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What to play in Phu Quoc in the last months of the year?

Translated by Bing
Phu Quoc is in the most beautiful season of the year with favorable weather, little rain, much sunshine, suitable for sea trips. In addition to the advantages of climate and nature, the pearl island also owns many resort, dining and entertainment complexes. The suggestions below give you more options for your next trip.

Moving to Phu Quoc


Coming to Phu Quoc, you can choose 2 ways of traveling, air or land combined with waterway. Aviation is an option if travelers want to save time. The flight from Hanoi - Phu Quoc takes about 2 hours and the Ho Chi Minh City route. HCM - Phu Quoc just over 1 hour.


If there is no time pressure, you can travel by road from Ho Chi Minh City. HCM to Rach Gia, from here buy boat tickets to the island. Speedboat ticket from Rach Gia port to the island is 330,000 VND/adult, 270,000 VND/child 6-11 years old. 


According to the Kien Giang Provincial People's Committee Portal, visitors to Kien Giang must ensure the following conditions:


+ For visitors using road vehicles, they must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have recovered from the disease within 6 months.

+ For guests using waterways from the mainland to the island or air vehicles, in addition to the conditions such as guests using road vehicles, they must have a negative test result for SARS-CoV-2 by RT-PCR method or rapid antigen test within 72 hours.

+ For guests traveling from epidemic areas at level 4, or regional medical isolation (lockdown), they must have a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2 within 72 hours.

+ Foreigners living and working in Vietnam who come to Kien Giang to travel to Kien Giang shall comply with the same conditions as for domestic guests.

+ For children and students traveling with relatives, if they have not been vaccinated, they must have a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2 within 72 hours.


Phu Quoc Accommodation


At this time (from November 11-4), the west coast of the island is calm, which is the most ideal place for tourists' vacation. You can choose to stay at coastal resorts in Truong Beach or in Duong Dong town, off the west side of the island.


The area of Duong Dong town has many hotels, there are all types from cheap to high-end. Besides, traveling, eating, shopping are also very convenient. In addition, Tran Hung Dao road from Duong Dong through Duong To is also a worthy choice. Here are some suggested places to stay.


1. InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort - 5-star resort


Address: Long Beach, Yangsu

Price from: 3,480,000 VND/night

Character:

- The intersection between the green area of the sea and trees with comfortable and modern facilities.

- Famous bar INK 360 and 5 high-end restaurants and bars.

- Diversified relaxation and entertainment services for visitors of all ages such as 4 swimming pools, spa, children's club, cooking classes, fitness center, fun activities on the sea.



2. Saigon Phu Quoc Resort & Spa - 4-star Resort


Address: Tran Hung Dao, Duong Dong

Price from: 960,000 VND/night

Character:

- Spread over an area of 4 hectares, the resort has a beautiful design with green space around.

- Many high-class facilities including swimming pool, fitness center, tennis court ...

- Rooms feature classic-style wooden furnishings and a private balcony with sea view.



3. Cassia Cottage - 4-star resort


Address: Tran Hung Dao, Duong Dong

Price from: 1,280,000 VND/night

Character:

- The hotel has a private beach, 3 swimming pools, outdoor restaurant, bar.

- Private rooms for guests.

- Guests can take part in free yoga classes daily.



What to play in Phu Quoc this season?


Besides familiar places such as night markets, cable cars, museums ... visitors can explore the unspoiled nature of Phu Quoc. Many attractive activities such as camping at the waterfall and Painting stream, touring the islands of Mong Tay island, May Rut, Doi Moi island, Phu Quoc national park backpacking ...


In particular, visitors should not miss the beautiful afternoon at Truong Beach, the most beautiful sunset spot on the island. Here, you can visit Sunset Sanato Beach Club, which owns impressive works of art, which are transmitted by visitors to check-in.


To ensure epidemic prevention, visitors should pay attention to the specific regulations of each location, and comply with the 5K rule, especially for accompanying children.



For families with young children, Vin Wonders Phu Quoc and Vinpearl Safari Phu Quoc are places to visit.


Vin Wonders Phu Quoc is a modern amusement park, open on weekends (from Friday to Sunday). There are more than 100 games and special performances. The water park with 2 large water slides and a wave pool, and an aquarium offers many different experiences. The ticket price of this amusement park is 750,000 VND/adult.


Meanwhile, Vinpearl Safari is the largest open zoo model in Vietnam, gathering more than 2,200 rare animals. The zoo consists of two main subdivisions: the open zoo and the safari park. Visitors can experience sightseeing by specialized vehicle in the form of "free-range animals, captive people". Entrance tickets to the zoo cost 650,000 VND/adult.



An emerging destination in Phu Quoc that many tourists look forward to exploring after the epidemic is Grand World Phu Quoc, which is known as the "City without sleep". This destination is a complex of entertainment - entertainment, shopping, dining, relaxation and performing arts, with many activities taking place 24/7 and no days off. To experience each area of Grand World Phu Quoc, visitors have to pay a fee of 150,000-350,000 VND / ticket.



What to eat in Phu Quoc?


Not only a resort, the pearl island is also a culinary paradise with many attractive dishes. Enjoying seafood at restaurants with sea view is a feature visitors should not miss when coming here. According to Zing's survey, some restaurants are now serving customers again.


1. Sailing Shop

- Address: 30/4 Street, Duong Dong

- Price: 100,000-200,000 VND

- Opening hours: 9-22h

- Advantages: Large space, centrally located, diverse dishes.


2. On The Rock Restaurant

- Address: Mr. Lang Beach

- Price: From 1 million VND/2 pax

- Advantages: Beautiful sunset view on the sea, Western-style food, enthusiastic staff and ready to advise dishes.

- Note: Book a table 48 hours in advance for a nice location.


3. Crab House - Phu Quoc Crab House

- Address: Nguyen Trai, Duong Dong

- Opening hours: 14-22h

- Price: 45,000-900,000 VND

- Advantages: Polite restaurant space, fresh seafood quality, fast served food.



In addition to enjoying seafood, coming to Phu Quoc, you can choose to enjoy some famous specialties in Phu Quoc such as bun trumpet, vermicelli noodles ... 


1. Ant noodle soup - Build

- Location: Bach Dang, Duong Dong

- Opening hours: From 6:30

- Price: 50,000-55,000 VND/bowl

- Pros: Delicious dipping sauce, fresh, crispy seafood topping.


2. Ut Lum trumpet noodles

- Address: 30/4 Street, Duong Dong

- Opening hours: 6-12h

- Price: 30,000-40,000 VND

- Pros: Delicious mixed sauce, rich topping.


Written and photographed by: Zing

Image source: Multiple authors
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