Vietnam’s Phu Quoc Island listed among world’s 10 lost paradises

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Phu Quoc
Phu Quoc

Vietnam’s Phu Quoc Island has recently been cherry-picked as one of the lost paradises found at 10 unassuming beaches around the world, according to the Singaporean newswire AsiaOne.

The list, introduced by the newswire, is handpicked by the online travel agent ZUJI, promising to offer tourists a relaxing vacation away from the hustle and bustle of crowds.

Sunrise on Phu Quoc beach
Sunrise on Phu Quoc beach

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Other places on the list are Thailand’s Banana Beach in Phuket, United Arab Emirates’ Al-Mamzar Beach Park in Dubai, the U.S.’s Fort Tilden in New York, Indonesia’s Amed in Bali, France’s Pinarello Beach in Corsica, Greece’s Seychelles Beach in Ikaria, Myanmar’s Ngapali Beach, New Zealand’s Muriwai Beach in Auckland, and Cambodia’s Koh Rong Island.

“Floating in the warm turquoise waters in the Gulf of Thailand is Phu Quoc Island, a gorgeous tropical paradise fringed with white-sandy beaches. Known for its untouched natural environment, chilled atmosphere, friendly locals and amazing scuba diving and snorkeling, Phu Quoc’s peak season runs from November to March,” the Vietnamese tourist attraction was mentioned on the newswire.

Sunset on Phu Quoc beach
Sunset on Phu Quoc beach

“Night life is a little quieter, so opt for daytime adventures instead, like exploring in the reefs or kayaking in the bay. For something more laid back, indulge in a massage or dine on the freshest seafood by the beach,” it added.

On February 14 this year, Phu Quoc Island welcomed its first international flight carrying 290 Russian passengers.

The island’s new airport, which was officially opened in 2012, is capable of handling 2.6 million visitors and is expected to serve its development for the next 15 or 20 years, according to Dao Viet Dung, director of Phu Quoc airport.