My wife and I will be concluding a 26 day trip through Vietnam in mid-March, 2012. We were hoping to spend an additional 4-6 days on a nice beach somewhere. Phuket is a well known name, and some friends have been there before and recommend it. However, Phu Quoc also seems to offer some possibilities.
I'd really appreciate some compare/contrast comments from people who may have been to both. Advantages of Phu Quoc might be lower overall cost, avoiding Thailand's possible political unrest, and closer to our trip end point in Siem Reap. Advantages of Phuket might be better beaches, better tourist infrastructure and just seeing something else after so much time in Vietnam.
My wife and I are early 60's retirees. While we are not rich, we can afford better than "hostel" type accommodations. Thanks much.