1.1 Top Spots- Phu Quoc
Star Beach/Sao Beach, Phu Quoc
Phu Quoc itself is already a paradise and is also known for its breathtaking beaches with palm-fringed waters. Sao beach is considered best beach overall in Asia. With soft white sand and crystal clear seas. It is a prefect place to lay down or walk around to enjoy the beautiful environment. Although, it is changing because people are complaining about the amount of waste on the beach. Not sure if it is because people do not care enough to clean or if it is tides washing up the waste.
The night market of Phu Quoc is a very popular night attraction. It has night bars, street vendors and restaurants. Eat cheap foods and enjoy some drinks in the colorful streets.
Address: Duong Dong
This formal temple was built in 1937 and is dedicated to Thien Hau, the goddess of the sea. A rock temple that is part lighthouse and part shrine. It has a beautiful view over Duong Dong Tows, the sea and port. It is a very nice place to be during sunset, because of the reflection of the sun on the water.
Address: Duong Dong
This cable car got launched in 2018 and is now world’s longest oversea tram. It connects Phu Quoc with the districts second largest island Hon Thom. A very nice experience, because you have a perfect view over the island!
Address: An Thoi - Hon Thom
Price: 500,000 VND
Diving and Snorkeling
The waters around Phu Quoc are perfect for snorkeling and diving. Ong Lang Beach, An Thoi Island or Turtle Island are the most popular places to discover. The reefs are considered best in Vietnam and totally worth your money. The best time for diving and snorkeling is between November and May.
The fishing village lies between the Nhum and Coc canals. It is only 800 meters wide and 4 kilometers long. Expect to see simple houses built on stilts, cats and dogs running around and chickens and ducks that are being bred. It is a very simple life and they expect the village there in 2030 is no longer.
Address: Between Nhum and Coc canals
Phu Quoc is known for its pepper and there are many plantations. There are currently 400 hectares of plantations and farms. They produce 3 different varieties of pepper in the regions of Phu Quoc: Cua Duong, Cua Can Village, Ganh Dau Village and Thom Village. Visit a farm and see how the process works or go with a tour.
Address: Cua Duong, Cua Can Village, Ganh Dau Village and Thom Village
Coconut Tree Prison
This was once the largest prison and concentration camp in 1973. It could lock more than 30,000 prisoners. With an indoor war museum and an outdoor prison complex, including mannequins, jail cells and escape tunnels. A real eye opening attraction that you must see.
Address: 350 DT46, An Thoi, Phu Quoc
Opening hours: 07:30 to 11:00 and 13:30 to 17:00