The best time to visit Phu Quoc is from November to March when the temperature hovers around 30 degrees Celsius with not a hint of rain in sight – indeed, this is peak season. April to June is the dry season, when temperatures rise but it still stays relatively dry. If you go during July to October, expect rain as this is when the monsoon drenches the island.
Ideally, plan to spend anywhere from a few days to a week on Phu Quoc. Some travellers do nothing more than the daily bungalow-beach-restaurant-beach-bungalow circuit for days on end — for couples in particular, Phu Quoc is a favourite. While there are some sights to check out around the island, with good weather, it’s hard to justify leaving the sand.
If feeling adventurous, head out on a snorkelling trip, explore one of the many islands off the southern coast, or rent a motorbike and just go exploring. While prices drop during the monsoon, the island either turns into wet sand or red mud. Fair weather can still be had – but don’t expect it.
Many make Phu Quoc their final stop in Vietnam, only to find that a couple of nights just aren’t enough. As a result, flights are changed and itineraries are revised — so take it from us, allow a few extra days on Phu Quoc.