12 exciting things to do in Phu Quoc that you cannot miss

Phu Quoc Island is an ideal relaxing paradise in Vietnam. Most people who come there have the desire to rest, relax and have exciting experiences.

  1. Discover beautiful beaches in Phu Quoc
  2. Take a walk around the Phu Quoc Prison
  3. Explore Phu Quoc Night Market
  4. Visit Dinh Cau rock
  5. Relax on the beach and listen to the waves
  6. Watch the sunset on the beach with a cocktail
  7. Explore Phu Quoc Island by motorbike
  8. Go fishing with fishermen in Ham Ninh Village
  9. Explore the group of the An Thoi island
  10. Experience on An Thoi – Hon Thom cable car
  11. Explore Vinpearl Safari Phu Quoc
  12. Visit Suoi Tranh Waterfall
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Explore beautiful beaches is one of fun things to do in Phu Quoc. @skydreamer288

Phu Quoc named the pearl island locates in the Gulf of Thailand. The island is a typical sea of ​​Southeast Asia’s tropical climate, owning cool weather that is a perfect reason for you to visit.

Also, Phu Quoc is a clean space with a convenient transportation system. Typically it is a new island with less crowded than other tourist cities.

What fun things in Phu Quoc can you do? Here is a list of the top suggested activities that you can participate in on this island.

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Discover beautiful beaches in Phu Quoc

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So many beautiful beaches in Phu Quoc. @lamtuyet9000

Hardly any places in Vietnam and the world have plenty of beautiful beaches like in Phu Quoc.

The district of Phu Quoc Island owns a population of 22 large and small islands. The natural terrain is gentle, stretching from north to south with 99 mountains and hills, and interspersed are beautiful long seas.

The beaches in Phu Quoc have quite fine white sand and are surrounded by slanting coconut trees.

Most beaches here have warm, clear water and are very quiet, and others have gentle waves. A few beaches in Phu Quoc locates on isolated islands with very few people there. It seems that only you when traveling to them.

Honestly, the beach in Phu Quoc is one of the most beautiful in the world, worth spending time and money on.

Take a walk around the Phu Quoc Prison

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Visit Phu Quoc Prison. @munberry1410

Phu Quoc Prison is where North Vietnamese Communist soldiers were imprisoned during the Vietnam War from 1945-1975.

Over time, the architecture of the prison has become very ancient, and many parts were destroyed. Currently, it has been restored to become a museum.

Visiting it, you will see torture instruments, pictures of prisoners, and other artifacts depicting prison activities.

Phu Quoc Prison is a must-visit place for history buffs of Vietnam.

The prison is open from 7:30 am to 11:00 am, and in the afternoon operates from 1:30 am to 5:00 pm. The ticket for one entry is free.

In addition, there are local guides there to introduce you to many languages. But, if you go with the guide, depending on your group members, you may give a tip from 100,000VND to 200,000 VND.

You can come to the prison by yourself or join a tour to visit other destinations on the island.

One note is that the prison displays many violent sculptures and images, so please think about it before visiting this place with your young kids.

Explore Phu Quoc Night Market

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So exciting to explore Phu Quoc night market. @e02_93

Phu Quoc night market is a popular tourist destination, mainly selling fresh seafood and local dishes. If you are a foodie, this market will give you great taste.

Food, souvenirs, gifts here are clearly listed for you to choose freely. You can visit Phu Quoc night market on any day of the week from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

Please remember to carry Vietnamese dong in cash to spend on food and beer there!

Visit Dinh Cau rock

dinh cau rock phu quoc
You can get beautiful photos at Dinh Cau Rocks. @l.y.n.h.do

Dinh Cau Rock has a strangely shaped formation staying right next to Duong Dong fishing port. The local fishermen come there to pray before going fishing. The islanders often call it the Temple of Long Vuong (Sea King).

There is a temple with Buddhist architecture, called Dinh Cau Temple, in the middle is a brilliant lighthouse. The temple is considered a spiritual symbol of Phu Quoc.

At Dinh Cau Rock, you can see the Sea – Sand – Sunshine – Rocks blending together into a charming and mysterious scene, typically in the sunset.

This special spiritual architecture in Phu Quoc makes many people wish to come to pray for peace and take beautiful pictures at dusk.

Relax on the beach and listen to the waves

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Listen to waves in Phu Quoc is also an exciting thing to do. @nthien2702

What many guests like most about Phu Quoc are that beaches are in a quiet and fresh space. You could spend hours lying on the beach doing nothing.

An umbrella and a chair will be suitable for you to have a comfortable position to chill out. Sometimes lying in the sun to get sunbath is also a great moment.

Why don’t you just lie down and release all of the stressful troubles of your busy life away?

Watch the sunset on the beach with a drink

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So relaxing to enjoy sunset with a drink. @tt.k.here_

What a romantic setting on the beach in the sunset! And, you enjoy a cocktail while letting your soul goes around.

You prepare a drink, such as juice, wine, or beer, for example. Set up it on the beach at dusk and enjoy it!

Or, on the big beaches in Phu Quoc, there are bars, find yourself the most suitable place to watch the beautiful sunset. This activity will be a very romantic and sweet experience for couples.

Explore Phu Quoc Island by motorbike

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motorbike in phu quoc. @motorbike.rental

Commonly, on city tours, you will visit the island by bus or private car. If possible, try to hire a motorbike and driver and explore the island.

However, a motorbike is one of the top dangerous vehicles in Vietnam. Be careful! Do not ride it by yourself! Hire a motor driver is a suggestion because using it is considered an adventurous game for foreign guests.

Going around Phu Quoc Island is quite strange for tourists because the island is so large. For peace of mind, you can invite a local person as a rider to accompany you.

And, always keep in touch with the travel agent or a local guide is a good choice to support you in the case when you go around in the island. Also, you can buy a Phu Quoc map on paper and use it to ask for directions when no wifi is connected.

Go fishing with fishermen in Ham Ninh Village

peaceful ham ninh village
So peaceful Ham Ninh Fishing Village. @martino.sr.kim

Ham Ninh is a picturesque fishing village and a great place to get a glimpse into the daily life of local fishermen.

The locals are honest and gentle, where you can find a lot of exciting things and learn about their daily life.

Also, if you are a person who likes fresh seafood, the village is a great place to eat cheap local seafood, such as sea cucumber soup.

>>> You may check more information about Ham Ninh Fishing Village.

Explore the group of the An Thoi island

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Find a little peace in An Thoi Island. @heather_serna

Compare to the main island of Phu Quoc, An Thoi owns the peace and charm at the same.

An Thoi has a collection of 15 small islands, close to each other but isolated from the rest.

The landscape in that area is very wild, few tourists know about its beauty. Coming there, you will feel an incredible sea paradise.

The top things to do there are swimming, scuba diving, and watching coral reefs. In addition, you can also walk, ride a boat around the island to fish and squid.

Experience on An Thoi – Hon Thom cable car

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See fishing village from An Thoi Cable Car. @gultnaz7297

An Thoi – Hon Thom cable car system with more than 7km, connecting An Thoi to Hon Thom island, is an interesting experience. 

It is very impressive to sit on a cable car with an altitude of about 100m above the ground, the highest with 174m, with a speed of 8.5m/s overlooking the whole landscape of Phu Quoc island.

As traveling to Hon Thom island, you can also participate in exploring the experience of Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park with exciting activities such as parachute pulling, banana float, coral diving, seabed walking, kayaking…

The An Thoi – Hon Thom cable car ticket for 1 guest is currently 450,000 VND.

Explore Vinpearl Safari Phu Quoc

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Visit Safari Phu Quoc. @thanhh.huyenn

Visiting Vinpearl Safari on the pearl island of Phu Quoc, you can admire hundreds of rare animal species and diverse flora from many different biogeographic regions in Vietnam and the world.

Located in the Bai Dai area, northwest of Phu Quoc island, Vinpearl Safari gathers more than 2,000 individuals, representing more than 150 rare animal species from all over the world.

An interesting point is a free pick-up at bus points on Phu Quoc island will take you to Vinperl Safari. The entrance price is about 600,000 VND.

For family travelers, this is a great choice not to be missed.

Visit Suoi Tranh Waterfall

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Do not miss visiting Suoi Tranh waterfall. @ilaciocca

The fun things to do in Phu Quoc cannot miss visiting Suoi Tranh waterfall, located in the national park Phu Quoc.

If you feel enough to spend time with the sea, sand, and rocks, sunbathing, and watching the sunset, you can find a different thing at the Suoi Tranh waterfall.

Although it is not high, only 4- meters, the waterfall is in a lovely location surrounded by lush rainforest, caves, and rock pools.

You can easily walk 10 to 15 minutes to reach the waterfall from the main gate.

The price to visit Suoi Tranh waterfall is only 10,000VND/person, which is low fair for spending time at a such beautiful place.

Now is your turn.

Which thing do you want to do in Phu Quoc Island the most?

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