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Beach Season on Phu Quoc in Vietnam

Visit the beautiful Phu Quoc island with its white sandy beaches and dry weather

Best time: November–July

Beach Season on Phu Quoc
Beach Season on Phu Quoc
Beach Season on Phu Quoc

The island off the coast of Cambodia boasts best beaches in Vietnam and longer dry season than other south territories. Dive into clear blue waters and enjoy the sunny days! Moreover, you will see the Phu Quoc Ridgeback, a breed of dog originating from the island, everywhere you go.

Practical info

When is the best time to visit Phu Quoc island for beach activities?

During the dry season, from November to July, Phu Quoc island experiences less rainfall, making it ideal for beach activities such as sunbathing, swimming, and snorkeling. High temperatures ranging from 25-28°C make it an excellent time for outdoor exploration too. Show more

What are the must-visit beaches on Phu Quoc island, Vietnam?

Long Beach, Ong Lang Beach, Bai Sao Beach, and Bai Dai Beach are some of the gorgeous beaches worth visiting in Phu Quoc island. Long Beach is the most popular beach with a long coastline and conveniences such as bars, restaurants, and hotels. Head to Ong Lang Beach for a more tranquil setting, and to Bai Sao Beach for turquoise waters perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Show more

Where can I spot and learn more about the Phu Quoc Ridgeback dogs on the island?

The Phu Quoc Ridgeback dogs are ubiquitous on the island, and the breed is the only indigenous dog breed in Vietnam. Get more information on their ridges, personalities, and history at a dedicated museum on the island. The museum also houses paintings and sculptures showcasing the role of Ridgeback dogs and their owners in the island's culture. Show more

What water activities are popular among tourists on the island, besides swimming?

Snorkeling, kayaking, and diving are some of the popular water activities that tourists can engage in at Phu Quoc island. Snorkeling around An Thoi Islands is highly recommended. For divers, exploring coral atolls, underwater caves, and an old shipwreck is an adventure worth indulging in. Renting kayaks and paddleboards is a fun way to explore the shoreline or venture into small rocky caves. Show more

What are some unique attractions or local experiences to explore outside of the beaches on Phu Quoc island?

Phu Quoc Island presents a lot of unique attractions and local experiences beyond beaches. Take a ride on a cable car to Hon Thom Island for a panoramic view of the An Thoi archipelago. Experience the penal system used during the Vietnam War by visiting the Phu Quoc Prison Museum. Nature lovers can try hiking and trekking at Phu Quoc National Park. Also, try out some local street food, including the famous Fish Sauce, a must-try for every visitor. Show more

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