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       Phu Quoc Island                          Hon Tam and Hon Tre Islands

 

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Phu Quoc Island

120 kilometers southeast of the Phan Thiet Sea, lies ten beautiful islands which comprises
the Phu Quy District. From the range of islets, Phu Quy Islandis deemed the largest with
16.5 km2 in area and a population of about 25,000. With its long stretch of white sandy
beaches and dense coral reefs, only the rocky, northern half of the island is inhabited.
Endowed with beautiful landscapes which include vast rows or casuarinas trees, the
entirety of the island is very pristine. Source

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Weather and Climate of Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc Island’s sub-equatorial climate is at its best during the November to March period,
when the sunny skies dominate, with consistent temperatures around 25-28 Celsius (77-82 F)
and lower humidity make it a great time to be here.

April and May are the hottest months with temperatures reaching 35 degrees and humidity around 80% to 85%. June and late Sept can be good, though it depends on the luck with the rain.

July to September is dominated by the monsoon. Monsoon season can be especially wet and wild,
with the continual rain during this time, the red dirt roads turn to slippery sludge and some roads>
become impassable.

Phu Quoc enjoys a very consistent average temperature of 27.7 Celsius (81.9 Fahrenheit), with
an average maximum daytime temperature of 31.2 Celsius and average minimum of 24.6 Celsius.
With consistently warm temperatures, Phu Quoc is the perfect place for a beach holiday. The lowest
temperature recorded in recent times was 15.7 Celsius in March 2002.

Phu Quoc has its driest months from November through to March when average rainfall is a mere 43mm/mth. January and February are the driest months of the year and also the most popular
times for visiting the island.

Average annual rainfall in Phu Quoc is around 190mm/month. The wettest months occur during
the monsoon, from July to October, with an average rainfall of 361mm per month.

Phu Quoc has a fairly consistent year around humidity, averaging nearly 80%, however you will find
that the more humid months of the year also coincide with the wettest months during the monsoon.
Humidity starts to increase from March as the monsoon approaches, and decrease after the last of
the heavy rains in October, with the most pleasant months being December through to February.

Phu Quoc Island’s calmest months of the year stretch from late October to April when average wind
speed is a mild 7.2km/h, and maximum daily wind speed averages 16km/h. Phu Quoc Island has the
greatest wind speeds during the monsoonal months from July through to Early October, though
even during these months some days are a lot calmer than other days which can be quite wild and
wet, sometimes hitting maximum winds up around 55km/h. The greatest maximum sustained wind
speed recorded in the past five years was on the 2nd October 2006, at 64.8km/h.

Phu Quoc Island Temperature

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Hon Tre Island (Nha Trang District)

Hon Tre Island or “Bamboo Island” is famous for its crystal white beaches and surrounding mountain
valleys, sloping like birds’ wings. Famed for its gorgeous beaches and turquoise waters, the area around Nha Trang is a popular destination for divers from all over the world. Nha Trang Baywas one of 29 places recognized by the World’s Most Beautiful Bays.

Hon Tam Island (Nha Trang District)

Hon Tam Island, aslo know as (Silkworm Island, is near Nha Trang – one of the world’s most beautiful bays in the world. The 110 hectare Hon Tam is about7 kilometers from Nha Trang city. Source

Map of Hon Tre

Van Ninh Bay

Van Ninh is the eastern most point in mainland Vietnam. East of Van Ninh is Van Phong Bay, The East Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It is bordered to the North by Phu Yen Province and to the South by Ninh Hoa. As of 2003 the district had a population of 126,805. The district covers an area of 550 km². The district capital lies at Van Gia. Source

Map of Ninh Van Bay

Weather and Climate of Nha Trang

Nha Trang has a tropical monsoon climate with an average temperature of 26.5ºC. The rain season lasts 4 months (from September to December). But for the region around NhaTrang City, the rainy season lasts only 2 months, thus providing very favorable conditions to develop a long-lasted tourism season and organize year-round tourist activities.

Nha Trang Temperature

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