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
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
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
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
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.