Backpacking in Vietnam?The travel industry has suffered heavily due to the world pandemic COVID-19. Travel freaks and globe trotters are waiting impatiently for things to get normalized. If you are also one of them busy making a bucket list of places that are going to be your next travel destinations and Vietnam is in your mind then add Phu Quoc Island in that list.
How to Reach
The beautifully blue and serene island is located in the south of Vietnam. The island is at a distance of 45 km from the city Ha Tien and 120 km from Rach Gia. The nearest airport is Duong Dong airport which is just 13 km from Phu Quoc. The island is in the Gulf of Vietnam and belongs to KienGiang Province. One can take a boat to reach this island from KienGiang.
Best Time To Visit
November to March is the best time to visit the island when the temperature is around 30 degrees Celsius and humidity is also comparatively low. This is the time when the sky is clear, and one can enjoy both day and nighttime exploring the island.
If you are someone who would prefer to travel during the off-season then July-September is the best time bracket. This is the time when the island has the least number of travelers visiting the place. The Explore One Vietnam is the best resource to know about the place if you have already made the plan to be here
Where to Stay
One can choose the location to stay based on preferences and choices. The Duong Dong Town or Long Beach-If you are a party and nightlife animal. This is the place where you get the best pubs and bars. The town has few of the best hotels and resorts.
If you prefer to experience authentic local food and culture and meet local people, want to stay away from crowds and traffic then Ong Lang Beach is the place for you. You can choose from a good hotel, a budget one, or a homestay. Vinpearl is the area for people who prefer silence and quality time.
The island provides a complete range of choices from singles, couples, and families. The best attraction of the island is the Hon Thom cable car ride. It is the longest 3-wire sea cable car in the world with a length of almost 7900 meters and 174 meters above sea level. The whole beauty of this beautiful blue island can be experienced best from this cable car.
land and Vinpearl safari are the places for people who love a bit of adventure. It has an amusement park and zoo. Vinpearl land is sprawled in a huge 1,70,000 square meters of area and has got an amusement park, a water park, and a gaming zone.
People who love wildlife have a beautiful place which is Phu Quoc National park spread over an area of 3,14,000 square meters area. This was considered as UNESCO Biosphere reserve in 2010. One can also enjoy trekking here
Another place that is of historic importance is Phu Quoc prison which is also known as Coconut tree prison. It has significance as world war prisoners were kept here. The prison has the capacity of 40,000 prisoners.
Apart from all this one can experience beautiful sunrise and sunset along the beautiful and clean blue beaches of the island, explore many aqua adventure activities, swimming in clean blue star beach, and watch beautiful corals by diving deep into the sea.
Phu Quoc is also famous for its night markets where tourists can explore local souvenirs to take the memory home of this beautiful and serene place. If you have few extra days left with you, don’t forget to visit nearby islands like Nail Island and Clear Cloud Island.