Are you yearning for a relaxing beach holiday on white pristine beaches with waves crashing at your feet? Then pack your bags and head over to the southeast island of Phu Quoc in Vietnam. There is so much to do including a massive amusement park – Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc.
Why Phu Quoc??
Not just one, there are multiple reasons to choose this destination.
- Phu Quoc boasts of having one of the best beaches in the world.
- If you are traveling to Phu Quoc Island, you don’t need a visa for 30 days unless you plan on indulging in longer or other destinations in Vietnam.
- The white sand beaches, magical sunsets are perfect to unwind and rejuvenate your soul.
There has been an increase of 35% in tourists in 2018 to 4 million, according to Vietnam News. So what are you waiting for? Start planning.
Phu Quoc with kids
During our recent 10-day trip to Vietnam, we were trying to finalize our itinerary. Apart from including Hanoi and Ho Ch Minh City, we were contemplating on our 3rd destination. Traveling with kids and my mom we wanted it to be relaxing. Thinking between Da Nang and Phu Quoc, we zeroed down on this Pearl Island – Phu Quoc that has been fast becoming a hot favorite among the tourists.
With 2 days on the island, we set out to the biggest amusement park in Phu Quoc – Vinpearl Land on our first day.
Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc Island
An amusement park on the island is the best way to spend a day with kids. The park has so much to do from rides, dolphin show, aquarium, mermaid show, and a full-blown water park. Yes, all in one.
It was tough for me to get my kids out in the evening. They were so tired that they slept right away on the bus from the park to the hotel.
There are a lot of rides that are suitable for adults as well. So why not have equal fun with the kids and relive our childhood. My mom sat at a few rides with me. She was doing the rides after 50 years. Isn’t that amazing?
The massive waterpark is a treat for all with so much to indulge into. There is a full-blown children’s water play area with splash pools, slides, water canons that are the treasured among the kids.
There are lounge chairs around the pool to sit and watch the kids have the time of their life.
Note: There are shower areas and lockers available on rent.
For those seeking thrill, there are huge serpentine water slides and funnels falling in the plunge pools.
And if the thrill is not your cup of tea then laze around in your tube in the shallow and calm lazy river.
Note: Carry your swimwear for the waterpark. There are slippers available that can be worn at the waterpark area and returned back in the baskets. Lockers are available on rent to keep your valuables.
Note: There are age and height restrictions for water rides as well.
The love for colorful aquatic life can be fulfilled at the large aquarium. As you enter the dome-shaped tank, the sharks, stingrays and other fishes going past from all sides. It is fascinating for the kids to see the fishes zooming past their heads.
There are penguins and other reptile and colorful fishes displays that will dazzle you.
The unique part of the aquarium is the Mermaid show that we saw for the first time. There were divers dressed as mermaids inside the fish tanks dancing and performing an act.
Right next to the aquarium is the amphitheater for the dolphin show. The expert trainers play some fun games with the dolphins with balls and rings as if they are playing with kids.
We sincerely hope that these aquatic animals are not subjected to any cruelty. We in no way want to promote it.
Recommend – We highly recommend watching the mermaid show and the dolphin show.
To experience and feel a cinematic masterpiece, 5D theater is the place to be. You might be showered with rain or snow, wind blowing, shaking seats. Kids love this magic feel.
From video games to air hockey, there is a huge play area for kids with bouncy and slides and ball pits. There’s a separate section for infants and older kids.
Pro Tip – The game arcade inside the amusement park is included in the ticket. So when you want to beat the heat, this is the place to be.
There are 5 restaurants spread across the park that mainly serve Asian cuisine. Apart from restaurants, there are cafes for beverages.
Note: There are very few vegetarian options available.
Please see- Outside food is not allowed.
Adults – 500,000 VND, Kids (1m -1.4m height) – 400,000 VND
Some hotels give out passes for Vinpearl Land, so check with your hotel.
Do you need a visa for Vietnam? If yes, how to get a visa for Vietnam? Read Our Ultimate Guide to Vietnam Visa that answers all your questions.
How to reach Vinpearl Land?
Ganh Dau, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province, Vietnam
There is free shuttle service available to and fro from the park to major hotels and various points across the island in morning and evening. Do check the schedule of the shuttle.
You can opt for a cab or rent bikes to go around.
Vinpearl Land is a must-visit place to spend a whole day filled with fun and thrill. Be prepared to pull out your kids in the evening.
- Outside food is not allowed. However, there are very few vegetarian options.
- Carry swimwear and change of clothes for the water park.
- Lockers are available on rent at the water park area to keep your belongings.
- Since it gets very hot, sunscreen and hats are recommended.
- Wear comfortable footwear.
- There are various shows and fish feeding conducted at specific timings. Do check the schedule from the map and plan accordingly.
- There is free shuttle service available to and from Vinpearl Land across various hotels and places in the island. Do check the schedule.
If you have more days and looking for options then Vinpearl Safari is the best bet.
Across the street from Vinpearl Land is the Vinperal Safari. It has two sections – an open zoo and a safari. The safari is a huge enclosed area that is developed as a natural habitat for many animals. There are lions, giraffes, zebras, rhinos, deer and many more animals.
How to reach Phu Quoc?
Phu Quoc is connected to the mainland by air and water.
The best way is to fly into Phu Quoc International Airport. There are multiple flights daily from major Vietnam cities of Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Nha Trang. Various international airlines have flights to Pearl Island.
Pro Tip: Phu Quoc is a popular destination and thus, the flights get booked fast. To get a good deal and flight, book well in advance.
For those on budget, there are fast and slow ferries plying to and fro from mainland Vietnam at Rach Gia and Ha Tien to Phu Quoc Island.
Have you been to Phu Quoc? Wasn’t it relaxing and refreshing? Do share your experiences.
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