Vietnam off the beaten track tours to Gam Ghi Island, Phu Quoc

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Gam Ghi Island – Phu Quoc Provine, also known as Dam Ngang Island recently have attracted tons of tourists. With the blue clean water, white sand stretching along with the trees swinging in the wind, this place would be the best suggestion for your beach vacation in Vietnam this summer. Sure that you will be really impressed when stepping here.

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A breath-taking view of Gam Ghi Island

Gam Ghi island is located in the South of An Thoi port in Thailand Gulf. It is a part of the An Thoi archipelago which consists of 17 small islands in Phu Quoc, Kien Giang. You can book a ticket from An Thoi port to get to this beautiful island, and it is also the only way.

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Boat to Gam Ghi Island

The various coral reefs and strange-shaped rocks by the beach is the most prominent in Gam Ghi Island. Thus it is considered as the small Bali in Vietnam. The island is very wild and tranquil, the water is so clear that you can see the bottom.  

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The clear water in Gam Ghi Island

Although Gam Ghi does not own a white or smooth sand, it does have a crystal clear glass-like water. Coming here, you can dive and admire the gorgeous vegetation under the sea, it is just like a fairyland.

One of the special features of the island is that there are many large rocks with strange shapes creating an impressive scene. The sea waves consecutively hitch these rocks and make the foam bounce whitely contributing to the wild and majestic beauty of Gam Ghi island.  

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Strange-shaped rocks in Gam Ghi Island

This island promises to bring you so many interesting activities such as fishing, catching sea urchin, sunbathing and so on. Besides, this unspoiled island is a heaven for scuba diving enthusiasts as well. The blue sea in the bottom will lead you to the spectacular underwater scenery. Coral reefs are close to the shore and so thick that you can easily see them by just facing down into the water. This is also the coral conservation in the South of Phu Quoc island.

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Scuba diving – an interesting activity in Gam Ghi island

At an affordable expense, you can completely explore Gam Ghi island, immerse yourself in the salty water, stand on the rock to welcome the wind blowing from the sea, listen to the sound made by waves. The shoreline is more beautiful than ever since it is surrounded by thousands of colorful coral reefs.

Seafood on this island is well-known for fresh and tasty. When you travel to Vietnam, typically Phu Quoc, do not miss crabs, snails, fish, sea urchin and etc.  You can have a big seafood party but do not worry about the price.

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All kinds of seafood at an affordable price

For those who love the pristine nature of Phu Quoc island, Gam Ghi will be the ideal stop. Travelers can come here to refresh your mind after the days working like a dog, or just simply spend precious time with your beloved ones.

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Have a chilling time in Gam Ghi Island

Beyond Gam Ghi, you must pay a call to Mong Tay (Nail) island and other wonderful ones to experience more and more the sea. Nail Island is also one of the best islands in Phu Quoc and hunted by a large number of travelers recently.  

Some notices for you to have the best tour in Vietnam – Gam Ghi Island:

  • It is important to note that fishing tours are not suitable for people who have motion sickness.
  • You should visit the areas that have exploited for tourism purpose, absolutely not go to the forbidden forest or places that are too wild, untapped.
  • Swimming is an exciting activity that cannot be missed when coming there but do not take a bath at noon or soak in water for a long time, you will easily have sunstroke or cold.
  • Gam Ghi Island is a coral reservation in the South of Phu Quoc so you should be careful with them and do not touch or break these coral branches. Each year they are only 1 cm longer so we can have fun together but remember to protect this valuable resource.

One day on “Robinson” island in Phu Quoc

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Today Vietnam off the beaten track tours will introduce you a one-day trip on “Robinson” island in Phu Quoc – Hon Dam Island. Being a desert island located in An Thoi archipelago south of Phu Quoc Island, Hon Dam possesses a very diverse marine life with sea anemones, sea cucumbers and a variety of colorful fish, very suitable for discovery when you travel to Vietnam. The island is mostly covered with rocks, so there are many coral reefs left in the few islands around Phu Quoc. That is the reason why it is not exploited as other tourist places, there is no home or any other service.

1/ Ways to travel to the Island

To get to Hon Dam, you have to rent a canoe or a boat, it can carry about 10 people. Your first impression when stepping there is the blue sea jade color in the bottom view, strangely shaped rocks due to wave breaking upon the shore for many years, and a long white sandy beach like peach silk fabric. Especially in Hon Dam, there are many coral reefs with plenty of colors. The island also has a marine ecosystem which is extremely rich with all kinds of organisms such as shrimp, fish … Therefore, diving and watching the bottom of the sea, swimming, fishing, exploring the sea are some interesting things you should not miss when coming here.

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You have to travel to this island by boat

2/ Swimming on the beach

Swimming is a favorite summer activity when traveling to this Robinson Island. Take a dip in the clear water of Hon Ham, we are sure that the heat of the day will be gone forever. Watching the sunset on this sparse island is also a great experience visitors should not miss. That cannot be denied that Hon Dam, Phu Quoc is the ideal spot for best tours in Vietnam.

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The best way to relax in the summer is swimming

Or simply sitting face to the sea, reading, listening to the sound of the surf is enough to make the soul relaxed and lively. From then on, every wear, tear and tired of life is no longer exist.

3/ Watching the sunset

Coming to Hon Dam, let us linger for a sunset here. As the sun goes down, the whole of Hon Dam Island is swallowed up by reddish orange. The drifting clouds are no longer visible in white color. The island becomes unusually tranquil.

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Watching the sunset on Hon Dam Island is the best experience

The sunset in Phu Quoc is always beautiful. This angle is not clear when the sun crosses the horizon, but the color of the sea and the great space, just like the island is reserved for only a few.

4/ Hon Dam Island Hideaway

Hon Dam Island Hideaway was born with the purpose of bringing you the best experience in nature and enjoy the moments of relaxation. There are 4 bungalows with 16 beds in common room on the floor. The special feature of the bungalows here is that there is no door, only a thin bamboo screen to separate space in the room with the outside. Therefore, you can admire the sea at any time, even when laying back on the bed to prepare to sleep.

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The only homestay on the island

Staying in the homestay, you have to prepare thoughts in a place without internet, no television, no air conditioning. But the materials that make up the bungalow are environmentally friendly wood materials and above all are designed open, so you will not feel stuffy or hot when resting here.

5/ The local dishes

As there is only one homestay on the island, this place will provide you with meals every day. The food is bought every morning because there is no refrigerator so the food buy on the day will be used for processing that day. The dishes that you will be served when coming to the homestay are raw herring, steamed squid, mackerel, sour soup and other delicious seafood.

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Fresh and delicious seafood

The remainder, all that Hon Dam Island Hideaway offers you are great things from nature. You can enjoy watching the blue sea while sipping coffee on the table or with friends to organize a BBQ party on the beach with full of fresh crab, shrimp, snails.

Hon Dam not only has sea but also mountains. However, the mountains are easy to climb and it does not take much time. Standing from the top of the mountain overlooking a vast ocean to the horizon. This will definitely be a memorable experience for those who love the feeling of discovery when taking part in a beach vacation in Vietnam.

Hope that with this information, you guys will have an unforgettable Vietnam off the beaten track tour to Hon Dam Island, Phu Quoc.

 

 

Uncovering Top Beautiful Spots In Vietnam

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In the period of the technology development, the information is always accessible easily. Therefore, many people hold their Vietnam private tours themselves.

Spreading along the S-shaped strip, there is a harmonious combination of natural landscapes and exquisite architecture, which is worth experiencing at least once in your life. Below are the top destinations in Vietnam which it is certain for tourist to visit.

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Vietnam tourism

Hanoi

Hanoi Capital is the first destination which cannot be ignored when visiting Vietnam. Hanoi with the characteristic old town preserves the old architectures and many traditional values which are always waiting for international visitors to explore. Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple and The Huc Bridge are the symbols of Hanoi. In addition, visitors can learn about the culture and history of the country when visiting the places such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hoa Lo Prison, and Museum of Ethnography.

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Travel to Hanoi

Danang

The next place which cannot be missed in Vietnam private tours is Da Nang city. Da Nang has developed strongly in recent years, is gradually becoming an attractive destination for domestic and foreign tourists. Da Nang is famous for beautiful beaches such as My Khe beach, Non Nuoc beach, Bac My An, the delicious food, the beautiful famous places attracting young people to come here.

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Da Nang city at night

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The sunset on My Khe Beach, Da Nang

Hoian

Recognized as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1999, Hoi An ancient town in Quang Nam is an increasingly popular destination for foreign visitors. It is considered as a shopping paradise with great souvenirs, handicrafts, antiques, silk, and art picture.

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Explore Hoi An ancient town

The 19th-century temples, ancient house architectures, the lantern street, and mysterious cultural elements create the attraction for Hoi An. In particular, the hospitality and friendliness of the local people can make visitors come back again.

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Chua Cau, Hoi An is a tourist symbol of the ancient town

Da Lat

The fresh atmosphere and the French-inspired architecture create Da Lat with the European style. Nowadays, Da Lat has become a destination in Vietnam private tours for the honeymoon and is a perfect resort for those who want to escape the noisy, dusty cities like Ho Chi Minh City. Da Lat is an ideal resort with the pleasant weather all year round.

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Da Lat- the dreamy city on the plateau

The character of Da Lat tourism are the farms and gardens growing flowers and agricultural products, that visitors have the enjoy feeling when experiencing to make the farmer. The places are very plentiful, beautiful and romantic such as Xuan Huong Lake, Love Valley, Datanla Waterfall, Langbiang Mountain.

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Da Lat in the season of the pink grass in the early winter day

 Travelers exploring the culture can visit Linh Phuoc Pagoda, Truc Lam Monastery, or Hang Nga Villa.

Phan Thiet

Phan Thiet is the next point which cannot be ignored in the Vietnam private tours. Phan Thiet is famous for Mui Ne with clear blue water, beautiful red sand dunes in the sunset. Other interesting destinations in Phan Thiet are Rang beach, Tien stream. Phan Thiet is also famous for the traditional fish sauce.

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The sand dunes in Mui Ne

Tourists can visit Phan Thiet in all four seasons. Every season has its own beauty. These features make visitors to discover new things.

Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc is a beautiful archipelago located in the Thailand Bay, Kien Giang province. Phu Quoc Island is known as the pearl island in Vietnam. Phu Quoc – the largest island in Vietnam – is an ideal holiday destination with pristine rainforests, undamaged coral reefs and large beaches, the clear water. The most prominent place is Dai beach, which is located in the list of 5 beautiful beaches in the world that is voted by ABC News. To learn about culture – history, visitors should go to Ham Ninh fishing village, fish sauce production houses, or Phu Quoc prison.

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Phu Quoc prison

The weather on the island is relatively peaceful, but the best time to travel to Phu Quoc Island is from October to May next year.

Besides the destinations mentioned above, there are many beautiful places in Vietnam that visitors cannot ignore in the tours such as Vung Tau, Sa Pa, Ha Long Bay.

Historical places in Phu Quoc

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Phu Quoc is an island in the South of Vietnam where have a great climate and beautiful beaches. Besides, there are many things to do in Phu Quoc more than just enjoy the beautiful sites.

1/ Historical site – Phu Quoc Prison

Phu Quoc prison is known as “Coconut Prison” is located in An Thoi town, Phu Quoc district. Here, during the anti-French resistance war, hundreds of prisoners were imprisoned with brutal, barbaric forms of torture.

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The entrance gate of Phu Quoc Prison

Coconut Prison, located in Coconut village, south of Phu Quoc Island. The artifacts here simulate the crime of the enemy, and the resilient bravery of our soldiers when they were tortured at the prison.

Images of torture nailing nails in the skin, scenes of prisoners locked into barbed wire tentacles in the sun, no drop of water will leave in your memory intense emotions while in South Vietnam group tours.

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Barbed steel Fench of the prison

Visiting the prison site to witness the artifacts left here you will see more clearly the patriotism of our compatriots. Come to Phu Quoc prison to understand more about the history of the Vietnamese people, a heroic nation.

Today the relic is not too large, located on the main site of the old prison, There are art exhibits in a two-floors house and outdoor exhibits of original artifacts and virtually the same location in the past. The Coconut Prison was recognized as a historical monument in 1996 and began to open to visitors. The Coconut Prison has entered the literature through Chu Lai’s historical memoir.

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One of the cruel forms of torture by the French colonialists

Every year, the relic receives more than 10 thousand visitors. There are old prisoners returning to visit the old prison. Many young travelers from all over the country, when visiting Phu Quoc island, in addition to the famous sights, also do not forget to visit this monument. Foreign visitors the relic more often. Students on this island often come here to learn the lively history of Phu Quoc and the history of the nation.

Coming to Phu Quoc prison, you will see, hear what happened here for our soldiers. The more courageous of the comrades before the physical abuse, they still resilient persistence in front of the enemy. This is an ideal destination for South Vietnam group tour.

2/ Origin Museum – journey to the past of Phu Quoc

Located in Duong Dong town, a museum built by Phu Quoc people. The museum displays more than 3000 precious objects bearing Phu Quoc, reflecting the life of Phu Quoc people from ancient as traditional stilt house, a conservation area of Phu Quoc.

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The Origin Museum from above

All Phu Quoc souls in the “Origin Museum” were collected by Huynh Phuoc Hue – 37 years old, he spent large capital to set up a private museum on the land of 6 hectares between the island. A unique, interesting museum from the scene, architecture to artifacts. The story of Phu Quoc island, Phu Quoc soul was restored and recounted lively at Mr.Hue’s museum.

Hue design for his “Origin” into separate areas but linked by the narrow path zigzag slope: the exhibition area of Go Lua Crafts; souvenir and pearl jewelry; Phu Quoc house on stilts, conservation areas …

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A corner inside the museum

Traveling here in a Phu Quoc tour, the first place you should come to is the Origin Museum. Coming to see the strange passion of a young master, to see in the bizarre, in the shadow present from more than 3,000 objects are the story of human and the island, the sea of Phu Quoc is the soul of this fascinating island.

3/  The shrine of Nguyen Trung Truc

Phu Quoc Island, Ngoc Island of Kien Giang Province was the last base of Nguyen Trung Truc (1838-1868) before he was arrested by the French. In honor of the national hero, one of the most prominent leaders of the anti-French movement on the land of the South, Phu Quoc people not only seek to find, discover, preserve … but also contribute money and invested many items to promote the relics related to his resistance in Cua Can area as reminders of today’s generation, and future generations about the national pride.

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The shrine of Nguyen Trung Truc

Every day, at the shrine of Nguyen Trung Truc, local people come and ask for blessings, successful business, including traders, fishermen, even students. Every year, on the day of his death, the people gathered here to organize offerings and memorize about him. After many time repairs, the shrine is spacious. The shrine was built in the traditional style of the south. The two sides of the entrance are two verses of Nom script.

In addition to the main altar dedicated to the national hero Nguyen Trung Truc, the shrine also set many altars worshiping the gods and other people with merit.

Phu Quoc Vietnam honeymoon tour

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Phu Quoc, the biggest island in Vietnam, is known as a paradise for honeymoon. It is the destination often suggested by almost all Vietnamese travel agencies as an ideal place for honeymoon tour.

The island has a roughly triangular shape, is located in Thailand gulf and is 50 km from Vietnam mainland. Tourism can join various romantic, interesting activities with their lover with a Phu Quoc Vietnam honeymoon tour. The untouched beauty of nature here probably will make an unforgettable experience for tourists. All year round, Phu Quoc boasts different beauties, but the best time to travel to the island is probably in summer.

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Phu Quoc Island (Source: Internet)

Sight-seeing

This island attracts thousand visitors each year to admire its pristine and wild beauty of nature. The sand is soft and smooth, and seawater is clear and blue. Nothing is more interesting and romantic than walking barefoot at night on the smooth sandy beach or listening to the sound of waves hitting the seashore or just laying down on soft sand and enjoying the fresh atmosphere.

Sao Beach in Phu Quoc Island

Sao Beach in Phu Quoc (Source: Internet)

Scuba diving in Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc Island does not only have reputation for fine long sand stripes and clear blue sea water, but there is a magical world under water. Don’t forget to take a scuba diving tour with your significant other to discover the natural beauty here. The biodiversity in Phu Quoc is considered the most abundant in Vietnam with up to 360 hard coral species and ten soft corals species, 152 fish species, 98 seaweed species and various kinds of other marine species. Scuba diving services are provided with modern equipment and professional guides to ensure the best coral sight-seeing tour for you.

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Scuba diving in Phu Quoc (Source: Internet)

Resort in Phu Quoc

Although this is relatively a wild island, the tourism infrastructure here is convenient and high qualified for tourists. If you are a first time visitor to Phu Quoc Island, you may get the distinct impression that many of the hotels and resorts are brand new.

The majority of hotels and resorts are scattered on the western side of the Island, near the main town of Duong Dong along Long Beach. Accommodation ranges between basic bungalows to a more recently opened luxury boutique resort and spa types such as the La Veranda, Long Beach Resort Phu Quoc, Famiana Phu Quoc, Romana Resort & Spa Phan Thiet or Resort Novotel Phu Quoc, Chez Carole Resort.

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A resort near beach in Phu Quoc (Source: Internet)

If you intend to visit during the high season from October to April we recommend you book your accommodation and flights ahead of time, Lunar New Year holiday in particular. This is because at this time almost all tourist attractions are fully booked. At this time, it is advisable to contact travel agencies in advance for a Phu Quoc honeymoon tour before you come.

Convenient facilities

Rooms are built close to nature with view toward the sea, and designed uniquely by wood materials, creating a peaceful atmosphere. Rooms are all equipped with modern and convenient facilities, such as working desk, hair-dryer, Internet access, spacious bathroom for couples…Honeymoon services are also available all year round.

Cruise on beach

Aside from outdoor activities in the daytime like water sport, sightseeing, or scuba diving, you should not miss a romantic night cruise on the beach with your lover. Restaurants often serve 24/7 with a wide range of foods from different countries, from the West to the East, and diverse drinking. Moreover, there is often a band serves from 7.30 am to 11 pm. High quality food and services and the wonderful scenery will probably give you a lifetime holiday.

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Night cruise on beach (Source: Internet)

If you are still worried about the destination for an unforgettable honeymoon, I could say that a Phu Quoc Vietnam honeymoon tour will satisfy all your needs. With marvelous natural beauty and best services for tourism are probably what you should try once in your lifetime. Follow phuquocislandreviews to get more information about Phu Quoc.

Honeymoon tour to Vietnam: an absolutely perfect choice for newly-weds

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After a tough time preparing for a wedding, couples must have been definitely exhausted and eager to enjoy private vibes. It’s time to relax after a series of working your fingers to the bone.

Traveling with your darling is definitely a rewarding experience of your lifetime. More importantly, a great opportunity for newly-weds to get to know each other more. Honeymoon tour to Vietnam is obviously a great chance to spend time and share incredibly beautiful moments and experiences with lovers.

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Honeymoon is the wonderful time after wedding (Source: Internet)

Couple tour has become trendy these days because it helps much to strengthen couple’s relationship. Vietnam, which is always regarded one of the most worth-visiting countries in the world, possesses several attractions for honeymoon tours that newly-wed couples cannot help paying attention. Followings  from phuquocislandreviews.com are some fascinating destinations for Couple Tours in Vietnam.

Da Lat

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Da Lat, Vietnam (Source: Internet)

Located in the Central Highlands, Da Lat is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Vietnam. Visitors from every single part of the world come here to explore the tranquil beauty of a mountainous city that is renowned as the “little Paris” of Vietnam. The romantic atmosphere makes Da Lat the most suitable place for those planning to head their honeymoon tour to Vietnam. Some must-visit destinations in Da Lat are Langbiang Mountain, Da Lat Flower Gardens, Xuan Huong Lake, and the Valley of Love. Couples may walk hand-in-hand and take photos to record their romantic moments here.

Sapa

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Sapa, where presents the cluster of Eastern and Western cultures, is undoubtedly a great honeymoon destination in northwest Vietnam. Visiting Sapa, travelers will be amazed by the majestic beauty of the dense jungle and colorful terraced rice fields. Couples also have a chance to try on the traditional clothes of tribal people and experience the daily lives of them when visiting some local villages such as Cat Cat, Ta Van, and Sin Chai village. Sapa Love Market, as is name indicates, is another must-stop destination for couple tours. Or you can pay a visit to Fansipan – the summit of Indochina to have a bird’s eye view of the incredibly beautiful mountains.

Hue

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Hue by night (Source: Internet)

Once the capital of Vietnam, Hue possesses many beautiful attractions for couple tours. Regarded the most romantic city in Vietnam, Hue has always been one of the best places to travel in Vietnam for a honeymoon. There are several destinations to visit in the city such as the Imperial Citadel of Hue, Thien Mu Padoga, and Trang Tien Bridge. Those places are even more attractive to history-fan couples. Going on a dragon boat along the poetic Perfume River and listen to Imperial Court Music are also great options for a night in Hue. Additionally, there are many resorts in Lang Co Beach available for couples wanting to have a luxury tour.

Phu Quoc

Watching coral reefs in Phu Quoc

Watch coral reefs in Phu Quoc (Source: Internet)

Nestled in the southernmost area of Vietnam, Phu Quoc Island is considered the Pearl Island of Vietnam. The largest island of Vietnam consists of many beautiful beaches. Visitors love at first sight the softy sand and tranquil seawater of Phu Quoc Beaches. Not only can couples dive into the cool seawater to explore the coral reefs, it is also extremely romantic to watch the sunset together. In addition, Phu Quoc is famous for its pearl farm. You can pay a visit and buy a pearl necklace as a gift for your lover. It is a perfect place if you plan to head your honeymoon tour to Vietnam.

Better trips with Vietnam travel agency

If you are about to spend your honeymoon in Vietnam but you still don’t understand much about the country, contacting with tour agencies is a SHOULD. Remember to consider carefully when choosing a Vietnam travel agency as many of them are a copycat and badly-reputed company.

Do not hesitate, pack your luggage and enjoy your sweet honeymoon!

Phu Quoc Island – Paradise for Honeymoon tours

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Beaches are often suggested as ideal destinations for honeymoon – the time of romance after wedding. Phu Quoc, which is regarded as the Pearl of Vietnam, is definitely a good option for those who are planning to have a Vietnam Honeymoon.

The following article from phuquocislandreviews.com will point out some attractions that make Phu Quoc Honeymoon Tours worth-taking journeys.

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Phu Quoc is a paradise for honeymoon (Source: Internet)

Where is Phu Quoc?

Located in the Gulf of Thailand, just 45km southwest of the Vietnamese mainland, Phu Quoc is Vietnam’s largest island. The island is also known as “Koh Tral” in Cambodian, as it lies just 15km off the Cambodian coast.

The tear-shaped island of Phu Quoc has become an attractive destination in Southern Vietnam with beautiful beaches, lush forests, and fascinating hills. Not only is it suitable for family trips and group trips, Phu Quoc is also a paradise for couples. Plenty of couples lead their ways to the island to enjoy romantic moments together.

When to travel to Phu Quoc?

Phu Quoc is blessed with relatively constant temperatures between 24 and 31 Celsius, with an average daytime temperature of 28 Celsius, making the island an ideal year-round beach playground in Vietnam.

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Phu Quoc is an ideal year-round destination in Vietnam (Source: Internet)

With a sub-equatorial climate, Phu Quoc has two distinct seasons: dry and wet. Dry season (November to April) is considered the best time to visit Phu Quoc Vietnam as there is a lot of sunshine and the humidity is low. As it is the peak time for tourism, good hotels on the island may be booked out, so it is better to book accommodation in advance.

What to do during Phu Quoc Honeymoon tours?

A lot of fascinating activities are available for couples to do in Phu Quoc. The romantic scenery of the island will bring along unforgettable experiences.

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Exploring coral reefs is a great experience for couples (Source: Internet)

Explore the fascinating beaches of Phu Quoc

There are several stunning beaches in Phu Quoc which are suitable for different types of entertainment. If you want to swim, Long Beach, Sao Beach, Ganh Dau Beach, Ong Lang Beach, and Vung Bau Beach are ideal places. But if you want to get away from the crowd to walk hand-in-hand on a romantic and tranquil sandbar, Thom Beach and Rach Vem Beach are more suitable.

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Sunset is a romantic moment for newly-weds (Source: Internet)

Having a couple tour in Phu Quoc Island, couples can participate in some watersports such as sky-diving and scuba-diving, sunbathe on softy sandbar, or watch the glorious sunset together.

Discover Phu Quoc National Park

More than half of Phu Quoc Island’s northern region belongs to Phu Quoc National Park, where adventurous couples can experience a wide range of outdoor pursuits during their honeymoon tours. Recognized as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, this massive natural park spans over 314,000 square meters of unique tropical flora and fauna, dense forests, and evergreen mountain ranges.

Waterfall in Phu Quoc National Park

Waterfall in Phu Quoc National Park (Source: Internet)

This national park is strictly preserved by the governments and locals, thus it is only accessible in some areas, namely the Forest Reserve near Ganh Dau Village. Camping, hiking, bird-watching, and photography are available there. Couples can hire a bike in a local village to go hiking throughout the forests or build tent and spend the night there. Recording their moments via photos and videos is also a must-do activity when exploring the Park.

Entertain at Vinpearl Land Amusement Park Phu Quoc

It is a massive entertainment center which contains several sections such as an outdoor water park, outdoor and indoor arcade centers, an aquarium, and shopping streets. It is an incredibly fascinating place for young couples.

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Resort in Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc (Source: Internet)

The amphitheater offers displays of lights, music, and water acrobatics while the in-door center features 120 arcades such as horse racing, motor-racing, and shooting. Vinpearl Water Park, which combines a manmade beach, amusement rides, family section, and kids’ zone, is another tourist attraction in this entertainment complex.

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Water Park in Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc (Source: Internet)

Water musical shows, mermaid shows, traditional dances, street performances and even flash mobs can be easily seen there. Also, there are lots of shops and restaurants offering different kinds of clothes, souvenirs, and dishes.

How to travel to Phu Quoc?

Phu Quoc Honeymoon tours have become popular thanks to the island’s spectacular and romantic scenery. Travelers can go there on their own, but it is quite hard for foreigners who are not familiar with the Vietnamese language and culture. Hence, it is recommended that you should book tours with travel agencies. Though several companies offer Phu Quoc Island Tours, not all of them are trust-worthy as the number of copycat agencies has been increasing these days. Remember to consider carefully before booking.

 

 

Phu Quoc Travel Reviews: Interesting places that not many foreign travelers pay attention to

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As a person coming from a mountainous area, I always have strong desires to visit and explore the coastal areas. After having visited some coastal cities alongside the Mediterranean, I decided to take a trip to an Asian country to see the differences between Western and Eastern beaches.

And Phu Quoc Island – which is considered “the Pearl of Vietnam” was chosen to be my next destination. I am going to write my Phu Quoc Travel Reviews to introduce some interesting places in the island that not many tourists pay attention to.

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Phu Quoc Beaches make people love at first sight (Source: Internet)

Nestled in the Gulf of Thailand, Phu Quoc is the largest island to the southernmost of Vietnam. With stunning beaches, wild forests and distinctive culture, the island has recently attracted a large number of tourists coming to explore its sheer beauty.

Most of travelers come to Phu Quoc to see the soft sandbar and blue sea water of Vietnamese beaches or to discover the typical tropical rainforests. However, not many of them acknowledge about the beauty of Phu Quoc specialties – pearl and fish sauce. After visiting some beaches such as Long Beach, Rach Vem Beach, and Sao Beach in 2 days, I head my way to local villages to experience the daily life of people there.

Traditional fish sauce factory

Fish sauce factory

Fish sauce factory is an interesting place to visit in Phu Quoc (Source: Internet)

Once I entered a Vietnamese Restaurant in my hometown, I ordered “Bun Cha” and was absolutely impressed by Vietnamese fish sauce. I liked it so much that I came to the supermarket and bought home a bottle of fish sauce! But then my Vietnamese friends told me that it was not the best, and advised me to try Phu Quoc fish sauce. It’s amazing, actually. Hence, when I planned my Phu Quoc trip, I asked my Vietnamese friends for some Phu Quoc Travel reviews and decided to spend time visiting the fish sauce factory to find out how the locals could make such that good sauce.

I came to Duong Dong town, where there are plenty of fish sauce factories. Most of them are open for tourists, so I easily entered one. I was amazed by huge wooden vats which locals use to store the sauce. The vats are about twice as tall as me!

Huge vats used to store fish sauce

Huge vats used to store fish sauce (Source: Internet)

I also learned about the process of making fish sauce. There are so many kinds of fish sauce that I could not remember all. The most impressive to me is the anchovy fish sauce. The owner of the factory let me try the premium anchovy sauce, the mysterious spice that makes Vietnamese Cuisine more unique.

The factory tour was impressive, but it was quite hard for me to stay there for a long time. Perhaps it is because I still didn’t get used to the strong smell of fish sauce. So if you want to get there, remember to bring along a mask.

Pearl Farm

I have heard about Phu Quoc Pearl for many times, so I decided to visit the pearl farm to buy some. As what I expected, pearl farm is definitely a must-see destination in Phu Quoc.

Pearl in Phu Quoc

Pearl is a famous product of Phu Quoc (Source: Internet)

Phu Quoc Island is home to many pearl farms. Among them, Ngoc Hien Pearl Farm is the most recommended. Though it was founded by foreigners, the farm is a great place to learn about the history of pearl farming in the island.

From the fish sauce factory in Duong Dong, I took “xe om” (a motorbike taxi) to get there. It took only 10 minutes and cost me $2.5.

Learn how to extract pearl

Learn how to extract pearls (Source: Internet)

In Ngoc Hien Farm, I was shown how to extract pearl from oysters. It sounds easy, but actually it is not. I failed once as the knife hit the pearl and created a scratch on it. I extracted 3 pearls and was allowed to bring them home. Of course, I had to pay an amount of money for these. Pearls are valued by their size, shape, luster and the presence of blemishes. The ones I got were not so big, but these looks great. 2 ivory white pearls cost me $5/pearl while just only a pale pearl cost me $52. At first I found the price quite expensive, but when I visited the exhibition room, I realized it was still reasonable. There are black pearls which are above $1000.

With 3 pearls I bought, I am using them as a decoration in my living room. If you want, you can ask the worker there to make it into rings, earrings, or other types of jewelry.

Pearls with different sizes and colors

Price depends on the size, shape, and color of the pearl (Source: Internet)

It took me one day to explore the two places. It was interesting; however, some things still didn’t live up to my expectation, especially the language. As Phu Quoc is a popular tourist destination, I supposed that people in tourist areas can communicate well in English. Of course, there were staff who can speak English, yet they can just speak a little.

Above are some Phu Quoc Travel Reviews that I wrote after paying a visit to the island. Not only the beaches but the fish sauce factories and pearl farms are worth visiting. Believe me, these places will leave you in awe!

 

Phu Quoc Travel Reviews: what to eat in Phu Quoc?

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Cuisine is what makes a place much more impressive to travelers. You cannot leave a place without eating its special foods. Phu Quoc Cuisine is not an exception. Followings from phuquocislandreviews are my Phu Quoc Travel Reviews on some of its cannot-miss dishes.

What to eat in Phu Quoc?

Phu Quoc – the Pearl of Vietnam provides tourists with a lot of specialties. When I visited the island, one of the most impressive things to me was the food options. They are as attractive as its stunning beaches! Some Phu Quoc delicacies are:

Goi Ca Trich (Herring Salad)

Herring Salad is one of my favorite dishes in Phu Quoc Island. This dish is popular as it provides many nutrients essential for human health.

Goi Ca Trich

“Goi Ca Trich” Phu Quoc (Source: Internet)

“Goi Ca Trich” is made by mixing chopped filet herrings, onion, lemon juice, and some slides of chili pepper. Herring salad is served with rolled rice paper, fresh herbs and fish sauce. A herring salad roll which is dip into Phu Quoc special fish sauce is heavenly tasty. Phu Quoc people often drink “Sim” wine (Rose myrtle wine) when eating herring salad as it is much better for digestion.

Ghe Ham Ninh (Ham Ninh Sea Crab)

I tried this delicacy when paying a visit to Ham Ninh Fishing Village. “Ghe” is the Vietnamese name of sea crab. Ham Ninh crab is quite small, but firmer and tastier than other kinds of crabs. This dish is a must-try food in any Phu Quoc Food Tours.

Ghe Ham Ninh

Ghe Ham Ninh is a favourite Phu Quoc seafood (Source: Internet)

The price ranges from VND 200,000 ($9) to VND 500,000 ($25) per kilogram, depending on the size of crabs. You should choose the medium size (6-7 crabs/kg) as it is the perfect size that offers best tastes.

I bought 2 kg of medium-sized crabs (about 13 crabs) for 5 people. I chose female crabs as I heard that the roe of female ones is tasty. In my country people only eat the claws, thus I wanted to try eating in an Asian way. And of course, it lived up to my expectation. The roe is really tasty!

Grilled “Coi Bien Mai” (Grilled Scallops)

Grilled Coi Bien Mai

Grilled “Coi Bien Mai” (Source: Internet)

The dish is made from a kind of sea scallop that has a triangle-shaped shell, hides deeply under the ocean floor and is about an adult’s backhand. Travelers can harvest scallops on their own. “Coi bien mai” can be cooked into different delicious, nutritious dishes, but the most recommended dish in most of Phu Quoc Travel Reviews is the grilled one. It is really crunchy and chewy to sample!

Beside the 3 most impressive above, there are also many other dishes that will amaze you. You can try fresh food at any seafood eateries along the beaches in Phu Quoc.

Phu Quoc Specialties

Not only does Phu Quoc have delicious dishes to eat but there are also many other specialties that travelers can buy home as souvenirs. The most famous gift is Phu Quoc pearl, but it is not a food, so I don’t mention it here. Followings are two great things in Phu Quoc that you can bring home.

Fish Sauce

Like wine in France and olive oil in Italy, fish sauce is the prized staple of Vietnam, as it is used in soups and marinades or diluted into a sauce that accompanies foods from spring rolls to noodles. And the best of the best, as widely agreed among Vietnamese, comes from Phu Quoc. The Phu Quoc name is so coveted and abused in the fish sauce industry that local producers have been working with the World Trade Organization to protect its appellation of origin.

Fish Sauce Factory in Phu Quoc

Fish sauce factory in Phu Quoc (Source: Internet)

Fish sauce tastes salty at first, but the aftertaste is sweet. It is thus a great flavor-enhancer, increasingly used by American chefs, who have even begun incorporating it into non-Asian dishes to add flavor when something seems to be lacking.

As mentioned in my previous Phu Quoc Travel Reviews, I visited the fish sauce factory and was shown the process of making this sauce. I bought home some bottles for my own use as well as for others.

Sim Wine

Also known as “Ruou Sim” or “Rose Myrtle Wine”, Sim Wine is a type of wine that is made from Rose Myrtle fruits. Local people often drink Sim Wine when eating seafood.

Sim Wine

Rose Myrtle fruit to make Sim Wine (Source: Internet)

Locals believe that Sim Wine can help with fatigue, aid digestion, and may reduce pain. However, there are still no medical tests to prove their claims. The wine tastes wonderful, though. It tastes like a fermented blackcurrant alcoholic beverage with the scent of flowers. As for me, Sim Wine is even much better than normal French wine. Sim Wine is perfect for parties and gatherings!

There are still many other Phu Quoc specialties such as Phu Quoc pepper and dried seafood products. You can easily buy them at local markets.

Above are some reviews on Phu Quoc Foods that are worth eating. Your Phu Quoc Trip won’t be complete if you don’t sample these tasty dishes!

 

Everything you should know about travelling to Phu Quoc in December

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Phu Quoc is known to be one of the famous tourist attractions in Vietnam. If you are planning to travel to this tropical paradise island in December, check out this article to find out the Phu Quoc weather in December and explore exciting activities in Phu Quoc this December.

Phu Quoc Weather in December

Weather in Phu Quoc can be divided into the dry season (from November to March) and the wet season (from July to September). In the wet season, the island experiences rainfall, while in the dry season, the tourists can enjoy the sunny skies in the warm weather.

Long Beach in Phu Quoc

Bai Dai Beach, Phu Quoc (Source: Internet)

Unlike the North of Vietnam having to spend cold winter days in December, the Phu Quoc weather in December is pleasant and warm with the temperatures ranging between 25°C to 28°C in the daytime. The low humidity of approximately 70% of Phu Quoc weather in December also makes tourist travelling to this island feel comfortable. As the December month is in the dry season, the rainfall on the island is also reported to be very low. This ideal weather will be suitable for a wide range of tourist activities in Phu Quoc!

Things to do in Phu Quoc in December

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In this beautiful weather, it would be amazing to spend the whole day enjoying the sun – sea – sand in Bai Dai Beach, Bai Sao Beach, Ong Lang Beach and many other pristine beaches in Phu Quoc island. It will be a perfect getaway for your busy daily life.

Bai Sao Beach in Phu Quoc

Bai Sao Beach, Phu Quoc (Source: Internet)

Want to get some fun? You can also take part in a lot of underwater activities such as swimming, kayaking, scuba diving, reef-diving, and snorkeling. Head straight to the beach and go with the flow to have a truly incredible ocean experience.

Reef diving in Phu Quoc

Reef diving in Phu Quoc (Source: Internet)

Phu Quoc weather in December will also be perfect for other outdoor activities such as picnicking, camping, bird-watching, jungle-trekking, Phu Quoc National Park and Suoi Tranh Waterfall definitely are your places to visit if you are fascinated in these exciting activities.

Phu Quoc National Park

Phu Quoc National Park (Source: Internet)

December is the last month of the year and it is also the time for many celebration occasions such as Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Phu Quoc flower festival in spring. Enjoy the holiday and celebrate the festive season in one of the most beautiful tropical paradise islands on Earth.

Tips to prepare for Phu Quoc trip in December

As December is in the high season of Phu Quoc, the price of services might be a little bit more expensive during this period. You should book flights and accommodation early to save big on your Phu Quoc trip and avoid hotel running out of rooms on holidays or special occasions.

With our Phu Quoc travel guide, we hope that you will have great travel experience in Phu Quoc this December!