed, these dogs are found around beaches on the island. Phu Quoc is renowned for fish sauce and beaches too. The world-class beaches at Phu Quoc can switch from the West to the East, depending on the season.
The launching of an international airport is a welcome development, considering that it is less than 10 minutes away from the best hotels. The Long Beach, a fascinating touristic destination in the South West, is a chain of modern resorts – you don’t want to miss it. Apart from boat trips and jungle walks in Phu Quoc, diving around the islands is mostly the crowd’s favorite. If you aren’t big on swimming, you can rent a motorbike for a swell time around the city.
Snorkeling in Phu Quoc is a beautiful experience. The white sandy beaches and clear azure waters are also suitable for adventurous island-hopping. There are prime snorkeling points for discovering schools, the coral reef, and fresh squids. Tip: Nighttime is the best hour to fish for fresh squids.
Jungle trekking & island discovery
A full-day tour of Phu Quoc is available when you wish to trek in jungles and discover the neighboring islands. You also get free swimming and hiking sessions alongside a delicious plate of local lunch. Ask to be taken to the fish sauce factory, dog kennel, pepper farm, and sim wine factory to discover local industrial life.
Kayaking to Fingernail island & beachside dinner
If you’ve always craved an adventurous experience without breaking a bank in a foreign land, kayaking on the Phu Quoc Island is the ultimate choice. While soaking in the pristine atmosphere at the beach, you can head to Vung Bau Bay for exciting kayaking activity. Do you love a good challenge? Paddle towards the Northern Fingernail Island in Phu Quoc and throw in the extra attitude of pirates as you sail across the remote island. Even when you aren’t kayaking, you can discover virgin lands between the sea. During the night, you can either go to the Half-moon Beach to enjoy a platter of seafood or watch the picturesque sunset that shares the attribute of tranquility with Vung Vau Bay.
Phu Quoc Mango Bay Resort
The rustic Mango Bay is an excellent site for nature lovers. Curious tourists are always in awe of how the ambiance perfectly merges with the natural backdrop and surrounding environment. According to the Mango Bay ethos, their goal is creating an unpretentious resort that is as close to nature as the jugular and parades affordable luxury. Despite the large size of the land, the Mango Bay resort has a few villas and rooms, carefully hidden from sight. Asides its proximity to the beach, the sustainable resort is hailed as the custodian of idyllic tropics in Phu Quoc Island.
Peppercorn Beach Resort
This family-run boutique resort lies to the North of Phu Quoc Island where the tranquil shores are distinct. Peppercorn Beach offers unique experiences as you can immerse yourself in the tranquility of the island views.
Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island
The five-star Salinda Resort is a boutique destination where you experience hospitality in new ways. Great for couples and families, the prime resort features an attractive sunset show. There are 121 luxury villas, suites, and rooms bathed in a seamless combination of contemporary and traditional designs at the interior and exterior, creating an elegant appearance of natural and artificial landscapes. Featuring a trio of restaurants, you will find distinct menus, concepts, and kitchens spearheaded by the Head Chef. Enjoy signature treatments, namely the pearl massage and the special herbal compress at the Thai spa, which sits on precious wellness secrets and natural ingredients. Lose yourself to the splendor at Salinda Resort where a canopy of palm trees cast a desired shade over the blue salty pools from the golden beach in Phu Quoc. As for the golden beach, you won’t find any better than the Salinda Resort.