Visiting the newly opened semi-wild park, then enjoy the warm of the southern sunny weather and get drunk with sea food, it is surely a memorable vacation. Here are the top things to do in Phu Quoc Islands, visitors should try when come to this nice place.
1. Relaxing on the Phu Quoc’s beaches
Phu Quoc Island is known as the pearl island of Vietnam, with its beautiful beaches and clear blue water. Therefore, there is no reason why you shouldn’t ignore experiencing the immersed in the cool water or simply relaxing on the peaceful sand. Phu Quoc has many beautiful beaches to choose from such as Bai Sao, Ganh Dau, Bai Dai, Ong Lang, Bai Thom, Vung Bau…
2. Visiting the Phu Quoc semi-wild park
The park has opened from December 24th 2015, and since then has become the new destination for tourist. With hundreds of animals taken from South Africa like zebras, dromedary, antelope, lemurs… you will feel like entering into the wild. The park belongs to the Vinpearl Phu Quoc resort complex, located at Bai Dai beach area. Fares are 400 000 – 500 000 per person.
3. Observing the coral reef while snorkeling
If the depths of the ocean is your thing, then snorkeling is a good experience. There are many islands to choose to experience this activity, some of which are Hon Thom, Hon Dau… in the south of Phu Quoc, or Hon Mong Tay, Hon Đoi Moi in the north. A tour combine snorkeling with fishing is priced from 250 000VND per person.
4. Visit Ham Ninh fishing village
This is where you can learn more about the traditional of villages in Phu Quoc such as diving for pearls, sea cucumbers… The village is located in the east island, famous for its peaceful and friendly people. The seafood here is both cheap and delicious, especially the crab.
5. Visit Phu Quoc prison
Located in An Thoi town, Phu Quoc prison (or Cay Dua jail) is one of the locations for tourist to learn the history of this island. It recreated the horror of punishment that the French and US army use on the soldier at the time, through simulated statue. Also, you won’t get charge when taking tour.
6. Driving through the Phu Quoc National Park
Whether picking motorcycles or cars, the experience you get while traverse through a 20km of the country forest will give you a memorable experience. That is the vast green space with many species of animals. If time is not your problem, then you can walk along the forest trail or register in a 4 hours tour to conquer the peaks of Nui Chua.
7. Immersed in Dinh Cau night market
Located in the heart of Duong Dong town, this is the destination for all traveler when the night come. Here you can find many food shops, seafood and souvenirs. Market typically meets from 5pm, crowded around 7pm – 8pm and stay still midnight. Bargaining is a must when visit here.
8. Fishing squid at night
If you don’t want to waste that precious time of holiday in Phu Quoc, then take advantage of the night squid fishing trip, pricing from 300 000VND per person. From 5pm, you will be welcome to board a big ship that set out to fish the squid. The boat usually mounted many light that showing the shadow of the sea at night, generated a shimmering landscape. Another interesting aspect of this experience is that you get to enjoy the outcome after fishing.
9. Enjoying Phu Quoc seafood
Phu Quoc seafood not only fresh, delicious but also processed into many unique and fascinating dish by the people. One of them is the herring salad, the fish doesn’t feel raw but a cool feeling combine with vegetables, carrots and half a stroll. A dish my cost about 80 000 – 100 000VND. Also, don’t overlook the crabs, snails, grilled apricot… These dishes can be found in any restaurants in Duong Dong town.
10. Having the Sim wine as a gift
The wine is made from a Sim berries has pink purple and bear a sweet and fragrant taste. After processing and fermentation, the wine has a pink color and taste a bit of spicy, sweet and sour and can be used to treat aches very effectively. Depending on the amount and concentration, a Sim wine might price from 100 000VND a bottle.
In addition to the activities listed above, there are still many other interesting places in Phu Quoc waiting for your footprints. Hope you get a unforgettable tour here!