Culture

Vietnam is known as the land of smiles and Phu Quoc is no exception. Everywhere you go, you will be welcomed by smiles and kind help from the locals whether you know Vietnamese or not. Although tourism is transforming the island district from its war torn past, Phu Quoc is now and will continues to be linked to the fishing industry and this is reflected in the islands vibrant culture. To absorb some of Phu Quoc’s diverse culture, head over to the coastal fishing communities, places of worship, and the wet markets found throughout the island archipelago. Here are some cultural activities you can experience while on Phu Quoc:

Nature

Nature takes priority on Phu Quoc where 50% of the island is classified as protected national park. The forested areas are also a UNESCO biosphere reserve. How will you be one with nature while visiting Phu Quoc?

Nightlife

For the most part the Phu Quoc nightlife scene is relatively quiet compared to other tropical island destinations such as Phuket, Bali, or Boracay. This island caters to more of a mature crowd with a preference for families, groups, and couples – think Maldives or Fiji. With that being said, on Phu Quoc you will find a lot more upscale lounges, some of which are next to the beach and some perched on top of a hill. That’s not to say that there aren’t any dance clubs on Phu Quoc, it’s just that the party options are very limited and the environment is more intimate.

However when Phu Quoc does decide on throwing a party, it goes all out – international DJ’s, premium beach front locales, and beautiful people from all over the world. Every year Phu Quoc hosts a 2 week long music festival attracting a large international crowd – one of Asia’s largest musical festival and a traditional that began in 2017.

The bar scene on the island is quite exciting and diverse catering to all demographics –  from backpackers to sommelier. Mostly concentrated in the Bai Truong area, the bars on the island are plentiful so if your time is limited and yo are looking for a great place to have a drink and meet other people, then be sure to read our Phu Quoc Pub Crawl Guide, the definitive guide on where to drink and bar hop on Phu Quoc. From beach bard to hole-in-the-wall types, everything can be had on Phu Quoc Island. Bear lovers should definitely check out some of the islands microbreweries and sample some of the freshest beer produced on this side of the planet.