Although the island is mainly seen by tourists as a beach escape, Phu Quoc has much more to offer and if you fancy escaping the white sand beaches, we recommend exploring by bicycle, taxi or moto to discover any of the following sights….
Phu Quoc National Park – Head to the North of the island and explore the primary rainforest. Look out for the rare langurs or macaques, as well as the birds of paradise soaring through the jungle. For the adventurous, you can also enjoy treks in the South to the Suoi Tranh Waterfalls to enjoy a picnic and a refreshing dip.
Duong Dong Town – The main town and chief fishing port on the island, Duong Dong is a great spot to explore, especially early morning or early evening. Witness the ships bring in the daily catch, hop on a night time squid fishing trip and browse the colourful markets. You will also find a great selection of shops, bars and restaurants in town.
Fish Sauce Factories – The main industry of Phu Quoc, fish sauce is produced on the island and you can enjoy a fragrant and fascinating visit to one of the factories.
Pepper Farms – Visit a traditional pepper farm where you can see the century-old production of the world’s finest pepper.
Nguyen Trung Truc Temple– Dedicated to Nguyen Trung Truc, a leader of the resistance campaign of the 1860s against the newly arrived French.
Sim Wine Factory — Producing Rose Myrtle Fruit Wine, you can enjoy a wine tasting at the factory.
Phu Quoc Pearl Farm — The only place to pick up authentic pearls is at Phu Quoc Pearls where you can also learn about the history of pearl farming on the island.
Coconut Prison— Coconut Tree Prison located 5km north of An Thoi Town and was built by the French colonial administration before World War II . It was later used by the Americans during the Vietnam War to house tens of thousands of prisoners. During this time the Prison covered 40 hectares housing an estimated peak of 40,000 VC prisoners during the Vietnam War.