48 hours in Phu Quoc


Phu Quoc is at the most beautiful time of the year when the rainy season has ended, the weather is mildly sunny, windy, and suitable for fun activities.

48 hours in Phu Quoc this week is for tourists who want a luxurious experience, like to take photos and enjoy moments of rest and relaxation more than activities and movement. Destinations are mainly concentrated in the south of the island.

Day 1


Phu Quoc journey starts from Duong Dong town, the center of the island. From the airport to Duong Dong town takes less than 10 minutes by car. One of the breakfast dishes to try here is fried vermicelli . The dish is special thanks to the way it is prepared, the delicious broth and the diner’s own dipping sauce from available ingredients. The price per bowl ranges from 30,000 to 50,000 VND.

Some addresses: Kien Xay Stir-fried Noodles (Bach Dang and Tran Phu locations, April 30) and Thanh Hung Stir-fried Noodles.

Kien Xay fried rice noodles.  Photo: Nguyen Chi
Kien Xay fried rice noodles. Photo: Nguyen Chi

After breakfast, tourists visit Cao Dai Pagoda, located right in Duong Dong town. This place often holds many religious ceremonies in the morning. The pagoda has exquisitely carved columns, paintings stretching from floor to ceiling and embroidered curtains with eye-catching colors. If you want to participate in the morning ritual at Cao Dai Pagoda, remember to choose discreet clothing.

On the way from Duong Dong town to the south of the island, tourists should stop at a Phu Quoc pepper garden to learn about the most grown plant on the island, which is also a plant that brings economic value. High. At the pepper gardens, visitors can take beautiful photos and buy pepper as gifts. Phu Quoc pepper has three main product lines: dried pepper (white pepper, pink pepper, black pepper), fresh whole pepper and products processed from pepper such as salt and pepper, ground pepper, and sweetened pepper.


Ham Ninh crab.  Photo: Nguyen Thanh Luan
Ham Ninh crab. Photo: Nguyen Thanh Luan

Move to Ham Ninh fishing village to enjoy seafood. This is one of the “should not be missed” spots if you love seafood because this place is the source of many types of seafood for the entire Phu Quoc island. When eating seafood in Ham Ninh, visitors must definitely try the blue crab specialty associated with the name of this fishing village. Some other dishes include grilled or raw sea urchins, melaleuca mushroom soup, crab blood pudding, and grilled abalone. Each person costs about 500,000 VND per meal.


Check-in to JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa and rest in the south of the island, Khem beach. The spaces at the resort tell the story of Lamarck University, named after famous French scientist Jean Batiste Lamarck, in the early 20th century, designed by the world’s leading architect Bill Bensley. Depending on the time, the room has the lowest price from 6 million VND per night.

Sunset Town area. Photo: NVCC

Turquoise Suite, the most expensive room of the resort, costs more than 30 million VND. Photo: JWM

Resort lobby. Photo: NVCC

Resort lobby. Photo: NVCC

Sunset Town area. Photo: NVCC

After resting, visitors should walk around the resort and Sunset Town. Any corner in this area will give you beautiful photos, with landmarks such as Love Slope, Pen Tower, Clock Tower, Cable Car Station, Colosseum, Arc de Triomphe, Pompeil Ruins , ceramic road, Mediterranean village, dragon stairs.

In the late afternoon, don’t miss the moment of watching the sunset at Sunset Sanato Beach Club, about 20 minutes away from the resort.

“You should come here before 5:00 p.m. to enjoy the most beautiful moments of the sunset. Sunset here is later and longer than other places in Phu Quoc because the view is not blocked,” Ms. Huong said and added, about At 6:30 p.m., the Sun completely sets.

Watch the sunset at Sunset Sanato Beach Club at 5:30 p.m.
Watch the sunset at Sunset Sanato Beach Club at 5:30 p.m. Photo: NVCC

Most tourists who come here to watch the sunset will also have the opportunity to have dinner, with the most popular food being the BBQ buffet right on the beach. This place also has a stage, music shows, and a bar. “The food quality is normal, but the atmosphere is fun and pleasant,” Ms. Huong commented.


Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, visitors can relax with multimedia technology shows (fire, water, laser, light) and Kiss The Stars fireworks in the Kiss Bridge area. belongs to Hoang Hon town. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. and a 3-minute fireworks display will be performed at the end, around 9:00 p.m.

If you still don’t want to sleep early, you should stop by the Department of Chemistry Bar right on the beach, enjoy a Ridgeback’s Rules cocktail and listen to live music.

Department of chemistry bar.  Photo: JWM
Department of chemistry bar. Photo: JWM

Day 2


Get up a little early to walk or jog around the neighboring JW Marriott or Premier Residences Phu Quoc campus. Have breakfast at Tempus Fugit restaurant with traditional Vietnamese dishes such as banh mi, beef pho, banh cuon, vermicelli noodles, chicken vermicelli, and salty sticky rice. Choose a table in the hallway if you want to enjoy the fresh air and watch the sea at the beginning of the day in the cool air.

Noon and afternoon

Tourists visit Hon Thom island. The means of transportation is usually a cable car or canoe. The cable car will operate again from December 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily. Currently, tourists go by canoe, which takes about 20 minutes with three time frames a day, from 10:00 a.m. and returns at the latest at 5:30 p.m.

See coral at Hon Thom.  Photo: DL Phu Quoc
See coral at Hon Thom. Photo: DL Phu Quoc

The island is 3.5 km long and 1.2 km wide, about 10 km from the resort. On the island, visitors can continue to travel by boat or canoe to experience the “3 island tour” of diving to see coral and explore May Rut Trong island, Gam Ghi island, Mong Tay island. Other activities include canoeing, jet skiing, floating houses, and water parks. “Those who have never been here should experience the SUP tour to see the coral and take photos from a flycam, you will have photos of a lifetime,” Ms. Huong said.

Hon Thom Island also has restaurants and cafes for tourists. Should have lunch and rest here. Costs range from 500,000 VND to 3 million VND.

Return to the main island in the afternoon. Time on the island can be as long or short as needed.

Some alternatives: Have fun, take photos at Sao beach and enjoy Phu Quoc’s famous herring salad here. Convenient to travel within a radius of 3 km from the resort, you should visit Phu Quoc prison, visit Phung Hung fish sauce production facility, and pearl production facilities. If tourists have more time to stay on the island, they should move to the North and visit Vinpearl Safari Phu Quoc and Rach Vem beach with many starfish.

Bai Sao, one of the favorite destinations of many tourists.
Bai Sao, one of the favorite destinations of many tourists. Photo: NVCC

($1=24,000 VND)
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