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The best time to travel to Phu Quoc is the dry season, around the end of the year. The island is a precious pearl, with clear water, smooth sand and serene springs. Plus, traditional trade villages and fresh seafood never fail to delight visitors.
Phu Quoc island is Vietnam’s largest island, with an area of 593 sq. km, and it is the size of Singapore. Phu Quoc has a monsoon sub-equatorial climate, and is blessed with various rare species. Stunning beaches include “Long Beach” (Bãi Dài) and “Star Beach” ( Bãi Sao). Bai Sao was voted one of the world’s most pristine and peaceful beaches by Condé Nast Travelle. It is approximately 25 km from the town of Duong Dong and has seven km of sickle-shaped white sandy shore covered by cliffs.
Visiting Bai Sao, you will be blown away by white sand and warm turquoise water all year round. Gone are the days when you could have the entire stunning sandy beach and clear blue water to yoursef. The entire island of Phu Quoc has become a leisure destination full of activities including kayaking, surfing and fishing. Strolling on the beach, and feeling the waves at your feet as you watch the sunset are unforgettable memories in Bai Sao. This is an ideal destination for couples and families.
Visit the local trades villages and you’ll find fish sauce producers, pepper plantations, and pearl farms. Tourists can observe how top quality Phu Quoc fish sauce is made and taste it right on the spot. You will also learn how the famous hot pepper of the island are grown. At the Ham Ninh fishing village, visitors learn about the life of fishermen, watch locals catch fish with a net, enjoy fresh seafood, and buy treats at Dong Duong market.
Thanks to the favorable location and moderately salty sea water, Phu Quoc is ideal for farming pearls. During the past 10 years technology from Japan and Australia has enabled pearl farming to flourish. Most of the pearls are made into elegant white or jet black necklaces. Craftsmen also use the pearl oyster shells to create colorful decorations.
Visit to Phu Quoc and you’ll take home precious souvenirs, as well as precious memories.