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Top Things to Do in Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc is a mountainous and densely forested island off the coast of Cambodia and is the largest island in Vietnam.

When visiting the island, you can enjoy sun-kissed beaches, a natural environment, fresh seafood, a relaxed atmosphere, and fantastic scuba diving and snorkeling. This island epitomizes a peaceful, tropical paradise.

Seek the Magic of Nature

Phu Quoc National Park

Recommended length of visit: half a day

The majority of Phu Quoc Island is dedicated to being a national park, a serene park with nice trails. If you are a nature-lover, this park will satisfy your expectations.

You can take a bike or taxi to the central park area and then do a trekking tour through the jungle. The walk will be peaceful as you are surrounded by nature. Breathing the fresh air, seeing the jungle and some animals, and enjoying the song of the cicadas around you all the way, you will discover the magic of nature.

Relax on a Wonderful Beach

Long Beach, Sao Beach, and the Cua Can Area

Recommended length of visit: half a day

There are a few different main beach areas on the island — Long Beach, Sao Beach, and the Cua Can area.

The incredibly clear and calm water, white sandy beach, shining sun, and cool sea breeze make it a good spot for vacation photos and a comfortable place to relax.

There are many options for you at the seaside. You can rent a sun bed and a parasol, order a cup of fruit juice and a snack, or just read a book or soak up the wonderful scenery.

Get Close to the Animals

Vinpearl Safari

Recommended length of visit: half a day to a day

Vinpearl Safari is a zoo with large collections of animals, such as birds, elephants, deer, tigers, and lions. These animals are from all around the world.

In the safari park, you can see almost every animal from a close distance and can take close-up photographs of them. You can even buy giraffe food from the café and hand feed them, which is definitely an adventure as well as a highlight for tourists.

If you want to get close to the animals, Vinpearl Safari is a good option.

Cool Off at the Tropics

Phu Quoc Waterfall

Recommended length of visit: half a day to a day

There is one place where you can cool off in this tropical location. It’s Phu Quoc Waterfall.

The waterfall itself is not particularly amazing, but the route to the waterfall and the scenery along the way is wonderful. When it has been raining, this is a major attraction.

You can trek from the entrance to the top. Walking through the cool stream, going through the jungle, smelling the perfume from the flowers, and listening to the beautiful birdsong, you will find this trek to be awesome.

Don’t forget to take your swimming suit and food, as when you arrive at the top you can have a swim. After that, enjoy a picnic with your friends.

Discover Specialties on the Island

Pearl Farm, Pepper Factory, and Fish Sauce Factory

Recommended length of visit: a day

Therefore, you cannot miss the one-day tour to discover these specialties. .

Many people have tasted pepper, but only a few people have seen pepper trees. Now is your chance. You will see pepper trees and visit the factory in this tour.

Finally, you will visit the fish sauce factory, a place filled with giant wooden vats. You will be overwhelmed by the massive barrel systems.

Let’s Play with Fish

Snorkeling and Scuba Diving

Recommended length of visit: half a day

Warm water, colorful fish, and bountiful marine resources, including sponges, corals, crustaceans, and reptiles under the water make this a good spot for snorkeling and diving.

With colorful shoals of fish swimming past and corals shimmering in the distance, you can enjoy the endless tranquility and discover the whimsical beauty of an unknown underwater world while diving.

Experience Special Fishing

Night Squid Fishing

Recommended length of visit: half a day

Many people have tried fishing, but few have tried squid fishing. In Phu Quoc Island, by renting a boat or taking part in a group tour, you can experience it.

Head towards a private island to watch the stunning sunset and then enjoy a private BBQ beach party. In the evening, you can start your night squid fishing. The boat will anchor at the best spot to catch squid and the crew will show you the secret technique.

There are several ways to catch squid, all of which can be pretty interesting. After that, the crew will help you cook the squid you have caught.

You should not miss this interesting experience.

Enjoy the Time of Being a Local

Duong Dong Market

Recommended length of visit: 2 or 3 hours in the evening

Duong Dong Market is the biggest local market on the island. During the daytime, it’s no different from other local markets, mainly selling vegetables and fruits. At night, it becomes a bustling night market, full of colors and various foods. Tents will be set up one after another.

Phu Quoc is reputed for its fantastic seafood so you must not miss out on it. A seafood BBQ is the most popular cooking style for the locals as well as tourists. It’s highly recommended.

After dinner, you can have a walk and see all kinds of interesting souvenirs. Just enjoy the time as the locals do.

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