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Long Beach Budget Hotel Options
NOVEMBER 2015: Click here to read our Vietnam Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: In Phu Quoc, I rented a scooter and went Around The Island for 2 days investigating. I concluded that the only real area for GRANDPAckers to stay in was in the 5km strip along Long Beach south of Duong Dong. It reminded me of Cenang Beach, Langkawi, Malaysia where (similarly) this was the only beach on the island suitable for GRANDPAckers to stay long term. The rest of the island is either being built, up-market, unkempt, or not to GRANDPAcking standard. On my 3rd day, I sat down to have breakfast, and used BOOKING.COM to create a […]

Phu Quoc – Vietnam – Where To Stay



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NOVEMBER 2015: OVERVIEW: My costs start at the Ferry Terminal in Phu Quoc and include: A minibus from the Ferry to Duong Dong A shared taxi from Duong Dong to my Hotel 23 days / 22 nights in Phu Quoc 21 days Scooter Hire A 1 Day Fishing & Snorkelling Trip in the South A Sunset BBQ & Squid Fishing Trip The flight from Phu Quoc to Nha Trang CROSS REFERENCES: For more information, read my post on Phu Quoc, the 1 Day Snorkelling & Fishing Trip, and the Sunset BBQ & Squid Fishing Trip. Click here to read about Retirement Locations in this country. Click here for detailed Travel Information […]

Phu Quoc – Vietnam – GRANDPAcking Costs



Phu Quoc - Squid Fishing - Fishing Boats 2
NOVEMBER 2015: Click here to read our Vietnam Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I booked my trip directly with John’s Tours at their office on Tran Hung Dau opposite the Paradise Resort. This was just up the road from where I was staying at the Nhat Lan Resort. John’s have a number of tours on offer: Snorkelling & Fishing to the South: US$17 Snorkelling & Fishing to the North: US$17 Sunset BBQ & Night Squid Fishing: US$15 South Tour: US$18 North Tour: US$21 Adventure Day & Night Cruise: US$30 Northern Frontier: US$30 Trek National Park & Discover Cua Can River by Kayak: US$31 Discover North […]

Phu Quoc – Vietnam – Sunset BBQ and Squid Fishing Trip



Phu Quoc - Snorkel Trip - Homeward
NOVEMBER 2015: Click here to read our Vietnam Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: It is easy to find and book trips around Phu Quoc Island. I booked my 1 day snorkelling trip at the Thanh Kim Nga Resort which is just down a side road from the Coco Bar. I could have booked it anywhere but, a couple of nights before I had met Michelle (an elderly Frenchman) who owned the Thanh Kim Nga Resort and he said that his Vietnamese wife organised such tours and that she would give me a good price. These resorts work with local operators for commission. Thanh Kim Nga works […]

Phu Quoc – Vietnam – 1 Day Snorkel Trip



Phu Quoc - Long Beach - South from Duong Dong
  NOVEMBER 2015:   Click here to read our Vietnam Retirement Reviews. Read about Vietnam Visa. OVERVIEW: Welcome to one of the biggest building sites in the world! Phu Quoc island is very similar to Otres Beach, Cambodia. Not surprising given that Phu Quoc lies off of the Cambodian coast. Price-wise, they are also very similar. {… this post is still under construction…} GETTING THERE: I travelled from Saigon / Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc on a personalised Mekong Delta Tour. ARRIVAL: You arrive at the Ferry Port on the south east of the island. From there you can catch a taxi direct to your hotel […]

Phu Quoc – Vietnam – Information



Phu Quoc - Rach Tram - Sunset
OCTOBER 2015: Click here to read our Vietnam Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I arrived in Phu Quoc via a Mekong Delta Tour. I had already used BOOKING.COM to book 4 nights into the Lien Hiep Thanh Resort (about 4km south of Duong Dong). I booked 4 nights because Phu Quoc is a big island and I knew that it would take me 2 days to have a good look around. My objective was to find the best place to stay for the remainder of my planned 3 weeks on the island. TRANSPORT: When I arrived in Duong Dong, I was dropped off at the minivan offices […]

Phu Quoc – Vietnam – Around The Island By Scooter