The Best Time of the Year to Visit Phu Quoc (in 2023)
by Hello Vietnam Travel Nov 20, 2019
Renowned for astonishing white-sand beaches lined with coconut trees and turquoise waters, pristine natural landscapes and relaxed atmosphere, Phu Quoc is now heralded as not only one of the best beaches in Southern Vietnam but also the most appealing beach paradise in Vietnam. The island is located only 50kms from the mainland and a one-hour flight from Ho Chi Minh City.
If you are planning your trip to this wonderful tropical paradise in the Gulf of Thailand, at least you should know the perfect time to do it. In this article, Top Mekong Cruises will help you figure out when is the best time to visit Phu Quoc Vietnam.
1. PHU QUOC WEATHER
Different from other places in South Vietnam, the weather in Phu Quoc can be divided into three seasons, instead of two seasons as usual (dry season and wet season), which is high or peak season, shoulder season and low season. We separate Phu Quoc weather in this way to help you get a better consideration as it also reflects the volume of visitors coming to this island in each period of the year.
2. PHU QUOC IN LOW SEASON
Phu Quoc’s low season starts from July and finishes in October. Since heavy downpours often fall the whole day, almost every day and sometimes hurricanes occur during these months, it's also called the rainy season. The weather in this season is cooler with the average temperature approximate 20-24oC.
It may have a dark sky with no sunshine but don't take it too seriously. Even you are rain lovers or not, your journey in the low season will definitely not a disaster. The lakes, streams, waterfalls on the Pearl Island are still amazingly beautiful and the food is super delicious.
Plus, everything on the island in the low season is either cheaper or closes for refurbishment and maintenance. Therefore, you can take this opportunity to immerse yourself in a peaceful atmosphere with a relaxing spa treatment while it's raining outside or to discover the cleansing jungle rains and lush green forests in the famous Phu Quoc National Park, one of the most untouched natural spots in this world.
3. PHU QUOC IN SHOULDER SEASON
Shoulder Season on Phu Quoc Island lasts from April to June. This period is summer in Vietnam which means it is a combination of sunny days and rainy days with an average temperature of about 27oC. The humidity level is higher at this time of the year, from 85% to 90%, so it may not be the best time to go to Phu Quoc.
However, as Phu Quoc has a remarkable pristine ecosystem, you surely can enjoy it in spite of the weather. The shoulder season here is also the jellyfish season. It's unable for you to swim or take part in some other underwater activities but you still can admire floating flocks of stinging jellyfish on every beach surround the whole island.
The two hottest months of the year on the island are April and May when the highest temperature can reach 36oC. If you come to Phu Quoc in these months, make sure to pack a hat and sunscreen in order not to get a bad sunburn and become dehydrated.
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4. PHU QUOC IN HIGH SEASON
Less rainy, shining sun, low humidity, and the clear sky are what the Pearl Island offers you in high season (dry season). Beginning from November to March, this season is regarded as the best time of the year to visit Phu Quoc to many people.
Since the temperature in this period is only around 25-28 Celsius, you can enjoy mild and comfortable weather. It's also a great chance to travel by boat, contemplate beautiful landscapes and soft ocean waves in white-sand beaches.
Another thing that makes these months perfect for your holiday is that flight tickets, boat tickets, and hotel services are affordable. However, it is also the only drawback of the high season. There are many tourists visit Phu Quoc during this time, so booking the tours and hotels in advance is necessary.
5. THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO VISIT PHU QUOC
As mentioned above, the high season has many advantages to become the ideal season to travel to Phu Quoc but in our opinion, it's not the best. The period from October to early November is the best. Why? Because only this time of the year can meet your expectations about the best Phu Quoc trip when heavy rains have gone and you can have some relaxation without being disturbed by the crowd.
Tourism services and accommodations start to work again for the new season so you could become one of the first guests who can enjoy the best that is provided on the island and don't have to wait in line. These months in Phu Quoc are also the perfect time for water-sports, therefore, this is definitely the best time to have your vacation on Phu Quoc Island.
Phu Quoc is really relaxing heaven where you can not only enjoy the most stunning beaches in Vietnam but also be able to join in many fantastic entertainment activities such as scuba diving for exploring beautiful coral reefs, going fishing or octopus fishing on boats or excursion in the National Park... No matter when you choose to visit this island, we hope you will have the best journey to Phu Quoc and end up with the most enjoyable and unforgettable experiences.
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