More means to transport in Phu Quoc.
Most hotels offer bicycle rentals which start from US$1 per day, which can be a great way to adventure around the local area. If you plan on cycling further away, poor road conditions and unsealed dusty roads can make this a difficult experience. We recommend purchasing a face mask before you head off on these longer journeys and take plenty of water. The coastal strip surrounding Phu Quoc makes cycling relatively easy however the island heats up when you get move from the coast.
Renting a motorbike is one of the cheapest ways to discover Phu Quoc Island and motorbikes also provide the best access if you are adventuring out to the more remote beaches and dirt roads beyond the main towns.
Motorbikes can be rented at many of top end and mid range hotels, or you’ll find local owners outside the hotels and airport very keen to either rent their bikes or even adopt you and guide you around the island. Bikes rental rates will vary depending on the condition of the bike and your bargaining skills, here is guide to prices;
- Per hour, from around 30,000d
- Per day, from US$6-12 dollars a day (depending on the bike and your negotiation skills)
- Per week, around US$45-60, again depending if you can negotiate any discounts.
One thing to consider is that busy dirt roads that are yet to be sealed can get quite dusty, due to the increasing number of cars and trucks on the island. This is particularly the case on the roads leading from Duong Dong, like the road along Long beach south of Duong Dong Town, and the road to Ong Lang Beach heading north, so we recommend buying a mask in town before heading off on your adventure.
Note: since the end of 2007, it is now illegal to ride on a motorbike without wearing a helmet, so please ensure you request a helmet when renting a motorbike. All operators are aware of the laws and will provide you with a helmet.
Hiring a motorbike with driver is one of the easiest and quickest ways to travel short or one off distances around Phu Quoc between the main towns. If you arrive by plane, these motorbike drivers will likely find you before you find them, just find a friendly face, negotiate a little and off you go.
Guide to motorbike taxi rates;
- Short distances around town cost around 10,000d
- Longer distances cost around 20,000d to 40,000d per every 5kms traveled.
- From the Airport to Long Beach Resorts expect to pay around 20,000d to 40,000d, and slightly more if heading to Ong Lang Beach. Discounts could be negotiated if you hire for the whole day.
- All day rental starts at around 150,000d (US$10)
Remember if you’re traveling between towns like Duong Dong and An Thoi not all roads are sealed and can get quite dusty. These drivers can take you just about anywhere on Phu Quoc, so if you prefer a driver with local knowledge and experience of the road conditions, this is a good option.
Now illegal to ride on a motorbike without wearing a helmet, which is particularly recommended on Phu Quoc as road conditions in some parts of the island are still improving quite poor.
There are a limited number of metered taxis now operating on Phu Quoc, most of which operate from the airport. Rates are generally up to US$5 to US$10 from the airport to Long Beach resorts south of Duong Dong Town.
One taxi company that operates on the island providing air conditioned cars is www.sascophuquoc.com who can be contacted on Tel: 99 55 99.
Private taxis/drivers also operate from Phu Quoc Airport and can provide a good service for a negotiable fee.
The centre of Duong Dong is only a couple hundred meters from the airport, just turn right outside the airport gates and you’ll hit the central market in around 10 minutes. So if you don’t have much luggage, this is definitely the cheapest option. There are also some local hotels across the road from the airport terminal.
Hope you enjoy your time in Phu Quoc!
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