Phu Quoc – a destination praised by foreign media

With 40 large and small islands and a 150 km long coastline, Phu Quoc is praised by Forbes, CNN, and Telegraph as a tourist destination worth visiting.

In 2017, the British Telegraph Daily introduced Phu Quoc as the hidden gem of Asia. Among dozens of unspoiled islands here, Xuong and Thom are mentioned as the most beautiful places with many sports activities such as scuba diving and yachting. The Telegraph reporter emphasized that Phu Quoc has pleasant weather all year round, smooth white sand beaches, and rare green turtles and hawk turtles live. Tourists can come here in any season to swim, try fresh seafood and relax.

Thom Island is mentioned as the most beautiful place with many sports activities such as scuba diving and yachting
Hon Thom has a wild beauty with many sports activities such as scuba diving and yachting. Photo: Khanh Tran.

In 2019, Phu Quoc continues to be voted by Forbes America as one of the 6 most beautiful beaches on the planet. American magazine introduced, visitors can come to Phu Quoc to soak in the sun or scuba diving, fishing, kayaking, and squid fishing. Early morning is the right time to come to Duong Dong market, which is considered the “heart” of Ngoc Island.

The Phu Quoc Tourism stimulus program called “Touch the pristine” took place on November 21 and 22, organized by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism in coordination with the electronic newspaper VnExpress. With the participation of famous tourist KOLs, the program aims to promote the most attractive scenery, culture, and cuisine of Ngoc Island. Closing the program is a vibrant gala night of Pearl Island Paradise, promising to bring unforgettable experiences to any visitor.

Also in this year, CNN put Phu Quoc in the list of 17 top Asian destinations. CNN believes that this place has the most beautiful beaches in Southeast Asia. “This is the leading tourist island in Vietnam with the longest sea cable car in the world, beautiful beaches such as Sao beach, Truong beach and Ong Lang beach. Visitors can kayak on turquoise water, enjoy fresh seafood on raft houses and visiting pearl production facilities. CNN reporter recounted the journey to visit Ngoc Island.

Also in the article “10 reasons to visit Vietnam’s paradise island”, Telegraph posted at the end of the year, author Venus Wong impressed with the wild beauty, 20 beautiful beaches with warm turquoise water. pressure. In particular, Truong Beach is a famous destination for its impressive sunset scenery, in the fine white sand, making the author of the article impressed. Venus Wong also recounted her special experience with crabs so fresh that it could “crawl off the plate”.

A scene of a fishing village with busy jetty with boats and boats.  Photo: Khanh Tran.
Fishing village scene with bustling jetty with boats and boats. Photo: Khanh Tran.

In 2020, when the Covid-19 epidemic broke out and had complicated developments, the tourism industry was seriously affected, Phu Quoc was still considered a safe destination in the warm and sunny region of Vietnam.

At the end of February 2020, the famous travel consultancy site TripAdvisor announced a list of 25 new destinations, receiving a lot of attention from tourists, Phu Quoc ranked 7th. The list is summarized based on feedback and votes from tourists in 2019. TripAdvisor also praises the natural beauty, local cuisine, and attractive travel experiences on Ngoc Island.

According to the General Department of Tourism, the number of visitors to Phu Quoc has increased significantly in the past few years with the rapid development of resorts and tourism services. In 2018, Phu Quoc welcomed more than 4 million visitors, an increase of more than 36% compared to 2017. In 2019, the island welcomed about 5 million visitors, an increase of 30% compared to 2018, of which nearly 542 thousand international visitors. Together with the Phuket of Thailand and Bali of Indonesia, CNN assessed Phu Quoc has the largest tourism development potential in Southeast Asia.

Tourists visit the pepper garden in Phu Quoc.  Photo: Khanh Tran.
Tourists visit the pepper garden in Phu Quoc. Photo: Khanh Tran.

In Phu Quoc, in addition to increasingly developing tourism services, the real estate market is also active with the large-scale resort and hotel projects invested in construction. Contributing to stimulating tourism demand in Phu Quoc, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism cooperated with VnExpress electronic newspaper to organize the event “To stimulate Phu Quoc tourism to touch pristine” on November 22.

At the event, leaders of Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, Provincial Department of Tourism, travel blogger, representatives of businesses will discuss and evaluate the needs of tourists. From there, based on the available potential of Ngoc Island to propose methods to promote tourism development. In addition, guest delegates will discuss how to create an ecosystem, a safe solution, when reopening the international tourism market in the near future.

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The program “Stimulate tourism to touch pristine” is accompanied by BIM Group: A multidisciplinary economic group developing in the field of tourism and resort infrastructure development, on an international level.InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach: This resort is located on the southern coast of Bai Truong, one of the new symbols of luxury on Ngoc Island. Movenpick Resort Waverly Phu Quoc, belonging to MK Group – the first international 5-star resort in Ong Lang beach, has a scale of more than 700 hotel rooms, serviced apartments, and fully equipped villas. all your needs.Sun World: One of the leading entertainment brands, belonging to the Sun Group, owns 5 resorts and amusement parks across three regions.Sailing Club Phu Quoc: Coastal entertainment club with infinity pool, food, and entertainment on the beautiful beach side of the pearl island in pearl: One of the largest tourism and resort brands in Vietnam with accommodation facilities all over the country.Bamboo Airways: FLC Group’s Vietnamese airline has operated 40 domestic and international routes, connecting the North, Central, South, and the world.