Phu Quoc Island has truly taken off as a preferred holiday destination in Asia.


  • JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort and Spa has recently opened its doors to the public

    JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort and Spa has recently opened its doors to the public

    JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort and Spa has recently opened its doors to the public, making it the first international luxury hotel brand on Kien Giang province’s Phu Quoc Island. As the latest resort designed by Bill Bensley, it offers a selection of 243 lavish rooms, suites, apartments and villas. At a 54 square metre minimum, the resort’s guestrooms provide generous space for indulgence. The design narrative is based on a mythical academy of learning, with each building on the premises modelled after an academic department. The emerald colour of the ocean paints a perfect backdrop to the palate on which the architecture thrives. The resort features three restaurants and contemporary bars. The Tempus Fugit (meaning ‘Time Flies’ in English) offers authentic Vietnamese cuisine, contemporary Japanese dishes, and classic French delights. The Red Rum is the beachside seafood grill, while The Pink Pearl serves exquisite Cantonese cuisine in a splendid beachfront mansion. And the Chemistry Bar offers delicious elixirs while guests admire beautiful Emerald Bay. Opening rates start from VND9,000,000 ($400) including breakfast for two and a daily VND1,100,000 ($50) resort credit. Visit: www.marriott.com

  • Phu Quoc's primeval golf course

    Phu Quoc's primeval golf course

    Not many golf courses are able to provide a feeling of being so close to the nature as Vinpearl Golf Club Phu Quoc.


  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast

    Tourism development on Phu Quoc island may well destroy what it is that tourists wish to see.




    One of Phu Quoc Island’s newest resorts, Sol Beach House Phu Quoc offers guests everything expected of a quality beachside destination.


  • Rich in diversity

    Rich in diversity

    Culture, people and livelihoods can vary considerably from one part of the Mekong Delta to the other.




    Leaving the hustle and bustle of Hanoi on a drizzly day in April, we - a gang of five girls - headed to Phu Quoc Island for a joyful vacation.


  • Mercure Phu Quoc Resort & Villas opened

    Mercure Phu Quoc Resort & Villas opened

    Mercure Phu Quoc Resort & Villas has just opened, featuring 72 villas with private terraces, offering both privacy and accessibility on Vietnam’s increasingly sought-after island destination. It sits on Truong Beach and is just five minutes from Phu Quoc International Airport. Its luxurious beachfront Executive Pool Villas are built with private swimming pools with underwater lounge chairs, bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs, and separate living rooms. The Little restaurant overlooks the ocean and offers both local and international cuisine, while the Blue Bar offers beautiful beach views and a variety of cocktails and light snacks served poolside. Facilities such as the outdoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi, 24-hour Fitness Centre, Pure Spa and complementary kayaking, tennis, football and beach volleyball provide plenty of options for leisure activities. Rates start from $106/ room/ night.

    Contact: info@mercurephuquoc.vn.

  • Foreign tourists may get tax refunds at Phu Quoc

    Foreign tourists may get tax refunds at Phu Quoc

    The government plans to make value-added tax refunds available at Phu Quoc Airport for tourists, a move aimed at boosting tourism on the island, Vietnam’s largest, which has not been well-connected to many international air routes. Visitors have to submit a tax refund application and have their listed products checked to obtain the refunds, which apply to new goods worth a minimum of VND2 million ($94). Value-added tax refunds are now paid to foreign tourists at four international airports, in HCMC, Hanoi, Danang, and Cam Ranh near Nha Trang, and seaports in HCMC, Danang, and Nha Trang. Phu Quoc Airport welcomed its first international service a year ago, when a Vietnamese tourism company arranged charter flights from Russia.

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