Cheap Flights To Phu Quoc
As an Island off the coast of Cambodia, Phu Quoc is actually part of Vietnam. It's an immensely popular beach and outdoor retreat for tourists, with white sands and dense tropical jungles. The most popular resort is Long Beach, which stretches for over 20 km. Many visitors go to dive, kayak or motorbike across the island, but more relaxed pass times include lounging on the beach, indulging in a massage, or enjoying the island's delicious fresh sea food.
Phu Quoc is famous for its black pepper crop, but fishing is also a traditional source of income for many locals. In particular, there's a high-quality fish sauce to try out called nuoc mam. Another point of interest is the native dogs on the island -- once wild but now domesticated and a common sight when out and about.
Many improvements are in progress on the island, with a new international airport south of Dương replacing the old northern domestic airport. Also, some major roads are being upgraded. When getting out and about on the island, there's no shortage of festivals to enjoy, including the spiritual/religious Vul Lan Festival, the ecological Dugong Festival and the dazzling Epizode music festival
Things To Do
With glorious beaches, exciting theme parks and relaxing massages as just some of the island's great things to do, Phu Quoc is a dream destination.
Theme parks, animals and water parks
As a very entertaining theme park complete with its own Seaworld aquarium, Vinpearl Land is definitely a place to spend the whole day. Also, Vinpearl Safari in the North of the island showcases diverse animals in a rainforest setting.
Aside from the busy Long Beach, Sao Beach features clean water and white sand while Ong Lang Beach is one of the cleanest on the island and quiet due to its relative distance from the major resorts.
Rest and relaxation are often top priorities when on holiday and three of the island's best spas to enjoy are the Phu Quoc Day Spa, La Veranda Spa and the Galina Phu Quoc Mudbath & Spa. All offer health and beauty treatments and theraputic massages.
Calendar Of Events
The island hosts a plethora of annual events and celebrations with spiritual and cultural festivals taking place during every month of the year.
Vul Lan Festival. On the 15th day of the seventh month in the Lunar Calendar, the Vul Lan Festival takes place with worshiping at pagodas and temples, offerings of food and clothing to the spirits and releasing animals like birds or fish back into the wild.
Dugong Festival. The festival is held towards the end of the year and aims to raise awareness about protecting endangered marine creatures. The festival includes a parade and a play contest and everyone is welcome to take part.
Epizode Music Festival. From late December to January, Epizode is a cultural exchange event where many musical artists gather to share music and perform. Everyone is encouraged to go and take part!