Activities on Phu Quoc Island (Part 1)

Phu Quoc Island Activities
Phu Quoc Island Activities

Clearly one of Phu Quoc’s main activities , if you can call it that, is to lay on the beach and sunbathe, perhaps taking the odd swim now and then. But for many there’s only so much ‘doing nothing’ you can do.
Explore the Island on a Motorbike
Travelling around the island is one of most fun things you can do, but beware – many of the island’s roads are not paved. Sturdy shoes and long trousers are a prerequisite. Scooters are easily rented from most hotels. In Duong Dong town you can see (and smell!) the fish sauce factories. Nearby is Suoi Tranh waterfall which is about 4m high (sometimes from January to May water can be a little lacking).

Getting out by motobike
Getting around by motobike

Checkout Bai Sao on the east coast, reputed to be the best beach on the island, think white sand and turquoise sea. Find a deserted spot on long beach to stop for a swim. In the northern part of the island the terrain gets more mountainous, and the roads a little more bumpy. Lots of isolated beaches are waiting to be found, along the way up to Dai Beach and beyond, many small fishing villages are passed.
National Park
The national park, created in 2001 by the Vietnamese government, covers more than half the island. Thick foliage covers the mountainous slopes that are home to langurs, macaques, loris’, otters, hornbills and fruit bats.


Phu Quoc National Park
Phu Quoc National Park

The best way to visit the park is to book a tour with your hotel as most of the trails are not signposted very well. It’s not a good idea to visit the park when it’s been raining heavily as you will get very muddy.


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