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Phu Quoc
Travel Guide

Phu Quoc

The most prominent town on the island of Phu Quoc has bustling markets and a vast array of bars and restaurants, all in a superb coastal location.

Duong Dong, the main fishing port on the western coast of Phu Quoc, makes a great base from which to explore the island’s many delights. However, it’s also worth spending a bit of time getting to know the town itself to enjoy its colorful streets, busy port and excellent markets.

If you wake up early, be sure to visit the market on the northeast side of the town. Watch fishermen selling their fresh catch to bargaining restaurant owners throughout the morning. You’ll find the potent fish sauce common in Vietnamese cuisine here, along with fresh fruit and vegetables.

The town is easily walkable. See most of the main sights in a single morning. One of the best views is from the old bridge in the center of town. Stand in the middle of this to take pictures of the colorful fleet of fishing boats moored on the river.

Laze away the hours at pretty Long Beach at the south end of town where the warm waters are great for swimming. You will find several stalls selling drinks and snacks along the sand. If you want to head farther into the ocean, Duong Dong is also a great place to try scuba diving. A school in the harbor runs trips to areas of reef around Phu Quoc Island, where you can marvel at Vietnam’s amazing marine life.

Fans of the local food won’t want to miss the lively Dinh Cau Night Market, a short walk east from the morning market. More than a hundred neatly laid out stalls serve an array of seafood and grilled meat dishes from late afternoon until midnight. Enjoy tasty noodle soups and grilled fish and bargain for souvenirs such as hand-crafted jewelry or carvings.

You’ll find a number of more upmarket fish restaurants around the harbor, as well as several bars throughout the small town center.

Visit between November and March, ideal because of the warm weather and lower humidity than other times of year. Regular flights run from Ho Chi Minh City. Taxis from Phu Quoc’s main ferry port are inexpensive.

Where to stay in Phu Quoc

Nam Nghi Phu Quoc
Nam Nghi Phu Quoc
4.5 out of 5
Hamlet 4, Cua Can Commune, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang
The price is $96 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 1
Located in Phu Quoc, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within 9 mi (15 km) of Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc, Vinpearl Safari, and Phu Quoc Bee Farm. ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (89 reviews)
Amazing hotel
"This hotel is amazing. The villas are super nice but not all of them have the same views. Some are blocked by trees so you might want to try to clarify if you can have a room with a clear view. There isn't much near the resort, but they do have a shuttle to town and the ability to rent scooters if ..."

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

Nam Nghi Phu Quoc
Fusion Resort Phu Quoc
Fusion Resort Phu Quoc
5 out of 5
Vung Bau Bay, Cua Can Village, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang
The price is $214 per night from Jun 23 to Jun 23
Nestled on the beach, this Phu Quoc hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Vung Bau Beach and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc. Ong Lang Beach and Vinpearl Golf ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (308 reviews)
Too good to stay
"Amazing and worth your money. Highly recommended for family or couple"

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

Fusion Resort Phu Quoc
JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa
JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Eco-Tourism At Bai Khem, An Thoi Town, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang
The price is $258 per night from Jun 13 to Jun 13
This Khem Beach resort is on the beach, 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from An Thoi Cable Car Station, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Sao Beach and Ho Quoc Pagoda. Phu Quoc Beach ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (114 reviews)
so beautiful
"so beautiful"

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2020

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
OUR HOUSE BUNGALOW
OUR HOUSE BUNGALOW
3 out of 5
Kampot Province, Kampot, Kampot Province
The price is $36 per night from Jun 13 to Jun 13
Situated in Kampot, this villa is 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Kampot Salt Fields and 10.6 mi (17 km) from La Plantation. Crab Market and Kep Beach are also within 16 ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Great stay!
"Lovely people running the place, all very friendly and helpful!"

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2020

OUR HOUSE BUNGALOW
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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