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Phu Quoc Weather in January: Temperature & Things to Do

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Phu Quoc is the largest island in Vietnam with about kilometers of coastal line, diverse forest ecosystems, and marine resources. The island has become one of the ideal destinations for beach holidays in Vietnam, especially in January. While the north of Vietnam is in the winter with the cold, Phu Quoc is full of sun shines, and less rain. Let's find some useful information about Phu Quoc weather in January in the article below.

Phu Quoc weather in January overview

The weather in Phu Quoc in January is dry and sunny. This is better than the previous month. It is one of the great months to travel to Phu Quoc.

Temperature: January is a hot month with an average temperature of 29°C. The highest temperature is 32°C and the lowest temperature is 25°C

Humidity: The humidity is around 71.9% and rarely falls below 53.0%.

Rainy days: Phu Quoc has only 8.7 rainy days with an approximate 51.2mm of precipitation.

Sunshine hours: In January, Phu Quoc's average day length is 11.6 hours.

Let's see the summary below:

Min Temperature 25°C Precipitation    51.2mm
Max Temperature   28°C Rainy Days 8.7 days
Humidity          71.9% Sunshine Hours 10 hours


Phu Quoc weather in January overview

Pros and cons

Pros: January is a great vacation time for all travelers as the weather in Phu Quoc this time is less rainy, the waves are calm and cool. This weather condition is convenient for traveling and relaxation. When traveling, you will be able to take part in many outdoor activities like swimming, snorkeling, diving...

Cons: Lunar New year is the longest and the biggest holiday in Vietnam which sometimes falls in January. Local people will travel a lot this time, so the price for the service in Phu Quoc can be increased. If you plan to visit in January, you had better book the Phu Quoc packaged tour early in advance to have a good price.


Things to do and events in Phu Quoc in January

Check-in at VinWonders Phu Quoc

VinWonders Phu Quoc is the largest theme park in Vietnam, listed at the top of Asia's park. With an area of 46.7 hectares, the park has 6 subdivisions and 12 unique themes that offer visitors captivating stories, unparalleled adventures, and thrilling games. Coming to the park, tourists can freely explore distinct subdivisions, including the Adventure World, Fairy Land, Medieval Europe, Mysterious Viking Village… Something to note is that the park can be very crowded at weekends and public holidays, so you had better avoid visiting the park at that time.

Check-in at VinWonders Phu Quoc

Check-in at VinWonders Phu Quoc


Discover culinary paradise at Phu Quoc night market

During your trip to Phu Quoc in January, do not forget to explore the culinary paradise of Phu Quoc night market as there are countless delicious, nutritious, and cheap dishes in the market. Tourists will be surprised at the rich and sweet taste of Ham Ninh crab meat, and the soft, tender, and fragrant beef jaggery cake with the smell of coconut milk. There are also many other dishes made from fresh seafood which are at very affordable prices.


Spend time Bai Sao

Bai Sao is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Phu Quoc, which processes a picturesque natural setting with jade-green seawater, powdery white sand plus red starfish... There are plenty of umbrellas and lounge chairs here, so you can rent one to enjoy the beautiful afternoon on this beach. From the Bai Sao, head to the west side of the Phu Quoc, you always can catch the sunset which is incredible. Many tourists, especially couples choose this place as a honeymoon destination because of the sweet beauty of Sao beach.

Let's read also top 15 best beaches in Phu Quoc Island

Spend time Bai Sao

Spend time Bai Sao


Cruise Around Phu Quoc on a Motorbike

The road in Phu Quoc is quite good, some are new, so you can choose to explore the island by motorbike. You can rent a motorbike with only 150.000 VND per day, or join a motorbike tour. The tour with an experienced tour guide will bring you to many places in Phu Quoc such as Rach Vem villages, Mot island, Ham Ninh fishing village, or even travel on the rough road to Ganh Dau cape. On the motorbike, you can easily explore the wildlife and the beautiful scenery untouched beaches.


Tips for traveling Phu Quoc in January

What to pack:

  • It is not too cold in January, so bring short sleeve shirts, shorts, dresses for clothing.
  • Do not forget to bring sunglasses, sunscreen lotion, water bottle as it can be hot.
  • If you plan to go to the beach, bring Swimwear, a beach blanket, towels, a waterproof phone bag, and a dry bag for all of your other valuables.

Tips for the best experience

  • January in Phu Quoc is the dry season, however, there are high waves at the beach. You had better not go too far from the shore.
  • To have a perfect travel trip, you should check the weather in Phu Quoc carefully, then plan your trip to explore the island properly.
  • To avoid being overbooked, always book the tour, hotel, and flight tickets early in advance.

Undoubtedly, January is the perfect time to visit Phu Quoc. You will never fully know how beautiful the island is until you get there. So do not hesitate to book a tour to Phu Quoc and enjoy your holiday there.


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