TOP 5 Must-try Places To Stay In Phu Quoc Island for first-timers

Overview of Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc Island, a true southeast Asia gem, is an incredible land covered with diverse mangrove systems and turquoise sea. Each year, this place is an ideal getaway for thousands of visitors. With more than 28 island archipelago, you can refresh yourself in sun-kissed beaches, join in many entertaining activities or start off your discovery of the secluded island.

Phu Quoc island - Places to stay in Phu Quoc

Besides, you have a chance to encounter directly with friendly local people as well as enjoy fresh and delicious seafood, especially world-class fish sauce and pepper. For first-timers, paying attention to the places to stay in Phu Quoc is extremely important. We will help you to clarify this necessary information in this title.

How To Get To Phu Quoc Island

You can get to Phu Quoc island in two ways: by plane and by ferry.

Go to Phu Quoc Island by plane

Thanks to Phu Quoc International Airport, you can easily access to Phu Quoc Island with a direct route departing from your country. Flights to Phu Quoc are available from all major cities in Vietnam and some overseas cities. Specifically, you can take a non-stop flight from Malaysia to Phu Quoc lasting about two hours.

Go to Phu Quoc Island by ferry

Ferries can reach Phu Quoc from two main harbors: Ha Tien and Rach Gia while international cruise ships are also allowed to directly arrive in Phu Quoc. There is a wide assortment of coaches in Mien Tay Bus Station to go to Rach Gia bus station, such as Tuyet Hon, Chau Ha, Viet Duc brands.

Phu Quoc Map - Places to Stay in Phu Quoc
  • Ho Chi Minh City – Rach Gia – Phu Quoc (Vong beach’s wharf)
  • Ho Chi Minh City – Ha Tien – Phu Quoc (Hon Chong wharf/Bai Vong Port)

There are three types of ferries you can choose to transport from Rach Gia or Ha Tien to Phu Quoc island that are slow ferry, fast ferry, and VIP. From both ports, you can take a taxi or motor-taxi to Dong Duong Town which is only 15km away.

Get through Phu Quoc island

Just only 30 minutes from two ports, you can be accessible to the capital of Phu Quoc District: Dong Duong Town by taking a taxi. Especially during the peak season, it is difficult to book a taxi to go into Phu Quoc island. Transport by motorbike, cycle, jeep or taxi is widely used in Phu Quoc island for visitors.

Best Time To Travel To Phu Quoc Island

The peak time of tourism activities in Phu Quoc island is from November to March in which you go sightseeing with mild weather, bright sunshine, and blue sky. Another acceptable travel option you can consider is from April to June. At this time, the number of visitors has a tendency to decline, but you may encounter a fifty-fifty chance between a sunny day and a sudden downpour.

Where To Stay on Phu Quoc Island

Stretch out 574 square kilometers, Phu Quoc island is the largest island, including more than 28 islands and islets that make up Phu Quoc district. This place is the concentration of all visitors and all types of accommodation selections that are available.

5 beaches - Places to stay in Phu Quoc

Come to Phu Quoc, you can be overwhelmed by the vast bulk of hotels and resorts at all ranges, beach diversification. We will break Phu Quoc island down into many areas to help you to make your proper decisions. If you love hanging out with friends along the coastline and diverse food and drink options, let’s go to the Long Beach. On the other hand, Ong Lang beach is your ideal getaway while still being easily accessible to Duong Dong Town. Furthermore, you can enter another intimate beach up from Ong Land – Vung Bau Beach. What’s more, Sao Beach is considered as one of the best locations on the east coast. You can visit a lively nature of jungle and plantations here and rural experiences are an outstanding spot for those who are eager to immerse in the rustic life.

Best Places To Stay in Phu Quoc Island

1. Ganh Dau Beach: How to decide

Gnah Dau Beach - Places to stay in Phu Quoc

Good: As one of the most popular getaways, Ganh Dau Trail provides the all-inclusive upscale vacation rentals, from luxurious hotels to sheltered villas. It also includes Phu Quoc Casino, an amusement park, safari park, and golf course. You can take your families with your kids to Ganh Dau Beach to experience snorkeling, admire a huge Ferris wheel overlooking the ocean as well as immerse in its nature in Phu Quoc National Park. 

Bad: You have to spend nearly one hour to transfer to the airport. Besides, no interesting nightlife activity can make you bored.

Suggested Hotels: 

  • Peppercorn Resort
  • Gold Coast Resort
  • Ky Khang Resort
  • Grand World Phu Quoc Resort
  • Crowne Plaza Phu Quoc Starbay
  • Vinpearl Phu Quoc Golf Resort

Some outstanding destinations you can consider:

  • Ganh Dau Village
  • Dai Beach
  • Safari Beach
  • Amusement Park
  • Ganh Dau Trail

2. Ong Lang Beach: How to decide

Ong Lang Beach - Places to stay in Phu Quoc

Good: Ong Lang Beach is a good solution for those who want to immerse in peaceful luxury accommodations while still being able to come into Duong Dong Town. Located in the Northern Duong Dong town, you may find some magnificent collection of retreat with excellent spa services and wellness programs. Furthermore, Ong Lang Beach is one of the best places watching gorgeous ocean sunset scenery.

Bad: There is almost no limitation when staying within Ong Lang Beach area except quite far from the center of Duong Dong Town.

Suggested Hotels: 

  • The Shells
  • Chen Sea Resort
  • Sea Sense Resort
  • Cottage Village Resort
  • Mango Bay Resort

Some outstanding destinations you can consider:

  • Ong Lang Beach

3. Truong Beach (Long Beach): How to decide

Truong Beach - Places to stay in Phu Quoc

Currently, Truong Beach is the longest beach in Vietnam stretching more than 20 kilometers along with the central west coast of Phu Quoc island. There are a vast bulk of hotels and resorts that are suitable for all types of budgets where you can seek everything from budget hotels to luxurious resorts, and top-range prices for beachfront resorts. Furthermore, it is easy for you to transport to many famous attraction sites, Phu Quoc International Airport, and the capital of Phu Quoc district – Duong Dong Town. 

Long Beach lies on the center suitable for entertainment activities and attractions, which is split into the three main sections are The North, The South, and Long Beach Village.

The North section of Bai Truong Beach

Good: This area has a broad spectrum of local and foreign restaurants and artistic, cultural and historical attraction sites. Moreover, it is extremely close to many temples, local markets, and Duong Dong Town.

Bad: If you do not like crowded places, you do not go to Long Beach at peak season and sunset hours. Therefore, you must pay attention to the selection of suitable hotels during your vacation.

Suggested Hotels: 

  • Salinda Resort
  • Bauhinia Resort
  • Cassia Cottage
  • Orange Resort
  • Dusit Princess Moonrise Beach Resort

The South section of Bai Truong Beach

Good: This area is also the south of Cua Lap Commune and Phu Quoc International Airport. It is quite untouched and not much impacted by tourism activities. Therefore, there are few highly-qualified and luxurious beach hotels and resorts. However, these resorts are extremely ideal for a romantic honeymoon, relaxing holiday. Besides, it is close to a great variety of historical and artistic attractions such as Dinh Cau Temple, local markets, and so on.

Bad: Due to the limited selection of resorts, it is harder to seek to choose the best option as you expect. More and more international brands are currently underway, and you can pick up some affordable options in the further south area.

Suggested Hotels: 

  • Novotel Resort
  • Sol Beach House Phu Quoc
  • Mercure Resort
  • InterContinental Phu Quoc
  • Sheraton Phu Quoc

Long Beach Village

Good: If you are attracted by the hustle and bustle of the crowded city, it’s time to take your luggage and get the friendly and warm greetings of local people. Similar to Hanoi Old Quarter or Bui Vien Street in Ho Chi Min city, Long Beach Village can be considered as the holy place of backpackers. Here you can find many full utility services at reasonable price ranges, for example, laundry shops, bars, and restaurants, etc.

Bad: There is the one and only public beach access for all visitors. Do not let these little things ruin your perfect holiday.

Suggested Hotels: 

  • La Verandah
  • Phuong Binh House
  • Free Beach Resort

Some outstanding destinations you can consider:

  • Duong Dong Town
  • Dinh Cau temple
  • Fish Sauce Factory
  • Sim wine factory
  • Cao Dai Temple

4. Sao Beach: How to decide

Sao Beach - Places to stay in Phu Quoc

Good: Sao Beach is one of the most beloved destinations of day-trippers. You can be directly accessible to the beachfront area. Let’s lie down on the powdery white sand, drink one cocktail and overlook the green-emerald sea. Your family with children can enjoy your entire vacation with a wide range of sporty activities, especially snorkeling.

Bad: Sao Beach is quite far away from Phu Quoc airport and many sightseeing destinations so you could be exhausted by transporting for a long time. Besides, the majority of the hotels are relatively old-fashioned, though most of them have improved their amenities. Limited accommodation selection and no entertaining nightlife activity are the limitations of staying on the Sao Beach area.

Suggested Hotels:

  • My Lan Guesthouse
  • La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc
  • Novotel Phu Quoc Resort, Phu Quoc

Some outstanding destinations you can consider:

  • Sao Beach
  • Coconut Tree Prison
  • Ho Quoc Pagoda
  • An Thoi island

5. Vung Bau Beach: How to decide

Vung Bau Beach - Places to stay in Phu Quoc

Good: Located between Ganh Dau and Ong Lang Beach, you have opportunities to experience beach break at these two famous beaches, and Fingernail Island, the beautiful paradise for snorkeling. There is a wide range of affordable resorts and hotels having an attractive beachfront view and peaceful spaces covered with impressive natural scenery. Staying on Vung Bau Beach takes you the feeling of the slower pace of life than other beaches in Phu Quoc.

Bad: You must experience the long and arduous journey to approach the rest of Phu Quoc island because of uneven roads.

Suggested Hotels:

  • Vung Bau Resort
  • Wild Beach Resort
  • Gold Sand Beach Bungalow
  • Fusion Resort

Some outstanding destinations you can consider:

  • Vung Bau Beach
  • Fingernail Island

Important Notices You Should Consider

  • Several locations on Phu Quoc island do not allow visitors to visit. You must absolutely comply and follow all instructions of your tour guide. Keep in mind that you do not go arbitrarily into restricted areas.
  • Ferries and high-speed boats entering and leaving the island usually run at fixed hours. You should ask carefully the departing time to not miss your trip.
  • Prepare some anti-motion medicine in case of seasickness as you have to move a lot at sea.
  • If you take a motorbike ride through the forest, you must keep Phu Quoc map with you throughout your journey in case you get lost.

We’ve listed all the top places you must try to stay in Phu Quoc Island. The best way to enjoy your time in this pearl island is to make your own travel plan fit with your own fantasies. Let send us your inquiry about your travel ideas to our email We will help you to make your own “dreamy” vacation.

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