Visitors can also sample authentic Vietnamese dishes and fresh seafood at affordable prices as well as stock up on locally resourced products such as prepacked mushrooms, fish sauce, pepper and cashew nuts. Read on for our guide on where to shop and what to buy on Phu Quoc Island.
Is it worth going to Phu Quoc Island?
Some argue that Phu Quoc is too touristy and too built up. But others believe that despite the development on the island, Phu Quoc is absolutely worth a visit.
How much does it cost to go to Phu Quoc?
The average price of a 7-day trip to Phu Quoc is $1,459 for a solo traveler, $2,620 for a couple, and $4,912 for a family of 4. Phu Quoc hotels range from $20 to $214 per night with an average of $40, while most vacation rentals will cost $90 to $720 per night for the entire home.
How many days in Phu Quoc is enough?
If you’re short on time and budget, you should still spend at least 2-3 days in Phu Quoc if you truly want to enjoy everything on the island. A one-day trip to the Southern part and another short trip to the North is enough to get the whole island covered.
Is Phu Quoc safe?
The crime rate is very low in Phu Quoc, a generally safe island for tourists and locals alike. Still, crimes of opportunity typically increase with tourism, so tourists should never leave valuables unattended. The local currency is the Vietnamese Dong and the exchange rate is typically around 22,000 VND to $1 USD.
How do you get around Phu Quoc?
For getting around on Phu Quoc Island, you have several possibilities. You can go by taxi, bus, boat, bicycle or motorbike. Renting a motorbike may be your best option for traversing the island’s roads.
Is grab in Phu Quoc?
No GRAB service in Phu Quoc. Install MaiLinh App on your smart phone and you can fetch a taxi anywhere you are.
How do you get from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc Island?
You can reach the island by Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc bus with a change to a ferry (by boat is also a popular travel option in Vietnam). The bus ticket can be bought at Mien Tay Bus Station in Ho Chi Minh. The bus will take you to the destination, the city of Rach Gia, in 6 hours, and this will cost $7.