Vietnam’s Phu Quoc Island and Things to do
Phu Quoc Island is located at the southern end of Vietnam in The Gulf of Thailand. With it’s dreamy white beaches and turquoise coloured water it’s no wonder tourists like me are flocking there.
Easy to get to with its International Airport, it has only been in recent years that travellers have been visiting Pho Quoc Island. You can still enjoy this amazing landscape while the feeling still remains of a secluded and remote island hideaway. With Phu Quoc being an over 50% protected National Park and boasting over 200 animals on this large island, it won’t be hard to find beauty at every turn.
Phu Quoc is not really part of the Mekong Delta and doesn’t share the delta’s extraordinary ability of growing rice & fruit due to its soil quality and inaccessible terrain. It is, however, home to the best Fish sauce (nuoc mam) in the world, also reputedly known to produce high quality pepper and fantastic seafood. So if being too active isn’t your idea of a holiday, then sit back, relax and enjoy the fresh seafood this island has to offer.
A few of the pepper farms are open to the public so grab a scooter and go for drive and and while you are at it check out a fish sauce factories too.
As for the not so relaxing by the beach with a cocktail type, the island is full of activities such as hiking lush forest, diving and snorkelling but one place every person should visit is the Phu Suoi Tranh Waterfall. It is a four-metre-tall waterfall within the Ham Ninh Mountains that’s surrounded by lush greenery, natural caves, and rock pools. A 10-minute drive from Duong Dong, this natural attraction is ideal for those looking to escape the bustling town centre.