Have you ever been to Vietnam or are you thinking of going?
I have been to Vietnam several times and can tell you it is one of my favourite places in the world. As a beach worshipper, Phu Quoc island was an awesome place to spend our honeymoon and I can’t recommend it enough. Many people call is paradise and as it is quite a small island, it really has an adventurous feel to it. I have so many fond memories from our visit and can’t wait to go there again – perhaps with the kids this time too?
Although Phu Quoc is officially part of Vietnam, it is actually located closer to Cambodia in comparision with mainland Vietnam. If you are able to spend a few weeks away – then a visit to both countries could be a great option. Phu Quoc was originally known for being an island where all sorts of fish and other seafood came from and in more recent years, it has reinvented itself as one of the most popular paradises in Vietnam.
What is truly exciting about this place is its an pristine deserted beaches perfect for countless of water activities such as scuba diving. It also features a wide array of jungle habitats and fishing villages that is truly unique to Vietnam. To date, there are less than a hundred mountains that are considered as primitive forests. People are still allowed to use the natural waterfalls but majority them are protected to ensure that they would not be polluted.
To give its visitors a glimpse of what Phu Quoc has to offer, 20 percent of the island was designated as a national park. And despite the commercialization and modernization that continues to take place, it will be surprising to find out that the island remains as beautiful and unadulterated.
However, before finally deciding to Phu Quoc, you should familiarize yourself with the place first. You can do this by conducting a simple research either through online sites that offer information on the place or by reading up on various travel books and magazines what you need to know about it. Conducting a research is very vital to the success of your vacation because it will give you an idea what to do, where to go, and what to expect from the adventure vacation destination.
When you conduct a research, make sure that you include means of getting there, places to stay and accommodation, when is the best time to go, food options, and the activities that you can do.
Our top tips for visiting Phu Quoc…
1. Getting there.
This is a very important past of any successful adventure vacation because it gives you a good head start. Getting to Phu Quoc is possible via air and water travel. If you prefer to travel by water, there are ferries available for you from Rach Gia (mainland) and Ann Thoi (south coast) or between Ha Tien and Ham Ninh (central east coast). You can also travel via air by flying in Los Angeles to Ho Chi Minh City and off to Vietnam.
2. Accommodations and places to stay.
This is also very important because it will give you an idea how much you need to spare aside from your travel expenses. You can choose from Saigon Phu Quoc Resort and Spa, which is a four-star hotel or the Mango Bay Resort at Ong Lang Beach with earthen bungalows. The prices of which range from inexpensive to moderately expensive.
3. Best time to go.
One of the nicest things about Phu Quoc is that is has an incredible all-year round climate. But, if you want to enjoy the best seasons, go there on an adventure vacation from November to May (west coast) or May to September (east coast). Since the places is great for outdoor activities, avoid going there during the October rainy season.