When is the best time to visit Phu Quoc Vietnam?

Last updated:

When is the best time to visit Phu Quoc Vietnam?

This article is a detailed guide on the ideal time to visit Phu Quoc Island, including the weather in Phu Quoc, things to see and do here.

best time to visit Phu Quoc Vietnam


Weather in Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc is the largest and most famous island in Vietnam. 

Being a tropical island near the equator and located in the Gulf of Thailand, Phu Quoc has quite different climatic features.

The island has two seasons: the dry season and the rainy season.

The dry season in Phu Quoc

From late October to mid-May is the dry season in Phu Quoc. At this time, when the rains have ceased and the waves are not too intense.

The rainy season in Phu Quoc

May to early October is the rainy season in Phu Quoc. Located at the gateway to receive the monsoon West – Southwest, the air humidity is often remarkably high.

There’s constant rain with strong waves that hinder traffic from the mainland to the island. Sudden rains, which are not too long but heavy, can cause danger to people on the road.

In particular, it can be difficult to explore on rainy days because of slippery roads and limited visibility.

Typhoon period in Phu Quoc

From July to September is the typhoon season in Phu Quoc.

At this time, the rain and storms are often unexpected. Rain and wind are intense, and the streets are likely to be flooded with limited traffic on the sea.


Best time to visit Phu Quoc Island Vietnam

The best time to visit Phu Quoc Island is from October to March.

During this period, it’s less rainy, and the waves are smooth, so it’s convenient for taking a ferry from Rach Gia to Phu Quoc.

Please note that it’s also a peak travel season in Phu Quoc. Therefore, if you travel at this time, you should book your flight tickets and hotels in advance. 

Transportation guide:

Phu Quoc Vietnam flight bus ferry


When not to visit Phu Quoc Vietnam

It is not advisable to travel between late April and early October because, at this time, Phu Quoc often has heavy rain and sometimes storms.

Ideally, you should travel to Phu Quoc in early April or late October.

These two times are the beginning and the end of the rainy season, so the rainfall decreases, and the service is more affordable than the peak season.

Phu Quoc Vietnam


Best things to do in Phu Quoc Vietnam

There are some activities that you should not miss on your trip to Phu Quoc Island. Read my Phu Quoc travel guide for more information. 

  • Dive and see coral: Explore the diverse marine ecosystem of An Thoi archipelago in the south or Mong Tay, Doi Moi, and Thay Boi islands north of Phu Quoc island.
  • Relax on the beach
  • Squid fishing at night: experience relaxing and exciting moments with the crew with night squid fishing