If you wanna hide away on a tropical island, a place where you choose to stay is really important because you can calm your mind and ease your soul, especially when you are surrounded by beautiful trees and flowers.
Today, I've got a really great idea. Pamper Yourself with Local Spa at La Veranda Resort. Let’s follow me what it is!
If you swoon when you pass a coffee bar, imagine that smell when the most fragrant of blends is covered all over your body.
This scrub utilizes the natural acids in coffee to remove dead skin cells and smooth away roughness while the rice milk combined to tone tired skin.
The therapist here at La Veranda Resort is very professional.
If you have a chance, you should give it a try.
Sea Kayak is an eco-friendly activity.
Phu Quoc Island provides ideal weather conditions and calm waters during most time of the year.
More and more resorts now provide either free or rental kayak for visitors.
If you want to exercise, Long Beach provides plenty of open space with very little boat traffic.
I love to start my day with this great activity. How about you?
It's a great time to enjoy the beach here in Phu Quoc because you can swim in the sea anywhere and you can kayak.
And, of course, the sunshine is so nice.
So, don't forget to sunbathe if you want to get a little tanned here.
So..yeah.. I'm going to lie down and enjoy the sun.
We're in the middle of Duong Dong Town. It is in the northwest part of Phu Quoc.
It's a big town. Many motorcycles!
And, we're just in front of 'Phu Quoc Night Market’.
In Vietnamese, it’s called ‘Cho Dem Phu Quoc’.
So, this is the night market of the island.
As you can see these red lamps. The name in Vietnamese is 'Dỏ Dèn'.
It is not for any festivals, it is normal. Every day, they decorate the market like this.
In this country, you can see this palm, it produces sugar.
Over there is grilled corn and all kinds of seafood.
And there is a kind of mushroom that is found only on Phu Quoc Island, it’s called 'Nam Tram'.
Phu Quoc Island is very famous for its fish sauce, so there are many fish sauce factories around the island.
Here I am at one of the famous ones called 'Phung Hung' factory which is located in the southern part of the island, in An Thoi Town.
And here, a local friend told me that they put fish and salt into this big wooden jar. You see a lot of them around me.
They put fish and salt in there for one year.
So, they ferment for a year and then it becomes quality fish sauce in which they put into a bottle.
And they sell it for about 6.5-7 US Dollars.
Alright. I think it's one of the very good quality souvenirs that you should buy back home.
Do you know that Vietnam is the largest pepper producer and exporter in the world?
Phu Quoc pepper is considered unique and one of the best peppers in Asia.
The soil on Phu Quoc Island is extremely rich in quartz which is necessary mineral needed for strong peppercorn plant growth.
Currently, there are over 400 hectares of pepper plantations and farms found throughout the central and northern regions of the island.
And just next to the paper farm, there's a large variety of paper products for you to choose from.
For example, two kinds here are very popular. One is black pepper. And the other is white paper.
My local friend told me that the white one is a little more spicy.
And also, they have red pepper or crushed pepper.
A variety of products for you in different kinds of packaging.
My local friend told me to buy peppers that have not been crushed would be better
Everywhere in ASEAN or Southeast Asia, if you want to experience really local life, you should come to a local market.
And here I am now at one of the local markets on the western part of the island.
We're going to walk around this narrow street along the canal which is connected to the sea.
In the evening time like this, it's quite busy. Especially, there are a lot of motorbikes all around.
I think there are more motorbikes than passers-by.
So, at the local market here, you can find a lot of local shop selling meats, like beef, pork, and seafood. And even dog meats, but definitely I will skip that.
And also a lot of fruits like cherry apples, mangoes, guavas, dragon fruits.
Many kinds of fruits and vegetables.
And, of course, they have flowers for sale here too.
There're still more stories about Phu Quoc Island. Stay tuned for the next post.