Vietnam is globally famous for its delectable cuisine, and Phu Quoc Island, the country's largest, is no exception. This paradisiacal island offers a wealth of seafood fresh from the sea. You can savor dishes such as 'nuoc mam' (fish sauce) – the island's signature product, squid pancakes, herring salad, and sea urchin soup. Phu Quoc's myrtle fruit wine is a must-try for those with a sweet tooth.


Phu Quoc's culture is a captivating fusion of Vietnamese traditions and influences from its Khmer neighbors. You can witness this cultural blend in the local fishing villages, traditional markets, and festivals. The islanders' lives revolve around the sea, with fishing being the main occupation. Be sure to visit a local fish sauce factory to learn how this quintessential Vietnamese condiment is made.

Travel Tips

When visiting Phu Quoc, consider the island's tropical monsoon climate. The dry season (November to March) is ideal for beach and water activities. Ensure you have a valid visa if required, and remember to exchange your currency for Vietnamese Dong, as most local vendors prefer cash.

Getting around the island is best achieved by hiring a motorbike, which allows you to explore at your own pace. However, remember to drive safely, as traffic rules may differ from your home country.

Interesting Facts

Did you know that Phu Quoc is home to the world's longest oversea cable car, the Phu Quoc Cable Car? Spanning over 8 kilometers, it offers awe-inspiring panoramic views of the An Thoi archipelago.

Phu Quoc National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, covers more than half of the island, sheltering a diverse range of flora and fauna. If you're lucky, you may spot the slow loris or the silver langur, two of the many endangered species in the park.

Top Places

  1. Sao Beach: Renowned for its fine white sand and clear turquoise waters, Sao Beach is perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and water sports.
  2. Phu Quoc Night Market: Located in Duong Dong Town, the vibrant night market is the best place to sample local delicacies, shop for souvenirs, and soak in the lively atmosphere.

  1. Vinpearl Safari: As Vietnam's largest wildlife conservation park, it's a great place to interact with animals in a semi-wild environment.
  2. Dinh Cau Rock Temple: A sacred site associated with local legend, offering splendid sunset views.
  3. Ham Ninh Fishing Village: To taste local life, visit Ham Ninh, where you can buy fresh seafood and enjoy the peaceful ambiance of a traditional Vietnamese fishing village.

Exploring Phu Quoc gives travelers a taste of serene island life alongside bustling local culture, all set against the backdrop of Vietnam's exquisite natural beauty. This pearl island awaits your discovery.