Phu Quoc Holidays

Edged with brilliant white-sand beaches around a luxuriant jungle-draped interior, Phu Quoc is every inch a tropical island getaway.

Curl your toes into powder-soft sand, hike through dense jungle to hidden waterfalls or kayak past sleepy fishing villages on unspoiled coastline. Phu Quoc is Vietnam’s largest island and an increasingly popular destination for sun-soaked holidays where you can just chill out and enjoy the warm sea-salted breeze and the gentle lapping of the waves. Its superb beaches are the main attraction, from the appropriately named west-coast Long Beach lined with low-rise luxury resorts where you can savour the sunset with a cocktail in hand to watersports-friendly Sao Beach in the east and the all-but-deserted Ganh Dau Beach in the north.

If you can tear yourself away from your sunbed, there are authentic experiences to relish. Check out the buzzing fish market in the capital, Duong Dong; the sea around Phu Quoc is rich in marine life, including the anchovies used to make the island’s top-quality nuoc mam, the tangy fish sauce that’s such a feature of Vietnamese cuisine. Head past plantations of black pepper into the interior to follow walking trails through a National Park, discover scenic pagodas and a less-scenic former colonial prison, or try your hand at catching squid with the local fishermen.

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Phu Quoc Hotels

Our recommendations for the best places to stay in Phu Quoc

La Veranda Resort Phú Quốc – MGallery

Kick back and relax at this intimate French seaside mansion, nestled in flourishing gardens and j...

Green Bay Phu Quoc Resort & Spa

Nature comes first at this eco resort, backing a quiet coral cove on the forested sands of Vietna...

Sailing Club Signature Resort Phu Quoc

Spread out in your own five-star villa at this magnificent island resort, where artisan food fuel...

Remote Island Cruise

The island of Phu Quok is a glorious tropical playground in its own right, blessed with dazzling beaches and lush landscapes. But as you’ll discover on this full-day private cruise, the remote islets off its south coast are even more unspoiled, making them the perfect location to indulge your desert-island fantasies as a couple or family. Boarding your traditional fishing boat at An Thoi harbour, you’ll head out on a scenic journey across the Gulf of Thailand. On arrival at your destination, you’ll spend a wonderfully lazy day swimming in crystal-clear waters, snorkelling across virgin coral reefs in deserted coves and chilling out on pristine talcum-white beaches fringed by jungle. Making it just a tiny bit easier to tear yourself away, you’ll be served a mouthwatering local light lunch on board as you sail back towards Phu Quoc.

• Duration: full day
• Time: 9am to 5pm
• Daily departures
• Operates year round
• Private experience

Good to know
It’s an obvious thing to say, but you’re in the middle of nowhere, so be sure to bring everything you may need for the day, from sun cream and hats to your children’s favourite snacks.

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Phu Quoc's Highlights in a Day

During the tour, you’ll get to experience a variety of activities in Phu Quoc. You’ll start by visiting a pearl farm to learn about pearl cultivation and its importance to the island. Next, you will stop at the Sim Wine factory to try a local drink made from Rose Myrtle fruit. You’ll then visit the Ho Quoc Pagoda, a Buddhist temple with sensational views of the Gulf of Thailand. Afterwards, you’ll head to Sao Beach, renowned for its soft sand, palm trees, and turquoise waters. Take a break from the tour to have lunch at a local restaurant and enjoy some free time on the beach. The tour ends with a stop at Phu Quoc Prison, also known as Coconut Tree Prison, constructed by French colonialists and served as a prison for Viet Cong captives during the Vietnam War.

• Duration: full day
• Time: 9am to 5pm
• Daily departures
• Operates year-round
• Private experience

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Get to know Phu Quoc and those all-important practicalities when planning your perfect holiday.


GMT +7 hours


Vietnamese Dong


16½ hours (excluding stopover time)  


Vietnam is a multi-religion state with Buddhism as the leading religion.



Where is Phu Quoc?
The country’s largest island, Phu Quoc is in a curve of the Gulf of Thailand where Vietnam borders Cambodia. It is easily accessible by boat and regular flights mean you can get from Phu Quoc to Ho Chi Minh City in under an hour; we’d recommend combining the two places for a unique blend of dynamic metropolis and island hideaway. Hanoi is two hours away by air, so if you’d rather get your city fix in the north – perhaps in conjunction with a cruise on UNESCO-rated Halong Bay – that’s another alternative.

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Phu Quoc has some of Vietnam’s loveliest beaches. Long Beach is south of the island’s capital Duong Dong and stretches for over 10 miles; it’s not the most private beach but it has plenty of restaurants and beautiful sunsets. Ganh Dau is a fishing village on the island’s north-western tip, with a smaller and quieter beach where you can see Cambodia just a few miles away. At the opposite end of the island lies Sao Beach, with white sands and lined with palm trees. It’s also one of the few places you can kitesurf in Phu Quoc, and you could even see starfish on the shores during the autumn months.

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Natural landscapes
Phu Quoc National Park covers a considerable amount of the island, with clusters of forest across the north and the east – perfect for leisurely hikes and seeing wildlife including macaques. Head to the Ham Ninh Mountains for natural caves, rock pools, streams and waterfalls including the four-metre waterfall at Suoi Tranh, which is in full flow during the island’s wet season. 

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Duong Dong
Duong Dong, the island’s capital, is less pristine than other parts of Phu Quoc, but home to the island’s biggest and busiest outdoor market. We recommend going early to see the fleets arrive with freshly caught seafood including squid, eel and barracuda, as well as locals haggling for nuoc mam – the fish sauce that has become a staple condiment in Vietnamese cuisine. Just next to Duong Dong fishing harbour, you’ll find the Dinh Cau Rock Temple, part shrine and part colourful lighthouse where local fishermen go to pray before heading out to sea.

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