Phu Quoc at a glance 

Phu Quoc archipelago is located in the Gulf of Thailand, in the territory of Kien Giang Province, southwest of Vietnam. The island is about 400 km West of Ho Chi Minh City, 120km from Rach Gia City and 45km from Ha Tien City. 

This place attracts international guests through various types of tourism, with rich marine and island resources: diverse forest and marine ecosystems. Phu Quoc Sea has 22 large and small islands with a total area of about 589 km2. In particular, the natural terrain gently runs from north to south with 99 mountains and hills.

Phu Quoc island

There are many lovely small islands in Phu Quoc that you must explore 

When to visit Phu Quoc 

You should travel from November to April. This is the dry season with little rain, warm sunshine and suitable for outdoor activities. Especially, visiting Phu Quoc around the end of April is the best idea because the guests are still not crowded and the prices are low.

Phu Quoc Island - best time to visit phu quoc

International guest on Phu Quoc Island

Transportation to notice 

Phu Quoc Island is a rare island that has an airport of its own, the most convenient and time-saving travel to Phu Quoc is always by plane. Besides, there are other transports such as ferries and speed boats.

How to get to Phu Quoc from Ho Chi Minh

You can travel to Phu Quoc by many means but the most popular way is by plane. 

  • Takes about 2 hours and costs from 475.000 VND (~ 20.20 USD) - 900.000 VND (~ 38.27 USD) per ticket. 

  • Landing at Phu Quoc airport, you need to go about 10km to reach Duong Dong town.

- Taxi: 180.000 VND (~ 7.65 USD) - 220.000 VND (~ 9.35 USD).

- Technology motorbike: 60.000 VND (~ 2.55 USD) - 100.000 VND (~ 4.25 USD).

Getting to Phu Quoc by plane

Getting to Phu Quoc by plane is the best choice 

How to get around Phu Quoc

Once you have moved to Phu Quoc, the next thing you need to do is find yourself a means of transportation on Phu Quoc Island. Keep reading the  Phu Quoc Travel Guide below to plan the perfect itinerary for your trip.

  • Motorbike rental: 120.000 VND (~ 5.10 USD) - 150.000 VND (~ 6.38 USD) per day.

  • Car rental: 600.000 VND (~ 25.51 USD) - 800.000 VND (~ 31.01 USD) per day.

  • Taxi. There are some famous taxi brands around the island you can try:

  • Vinasun taxi: 0297 3827 727.

  • Phu Quoc taxi: 0565 757 666.

  • Mai Linh taxi: 0297 397 9797.

  • Sasco taxi: 0297 376 7676.

  • Bus: Buses run on most routes from the airport to Duong Dong and An Thoi town with fees between 10.000 VND (~ 0.43 USD) - 40.000 VND (~ 1.70 USD). However, the destinations are far from the main road so it will not be convenient if going by bus.

phu quoc rental motorbike

The foreign tourist rents a motorbike 

What Makes Phu Quoc a Must-Visit Destination

Phu Quoc is so beautiful and famous that any visitor knows. However, do you know where you can visit Phu Quoc? If you are looking for the best tourist spots, pay attention to our article about sharing the Phu Quoc travel guide.

Namaste Phu Quoc Coral Park

  • Address: Hon Roi Hamlet, Hon Thom Village.

  • Active hours: 9:00 AM -  5:00 PM.

  • Price:

- 950.000 VND (~ 40.39 USD) per standard ticket.

- 1.495.000 VND (~ 63.56 USD) per standard combo ticket.

- 1.290.000 VND (~ 54.85 USD) per VIP ticket.

- 1.835.000 VND (~ 78.02 USD) per VIP combo ticket.

Namaste Phu Quoc Coral Park is a coral conservation area on Phu Quoc Island, Phu Quoc is known as one of the top tourist destinations of our country, with beautiful beaches, pristine forests and beautiful beaches. covered with natural habitats and unspoiled landscapes. 

Namaste Phu Quoc Coral Park - phu quoc travel guide

Tourists can sightsee the coral and marine in Namaste Phu Quoc Coral Park

Phu Quoc Prison

  • Address: No. 456,  An Thoi Ward.

  • Active hours: 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM.

  • Price: free entrance.

Visitors will be reminded of the tumultuous history of Vietnam in Phu Quoc prison. In the past, this was the place to house more than 40,000 soldiers during the war. The prison was built in 1949, this is considered a living museum, the most realistic representation of brutal torture forms such as crucifixion and electric shock.

Phu Quoc Prison

The pictures of Phu Quoc Prison

Suoi Tranh Ecotourism Area

  • Address: Duong To Commune, Duong Dong Village.

  • Active hours: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM.

  • Price: 30.000 VND (~ 1.28 USD) per entrance ticket.

About 7km west of Duong Dong town center, you will come to Suoi Tranh Phu Quoc - an extremely suitable tourist destination for those who love to explore nature. What impresses visitors here is the waterfall up to 4m high-surrounded by dense forests and natural caves.  

Visitors can let their hair down in the cool water and participate in exciting activities and games such as trekking through the forest, camping and exploring the Bat Cave - where the cave is 200m high and has many unique stalactites. Because it is located near the center, Suoi Tranh Waterfall is often crowded with tourists.

Suoi Tranh Ecotourism Area

International guests visit Tranh Spring, Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc National Park

  • Address: the North Island Nature Reserve, Ham Rong, Ganh Dau and Cua Can Mountain, Phu Quoc Island.

  • Active hours: every time.

  • Price: free entrance. 

One of the differences in Phu Quoc National Park is that it still retains the primeval old forests. Besides, it not only owns a single ecosystem but also has diverse habitats with mangrove forests, melaleuca forests and rocky forests. Rare animals are being conserved. There are 2 ways to go around Phu Quoc National Park, by motorbike and trekking.

Phu Quoc National Park

A foreign couple visits Phu Quoc National Park 

Bãi Dài (Long Beach)

  • Address: in the northwest of Phu Quoc Island.

The climate here is always maintained at a relatively cool temperature,  combined with the wind, making this place an ideal destination for international tourists every season. Bai Dai is also honored to be ranked at number one in the list of the most pristine beaches in the world compiled by ABC News. 

Long Beach in Phu Quoc Island

The picture of Long Beach in Phu Quoc Island

Sao Beach

  • Address: Bai Sao Hamlet, An Thoi Town.

The road to Sao Beach Phu Quoc is a bit rough and difficult to go, but in return, you will admire beautiful scenery like paradise. The sea here is very calm, even in the rainy season, the sea water is clear and dreamy blue. The seawater is relatively shallow and has a large space, up to 100m, very safe for children and non-swimmers.

Sao Beach

International tourist in the Sao Beach 

Duong Dong Market 

  • Address: Tran Phu Street, Duong Dong Ward.

  • Active hours: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

  • Price: 30.000 VND (~ 1.28 USD) - 200.000 VND (~ 8.50 USD) per product.

Duong Dong Market is known as the busiest market on Phu Quoc Island. The best time to visit Duong Dong market is early in the morning – this is also the time when the market is most crowded. Here you can easily find for yourself seafood, dry goods, fruits, or souvenirs for friends and relatives.

Duong Dong Market  - phu quoc travel guide

International guests buy souvenirs in the Duong Dong market

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Dishes of Phu Quoc you shouldn’t miss

Famous as a “tropical paradise” island, there are many unique plates of seafood. The culinary map of Phu Quoc is inherently diverse, creating an endless source of inspiration for you to visit. Let’s take a look at 5 traditional dishes in our Phu Quoc travel guide.  

  • Gỏi Cá Trích (Phu Quoc herring salad)

Phu Quoc herring salad is a famous specialty dish with a strange taste. The harmonious combination of fresh fish meat is taken from the flanks on both sides, grated coconut, thinly sliced onion and chili create a sweet and spicy taste.

Address: Vuon Tao Restaurant, No. 01, Tran Hung Dao Street, Duong To Ward. 

Phu Quoc herring salad dish

A Phu Quoc herring salad dish

  • Bún Kèn dừa ( Vietnamese coconut curry noodles)

Bun Ken dua is one of the famous specialties in Phu Quoc. With the attractive aroma of fish and the broth's fatty taste, This dish has ươn the heart of international guests. 

Address: Ut Luom Stall, Duong Dong town.

Vietnamese coconut curry noodles dish

A Vietnamese coconut curry noodles dish

  • Gà rẫy Phú Quốc ( Phu Quoc Chicken)

Traveling to Phu Quoc to discover cuisine must mention the famous delicious dish. The chicken is softly sweet, fragrant, eaten boiled, or processed into many other dishes. 

Address: Xin Hello Restaurant, 66 Tran Hung Dao Street, Duong Dong Ward.

  • Nấm Tràm (bitter bolete) 

Boletes often grow on hillsides, on decaying foliage in Melaleuca forests. After picking, they are often used to make soup, eaten fresh, or dried. It is also a dish which is bought as a gift by tourists. One of the interesting facts is that if a diner drinks water after eating bitter dishes which are not bitter.

fried bitter bolete - what to eat in phu quoc

A traditional Phu Quoc dish: fried bitter bolete

  • Bánh Bò Thốt nốt (Vietnamese honeycomb cake)

You can enjoy almost all delicious snacks such as honeycomb, garlic toast and grilled corn at a  night market. On a cold evening, holding in hand the package of honeycomb cake is a strange experience for you, only about 5.000 VND (~ 0.21 USD) is enough to be full.

Vietnamese honeycomb cake

Vietnamese honeycomb cake in the night market 

Besides, there are many other delicious and exotic dishes here. For the best Phu Quoc food tour trip, you should go with the natives.

Where to stay in Phu Quoc 

Visitors can find affordable hotels and resorts on Phu Quoc Island. If you have a tight budget, you can stay with natives in a homestay. If traveling with a family, the best Phu Quoc travel guide is a hotel in Duong Dong town because there are convenient attractions and shopping.

Phu Quoc with beaches that are hard to access from the main road, you often have to go far to get to the beach. So you should stay at a resort, villa or bungalow near the beach. There are some suggestions:

Melia Vinpearl Phu Quoc

  • Address: Ganh Dau Beach. 

  • Phone: 028 4458 1718.

  • Price: about 3.800.000 VND (~ 161.57 USD) per night.

  • Amenities: private beach, hot tub, golf field, pools, fitness center, parking, restaurant and bar.

Phu Quoc Novotel Hotel 

  • Address: Duong Bao Hamlet, Duong To Commune. 

  • Phone: 0297 6260 999.

  • Price: around 2.000.000 VND (~ 85.04 USD) per night. 

  • Amenities: parking, pool, breakfast, cleaning, fitness center & spa, bar & restaurant and babysitting service.

Phu Quoc Novotel - the 5-star hotel in Phu Quoc 

  • 9 Station Hostel

  • Address: 91/3 Tran Hung Dao, Duong Dong Ward.

  • Phone: 0943 333 333 or 025 7777 7777.

  • Price: 100.000 VND (~ 4.25 USD) - 700.000 VND (~ 29.76 USD) per night.

  • Amenities: pool, bar & restaurant, Bida room, dorm room, all-day meals, exchange service and tour booking service. 

where to stay in phu quoc - phu quoc travel guide


Langchia Village

  • Address: Cua Lap Hamlets, Duong To Commune. 

  • Phone: 0297 399 2212.

  • Price: 1.147.000 VND (~ 48.77 USD) - 1.300.000 VND (~ 55.77 USD).

  • Amenities: parking, wifi, private pool, luggage storage and laundry service. 

88 Hilltop Hostel:

  • Address: 7 Area, Tran Hung Dao Street, Duong Dong Ward.

  • Phone: 077 3608 883.

  • Price: 240.000 VND (~ 10.20 USD) - 520.000 VND (~ 22.11 USD) per night (dorm room), 1.900.000 VND (~ 80.78 USD) per villa

  • Amenities: dorm room, villa, breakfast and kitchen. 

hotels in phu quoc island

Phu Quoc travel tips

There are some Phu Quoc travel guide tips for you to have the best trip.

  • Buying tickets during the low season is a way to get a cheap flight ticket to Phu Quoc.

  • There is no parking lot on Phu Quoc Island So you should mind your vehicle by yourself.

  • Should check the price of goods or dishes to avoid rip-offs.

  • Look at the weather forecast in advance carefully and don’t forget to wear sunscreen.  

  • If you visit historical tourist sites or nature reserves, you should hire a local guide for more interesting knowledge

Glad to see that you keep reading and discovering with us the overview of the Phu Quoc trip. In the above article, we share with you the Phu Quoc travel guide: the best time, vehicle and locations to visit this paradise island. Furthermore, there are some nice and attractive Phu Quoc cuisine dishes you must try. Make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to travel here on this summer vacation. If you want to dive more into quality Vietnam package tour, feel free to contact us!