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Phu Quoc Island Review

Geography

Phu Quoc is blessed with favourable natural environment like the virgin forest of over 37,000 hectares, white sandy beaches, coral gardens offshore, varieties of wildlife species, so it is not hard Long Beach, Phu Quoc to see why the island has great tourist potential. 

The government has formed a master plan to develop the island into a high quality eco-tourism destination by 2020. As investment starts to flow into Vietnam, the Island will slowly undergoing development and improved infrastructure. 

The Prime Minister has offered the best preferences possible for domestic and foreign investors to allow development of the Island, leading to an international standard tourist and trade centre by 2020.

Located in the Gulf of Thailand, Phu Quoc island lies just 12 km south of the Cambodian coast, west of Kampot, and 40 km west of Ha Tien, the nearest coastal town in Vietnam. Roughly triangular in shape the island is 50 kilometres (31 mi) long from north to south and 25 kilometres (16 mi) from east to west in the north at its widest. It is also located 62 nautical miles (115 km; 71 mi) from Rach Gia and nearly 290 nautical miles (540 km; 330 mi) from Laem Chabang, Thailand.

A mountainous ridge known as “99 Peaks” runs the length of Phu Quoc, with Chua Mountain being the tallest at 603 metres (1,978 ft).

The island’s monsoonal sub-equatorial climate is characterized by distinct rainy (June to November) and dry seasons (December to May). The annual rainfall is high, averaging 2,879 millimetres (9.446 ft). In the northern mountains up to 4,000 millimetres (13 ft) has been recorded. April and May are the hottest months, with temperature reaching 35 °C (95 °F).

Economy

Tourism plays an important part of the economy with the beaches being the main attraction. Phu Quoc is served by Phu Quoc Itenation Airport with air links to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)’s Tan Son Nhat Airport and Rach Gia‘s Rach Gia Airport. Plans are in progress for a new international airport for the island. Phu Quoc is also linked with Rach Gia and Ha Tiên by fast ferry hydrofoils.Phu Quoc is famous for its two traditional products: fish sauce and black pepper. The rich fishing grounds offshore provides the anchovy catch from which the prized sauce is made. Pepper cultivation is located inland in the center of the island. More recently a pearl farm was established.

 The beach in the island is very quiet compared to other beach we have been. Here, you will find a beautiful sandy beach, water activities are available if you are interested such as water ski, canoe etc. but even though this place is not very touristy expected to pay more for water activity
If you are looking for quiet and peace this is a place to be!

Phu Quoc Island VietNam

Visitors to Phu Quoc Island VietNam​ often wonder why it doesn’t get as much press attention as those islands over in Thailand.

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