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All about the island of Phu Quoc!

Dec 29th 2014 at 12:24 AM

When we think of Vietnam, the idea of spending a few days on a beach paradise does not comes directly to mind ... And yet, think again, there are hidden, preserved from mass tourism, you'll love discovering before anyone else.

The Phu Quoc island, located off the southwest coast, in the Gulf of Thailand, is currently part. "The Emerald Isle" as it is nicknamed, has indeed the ambition to become a real tourist resort with the construction of new resorts by the sea and an international airport ... But to date I assure you, it's a wild landscape that offers this pearl of Vietnam. After winding through the country from north to south in a circuit, you can easily put your bags a few days in Phu Quoc taking a flight from Saigon - an hour flight and several daily direct flights - or from Can Tho - 5 flights a week, less than an hour flight. This seaside extension will discover the charms of this island composed of 99 hills and mountains with wild valleys and beautiful sandy beaches.

Scenery breathtaking

In the north, the vast nature reserve became rainforest in 1986, is a playground for hikers. Treks are possible during the dry season, ie from November to late May. On the coast, the beaches impress with their beauty, it is the case of the beach of Sao. In the sea, coral reefs attract some rare marine species, particularly the hawksbill that you may be lucky enough to see when diving.

For lovers of deep water, we recommend the Searama centers Rainbow Divers, true professionals. We nevertheless caution to avoid disappointment: do not expect to see the "Finding Nemo" in Phu Quoc is not the Maldives or Indonesia. The coral reefs of Phu Quoc are far less spectacular, both in terms of coral and the diversity of underwater fauna. The snorkeling trips are not to be overlooked because they often allow you to see more fish than scuba diving.

Must visits in Phu Quoc

A Phu Quoc, it is nice to walk around on a scooter on dirt roads; go to meet the villagers and discover their lifestyles. You will not fail to go fishing with squid at dusk and visit a factory of Nuoc Nam. This famous fermented fish sauce is a must condiment in Asian cuisine, 8 million liters are produced each year on the island of Phu Quoc. This island is also famous for its pepper that you can buy on the night markets, including Duong Dong or on a plantation tour. Ideal for seasoning grilled meats, roasts, fish, vegetables or vegetable soups, a good gift idea to offer! Like pearls, grown in a few farms oysters, it is nice to visit. Attention buy your pearls only in these farms to avoid scams. More infos voyage vietnam about Vietnam

To sum up, the island of Phu Quoc is a paradise destination that is perfect for a relaxing stay after a tour in Vietnam. Direct flights from Saigon facilitate its access and participates in fact the increase in tourism. So to enjoy the natural beauty of this island yet, hurry up to book your trip ... You are now part of a small minority of travelers to know this secret destination!

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The best hotel in Phu Quoc is Chen Sea Resort

This is the most chic, the most charming Phu Quoc! It is a small hotel structure consists of 36 villas (which requires a reservation in advance) on the west coast of the island and only 7 km from the city center.

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