5 Reasons to Visit Phu Quoc Island

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Phu quoc island
Phu quoc island

Phu Quoc island attracts a large number of tourists each year. This place is chosen because of following reasons:

1. Beautiful beaches

There are so many wild idyllic beaches on Phu Quoc Island that you will find amongst them a good selection on which to enjoy your holiday. While they all pretty much have white sands, calm seas and warm waters, there are also lots of variations to choose from. We would like to introduce you some of the beautiful wild beaches at Phu Quoc:

Long beach– the most popular beach located on the west side of the island lies the main beach. The beach on this side of the island is more than 5 miles long with some places totally deserted with no hotels or resorts. Close to the town center and the nicest place to watch the sunset.

Long beach
Long beach

Thom beach is in the North of the island. Located on the far north east of Phu Quoc Island approximately 35kms from Duong Dong you will be find a long stretch of uninhabited beach. This beach is quite sparse and remote make it an ideal place for adventurous people.

Thom beach
Thom beach

Sao beach is located on the south east coast has the whitest sand on Phu Quoc Island. The small bay is sheltered, almost guaranteeing calm sea conditions. Whether you rent a mask and snorkel to hit the water or paddle your way in a kayak, this beach is one of the best. The water here is also so transparent that you can see through to the bottom of the sea floor. And the sand is all white and soft here. Just fabulous! In Vietnamese, “Sao” means star, and here is the reason why: so many starfish can be seen.

Sao beach
Sao beach

2. Fresh Seafood

The food on Phu Quoc Island is heavily influenced by the bountiful harvest of fresh seafood, herbs and vegetable – it is fresh, simple yet utterly deliciously refreshing. When you travel on the beach, you can enjoy seafood from fishing boats which are ever present. Besides, the most astounding variety is available at the night market in the main town of Duong Dong. An absolutely overwhelming selection of glistening fresh scallops in their shells, monstrous langoustines, and every variety of fish is available to be cooked on open grills. Tasting a wide variety of fresh seafood types in one place with unbeatable atmosphere and quality. What’s a wonderful destination, right?

Fresh seafood in Phu Quoc
Fresh seafood in Phu Quoc

3. Affordable accommodation

From thatched bungalows to fancy resorts, Phu Quoc Island has it all. Almost all guest houses, hotels and resorts are much closed to the beach with affordable prices so you can choose any types of accommodation based on the budget. Keep in mind that rooms fill up quickly during the peak travel months. Be sure to book early to have reasonable accommodation and enjoy your trip at Phu Quoc Island.

The shells resort & spa - one of the famouse resort in Phu Quoc
The shells resort & spa – one of the famouse resort in Phu Quoc

4. Visa exemption in 30 days

International travelers will enjoy a 30 day no visa stay in popular tourist destination Phu Quoc Island under a new government decision that takes effect on March 10, 2014. Accordingly, foreigners or Vietnamese holding foreign passports who visit Phu Quoc Island will enjoy exemption for entry, exit, and transit visas up to 30 days. Visa exemption is also applicable to those foreigners, who are in transit at an international border gate in Vietnam (including by air or by sea) to Phu Quoc Island. How could be more exciting than travelling to a foreign destination without spending time and money for visa procedure?

You can enjoy 30 days no visa
You can enjoy 30 days no visa

5.  Easy access

While Phu Quoc Island remains a laid-back vacation spot, its new airport is all about speed and efficiency. Opened in December 2012, Phu Quoc International Airport now serves more passengers and bigger planes on a daily basis. Foreseeing the development of Phu Quoc Tourism, Phu Quoc has been exploited by many airlines not only from domestic airports (Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat Airports)but also from international airports. Currently, there are newly- launch flights between Phu Quoc and Singapore airports. It is expected that 2 new flight routes will be open soon from Siem Reap and from Russia. Therefore, international tourists coming to Vietnam will easily access to Phu Quoc Island by transiting or flight straightly from those airports. Besides, you can get into Phu Quoc Island by sea road.