Proudly praised as “the Pearl Island”, Phu Quoc is a well-known tourist destination and one of the best islands of Vietnam for stupendous beach holidays. Located in the Gulf of Thailand, Phu Quoc along with nearby islands is a district of Kien Giang Province. The island covers an area of 593 km2, which made Phu Quoc the largest island in Vietnam with approximately 50 kilometers in length from north to south and 25 kilometers from east to west at its widest. The island has two major townships, one is Duong Dong, the administrative centre and also the largest town here, which is located on the west coast in the northern part and the other is An Thoi on the southern tip of the island.
Being a true beach & islands paradise in Vietnam, Phu Quoc Island is endowed with almost everything for beach lovers in particular and travelers in general, from pleasantly tropical weather to a wide range of iconic beautiful tree-lined and sandy beaches, from the richness of natural beauties both on-land & underwater to attractive history, culture, and local delights. Tourism in Phu Quoc today is surprisingly flourishing with a large number of accommodations, various beach activities and watersports from leisure to adventurous experiences, and a great offer of tasty dining options and recreations, which could meet the diversity of different travel tastes. The west coast here is also dubbed as one of the best places in Vietnam to witness the magnificent spectacle of the sun sets over the sparkling seawater and it is also one of the sought-after experiences in every travel bucket list on the island. Phu Quoc is also a great family-friendly tourist attraction due to the availability of family delights not only coming from the inherent natural and cultural sites but also modern amusement parks and the enjoyable cable ride passing through beautiful sceneries of the island and the deep-blue sea then reaching a beautiful smaller islet further to the south for relaxing, sightseeing and other various leisure activities.
Among a variety of Mekong River Cruise options, if you’re planning a combination of both Mekong Delta and Phu Quoc discoveries, the itinerary between Saigon and Phu Quoc is the only cruise trip that could offer you the chance of visiting this attractive beach destination, which the island will be either the first or the last stop. From Saigon, get ready for the pick-up helping you board the cruise vessel at the pier. After getting a wonderful glimpse of the exotic charms in Mekong Delta through several local activities at the prominent attractions en route, you will be transferred to Rach Gia – the capital city, or Ha Tien, which is also a city of Kien Giang, to depart a ferry heading to Phu Quoc Island, which takes a couple of hours. Or else, you can opt to take the reverse itinerary (from Phu Quoc to Saigon) to well-match your initial travel plan. Whichever options you choose, Phu Quoc’s sublime highlights surely deliver you great days out with endless fun and remarkable memories from dawn till dusk.