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Phu Quoc tourism: All detailed self-sufficient travel (part 1)

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Phu Quoc is known as the pearl island of the S-shaped land of Vietnam with its long blue coastline, white sand beaches and breathtaking sunsets. The information about the most beautiful time to Phu Quoc, transportation, attractive places to visit in the following article will help you plan to enjoy your vacation to the fullest.

The most suitable time to be in Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc Island
Phu Quoc Island – Source: Internet

Phu Quoc is an island district in Kien Giang province, the largest island in Vietnam and the Gulf of Thailand. If you want to have the best experience of the saying “going up the forest to the sea”, you need to go to Phu Quoc right away. Because this is an island with clear blue water beaches, white sandy beaches, national parks with diverse ecosystems, clear streams and a combination of very beautiful islands. peaceful.

Both the forest and the sea, every point is poetic, so Phu Quoc is described in many different words such as pearl island, Bali of Vietnam, paradise to watch the sunset. However, in Phu Quoc, there are two main types of weather, the dry season and the rainy season, so you need to choose to come to Phu Quoc in the dry season to be able to fully enjoy your vacation otherwise it will be just… rain and wind.

From October to April next year is the time Phu Quoc is in the most beautiful season. With other places with beaches in Vietnam, summer is the season for you to enjoy adding “vitamin sea”, Phu Quoc falls in the rainy season. Coming to Phu Quoc in the dry season, you will enjoy the weather is not too sunny, the average temperature of the day is about 27 degrees Celsius, the calm sea surface will be extremely suitable for you to have fun activities. October to April next year is also the peak tourist season in Phu Quoc, the number of tourists coming here is also very crowded.

Read more: 15 beautiful resorts that are the best choice for your Phu Quoc beach break (part 1)

Transportation

Other means of transportation

Currently, there are many airlines operating flights to Phu Quoc such as Vietnam Airlines , Bamboo Airways and Vietjet Air. After taking a plane to Phu Quoc, you will travel about 15 minutes from the airport to the center of the island. Some hotels and resorts in Phu Quoc offer free shuttle service from the airport to the hotel and vice versa, when booking, ask for more about this service!

Speedboat: Choosing to take a high-speed train, you have two journeys to choose from: Rach Gia – Phu Quoc, 120km long, traveling time is 2 hours 30 minutes. The second journey is Ha Tien – Phu Quoc 50km long, travel time is 1 hour 30 minutes. You should contact to buy tickets in advance to ensure the schedule is carried out as planned.

Car: If you choose to go by car, you should start the journey at night so that when you board the ferry at about 4 am, you will experience the sunrise and the sun rising from the sea. With this way, it will take you more than 6 hours from Saigon to the ferry terminal in Ha Tien. With such a long journey, you need to bring more snacks and drinks and it is best to have at least two people who know how to drive to be able to take turns driving safely through the night.

Bus: There are many high-quality bus companies going from Saigon to Ha Tien, the fare is about 150 – 230k/time/person. You can choose from car companies providing high quality services such as Phuong Trang, Mai Linh, Kumho,..

A means of transportation in Phu Quoc

Taxis and motorbikes are the two most popular forms of transportation on Phu Quoc Island. Taxi companies and car rental companies often offer packages to explore the south of the island and the north of the island with a half-day or one-day itinerary for tourists for 500-700k. Famous attractions will be included in this itinerary.

If you want to fully enjoy the scenery along the way, you can rent a motorbike at a cost of 100 – 150k / day, excluding fuel costs. Before renting a car, you need to leave your ID or citizenship with the car rental owner. To ensure the car runs safely, you should check the brake system, turn signal, car lights before receiving the car!

You can also choose a bus to move on the island. Buses operate almost all routes and attractions starting from Phu Quoc airport to Duong Dong town, An Thoi port. Bus fare is about 10-40k. Few tourists choose to take the bus because from the stops to the famous tourist destination on the island is very far.

Hotels and homestays

Rock Beach Resort Phu Quoc
Rock Beach Resort Phu Quoc – Source: Internet

Phu Quoc is a tourist paradise in Vietnam, so you have a lot of choices from hotels, resorts to lovely homestays.

Mid-range hotels, homestays and motels in Phu Quoc will be concentrated in Duong Dong town area. You will be very convenient to travel from here to attractive tourist destinations on the island, in addition, this area is also very busy at night.

If you want to experience high-class resort services, you should choose 4-5 star hotels or resorts. The area with many high-class hotels and resorts is about 8km from Duong Dong. Duong Bao and Duong To areas will be quieter.

The most attractive destinations in Phu Quoc

Having come to Phu Quoc, you should not miss any of the places to visit in the following list. These are all the hottest places in Phu Quoc, loved by many tourists, especially young people.

Explore the North Island

Coming to the North Island, you will be immersed in the unspoiled nature here. The famous tourist destinations in the North Island that are visited and checked in by the majority of tourists are:

Pepper garden in the Statue area

Khu Tuong (Statue area) the most pepper growing area in Phu Quoc. This location is about 15km north of Duong Dong town. The specialty pepper here is famous for its pungent taste but much more aromatic than the pepper grown in other regions. Traveling from Duong Dong to Ganh Dau, you will admire the beauty of pepper gardens along both sides of the road.

 Ganh Dau Cape

 Ganh Dau Cape
Ganh Dau Cape – Source: Internet

Ganh Dau cape is located in Ganh Dau commune, Phu Quoc island district, about 15-20km north of Duong Dong town. This is a cape protruding into the northwest sea of ​​the island, possessing unspoiled natural beauty and characteristics nowhere else, so it attracts a lot of tourists to visit. The beach in Ganh Dau, seen from above, has a bow shape, the coastline here is 500m long.

Tranh Stream

Tranh Stream
Tranh Stream – Source: Internet

Tranh stream is located on Ham Ninh mountain range, northeast of Phu Quoc island. If you start from Duong Dong town to Tranh stream, you will follow the Duong Dong – Ham Ninh route about 10km to arrive. Suoi Tranh was formed by many small streams, weaving through the forest, following the ravine, and forming it. Tranh stream water season will fall in the period from June to September. The scene here is a clever combination of blooming flowers and plants, the majesty of the mountains, the sea and the stream. If you love camping and picnicking, this is the ideal place for you.

To be continued

Read more: Phu Quoc tourism: All detailed self-sufficient travel (part 2)

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