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Phu Quoc Island

Posted by AsiaTravelJoys on 5/12/2012 at 20:16

Anybody has some good Informations about the Phu Quoc Island?
Where to stay, what to do and so on?
Much appreciated

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Posted by horizonvoyage on 7/12/2012 at 01:44

Posted from within Vietnam.

You can reach the Phu Quoc island by either plane or boat from Rach Gia, Ho Chi Minh City (40minutes, by plane), Ha Tien (8 hours, by boat).
Things to do in Phu Quoc: Visit Ham Ninh village, enjoy excellent seafoods, diving, visit Coi Nguon museum, visit Pearl Farm, visit Pepper plantation, visit Coconut Tree prison, snokeling excursion...

Have fun !!!

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Posted by caseyprich on 7/12/2012 at 02:16

Well joys - once you get there you'll find that the best thing to do is relax on the beach and probably book the day long snorkeling trip that everyone goes on . . . maybe higher a motorbike and explore the interior of the island a little.

There is a ton of information on the site that includes inside scoops, but I'd basically recommend Long Beach if you are looking to be more social, but somewhere on Ong Lang if you want relaxing and aren't traveling alone (Mango Bay Resort I guess . . . we stayed at Thong Loi and loved it . . but it has since changed owners and may be what is now called Co-Co Palm resort - Agoda shows that a few new spots have opened on the beach)

I researched the white sand beaches (very nice powder) in the Southeast of the island to stay at a few years back, but was glad when I visited that we hadn't stayed there as it wasn't very secluded or private and also a bit trashy compared to Ong Lang.

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Posted by djkeith on 8/12/2012 at 05:42

I loved my time on Phu Quoc, but it does depend on what you want to do. I stayed at Beach Club. Beach Club really is excellent, but it also very quiet. If you want to chill out and do nothing then stay here, but this is not a lively place and there are not many travellers on there own here. There are bars about a 15 minute stroll along the beach.

My favourite thing to do on the island was to simply hire a bike and explore it. The north of the island is spectacular and I loved just rocking up a beach side cafe and lazing in a hammock enjoying the amazing views.

Personally, I would recommend avoiding night squid fishing. I was told it was a highlight, but for 3 hours it gets really boring dropping a line off a boat and then reeling it back in constantly.

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Posted by AsiaTravelJoys on 8/12/2012 at 06:54

Thanks a lot for all your kind and helpfull Informations about Phu Quoc, very much appreciated

but what to do in the Evenings and Nights on the Island?

any "thrilling" Things to do?

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