Sunday, March 23, 2008

Phu Quoc Town

Thuan Kieu resort - Coco beach - Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc is a really hot place for people who need a relaxing time on a beach which is still wild, quiet and peaceful. Phu Quoc people are generally friendly, sweet and helpful. The small town on the island is very interesting, surrounded by the ocean and people here rely on fishing and tourism for their daily income. Even though they all know that their small beach town is a great destination, everything seems very cheap here compared to other beach cities in Viet Nam which is good.

Thanh Kieu Resort - Phu Quoc

However, it's hard to get a good room here without making a reservation at least three weeks in advance as I did. I was so lucky to get the only room left on my arrival. You may get a cheap and doggy room for about $12 to $15. In Phu Quoc, a variety of tours also can fill your schedule up: daily boat trip, squid fishing in the evening or visiting the north and south of Phu Quoc in a full day trip. If you don't choose the beaches near your hotel in the town, there are some more remote beaches that are incredibly beautiful. It might be just you alone on the whole beach. Paradise!

Roads in Phu Quoc

Along the main road leading to the south of Phu Quoc, there are many joint-ventures and local companies investing in big and high class resorts, also an international airport. It seems to be one of those situations where development is necessary but I hope it doesn't ruin the simple atmosphere of the island. It's annoying getting covred in dust on the roads here but I suppose you can just dive into the water at the beach to wash it off!

Phu Quoc beach

Anyway, Phu Quoc is still a beautiful place and worth staying for a few weeks just to relax. For the next couple of years, even though the development is fast, it will be possible to have a great holiday here.


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Rachel Nguyen said...

What a GREAT photo of the cows on the beach!

Looks gorgeous. Will check it out next time I am in Vietnam.

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Emancipator Peter said...

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Anonymous said...

Wow Phu Quoc looks beautiful! So serene & beautiful. I'm definitely going to visit it the next time I'm back to HCMC. It's only a short plane ride but they said it's often delayed due to bad weather.
That's a nice photo you've got there of the cows on the beach! :)

Van Cong Tu said...

Thanks for all comments. Have a nice weekend

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