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May Rut Island: Explore a hidden gem with incredible beauty in Phu Quoc

24/03/2023 2311 views

May Rut Island has the untouched beauty and peaceful atmosphere of a secluded island, which is unquestionably an amazing destination for you to momentarily get away from the bustling city life.

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The sparkling water and sand of May Rut Island (Source: Collected)

Having sun-kissed white sand and crystal-clear water, May Rut Island has won the hearts of numerous domestic and international visitors and become one of Phu Quoc’s most gorgeous islands. This lovely island will provide the perfect excursion for those looking for a vacation that goes beyond sunbathing. For a detailed guide to this charming destination, read on.

1. Where is May Rut Island? When is the best time to visit?

  • Location

May Rut Island is one of the most popular islands located in the southern area of ​​An Thoi archipelago (about 10 kilometers away from An Thoi town), Hon Thom commune, Phu Quoc island, Kien Giang province. 

May Rut Island consists of two tiny islands, which are May Rut Trong and May Rut Ngoai. Both islands offer a peaceful vibe and clean seawater, along with their own distinctive characteristics. While May Rut Trong Island is famous for its incredibly lovely and long white-sand beaches, May Rut Ngoai attracts tourists by its fascinating aquatic world.

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May Rut Island is a must-visit destination during your trip in Phu Quoc (Source: Collected)

  • The best time to visit

The ideal time to travel to Phu Quoc islands in general and May Rut Island in particular is from November to April. During this time, there are almost no storms. Temperatures on this glamorous island range from 25 to 28 degrees Celsius, making it convenient for visitors to explore and participate in many recreational activities.

In March, the seawater at the island is so clear that you can see coral reefs and starfish from above water. It is important to keep in mind that the end of April is when the season changes. There may be sudden rains, so if you decide to visit May Rut Island around this time, you should check Phu Quoc weather forecast beforehand.

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Winter and spring are the best times of the year for travelers to enjoy the fantastic atmosphere of May Rut Island (Source: Collected)

2. How to get to May Rut Island on your Phu Quoc trip?

To get to May Rut Island, go to An Thoi port, which is located in the south of Phu Quoc island. Then take a ship or canoe to May Rut Island. 

Traveling by canoe only takes approximately 20-30 minutes, while a ship takes about 90 minutes. If you are prone to seasickness, it is advisable to take a canoe to May Rut Island since it is more comfortable compared to taking a ship. Tickets cost about 2,800,000 VND for ship and 2,500,000 VND for canoe.

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Canoeing offers visitors a great opportunity to explore and admire the quintessential beauty of May Rut Island (Source: Collected)

3. What to do on May Rut Trong Island Phu Quoc?

As one of the most charming Phu Quoc Islands, May Rut Trong will promisingly offer you many memorable experiences:

3.1. Go paddle boarding and admire the beauty of nature

Paddle boarding is an extremely fascinating activity that you should not miss out on when enjoying your holiday on May Rut Trong Island. You can rent paddle boards in a variety of shapes and vibrant colors on the island. Standing up on a paddle board not only offers a fun way to play on the water but also a great opportunity to appreciate the elegance of May Rut Trong Island. When the sun shines, you can even see the coral reefs that are 8-10 meters underwater.

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Tourists paddleboarding on the sparkling water of May Rut Island (Source: Collected)

3.2. Camp overnight and watch the sunrise

When visiting May Rut Trong Island, you should not miss the chance to have a BBQ party, camp overnight, make a campfire, dance and sing together, or lay down on the fine white sand to gaze at the twinkling stars at night and wait for the wonderful sunrise in the next morning.

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Friends gathering around the campfire to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of May Rut Island at night (Source: Collected)

3.3. Contemplate the breathtaking sunset

Another must-try activity on May Rut Trong Island is admiring the sunset and capturing this breathtaking moment. When dusk comes, the vibe of this beautiful island gradually shifts from the exhilaration of day to the romanticism of night. The sunset on May Rut Island Phu Quoc has left many travelers in awe due to its majesty and magnificence.

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Your heart will be captivated when you watch the sunset on May Rut Island (Source: Collected)

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4. Fantastic things to experience on May Rut Ngoai Island

There are several interesting activities that travelers can do to fulfill your day on May Rut Ngoai Island Phu Quoc:

4.1. Immerse yourself in the fresh cool water

Being one of the most beautiful islands in Phu Quoc, May Rut Ngoai Island has white-sand beaches and crystal-clear water that remind visitors of the Maldives, a world-famous island state. Thus, swimming in the sea here will undoubtedly be one of the most memorable experiences of your Phu Quoc vacation.

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Swimming is a not-to-be-missed activity when visiting May Rut Ngoai Island (Source: Collected)

4.2. Go snorkeling to see colorful coral reefs

Don’t forget to try snorkeling to discover the intriguing underwater world of May Rut Island if you are fond of exploring. The ecology of this stunning island is well known as one of the most diverse in Vietnam, with a variety of coral reefs and anemones. At greater depths, aquatic life turns out to be even more diverse. Hence, it is highly recommended that you book a snorkel tour to see the reefs up close.

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Snorkeling is a fun way to explore nature with friends and family (Source: Collected)

4.3. Take tons of photos with beautiful natural backgrounds

May Rut Island Phu Quoc is famous for its pristine and majestic natural scenery, with rows of coconut trees leaning towards the crystal-clear blue water on sparkling beaches. Therefore, don’t forget to take tons of appealing photos with the impressive hammocks or green coconut trees on this beautiful island!

Besides May Rut Island, it is highly recommended that you visit VinWonders Phu Quoc, the biggest theme park in Vietnam offering a series of unique high-tech activities. This park covers an area of ​​​​nearly 50 hectares and is situated in Phu Quoc United Center – the super complex of resorts, shophouses, and entertainment areas at Long Beach, Ganh Dau Commune, Phu Quoc Island.

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VinWonders Phu Quoc – an ideal place to have fun with your loved ones

VinWonders Phu Quoc has 6 subdivisions and 12 unique themes inspired by famous civilizations, fairy tales, and world anecdotes. All of them promise to provide a magical, novel, and appealing experience for all travelers.

  • Fairy World: This place, suitable for people of all ages, particularly children, brings you to a magical fairyland where you can relive your childhood through numerous well-known stories.
  • Mysterious Viking Village: With Nordic Scandinavian architecture, this is an ideal place for you to learn about their culture and act as a warrior to overcome the challenge of the mighty Viking tribe.
  • Neptune Palace: Being one of the five largest aquariums in the world, this place is home to nearly 255,000 individuals of 300 species. You will be satisfied with the enchanting ocean view and have the opportunity to explore the distinctive tortoiseshell structure, which is regarded as a symbol of VinWonders Phu Quoc.
  • European Streetmosphere: This place brings you back to the heyday of medieval Europe on a bustling street with a lot of characteristic brick-roofed houses.
  • Adventure World: This subdivision has a lot of exciting adventures in store for you. You can step back in time and visit stunning Mayan palaces and exquisite Greek temples.
  • Typhoon Word: This 4.5-hectare subdivision recreates a tropical Hawaiian paradise with 36 fascinating activities. The highlight of this place is a slide called “Snake Venom”, with a length of up to 175 meters, in the shape of a giant python.
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May Rut Island is a paradise for travel enthusiasts who want to explore amazing nature, thanks to its unspoiled beauty and diverse ecosystem. Hopefully, this article will help you better make plans for a fantastic vacation in Phu Quoc.


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