Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc Island is Vietnams Pearl Island and developing as fast as any other prime tourism location in Southeast Asia.

Pier of Ham Ninh Fishing Village on Phu Quoc IslandPier of Ham Ninh Fishing Village on Phu Quoc Island | photo: Frank Fox (cc-by-sa)

Pearl Island of Vietnam

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Paradise beach on Phu Quoc Island Beautiful beach on Phu Quoc Island | photo: (cc-by-sa)

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.

Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dogs Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dogs | photo: (cc-by-sa)

Relax on the long and sandy beaches if you like, or take a stroll through the hills. If you visit educational places like the Coi Nguon Museum in Duong Dong or the famous Coconut Tree Prison, you learn much about the long and turbulent history of the island.

And even more fish to be turned into fish sauce And even more fish to be turned into fish sauce | photo: (cc-by-sa)

Recently the Vietnamese government is encouraging the development of Phu Quoc Island into one of Vietnam's prime tourist destinations.

Phu Quoc Pearls Phu Quoc pearl | photo: (cc-by-sa)

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.

Dinh Cau Night Market, Phu Quoc Island, VietnamDinh Cau Night Market on Phu Quoc Island | photo: (cc-by-sa)

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.

tropical beach paradise Tropical beach paradise in Vietnam | photo: (cc-by-sa)

But don't let that discourage you from booking a hotel room! How ever you plan to spend your holidays, Phu Quoc Island has everything you expect from a tropical island. Excellent seafood, silent temples and pagodas, a small but interesting nightlife area, tours to remote beaches, farms and the national park and a variety of other activities like scuba diving, riding a jetski or a boat tour to various small dream islands.

Boat on Long Beach, Phu Quoc Island Boat on Long Beach, Phu Quoc Island | photo: (cc-by-sa)

Pearls More pearls | photo: (cc-by-sa)

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