After the details were finalized, payment was taken, and our (non-English-speaking) local guide had returned from the nearby market, we were good to go.
He piled the 8 of us into his motor boat and set off for the first island: Hon Thom (aka Pineapple Island). This island is not far off from shore so we reached it quite quickly. It’s definitely the biggest in all the An Thoi Archipelago. So I wasn’t initially concerned that we weren’t pulling up to any of the beaches we passed. He was probably looking for a specific spot. But no. Continue reading →
If there’s one activity / excursion / day trip/ tour / whatever you want to call it, that you do during your time on Phu Quoc – make sure it’s this: island hopping in the An Thoi Archipelago.
We spent a week on Phu Quoc Island exploring some of the most beautiful beaches and stunning waters. We enjoyed every minute of it. Then, on our last day there, we hired a local man with a boat to take us around to some of the smaller, more remote islands south of An Thoi Town (known as the An Thoi Archipelago) and we were FLOORED. Pick-your-jaw-up-off-the-ground level of floored. Continue reading →
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 →