The island of Phu Quoc has undergone significant transformations over the past decade, and these changes are expected to continue in the near future. Visitors to the area can expect to find hidden beaches accessible by dirt tracks, a warm and friendly community, a wide range of delicious food options, as well as local bars, cafes, street food stalls, and restaurants, as noted by William Leigh in The Week.

According to the travel guide on the website, beaches are a prominent feature of Phu Quoc. Long Beach, known locally as Duong Duong, is the main attraction and is home to numerous beach clubs, restaurants, shops, and bars. Despite its vibrant atmosphere, the beach area offers ample space for relaxation.

The article also highlights the diverse dining scene on Phu Quoc island. Eating out is an integral part of the local culture, ranging from street food stalls with plastic stools to modern interpretations of classic dishes and upscale seafood restaurants. Visitors are spoiled for choice when it comes to dining options.

Some must-try dishes on the island, available throughout various establishments, include the Phu Quoc-style herring salad with onions, garlic, chilli, and coconut; bún kèn (ken noodles) with herbs, pounded fish, shredded green papaya, and cucumber in a coconut and lemongrass broth; and grilled sea urchins with spring onions and peanuts.

In addition to its culinary delights, Phu Quoc offers a wide range of activities and attractions. Travelers can engage in various water sports and diving, with the core diving season running from October to May. The island also features waterfalls for hiking, fishing trips, temples, pagodas, and the world’s longest cable car, which leads to the nearby small island of Hon Thom, known as the Vietnamese Disneyland.

The Week also recommends several hotels for travelers, including Regent Phu Quoc, La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc, and JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa.

When it comes to reaching Phu Quoc, most people choose to fly into the island’s international airport, which offers cheap and quick flights from major Vietnamese cities. Getting around the island is convenient, with affordable GrabTaxis readily available.