In need of some physical activity then we’ve listed a guide to the sports and facilities available on Phu Quoc Island. Many of the larger and established resorts have a variety of leisure and sport activities available, and while facilities on the island are still relatively limited, there are opportunities below to stretch your muscles.
Eager to jump around in the sand to get some much needed exercise, there’s a couple of volleyball nets making an appearance on Long Beach, one in front of Thien Hai Son Resort, sometimes in front of Saigon Phu Quoc Resort and a couple further down long beach.
Phu Quoc provides ideal weather conditions and calm waters during most times of the year for kayaking and more and more resorts now provide either free (Saigon Phu Quoc Resort) or rental kayaks (My Lan at Bai Sao Beach) for visitors. If your after exercise then kayaking on Long beach provides plenty of open space and only a little other boat traffic, whereas other areas on the island provide the additional benefit of exploring parts of the island, like other beaches and coves not generally reachable by road.
There’s plenty of opportunities to play Tennis. If you’re not staying at a resort that offers tennis like Saigon Phu Quoc resort or Thien Hai Son Resort, there are some tennis courts in town that may be available when the locals aren’t playing a game, otherwise the resorts rent out thee courts when guests are not using the courts. Note, if you intend to play during the day, it will get very hot, so remember the hat and plenty of water. Resorts have spare balls and rackets for hire.
There’s a few resorts around like Charm resort and Saigon Phu Quoc Resort that have billiard tables for use, along with one local place in town along Nguyen Trung Truc as you approach Hung Vuong.
There are major plans for a couple of world class 18 hole gold courses in the future as the island continues it’s march toward tourism development, however for time being if you need to have a hit, Saigon Phu Quoc Resort have a gold driving net for use by guest with a couple of golf clubs available for use. There’s also a basic putting green available for kids to use.
If you’re after a workout, Saigon Phu Quoc has one gym available for use with limited equipment including a cycling machine, running machine and some weights, otherwise gym facilities on the island are very limited at this stage.
Still new to Phu Quoc, though starting to appear are the usual variety of water sports including jet skiing and wind sailing, with just a matter of time before water skiing takes off given the calm waters around the island during the high season. The best places to find these water sports include some of the resorts on Long Beach including Saigon Phu Quoc Resort and some Jet Skis are available on Bao Sao beach at My Lan Resort.
There is one company on Phu Quoc (on Tran Hung Dao street) that offer kite surfing on long beach. The alternative is to do windsurfing – which Chen La resort rents out windsurfing and sailing equipment.
Most hotels offer bicycle rentals which start from US$1 per day, which can be a great way to adventure around the local area. If you plan on cycling further away, poor road conditions and unsealed dusty roads can make this a difficult experience. We recommend purchasing a face mask before you head off on these longer journeys and take plenty of water. The coastal strip surrounding Phu Quoc makes cycling relatively easy however the island heats up when you get move from the coast.
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