A trip to a tropical island like Phu Quoc might conjure up images of lying under the sun drinking a coconut, having a massage in a hut or enjoying a sunset dinner on the beach. Inviting as it may seem, not everyone is into this kind of romance. If your idea of a couple’s getaway is more about intrepid exploration, helloVietnam tour operator thinks that Phu Quoc is the place to go. Add these 5 must-do activities in Phu Quoc to your itinerary get the most out of your trip to this beautiful island.
Phu Quoc coral reef (Source: Internet)
Search for marine life
Colorful schools of fish wander around searching for food (Source: Internet)
Jump out of your comfort zone by embarking on a trip to the ocean to experience nature in its most pristine state.
An Thoi Archipelago in Phu Quoc is home to an amazing array of marine life. The calm and crystal clear water provides an excellent playground for both professional and beginner snorkelers and scuba-divers. The coral reefs here grow close to the water’s surface so you don’t have to be an experienced diver to be able to see them. However, to make the most out of your diving experience, dive a little deeper where the colorful schools of fish wander around searching for food.
Explore Phu Quoc National Park
Phu Quoc National Park (Source: Internet)
Phu Quoc sports another attraction that is a paradise for hikers. With acres of mangrove forest and wetland, Phu Quoc National Park is home to a variety of wildlife and a large number of rare species listed in the Vietnam Red Book. Phu Quoc National Park provides trails that suit different levels of hikers, some of them are:
Ganh Dau trail: the shortest and easiest trail off Suoi Cai road. This trail is for casual hikers looking for a break from the midday heat of the tropical island.
Phu Quoc National Park trail: this is a narrow single track near Bai Thom. It is also suitable for couples who are into a casual nature walk.
Rach Tram trail: Rach Tram is located north of Bai Thom. Navigating through the trail is quite easy and is a great way to bring you up close and personal with the surrounding nature.
Go kayaking in Phu Quoc (Source: Internet)
Kayaking as a couple is a fun and low-stress way to learn to work together. Paddling a tandem kayak requires a high degree of cooperation and effective communication in order to move forward. With calm, sheltered waters and temperate weather, Phu Quoc can cater to those who seek both exploration and exercise. There are some beaches on the island that tourists rarely venture to since they are reachable only by boat. Kayaking to these beaches is a real treasure-hunt as the reward is a sundown cocktail on a secluded beach just for two. For a more casual trip, opt for the wide Long beach with little traffic.
Go deep-sea fishing
A new catch (Source: Internet)
Fishing may not be an activity for everyone but even if only one of you is a fan of it, taking your significant other on this kind of trip is an excellent way to relax and enjoy the day.
Part of the allure of going deep sea fishing is that you never know what might come up at the other end of the line. It might be a marlin, a king fish, a tuna or a snapper. Whatever your catch is, you have your partner there to share the bounty.
Find your own beach on a motorbike
There are few places in the world where you and your partner can wander around in search of a secret beach that most travelers don’t know about. Phu Quoc is one of them. Away from the tourist zones, there are some deserted beaches lurking in the northern part of the island waiting to be discovered. So pack your lunch and towel and hit the road to see where the journey will take the two of you.
Sample some exotic fruits
The controversial durian (Source: Internet)
Vietnam is home to several strange looking fruits so why not take advantage of your stay in Phu Quoc to sample some of them? Keep an eye out for the fruit that has been banned on public transportation due to its pungent smell: Durian- people are either addicted to it or loathe it, there is no middle ground. Tasting this controversial fruit can be a real challenge for a couple to overcome together. Find out if you and your partner are fans of this bizarre fruit. The best-case scenario is both of you love or hate it, and the worst is one of you cannot resist it while the other can’t stand its smell.