Phu Quoc (pronounced Phu Cok) also goes by the nickname 'Pearl Island' due to the extensive pearl cultivation in the waters surrounding the island. Located in the Gulf of Thailand in Kien Giang Province, Phu Quoc is Vietnam's largest island.
You cannot visit Phu Quoc without a trip to the famous Bai Sao (Sao Beach). In season, Sao Beach is a hive of activity with loads of tourists enjoying the pristine sand and blue water.
The Phu Quoc Night Market in Duong Dong is one of the island's most popular attractions. There is an infectious excitement about the night market, with traders calling and hustling to make a sale.