Phu Quoc Island, the peaceful tropical paradise in the warm turquoise waters of the Gulf of Thailand, is well known for its stunning beaches, untouched natural environment, splendid surroundings and fantastic scuba diving, snorkeling and beach massage services. This island district of Kien Giang Province is a favorite tourist destination for the Tet holidays. To meet the demand, Vietnam Airlines has increased its flight frequency and tour operators are offering many attractive programs promising a wonderful vacation.
What to enjoy?
The Saigon Phu Quoc Resort and Spa will host enjoyable and significant programs during Tet holiday.
On New Year’s Eve, tourists can show their talent for wrapping banh tet, banh chung or banh day (glutinous rice cake filled with green bean paste, pork fat and onion slices traditionally made at Tet) with materials provided by the resort under the instruction of the resort’s chef. The price is VND 999,000 per couple, inclusive of ingredients, a chef guide, a certificate and memory photos.
On that special night, tourists can also celebrate at an old house in a fishing village. Here, tourists can wrap and boil banh tet, prepare a fruit tray worshiping ancestors and pick lucky buds for the new year. Tickets are VND2.5 million per person, inclusive of bus transfer, tour guide and mineral water.
On the first day of the new year, tourists can take a boat or canoe trip to Dinh Cau Temple, a symbol of Phu Quoc Island, to find out about the legend and burn incense to pray for good luck and happiness. Tourists will then be taken out to sea for some fishing. Fishermen believe that if you are successful on the first day of the year, you will be successful throughout the year. The program is VND3 million per person.
On February 14, 15 and 16, tourists can visit Sung Hung Co Tu Pagoda, Su Muon Pagoda and Dinh Cau Temple to explore the ancient architecture, discover traditional Vietnamese customs and pray for good things for the year.
After that, tourists can buy souvenirs and specialties at Duong Dong Market. Tickets are VND999,000 per person, inclusive of car transfer, tour guide and mineral water.
The Saigon-Phu Quoc Resort and Spa is a four-star facility with 90 villas, rooms and bungalows, all with a sea-view and modern facilities. The resort provides free of charge in-house doctor, wheelchairs, wifi, airport transfer, tennis court, golf course, gym, discotheque, kayaks, bicycles, canoes and beach umbrellas.