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Phu Quoc
Travel Guide

Phu Quoc

The most prominent town on the island of Phu Quoc has bustling markets and a vast array of bars and restaurants, all in a superb coastal location.

Duong Dong, the main fishing port on the western coast of Phu Quoc, makes a great base from which to explore the island’s many delights. However, it’s also worth spending a bit of time getting to know the town itself to enjoy its colorful streets, busy port and excellent markets.

If you wake up early, be sure to visit the market on the northeast side of the town. Watch fishermen selling their fresh catch to bargaining restaurant owners throughout the morning. You’ll find the potent fish sauce common in Vietnamese cuisine here, along with fresh fruit and vegetables.

The town is easily walkable. See most of the main sights in a single morning. One of the best views is from the old bridge in the center of town. Stand in the middle of this to take pictures of the colorful fleet of fishing boats moored on the river.

Laze away the hours at pretty Long Beach at the south end of town where the warm waters are great for swimming. You will find several stalls selling drinks and snacks along the sand. If you want to head farther into the ocean, Duong Dong is also a great place to try scuba diving. A school in the harbor runs trips to areas of reef around Phu Quoc Island, where you can marvel at Vietnam’s amazing marine life.

Fans of the local food won’t want to miss the lively Dinh Cau Night Market, a short walk east from the morning market. More than a hundred neatly laid out stalls serve an array of seafood and grilled meat dishes from late afternoon until midnight. Enjoy tasty noodle soups and grilled fish and bargain for souvenirs such as hand-crafted jewelry or carvings.

You’ll find a number of more upmarket fish restaurants around the harbor, as well as several bars throughout the small town center.

Visit between November and March, ideal because of the warm weather and lower humidity than other times of year. Regular flights run from Ho Chi Minh City. Taxis from Phu Quoc’s main ferry port are inexpensive.

Where to stay in Phu Quoc

Dusit Princess Moonrise Beach Resort
Dusit Princess Moonrise Beach Resort
4 out of 5
Tran Hung Dao Street, Group 2, Cua Lap Village, Duong To Commune, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang
The price is £50 per night from 1 Jun to 1 Jun
Nestled on the beach, this Cua Lap hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Long Beach Center and Phu Quoc Beach. Phu Quoc Night Market is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) away.
4.7/5Exceptional! (321 reviews)
"The staff, from food and beverage, front desk, housekeeping moved heaven and earth to make sure we had a FABULOUS time at the Dusit Moonrise. The manager, Ron, went out of his way to check in with us every day to make sure all was well. Gorgeous oceanfront resort very peaceful and relaxing. Loved ..."

Reviewed on 12 Mar 2021

Dusit Princess Moonrise Beach Resort
Novotel Phu Quoc Resort
Novotel Phu Quoc Resort
4.5 out of 5
Duong Bao Hamlet, Duong To Commune, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £50 per night from 18 May to 18 May
Located in Phu Quoc, this beachfront resort is connected to a shopping centre, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Walking Street Phu Quoc, and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Suoi Tranh ...
4.3/5Excellent! (429 reviews)
nice for short trip
"nice, but there are mosquitoes even though staying in 5th floor"

Reviewed on 14 Jan 2021

Novotel Phu Quoc Resort
Fusion Resort Phu Quoc
Fusion Resort Phu Quoc
5 out of 5
Vung Bau Bay, Cua Can Village, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang
The price is £173 per night from 29 May to 29 May
Nestled on the beach, this Phu Quoc hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Vung Bau Beach and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc. Ong Lang Beach and Vinpearl Golf ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (307 reviews)
Too good to stay
"Amazing and worth your money. Highly recommended for family or couple"

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2021

Fusion Resort Phu Quoc
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
3 out of 5
The price is £32 per night from 16 May to 16 May
Situated in Kampot, this villa is 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Kampot Salt Fields, and within 16 mi (25 km) of La Plantation and Crab Market. Kep Beach and Bokor National ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Great stay!
"Lovely people running the place, all very friendly and helpful!"

Reviewed on 8 Apr 2020

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1 Aug 2019

We didn't venture off the resort, so no comment on the Phu Quoc itself.

4/5 - Good

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4 May 2019

It was ok

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2 Apr 2019

Huge construction work underway which is likely to spoil the isand’s charm.

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14 Mar 2019

It was a great holiday with things to do but there were piles of rubbish on the road side

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