Star Beach at Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

Phu Quoc Island now is a very popular destination in Vietnam with beautiful beaches. However, the island also has many undiscovered places that wanderers may not know. Right at the time I just came back from Phu Quoc, let The Broad Life shows you the hidden spots in the island.

1. Star Beach

A corner of Star Beach at Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

Is one of the most beautiful beaches in Phu Quoc, Star Beach attract a lot of travelers. The beach is wild, clean with fine sand under your feet. Its’ beautiful can be compared to many most well-known beaches in the world. Therefore, anytime you come to Phu Quoc, don’t be missed out this place. Let’s come and enjoy the fine sand or swim in the cool water!

2. Thom Islet

Thom Islet at Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
The ship that carries tourists for ‘squid-ding’ activity.

A lot of people call the island as ‘The Gem of Charm’. The reason for the nickname is simply recognized to anyone who come to Thom Island, white long sand, the beautiful corals, the lines of coconut trees, or the clear water that you can even see fishes. Besides that, there are many activities for visitors such as fishing, ‘squid-ing’ (I mean catching the squid haha), diving, or trekking, etc.

3. Phu Quoc’s Vinpearl Land and Vinpearl Safari

Vinpeal Land Phu Quoc is the paradise for anyone with a lot of outstanding indoor and outdoor activities such as water show, a wide aquarium with different sea creatures, a large amusement park with varied games. Those all are made to please any picky visitors. Alongside, Vinpear Safari is the largest land that carry and reserve a lot of plants and animals that you can for sure feeling excited to see. There are many special animals but I won’t tell here, leaving it as a curious point for you to explore.

4. Ham Ninh Fishing Village

Ham Ninh Fishing Village at Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

Ham Ninh is an old fishing village of Phu Quoc Island. Coming to this destination, visitors can enjoy the feeling of a peaceful village at the same time with the vibrant of activities from the fisher men. Furthermore, this also the best place to watch the sunset. It also have many restaurants which serve delicious seafoods at good prices.

5. Ganh Dau Apex

Different with the vibrant of the South side, Ganh Dau Apex, on the other hand, is quiet, peaceful, and a bit wild. Located in the very North of Phu Quoc Island, Ganh Dau Apex is attractive with the green forest, a lot of old trees, and the friendliness of the locals. Moreover, there are Ganh Dau and Ganh Da with rocks in different special shapes at the spot. You can also see Ban island, Ta Lon mountain, and Kaoh Ses of Cambodia faraway.

6. Sim Liquor Manufactories of Phu Quoc Island

sim trees in manufacturer's garden, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
The Sim trees grew in the manufacturer’s garden
Sim liquor is distilled in barrels at a manufactory, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
The liquor is distilled in many barrels

Sim is a very well-known liquor at Phu Quoc. Visiting Sim Liquor Manufactories is, therefore, becoming a popular activity in the island. Visitors can learn the whole manufacturing process from A to Z, from gathering the sim fruits to making it the final product – the liquor. The special of the liquor coming from the handmade processes and the special fruit grew in the island.

7. Tranh Stream

Tranh Stream at Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

Tranh Stream consists of many small streams flowing from Ham Ninh mountain, which is 15km long. Coming to Tranh Stream, visitors can understand more about Phu Quoc Island with ‘golden forest, silver sea’. To illustrate, the stream’s area is a huge green forest with mosses, clean atmosphere, and cool water flowing from the streams. Visitors can go to the headspring to do camping, bathing, enjoying the landscape and taking great photos. It’s about 300m to trek from the bottom to the headspring. The peaceful and beautiful of the stream definitely will bring you an enjoyable experience.

8. Pepper Plants

Phu Quoc’s pepper is a special ingredient of the island with its good smell, a bit spicy, and strong in taste compared to other kinds. Currently, there are about 715 families grow pepper plants in the island with 300ha in area that produce 800tons/year.

If you love the images of green pepper plants, especially when it all grew up, you definitely will have a lot of nice pictures with family or friends. Furthermore, coming to the farms, you will be instructed on growing, taking care, timing, and harvesting the plants as well as how to make it to the final product.

9. Dinh Cau Apex

Dinh Cau Apex at Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
The whole view of Dinh Cau Apex
The view from Dinh Cau Apex, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
The view from Dinh Cau Apex

Dinh Cau Apex has a great location with a nice view to the blue sea and fine sand. Moreover, it is nearby vibrant Duong Dong market and a night market with many things, souvenirs that you can buy. Also there are seafoods for visitors to enjoy.

10. Long Beach

Long Beach in the noon at Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

The name Long Beach comes from the length of the beach, 15km long from Ganh Dau to Cua Can. Thanks to the nice location at the island’s North West and nearby a forest, the beach’s climate is cool most of the time, in addition to the wind from the sea, all together make Long Beach become a very ideal destination for tourists coming to Phu Quoc island.

Long Beach is honored to be one of the wild and beautiful beaches in the world, nominated by ABC News in 2008.

11.Mong Tay Islet

To be called by the name ‘The Sleeping Fairy’, Mong Tay Island is attractive by its own beauty. The island is located in the North of Phu Quoc, between Ba Lua island and Hai Tac island. Because of the bad condition of transportation, the island doesn’t have many locals. Therefore, it’s able to keep its wild and beauty from the effect of the artificiality. Come to the island, visitors are able to explore its beauty alongside with its mystery, and wild.

12. Fish Sauce Manufactory

fish sauce stored in huge barrels at one manufacturer at Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
Fish sauce is stored in many huge barrels

If you have been in Phu Quoc’s beaches too much that you want a different kind of destinations to change the ‘atmosphere’, you may want to visit the fish sauce manufactories. You can find many of those around Dong Duong or An Thoi town. The fish sauce at Phu Quoc is famous with its high quality and qualified to be exported abroad. Coming to the manufactories, visitors can also learn the process of making the best quality fish sauce of Phu Quoc island.

13. Cay Dua Prison

Prison in the Vietnam War

The historical site, Cay Dua Prison, is located in An Thoi town. Visiting the prison, tourists can see the restored images of the brave Vietnamese soldiers being tortured for the fight toward independence of the nowadays country. The prison is also mentioned a lot in the memoir of the writer Chu Lai.

14. Khem Beach

Located 25km away from Dong Duong town, Khem Beach is belonged to the South of Phu Quoc Island. The beach is one of the well-known beaches in the island where many travelers come. The beach is beautiful with white fine sand and blue sea. You shouldn’t forget it when coming to the island.

15. Rach Vem Beach

A seafood restaurant at Rach Vem Beach, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
A seafood restaurant at Rach Vem Beach.
Red Stars at Rach Vem Beach, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
A lot of red stars can be found at the beach of Rach Vem

Rach Vem is becoming one of the famous beaches in the island currently. The beach is well-known with not only many red starfish founded on sand but many good seafood restaurants in the area. For sure visitors can have a lot of good memories while playing at the beach. Furthermore, when coming to this destination, you can easily take a lot of great pictures with your friends or families.

16. Khoai Islet

Khoai Island is also one of the most beautiful islands in the Southernmost of Vietnam. The island is beautiful with a lot of different plants of the tropical area.

 


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10 COMMENTS

  1. I didn’t know that Vietnam had such beautiful beaches! The fish sauce manufactory is interesting. Great to know the quality is up to international standards!

  2. I found your post at the perfect time. Been working around an itinerary for Vietnam for next year and I am definitely adding the Phu Quoc Island on my list. There are so many exciting things to experience!

    • Yeah Phu Quoc is now developed a lot and many many things to discover πŸ™‚ It also have good seafood to enjoy!

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