Phu Quoc Island Overview
Phu Quoc Island is a Vietnamese island off the coast of Cambodia in the Gulf of Thailand. Phu Quoc Island belongs to Kien Giang Province which is a province of Vietnam, located in the Mekong Delta region of southern Vietnam. It is known for rice farming and fishing.
Phu Quoc Island known for white-sand beaches and resorts, most of which are along the palm-lined southwest coast. More than half of the island is part of Phú Quốc National Park, which features mountains, hiking trails and wildlife, dense tropical jungle. Duong Dong is the largest town of Phu Quoc, with day and night markets selling local foods, seafood, crafts, products and fishes.
Phu Quoc Island owns wonderful beaches, watching romantic sunsets, and a fresh atmosphere, green forests, making it an ideal holiday for all travelers to escape the bustling city life. Island remains to keep untouched with UNESCO-listed national park but also there are many luxury resorts, quaint cafes, and funky bars along the coastline to adapt expectation of travelers.
With beatiful beach and majority activities on the beach, travelers seem enjoying and relaxing with them mostly. Besides that, tourists can also explore traditional villages, theme parks and Buddhist pagodas, all of which are easily accessible via taxi, or motorcycle, or even daytrips by us. In the evening, Phu Quoc appears front of you the dining scenery from local markets selling local street food, BBQ seafood, authentic western foods fare attractive you mostly, and make you can't miss it.
Whether you're here to relax on beaches, explore remote corners of the island, or gorge on the mounds of fresh seafood, you'll soon discover the charms that make Phu Quoc a true Southeast Asian gem. Right from the start you'll find the islanders are incredibly friendly and welcoming, the weather's fantastic, the views are stunning and the local food… well, you'll discover for yourself why Vietnamese and Phu Quoc cuisine is talked about the world over!
The best time to visit is November to April when skies are blue, the sea is clear and diving at its best!
The dry season and busiest time in Phu Quoc is typically November through to April, when the skies are blue, the sea on the west coast is very calm, diving and boating is at its best, it can rain during this time but very little and usually at night. We often get high temperatures and humidity at the end of the dry season and leading into the wet season usually in April and May but its still a good time to visit, there are a lot less tourists about but it's just a bit hot and sticky!
The wet season usually starts towards the end of May and continues through to October, sometimes even into November but during the wet season we can have some great sunny dry spells that can go on for weeks.
Temperatures in the rainy season are much milder which makes it more comfortable for some people, but the rain can be heavy particularly towards the end of the season in September/October, when you can expect a heavy downpour every other day. Heavy rain can also be dependent at times on storm activities further north usually in central Vietnam, during bad storm seasons up in the north of Vietnam Phu Quoc would tend to just get lots of wind and rain because of it.
At most times during the rain season the good weather is usually in the mornings, an ideal time for early touring or simply relaxation on the beach. The northern interior, with its waterfalls and rich vegetation, is best visited at this time, this is when the rivers and streams are at their peak and the forests are lush and green – a noticeable difference from the dry season!
Note the wet season also has an effect on the sea current and their directions around the island. On the east coast, particularly Sao and Khem beaches, the sea is often calmer and clearer whilst the west coast can be quite rough, however in contrast in the dry season the west coast is at its best with the sea like a lake!