Phu Quoc Island - A place you should visit once in a lifetime

One of places to visit in Vietnam which you should come once in a lifetime is Phu Quoc Island. It is called “Pearl Island” and is the largest island of Vietnam.

Discover things you should not miss on Phu QuocIsland with whereto.vn!

1. Sea bathing and diving to see coral reefs

Sao Beach, the most beautiful beach, has the shape of crescent moon - Photo: Internet

Sao Beach, the most beautiful beach, has the shape of crescent moon - Photo: Internet

Phu Quoc Island is a part of Kien Giang Province, the South of Vietnam. You always can hire a bike to go around the Island. There are a white sand bank and ranges of tall green coconut trees along the beach.

Sao Beach is most attractive among tens of beaches on the Island. This is a crescent-shaped beach with the flat white sank bank and the blue water.

One of activities which most of tourists coming to the Island want to experience is diving to see coral reefs. Hon Thom, Hon Roi, Hon Dua have beautiful coral reefs. 10 minutes by ship away from Hon Thom, there is a squid fishing village where you can come at night to see the view of tens of boats simultaneously shine as stars.

You can have the locals take you the island having the most beautiful coral reefs - Photo: Internet

You can have the locals take you the island having the most beautiful coral reefs - Photo: Internet

2. Enjoying specialities of Phu Quoc Island: shark hotpot and sea urchin

People on Phu Quoc suppose that sea urchin is “the dish of male” because it is extremely nutritious - Photo: Internet

People on Phu Quoc suppose that sea urchin is “the dish of male” because it is extremely nutritious - Photo: Internet

When visiting a new land, you can not forget to try its specialities. And on the Phu QuocIsland, you will not able to forget the taste of shark hotpot as well as sea urchin - a speciality only on the Island.

3. Visiting pepper plantations

People plant pepper not only for economic purpose but also for cultural and tourism values - Photo: Internet

People plant pepper not only for economic purpose but also for cultural and tourism values - Photo: Internet

Phu Quoc Island is also known for her pepper plantations near Ghenh Dau. Pepper on PhuQuoc has bold fragrant, pungent taste, thick bark and hard grain that is different from other places.

There are 3 kinds of pepper: red pepper, black pepper and white pepper. Pepper is considers as a local speciality and a unique gift which tourists can buy.

Besides, if you are lucky, the locals will let you visit the coffee plantation in blooming season, than which nothing greater can be thought!

4. Visiting the famous fish sauce factory - Nha Thung

Currently, there are about 85 factories and they produce more than 12 million liters of fish sauce every year. This is a place worth visiting - Photo: Internet

Currently, there are about 85 factories and they produce more than 12 million liters of fish sauce every year. This is a place worth visiting - Photo: Internet

If you miss the visit to the famous fish sauce factory named Nha Thung, your trip to Phu QuocIsland may be a watse.

Fish sauce of Phu Quoc is not only famous in Vietnam but also in many places of the world. You will see the method of making the pure fish sauce and try the completely new fish sauce in place. The material to make fish sauce is anchovy. Fish sauce made from spined anchovy and gray anchovy.

* Some notes when coming to Phu Quoc Island

 - Weather in Phu Quoc Island:

Phu Quoc Island only has 2 seasons: dry season and rainy season. The dry season is from October to March of next year. This is the period when the Island welcome most tourists so hotels and resorts set their price higher than normal. The rainy season is in the summer so there are many cheap travel packages to raise the demand of tourist

- Resorts: Phu Quoc Island has 2 resorts where tourists can rest, experience and enjoy:

+ Eden Resort Phu Quoc, highlight with a large space about 18,000 m2, is built in the style of French architecture. Especially, whether room you stay, you can enjoy the immense beauty of the sea and open your view to see the rolling mountains.

Eden Resort is a wonderful place for you to rest on Phu Quoc Island - Photo: Internet

Eden Resort is a wonderful place for you to rest on Phu Quoc Island - Photo: Internet

+La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc lies in the tropical garden near Phu Quoc Island. It is considered as a French style castle by the beach. Each room has a separate balcony or yard to look out the sea or the cool garden. This resort is an interesting place for you.

Laying in the tropical garden near Phu Quoc Island, La Veranda Resort is considered as a French castle on the beach - Photo: Internet

Laying in the tropical garden near Phu Quoc Island, La Veranda Resort is considered as a French castle on the beach - Photo: Internet

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