Night time in Phu Quoc is as relaxed as any other, the whole island is a place to just chill out and enjoy the scenery and after dark is no exception – the hypnotic lights from the squid boats at sea are so numerous they look like a galaxy.Nightlife invariably follows this pattern; cocktails at sunset, dinner at a beachside restaurant followed by a few drinks at a beach bar. It gets no more complicated than that.
If you do happen to break free of your resort and you’re not off hiking around a waterfall, or on a snorkelling tour, swing by the Phu Quoc night market. At the market you can do some souvenir shopping and fill your belly.
There are two main entrances to the market: one off Bach Dang Street and the main entrance off Long Beach’s main drag of Tran Hung Dao Street. Entering the main through the main archway you are greeted by several temporary restaurants selling a variety of seafood, which is available for purchase in individual servings or by the kilo. Browse through their display table of fresh seafood and pick your night’s meal. Choose from prawns, squid, scallops, crab, elephant snails and a variety of fish then sit and wait as it is cooked to order. I got some of the biggest, and most delicious, prawns I’d ever had and they were only 20,000 VND apiece. If you want something more than just grilled seafood, the restaurants have menus full of more advanced choices. Also, for those out there who aren’t seafood fans, there are plenty of beef, chicken, pork and veggie dishes to choose from.
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