Attractions

Con Dao and Phu Quoc islands are the two most alluring beach destinations in Vietnam. Both islands are just a short flight from Saigon, and both offer superb beaches and jungle-covered interiors. But these two southern islands are very different in character, and therefore appeal to different types of travellers. As most visitors or expats only have time to go to one, which island should you choose? In this article, I compare Con Dao and Phu Quoc islands, based on criteria that will help you decide which is more suitable. (For much more about both these islands

Cuisine

Coming to Phu Quoc island, tourists get opportunities to tantalize their palate with delicious food such as sea urchin, nhong fish, tram mushroom, and one another of must-try dish is fried rice with sea crab. Best local food in Phu Quoc island – Do not be surprise if you come to any restaurants on the island and find out that spider crab fried rice is always on the menu. Crab Fried Rice is a combination of fragrant white rice, fresh boiled crabs, fried egg and a special sauce … all blended to create a rustic flavor that visitors should not miss when traveling to Phu Quoc Island. This dish, called Com Rang Nghe by locals, is traditionally served with a chile-spiked dipping sauce.

Hotels And Resorts

Mango Bay Phu Quoc Resort is spread over 700 m of private sandy beach and 20 hectares of natural greenery. Private and quiet, this eco-friendly nature resort features free WiFi access and complimentary parking on site. Cool natural wind enters the rooms and bungalows through wooden shutters. Four-poster beds, ceiling fans and cotton mosquito nets are provided. All rooms and bungalows enjoy views of either the sea or the garden from terraces. Solar-heated hot-water showers are equipped in the bathrooms. Mango Bay Phu Quoc Resort is 9 km from Bai Sao. It is 10 km from Duong Dong Market in the city centre and Phu Quoc Domestic Airport. Mango Bay Beach Restaurant serves Western and Asian cuisines. Beautiful sunrise and sunset views, accompanied by refreshing drinks, can be enjoyed at Beach Bar Mango Bay. Guests can enjoy a relaxing massage, sun tan at the sun terrace, or arrange day trips at the tour desk. The resort also provides a business centre and laundry services.

Things To Do

As a large off-shore island, Phu Quoc is just over 60 nautical miles from Rach Gia of Kien Giang province and nearly 300 nautical miles from Laem Chabang of Thailand. It is presently the largest island with 62 km long and 3 to 28 km wide. It is known as the island of 99 mountains for splendid sandstone chains ranging form northern to southern edges. Soak up the sun and some Vietnamese culture on Phu Quoc Island, where white sands and tropical waters entice beachgoers from all over the globe. Snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing are the most popular water sports here, though jet-skiing, wind sailing and squid fishing—yes, squid fishing—are also at your vacationing fingertips. Check out the early-morning Duong Dong Market for an authentic local experience. Talking to Phu Quoc, people often instantly think of fish sauce its high quality specialty made from anchovy and so rich in protein. As such, many domestic visitors can leave the island with certain bottles or boxes of fish sauce Phu Quoc or Sim wine. If you’ve wandered off the beaten track during your stay in Vietnam it’s probably been a while since you enjoyed some hearty, wholesome food. Luckily, Phu Quoc is a little more tailored to tourists than a lot of other places and there’s a tonne of food options on offer. Of course there’s plenty of traditional cuisine to go around, including a bustling night market with fresh fish and ice-cream rolls.