• Best Things to Do in Phu Quoc for First-Time Travelers

Best Things to Do in Phu Quoc for First-Time Travelers

Tran Thu Thao - Updated August 28, 2019

Phu Quoc has long been a familiar name with local and foreign tourists alike, especially for its imposingness and picturesqueness. What is more, saying that Phu Quoc is the "heaven for beach enthusiasts" is not wrong. Phu Quoc Island is one of the most beautiful destinations in Vietnam that attracts millions of tourists all over the world on a yearly basic. 

Phu Quoc has a lot of tourist attractions for travel enthusiasts. However, you might feel confused when you first come to this charming island. Well, it is not a big concern. This article is shared for you to get further reference. 

Keep scrolling down to know the most exciting things to do in Phu Quoc for the first time. 

Exploring Phu Quoc Stunning Beaches

Phu Quoc has long been a familiar name with local and foreign tourists alike, especially for its imposingness and picturesqueness. What is more, saying that Phu Quoc is the "heaven for beach enthusiasts" is not wrong. Phu Quoc Island is one of the most beautiful destinations in Vietnam that attracts millions of tourists all over the world on a yearly basic. 

Phu Quoc has a lot of tourist attractions for travel enthusiasts. However, you might feel confused when you first come to this charming island. Well, it is not a big concern. This article is shared for you to get further reference. 

Keep scrolling down to know the most exciting things to do in Phu Quoc for the first time. 

Exploring Phu Quoc Stunning Beaches

Among the islands I have traveled to, Phu Quoc Island is the most magnificent paradise with numerous gorgeous beaches. I fall in love with the peaceful feeling when I contemplate the beauty of the beach. Hence, I highly recommend this striking activity on your first trip to Phu Quoc.

Sao Beach

Sao Beach

Sao Beach is proud to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Phu Quoc as well as all over the world. Indeed, Sao Beach is remarkably picturesque with white powdery sand and clear turquoise water.

In the morning, there is nothing better than walking on the beach or sunbathing on the couches and enjoying the cool breeze. I am sure this will be the quiet and peaceful moments that you want to keep forever in your memories.

Additionally, you can participate in many highly enjoyable activities in Sao Beach, such as driving a motorcycle, kayaking, windsurfing, fishing, snorkeling, and so on.

If you are a newcomer to Phu Quoc, Bai Sao is a must that you surely cannot ignore.

Long Beach

Long Beach is located in the northwest of this island. It is considered as an indispensable factor when talking about Phu Quoc tourism because of its unspoiled beauty. Especially, Long Beach ranks first in the top 13 most pristine and beautiful beaches in the world. The paradise of golden sun and blue water does not make you disappointed.

Long Beach

 

At the northern end of Long Beach, there is a wide range of amenities in Phu Quoc Island, including luxurious hotels, resorts, bars, and restaurants. Primarily, there is a well-known club called Sunset Sanato Beach Club that is worth visiting when you come to Long Beach. With remarkable works of art, this club is one of the stops that travelers patronize.

Discovering An Thoi Islands

If you think that Phu Quoc island is gorgeous enough to enjoy, I am sure that you have not seen An Thoi archipelago islands yet. There is no word that can describe the breathtaking beauty of An Thoi.

An Thoi is the second largest town of Phu Quoc district. The pristine beauty of this archipelago will surely make you speechless. An Thoi islands, made up of fifteen tiny islands, are off the southern end of Phu Quoc island. I bet it is a perfect destination for such first-time visitors like you to spend all day long swimming, fishing, diving, and especially snorkeling to see coral reefs.

Many boats to An Thoi islands

 

To the best of my knowledge, there is a wide range of famous islands for you to pay a visit according to your preferences. For example, Hon Kim Qui is the most suitable place for snorkeling. On the other hand, squid fishing at night should be done at Hon Roi. Visiting Phu Quoc without joining those activities is definitely a pity.

Wandering around Phu Quoc Prison

Most notably, one of the highlights of the trip is walking around Phu Quoc prison before you leave. It is among the most historical places in Vietnam where Northern Vietnamese soldiers were captured during the Vietnam War. 

In the past, you might only know the way that the enemies tortured our soldiers through books. But coming to Phu Quoc gives you the chance of witnessing these things left here with your own eyes. For example, you might feel how painful these prisoners used to suffer after observing remained monument. You will get a chance to acquire more additional history knowledge so far.

What is more, Phu Quoc prison has specific evidence recording the colonial history of Vietnam so that you can understand the patriotism of our people more clearly. Then you will get nothing but a better understanding of the history of Vietnam.

Phu Quoc prison is indeed an outstanding destination that leaves many feelings for visitors while coming here.

Exploring Marine Life in Ham Ninh Village

Ham Ninh fishing village

 

Another good option to fill in the list is visiting Ham Ninh village. This ancient fishing village is a must-see in Phu Quoc tour. It is frankly such an ideal opportunity for those travelers who want to experience marine life and feel the nostalgia.

People here still earn money depending mainly on pearling diving, catching sea ginseng, and spreading a net of crabs. There is no exaggeration to say that life on this island almost is still kept intact with temporary thatched cottages with bamboo walls.

Plus, enjoying the sunrise or the full moon in Ham Ninh village will be one of the fantastic things you need to do in Phu Quoc. Especially, do not forget to try Ham Ninh's delicious crab dish here!

Visiting Phu Quoc Night Market

Phu Quoc night market is a part of the long-standing tradition of the locals here.

Phu Quoc night market

Before coming to Phu Quoc, I was told that it would be a pity if I did not come to the night market here. Indeed, from the first time I came, I saw that Phu Quoc night market was a paradise for food enthusiasts because of a variety of mouthwatering dishes from seafood to other local cuisines. Also, yummy rolled ice cream is a savory dessert that you should not miss.

Besides, people sell diverse souvenirs with many categories at the night market. Choosing your favorite item is not easy, because they are so lovely that you want to buy them all. Hopefully, if you are a visitor to Phu Quoc for the first time, these experiences of walking around the night market will bring you unforgettable memories.

In sum

Unspoiled tourist attractions, luxurious resorts, or diverse cuisines are the reasons why the name of Phu Quoc has never been old on Vietnam's tourism map. It is the comfortable climate and stunning beauty of Phu Quoc that conquers many travelers’ hearts.

Have you known what to do in this magnificent Vietnamese island yet? A bunch of exciting things is waiting for you. Do not hesitate and make a plan to join the best things to do in Phu Quoc from now on. You will definitely love it!

 

 

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