Top 5 Instagrammable spots in Phu Quoc

Island off of Phu Quoc by mathiasfrielingsdorf

Have you ever heard of Phu Quoc, Vietnam? No? Well the photo spots below will have you looking it up in no time (in fact, we may have lost you – you may already be scrolling!). If you’re looking for that tropical paradise of a destination, read on to find out why this is it and get inspired by some of the island’s most Insta worthy spots.

Bai Dai Beach: For unspoiled nature

Phu Quoc is known for its white-sand beaches. Bai Dai is one of them and was named by CNN as one of Asia’s top 20 beaches. Located a short walk from the Radisson Blu Resort, Phu Quoc, it stretches over 15km length, extending from Cua Can to Ganh Dau cape. It’s one of the island’s ecotourism sites and sees few visitors, which means it’s very clean and can even feel a bit private. Insider’s tip: Have a nap in one of the abundant hammocks.

Bai Dai Beach Phu Quoc

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Ham Ninh Fishing village: For a glimpse at local life

Ham Ninh Fishing Village is located in the foot of Ham Ninh Mountain, about 20 km from the centre of Duong Dong Town (the island’s main town and fishing port on the central west coast). It’s a perfect choice for a day trip. The locals here live mainly of fishing and pearl diving and still live traditional lifestyles. Make sure to try some seafood from one of the floating restaurants and finish the day with sunset views of the colorful fishing boats and the Ham Ninh Mountain range as a backdrop.

Ham Ninh Fishing village

Photo: Quan Nguyen and Mina Lam

Thom Island: For bird’s eye views

Just south of the main island lies Phu Quoc’s second largest island, Hon Thom Island, also known as pineapple island. It’s home to the world’s longest oversea cable car, which you catch from Phu Quoc. Perfect for capturing the wonders of the island from above!

Thom Island Phu Quoc

Photo: Quan Nguyen and Mina Lam

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The Night Market: For a sensory experience

Dinh Cau Night Market, often referred to simply as the ‘Phu Quoc Night Market’ is located in the center of Duong Dong Town and is one of the island’s top attractions. Famous for its fresh seafood and other local specialties such as Phu Quoc fish sauce or Sim wine, this is where you’ll get the most complete and diverse taste for local Vietnamese cuisine – straight from the source. Dishes are cooked on site, and there are more than 100 stalls. Have your camera ready to capture the colorful tables and perhaps snap some photos of fish you’ve never seen before. Tip: the buzz of the market is best captured at night, so make sure to stay after sun set!

Phu Quoc night market

Photo: Quan Nguyen and Mina Lam

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Ho Quoc Pagoda: For the best sunrise spot

Part Buddhist temple, part monastery, and part eco-tourism site, Ho Quoc Pogoda is perched at the base of a lush mountainous area facing the sea. It’s relatively new, inaugurated in 2012, but that doesn’t make it any less impressive. Try to arrive at 5:30am and watch the sun rise from behind mainland Vietnam. The photo will be more than worth the early wake-up call!

Ho Quoc Pagoda Buddhist Temple Phu Quoc

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Where to stay in Phu Quoc

After all that sightseeing, you’ll want a luscious place to retreat to. The Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc is perfectly located for exploring all the top photo spots, and the hotel’s scheduled shuttle bus can take you directly to and from Duong Dong Town daily. And for days where you’d rather simply relax in the sun? The photo below should suffice to convince you’d be more than comfortable pool-side! Tip: For the ultimate holiday, book one of 10 beachfront villas, which offer a private swimming pool and your choice of two, three or six bedrooms. A perfect choice for families.

Swimming pool at Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc by mathiasfrielingsdorf

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