Our 5 best things to do list take you straight to the “can’t miss” natural and cultural treasures found all around the beautiful island of Phu Quoc. This narrow list of choices will get you discovering the best of what Phu Quoc has to offer whether you are here on the island for 1 day or 1 week. From scenic beaches to culinary delights, there is something for everyone.
1. Take in a gorgeous sunset
Phu Quoc is known for its spectacular ocean sunsets, so make sure to catch at least one while you are there. Our favorite evening lookout spots are anywhere along Long Beach, cliff side by the Dinh Cau Temple, and on a boat in the middle of the ocean prior to fishing for squid at night.
2. Wine and dine at the Dinh Cau night market
After the sun has set, visit the lively Dinh Cau night market and feast on your favorite seadfood fare all night long. The Dinh Cau night market is a popular place for shopping and for fresh seafood. It is also a hotspot for domestic and foreign tourists to congregate at night. Don’t miss tucking into mouthwatering local favorites like grilled oysters, scallop kebobs, and our favorite, steamed lemongrass crab.
3. Tour a fish sauce factory
Phu Quoc is famous for its fish sauce and a visit to the island would not be complete without touring one of the many fish sauce factories‘. The unique aromatic sauce has even been granted the status of Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) in the European Union!
4. Discover Sao Beach
White sand, warm turquoise water, and a gentle breeze blowing on your neck. Yes a place like this does exist in Vietnam and can only be found on Phu Quoc island. Sao Beach is possibly Vietnam’s best beach, but don’t take our word for it, discover it yourself…and you better hurry as this tranquil beach will not remain Vietnam’s best kept secret for too long as big business has plans on developing the area into a concrete wonderland.
5. Motorbike around the island
Phu Quoc is the best discovered on a motorbike. The roads are well paved and there is hardly any traffic. Discover the unique ecosystem, find an abandoned beach, see wild monkeys jumping from tree to tree, visit a local village…the possibilities are endless. Create your own unique adventure and memory on the island! Don’t know where to start? Don’t worry….we hae all the maps, routes, itineraries, and more right here on our website.