Phu Quoc Activities

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Jet skiing
Jet skiing

Try to get out on a boat one evening for some squid fishing yourself. Make a visit to Phu Quoc National Park and swim in a quiet pool.

Biking

Motorcycles are plentiful and cheap, hire one off a local and go cruising around the island. Petrol can usually be purchased around the island at various beaches served fresh in glass bottles.

Also Bicycles is a great way to observe the island. You can rent a mountain bike for around 50,000 VND per day at Saigon Phu Quoc Hotel or some local shops (be sure to write ‘xe dap’ because few Vietnameses here could speak English well).

Some beaches stretch for kilometres with overhanging palms, no one else in sight what more could you want?

Scuba diving

Try SCUBA diving. The shallow waters (max deep to 12-16m) allow even unexperienced divers to have nice dives. There is some nice coral to see and if you are lucky you might see a bamboo shark. There are several dive companies to choose from and they are all located close together making shopping around easy. Some of the more well known companies offering diving on Phu Quoc are rainbow divers, Cocodive and x-Dive. Dives cost a bit more here than in Nha Trang at about $65-75 USD for two boat dives.

The snorkeling tour (US$ 15) picks you up at your hotel in the morning and brings you to the islands in the south. It usually includes the boat trip, snorkeling gear, lunch and transportation. Don’t expect to see a lot of fish and corals under water, though. But still a nice way to spend a day.

Watching sunset

Also, watching the sunset at Pho Bo Cafe, a 2 storey place with the best view overlooking the lighthouse and the shrine, is the most romantic activity for couples and artist.

Later, try wandering around the night market (near Ferry landing in Duong Dong Town), where locals mingled with the tourists, a place that offered a selection of goods, pearls, seafoods, vegeterians, or even a playground for children.

  • Vietnam Explorer Dive Center – Phu Quoc, 7 Ward Tran Hung Dao, Duong Dong, Phu Quoc, 084077384637, www.dive-phuquoc.com. 7. Locally owned and managed dive center operating out of Phu Quoc. Established and knowledgeable dive center running day trips to various islands surrounding Phu Quoc. 20-70USD.

  • X-Dive, Duong Dong, Phu Quoc. 7. Operates dives to both the north and south of the island depending upon the conditions. They do not offer PADI courses.
  • Rainbow Divers Phu Quoc, 11a Tran Hung Dao, Duong Dong (directly opposite the night market), phone number +84 (0)913-400-964, www.divevietnam.com. 8AM-9PM daily. The longest established dive centre on Phu Quoc and the islands only PADI five star dive centre. Staffed by divemasters and instructors from around the globe. PADI courses are available in most European languages and in Vietnamese. Friendly staff and great trips. Also works very closely with local businesses in orga Dnising local charities events and beach and sea clean-ups. They have an eco friendly policy with regards to looking after the reefs and in training new divers. Dive trips from $75.

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