What an absolute gem of a hotel we happened to stumble upon when booking our Phu Quoc Island accommodation. Blue Paradise Resort had only JUST opened at the time. It was so new, in fact, that we couldn’t find any reviews or pictures online, and none of the island’s taxi drivers were able to take us to the correct location.
To be honest, part of me was a tad skeptical that this hotel really even existed. But we reserved our rooms through Agoda, and I’d never been left out on the streets without a place to sleep when booking through Agoda before. So we took a chance on this little start-up hotel, and man did we ever luck out.
The Phu Quoc Night Market is one of the island’s “can’t miss” activities. Especially if you’re a seafood lover.
There are actually two night markets in Duong Dong town. The old one (Dinh Cau) and the new one (Bach Dang). They are both just a couple streets away from each other. So it’s no trouble at all to go back and forth between the two.
If you’ve come to Vietnam in search of balmy waters and breathtaking beaches, then look no further than Phu Quoc, the country’s largest island.
The island is large in size and teeming with sandy stretches of waterfront. You’ll be hard-pressed to explore them all. Here’s a quick Phu Quoc beach guide for the top five I’d recommend you make the time to check out. Continue reading
There are a plethora of articles on the internet offering tips and advice intended to make your trip to Vietnam more enjoyable and disaster-free. I’m not going to regurgitate those lists here, as you’ve probably already heard it all by now.
Instead, I have for you my top seven Vietnam travel tips (in no particular order) that were learnt very much first hand by yours truly, so that you don’t have to find them out the hard way. Continue reading
Why Phu Quoc Island?
Phu Quoc is a rustic and remote island in Southern Vietnam that is actually located in Cambodia territory. It’s a top-notch tropical destination with a plethora of coconut palm tree speckled beaches; the water is both crystal clear and vibrantly turquoise; the afternoons are peaceful and quiet and the evenings are lively and fun.
What really sets Phu Quoc apart is the warm and friendly hospitality of the locals. Nearly every person we came across went out of their way to befriend us, and provide some sort of assistance. Continue reading