Phu Quoc (Kien Giang province) is blessed with many beautiful beaches, possessing untouched primeval forests, majestic natural landscapes and warm and sunny weather. This destination is also very convenient for developing year-round resort tourism. The island has a prime geographical location when it is accessible to most key tourism markets in Southeast Asia within 1-2 hours of flight. Compared to the resort paradise like Phuket or Bali, the Emerald Island has more room to become a new destination of medical tourism.

Phu Quoc – Top 10 Most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations

Roughguides.com listed Phu Quoc, Vietnam in the top 10 most attractive destinations for honeymoon in the World along with Treasure, Jamaica; Santorini, Greece; Buenos Aires, Argentina; KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; Venice, Italy; The Great Ocean Road, Australia; Kerala, India; New Orleans, Louisiana, America; and Bagan, Myanmar.

Phu Quoc Island - a true paradise on Earth

Phu Quoc Island – a true paradise on Earth

A perfect place for your wedding and honeymoon vacations

The wedding party is the most significant holiday that a couple has in our life. After a long period of planning for the wedding, the couple can start their romantic days by enjoying their honeymoon time in one of the most romantic destinations. Honeymoons may come in all shapes and sizes – a beach vacation, a safari, a ski trip – and are based more on the couple’s joint-personality than on tradition.

In order to enjoy unforgettable memories together, couples have to plan their honeymoon vacation in Vietnam carefully.  Are you looking for a romantic destination for your honeymoon? Do you want to enjoy your time with your sweetheart in the place where the service is affordable and landscapes are fantastic?

This is such a perfect to chase the sunset with your partner

This is such a perfect to chase the sunset with your partner

A secret paradise with uninhabited remote islands and unspoilt beaches

Considered as the most beautiful beach in Vietnam, Phu Quoc is famous for white sands, calm seas and warm waters. The island is still not overrun by development so it is suitable for couples who love sightseeing and natural beauty. The majority of Phu Quoc Island is dedicated to National Park and protected marine environment, providing a memorable experience, with plenty of exciting activities and places to visit.

Coming to Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam Honeymoon Packages, couples can also enjoy fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving. Aside from its beaches, Phu Quoc is known for two things –  its fish sauce factories (dotted through Duong Dong town) and Suoi Tranh waterfall (10km southeast of Duong Dong in the centre of the island), and more of a river over rocks than a waterfall.

Scuba-diving in Phu Quoc

Scuba-diving in Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc is also called the Emerald Island because of its natural treasures and infinite tourism potential. There’s plenty of strips of sand worth exploring — Bai Thom on the northeast and Bai Dai on the northwest are both fine beaches and clear blue sea with Long Beach, Bai Sao, Beach Bai Vong; all is ideal for picnics, paddling, snorkeling or fishing.

Another minor attraction is the Pearl Farm, which sits about a third of the way down the length of Long Beach. Again a bit of a filler for a very slow or rainy day, the farm includes a small educational display about pearls along with the opportunity to spend a mozza on a few sets of earrings.

Not only for honeymoon time, Emerald Phu Quoc Island is also one of the best choices for Vietnam Beach Vacations.

How To Get To Phu Quoc?

Getting to Phu Quoc

From Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, tourists can fly directly to Phu Quoc with domestic airlines. Ticket prices range from 500,000 VND to 2 million VND, in the summer the plane ticket price is usually higher.

Tourists departing from Ho Chi Minh City will have another option: take a car to Rach Gia or Ha Tien, then catch another high-speed train to Phu Quoc. Car prices range from 150,000 to 190,000 VND, travel time is about 6-8 hours.

You can depart at night and arrive early in the morning to catch the train to the island. The train to Phu Quoc has 2-morning trips at 8:00 and 8:45 AM with the ticket price of 340,000 VND per person. It will take you about 2 hours to travel this way. In peak season, visitors should book tickets 1-2 weeks in advance to avoid selling out.

Getting around Phu Quoc

From Da Chong port or Phu Quoc airport, you can take a motorbike or taxi to Duong Dong town which is the center of the island.

Motorbike is the most popular choice for travelers to explore the island of rubies. Car rental ranges from 120,000 to 150,000 VND per day. Besides, the island also has a bicycle rental service or train ticket to explore the islets.

Where to Stay?

Duong Dong town is home to the largest number of hotels and motels. Travelers who come to Phu Quoc for relaxation often choose resorts along Tran Hung Dao street. This tourist neighborhood is located close to the most beautiful beach of the town, so the room price is quite high.

Hotel & Resort

There are some 5-star hotels with reasonable prices such as Saigon Phu Quoc Resort and Eden Resort often cost more than 2 million VND a room per day.

Some 3-4 star hotels cost 1-1.5 million a room per day. Some 2-star hotels such as Gold Hotel, Lavita Hotel, Sea Star resort, Kim Hoa usually cost only 600,000 – 800,000 VND.

If you would like to relax and put yourself at the most relaxing mood, you can book resorts with the price range from 5-10 million VND a room per day to enjoy all of the best services.

A fresh balcony view at Saigon Phu Quoc Resort

A fresh balcony view at Saigon Phu Quoc Resort

Motel

Along Nguyen Dinh Chieu, 30/4 and Nguyen An Ninh street, visitors can find many other affordable motels. Some motels you can refer to are Ngan Giang, My Linh, Anh Dao, Anh Duong. Room rates range only about 300,000 – 500,000 VND per night.

Room rates will vary from time to time. Therefore, in the tourist season (summer), you should book a few weeks in advance. If you go into a shortage of guests, you can also negotiate for the best price.

Best Food to Try in Phu Quoc

If you are a huge fan of seafood, you should go to Phu Quoc between May and November. This is the season of the freshest seafood and the price will also be cheaper.

Some of the typical dishes you should try are sea urchin, herring salad, Ham Ninh crab, Kien Xay stir-fried noodles, tylopilus felleus, vermicelli,…

1. Sea urchin

On the island, you may find a lot of ways to cook sea urchin such as porridge, soup, fried rice, raw, spring rolls, etc. However, the best dishes can be made as porridge or baked. All of the restaurants in Phu Quoc serve sea urchin with a price from only 30,000 VND.

2. Herring

Herring salad, one of the must-try and most popular dishes in Phu Quoc

Herring salad, one of the must-try and most popular dishes in Phu Quoc

One of the most special and cannot be missed food when on the island is herring. You can enjoy the best of herring in hotpot, when baked with fire or with salad. Delicious raw herring salads must go with with Phu Quoc fish sauce and raw vegetables grown on the island as well. You can enjoy the best of herring dishes at some famous restaurants in Duong Dong town. One of them that should not be missed is Ra Khoi restaurant with its very famous and delicious herring hotpot.

3. Crab

The Ham Ninh crab is famous for their fresh and juicy meat because they are caught at the wharf. The bars along the Ham Ninh pier are famous for steaming crabs, boiled with lemon salt and pepper. The price of crab varies from 100,000 to 150,000 VND.

4. Tylopilus felleus

This melaleuca mushrooms grow in primeval forests in Phu Quoc. If you want to enjoy this dish, you should take a trip to Vietnam at the beginning of the rainy season. The most popular delicacies made from tylopilus felleus are chicken soup and fish ball.

5. Sea food

Street food at night in Phu Quoc

Street food at night in Phu Quoc

You cannot miss any opportunities to enjoy seafood in Phu Quoc. Some familiar restaurants for tourists to enjoy seafood here are Ra Khoi restaurant, Ham Ninh fishing village, Com Bac 123 restaurant (30/4 street), Xin Chao restaurant (Tran Hung Dao street), Quoc Anh restaurant (Bach Dang street) and Dinh Cau night market.

Some Phu Quoc Specialties to Bring Home As Souvenirs

1. Phu Quoc pearls

These are authentic pearls that have a wide range of prices, depending on the quality, color, and size. Prestigious pearl shopping addresses for you on your beach holiday are Ngoc Hien and Quoc An pearl farming establishments.

2. Phu Quoc fish sauce (no longer allowed to bring on the plane)

Inside Phung Hung fish sauce factory

Inside Phung Hung fish sauce factory

Even though you no longer have permission to bring this famous and delicious sauce on the plane, you can still visit some reputable production facilities of this specialty in Phu Quoc.

You can visit the Phung Hung fish sauce factory, Khai Hoan, Thinh Phat and Hung Thinh production establishments.

3. Phu Quoc pepper

Phu Quoc pepper

The fresh Phu Quoc pepper beans

This kind of pepper has a spicy and aromatic flavor with firm seeds. You can buy pepper right at Khu Tuong pepper garden or Suoi Da pepper garden which are most famous addresses.

4. Rhodomyrtus tomentosa wine

The famous Rhodomyrtus tomentosa wine

The famous Rhodomyrtus tomentosa wine

This special and tasty wine is produced in the traditional way of fermentation from Rhodomyrtus tomentosa rosé and white sugar. This wine has good effects on digestion and cure aches. Popular places to buy Rhodomyrtus tomentosa wine are Sim Son, Vuon Tao restaurant and Bay Giao Rhodomyrtus tomentosa wine wine.

5. Phu Quoc peanut – ChouChou

This is a brand of peanut made from a French residing in Phu Quoc. He has processed the ordinary Caramel peas (named ChouChou, traditional French peanuts) for many different flavors, giving consumers a special sense of comfort when enjoying.

6. Seafood

Coming to the emerald island, tourists often buy sea cucumbers, squid and dried fish as gifts home. Duong Dong Night Market has many shops selling these products, prices depend on the season and size.

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Bich Ngoc

As a true Vietnamese enthusiast of music, books and coffee, Bich Ngoc loves researching into those typical cultural characteristics of Vietnam as well as exploring further destinations in the country of thousand years of civilization.

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