Sun World’s Hon Thom Nature Park is known as the pearl of the An Thoi archipelago. With its dazzling beauty and sun-kissed location, this Phu Quoc destination, known as Pineapple Island, is one of the most beautiful locations in Vietnam.
Visitors will arrive at Hon Thom Nature Park in style. The meandering, 8 kilometers cable car journey is the longest of its kind in the entire world. During the 15-minute journey, visitors will be treated to sweeping panoramic views of the ocean and various islets that are scattered around it. Be sure to take plenty of photos, as this cable car journey is a once-in-a-lifetime journey in itself.
Pineapple Island’s natural beauty has been preserved extremely well. Not only is it lush with greenery but also houses some of Vietnam’s best and most stunning beaches. With golden sand and crystal clear waters, watersports, swimming, and diving are all popular activities to do on Pineapple Island.
There are also a variety of live entertainment performances, and the water-borne Floating House game is one of the island’s most popular family attractions. Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park offers an abundance of tropical activities. Visitors can explore the transparent waters, dive with the marine wildlife, or simply relax with a much-deserved drink on the beach.
Phu Quoc Cable Car
The ride to Pineapple Island takes place 174 meters in the air and showcases the area’s abundant natural beauty and bustling nature. Fishing boats are visible gliding down the turquoise waters and the coral reefs which line the bays are observable in 360°. Each car fits around 20 people, and there are 70 cars in total.
The ride isn’t scary, however, it does travel at a surprisingly rapid 30 km/h and is mostly smooth aside from a few sharp declines here and there. Overall, the technology behind the cable car is extremely well-built and visitors will feel at ease once they notice its sturdy construction.
While the cable car itself may be the main attraction, the Phu Quoc Station, named An Thoi Station, is a noteworthy destination in itself. Featuring European-inspired architecture complete with faux-ruins and rising pillars, Phu Quoc station is surprisingly opulent.
The station’s walls feature a cheesy, yet Instagrammable, a mural of Rome’s Colosseum, which is a popular spot for a tongue-in-cheek photo or selfie.
Aquatopia Water Park
Pineapple Island’s main attraction is the Aquatopia Water Park. Opened in 2019, the park is only a short walk away from the cable car drop-off station and is widely considered to be the most state-of-the-art waterpark in South East Asia. The park is filled with more than 20 attractions including sloping waterslides, lackadaisical rivers, and child-friendly adventure areas.
Aquatopia is a true family destination and will keep you entertained for hours. There are six main zones of Aquatopia Water Park: Tropical Fruits Zone, Marine Creatures Zone, Wild Animals Zone, Sea Monsters Zone, Aboriginal Zone, and Cướp biển Zone. Each section is complete with its own hallmarks and idiosyncrasies, providing great photo opportunities for visitors.
If you’re not a fan of waterslides, then head to one of the park’s many restaurants and relax with a meal. There are also plenty of places to eat and drink. Prices here are affordable and the menus cater to the diverse taste of the park’s visitors.
Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park is one of Vietnam’s most idyllic destinations. Featuring breathtaking natural beauty, pristine waters, and a world-class waterpark, taking the long cable-car ride to Pineapple Island is definitely worth it. If you’re visiting Phu Quoc and want to spend the day having fun, this park can’t be missed!
Address: Bai Dat Do, An Thoi Town, Phu Quo District, Kien Giang Province, Vietnam
Phone: +84 886 045 888
Hours: Daily | 8 AM – 7 PM