This peaceful tropical paradise, floats in the warm turquoise waters in the Gulf of Thailand, 50kms from the Vietnamese mainland and a 50 minute flight from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). There are so many wild idyllic beaches on Phu Quoc Island that you will find amongst them a good selection on which to enjoy your holiday. While they all pretty much have white sands, calm seas and warm waters, there are also lots of variations to choose from. Which one is the best? Maybe we can help you decide!
Located on the west coast approximately 8km north of Duong Dong town and just beyond the village of the same name lies a beautiful peninsula. Consider asking for a lift from a local fisherman to get here or adventure through the many wooden bridges in the nearby village.
On the east side of Phu Quoc lie some of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Getting to Sao beach is a bit tricky. You will need some local help to get here. If you take a taxi, it won’t be so difficult to find the place, however remember it is a little isolated. There are a couple of restaurants here and one place with basic accommodation.
Bai Vong Beach
Located on the east coast about 8kms from Duong Dong on the way to Bai Sao, you will find the palm lined beaches of Bai Vong, with a couple of local restaurants serving local tasty food. Follow the tracks by motorbike to find the more remote parts of these swallow beaches.
On the west side of the island lies the main beach called Long Beach. It is here that most of the hotels and resorts are located. The beach on this side of the island is more than 5 miles long, heading south from Duong Dong Town. You will find some sections here totally deserted, while other parts are packed with hotels.
Bai Thom Beach
Located on the far north east of Phu Quoc approximately 35kms from Duong Dong you will be find a long stretch of uninhabited beach. While not one of most attractive of beaches, it is quite remote and getting here will be quite challenging, best option is by motorbike.
Vung Bau Beach
Located on the upper west coast just past the town of Cua Can and approximately 10kms from Duong Dong lies a beautiful half moon beach that is mostly uninhabited except for some local houses at the northern end and one restaurant catering to all visitors. If you’re looking for some adventure, there’s a dive shop along the main road that will take you to nearby islands for a small fee.
Ganh Dau Beach
Located at the top of the island on the north west coast approximately 28kms from Duong Dong lies the quiet and peaceful collection of beaches of Ganh Dau. Just adventure through the village and you’ll find this little piece of paradise. There’s one local beach side restaurant that serves a good selection of seafood.
Bai Dai Beach
Located on the upper west coast just beyond Vung Bau Beach lies a long stretch of deserted pristine beach of Bai Dai running for more than 2 miles along this sunset drenched coast. Hurry up and check it out before the golf balls start flying past your head.
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