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Top 16 Attractive Destinations on Phu Quoc Island

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 on the island.

1. Star Beach

A corner of Star Beach at Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

It is one of the most beautiful beaches in Phu Quoc, Star Beach attracts a lot of travelers. The beach is wild, clean with fine sand under your feet. Its beauty can be compared to many most well-known beaches in the world. Therefore, anytime you come to Phu Quoc, don’t be missed out on 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 ‘The Gem of Charm’. The reason for the nickname is simply recognized to anyone who comes to Thom Island, the 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, trekking, etc.

3. Phu Quoc’s Vinpearl Land and Vinpearl Safari

Vinpeal Land Phu Quoc is a paradise for anyone with a lot of outstanding indoor and outdoor activities such as a 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 carries and reserves a lot of plants and animals that you can for sure feel excited to see. There are many special animals but I won’t tell you here, leaving it as a curious point for you to explore.

4. Ham Ninh Fishing Village

ham ninh fishing village with boats and travelers
I and my friends visited Ham Ninh fishing village on the day of June 2018.

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 as the vibrant activities of the fishermen. Furthermore, this is also the best place to watch the sunset. It also has many restaurants that serve delicious seafood at a good price.

5. Ganh Dau Apex

Different from the vibrant of the Southside, 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 far away.

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 on 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 comes from the handmade processes and the special fruit is grown on 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, a clean atmosphere, and cool water flowing from the streams. Visitors can go to the headspring to do camping, bathe, enjoy the landscape, and take great photos. It’s about 300m to trek from the bottom to the headspring. The peaceful and beautiful 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 growing pepper plants on the island with 300ha in areas 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 of the blue sea and fine sand. Moreover, it is a nearby vibrant Duong Dong market and a night market with many things, souvenirs that you can buy. Also, there are many kinds of seafood 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. And don’t forget a beach wagon to both carry your stuff with ease and enjoy the moments thoroughly.

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 wildness and beauty from the effect of artificiality. Come to the island, visitors are able to explore its beauty alongside its mystery and wildness.

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 to 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 for 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 belongs to the South of Phu Quoc Island. The beach is one of the well-known beaches on the island where many travelers come. It is beautiful with white fine sand and blue sea. You shouldn’t forget it when coming to the island.

15. Rach Vem Fishing Village

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 fishing village is becoming one of the famous destinations on the island currently. The beach is well-known as the “starfish kingdom” with not only many red starfishes founded on the sand but good seafood restaurants in the area. Indeed, you can find a lot of raft houses that sell cheap, fresh, and good kinds of seafood at the place. 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. Just be cautious when taking photos with the starfishes as they are extremely sensitive to the air. It’s also the responsible travel that you should aware of.

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 in tropical areas.

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Khoi Nguyen builds The Broad Life with a desire to inspire people go exploring the world and live a more interesting, experience, and adventurous life. This blog shares the stories, pictures, and experiences at destinations where he has traveled to.


  • Victoria

    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!

    • Khoi Nguyen

      You should add Vietnam to your list of destinations to travel. You will be much more amazed 😉

  • Justin

    Nice post and great photos!

  • Priya Florence Shah (@PriyaFlorence)

    Tranh Stream is my favourite of all the places featured here. It looks lovely. And how amazing are those red stars!

  • awaradiaries

    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!

    • Khoi Nguyen

      Definitely Phu Quoc should be on your list when traveling Vietnam

  • Claire

    Those first few beaches look divine but it looks like there’s so much more to do and see in Pho Quoc – must add it to my list!

    • Khoi Nguyen

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

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