Known amongst travelers with discerning tastes for its white-sand beaches, resorts, and palm-lined southwest coast, Phu Quoc island in Vietnam is an idyllic escape for those looking to enjoy some of life’s simple pleasures.

Visitors to this stunning island gem can explore its tropical jungle, bustling night markets, kayak in the bays or simply spend lazy days on the beach drinking from a coconut. The choice is yours. For jetsetter Daniel (, the choice to head to Vietnam and experience Phu Quoc’s beauty was an easy one. His photos of clear blue skies and waters from the island’s beaches had us mad he didn’t take us along for the ride.

If you’re looking for a slight twist on the typical SEAsia travels, check out photos from Daniel’s Vietnam escape and grab a few tips from our guide to help you say to paradise.