10 top-recommended things to do in Phu Quoc
Phu Quoc is a well-known tourist attraction in Kien Giang Province. It is a perfect hideaway for an interesting excursion. These top 10 recommended activities will help you unwind and get memorable experience.
1. Enjoy Sao Beach (Star Beach) in Phu Quoc
Tan yourself in the yellowish hue of sunlight spreading the clear turquoise beach. This powdery sand beach is a perfect destination for water sports such as snorkeling, diving, swimming and appreciating beautiful corals and starfish.
Besides that, you can wander along the sandy beach and let yourself feel the unspoilt natural landscape. Star beach will be a perfect escape for travelers from bustling city life.
2. Ham Ninh Fishing Village
Ham Ninh Fishing Village is one of the most attractive tourist spots in Phu Quoc. An excursion to this old fishing village not only offers you a chance to admire the white powder beaches but also observe local lifestyles.
The beauty of the village remains intact with the hereditary custom. The tranquil landscape and people working in the breathtaking backdrop of vivid sunrise and romantic sunset. Don’t miss a chance to savour freshly caught seafood especially boiled crabs here.
3. Phu Quoc National Park
Pay a visit to a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Phu Quoc National Park to spot the immense diverse ecosystem. Phu Quoc National Park is home to many types of flora and fauna nestled in lush forest. While most areas of Phu Quoc National Park are just permitted to reach for research purposes, travellers can still manage to go via Ganh Dau village to proceed to the Forest Reserve which is feasible for outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, birdwatching and taking photos. Take the precious chance to detect the rare wild species like long-tailed macaques, silver langurs, slow loris, otters, and hornbills.
4. Hiking & Trekking up to Mount Heaven
Thriller seekers can definitely try to climb up to Mount Heaven located in Phu Quoc National Park. After four-hour trek though lush evergreen forest and then 10 meter-tall bamboo ladder. Challenge yourself with this hiking trail to explore the stunning view from the mountain top overlooking the enormous surroundings.
5. Vinpearl Land Amusement Park
Vinpearl Land Amusement Park Phu Quoc will be a must-save destination in the bucket list if you look for a fun-filled day. Entertain yourself with a wide range of recreational activities, revel in outdoor water park, outdoor and indoor arcade centers, the aquarium and even shopping street. Enjoy a vibrant display of lights, music and showcase of acrobatics at the amphitheatre. Right in the indoor game area, you can experience horse racing, motor-racing and shooting.
6. Wander around the night market
The bustling Dong Duong Night Market is a good place to try local dishes, especially fresh seafood. Walking along small stalls and going across welcoming smiley faces of local people, you can select many options for dinner. Sample chop-chop ice cream with the ear-catching noise of chopping skills.
7. Pick up your favorite drinks at Rory’s Beach Club
Get immersed in the chilling vibe of a beach club and sip a cocktail, mocktail or beer of your favourite. If you seek the place to unwind after a whole day exploring Phu Quoc, it’s spot on. Sit down on the spacious lounge bar, enjoy the relaxed beach vibe. You can totally find some travel-like friends and enjoy nightlife together.
8. Embark on a boat tour
Get on a boat tour for an island excursion to Phu Quoc and its surrounding islands. It is a good way to explore the untouched beauty of the island and dive into the crystal clear waters of Turtle Island and many other islands. The boat tour often comes with snorkeling activity to explore the island with stunning coral reefs.
9. Phu Quoc Cable Car
Hopping on a cable car to get the panoramic view of the island is a good way to explore the island from a bird’s-eye view. The journey takes you past the emerald ocean and greenery covers around the island. This activity will save energy for the next discovery. The final point will be the Pineapple Island (Hon Thom).
10. Visit the fish sauce factory or pepper farms
Have you wondered how fish sauce is made? Fish sauce is a common ingredient in many Vietnamese dishes. You can see how fish sauce is made in Nuoc Mam Hung Thanh which is a sauce distillery. Besides, you can opt to visit the pepper farm to figure out how pepper is grown and produced.