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About Phu Quoc



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This peaceful tropical paradise, floats in the warm turquoise waters in the Gulf of Thailand, 50kms from the Vietnamese mainland and a 50 minute flight from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).
 
Bản Đồ Phú QuốcIn one day, visitors can experience the culture of Vietnam at the local market in the morning, relax on a remote andstunning beach in the afternoon, enjoy a delicious dinner and drinks at one of the restaurants and enjoy accommodation at the variety of hotels and resorts on this superb island getaway.
 
Open year round with a peak season from November to March, Phu Quoc is becoming well known for stunning beaches, untouched natural environment, the easy going and relaxed atmosphere, friendly locals, and fantastic scuba diving and snorkelling.
 
The majority of Phu Quoc Island is dedicated to National Park and protected marine environment, providing a memorable experience, with plenty of exciting activities and places to visit to keep you and the family entertained during your stay.


 

 
Phu Quoc is an almost unknown destination in Vietnam. International tourists and Vietnamese alike just recently discovered Phu Quoc. It is not hard to see why many tourists are boasting of the splendid natural beauty and untouched remote beaches of this spectacular tropical island.
 
Geographically, Phu Quoc island is located in the Gulf of Thailand, covering a total area of approximately 580 km², close to the main asian cites of Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. It is closer to Cambodia than the closest mainland town of Ha Tien in Vietnam in the Kien Giang province, which is 46 km away.
 
Although Phu Quoc is a new holiday destination, in the year 2012, about 400,000 visitors came to the island of which 25 per cent were foreign tourists.  New International airport, with 2.65 million capacity, opened in December 2012 saw a surge in arrivals with 70,000 visitors coming to the island each month.
 
Phu Quoc is blessed with favourable natural environment like the virgin forest of over 37,000 hectares, white sandy beaches, coral gardens offshore, varieties of wildlife species, so it is not hard to see why the island has great tourist potential. The government has formed a master plan to develop the island into a high quality eco-tourism destination by 2020. As investment starts to flow into Vietnam, the Island will slowly undergoing development and improved infrastructure. The Prime Minister has offered the best preferences possible for domestic and foreign investors to allow development of the Island, leading to an international standard tourist and trade centre by 2020.
 
For the time being, tourists visiting phu quoc can still enjoy the experiences of finding a remote beach lined with coconut tress and calm blue waters.

Phu Quoc is what Phuket would be if it hadnt been overrun by development. Phu Quoc island and its beaches was voted to be "The Most Cleanest and Beautiful Beach of World" by ABC News as from the end of February, 2008.

Phu Quoc is famous for producing the best nuoc mam or fermented fish sauce in the world. It also has some of the best unspoilt beaches in South East Asia.

Climate


Phu Quoc Island has а tropical climate whіch has three seasons: High, Shoulder аnd Low Season.

High Season: During the period between November tо March, where the daily maximum temperature іs typically аnd оn average аbоut 31 C, аnd the daily minimum temperatures аbоut 23 C. The skies аre generally sunny, wіth possibly sоme light high cloud іn early morning thаt clears by mid-morning, аnd the humidity іs аt іt lowest throughout the year.

Shoulder Season: During the period between April tо June аnd late October, where the temperatures аre а bit higher thаn during the high season, аnd the humidity around 80-85%. Crowds аre less during thіs tіme аnd gооd chances оf reasonable weather.

Low Season: During the period between July tо September, whіch іs dominated by the monsoons.