Before 2020 there was not Grab car in Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam as Grab had not government approval to operate in Phu Quoc by the time of 2020. Arrived into Phu Quoc at the time the only choice was taxi or private car rental (booking with receptionists and companies) and for travelers it was difficult to estimate and check the prices as well as the driving distance at that time. Travelers especially foreigners had no way to get in touch with local drivers to plan their trip, sometime it was more difficult to catch a taxi in Phu Quoc especially in peak season like Noel and Lunar New Year holiday.
But nowadays you can easily take a Grab car in Phu Quoc as it has been released officially since 2021, easy for tourists to estimate the price for one-way trips in Phu Quoc
An alternative service to taxi?
Not all but Grab cars come in handy quite a lot, like from Phu Quoc airport to your hotels, or return to your hotel from the most-visited places such as: the Night market, Cable car station, Vinpearl area, Dinh Cau temple or any place in Duong Dong in general….The further from the center the more difficult to book a Grab car if you just book one-way car ride.
When you should book a private car?
As aforementioned: “The further from the center the more difficult to book a Grab car if you just book one-way car ride in Phu Quoc Island”. Grab is convenient but it is not always easy to find a nearby available Grab car as Phu Quoc is not as busy as other cities. Most of cars used for car charter to transfer guest for whole-day or half-day tours…thereby it cause a temporary shortage of available car to book via Grab, especially at afar places like beaches in North Phu Quoc: Rach Vem, Half-moon Beach (Vung Bau), Dragon Beach (Ham Rong), National Park, Ganh Dau… And also for those who would like to take a tours around Phu Quoc to visit on-land sites: Phu Quoc Prision, Fish sauce Factory, Pearl Farm, Pepper Farm in order…. So it is still much better to charter a car for a specific or tailor-made itinerary for whole day or half of day. As you could negotiate the price as well as arranging the schedule in advance.
For the Phu Quoc Airport transfer to your Hotel & Resort?
It will not be convinent to book a grab at the airport because grab cars are not allowed to park in side the airport because taxi companies have to pay a fee to book airport slots so taxi companies get priority parking in the airport, but for more convienient you can still book the airport transfer ahead before arriving at the Phu Quoc International Airport, we provide the airport and hotel transfer, the driver and clean car will come with a nameplate to welcome you at the airport so no surprises at the airport and prices will be informed on booking varying by the location of the hotels and resorts in Phu Quoc Island.
We have all car models with good conditions to carter your need (7 seater, 9 seater, 16 seater, 29 seater, 35 seater, 45 seater). If you are big group and want to book airport receptionist, please let us know.
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