BINH THUAN — Phu Quy in the southern province of Binh Thuan has been hailed as one of the most beautiful islands in the East Sea by readers of US news site CNN. And there are more good reasons to explain why the Phu Quy is being crowned as the best seaside retreat by young travelers. Located 120km from the resort town of Phan Thiet, Phu Quy island is not big or crowded like its better-known counterparts Phu Quoc and Nam Du islands. There are no tourist traps or anxious tourists here, which helps the secluded island retain the untouched beauty of its long, sandy beaches and turquoise sea. 


Superdong, a high-speed boat operating on the Phan Thiet – Phu Quy route, officially opened at the Phan Thiet Port, in the central province of Binh Thuan, on June 21. The boat is operated by the Superdong – Kien Giang Speedboat Corporation with a total investment of US$2 million. All of the cabins are equipped with air-conditioners, comfortable seats, LCD TV’s, toilets and a VIP cabin, with music and a movie system. Ticket prices per passenger are VND350,000 each, VND250,000 for children, and VND260,000VND for people with disabilities. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Vice Chairman of the Binh Thuan provincial People’s Committee, Pham Van Nam, emphasised that the launch of the high-speed boat on the Phan Thiet – Phu Quy route not only helps to shorten the time travel between the mainland and the island but also contributes to the local socio-economic development. It is also expected to help Phu Quy island to soon become a popular tourist destination and a fishery logistics centre, he added. Phu Quy Island is located in the middle of the East Sea. It is surrounded by white sandy beaches and nine other isles. The island covers an area of 18 square kilometres and has a population of over 27,000. It is also an important in-between logistical destination linking the mainland with the Truong Sa archipelago. Roughly 56 nautical miles from Phan Thiet city and near the coastal provinces of Khanh Hoa, Binh Thuan and Ba Ria-Vung Tau, the island has huge potential for developing sea and island-based tourism, especially resorts, and ecological and adventure tours.


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Hai Phong (VNA) – After the sea-crossing bridge of Tan Vu – Lach Huyen opened on September 2, 2017, tourist arrivals in Cat Ba island district of northern Hai Phong city surged by 150 percent year on year from then to May 2018. In the first half of this year, Cat Ba Island welcomed more than 1.5 million visitors. Holidaymakers arrived even in the winter, said Vu Tien Lap – head of the culture, sports and tourism division of Cat Hai district.Fusion Phu Quoc resort is celebrating its 1st anniversary with this exclusive summer offer: 35 per cent off the best available online rates. The promotion includes a pool garden villa for two adults, Fusion’s “Breakfast Anywhere, Anytime” service, all-inclusive daily spa treatments, airport pick-up and drop-off, daily shuttle bus to/from Duong Dong town, all-inclusive wellness activities including yoga and tai chi classes, kayaking, biking, and the Mini Maia kids’ club. Offer is valid for stays until Sept 30, 2018. Bookings are subject to villa availability and rates are non-cancellable and non-refundable. The offer is not combinable with any existing offers. Fusion Resort Phu Quoc is the sixth member of the Fusion family joining properties in Da Nang, Nha Trang, and Ho Chi Minh City. The resort occupies a 20-ha plot within the private bay of Cua Can, Vung Bau, in the north of Phu Quoc Island. The resort’s exclusive beach and riverfront location provide plenty of cool breezes and spectacular views. The resort has 97 spacious, contemporary yet rustic thatched villas, each with its own private garden and pool which presents the modern traveler with a feeling of true openness. It's a space where one can bring balance to the body and mind in a quiet, secluded, and thoroughly reenergizing natural environment right on the water’s edge. With villa sizes ranging from one to five bedrooms, it’s the ideal choice for solo travelers, couples, families or groups of friends.