You may well be staying on a stunning beach at your resort or hotel but, with hundreds of kilometers of coastline waiting to be explored, Phu Quoc’s crying out for some sand-based discovery!
Phu Quoc not only has some of the best beaches in Vietnam but is one of the only places that faces west for magnificent sunset views.
Generally, the better beaches are to be found on the west and southeastern coasts.
Some are a little harder to get to than others but all of them are worth visiting, whether it’s perfect warm clear water for swimming and snorkeling, small local seafood or BBQ joints or just the simple pleasures of a deserted white sand beach.
Here is our top suggestions to help make the most out of your beach stays whilst in Phu Quoc.
As the name suggests this is the longest beach and is situated on the west side of the island where most of the Hotels and Resorts are located. You will find some parts totally deserted and to yourself, while in the main areas it can be busy with plenty of eating & drinking options and a great place to party the night away.
A real gem located in the southeast corner of the island, Sao Beach is Phu Quoc’s most beautiful beach possibly one of the best beaches in Vietnam. Here you can dine on fresh seafood on the fine white sands of the beach or take a dip in the clear turquoise waters. We’re not sure how long Sao Beach will remain unspoilt, so visit now while it’s still rather untouched!
Cua Can Beach
Located on the north west coast 10km from Duong Dong town and close to Cua Can village lies this quiet deserted beach with a beautiful river estuary. You will rarely see a soul here!
An Thoi Islands
Just 30 minutes by boat off the southern tip of Phu Quoc is the An Thoi archipelago of more than 20 islands brimming with scenic deserted beaches, colorful coral reefs and colonies of diverse fish species and home to a coral fish marine protection area. Make sure you get to Fingernail Island at the southern end with the boat anchored swim in to its gorgeous beach and feel like Robinson Crusoe for the day!
Ong Lang Beach
A beautiful long stretch of beach only 6km from Duong Dong town, protected from the currents and waves at one end by a rocky point. This is a great beach to visit and is often deserted particularly during the week with some great eating drinking options.
Ganh Dau Beach
On the top northwest side of the island lies the sleepy area of Ganh Dau. Just before the village take a left where you’ll find this small quiet beach with crystal clear waters to cool off in and great views of the southern Cambodian coastline.
Vung Bau Beach
Located on the northwest coast just past Cua Can village lies this beautiful half moon bay and beach.
A great choice for picnicking, swimming or snorkeling and you can even take a small boat or kayak out to nearby Fingernail Island where there is some lovely corals and fish life to see.
In the southeast corner of Phu Quoc and close to Sao Beach, this is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. It’s not the easiest beach to get to but the effort is well worth it, though at the time of writing it’s a bit messy with construction of the new Marriott Hotel.
Rach Vem Beach
Right at the top of the Island is this gorgeous isolated beach with awesome views across the water, don’t expect too much going on this is a local area!
Leave valuables safely at your hotel when visiting isolated beaches. If you’re traveling on your own it’s advisable to let someone at your hotel know where you’re going and its handy to always keep the hotels business card with you to easily find your way back!