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Which locations come up first when you think about destination weddings? Sapa, Hạ Long, Đà Nẵng, Nha Trang, Đà Lạt or Phú Quốc? Located in the South of Vietnam, Phu Quoc is famous for its tropical beauty and has so much potential for weddings. In this article, let us walk you through the experience of getting married in Phu Quoc island.

 

When is the best time for weddings?

Phu Quoc is in its best season from November to May. Unfortunately, it is also full of tourists. Therefore, you should plan your weddings away from public holidays such as Christmas, New Year, Lunar New Year, especially public holidays in April to avoid unnecessarily marked up expenses.

What is the best area for your wedding?

Open Google Map, and you can easily find the right wedding venue for your celebration. Phu Quoc is well defined into three large areas: the North Coast, Duong Dong Town, and the South Coast. Most services and resorts in Phu Quoc are concentrated on the island’s west coast, stretching from South to North with many different characteristics.

What is the best area for your wedding?

Open Google Map, and you can easily find the right wedding venue for your celebration. Phu Quoc is well defined into three large areas: the North Coast, Duong Dong Town, and the South Coast. Most services and resorts in Phu Quoc are concentrated on the island’s west coast, stretching from South to North with many different characteristics.

THE NORTH COAST

This furthest area (from Phu Quoc’s airport) might take your guests an extra hour on a bus after landing. For this reason, traveling around this area is relatively costly as taxis are limited to tourist spots. You will have to rely on the resort’s transportation for sightseeing or traveling to other resorts (for attending the wedding, for example).

Duong Dong Town

This is the busiest area in Phu Quoc, extending to the airport. Duong Dong Town is home to most wedding services such as wedding cakes, rentals, sound & lighting, and nightlife, bringing a significant advantage to resorts around this place. With just a few searches, you can easily find beautiful and value-for-money wedding venues. However, the coast here is relatively short, so please check with the person in charge before planning for any ceremony here.

THE SOUTH COAST

The South Coast is 15 minutes drive from the airport, extending from Duong To commune and An Thoi town, including all neighboring islands. It is home to many prestigious resorts and is ideal for high-end wedding celebrations as the coast here is more expansive. Resorts are also distant, so you don’t have to worry about privacy and security. Since this area is close to the airport (and Duong Dong town), it is also convenient (for guests) to travel and (for us) to transport goods.

What can you (and your guests do) in Phu Quoc

Unlike other coastal cities, Phu Quoc has a wide range of activities to satisfy the thirst for exploration. Here are our suggestions:

IF YOU ARE TOO LAZY TO TRAVEL ANYWHERE

An afternoon lying on the beach or relaxing reading by the pool is just excellent for anyone. One of the resorts with the greenest areas is InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach. Here, you will have good relaxing days, waking up in the sound of birds singing, watching the glittering sunlight, and admiring the sunset on the sea every afternoon. Moreover, the resort also has a lot of entertainment for both families and friends.

IF YOU LOVE NATURE

Phu Quoc has a forest to explore. Phu Quoc National Park provides full-service trekking & camping activities which are good enough for those who enjoy the greenery.

Besides the forest, you can also participate in excursions & island hopping tours and pepper garden visits to explore this beautiful island.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR LUXURY AND NOVELTY

Try out the yacht with your close friends. What is more alluring than an epic bachelorette party on a yacht, sailing out to sea, watching the sunset, and sup paddle right on one of the most beautiful bay shores in the South. Some major resorts in the south island are also considering launching this service soon.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR LUXURY AND NOVELTY

Try out the yacht with your close friends. What is more alluring than an epic bachelorette party on a yacht, sailing out to sea, watching the sunset, and sup paddle right on one of the most beautiful bay shores in the South. Some major resorts in the south island are also considering launching this service soon.

IF YOU WANT AFTER-PARTY

Most bars in Phu Quoc are in Duong Dong town. If you like privacy and novelty, INK 360 at InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach is worth considering. Located on the 19th floor of the resort, INK 360 is said to be the highest rooftop bar in Phu Quoc, bringing unlimited sea views. In addition, this place has a large capacity, a good sound system, and an impressive “octopus” design.

A few highlights when organizing weddings in Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc is the only place in Vietnam that you can catch the sunset at sea, so do not miss out on the chance of capturing sunset during your celebration.

As Vietnam’s tourism spearhead, Phu Quoc islanders have begun to receive COVID-19 vaccination and are expected to be fully vaccinated this year. It will soon be the first destination in Vietnam to welcome foreign visitors.

SEND OUT “SAVE THE DATE” AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

A destination wedding usually lasts 2-3 days, so your guests need time to arrange work and budget to attend your wedding. Early registrations will also help you be more proactive in estimating the cost of the wedding.

EXCITING ACTIVITIES FOR THE PARTY

Like Nha Trang or Da Nang, Phu Quoc also has fun performances such as fire dance, Filipino bands, and a community of DJs who are ready to make your party livelier than ever.

NOTES ON WEDDING BUDGETS

Wedding cost in Phu Quoc is relatively higher than in other coastal cities, partly because there is no professional flower service here, plus decorators must be transported from Ho Chi Minh City. Wedding services such as renting tables and chairs, labor, and production are pretty simple for local needs. Consult your Wedding Planner or the person in charge of the wedding venue so that they can estimate your budget accordingly.

CONCLUSION

Aside from the infrastructure and many advantages mentioned above, to Meraki, the warmth and enthusiasm of Phu Quoc people are what makes the most significant difference. When planning weddings here, most of us get a lot of help from the staff and locals. From transporting guests to special security requirements, everything we need is consulted and supported enthusiastically and professionally, making the planning process so much easier. Phu Quoc will bring you an emotional wedding day with your loved ones.