Nicknamed Emerald Island and filled with mountains, Phu Quoc forms part of the Vietnamese province of Kien Giang. Phu Quoc is the largest island in Vietnam and in the Gulf of Thailand. The Sheraton Phu Quoc Resort is located on the western coast of Phu Quoc, along the picturesque palm-fringed Long Beach. Duong Dong, the island’s main town, is just a few minutes’ drive from our resort. Phu Quoc International Airport (PQC) can be reached by car in 10 minutes.

Soak up some sun, swim in the crystal-blue sea, stroll along secluded white-sand beaches, and witness dynamic sunsets. Join a fun beach volleyball game. Participate in myriad watersports, including snorkeling, diving, and kayaking. Or spend a relaxing day on a boat exploring a few nearby islands.

Embrace unexpected landscapes comprising forests, mangroves, and wetlands at Phu Quoc National Park. Take a refreshing dip in one of the bathing pools at Suoi Da Ban (Stony Surface Spring), a whitewater creek with large granite boulders. Trek through the lush jungle, hike up one of the mountains, explore the island on a motorbike or bicycle, and go bouldering or birdwatching. Take a cultural tour to visit Phu Quoc’s historical sites. Set along the Duong Dong River, Dinh Cua Rock (Cua Temple) has a Buddhist temple and a lighthouse that was built in 1937. Situated near An Thoi Town, the Coconut Tree Prison (Nha Lao Cay Dua Prison) and the War Memorial Monument are also interesting.

Wander around the colorful markets to see how locals dry their squid and anchovies. Shop for pearls, flavorful local black pepper, and traditional handicrafts. For an enlightening experience, visit one of dozens of fish sauce factories. Also known as nuoc mam, this salty dipping sauce is famous worldwide. After a day of fun activities, recharge with some tasty fresh seafood and delicious Vietnamese cuisine.