What is the best time to visit Phu Quoc Island?

March 16, 2018  |  Posted by Owner

Phu Quoc, also known as the Pearl island of Vietnam, is becoming an ideal destination for tourists. However, to enjoy a great trip with amazing experiences, visitors should know the right time to visit Phu Quoc. So, when should you depart to be able to enjoy the best landscapes in Phu Quoc? Below are some periods of time we suggest to help you have a good trip to this island.

Phu Quoc climate characteristics

The climate of Phu Quoc is divided into two distinct seasons including dry season and rainy season. This is due to the climate in Phu Quoc is tropical monsoon climate and affected by the sea, which makes it warm at any time of the year.

The rainy season in Phu Quoc starts from April to September each year. During the rainy season, Phu Quoc is often influenced by waves and strong winds. But with terrain stretching 60 km from the north to the south and shielded by 99 mountains, the east island is still quiet and peaceful while the west island has strong winds and vice versa.

The dry season here starts from October to March every year. This is also an ideal time for visitors to come to Phu Quoc. During the dry season, there is no rain, storms or strong wind, so it is a good condition for visitors to experience and participate in interesting activities on this island.

The best time to visit Phu Quoc

The best time to visit Phu Quoc is the dry season from October to March every year. This is the peak season of Phu Quoc tourism, so the price of hotels or resorts rental is quite expensive. For this reason, travelers should book their rooms at least one month in advance to ensure that they can stay in the most comfortable room with reasonable price. Besides, another thing tourists should take care of is booking a flight ticket in advance to avoid running out of tickets.

The weather in Phu Quoc during this time is less persistent rain or strong wind, so visitors can freely explore, experience and participate in all activities on the island. They also can bathe in the sea comfortably, sunbathing on the smooth sand, walking around the beach on bare feet, collecting shells or watching the sunrise or sunset on the sea. This will definitely make you excited.

In addition, visitors can also see the coral reefs in the An Thoi archipelago - one of the most famous places for coral reefs in this island, and discover the primeval forests. However, coming to Phu Quoc this season, it is best for tourists to follow the high – level resort tours to enjoy the most ideal and meaningful tour.

Low season in Phu Quoc

During the rainy season from early April to September, persistent rain often occurs in Phu Quoc, resulting in a considerable decrease in the number of visitors compared to other periods.

However, the price of services at this time is quite inexpensive, and price for hotel rental falls sharply. It can be said that this is the right time for affordable tours to Phu Quoc which are suitable for backpackers or tourists with package tours.

The ideal time during this period is the early or late rainy season when the rainfall reduces, and the number of tourists is also low. Besides, the price of services is quite reasonable, and natural landscape is also very beautiful at this time.