An Thoi Town

Attraction tt. An Thới tp. Phú Quốc Vietnam Published on: 22-11-2015

3 hours
09:00 AM
12:00 PM
Second-time visit
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An Thoi is a small town at the southernmost end of Phu Quoc Island. It is the biggest fishing harbor of the area.

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Why An Thoi Town is special ?

An Thoi Town is where you will find the main ferry port for services from the mainland town of Rach Gia, and is also a jumping off point for visiting the group of An Thoi islands to the south. Historically, An Thoi is famous for its prison concentration camp nicknamed the "Coconut Tree Prison" which was often referred to as "hell on earth" for generations. The prison was built by the French and expanded by the Americans during the Vietnam/American war. Today An Thoi is booming and famous for its white sand beaches "Sao Beach and Khem Beach) numerous coral reefs, commercial fishing industry, fish sauce factories and its port. The islands naval base is also located here. There are a few hotels, cafes, a large church, a market and even a small hospital.


What to explore at An Thoi Town?

An Thoi has many goods and services on offer, though the selection is limited compared to what you will find in Duong Dong. Many of the islands Villagesfish sauce factories are based here, along with the islands naval bases and second largest local market offering a decent selection of fruit, vegetables and fresh seafood and much more. There are some hotels here, limited banking facilities, some travel agents and a small hospital, however most people tend to stay along Long Beach or in Duong Dong half way up the island. One advantage of staying in An Thoi town is that you are closer to exploring the islands to the south and closer to Bai Sao and Bai Kem beaches with their pristine white sands. If arriving by boat, buses, taxis and motorbike taxis are generally available to take you to your desired destination on the island.


How to get to An Thoi Town?

An Thoi Town is located on the south-east coast of Phu Quoc. You can take a taxi, hire a bike ro get there. You can get a boat from Rach Gia which docked at Vong Beach. From here, you can catch a taxi to the town.

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Tips for you

  • Do not expect to find any western food in An Thoi as seafood is the specialty here.
  • Chartering a private boat from An Thoi Port costs 500,000 VND for 4-5hrs for up to 8 people. If you want food, add another 200,000VND.
  • There are a lot of places to eat and drink in An Thoi Town near the market. You can eat at a proper sit down restaurant or purchase a meal from a street vendor.
  • For the cooks out there, fresh seafood is relatively cheap here compared to other parts of the island. You can also buy dry fish, fresh fruit, and even unprocessed pearls.
    What to buy
  • You can fish from the An Thoi Port dock with the locals at sunset or charter a boat and go deep sea fishing or night fishing for squid.
    Things to do

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