Bãi Sao (Star Beach)
Unlike other beaches where the waves hit the shore with great vigor, Bãi Sao appeals to those who seek for the sacred serenity. The water level is pretty low, which is why you can go a longer distance from land and enjoy your swim without worries for a sudden tidal wave or drowning hazards. One of the most scenic beaches in Phu Quoc, Gành Dầu is where you can simultaneously enjoy the beauty of the ocean and the enormous mountains. You can book most luxury hotels in Phu Quoc here with the best price guarantee. Moreover, the place is renowned for copious seafood dishes that are sold for affordable prices. Most importantly, Gành Dầu has the most striking sunset that glorifies 500 miles of arc beach and exotic islands that can be seen at the horizon.
Khu Tượng Pepper Garden
Phu Quoc is home to the best pepper products in Vietnam. An excursion to the most important pepper plantation of Khu Tượng, thus, is enriching in a sense that you can see for yourself the successful cultivation techniques and have a taste of the flavorful peppers that are picked fresh from the trees. Another destination for those who are inquisitive about the locals’ agriculture culture is Sim Grape Garden. Like their counterparts in Italy and France, Sim Grape Garden is vast in size and colored with the inviting purple of the new and juicy grapes. Visitors are encouraged to take part in picking the fruit and try the newly fermented grape wine. These two contrasting sites will take you on a roller coaster of emotions. For those who prefer a relaxing session in the humming sounds of running water, the former will surely capture your heart, as the Flat Rock Spring, beside its signature flat rocks, is known for the serenity it offers. Pointy Rock Spring, on the contrary, promises an exciting and invigorating adventure. With seven different waterfalls and diverse jungle landscapes, this is an ideal place for sports activities such as hiking and swimming. When the night falls, the market life rolls into action. Here in the most popular night market in Phu Quoc, you can purchase the best seafood for negotiable prices or order hotly cooked dishes to your accommodation hotels. Closely related to the historical escape of Emperor Gia Long, the Magic Well’s origin is explained by his mythical encounter with divine creatures. When Gia Long and his people, on their way to escape the fate of an overthrown royalty, stopped by Phu Quoc in the grip of thirst for water. In desperation, Gia Long pointed his sword to the rock and a stream of fresh water spurted out, forming a fresh water pond in the middle of the ocean. As the crack is still visible on the rock, the story prevails as believable and as proof of his supernatural power. Travelers do not need to have Vietnam visa to enter Phu Quoc island.
There are indispensable things that one has to bring whenever travelling to remote areas such as specialized clothes and shoes, personal stuff, map, contact information and medical bags. However, a motorbike trip requires more than that. One will have to be well-prepared with a protective helmet and a motorcycle repair tool kit, and of course, certain skills of mending engine. An extra spark-plug and motorbike’s key are always in need. Remember to maintain the whole motorbike before setting off, change the oil and check its tyres, brakes, mirrors, horn and light. Fill up your motorbike with gasoline and know the location of gasoline station!
Other things to remember
• Do not ride when you feel tired or sleepy.
• Do not ride after drinking alcohol.
• Avoid riding too fast or stop without noticing.
• Observe carefully and pay attention to road signs.
• Bring your identity paper and driving license because there will be police checking along the road (however, they will not be very strict to foreigners)
• Be extremely careful when crossing the stream; be sure about the depth of the water to have the best arrangement.
• Respect the ethnic minority people and their distinctive culture.
• Protect the environment and always remember: Safe is of primary important.