Phu Quoc, the largest island in Vietnam, is situated in the Gulf of Thailand. It is one of the top choices for tourists looking for some relaxation because it has some of the best beaches in Vietnam. If you are planning to visit this island, check out our travel guide on things to do at Phu Quoc.
From Ho Chi Minh City or the neighbor provinces, traveling by plane or bus is an appropriate choice. If you are in Hanoi or the nearby places, you may go directly to Phu Quoc by plane or go to Ho Chi Minh City then catch a bus to the ferry and high-speed boats port such as Rach Gia, Can Tho, Ha Tien.
By plane: Currently, there are two airlines for your option: Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet Air.
By high-speed boat:
Operating hours: 8 AM - 3:20 PM
Journey time: 2.5 hours
Ticket: VND 300,000 - VND 320,000 ($15 - $16)
Operating hours: 7 AM - 2 PM
Journey time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
Ticket: VND 230,000 ($11.5)
Recommended boat lines: Superdong, Savana Express, Hong Tam
If you would like to reach Phu Quoc by bus, there are two phases of the journey:
To Rach Gia within 5 - 6 hours
Ticket: VND 110,000 - VND 120,000 ($5.5 - $6)
Recommended bus lines: Mai Linh, Phuong Trang, Tuyet Hon, Chau Ha
To Ha Tien within 8 - 9 hours
Ticket: VND 180,000 - VND 220,000 ($9 - $11)
Recommended bus lines: Kumho
By bicycle: Commonly, your hotel or resort has bicycles to borrow for you to wander around.
By jeep: You can contact your travel agency to book a jeep.
By motorbike: Hire one from the locals or your hotel. You will need to leave a deposit or your passport as a collateral for the motorbike. Best to rent directly from the hotel as they already keep your passport.
By taxi: Some of the recommended taxi brands are as follows: Mai Linh, Hoang Long Phu Quoc, and Sasco Phu Quoc.
By boat: Contact your travel agency or hotel, they can help you to book a boat tour to do scuba diving, snorkeling, or go deep-sea fishing.
On foot: If you would like to take all of your time to enjoy the environment with the lowest cost of transportation, walking is a choice! We recommend choosing a hotel centrally located in the middle of the island, so it’ll be easier to walk around.
There are some of the hotels, resorts, guesthouses in Phu Quoc:
Booking link: JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa
Booking link: Famiana Resort & Spa
Booking link: Orange Resort
Booking link: Thien Phu Nghia Guesthouse
Booking link: Lang Cau Homestay
Find more places to stay in Phu Quoc below:
The North of the Island:
The East and South of the Island:
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Being at Phu Quoc, there are several MUST-TRYs that visitors cannot miss, such as herring salad, Ham Ninh crab, strombidae (sea snails), cuttlefish, cobia, thorny snails, grilled “song” fish, grilled triggerfish, sea urchins, steamed chicken with green pepper, etc.
These Phu Quoc specialties are much diversified and exceptionally tasty that you would never forget them after the first bite.
Besides the spectacular sceneries and delicious foods, tourists can find a lot of special presents to bring home.
Rose Myrtle (sim) liquor: this is one of the specialties of Phu Quoc. It is made of the ripened fruit of the myrtle, which is good for helping with digestion and reducing physical aches. This liquor is not just only the same as an alcoholic beverage but also a medicinal drink.
Fish sauce: In Vietnam, Phu Quoc is famous as one of the top fish sauce producers nationwide. For locals, bringing home a bottle of fish sauce from Phu Quoc is great for food preparations or souvenirs.
Fresh peppers: Besides fish sauce, Phu Quoc is also known as the “kingdom of pepper”, which is the largest of the pepper-growing region in Vietnam. As usual, visitors can come to see the garden and buy some packaged fresh peppers to bring home as a souvenir.
Dried seafood: Apart from fresh seafood, the dry ones are another option added on your list. You may enjoy it on spot or take away for later use as a traveling gift for your beloved ones.
When visiting Phu Quoc, keep in mind these pieces of information:
Get your travel insurance to travel Phu Quoc:
This comprehensive Phu Quoc Island Travel Guide has been put together by our local travel guides, so we hope these pieces of information will be helpful for you to discover the island of pearls. If you have Phu Quoc Island travel experiences you would like to share, let us know in the comments!