Travel to Phu Quy – Phu Quy Island truly embodies a raw, natural beauty due to its untouched, unspoiled state. With minimal human intervention, the island has maintained its pristine charm. For those planning to visit Phu Quy Island, here are some important travel tips:

1. About Phu Quy Island

Phu Quy Island has long been known to travel enthusiasts for its rugged natural scenery and unique attractions. A visit to Phu Quy Island will leave you with a sense of tranquility as you take in the white clouds, emerald blue sea, and golden sunshine that make every corner of the island breathtakingly beautiful. This is a great place to take stunning photos and enjoy the serene environment.

about phu quy island

2. When is the best time to visit Phu Quy Island?

For sea and island tourism, it’s best to choose the dry season to ensure optimal safety and ease of movement. Based on travel experience, the best time to visit Phu Quy Island is from December to June, especially during the sunny months of April, May, and June. During this period, the sea is calm, the sunshine is golden, and you won’t feel seasick. The favorable weather conditions allow you to fully enjoy the beauty of this “gem” island and explore all the underwater services available.

Discovering the Untouched Beauty of Phu Quy Island: A Perfect Destination for Nature Lovers

3. How to travel to Phu Quy Island?

  • Means of transportation to Phu Quy Island

From Ho Chi Minh City: Take a train or a bus to Phan Thiet.

Phu Quy Island is located in Phan Thiet (Binh Thuan), less than 200km away from Ho Chi Minh City, so the most convenient and fastest means of transportation is by train or bus.

From Hanoi: Fly to Ho Chi Minh City or Cam Ranh and take a bus to Phan Thiet.

If you are traveling to Phu Quy Island from Hanoi, book a flight to Tan Son Nhat Airport or Nha Trang Airport – two airports nearest to Phan Thiet City.

Arrive at Phan Thiet Port and take a boat to Phu Quy Island.

The last leg of the journey to set foot on the paradise of Phu Quy Island is a 2.5-hour long boat ride on the sea. The boats to Phu Quy Island depart daily, but the departure time may be slightly affected by the weather.

  • Means of transportation on Phu Quy Island

The most convenient means of transportation to explore this beautiful island is by motorbike, as the island’s area is relatively small, less than 18km2, and the traffic is extremely convenient. You can rent a motorbike by contacting the owners of the guesthouses or homestays where you stay without complicated procedures.

The rental price for a motorbike ranges from 100,000 to 150,000 VND/bike/day, depending on the type.

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4. Beautiful places in Phu Quy Island

Bai Nho – Ganh Hang

Bai Nho is a crescent-shaped beach with natural blue water, nestled in the embrace of the mountain. Ganh Hang, about 650m away from Bai Nho, is a vertical cliff close to the sea. The cliffs and the sea create a natural infinity pool and a unique “Sung Suong” water crevice.

Phu Quy Lighthouse

Phu Quy Lighthouse is located at an altitude of 108m on Forbidden Mountain and was put into operation in 1994. It serves to guide ships operating in the Phan Thiet sea area and is one of the landmarks that affirm the importance of protecting Vietnam’s sea sovereignty.

Princess Ban Tranh Temple

The Princess Ban Tranh Temple was ranked as a national relic in 2015. The temple, built by the Champa people, dates back to the late 15th century. According to historical records, the princess was originally from Chiem Thanh, but refused to marry her father, the king, and was exiled on a drifting boat. When the boat drifted to Phu Quy Island, she decided to settle down and establish her career.

Thay Sai Nai Temple

According to legend, Thay Sai Nai was a Chinese businessman who could cure illnesses with traditional medicine. During a trip to Vietnam, his boat was stranded on Phu Quy Island due to a storm. He was fascinated by the island’s beauty and decided to settle there. After he passed away, the locals buried him and built a tomb in 1665.

Linh Quang Pagoda

Linh Quang Pagoda is the first pagoda on Phu Quy Island. The artistic architecture of the pagoda is situated in the middle of the sea. Linh Quang Pagoda has become an attractive tourist destination when visiting Phu Quy Island. The pagoda’s tower has 9 floors, over 27m high, and each floor is used to worship a Buddha statue or local people on the island. It is also known as the “Linh Quang Pagoda Tower.” Especially, when standing on the highest floor of the tower, you can enjoy a panoramic view of Phu Quy Island.

Phu Quy Island Flagpole

Phu Quy Island Flagpole was inaugurated in June 2015 at the foot of Banana Hill, below Ganh Hang Beach. The flagpole is 22.6m high, made of reinforced concrete, and facing the sea. The national flag has a size of 4m x 6m, made of high-durability fabric, suitable for the windy coastal area.

Phu Quy Island Flagpole

Triều Dương Bay

This place attracts tourists to visit with a combination of white sandy beaches and blue sea water. The bay is situated in the northeast of the island with an area of about 1 km2. The bay is a great place to watch the sunrise and sunset, and it is also home to various species of marine creatures.

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5. What to eat in Phu Quy?

Fresh seafood is a must-try when visiting the island. The seafood here is diverse, from king crabs to moon crabs, pufferfish, red mullet, different kinds of shellfish, shrimp, and octopus, all of which are very fresh and delicious. You can visit any seafood restaurant on the island to taste the local seafood or go to the port and select the fish, squid, or shrimp that you like, then ask the locals to cook them for you. This is both cheap and delicious.

If you are not a big fan of seafood, you can try the famous Phu Quy beef noodle soup at Thuan Phat restaurant on Vo Van Kiet street. This dish has a strong Hue flavor and is loved by many locals and tourists.

Another dish worth trying is “rau cau chan vit” or “live seaweed” which is a nutritious food that is good for your health and has a cooling effect on the body. If you visit the island on hot summer days and want to find a refreshing dish, this is a good choice.

For those who love hotpot and grilled dishes, you should not miss the seafood hotpot and grilled dishes here. The hotpot is cooked directly with a variety of seafood, making the broth sweet and refreshing. You can try this dish at Long Vi restaurant for an authentic taste.

Fresh seafood

6. Where to stay in Phu Quy?

Due to its pristine and undeveloped nature, there are no hotels or resorts on Phu Quy Island, only guesthouses and homestays. Guesthouses are considered a more suitable option as they are both economical and provide all necessary amenities for a trip. You can consider some of the following guesthouses:

  • An Phu Guesthouse: 74-76 Nguyen Tri Phuong, Ngu Phung Commune, Phu Quy District, Binh Thuan Province.
  • Truong Huy Guesthouse: 354 Vo Van Kiet, Tam Thanh Commune, Phu Quy District, Binh Thuan Province.
  • Nam An Guesthouse: Lot 3, KDC town, Tam Thanh Commune, Phu Quy District, Binh Thuan Province.
  • Hien Duoc Guesthouse: 208-262-264 Vo Van Kiet, Tam Thanh Commune, Phu Quy District, Binh Thuan Province.
  • Chan Guesthouse: Tran Hung Dao Street, My Khe Hamlet, Tam Thanh Commune, Phu Quy District, Binh Thuan Province.
  • In addition to guesthouses, homestays are also a form of accommodation on Phu Quy Island, offering affordable and convenient stays. Currently, there are several homestays operating well on the island, such as:
  • Khoi May Homestay: Nguyen Thong Street, Ngu Phung Commune, Phu Quy District, Binh Thuan Province.
  • Co Sang Homestay: Alley 22 Hung Vuong Street, Ngu Phung Commune, Phu Quy District, Binh Thuan Province.
  • Linh Ca Homestay: Ngu Phung Commune, Phu Quy District, Binh Thuan Province.

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