With crystalline waters, sparkling white sand under the clear blue sky, Phu Quoc makes a great choice for a fantastic beach getaway. These top attractions in Phu Quoc Vietnam will make you redefine the meaning of relaxation and get more likes on Instagram.
Among many beach destinations in Vietnam, Phu Quoc still shines the brightest and favored by millions of tourists every year. The beauty of Phu Quoc goes way deeper than its idyllic beaches. Travelers can also enjoy Phu Quoc’s essence through fishing life, architecture and hospitality. Here are some of the best places in Phu Quoc that you should never miss.
Top attractions in Phu Quoc Vietnam
Phu Quoc Vietnam is best known for beaches, but that does not only beach that highlights the best of the so-called ‘Pearl Island of Vietnam‘. There is something for everyone there in Phu Quoc that is joined up in these best attractions.
Bai Sao Beach
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Bai Sao is dubbed the most awe-inspiring beach in Phu Quoc, so it is no doubt in the Phu Quoc bucket list. Travelers are given a great opportunity to marvel at the sunrise and sunset, immerse themselves in the emerald waters, breath in cool fresh air, and make the most of magically peaceful moments.
Unlike yellow sandy beaches in Nha Trang or Vung Tau, beaches in Phu Quoc are commonly known for their white smooth sand that pampers every foot. In Vietnamese, ‘Sao’ means starfish, and there is a whole interesting story behind that name. Legend goes that when the night came, thousands of starfishes reached the coast to watch the moon. That’s how Bai Sao Beach has its name as we know today.
Rach Vem Fishing Village
Rach Vem Fishing Village is in the north of Phu Quoc, being home to around 200 households. When you set foot on the area, your eyes are treated with vibrant fishing life, simple floating houses, and rustic fishing equipment. They all make up the unspoiled beauty for Rach Vem Fishing Village that never fail to mesmerize any visitor.
Rach Vem Fishing Village also has another name which is the “Kingdom of starfishes” for the remarkable presence of starfishes here. If you travel to Phu Quoc Vietnam between March and April, then you will never have to regret even for a second. That is the best time to see the beaches and starfishes to the fullest.
The transparent waters make it so easy to see starfishes filling the whole area. Find yourself surrounded by these underwater creatures. You will love nature and feel close to it more than ever before. Just close your eyes and enjoy the breeze!
Suoi Tranh Waterfall
When you have got enough ‘vitamin sea’, it’s time to change your mood by going through the forests and listening to trickling streams. Suoi Tranh Waterfall is a picturesque landscape that paints the picture of Phu Quoc more and more charming.
With approximately 15km, Suoi Tranh Waterfall is made up of water that flows from Ham Ninh Mountain, running through forests and mossy rocks. Before reaching this spot, you have to walk through a path shaded by trees, part of which is quite dark. But don’t worry as there are parts on the journey that light fills. Just keep walking until you feel the cool air signaling that you just get to the right place.
Hon Thom Island
Hon Thom is famous for deep clear waters with a wide range of colorful underwater creatures. This is one of the best places for diving and watching coral reefs in Phu Quoc, one of must-have experiences in Vietnam. If you are the one who is in search of freedom, rent a boat and you can explore around the island by yourself.
There are many fish cages around the island for aquaculture and pearl production. Once you get to Hon Thom, you can learn something interesting about the pearl making process on the spot and get some of the best pearls as a lovely souvenir to bring home from Vietnam.
Pepper Tree Gardens
Pepper Garden is always among one of the must-see tourist spots when referring to Phu Quoc, and there must be a reason. Entering the pepper garden is considered just as entering the green maze where you are surrounded by tall pepper trees standing rows by rows. You will see how farmers take care of the trees with their love and passion and know the reason why they take pride in peppers that much.
Don’t just sightsee! Make the most of your trip to the pepper garden by buying some pepper to bring home. Phu Quoc pepper has become a brand name for its extraordinary fragrance and spicy taste.
Truc Lam Ho Quoc Zen Monastery
Truc Lam Ho Quoc Zen Monastery is wonderfully located in harmony with nature, facing the sea and leaning on the mountain. The monastery was constructed in ancient architecture, surrounded by trees and trees.
Right at the entrance, you will find a large jade statue which is also the highlight of the monastery. To enter the main hall, you have to conquer 70 steps. From the top of Truc Lam Ho Quoc Zen Monastery, you can get a panoramic view of the sea and mountains. If you come to Phu Quoc to watch the sunrise, this is one of the best places to do that. Get here around 5.30 AM and you can adore the breath-taking view of the sunrise in Phu Quoc.
Safari Phu Quoc
When many first think of Phu Quoc as a beach destination, how can you surprise them with something different? There will be the wows, the ooohhhs, and the aaahhhs when you show your photos to your friends and family back home. Just say you had a wonderful time in Safari Phu Quoc.
Vinpearl Safari Phu Quoc is the only of its kind in Vietnam. Boasting 80 hectares, It is home to over 3,000 animals and acts as a sanctuary for rare species around the world. This place is simply perfect for children to explore wildlife. So, if you are looking for a family-friendly destination in Vietnam, no place is better than this.
Sunset Senato Resort & Villas
There is no lack of top-notch resorts in Phu Quoc, but you should pay much attention to Sunset Senato Resort & Villas for its Instagram-worthy points. Take some photos, have a BBQ, enjoy a cocktail – You have all for a dream beach holiday.
White sand, crystal clear waters and cool breeze are just akin to many other places around Phu Quoc. Sunset Senato sets itself apart from the rest with creative concepts. How can you find an elephant on the beach? Find the answer to this at Sunset Senato Resort & Villas. Not just that, this place knows how to make your eyes wide open with “flying jellyfish”, “flying fish”, “dancing fairy”, “staircase to heaven”, etc. Rub your eyes to know that you are still on Earth!
If you are too familiar with Nha Trang and Vung Tau, visit another hideaway named Phu Quoc. Phu Quoc manages to become a beach lover’s paradise, a family-friendly getaway, a lively sanctuary and a fisherman’s oasis all at once. This is exactly a place for everyone, every need and every mood.
Trinh Tran written for Maika Tours
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