Phu Quoc Images 15 images Created 17 Mar 2009
Phu Quoc Island was once considered to be the "Phuket of Vietnam" but development has been stymied and that is a good thing. The island can boast many clean beaches easily outdoing anything that Phuket or Bali has to offer. With year-round sunshine and an average temperature of 87 degrees, some would call Phu Quoc "paradise" especially when you add in all the fresh seafood cooked Vietnamese style. The island is shared by fishermen, backpackers and weekenders from Saigon. In the past, Phu Quoc was only for the adventurous, taking battered ferries from the mainland after a hell ride on a local bus from Saigon. Today high speed ferries and airline flights get visitors there in a fraction of the time.