Phu Quoc is Vietnam’s biggest island and also the most southern part of Vietnam. Getting there is really easy: there are several flights from Ho Chi Minh City every day, and if you book early and not during the high season, the tickets are also cheap. You can also take a ferry, but I strongly advice against it unless you are at the mainland ferry terminal for some other reasons as getting to the ferry from Ho Chi Minh City takes ages. For more detailed info on how to get to Phu Quoc, check here.
Phu Quoc is a paradise island which is developing all the time. It has numerous amazing beaches with crystal clear waters and white sands. Unfortunately in recent years some of the beaches have started to suffer from garbage coming from the sea, which has been an annoyance to many travelers. We did not experience this on our trip, but it may be partially also because the situation may vary depending on the season, the beaches, and where the currents are coming from.
Compared to the rest of Vietnam, Phu Quoc is more expensive, but still for someone spending most of her time in Finland and Hong Kong, it was very affordable. Especially the prices for hotels get expensive on high season which starts in December after the rainy season is over.
Our holiday in Phu Quoc was just 5 days and focused on relaxation, but if you enjoy beach life, you could easily spend more time there exploring the numerous beaches and little towns in different parts of the island.