The Top Exciting Things to Do in Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc, located in the Gulf of Thailand, is named the Pearl Island of Vietnam. Thanks to the prime position, the island has good weather nearly all year round, which is a perfect condition to develop beach travel.

When visiting Phu Quoc Island, besides relaxing and enjoying the beaches, many exciting activities are waiting for you to join.

Explore beautiful beaches is one of fun things to do in Phu Quoc
Explore beautiful beaches is one of fun things to do in Phu Quoc.
  1. Discover beautiful beaches in Phu Quoc
  2. Explore Phu Quoc Night Market
  3. Visit rocks in Dinh Cau
  4. Go fishing with fishermen in Ham Ninh Village
  5. Visit pepper gardens in Phu Quoc Island
  6. Smell fishy fish sauce at its factory
  7. Look at An Thoi Village from above
  8. Go trekking in the national park of Phu Quoc

Visit the beautiful beaches in Phu Quoc

relax on the beach in phu quoc island
So many beautiful beaches in Phu Quoc.

Luckily, the district of Phu Quoc, with 22 large and small islands, has so many beautiful beaches suitable for relaxing, swimming, and organizing beach activities for your family or company.

The beaches in Phu Quoc have quite fine white sand, and almost all the coasts are surrounded by slanting coconut trees.

Most beaches here have warm and clear water with gentle waves. A few beaches in Phu Quoc are still wild because they are on isolated islands with very few people there. You can explore them to find peaceful life in the ocean.

Explore Phu Quoc Night Market

visit night market in phu quoc
So exciting to explore the Phu Quoc night market to taste seafood.

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

Food, souvenirs, and gifts here are displayed in eye-catching ways for you to choose from. You can visit this market on any day of the week from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

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

Visit rocks in Dinh Cau

dinh cau rock in phu quoc island

Dinh Cau is a temple with Buddhist architecture near a lighthouse. The local fishermen often come to this spiritual temple to pray for peace before going fishing.

Right on the beach in front of this temple are many rocks with strange shapes. Here, you can enjoy the beauty of the Sea – Sand – Sunshine – Rocks blending together into a charming scene, typically in the sunset. You may get beautiful pictures at dusk here.

Go fishing with fishermen in Ham Ninh Village

Ham Ninh is a picturesque fishing village on the East side of the island. This village is great for you to get a glimpse into the daily life of local fishermen because almost all the villagers go fishing as their main job.

The village spreads a long distance along the beach, covering various areas. The region includes many seafood restaurants serving the locals and tourists. The further part has many silt houses built right on the sea.

Besides visiting the daily life here, you may like to join the fishing work with the fishermen, who work daily on the sea to collect crabs, oysters, and fish.

However, to join their work, you need to book the trip with a local travel agent who can help you plan this fishing experience.

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

Visit pepper gardens in Phu Quoc Island

pepper garden in phu quoc

Phu Quoc Island owns the high-quality peppers in Vietnam thanks to its stable weather and abundant red soil. The area for growing peppers here is around 300 hectares, mainly along the 15km roads from Duong Dong to Ganh Dau.

Visiting a Phu Quoc pepper garden offers a chance to see firsthand how pepper vines and fruits are grown, see the beauty of green columns fixing straight lines, and take pictures of yourself in the garden like a maze.

A few pepper gardens can be organized as coffee shops or sell drinks, so you can rest here while looking at the green color of the pepper plants.

Smell fishy fish sauce at its factory

visit fish sauce factory in phu quoc island

Fish sauce is a typical spice and an indispensable dipping sauce for almost all Vietnamese dishes. Among many fish sauce brands in Vietnam, Phu Quoc fish sauce emerges as the brightest name in both domestic and international markets.

Exploring a Phu Quoc fish sauce production facility, you will have the opportunity to see firsthand the entire process of making this unique sauce.

The most common impression may be a strong fishy smell that covers a large area. Huge wooden barrels along the way are used to incubate and ferment fish. Red drops of fish sauce are patiently flowing from the jar into the bottle, ready to be delivered to consumers. These drops of fish sauce promise to make every Vietnamese dish more flavorful.

Visiting Phu Quoc fish sauce facility, you can also buy some unique products for yourself. They can be a fun gift that you can bring back to your kitchen. But please pack it carefully and ensure this “smelly” item doesn’t cause trouble on your journey!

Look at An Thoi Village from above

an thoi village phu quoc

An Thoi Village used to be a fishing village, but now many locals have changed their jobs to others, such as working in travel, restaurants, and transportation, thanks to tourism development.

However, this region still has a lot of boats parking on the large sea section, making it become a picturesque landscape if looking at it from above.

Thus, the way to experience this area is to catch the An Thoi – Hon Thom cable car system – more than 7km, connecting An Thoi to Hon Thom Island. From the cable car, you can enjoy the village view, which can give you a chance to take beautiful pictures.

Go trekking in the national park of Phu Quoc

stream in phu quoc national park
A beautiful waterfall in Phu Quoc Forest

Besides the beaches, the forests in Phu Quoc Islands are worth visiting diverse nature because all the jungles here are tropical with green colors all year round.

Phu Quoc National Park contains large parts of the North of this island, where you can go trekking to explore tropical trees. It’s a good chance to immerse yourself in nature, walking on the dried leaves, looking at the mosses, and watching animals and birds on the further branches.

Walking in this national park is not an adventurous trip. However, to avoid losing, you should go with a local guide who can lead you to step in the correct ways.

Now is your turn.

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

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