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The most suitable time to visit Phu Quoc Island

The most suitable time to visit Phu Quoc Island
UPDATED: 14 Jan 2019 721 Views

If you’re planning your upcoming holiday in Phu Quoc and wondering when is the most suitable time to travel there, take your time to see our article below!

Phu Quoc - an emerald island with 60 kilometers of land located from the north to the south of Kien Giang province has long been an ideal tourist destination for both domestic and foreign visitors to Vietnam. The terrain is wide and the natural landscape is plentiful so Phu Quoc is always crowded with tourists to visit all year round. Through the article, you will have a clearer understanding about the time for the most perfect experience in Phu Quoc island.

Phu Quoc’s geographical location

Phu Quoc is an island separated from the mainland and also the largest island in Vietnam with an area of up to 574 square kilometers. The island also belongs to the Gulf of Thailand. It is located quite close to Cambodia which is just 14 nautical miles from the coast of Kampot province. From Vietnam, the island is 65 nautical miles (about 120 kilometers) from Rach Gia town (Kien Giang province) and 25 nautical miles (about 45 kilometers) from Ha Tien town (Kien Giang province).

Weather in Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc is an island with the tropical monsoon climate located in the Gulf of Thailand and southwest of Vietnam. Therefore, it is basically influenced by the south monsoon that there is the heavy rainfall with the heavy southeast wind. The climate of Phu Quoc is generally cool but it is still divided into two distinct seasons: the dry season and rainy season. The dry season lasts from October to March of the next year, affected by the northeast monsoon. The rainy season includes the remaining time when Phu Quoc island turns into a gateway to welcome the West and Southwest winds with a considerable amount of rainfall.

The beautiful beach in Phu Quoc

The beautiful beach in Phu Quoc

When to visit

Dry season - the most ideal time in Phu Quoc

Travelers can reach here all year round. However, if you want to avoid the rain and billowy waves, you’d better come here in the dry season when is the best time to visit Phu Quoc island. The best weather when to visit Phu Quoc island is from November to March. This time also coincides with the Christmas, New Year festival, and spring holidays so the island is expected to be very crowded. The average temperature is 30 degrees Celsius with a clear blue sky and calm water. The humidity is also lower than in other months. During this time, all travel companies are working at their full capacity to serve tourists going to the island.

During the peak season when is the best time to visit Phu Quoc island, visitors may need to book a room in the hotel or resort in advance. Also, the plane ticket is also more expensive. Hence, it is more suitable for those who want to stay and relax in the high-end resorts and hotels than the natural explorers.

Changing the time of seasons - the cheapest time for travelers

For travelers who prefer the quiet and relaxed space, the changing time of seasons is very ideal with the sunny weather when to visit Phu Quoc island. Furthermore, the hotels and resorts do not cost as much as the price in the peak season. Tourists should come here in April, May, June, or October. While in April and May, the temperature and humidity on the island are quite high which are considered to be the hottest time in the year, October has at least one rain a day.

Sunset in Phu Quoc

Sunset in Phu Quoc

Top attractions in Phu Quoc

Diving to see coral reefs

The marine ecosystems of the An Thoi archipelago in the south, Mong Tay island, Doi Moi island, and Thay Boi island in the north of Phu Quoc island are ideal places for visitors to explore the ocean world. Especially, the island has the most abundant population of coral reefs in Vietnam with 17 different scleractinia, alcyonacea coral, and sea anemone species.


The Phu Quoc island day tours will bring you to an island or coastline of many tasty species of fish. Especially, the fish caught will be served on board. There is a number of places that are favored by travelers such as Mui Ong Doi, Hon Ham, and Hon Thom island, etc.

Fishing squid at night

The night in Phu Quoc is time to experience the exciting activity of fishing the squids with the fishermen. The squids caught will be served on board so the freshness of the seafood will be ensured. Amidst the sea space, the night in Phu Quoc with the barbecue party will be more memorable.

Resort in Phu Quoc

Resort in Phu Quoc

Discovering the pristine Northern Phu Quoc island

The North of Phu Quoc island is a rich land with the pristine forest, abundant fauna and flora, and countless beautiful beaches hidden behind the forest. Coming to the Northern Phu Quoc island is reaching to the wild nature.

Being a beautiful island with pleasant weather in most time of the year, Phu Quoc is truly a paradise for Vietnam, is the pride of the country to the world. If you need more information about a Phu Quoc tour, feel free to contact us and don’t forget to like, share with your friends. Thank you!

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