Located in the South of Vietnam, Phu Quoc is a very famous tourist attraction of Vietnam, which includes the island proper and 21 smaller islets. It is a part of Kien Giang Province, Vietnam. The island has a total area of 574 square kilometres (222 square miles) and a permanent population of approximately 103,000. Duong Dong Town, is located on the west coast, and is also the administrative and largest town on the island. The other township is An Thoi in the southern tip of the island.
The island is well preserved with natural beaches and beautiful landscapes and traditional villages will give visitors an enjoyable experience.
The island's economy is centered on fishing, agriculture and a fast-growing tourism sector. With tourist boom in decades, Phu Quoc has achieved fast ecomomic growth. Many infrastructure projects has been carried out including a lot of five-star hotels and resorts.
By 2017, Vietnam's Government already set up a Special Administrative Region which covers Phu Quoc Island and peripheral islets and so far upgrades it to a provincial city with special administration. You will not be able to apply for a Vietnam visa if travelling to Phu Quoc only.
Weather & Climate:
Phu Quoc has a tropical climate, specifically a tropical wet and dry climate, with an average humidity of 81%. The average temperature is 25.9°C (78.6°F), with little variation throughout the year. The year is divided into two distinct seasons:
- The rainy season usually begins in September and ends in late March;
- The dry season lasts from April through August.
How to get there?
Phu Quoc International Airport (Airport code: PQC) is the hub connecting Phú Quốc with mainland Vietnam and other international destinations. There are international direct flights from Bangkok, Singapore and China. Kindly check daily flight schedule to and from Phu Quoc at http://www.phuquocairport.vn/
The meeting's venue (Vinpearl Resort Phu Quoc) is just 25 minutes drive from Phu Quoc International Airport.
Phu Quoc Town has good traffic infrastructure in Vietnam where you can find a wide range of transports to travel around by air, water, coach bus, taxi, or “xe om” (motorbike-taxi). The cyclos (three-wheel bicycle taxi) is not so popular like other cities. Metro system is not available. Recommended transports in the down town for tourists and from the Phu Quoc Airport to your hotels are taxi. Besides, the interesting bicycle may be the best choice for the short-time city tours at the sunset or sunrise when the city’s tropical temperature is lowest.