Phu Quoc – An Island Guide by LUXPERIA



Phú Quoc is Vietnam’s largest island and is a relatively unknown tropical paradise where you can immerse yourself in wild nature, deserted palm tree-lined beaches, and forested mountains with the latest in luxury accomodation. More than half of the island’s northern region is protected as a national park and was declared a Unesco Biosphere Reserve in 2010.

Phú Quoc is quintessentially tropical beach paradise – crystal clear waters, white sand and swaying palm trees. The picturesque beach takes its name from the Vietnamese word for “starfish” as the waters used to be full of white starfish at sunset. The south of the beach is often crowded with tourists, but the north is much quieter (and cleaner), and is ideal for snorkelling, swimming and strolling along the shoreline. 

How to Get There: One hour flight from Ho Chi Minh City or 2 hours from Hanoi, there are connections across the country to the island. Alternatively, a trip to Rach Giá (4 hours from HCMC) is the best way to go to Phu Quc Island if you intend to visit without flying. Fast ferries run out of Rch Giá, with destinations all throughout Phu Quoc. 

When to go: The best time to visit Hoi An is during the cooler but dry months – February and March being the most ideal. Temperature during these months would be a cool 20-26C. April through to September sees the warmest weather, ideal for the beach. 

Restaurant Recommendations: 

Mango Bay - A rustic chic hideaway with a restaurant that overlooks the ocean. Fresh catch seafood is on the menu and a menu of tropical cocktails to pair. 

Sailing Club Phu Quoc -  Is where the party is at. Weekly events at the islands premiere luxury beach club with a menu that meets east with west for either lunch, dinner and cocktails. 

Ocsen Beach Bar and Club - A fun beach club dotted with bright orange bean bags often filled with the hip and the fashionable. The music is hip and upbeat, playing host to many international DJ events and parties. 

Crab House - A must-visit in Phu Quoc. Home to Southern-style American seafood with a local Vietnamese twist similar to Viet-cajun seafood, think generous portions of beautifully seasoned fresh crawfish and crab tossed with corn and beans served in a metal bowl. A few minutes away from Phu Quoc’s famous night market.

Xin Chao Seafood Restaurant - Stunning views of the sea and sunset is the background as you select live seafood. Efficient English-speaking staff, good value-for-money, clean and ambient partnered with good local seafood delights is what brings in locals and internationals guests alike. Choose your food, your way: steamed, fried or grilled with onions and butter or cheese. 

Aura Seafood & Bar - A contemporary and modern seafood restaurant for high end fusion food with a fantastic wine list to match.

Tip: Reservations required here.

Bittersweet - Phu Quoc’s first (and only) speakeasy has become the go-to amongst both locals and tourists. Slow sultry beats, ambient lighting and sleek interiors sets the scene for guests to sample a cocktail menu that respects and celebrates locally sourced ingredients.



Duong Dong Market - The largest and busiest local market of Phu Quoc and best known for unique local food, such as Phu Quoc Mushroom and Island Fish Sauce, along with dried seafood, tropical fruits and fishing equipment. There are also several booths selling souvenir, handicrafts and T-shirts. 

Dinh Cau Night Market - Plenty of souvenirs to bring home and a wide range of seafood and one of the cleanest wet markets in Asia. After an eventful day of swimming and strolling around the island, a walk around Dinh Cau Market, combined with some beers and seafood is just what needed. 

Long Beach Village - A perfect shopping location for many due to its accessibility. From simple trinkets and souvenirs to diving accessories, the village offers a huge selection of products and souvenirs as well as a healthy number of food vendor to satiate ones hunger till late night. 

Ngoc Hien Pearl Farm - Phu Quoc is home to many pearl farms, and Ngoc Hien is the very first 100% Australian owned company of the island. The farm offers a wide variety of pearl jewelleries from reasonable prices to luxury and customized accessories. Pearl lovers also should not miss experience the production process and collection of treasures taken from under the sea.

The Green Boutique Phu Quoc - A must visit for ladies, skincare and body care products are all high quality homemade from organic receiving positive praise from our guests from all over the world.

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