Whether you love going to the beach to sunbathe or drift dive, Phu Quoc has something for everyone to enjoy. Get to know some of its most breathtaking beaches, from the crowd favorites to the undiscovered gems.
Ong Lang Beach
Ong Lang Beach may not have the fine white sand beach bums are looking for, but it can give you the sunset of your dreams. Sandwiched in between Duong Dong Town and the Ganh Dang sea, the palm-lined stretch of sand and the immaculate clear waters of Ong Lang stay pristine as it’s one of the beaches which are not really frequented by tourists. Best to go here from November to April, where you can enjoy a breezy vacation. Come here for the sunset and have a BBQ dinner with friends by the beach!
How to get here: Drive for about 10 minutes from Duong Dong town. You may also take a taxi or rent a motorbike to go here.
Bai Truong (Long Beach)
At Phu Quoc’s southwest lies another beach with a coastline that spans 20 kilometers long, thus more commonly known as Long Beach. Bai Truong, characterized by golden sands and coconut palm trees, is the perfect beach for you if you want to relax and enjoy the company of other beachgoers. Soothe yourself by having a therapeutic massage along the beach or swimming in the cool seawater. The beach is also close to restaurants, hotels, and bars for your entertainment.
How to get here: From Duong Dong Town, move through DT45 to Vung Bau Beach. Go straight ahead and follow the coastal road leading to Long Beach.
Vung Bau Beach
The road leading to Vung Bau is quite bumpy, but many adventures are waiting for you when you finally reach the beach. Vung Bau beach is known for water activities including swimming, kayaking, diving, snorkeling, and even night squid fishing! A trip to this beach is a full day of adventure-filled experiences.
Another unspoiled beach to see in Phu Quoc is Rach Vem. This beach is found in the northern part of Phu Quoc and is known for being a fishing village. Rach Vem is best explored via motorbike to see mountain vistas and coastal views around the beach. The highlight of the beach is the starfish, which you’ll find prettily scattered along the shores. There’s a chance to spot sea urchins and seaweeds by the beach too. Starfish season is usually from November to April, so be there during these months to meet these cute sea creatures.
How to get here: From Duong Dong town, go straight towards DT973. From the village, you may ride a boat going to Rach Vem beach.
Cua Can Beach
The Cua Can Beach is located in the northern part of Phu Quoc, approximately 10-15 kilometers from Duong Dong Town. Cua Can River flows into the ocean, with an intersection between the sea and the river. Here, you’ll find local houses on stilts and huge trees that act as shade from the sun. There are many resorts near the beach if you’re planning to stay long. Activities you can enjoy in Cua Can include kayaking and fishing, perfect if you’re looking for other things to do on Phu Quoc beaches.
How to get here: From Duong Dong town, it’s a 10-km drive. You can also rent a boat or kayak through the Cua Can River.
Ganh Dau Beach
Picture lush forests, flawlessly long white sands, and turquoise waters and you get Ganh Dau Beach. This beach, one of the most romantic beaches on the island, is one of the beaches you shouldn’t miss in Vietnam. It’s also known to be the closest point to Cambodia, where you get a beautiful view of the Cambodian coast. The beach has a dramatic setting for romantic strolls in the afternoon and sunset watching. Some small restaurants are nearby where you can enjoy fresh seafood.
How to get here: From Duong Dong town, go through the dirt road and the Phu Quoc National Park. Go west towards the village. You may also rent a motorbike or taxi for less than an hour going to the beach.
Sao Beach’s flawless and long white sand makes it a popular destination for tourists seeking tranquility in Phu Quoc. Located in the southern part of Phu Quoc island, Sao Beach is dotted with beachfront deck chairs where you can laze by the beach and enjoy sunbathing. At the far ends of the shore is the calmer part, where you can chill. In the middle part, there are a few restaurants and watersports hubs to see.
*Featured image via Vietnam Travel’s website