Phu Quoc Images Gallery 15 images Created 17 Mar 2009
Phu Quoc Island may have been overlooked by the producers of "The Beach" but not by devoted beach bums. A string of beach resorts with no street vendors? No souvenir sellers? Such beaches still exists on Vietnam's Phu Quoc Island. Development on the island is just starting to take off, with the island's 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. So far. 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, Vietnam Airlines flies five times a day for 35$ one-way for the 50 minute flight from Saigon. High-speed ferries are also available from the mainland, taking only 2 1/2 hours.