Phu Quoc Island covers an area of 567sq.km
(about 62km long and between 3km and 28km wide),
and its population is approximately 95,000 (in
Phu Quoc is called the island of "99 mountains"
because of its many sandstone chains gradually
descending from the north to the south. The
longest one is Ham Ninh which stretches for 30
km along the eastern edge with its highest peak
called Mt. Chua (603m).
Phu Quoc has a monsoon sub-equatorial climate.
There are two seasons in the year: the rainy
season (October only) and the dry season
(November to September). The average annual
rainfall is 2,879 m and the average temperature
is 27oC. Trips to Phu Quoc can be made all year
round, but the best time is dry season when the
sky is always sunny, clear and blue.
Phu Quoc is also called the Emerald Island
because of its natural treasures and infinite
tourism potential. The island is well known for
its high-quality fish sauce; Phu Quoc fish sauce
smells particularly good since it is made from a
small fish, ca com, with a high level of
protein. The island produces 6 million liters of
fish sauce every year.
It is possible to reach the island by either
plane or boat from Rach Gia, Ho Chi Minh City
(40minutes, by plane), Ha Tien (8 hours, by