Photos of Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

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First published 16th November, 2008

For years, Vietnam's Phu Quoc Island has been one of the region's better kept secrets -- and while the secret is well and truly out, it will be a few years yet before the developers really get stuck into it. In the meantime, you've got a tremendous opportunity to see one of the region's prettiest islands without needing to share it with the tourist hordes. Phu Quoc boats some massive stretches of undeveloped beach, some with glistening white sand, diving and snorkelling opportunities, outstanding seafood and a range of accommodation from $10 backpacker havens right through to boutique resorts. If you're planning an itinerary for Vietnam and Phu Quoc isn't on it, we'd say that plan need some re-planning -- and here's some photos to hopefully swing the deal. Enjoy.

Photo of a mural on Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

Long Beach is Phu Quoc's longest beach and is home to both fishing boats ...   ... and beachside cafes and restaurants

Long Beach goes for well over a dozen kilometres -- most of which is totally deserted -- save this orphaned outhouse from times past

Bai Sao is one of Phu Quoc’s most beautiful beaches   Bai Sao is also one of the least developed of the beaches on Phu Quoc Island

Bai Sao’s waters are crystal clear, and for much of the day, most days, it’s just about deserted

Away from the beach there’s lots to explore... fishing villages, waterfalls and even fish-sauce factories

But you’ll find yourself dragged back to Phu Quoc's beaches pretty quickly...

Further reading
Travelfish accommodation recommendations for Phu Quoc Island
How to get to Phu Quoc Island
Photos of Da Nang
Photos of Hoi An, Vietnam

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