When someone mentions Vietnam, the few cities that come to mind are Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi, and Hoi An. But there's another side to Vietnam that promises a relaxing beach getaway unlike any other and that is Phu Quoc! A famous resort island in Vietnam, there are so many things to see and do in Phu Quoc and for vaccinated travellers, here are some good news for you!
Vietnam plans to reopen Phu Quoc to vaccinated travellers
According to The Star, Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has announced plans to reopen Phu Quoc island to vaccinated international travellers soon! In June 2021, the Prime Minister asked for an assessment from relevant bodies on whether the reopening Phu Quoc to vaccinated travellers from low-risk countries is possible. The Ministry of Health was also tasked to create a vaccination program to vaccinate all 170,000 islanders, in order to achieve herd immunity by September or October 2021.
What are the best things to do in Phu Quoc?
If you've always wanted to go on a beach getaway in Vietnam, Phu Quoc is where you should go! From Hanoi, just take a 2-hour flight to Phu Quoc via VietJet Air, Vietnam Airlines or Bamboo Airways, for a scenic island escapade. For first-time travellers, there are 3 must-visit beaches: Long Beach, Sao Beach, and Starfish Beach (yes, you can actually spot hundreds of starfishes sunbathing on the beach).
There are other exciting things to do in Phu Quoc including a picturesque cable car ride, unique safari experience, and a visit to Phu Quoc National Park. You can also plan a romantic honeymoon and stay in various luxury resorts like JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa and Nam Nghi Resort. To inspire your future getaways, check out these Muslim-friendly tips to uncover Vietnam's paradise island of Phu Quoc!
We're just as excited to visit Vietnam as you are! It may be awhile before we tide over the pandemic, and we remain hopeful that better days of travel will be here soon.