Phu Quoc is one of the most beautiful beach holiday destinations in Vietnam, renowned for its luxurious resorts, trendy bars, and quaint cafes along the southern coast.
In addition to the modern and luxurious Phu Quoc, there is a peaceful Phu Quoc with local fishing villages. By visiting these villages, tourists can not only enjoy the beautiful scenery but also learn more about the fishermen’s way of life. If you are fortunate enough to visit this beautiful island, do not miss the opportunity to visit these fishing villages.
1. Ham Ninh Fishing Village
Ham Ninh is one of the most popular fishing villages in Phu Quoc, located in the Ham Ninh commune, just 15 kilometers southeast of Duong Dong town. The ancient village is nestled at the foot of the Ham Ninh mountain range, with mountains and forests at the back and the vast sea in front.
The fishing village still retains its simplicity and original state, which has not been greatly affected by tourist activities. The local population lives off sea fishing, crabbing, shrimping, and pearl farming. The houses here remain primitive with thatched roofs and bamboo frames.
The best time to enjoy the beauty of this village is in the early morning when fishermen head out to sea to cast their nets, catch fish, sea cucumbers, dive for pearls, etc. The sun shines on the sea and reflects the image of the mountain, the fishing boats, and the fishermen. When visiting Ham Ninh, you can also stop by Bai Vong pier or swim at Ham Ninh beach.
How to get to Ham Ninh Fishing Village: From Phu Quoc airport, you can head to the city center in the direction of Nam Dao Road and follow TL47 road eastward. Alternatively, you can go from Ha Tien or Rach Gia by speedboat.
2. Hon Thom Fishing Village
Another famous fishing village in Phu Quoc is the Hon Thom fishing village, located in the An Thoi archipelago, a 30-minute boat ride from the port of An Thoi. The fishing village is not large, but it has significant potential for the development of tourism and aquaculture.
After a 30-minute boat ride from An Thoi port, you will arrive at Hon Thom Island, which offers beautiful scenery. The island has fine, yellow sand and coconut trees lining the beach of crystal-clear seawater. Next to the beach, you can see locals knitting nets in temporary houses, which is truly impressive and gives you a sense of tranquility.
While here, tourists will have the opportunity to snorkel and observe the coral reefs or rare marine creatures such as turtles, abalones, groupers, etc. Moreover, you can also go fishing with the fishermen to experience the life of a fisherman or try to conquer the rocks outside the rapids for unforgettable experiences.
How to get to Hon Thom Fishing Village: Take a boat for about 30 minutes from An Thoi port to reach Hon Thom fishing village.
3. Ganh Dau Fishing Village
Ganh Dau fishing village is a pristine little village with deep blue sea and smooth yellow sand located at Chuong Vich, Ganh Dau, Phu Quoc. It is about 20 kilometers from the center of Duong Dong town.
Upon visiting, tourists will be amazed by the combination of mountains, forests, the sea, and the friendly locals. The landscape of Ganh Dau cape is peaceful with crystal-clear sea, smooth yellow sand, and rocky rapids of various shapes. The crescent-shaped beach is surrounded by palm forests.
When you are on this beautiful island, you can easily catch familiar sights of the daily activities of the fishermen, whether it’s a fishing boat moored in the harbor or out catching fish. All the images are striking. In addition, at the end of Ganh Dau cape, there are numerous rocks with fantastic shapes where you can take beautiful pictures.
How to get to Ganh Dau Fishing Village: The fishing village is about 20 km from the center of Duong Dong town.
4. Rach Tram Fishing Village
Rach Tram fishing village is located in the north, the most remote part of Phu Quoc Island, so it is almost cut off from everything outside. After overcoming the difficult road leading to the village, you will see the beautifully preserved and peaceful village of Rach Tram. Rach Tram fishing village was once home to Cambodians who crossed the border into Vietnam, but now there are only a few households left in the village.
Visiting Rach Tram fishing village, you will feel absolute peace, unlike the bustling center of Phu Quoc Island. Standing on a raft house, you will feel so small amidst the vast sea.
Furthermore, the village is the perfect place to see how local fishermen go about their daily work. You can go sea fishing with the locals, taste the fresh and delicious seafood they catch, or simply enjoy the untouched beauties of the sea. If you enjoy watching the forest along the riverbanks, you can sit in a small wooden boat on Rach Tram River and explore the rich vegetation with rare wild orchids found here.
How to get to Rach Tram Fishing Village: It is located about 40 km from the center of Duong Dong town.
5. Cua Can Fishing Village
Cua Can fishing village is located in the north and about 14 km from Duong Dong town, a few kilometers from Ong Lang beach. It is a small, peaceful village next to a secluded beach.
When visiting this beautiful fishing village, guests can take a stroll along the Cua Can River and admire the scenery. Additionally, you can go fishing with local fishermen to enjoy the seascape and learn about the daily life of coastal fishermen, or simply watch the large and small boats returning to the mainland filled with fish and shrimp. If you’re adventurous, you can join in kayaking along the Cua Can River to explore the pristine forest.
How to get to Cua Can Fishing Village: The fishing village is approximately 14 km away from Duong Dong town. Visitors usually reach the village by motorbike, bicycle, or taxi. If you’re staying at a local hotel or resort, they may also offer tours or transportation to Cua Can.