Guests traveling to Ho Chi Minh City who want to stay in one of the best hotels around can stay at the Caravelle Hotel. It offers all the traditional characteristics of Vietnam.
Situated in the Gulf of Thailand, Phu Quoc Island is located 62 nautical miles southwest of Rach Gia, at the southern region of Vietnam. Around the same size as Singapore, the island is recognized as a National Park and several of the 99 hills are covered in lush vegetation, which create an ideal habitat for indigenous animals.
Phu Quoc is a disputed territory because Cambodia is also claiming a historical right to the island it is understandable because the island is only 5 miles off the coast of Kep, Cambodia. The major local industries include pepper and fish sauce production aside from tourism.
The main attraction of the island is its beaches. Despite a surge in commercialization, the island is still relatively untouched and undeveloped, guaranteeing plenty of open space for visitors (although the planned airport construction will have an effect on this).
Having the opportunity to visit the island since the late 90s, we enjoyed its scrumptious seafood, quiet beaches, and laid back vibe. You can drive for several kilometers and only run into a few fishing villages. The island is now being commercialized as quite a few world class resorts are mushrooming, while the local government has installed infrastructure to make some of the island’s attractions such as the Cua Can River and snorkeling areas accessible to tourists.
The island experiences two seasons; dry season (November to July) and rainy season (late July to late October). Year-round visits to Phu Quoc are possible but the best time to visit is in dry season.