Travelers also call Phu Quoc the "Pearl Island of Asia" because apart from fish sauce and pepper, Phu Quoc Island provides some of the most beautiful pearls in Southeast Asia. Phu Quoc is small but has a lot to offer for adventurous tourists and resort-bummers alike.
While a lot of the original charme, tiny fishing villages and native culture will be lost in the coming years, the increased development will provide top-standard beach resorts for foreign and Vietnamese tourists alike. The increased tourism also raises the living standard of the local people.
The main problem of the island is trash. The excessive consumption of plastic bags in Vietnam leaves it's footprint on the many beautiful beaches of Phu Quoc. Carefully pick the time of the year when you visit the pearl island, because the direction of the wind determines on which side of the island you can swim in crystal-clear water and where the ocean doesn't look so nice.
Teh Dar We have been invited to experience Teh Dar - and what an experience it is. One you should definitely not miss.
Phu Quoc Ridgeback The Phu Quoc Ridgeback is the only breed of dogs that is actually native to Vietnam. Let us find out more about them!
Vietnam Discover Vietnam from Sapa up North down to the Mekong Delta and investigate metropolises like Saigon and Hanoi.
9 Alternative Things To Do In Saigon Today Instead of running after the main tourist attractions in Saigon, you can do some lovely alternative things to satisfy your cravings for food, entertainment or adventure shopping.
The Shin Coffee Tour With our (yes, I work myself on this project) Shin Coffee Tour you can experience excellent Vietnamese coffee from farm to cup and learn quite a bit about the relationship of Vietnam with our precious coffee plants.
Saigon Markets From fresh fruits and vegetables over clothes and tools, the markets in Saigon offer an endless range of products. And adventure for that matter.
Saigon The official name of Saigon is Ho Chi Minh City, however the locals prefer the old version, since it's shorter and easier to spell.