Thom island Phu Quoc has long been a famous tourist destination, attracting many tourists to visit. Even this place is likened to a "masterpiece of nature's gift". Let's explore 18 interesting activities with Dong Travel when coming to Sun World Thom island Phu Quoc!
The scene brings peace to visitors (Source: mbeirne)
1. Brief about Thom island Phu Quoc
Where is Thom Island?
Thom island Phu Quoc is known as a large island located in the south of Phu Quoc island, Kien Giang province. The area is about 5.7km2, surrounded by many other small islands.
Thom island was officially established in 2003 with a population of about 3,000 people.
The scene brings peace to visitors
Regarding Thom island, there is a very famous legend told by locals about this Phu Quoc beach. Previously, Thom island was the place where Lord Nguyen chose to take refuge after the Tay Son uprising failed.
At the same time, this is also the place with the most wild and poetic scenery in Phu Quoc Island. A tourist destination in Phu Quoc not to be missed.
From February 14, 2018, the cable car and the Sun World Thom island Nature Park marine entertainment complex from Sun Group went into operation to welcome guests. This is a project that contributes to the realization of the plan to turn the southern area of Phu Quoc Island into the most attractive destination in Vietnam and in the world.
How to move to Thom island?
To move to Thom island you can choose one of the following 2 methods:
1. Transfer by boat to Thom island island Phu Quoc
To be able to go to Thom island by boat, it will first take you about 25 minutes to reach An Thoi port. Another 30 minutes to go from An Thoi port to Thom island. Train ticket price is about 200,000 VND/person/turn or less.
Train running time:
♦ From An Thoi port to Thom island: 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. daily.
♦ From Thom island to An Thoi port: 13h45, 14h30 and 17h00 daily.
2. Travel by cable car Thom island - An Thoi Station
The island can be reached by cable car Thom island (Source: collectibles)
You can also travel by cable car Thom island Phu Quoc - the longest sea-crossing cable car in the world. With a total length of up to 7,899m, Thom island cable car connects from An Thoi town through Hon Roi and Hon Dua islands to Thom island.
This will be an experience going to the island by cable car that will surely surprise you with its grandeur. It takes only 15 minutes to travel by cable car.
(Source: Sun World Thom island)
Ticket prices for sightseeing services at Sun World Thom island
Cable car ticket price to Thom island
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Ticket price for entertainment services at Sun World Thom island Phu Quoc
In the ticket price of the service to visit Thom island, Phu Quoc island includes the costs for the service: Travel and return by cable car, have fun at Aquatoria water park.
(Source: Sun World Thom island)
Besides, you can also participate in free games such as: Floating house, kayaking, swimming,... Particularly for those who want to try other activities such as water motor, scuba diving with a bottle. gas, ... then you have to pay a separate service fee for each game.
Price list of paid entertainment services in Thom island (reference price)
|Canoe towing sofa||850.000 VND/time||Maximum 3 guests|
|Canoe pulling banana floats||850.000 VND/time||Maximum 3 guests|
|Scuba diving with scuba||650.000 VND/person|
|Canoe pulling parachute||
The best time to travel to Thom island
The weather in Phu Quoc is divided into two distinct seasons: the rainy season and the dry season. Each season has its own characteristics.
Obviously, the dry season is always the best time to visit Sun World Thom island. From October to April next year, the weather not only Thom island but also Phu Quoc is very beautiful. You will fully enjoy the trip with clear blue sky, golden sunshine and dry, cool weather.
Another reason you should visit Thom island during the dry season is because of the coral reef diving trips. During this time, the coral reefs are also more eye-catching and the sea is less rough. It is ideal for a trip to explore the beauty of the ocean.
Because of this great condition, buying dry is also buying the tourist peak of the year. Don't forget to book train, plane and accommodation tickets in advance to save money and make sure you don't get sold out when it's close to the tourist season.
2. Fun activities not to be missed at Thom island beach
2.1. An Thoi Station, Thom island Station
These two locations at Sun World Thom island have very impressive architecture with ancient Roman style. Therefore, both An Thoi station and Thom island station are visited by many tourists to visit and to check-in to preserve beautiful moments.
Check in An Thoi Station (Source: collectibles)
2.2. Snorkeling to see corals
Coming to Sun World Thom island, do not miss the activity of scuba diving to see the lake. You will be diving deep into the sea by scuba diving or walking under the sea to see the ravishing natural coral reefs.
This activity is suitable for both swimmers and non-swimmers.
What's good about Thom island Phu Quoc? Snorkeling to see the coral brings a new feeling (Source: ecobeachsunworldhonthom)
2.3. Adventure game with super attractive canoe
Another fun activity at Sun World Phu Quoc is playing with canoes. You can play canoes to pull sofas, canoes to pull skis or canoes to pull banana floats. These lively games will help you get rid of the worries on the mainland and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the trip.
The price to participate in these activities is from 800,000 to 1,100,000 VND. Or a snorkeling tour to see the coral about 2,000,000 VND for a group of 1 - 5 people is also a good choice.
2.4. Floating house on the sea
This free activity is chosen by many tourists, especially families who come to Thom island to travel. When participating in the game, each player is given a life jacket to ensure safety.
The floating house is divided into many different small models so players can freely explore.
Floating house floating on water (Source: Tran.le)
Dawn is the most beautiful time in Thom island, Phu Quoc. That's why kayaking at dawn is also very popular.
Immersed in the vast and majestic natural area around, you will feel the priceless gift that nature bestows. The charming landscape robbing tourists' souls is real.
Recreational kayaking is popular with many tourists (Source: ngocmai1610)
2.6. Sightseeing and swimming in Bai Trao
Bai Trao is one of the most beautiful beaches in Phu Quoc, famous for its beautiful, poetic scenery, suitable for "virtual living". Therefore, this place always attracts a large number of tourists.
What could be better than to lie down and relax among the cool green coconut trees that are always bustling with the relaxing sound of rustling every time the sea breeze passes by. The immense sea view that you can comfortably enjoy the full view of the endless horizon. It is a priceless gift for the days of living in a crowded city.
Enjoy the beauty of Bai Trao when visiting Thom island Phu Quoc (Source: mitlala.7)
2.7. Experience squid fishing and catching sea urchin
If you have time, you can also join a squid fishing tour at night or in the morning. Or the sea urchin catching tour is also quite interesting. Of course, you can completely combine squid fishing and enjoy seafood. The feeling of catching squid and sea urchin with your own hands to enjoy is nothing better.
This is an activity that many tourists love when visiting Sun World Thom island.
Experience going squid fishing at night in Phu Quoc (Source: drawabitaday)
2.8. Visit the pearl factory
There are many pearl workshops on Thom island, Phu Quoc. So, if you have the opportunity to come here, you can also visit these workshops to learn the process of creating valuable pearls.
Visiting pearl factory (Source: rubyphamjewelry)
3. What does Sun World Thom island have to play? - Aquatopia Water Park Asia's leading water park
Starting from December 2019, Thom island Phu Quoc water park has officially come into operation. This is the leading water park in Asia, owning a large number of games and class.
The park is divided into 6 areas with a total of 21 games. In which, many games are present in Vietnam for the first time.
3.1. Tropical cyclone - Children's area at
As the name suggests, this game is like a whirlwind with great power, enough to shake the entire island of Aquatopia. This is a thrilling game, suitable for playing with friends and family.
Check-in at Thom island water park (Source: collectibles)
3.2. Underground Wave Cave - Children's area at
Joining this game you will discover a long slide system like a colorful cave. Adventure, surprise and fun are the common feelings of players when experiencing this game.
3.3. Paradise Bay - Aboriginal area
This is the artificial wave pool at Sun World Thom island with different levels of strong and weak waves. The waves will wash away all your fatigue.
3.4. Flying dragon riding the wave - Aboriginal area
If you are a fan of the sport of surfing, it will certainly be hard to resist the attraction of this game. This will be a great opportunity for you to experience the feeling of riding the ocean waves.
3.5. Snake King Battle - Wild Animal Area
With 2 long pipes, winding and winding, forming steep slopes like 2 Snake Kings fighting fiercely. The experience of sliding in these 2 pipes will bring a feeling of extreme excitement.
3.6. Angry Dragon Snake - Wild Animal Area
With a large size slide, this game allows the whole group of friends or extended family to join in the challenge. The feeling of surfing on the waves with daring ramps will definitely bring unforgettable memories at Sun World.
3.7. Sea King's Revenge - Dramatic Defense Zone
The game at this Sun World water park has a long slide, designed in a spiral. Therefore, players will experience the feeling of both thrill and excitement when conquering the challenge.
3.8. The War of the Serpent - Dramatic Monster Zone
For those who love adventure and speed games, don't miss the snake fight. The feeling of sliding at high speed and free-falling in the middle of nowhere is both heart-pounding and exciting.
3.9. Thuy Lam Cave - Pirate area
This play space at Aquatopia Sun World Thom island can be suitable for all types of players, including children. In Thuy Liem cave, there is both an oasis of happiness, a gentle wave of water, and intelligent monkeys. This will be a time to relax, enjoy a rare peaceful feeling.
3.10. Lazy River - Pirate Zone
If you are tired of playing, you can let yourself drift on the lazy river to be completely relaxed
4. What to eat at Sun World Thom island? Which restaurant is good?
4.1. Special dishes not to be missed
Squid and Crab
If you have come to the island of Thom Phu Quoc, do not forget to enjoy the dishes made from squid and crab.
Here, squid and crab, although not too big, are very fresh, delicious, and firm. All squid and crabs are caught from the sea and processed immediately, so the taste is absolutely irresistible
Sea urchin is also known as sea urchin. Although the appearance of sea urchin is rough and thorny, after processing, it is very delicious and hard to resist. The taste of sea urchin is sweet, salty, very easy to eat.
Some dishes made from sea urchin such as grilled sea urchin, cooked porridge, ... are loved by many tourists.
Enjoy Phu Quoc's specialty sea urchin (Source: ntvvirus)
This dish is both easy to eat and extremely delicious. The ingredients for the dish include fresh herring, lotus root papaya, banana corn, grated coconut fiber, etc., and spices. Herring salad when eaten is both sweet and spicy, sour and sour, which can stimulate the taste buds of the eater.
Special herring salad not to be missed (Source: collectibles)
The processing of abalone at Thom island is very diverse. Can be eaten raw or sautéed, grilled, cooked with porridge, ... are okay. Abalone dish is not only delicious but also has high nutritional value.
Abalone is a nutritious seafood dish (Source: collectibles)
4.2. Famous restaurant in Thom island
Buffet restaurant in 3 regions on Bai Trao
One of the most famous restaurants at Sun World Thom island is Buffet 3 regions. The restaurant is currently located at Bai Trao, so it is very convenient for travel.
Thanks to a diverse menu with many attractive dishes, attentive and dedicated service and reasonable prices, the restaurant attracts a large number of visitors.
- Location: Bai Trao, Thom island.
- Opening time: 11:30 to 15:00 daily
- Price: Adults: 250,000 VND/person – Children: 125,000 VND/serving
Sunshine Restaurant & Coffee
Sunshine Restaurant & Coffee Thom island Phu Quoc is also a famous destination. The menu at the restaurant is not only diverse but also very deliciously prepared.
The space at the restaurant is peaceful, with many ideal check-in corners. The price of dishes here ranges from 40,000 to 400,000 VND.
- Location: cable car arrival station (Thom island station)
- Opening time: 8:00 to 18:00 daily
- Price: 40,000 to 400,000 VND/piece
Sunshine Restaurant & Coffee (Source: aria_terra)
On Thom island, there are also many beautiful view cafes. Notably, AnBa Coffee shop at the station to the cable car.
AnBa cafe is located at Thom island arrival station. This beautiful little dining place will make you fall in love with its rustic space, surrounded by lush green trees and romantic confetti.
- Address: 131 Tran Hung Dao Street, TT. Duong Dong, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang
- Opening time: 7:00 to 17:00 every day
- Price range: 50,000 - 100,000 VND/piece
Panorama is located at Thom island Phu Quoc cable car station to An Thoi (return station).
- Address: Cable car station, An Thoi, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang
- Opening time: 8:00 to 21:00 daily
- Price range: 100,000 to 400,000 VND/piece
The Coffee Station is also an ideal destination while the price of a drink is only a few tens of thousands of dong. This cafe serves some fast food such as skewers, grilled sausages, cakes. This is a suitable place for tourists to relax.
- Address: An Thoi train station, Phu Quoc
- Opening time: 17:00 to 21:00 daily
5. Where to stay in Thom island Phu Quoc
Although tourism services in Phu Quoc are quite developed. However, this place is still a relatively unspoiled place. This place has not been explored and developed much. Therefore, the number of hotels and resorts is still limited.
However, from An Thoi port to Sun World Thom island does not take much time to travel, trains go - come a lot. Therefore, you can consider resting at Phu Quoc hotel near An Thoi port when going sightseeing.
Some hotels with quality accommodation services can be mentioned as follows.
5.1. Thanh Vy Hotel
- Address: 86 Nguyen Truong To, Quarter 1, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang
- Tel: 0297 3991 919
- Reference price: 500,000 VND/night
- Rating: 4.5/5 (22 reviews)
5.2. Phung Hung Boutique Hotel
- Address: 62 Đ. Nguyen Van Cu, An Thoi, City. Phu Quoc, Kien Giang
- Tel: 0297 3991 929
- Reference price: 500,000 - 1,200,000 VND/night
- Rating: 4.4/5 (250 reviews)
5.3. My Lan Hotel & Restaurant
- Address: Bai Sao area
- Tel: 0297 3990 779
- Reference price: from 900,000 VND/night
- Rating: 3.6/5 (356 reviews)
Besides, in the area of Dong Duong town, there are also a number of hotels for you to rest with room rates from 300,000 VND/night.
6. Thom island travel experience
♦ Thom island has a small area, so you only need 1-2 days to discover all the interesting things here.
♦ If you go to Sun World Thom island by cable car, you should pay attention to the operating time so that you don't miss your flight.
♦ Just prepare simple things to bring because although Thom island is still quite wild, it is not to the point of lack.
♦ Don't forget to bring beautiful "suits" and also sunglasses, scarves, hats,... for shimmering photo shoots.
♦ When playing at sea, pay attention not to go to deep water to avoid danger.
Above are some things related to Thom Island Phu Quoc that those who are wondering what is beautiful about Phu Quoc should pay attention to have a perfect trip.