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Explore the island - Phu Quoc Island

| 14 Aug 2011
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Explore the island - Phu Quoc Island
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14 Aug 2011

Jump on a motorbike or a motorbike taxi and explore the natural beauty of Phu Quoc. Local taxis also offer half day and full day prices for island exploration.

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Phu Quoc's untouched and uninhabited stretches are fast disappearing as the island's development moves into overdrive. Some of the charm of exploration has been lost as trucks rumble along once deserted roads and huge new developments claim once pristine beaches.

The once popular Bai Sao and Bai Kem in the island's south, are no longer worth the effort. Bai Kem is a construction site and Ba Sao will soon follow.These days, the north - up to Ganh Dau - and the north west offer the best exploration.

Note that local police have cracked down on unlicensed foreigners riding motorbikes and the fines can be heavy.

There are two towns on the island, Duong Dong, near the airport and the main port in the south, An Thoi. There’s not a whole lot going on in either but you'll probably pass through them during your island exploration. There are a handful of restaurants and cafes in each place. Duong Dong has some places more targeted at travellers if you're tiring of resort fare.

Mark Bowyer
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