The largest island in Vietnam, Phu Quoc features wonderful beaches, incredible sunsets, mountains and jungles offering something for most travellers.
The island is home to many top class resorts but also offers a range of budget accommodation.
Voted 7th in the 2020 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards Emerging Destinations.
Unlike elsewhere in Vietnam, foreign tourists can generally stay up to 30 days without a Visa.
Phu Quoc has two main seasons, Dry season runs December to March and the Wet season is May to October. April and November tend to be transitional months.
Temperatures are fairly consistent all year-round with average highs between 29°C/84°F and 32°C/90°F (March and April tend to be the hottest months) and average lows between 22°C/72°F and 26°C/79°F.
In Dry season February averages just 4 wet days and 29mm of rainfall rising to an average 6 days and 59mm in December
April (11 wet days) and November (13 wet days) average 149mm and 169mm rainfall respectively as the seasons transition from dry to wet and vice versa.
Rainfall rapidly increases in May which can see around 19 wet days and 298mm rainfall until the wettest month, August with 24 wet days and almost 550mm of rainfall.
December sees similar rainfall to September.
Humidity throughout the year ranges from around 74% (December) to 88% (September).
Vietnam Airlines are the only airline flying direct from the UK to Vietnam, with flights to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. TUI have offered direct flights to Phu Quoc from London in the past but these are currently not available.
Connections are available to Phu Quoc Airport from China, South Korea and Thailand as well as from other Vietnamese airports..
There are also a number of options to travel by sea, the main one being a fast ferry from Ha Tien or Rach Gia.
The main resorts are pedestrian friendly and also suitable for exploring on bicycle. There are plenty of bike rental shops in resorts and many hotels also have bikes to rent or even loan. Once you are outside of the main areas however the roads become much rougher.
Taxi – Available in most resorts and at the airport, most drivers will be able to speak at least some English.
Xe Om (motorcycle taxi) – An excellent way of exploring but expect to bargain hard for a price which can fluctuate depending on the time of day, distance and weather.
Find out about where to stay in Phu Quoc.
Photo credit Andreas M on Unsplash
Temples, waterfalls, beaches, incredible cable cars. There is so much to do on Phu Quoc.
Photo credit Sung Shin on Unsplash
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