Phu Quoc weather in December: Temperature & Things to Do

December 21, 2022 - 1186 views

Unlike the north of Vietnam through cold winter days in December, the weather in Phu Quoc is warm and pleasant. That is the reason why many tourists come to visit the island. If you are planning your holiday keep reading the below article about Phu Quoc weather in December.

Phu Quoc weather in December overview

December is the first month of the winter. It is considered one of the best months to visit Phu Quoc. The weather is great, the sea is quiet and it is sunny. During this time, the weather is less rainy, the waves are quiet, so the ships from the mainland to Phu Quoc island at this time are very safe.

Temperature: show a slight decrease compared to the previous months. It is a warm month with an average temperature of 26°C. It ranges from 22°C to 30°C.

Rainfall: Because December is in the dry season, the rainfall on this island was very small and the rain is very light. The rain falls for 8 days and regularly aggregates up to 104mm (4.09") of precipitation.

Sea temperature: The average sea temperature is 28°C.

Daylight: December has the shortest days of the year, with an average of 11 hours of daylight.

Sunshine: the average sunshine in Phu Quoc is 7 hours

Humidity: The humidity is around 72% and rarely falls below 59%. It is the month with the lowest humidity during the year.

Min Temperature 22°C Precipitation 104mm
Max Temperature 30°C Rainy Days 9 days
Humidity 72% Sunshine Hours 8 hours


Phu Quoc weather in December

Pros and cons

Pros: December is considered the ideal month to visit Phu Quoc because it has less rain, calm and gentle waves. The air is fresh and cool making it convenient for traveling and relaxation. Besides, this is the peak tourist season, so you will be able to take part in many exciting games on the beach, check in at beautiful destinations. Moreover, December is the breeding season for starfish. Visiting Phu Quoc this time, you will have the chance to see a beautiful starfish.

Cons: Some tourists do not like visiting Phu Quoc this time as it can be crowded in December. Besides, it can be rainy for few days, which may affect your plan.


Things to do and events in Phu Quoc in December

Check out Phu Quoc beach

Traveling to Phu Quoc in December, you should not miss to check out beaches in Phu Quoc and take part in exciting games there. There is a variety of activities on the beach that you can join such as swimming, snorkeling, surfing, waves, kayaking, windsurfing...You can choose one of the below beaches Bai Dai, Ganh Dau cape, Bai Khem, Bai Ong Lang...If you love to see starfish, head to Starfish beach on the northern end of Phu Quoc island. There you can see many starfish laying on the ocean floor.

Let's read: Top 15 Best Beaches in Phu Quoc Island

Check out Phu Quoc beach

Check out Phu Quoc beach


Go fishing and explore the desert island

December is a great time to go fishing and explore the desert island. You can visit Ong Doi Cape, Hon Dam, Tien Well in the northeast area of the island. On the Phu Quoc fishing trip, you can see small, colorful fishing boats all along the coastline, meet the local fishermen, and catch the fish by your own hand. After all, the great part of the fishing trip is to enjoy the delicious food, which you catch from earlier. If you are an early morning person, sunset squid fishing would be great fun, and it is a great way to learn more about the local life on the island.

Go fishing and explore the desert island

Go fishing and explore the desert island


Eat at Phu Quoc Night Market

If you are a foodie and shopaholic, the Phu Quoc night market will be an extremely attractive destination. The market runs in the evenings from 17:00 until midnight. Here you can enjoy a lot of delicious food at affordable prices such as seafood, ice cream, banana pancakes, drinks… or stop at any stalls for traditional souvenirs, clothes.… Sellers here are also extremely friendly, open, and hospitable, so it is great talking with them.

Eat at Phu Quoc Night Market

Eat at Phu Quoc Night Market


Visit Phu Quoc prison

Phu Quoc Prison (also known as Coconut Tree Prison). It was built in 1949 by French colonists. There were as many as 40,000 Vietnamese soldiers and political figures who were imprisoned and tortured here during the American War. Visiting the prison, you will be able to see the houses and subdivisions of the prison on a total area of ​​400ha. In addition, visitors will hear explanations about historical stories. This promises to be an interesting cultural experience that will help you gain more useful knowledge.

December is also the time of festive seasons such as Christmas, New Year. If you have time to join Phu Quoc tours in December, you will experience the local culture, and join exciting activities on the island.

Phu Quoc Prison

Phu Quoc Prison


Tips for traveling in Phu Quoc in December

Phu Quoc is really a great destination, however, see the following tips to make the journey more enjoyable:

  • Bring sunscreen and mosquito repellent to avoid skin rashes and redness.
  • Double-check the weather forecast before going
  • Bring an umbrella or raincoat if needed.
  • There are still waves at the beach, so you should be careful. Not to go too far from the shore.
  • If you want to buy pearls as a gift, carefully choose quality products to avoid being treated.
  • If you see the starfish, do not lift them out of the water. They can die immediately due to thermal shock

The weather condition in Phu Quoc in December is quite beautiful which is very suitable for all activities of visitors on the Island. Do not hesitate to plan a trip to Phu Quoc and enjoy your exciting holidays.


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