Summer is the ideal time for the trip to Phu Quoc for the relaxation and the exploration after days of hard working. Phu Quoc island is part of Kien Giang province and located deep in the Gulf of Thailand. This place is known as a pearl in the sea with clear sea, peaceful streams and fresh seafood. If you are excited about a beach destination in Vietnam, it is suggested to spend one day discovering Phu Quoc island.
Best Time for traveling to Phu Quoc
You can go to Phu Quoc, Vietnam any season throughout the year because the weather in this area is quite stable. However, the best time is from October to May. At this time, with sea blue and yellow sunshine, you can take a stroll and get pictures.
Means of Transport
Currently, domestic airlines offer the flights to Phu Quoc airport. A one-way flight departing from Ho Chi Minh City that does not include tax is priced at 390,000 VND to 1,900,000 VND; from Hanoi, the price is between 1,345,000 VND and 5,000,000 VND.
By car and high-speed boat
You can go to Phu Quoc island in two ways:
Ho Chi Minh City – Ha Tien – Phu Quoc
From Ho Chi Minh City, you catch a bus to Ha Tien at the Mien Tay bus station. The ticket for one turn is 140,000 VND to 170,000 VND.
In Ha Tien, you have two options to go to Phu Quoc. The first way is to take a ferry at Thanh Thoi wharf at 6 a.m or 12 a.m every day. A ticket costs 185,000 VND. After two hours, you will come to Da Chong harbor, Thom beach, which is 20 kilometers from Duong Dong town center.
The second way is to get a high-speed boat at Ha Tien wharf. After more than one hour, you will stop at Ham Ninh port, An Thoi, which is 15 kilometers from Duong Dong town center. Ticket prices range from 160,000 to 230,000 VND.
Ho Chi Minh City – Rach Gia – Phu Quoc
In Ho Chi Minh City, you move to Mien Tay bus station to catch a bus to Rach Gia. The ticket is priced at 110,000 to 130,000 VND. It will take you between 5 to 7 hours to move.
From here, you arrive at Rach Gia pier to continue to reach Phu Quoc. Now, there are two carriers for this route with the ticket price for an adult fluctuates from 215,000 to 270,000 VND.
After approaching Phu Quoc island, you can call a taxi or motorbike taxi to come in the town.
Transportation in Phu Quoc
Taxis in the island are quite popular so you can easily call one to move. However, when you want to be more flexible and economical, you can rent motorbikes on Tran Hung Dao street, Duong Dong town at a daily cost of 150,000 to 200,000 VND per meter or 100,000-150,000 VND. You can also rent directly at the hotel or resort you are staying in.
Do sightseeing on Phu Quoc island
You can visit Phu Quoc in three main directions: north, south and east island. Famous places in the northern island include Northern Island Natural Reserve, Ham Rong Mountain, Ganh Dau, Cua Can, Long Beach, Da Ngon stream, Da Ban and Nguyen Trung Truc temple. In the south of the island, you can visit Phu Quoc prison, Tranh stream, Khem beach (Kem beach), Ho Tieu kingdom, fish sauce factory, production base of pearl. In the east are Dinh Cau night market, Ham Ninh fishing village, Cuoi Nguon museum and Su Muon pagoda.
In addition, you get the chance to be involved in other interesting activities, for example, catching squid at night; exploring primeval forests in the ecological conservation area of Da Ngon or Ganh Dau, Hon dam, Hon Thom and Mui Ong Doi and scuba diving to watch reefs.
Drinking and Eating
On Phu Quoc island, you should enjoy the specialties such as sarline salad, Ham Ninh crab, grilled sweet snail with chili salt, grilled arca mixed with onion and fat, fried squid with eggs, grilled egg whisk, bitter tylopilus soup, braised fish with sauce, claypot fish and fried rice with crab. Some recommended addresses are Dinh Cau night market, Duong Dong town center and 30/4 street.
In the trip to Phu Quoc, you will completely enjoy the fresh atmosphere and eat various kinds of seafood. In addition, you are advised to take some things as gifts when you come back. Besides the dried seafood, you can buy fish sauce, black pepper and bitter tylopilus to bring to your home. If you travel by air and want to buy fish sauce, you should ask the owner to send it by post. With these travel tips, we hope that you will get memorable moments during your trip.