Phu Yen Vietnam has a tropical climate which means it’s rather warm and humid most of the year. To avoid the hottest season, the best time to travel to Phu Yen come here between January and March. During this time, you’ll experience temperatures in their high twenties and there will not be a lot of rain. The closer your travel dates are to summer, the hotter it will get, but the chances of rain are still low. If the heat doesn’t bother you, traveling in summer is great as you’ll be sharing the beaches with fewer people.
Situated in the middle of Binh Dinh Province (Quy Nhon) and Khanh Hoa Province (Nha Trang), Phu Yen is a coastal province in the Central of Vietnam. Its capital is Tuy Hoa City.
Phu Yen remained unpopular to tourists for a long time as the province did not invest much in promoting its tourism. After the launch of the movie “I see yellow flowers on the green grass”, which was shot in Phu Yen, the province’s picturesque landscapes started to capture attention from Vietnamese tourists. Since then, tourists have flocked there to discover other lesser-known attractions in Phu Yen.
Phu Yen is known with a long stretch of white sand that is popular with local Vietnamese, yet still to be discovered by international tourists. Going through the
green pine forest, Bai Mon beach appears with pristine beauty. Ghenh Da Dia is a must-visit destination for tourists, as in addition to looking like a giant beehive arising from the turquoise waters; the area is also beautified by clean beaches and various fishing boats bobbing on the sea.
Address: 2 Hai Duong Street, Tuy Hoa.
The deluxe Hotel boasts 218 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, its sophisticated interiors designed by a French interior designer. The hotel is situated in the midst of the business and entertainment district of Tuy Hoa City where guests will find a variety of restaurants and entertainment establishments. The hotel has four of its own restaurants plus a spa and fitness center.
Address: Nui Thom, Ante Phu, Tuy Hoa
VietStar Resort & Spa is located at the northern end of Tuy Hoa and oﬀers easy access to the city’s center. With its location, the hotel is one of the most popular choices for tourists. The hotel is nestled on Thom Hill which allows guests to enjoy their holiday with a fantastic sea breeze in the luxury villas and bungalows set in a peaceful natural landscape
Jetstar Pacific has just opened new routes from Hanoi -Tuy Hoa and Saigon-Tuy Hoa. In addition, travelers can go to Nha Trang and reach Tuy Hoa in 2 hours by car along a very scenic highway. Train and bus services are also available for travelers who have more time. You can even combine two destinations Nha Trang - Khanh Hoa and Tuy Hoa - Phu Yen in one trip to make the most of your time.
Translated into English as "Da Dia Reef", a national heritage site of Vietnam since 1998. Da Dia reef is a seashore area of uniformly interlocking basalt rock columns formed by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago. Da Dia reef is around 20 square km for tourists to discover and after that, it is great to swim at the nearby beach in the emerald water.
This is a small but picturesque one with wild beauty. The best time to come here is during summer to swim in the emerald water, walk on the unexplored beach, enjoy fresh and cheap seafood. Vung Ro bay is on the way from Nha Trang to Danang if travel by road. Therefore, do not forget to stop here for a break.
This bay has long been known for amazing scenery with many undiscovered beaches like Vung La, Vung Su, Vung Chao, and many small charming islets. Xuan Dai Bay is really a place to swim in the clear and blue sea.
A golden sandy beach which is just 500m long but charming like a beautiful girl. Bai Xep beach is still little-known. However, if you come to this beach, it is definitely your right decision. This beach is ideal for taking romantic photos and find your peace of mind.
35km from Tuy Ho city of Phu Yen, This is a great place to enjoy the earliest sunrise in Vietnam from the sea and on the left side is the pristine beach of Bai Mon for tourists to swim and relax. There is no restaurant here so Holiday to Indochina advises tourists to prepare picnic lunch and drinks.
Located right at the foot of the famous Deo Ca pass, Hon Nua is picturesque with emerald sea and a mountain which is 105m from the sea level. Hon Nua is great for camping and enjoying delicious seafood.
If you come to Phu Yen at the right time, there is some colorful festivals for you to see such as boat racing festival at O Loan lagoon, Buffalo festival of Ba Na ethnic, etc.
Once you travel to Phu Yen, you’ll need transportation to get to all the beautiful sights. Since they are quite spread out, some as far as 50 kilometers from Tuy Hoa, walking or biking is not an option for most travelers.
If you’re traveling alone or with one other person, getting a motorbike is a good choice. You only need one and can take turns driving. Be aware though that long drives can be exhausting in the heat. Make sure to bring enough water, wear sunscreen or maybe even long sleeves and pants to protect yourself from the burning sun.
There are plenty of shops in town which rent motorbikes to tourists. Generally, they will charge between 80,000 – 100,000 VND per day and ask you to leave your driver’s license or passport as a guarantee that you’ll bring back the bike. Before you head out, make sure you get a helmet. It’s legally required to wear a helmet in Vietnam and of course, it’s safer. To find a good rental shop, ask your hotel’s or hostel’s front desk for recommendations.
As with getting to Phu Yen, if you’re traveling with a group or value flexibility, getting a car with a driver is a good idea. You can easily drive yourself in this area too as there is only light traffic and the roads are in good condition but the rules for driving cars in Vietnam are difficult to figure out. You can get a driver too if you prefer to marvel at the beautiful scenery rather than keeping your eyes glued to the road.
Renting a car should cost you about 700,000 VND per day and again, you will be required to leave your passport as a guarantee. To find a company which will rent you a good car, check with your front desk staff. They can connect you with a rental business and maybe help you negotiate a better rate if you decide to use the vehicle for more than one day.
Chicken rice is a popular dish in Vietnam, but each region has a specific way to make it. Let’s take Phu Yen and its “almost” neighbor, Hoi An, as an example. Unlike Hoi An rice which is cooked in a rice cooker, Phu Yen rice is cooked directly in a hot pan with oil, minced garlic, and chicken broth to make it radiant yellow.
Along with hot water fern cake, the fried pancake is also a traditional dish in Phu Yen. It is a perfect combination of rice flour, bean sprouts, belly pork, shrimp, or squid. A perfect pancake means you can taste the crispiness from the outside and the soft, juicy stuff inside. The right way to enjoy this pancake is with raw vegetables such as lettuce and other herbs. There are two different kinds of sauces: fermented fish sauce and original fish sauce. When you wrap this fried pancake into rice paper and herbs, you know that there’s not much more that needs to be said besides dip away!
The taste of Phu Yen hot fern cake is so delicious, not too sweet, and not too salty. It goes so well with crispy fried bread, oiled scallions, and its typical Vietnamese fish sauce. It is such an extremely addictive dish that even the Phu Yen locals have to admit: “We don’t order this dish in bowls or plates. We order it in TRAYS!” Do you not believe me? If so, why not come here and experience it yourself?
To make satisfying oyster porridge, chefs choose qualified rice and then add a little bit of sticky rice. The rice is soaked and cleaned, then cooked until the rice expands. The oysters are washed and marinated, then stir-fried with oiled scallions. After that, they are poured into the porridge.
The sweet flavor and health benefits have made this dish famous everywhere. Depending on the weather, people can choose to enjoy either hot or cold oyster porridge. As long as you savor this dish, you will experience the natural sweetness coming from oysters and the rice porridge. This dish is also a great choice to add to your dinner rotation.
One of the ingredients that decide the success of this dish is the fish cake. The fish is minced thoroughly, then seasoned and folded into pieces. After that, it is steamed or deep-fried. A healthy helping of fresh green chives is served on top. And most importantly, the broth isn’t made from pig thigh bones but from fresh fishbones. That’s the reason why the broth has a naturally sweet taste of fish that you’ll never tire of.
People say that if you leave Phu Yen without trying seafood, it means that you NEVER visited Phu Yen! On top of that, blood clams in O Loan lagoon are the most famous of them all. They are bigger than anywhere else, easily caught, and they appear regularly. Chefs often include them in many dishes with different ingredients such as grilled onions, chilis, or tamarind and vegetables.
The best time to try them is at night when all the lights are on and the streets are less busy. Slurping blood clams while sipping a local moonshine (I’d suggest Bau Da alcohol) and watching the starry sky will be absolutely relaxing and poetic.
To make a standard dish, a tuna must weigh between 40 to 50 kilograms. Chefs then remove the fish’s eye and place it in a small jar with vegetables, spices, and some herbs such as jujubes. After boiling on the fire, the fishy odor is totally replaced by a delicious fragrance that reminds me of the majestic sea! In the midst of the cool weather surrounded by the sea breeze in Phu Yen, tasting the soup, biting a piece of jujube, and enjoying the fish will certainly be a great cultural experience for you.
Below are some highlighted reasons why luxury tour operator is where you should head to when planning Phu Yen tours.
The first and foremost advantage of going with a luxury travel agent is that the itinerary is tailor-made for you. Depending on your requirements on the trip, travel consultants would design a personalized program for your trip. Just specify your desire, and they will make every effort to offer you the best schedule.
Obviously, everything on luxury tours should be luxurious. Visitors will get the first-class services during the whole trip, from transportation, accommodation, to cuisine and more. You won’t need to worry much about the quality because the tour operator could take every single detail into serious consideration before recommending it to you.
Taking a luxury Phu Yen tour package, you will benefit from the all-time customer support from the operator. You will be taken care of wholeheartedly in every single moment, before, during, and after your trip. Our staff is always more than happy to support, whenever and wherever you go.