Everything you need to know about Phu Quy Island

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Phu Quy is a small island located about 100km from the mainland of Phan Thiet City in Binh Thuạn Province. This island is beautiful and unspoiled with only 27,000 residents. Phu Quy is absolutely a recommendation for your Vietnam island tour.

Phu Quy Island

Phu Quy Island

From above, Phu Quy Island looks like a giant whale which is crossing the sea. This island has many knolls, hills, and sand dunes. The majority of administrative offices, schools, stadiums, entertainments, and traffic systems on the island are still new because this island has been inhabited for few years. The island looks quite developing but there are no street names and no numbers. The first impression about this island is its pristine sceneries with almost no touch of tourist services. The island might be far from the mainland, but ATM machines are still available and hospitals with X-ray service. Also, you can get accessible Internet and mobile services in here. You can have a comfortable Vietnam private tour in Phu Quy with a lot of interesting experiences.

Giant windmill in Phu Quy

Giant windmill in Phu Quy

When to travel to Phu Quy

The best time to visit Phu Quy should be between June and December. However, you during this time, you should avoid October because there may be a lot of storms and big waves in this month. Other than that, from June to December, Phu Quy has very nice weather condition with not much rain and turquoise gentle water.

How to get to Phu Quy

Because it is an off-shore island, the only way to get to Phu Quy is to take a boat or ship from Phan Thiet Pier. It takes about 3,5 hours to the island if you travel by medium-speed ship and about 2,5 hours if you travel by high-speed ship. Sometimes, because of the bad weather, there is no ship going to Phu Quy. Therefore, you should check the schedule or weather forecast before going to the pier.

In Phu Quy, your Vietnam private tour will continue by taking you to visit the island by motorbike.

What to see in Phu Quy

Taking boat tour to other islets

Taking boat tour to other islets

Phu Quy is well-known for its untouched beautiful sceneries. There are a lot of stunning uncrowned beaches that you can enjoy in your Vietnam tour to Phu Quy. The beaches on the island are pristine and charming with white sands, emerald blue sea water and most of them are far from residential areas. You could delightfully soak yourself in the clean seawater, watch the vast sea and sky and suddenly realize that there is no one around you, so you could freely do whatever you want on the seaside.  Trieu Duong Beach, Bai Nho – Ganh Hang are two beautiful beaches on the main island.

Also, you can take on small boats to visit other islands and islets around the main island. There are some small islets such as Hon Tranh, Hon Den, Hon Trung which are breathtaking. Also, the blue sea water in these places is so clear that you can see to the bottom.

Moreover, you can visit the lighthouse on Nui Cam Mountain to see the fantastic view of the ocean and watch the sunset. The lighthouse is built on the highest point of the island and to get to the lighthouse, you have to conquer 120 stone steps along the ridge and visit Linh Buu Pagoda.

Another high mountain in Phu Quy is Cao Cat mountain where locates the Buddhism pagoda named Linh Son. In this pagoda, you can admire a giant Guanyin Statue and a giant windmill which is 60 meters in height and the length of the blade is 37 meters. Particularly, the way to visit the windmills is very gorgeous, with the ocean on one side and the row of trees planted along the road.

The largest whale skeleton in Vietnam

The largest whale skeleton in Vietnam

In addition, you can visit Van An Thanh which is an interesting cultural destination in your Vietnam private tour to Phu Quy. It was built in 1781 and has become a whale museum on the island. Here, you can admire Vietnam’s largest whale skeleton and a huge collection of skeletons of other fishes. Local fishermen believe that whales are the king of the ocean (Ca Ong) who protects them in their journeys. Therefore, they hold the festival annually to pray for their safety and luck.

With its beautiful natural unspoiled sceneries and friendliness and kindness of local residents, Phu Quy can become one of the best private tours in Vietnam for someone who needs a peaceful get-away place. Your Vietnam private tour in Phu Quy will be full of great experiences and great memories. 

Three hide-out islands in Kien Giang, Southern Vietnam

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Looking for the not-touristy Tailor-made private Vietnam tours? Hit up with Kien Giang with its over 140 islands of all size.

With a total number of 145 islands, Kien Giang, a Southern coastal province at the end of Vietnam, has been widely known as a top tourist attraction in the Southern part of the country. With its internationally famous Phu Quoc Islands, Kien Giang has been attracting a large number of visitors, not only in the country but also foreign expats. However, most of the other islands seem to be overshadowed by Phu Quoc for the past several years. Today gives you a chance to learn more about other three lesser-known islands with its extraordinary beaches and national relics.

The true definition of what pristine is

The true definition of what pristine is

Hon Son – Son Island

Son Island, or Hon Son in Vietnamese, is located in Kien Hai District, Kien Giang Province. This is widely reputed as one of the most pristine and incredible islands in the city. Son Island holds in itself pure seashore, stunningly white sand, deep blue sea along with long lines of greenish coconut trees, desolate rock plains and utmost peaceful atmosphere suitable for those in search of relaxation.

An absolute relaxation

An absolute relaxation

Besides the ability to go for a swim on the beaches around Son Island, you can go for a scuba diving to see the coral reef lying in between the areas of Da Bang, which literally means “a plain of rock with tropical almond trees surrounding, and Doc Ba Tang, or the Three-layer slope. Rewarded with a romantic and poetic scenery, Son Island gives you a chance of both watching sunrise and sunset. Beyond, conquering the Ma Thien Lanh summit watching over the large blue ocean and visiting some ancient temples and pagodas are not bad ideas.

Does this type of relaxation suit your group of friends?

Does this type of relaxation suit your group of friends?

Hon Tre – Tre Island

It takes you roughly 2 hours from Rach Gia Boat Station from mainland to reach the Tre Island, or Hon Tre as how we call it in the local term. The island was recorded to be 3.5 kilometers in length, 2 kilometers wide in maximum and the highest peak reaches the height of 395 meters above sea level. The local citizens earn their daily living by gardening and aquaculture. Coconut Cave and Cup Beach (Bai Chen) are the most famous attractions on the island.

Tre Island

Tre Island

The Cup Beach is situated on the Northwestern of the Tre Island, which is known as a little bay with calm waves and lasting for about 2 kilometers. The most recognizable feature of the Beach is a group of many large round plains of rock in shape of huge cups scattering along the shore. This part is the most beautiful and pristine beach all over the island.

Hon Doc – Doc Island

Doc Island belongs to Ha Tien Town, Kien Giang Province locating on the Western side of Vietnam’s coastline. The Doc Island combined with its surrounding islands group into “the Pirate Islands”, or “Dao Hai Tac”, a familiar name given by many local citizens living in the city. This group of 16 islands has a coverage of 1.100 hectares lying approximately 27.5 kilometers away from Ha Tien Town.

A view from The Pirate Islands

A view from The Pirate Islands

Nowadays, the Doc Island only attracts a small investment in terms of tour packages by local operators. However, the place still appeals many large groups of backpacker self-exploring. If you are currently the lesser-known coastal cities to plan for your own beach vacation in Vietnam, a thought about this place needs a certain consideration.

Currently, there is a site on the Doc Island preserving a tower-shaped landmark, which is officially known as relic left from the Vietnamese Navy of the First Republic of Vietnam since 1958. The mark was made of grindstone and played its part as an important legal proof regarding the territory of the country. With a great potential in nature and history, the Doc island promises to be a leading name in the list of best islands in Vietnam within the years coming.

These three spots are easily combined alongside with a trip to Phu Quoc for instance. If you have heard so much about the sensational Phu Quoc Islands and aspire to pay a visit to the place but still searching for a quieter seashore with lesser people and the finest pristine nature for your Instagram feed, then do not hesitate to give them a go. Now you have zero worries about where to go in Southern Vietnam no more!

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