This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Phu Quoc Island. To help you make friends with Phu Quoc Island before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Phu Quoc Island (Phú Quốc), Vietnam, named as the paradise island of Vietnam, is situated in the Gulf of Thailand. Phu Quoc is home to stunning, pristine beaches, a reason why the island is frequented by sun-loving Westerners. The southwest coast of this paradise island is filled with resorts; however, now, there are a few hostels in Phu Quoc Island (Phú Quốc), Vietnam, and new hostels in Phu Quoc Island (Phú Quốc), Vietnam are opening up really fast. There's a slow, laid-back vibe in Phu Quoc Island, making it harder for you to leave.
Phu Quoc isn't exactly the place where you come to party until 2 in the morning. Instead, it's the place where you can lie in a hammock and enjoy a beer. It's the kind of the place where you could forget the outside world and laze around for a few weeks. The hostels in Phu Quoc Island (Phú Quốc), Vietnam, have a very relaxed atmosphere. Infrastructure isn't well developed, and hiring a bike is the easiest way to get around, so you can beach-hop easily, and discover the island's lesser-known attractions. The Vietnamese island has tropical weather throughout the year. It's sunny, hot, and humid, so make sure you keep yourself hydrated.
From Duong Dong, the town center of the island, you can ride a motorbike to Sao Beach. It's about forty-five minutes to Sao Beach, one of Vietnam's lesser-known beaches. You can enjoy a delicious seafood meal, a few cocktails from one of the few beach bars here, and watch the sun goes down. For dinner, the night market in Phu Quoc is one of the best options. Don't forget your chop-chop ice cream!
However, Phu Quoc isn't only about its stunning beaches. More than half of this laid-back island is covered with a National Park. In the center of Phu Quoc, near the airport, a small twenty-minute hike will take you to a picture-worthy Suối Tranh waterfall.
Since there aren't many Phu Quoc Island (Phú Quốc), Vietnam hostels yet, and Phu Quoc is relatively expensive compared to mainland Vietnam, it's better to reserve your hostel beds well in advance, especially during the peak season, which runs from November to March. Some hostels in Phu Quoc Island (Phú Quốc), Vietnam, only have fans and no air-conditioning. It wouldn't be a huge issue, but keep in mind that Phu Quoc gets really hot and humid.
Written by local enthusiast for Phu Quoc Island hostelsZin