Discovering Phu Quoc of Vietnam in 3 days

Do you want to know what is “heaven on earth”? Come to Phu Quoc!

Being known as the pearl island of Vietnam and famous for white sandy beaches along the pristine coastline, Phu Quoc is an ideal destination for your summer holiday.

A white sandy beach in Phu Quoc
A white sandy beach in Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc is the largest island in Vietnam, belongs to Kien Giang province. It is located in the Gulf of Thailand and closer to Cambodia than Vietnam. Phu Quoc’s the most beautiful time is from October to March. However, the peak season is from April to September. The annual average temperature is about 28 degrees Celsius, so you can visit Phu Quoc Island any time that you want.

Phu Quoc weather is good all year round
Phu Quoc weather is good all year round

Spending 3 days on this island and you will discover many things that definitely make you surprise!

Day 1 in Phu Quoc: Tranh Stream, Ganh Dau, Bai Dai, Dinh Cau Rock, Dinh Cau night market

  • Tranh Stream

If you come to Phu Quoc from June to October, don’t forget to visit Tranh Stream. Run along the Duong Dong route about 10 km, you will see the picturesque scene. White waterfalls flowing down in the greenery of the forest create a stream about 15 km in length. Perhaps, the name “Tranh – Painting” stems from the spectacular gorgeousness of the stream and surrounding green trees and fragrant grass.

The view likes a painting of Tranh Stream
The view likes a painting of Tranh Stream
  • Ganh Dau Cape

After visiting Tranh stream, you can move to Ganh Dau in the northwest Phu Quoc. This place is much different from the other beaches in Phu Quoc. Ganh Dau has a beauty that is quiet, wild but peaceful and well worth a visit. The beach here is rather small but nice. There are good restaurants near the beach, if you are hungry just give a try at any of them.

Ganh Dau Cape in peak season
Ganh Dau Cape in peak season

Near Ganh Dau, there is an area called Chuong Vic. This is the home to a few nice resorts along a beautiful stretch of white sandy beach. The most special experience you have in Ganh Dau is that from the beach, you can see the Cambodian islands Koh She and Koh Thmei only 15 km away.

  • Bai Dai

The third place you can visit on the first day in Phu Quoc Island is Bai Dai. It is a remote paradise with sunshine, white sandy beach, warm water and peaceful atmosphere. There are many options to spend your time here such as doing a snorkeling and scuba fishing, squid fishing, jet skiing, wind sailing and tasting local specialties. Bai Dai was listed in the 10 best beaches in the world so it’s a must-to-visit place when you come to Phu Quoc.

Bai Dai is in the top 100 best beaches in the world
Bai Dai is in the top 100 best beaches in the world
  • Dinh Cau Rock and Dinh Cau Night Market

Dinh Cau Rock (Cau Temple) is located at the mouth of the Duong Dong River. Cau Temple was constructed from 1937 to commemorate the goddess of the sea. Before embarking on fishing excursions, local fishermen usually go there to pray for safety. It’s free to enter Dinh Cau, however, visitors are advised to dress formally. This is also a popular photography spot among travelers.

Dinh Cau temple is on rocks
Dinh Cau temple is on rocks

After visiting 4 places above, if you are craving fresh seafood, just walk to Dinh Cau Night Market. It’s only a five-minute walk away. There are so many kinds of seafood there which are sold for very cheap price. Eat until you are full then come back to your hotel to rest!

Day 2: Ham Ninh Fishing Village, Sao Beach, Fish Sauce Factory

  • Ham Ninh Fishing Village

Almost all group tours to Phu Quoc Island include Ham Ninh Fishing Village. Coming to Ham Ninh fishing village, you will have an opportunity to see the breathtaking natural scenery and discover more about the daily life of local fishermen as well as tasting special seafood dishes.

Ham Ninh fishing village in the morning
Ham Ninh fishing village in the morning
  • Sao Beach

Believe me! It’s a must to visit Sao Beach when you come to Phu Quoc. This beach is busy during the peak season. However, you will still love its stunning natural scenery. There are thousands of starfishes under the water surface as well as moving into the shores at night that will bring you a memorable thing about Phu Quoc.

Sao Beach – One of the best beaches in Phu Quoc
Sao Beach – One of the best beaches in Phu Quoc
  • Fish-sauce factory

Phu Quoc is not only famous for its scenic spots, wonderful beaches, but also for over 100 factories of fish sauce production. Nuoc Mam Hung Thanh is the largest fish sauce factory among them. When visiting the factory, at first glance, you probably feel like being in a wine cellar. However, one sniff of the festering “nuoc mam” essence jolts you back to reality.

Inside fish-sauce factory in Phu Quoc
Inside fish-sauce factory in Phu Quoc

Recently, visiting fish-sauce factories in Phu Quoc has become one of the bewitching tourist attractions alluring a great number of visitors. You can buy some fish-sauce bottles here to give your friends as little presents. They will definitely love them.

Day 3: Ong Doi Cape, An Thoi Archipelago, Rory’s Beach Bar

  • Ong Doi Cape

Ong Doi Cape is still a new destination in Phu Quoc despite its overwhelming beauty. Travelers can visit Ong Doi Cape when traveling by boat on the route of visiting other attractions. However, it worths a half-day on this beautiful landscape. The cape has white sandy beaches, spectacular rock formations and pristine forests. One must-try activity here is to diving into the crystal clear sea water to discover beautiful coral reefs and colorful fishes.

An overview of Ong Doi Cape
An overview of Ong Doi Cape
  • An Thoi Archipelago

An Thoi Archipelago consists of 15 small islands and islets, located just off the southern coast of Phu Quoc. This is the best place for snorkeling and fishing. An Thoi has a variety of marine ecosystems. You will know the meaning of undiscovered and remote after sailing on a boat and discover the hidden beauty of this archipelago. You can also visit fishing villages near the beaches and enjoy a wide selection of fresh local seafood like squid, sea urchin, and shellfish.

The stunning scenic view of An Thoi
The stunning scenic view of An Thoi
  • Rory’s Beach Bar

If you want a special place to end this trip in Phu Quoc then Rory’s Beach Bar will be a good choice. The Bar is located at 118/10 Tran Hung Dao, Duong Dong. It’s right on the beach. Most of the guests here are westerners but the prices are reasonable. You can come here to listen to music or even lie on the beach until when you feel bored.

Guests are watching sunset at Rory’s Beach Bar
Guests are watching sunset at Rory’s Beach Bar

So, it’s the end of a 3-day trip that is full of fun in Phu Quoc. Don’t just read this! Phu Quoc is still there waiting for you to experience it with your travel buddy!

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