Rising from the southern tip of Vietnam and stranded just off the southern coast of Cambodia in the Gulf of Thailand, Phu Quoc is classed as a district of Kien Giang Province.
The island is famous through out Vietnam for its black pepper and fish sauce but it changing rapidly for its lush forests and fine beaches. The island's only settlement of many size is Duong Dong in the west coast. The unspoilt beaches circle the island lined with coconut trees and white sand.
The more appealing east coast is largely undeveloped and best during dry season from November to April. The best beach is Bai Kem "ice cream beach" with its white soft sand. The next beach along, Bai Sao is a stretch of long sweeping sand. Vong Beach is another good spot further up the east coast. A boat can be hired to An Thoi island for swimming and snorkelling in crystal clear water over lovely corals