If you’re looking for a beach paradise in Vietnam, the island of Phu Quoc is the place to be. Whether you are a real budget backpacker or a luxury seeker! Phu Quoc is a true tropical island with lots of palm trees, beaches and beautiful clear blue water. There are lots of activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing and exploring the island on a motorbike. There is a lot of history to find on this island as well. We spent one week on this little piece of heaven and have gathered our tips for Phu Quoc in this article for you!
Where to sleep in Phu Quoc
We stayed in two different accommodations during our stay in Phu Quoc. The first was Ham Ninh, a cute home stay, located 9 kilometers from Duong Dong. The second place was a resort near Long Beach, called Blue Paradise Resort.
Blue Paradise Resort
We are enthusiastic about this place too, although it didn’t have the personal touch like the home stay. Still, it was really nice to have a swimming pool and to be so close to the beach. Usually the pool was empty too and it felt as we were one of the few guests.
If you’re looking for a place to relax and have a bit of pool and beach time, we definitely recommend this place
At first sight, it doesn’t look like much. But once you set foot on the property, it’s really nice. The rooms were spacious, not extravagant, but you have everything you need. They have a big garden with hammocks where you can relax. The WiFi was the best connection we had so far anywhere in Asia. But most of all, the family that owns it is so sweet. They helped us with everything we needed, they cooked us dinner and barely charged us anything. The daughter of the owner is called Lily, and her English is excellent, making the communication really easy.
The location of the home stay isn’t ideal as it’s quite far from Duong Dong and most beaches. However, because they have motorbikes, it’s fairly easy to move around.
We actually felt bad leaving, and they really made us feel at home. It was like being a part of a family!
Some Phu Quoc Facts
Phu Quoc is Vietnam’s largest island. Phu Quoc is one of twelve districts in Kien Giang Province in Vietnam, located in the Mekong Delta in the south western tip of the country. The Phu Quoc district consists out of 28 islands; the Phu Quoc Islands (six islands), the An Thoi Archipelago (fifteen islands) and Tho Chua (seven islands). The location of Phu Quoc is actually closer to Cambodia than to Vietnam, and is only 18 kilometers away from the Cambodian Province of Kampot.
Best time to go to Phu Quoc
The best time to visit Phu Quoc is during the dry season: from November to May. Only downside is that it’s also busier as most tourists show up around that time. But because Phu Quoc is a pretty big island, you can definitely avoid the crowds.
The wet season is from June to October. Generally it’s a lot cheaper to go during the wet season. There is the occasional rain sessions, but overall the weather still is pleasant. To be honest we had a rainy day too. You can never predict the weather anyway.
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