Yes, most of us probably not know when is the best time to visit Phu Quoc (until reading this article)…
Sitting relatively close to the equator, Phu Quoc is bestowed with a fairly consistent climate year-round yet still the potential for vicious rainstorms and searing heat.
Geographically, it has mountains and unique wildlife on the northern part and pristine beaches on the southern end. Climatically, Phu Quoc can be split into two seasons characterized by one big difference – the amount of rain it receives. If you are planning a tour, read on our season-oriented manual to find out the best time to visit Phu Quoc as below.
The dry season, the best time to visit Phu Quoc
From October until March, Phu Quoc weather sees sunny skies and temperatures between 25°C and 31°C. The rainfall level is at a reasonable 120mm, dipping into February and then rising again in May as the dark clouds of the rainy season start to amass.
Still, these are the sunniest months in the Phu Quoc Islands, allowing tourists to soak up all of the verdant nature around the archipelago with a background of sunshine and blue skies. This season provides the opportunity of an ideal beach vacation for those who are struggling with the winter in the north or sweating through a heatwave during the southern summer.
So, which months are best to visit Phu Quoc in the dry season?
From October to early November is the best time for Phu Quoc’s weather on display, featuring the most desirable setting for the best Phu Quoc trip. Rains have faded away and the tourists have yet to come crowdedly. During this time, the beaches are sparkling, pellucid waters are shimmering and the palm trees are dancing beneath a cloudless sky. Yet, you can sunbathe, snorkel and swim at Long Beach and Ong Lang Beach.
Also, Phu Quoc National Park and Suoi Tranh Waterfall are great for picnicking, jungle-trekking, camping, or simply, sightseeing.
However, the ideal weather condition is accompanied by a peak travel season. Beware of rising rate in service and accommodation during this time.
- October-November are best months to visit Phu Quoc (in the dry season)
- You may have a chance to join the national festives holiday (Tet) if are at Phu Quoc at year-end (January/ February – Lunar calendar)
- Transportation/ Accommodation may be fully booked and at its highest price.
The rainy season, the less favorable time to visit Phu Quoc
From May until October, the rainy season kicks the island to the next level, with scorching temperatures, fervent rainfall and days when you’ll wonder if the sun still exists behind all that cloud. A fairly flat degree of 29°C is certainly not the worst heat to be felt in the country, but it is the unrelenting consistency that usually gets to tourists in the end, with many consecutive months presenting a high, stagnant temperature with a very little reprise.
That might be a bit disappointing, but the best time to visit Phu Quoc is certainly not in the wet season.
Noteworthily, during July – September, dark clouds can congregate at the blink of an eye and release a torrent of rain in a short amount of time (might reaching nearly 800mm of rainfall level), leaving tourists wringing their clothes out from the unexpected bad weather and turning dirt roads even muddier.
However, plenty of Phu Quoc’s best attractions still remain open if you don’t mind taking the chance to discover Phu Quoc during the wet season. Yes, outdoor excursion s limited, but you may find yourself enjoy a low travel season of which is less touristy and at a cheaper price.
Above is our suggestion about the best time to visit Phu Quoc over dry and rainy seasons. If you look for more detail of our best tour to Phu Quoc or wish to have your own itinerary, please hesitate not to contact us for your request.