Go around Phu Quoc beaches
In reality, Phu Quoc island is home to some of the best beaches in Vietnam. This island is also one of the few sites where people could watch sunset over the ocean in Vietnam. Some of the most well-known and beautiful beaches are Long Beach (Bãi Trường), Sao Beach, Khem (Khèm) Beach, Thom (Thơm) Beach, and Vung Bau (Vũng Bầu) Beach. You would probably want to spend most of your time digging the sand with your toes or lying under a sun umbrella with a good book.
The western side of the island has Long Beach. This is where most of the fancy resorts are located as this is the biggest beach on the island. If you prefer a deserted one to yourself though, you should grab a motorbike and explore elsewhere. Try Sao Beach on the east coast, which is gaining popularity among travellers. The turquoise water is crystal clear, the beach is not crowded, and it will allow you to snap a few postcard pictures.
Explore Phu Quoc by motorbike
The easiest way to get around is by motorbike. Although there are a lot of undeveloped roads you still can get around by using Google Maps. Hop from the beach to beach, viewpoint to viewpoint. Just take enough sunscreen and drinks with you.
By motorbike, you can:
Visit the waterfalls
The waterfall is located in the center of Phu Quoc Island, near the airport. Entrance fee is around US$50. A small hike of 20 minutes will take you to the top of the waterfall. Make sure to get there early to avoid the crowd.
See the fish sauce factory or pepper farms
Did you know that Phu Quoc is famous for its pepper and fish sauce production? Fish sauce is their number one export product. Check out Nuoc Mam Hung Thanh, which is located near the market.
Discover Phu Quoc National Park
Created by the Vietnamese government in 2001, the national park covers more than half of Phu Quoc Island. When it comes to great things to do Phu Quoc Island, this option is for those who love discovering something a little bit mysterious and wild. There are a few basic walking tracks in this park, yet if you are thinking of trying any walk on your own through the jungle, you had better make sure that you are well prepared.
Visit Ham Ninh Village
If you want to witness by yourself how locals in Phu Quoc live and earn their living, then visiting Ham Ninh village should be one of your things to do in Phu Quoc Island. Originally, the locals in Ham Ninh just rely on fishing as their major earning way, recently, thanks to the growth of tourism, it has become their main income.
Locals here often sell seafood as well as souvenirs to travelers when visiting Phu Quoc. While visiting this village, you have an opportunity to try out a lot of types of mouth-watering drinks as well as seafood like sea-horse soaking in liquor, “Tram” mushroom, ginseng-seaweed water, and more.
Diving and snorkeling
Phu Quoc island actually has the best marine life in all of Vietnam, making it a great place to explore underwater. There are plenty of diving and snorkeling opportunities around the island and you can even get your PADI certification here.
You will be able to see a variety of marine animals such as nudibranchs, cuttlefish, octopus, scorpion fish, various crustaceans, anemones, and moray eels. The water is calm, and clear, so it is a great place for beginners.
Walk down Dinh Cau night market
Walking down Dinh Cau night market is another one in this list of things to do in Phu Quoc you can consider. Clean, spacious stalls, fresh delicious dishes and friendly services are some distinctive features of this night market that create special impressions. Not only is this market famous for its specialties, but it is also the site where abundant of handicraft products could be found.
Travelers could also purchase jewelry as well as souvenirs which are made from starfishes, pearls, shells as gifts for family, friends, and relatives. Beautiful handicrafts, seafood, and special programs are all the factors which steadily make Dinh Cau Night Market an interesting, worth-visiting place for travelers.