If you are already in Rach Gia or Ha Tien, it's just a hop over the Gulf of Thailand with the fast ferry. Superdong is not some special kind of... toy, but the ferry company that takes you from the Vietnamese mainlands to Phu Quoc and back.
At the time we checked, the fare was 230,000đ for the Ha Tien - Phu Quoc connection and 350,000đ for Rach Gia - Phu Quoc.
If you travel on a budget or have masochistic tendencies, you take the bus to Saigon, which takes roughly eight hours that feel like 12. The main bus companies offering sitting or sleeping buses are Kumho Samco and Phuong Trang (Futa Buslines). The bus is significantly cheaper than the airplane and usually we take the bus for shorter hops. Even if the seeping buses are uncomfortable for long-legged people like me, at least you catch some sleep... Unless the driver is an utter idiot and cannot drive for two minutes without hooting like a flaming maniac.
Be careful during summer holidays, since Vienamese families travel a lot during that time and the buses are filled up pretty fast. Buy your tickets in advance at your favourite travel agency.
Taxis and Transfer on Phu Quoc Island
If you booked at one of the more luxurious resorts on Phu Quoc, they probably send a transfer car to pick you up from the harbour or airport. If that is not the case and you need a taxi, be careful as usual when using taxis in Vietnam. Fortunately there are Mai Linh taxis available as well, which are known as the most reliable ones.
Going by airplane is a more convenient alternative since it's much faster. It is more expensive however. Here is a list of airlines, offering flights to Phu Quoc International Airport. I gathered this information in June 2015, so since Phu Quoc is being developed as Vietnam's prime paradiese island, many planned connections could already be in effect when yo read this. New flight conections from China, South Korea, Bangkok and Kazakhstan are planned, so stay tuned.
* I had to fly with VietJetAir several times now and I have to say "buy cheap, get cheap". VietJetAir service is horrible and I do not recommend this airline. Better pay a little extra and fly with Vietnam Airlines.
Check how much luggage you are allowed to bring aboard, since the domestic limits often are very low and with a good camera, a laptop and a raincoat, you contingent is filled up. Extra luggage capacity can be purchased in advance or, pricy and with paperwork, at the check-in counter.
In the past, Air Mekong had a base on Phu Quoc International Airport as well, but they lost their license in 2014 after almost 2 years of hibernation.
Private Vietnamese carrier Air Mekong has had its air transport license voided as it failed to present a workable plan to resume business after a hiatus of more than 20 months, the Ministry of Transport said earlier this week. src: Tuoi Tre News
Phu Quoc Water Sports Holidays on a tropical island would be odd without the opportunity to do sports. Water sports. Here is a selection of stuff that you can try on Phu Quoc.
Shopping on Phu Quoc You can get some really interesting products from Phu Quoc, mainly pepper, pearls and fish sauce. There are other things too, just check out the variety of shopping opportunities on the island.