Phu Quoc Island offers several beautiful beaches. As the weather is always hot in the south of Vietnam in general and on the island of Phu Quoc in particular, it is a good condition for a holiday. Moreover, it is one of the few places that face to the west, from the island, one can contemplate beautiful sunsets.
Most of Phu Quoc’s beautiful beaches are on its west and southeast coasts. You will find below the most beautiful beaches of Phu Quoc.
1. Sao Beach: 4.5 / 5 – the most beautiful beach of Phu Quoc
The beaches Sao and Khem (or Kem) are the most beautiful beaches of Phu Quoc Island.
A real gem located in the southeast corner of the island, Sao is the most beautiful beach in Phu Quoc, probably one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam.
The sand is white, the waters are turquoise and transparent.
Sao Beach is centered and a bit isolated from the other attractions of the island. It is located south, 25km from the town of Dong Phu, the main city of Phu Quoc Island. You can get there by taxi or motorbike. The road is muddy when it rains.
There are no hotels on Sao Beach, just a few restaurants and bars. It could be invaded by Vietnamese tourists during the months of June to September.
Renting a sunbed costs 30,000vnd and the fresh water shower costs 15,000vnd.
2. Khem Beach: 4.5 / 5
Khem Beach is close to Sao Beach and it is also a very beautiful beach.
Access to the beach is not easy but it is worth it. Its most beautiful part belongs to the JW Marriott Phu Quoc resort, and only guests of the hotel can use it.
3. Truong Beach (Long Beach): 4/5
As the name suggests, Long Beach is the longest beach in Phu Quoc, where most hotels and resorts are concentrated. It is located on the west coast of the island.
As the beach is very long, some of its parts are totally deserted while in the main areas it would be busy with several options to eat and drink, with evening entertainment.
Travelers who want to stay near Duong Dong Town (the main town in Phu Quoc) often choose a hotel located on Long Beach. Those who prefer a beach of a bit isolated, choose a hotel on the Ông Lang beach or Gành Dầu beach. (See the best reasonably priced hotels on Phu Quoc Island here).
Suggested accommodation on Long Beach:
Daisy Resort: The air-conditioned bungalows are located a 6-minute walk from the beach and close to the city center:
Cassia Cottage: One of the best accommodation options in Phu Quoc, it’s located right on the water and close to the city center.
Salinda Resort: A luxury resort with the best value in its category.
4. Ông Lang Beach: 4.5 / 5
Ong Lang is also a beautiful beach in the north of Phu Quoc Island. It is located 6km from the town of Duong Dong, protected from currents and waves. It is often deserted especially during the week.
Mango Bay resort is perhaps the best choice on Ông Lang beach. It is in a quiet corner, with its private beach and restaurant and bar on the beach. It is the preferred choice of tourists who love the calm and the bungalows “feet in the water”. A candlelight dinner on the beach at Mango Bay Resort while watching the sunset is a great experience.
5. Vũng Bầu Beach: 4.5 / 5
Located on the north-west coast and 20km away from Duong Dong Town, just behind the village of Cửa Cạn is a beautiful half-moon shaped bay and its Vũng Bầu beach.
It is an excellent choice for picnics, swimming or snorkeling.
6. Rạch Vẹm Beach: 4/5
It is a secluded beach in the north of the island with somewhat difficult access. The fishing village on Rach Vem beach is authentic, a nice place to experience traditional village life.
Tip: leave your valuables safely at your hotel while visiting secluded beaches.
7. The beaches on the islands south of Phu Quoc: 4/5
In the south of Phu Quoc Island, there are 15 islands and islets whose beaches are picturesque and deserted. Their coral reefs are colorful and fish species are diverse.
From the southern point of Phu Quoc Island, it takes just 30 minutes by boat to get to this archipelago.
8. Gành Dầu Beach : 3,5 / 5
Gành Dầu Beach is located to the northwest of Phu Quoc Island, in a sleepy area with its fishing villages. It is small and quite calm with crystal clear waters. From the beach, you can see the coastline of southern Cambodia.
Peppercorn Beach Resort is the best accommodation choice on Gành Dầu beach.