How to spend a day in Phu Quoc

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This peaceful tropical paradise, floats in the warm turquoise waters in the Gulf of Thailand, 50kms from the Vietnamese mainland and a 50 minute flight from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Open year round with a peak season from November to March, Phu Quoc is becoming well known for stunning beaches, untouched natural environment, the easy going and relaxed atmosphere, friendly locals, and fantastic scuba diving and snorkelling.
 
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Discover the North

A tour to the north of the island is an immersion into another reality. This reality has no intrusive thoughts, hectic rush and everyday problems. Here you become one with the pristine and harmonious nature which is always ready to excite you with a variety and beauty of its landscapes.
The northern coast of the island has about 6 wild beaches. Sometimes you will not see anyone on these remote beaches but fishermen going for a new catch or local Vietnamese who will surely invite you to their table to treat you with freshly caught seafood and will tell you a lot of funny and amusing stories. You probably might not know their language but the understanding will come to the level of the senses. And you will certainly love this remote peaceful part of the island and will return here again and again.

Boat trip

If you hire a boat, it will take you wherever you want – to deserted islands, hidden bays or to the endless expanses of the sea. Just take a map, show the direction to the captain and you will have a great day out in the water! You will not only enjoy the boat trip and sunshine, you can also find any promising spot to fish some small but very delicious fish, then anchor by a nice beach on an islet where local people are very friendly and helpful. They will treat you with fresh seafood, freshly cut coconut or very strong traditional Vietnamese coffee, which will give you just the right energy to swim back to your boat!

Phu Quoc diving via Viettravel

Dissecting the space

Motorbike is the most popular type of transport among the local people. Riding a motorbike will give you a chance to experience the true essence of the island, to enjoy and to be filled with the bright and colorful landscapes, to explore the hidden places, to be a pioneer in uncharted parts of endless jungles and to be face to face with the wild nature. Motorbikes can be rented at any hotel on the island, or you will find special places in town. Experience on a motorbike is recommended, however even beginners can easily get used to Phu Quoc roads after few test rides.

Secluded beaches

There are about 6 wild idyllic beaches on the island. All of them are located around the northern part of Phu Quoc and you can easily find them on the map and explore them. If you are not afraid of adventure, you will definitely find some hidden remote beaches where the nature and the gods of the sea rule the roost. You will feel the harmony of nature and will enjoy your day out at empty sun drenched beaches. The northern coast of the island is mainly inhabited by local fishermen who are always happy to see rare visitors. They will be pleased to treat you with some food and drinks after your long and adventures trip.

Sunset over Phu Quoc island via Viettravel

Go to Sihanoukville from Phu Quoc

Normally all tourists go to Sihanoukville, Cambodia’s most happening beach destination. It is like one big dance floor with all the attached to that services and entertainment. For the time being Sihanoukville’s sandy beaches remain pretty laid-back while all tourists flock to the party zone to have fun at the local bars and clubs. It doesn’t matter what time of the day or night is it, there is always someone who is dancing and partying. Sihanoukville is a city of fun, but, as you know you have to pay for everything. If you are not keen on a party, you can visit the nearest peaceful islands. There is no music, no noise, just silence and tranquility. But Cambodia does not sleep and beckons you

The sunset

Sunset at Long Beach is probably the most beautiful sight that we have ever seen. An endless horizon turns into a huge movie screen for a few moments and you can enjoy a fantastic magical show which will awake your soul and reveal the whole truth of the universe. The setting sun’s radiant face is mirrored by the shimmering clear blue waves of the sea and everything around is flourished with a palette of different bright shades of green, orange and purple. It seems that the whole world freezes for a while, and you cannot hear any sounds. The sea and the sinking into the horizon sun remind you about the eternity of life. Even fussy Vietnamese leave their duties and watch this unforgettable show…

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