Top Snorkeling Spots In The South Of Phu Quoc Island

Top Snorkeling Spots In The South Of Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc city has 22 islands and islets, of which Phu Quoc island is the largest island, up to 580 square kilometers. Most of the islands around Phu Quoc have very few people living there, even uninhabited. The interesting thing about these islands is the colorful coral reefs.

The coral area of Phu Quoc is nearly 480 hectares wide. Particularly in the South Phu Quoc island, ie An Thoi archipelago, the coral area is spread over 360 hectares. The average coverage is about 44.5%. 

There are 360 ​​types of coral in Phu Quoc, mainly hard corals; only about 10 species of soft coral.

Because of the diversity in coral species and the large coral area, snorkeling and diving are the must-try experiences when traveling to Phu Quoc. Admiring and discovering the colorful coral world with your own eyes in the heart of the vast sea is a great experience.

Let's find out the top snorkeling spots in south Phu Quoc island with John's Tours!

1. Gam Ghi Island

Recommend activity: Snorkeling

Gam Ghi Island
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Gam Ghi (Gầm Ghì) island locates about 10 km south of An Thoi. It has different rocks protruding from the water, forming rocky rapids of various shapes.

The island has an area of ​​coral thousands of square meters. The colorful coral reefs in Gầm Ghì are only 0.5 to 3 meters from the water surface, easily visible with snorkel equipment. 

Snorkeling at Gam Ghi Island
Snorkeling at Gam Ghi Island

Gầm Ghì island is a destination usually in Phu Quoc daily island tours for snorkeling. In the high tourist season, Gam Ghi island welcomes hundreds of visitors in a day.

2. Buom Island

Recommend activity: Snorkeling - Scuba Diving

Buom Island
Buom Island

Buom (Bườm) Island is more than 11km south of An Thoi port. It is one of the most ideal snorkeling spots in Phu Quoc.

On the Google Map, it is mistakenly marked as Mong Tay island, so you will not see the name of this island.

Surrounding the island are mainly rock rapids, so there aren't amazing beaches like the other islands.

Corals are undamaged because it is far from Phu Quoc island and unspoiled. Many travel agencies can not take you there due to having further distances in the daily group tour schedule. Therefore you can get to Buom island by private tour.

3. Ky Lan Cape, Thom Island

Recommend activity: Snorkeling

Thom Island
Thom Island

Ky Lan Cape is a diving and snorkeling spot north of Thom (Thơm) island. Ky Lan Cape is one of the most beautiful coral reefs in Phu Quoc.

Thơm island is the largest island in 21 islands and islets around Phu Quoc island with an area of ​​5.7 km2. You can visit there by cable car or boat or speedboat.

You can also experience the sea walker at Trao (Trào) beach. This service allows you to walk on the seafloor while you breathe normally. You will wear a uniquely designed helmet and needn't have any other equipment. You can explore the beautiful marine life around, the colorful corals, schools of fish.

4. May Rut Trong Island

Recommend activity: Snorkeling

May Rut Trong Island
May Rut Trong Island

May Rut Trong (Mây Rút Trong) is one of the large islands. It is at the top of the most beautiful beaches located in the southwest of the An Thoi archipelago. 

May Rut Trong is more than 10km from An Thoi harbor. It takes us about 20 minutes by speedboat and more than 45 minutes by boat to get there.

Mây Rút Trong has a long beach, fine white sand, glassy water, and very shallow.

Coral is very close to the water surface. You only need to wear a life jacket, mask, and snorkel, then face down in the water. Swimming here will allow you to see a variety of schools of fish. 

5. Dam Trong Island

Recommend activity: Snorkeling

Dam Trong Island
Dam Trong Island

The South of Phu Quoc has two islands named Dăm, distinguished by their location. The island is closer to An Thoi is called Dăm Trong island (the word “Trong” means inside). It is nearly 2km from the An Thoi harbor.

The island has a narrow and long shape. Dam Trong has only one small resort for tourists and no residents.

The seawater is clear and shallow. You can freely go fishing, kayaking, and snorkeling at Dam Trong island.

6. Kim Quy Island

Recommend activity: Snorkeling - Scuba Diving

Kim Quy Island
Kim Quy Island

Kim Quy locates to the west of May Rut Trong island. It is a small and unspoiled island, located nearly 11km from An Thoi harbor. 

Kim Quy is one of the most beautiful coral reefs of Phu Quoc. The primitive ecosystem is one of the outstanding features. The coral is 1m to 12m from the water surface.

The fish species here are very diverse. There are schools of colorful fish up to hundreds of them swimming around the coral reefs.

The water level here is quite deep. Therefore, you need a professional tour guide and operator to guide you.

7. Kho Islet

Recommend activity: Snorkeling - Scuba Diving

Kho Islet
Kho Islet

Kho is the smallest islet in the An Thoi archipelago. The islet locates closer to An Thoi than Mây Rút Trong island, about 9.5 km from the An Thoi harbor. There are no trees on the islet, just rocks, maybe for that reason, the islet is called Khô (“Khô” means dry).

The coral that lives here is hard corals. Parrotfish and butterflyfish often come here to feed. When you scuba dive, you will have the opportunity to see these brilliant fish. You should also note that some points here are deep water.

Kho Islet is a snorkeling and diving spot not for the amateur.

Top Daily Island Tours Of John's Tours Phu Quoc:

- 2 islands boat trip: Mong Tay Island OR Gam Ghi Island (AND May Rut Trong Island)

- 3 islands boat trip: Mong Tay Island & Gam Ghi Island & May Rut Trong Island

- 4 island speedboat trip: Mong Tay Island & Gam Ghi Island & May Rut Trong Island & fishing near Thom Island

- 4 island speedboat trip & cable car & Aquatopia Water Park

- Snorkeling & Sunset BBQ Dinner on May Rut Trong Island

- Snorkeling & Camping 2D1N on May Rut Trong Island

Do not miss the opportunity to explore the underwater world when traveling Phu Quoc. Snorkeling and diving to see the coral reefs of Phu Quoc will bring you unforgettable impressions and memories.

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