12 Beautiful Beaches in Phu Quoc Island to Spend Your Time

Phu Quoc Island is considered the beach paradise in Vietnam.

Visiting Phu Quoc for the first time, surely you cannot ignore the beautiful beaches around the island.

Spending time on the beaches is the top activity to do, which enriches your holidays there.

Below are 12 beautiful beaches in Phu Quoc that you may want to get information to range your journey to them.

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Beautiful Phu Quoc Beaches. @andidoudei

1. Long Beach (Bãi Dài)

  • Location: 35km from Duong Dong Town, the northwest of Phu Quoc Island.
  • Highlight: 15-km long beach, the outdoor BBQ party right on the beach.
  • What to do there: Join with the outdoor BBQ party at night is very exciting, enjoy seafood, swimming or camping overnight there.
  • Place to stay: Vinpearl Luxury Phu Quoc, Radission Blu Resort Phu Quoc.
Bai Dai
@iry_bay

Longer description about Long Beach:

The name Bai Dai originates from the length of this beach, 15km of coastline stretching from Ganh Dau Cape to Cua Can.

Thanks to the geographical position located in the northwest of the island, and right near the primeval forest area, the climate there is always maintained at a cool temperature. In addition, the wind blowing from the sea makes this place an ideal destination for everyone in every tourist season.

Bai Dai is also honored to be ranked number one in the most beautiful beaches in the world compiled by ABC News in 2008.

Although the rapid speed of tourism development is accompanied by the increase of hotels and resorts, which partly affects the inherent landscape, most areas of Bai Dai in particular and Phu Quoc in general still keep their charming inherent wildness.

Long Beach is famous for its long stretch of white sand, clear water, and green trees growing to the beach.

Nature gives this place a beauty that few beaches in Vietnam can match.

Thanks to the open space and view, you can also stand from the beach to observe the nearby small islands such as Mong Tay Island and Doi Moi Island.

Along with regular activities such as sightseeing, swimming or other recreational activities, a very special point that makes Bai Dai more popular is the outdoor BBQ party right on the beach.

Thanks to favorable conditions such as wide, airy beach, moderate slope, blue poplar rows, all are essential elements for a barbecue party to give up all stress away.

The rich supply of seafood such as shrimp, crab, fish, sea urchin, and oysters is fresh. It is because they came directly from the local sea, being the main factor, which also creates the typical culinary feature there.

You can buy seafood from the fishermen, or catch them yourself if you have experience. Note that you should go with locals.

In the evening, there are also many interesting activities. It’s still a barbecue party, but the evening is much more exciting than the day thanks to the addition of a campfire and overnight camping.

This is a good opportunity for people to interact with each other. So, there are many companies that have brought their employees there to participate in team building.

Or if you don’t like the noise, the long coastline will definitely be enough to serve you for an evening of relaxing, walking around the beach, catching the night breeze with a bit of coolness.

2. Truong Beach (Bãi Trường)

  • Location: Close to Duong Dong Town of Phu Quoc Island
  • Highlight: 20km-long beautiful beach, good services for relaxing
  • What to do: Swimming, relaxing with massage on the beach, taking beautiful pictures at sunset, tasting great seafood
  • Where to stay: Lahana Resort Phu Quoc, Philip Bungalow Phu Quoc, or Thien Thanh Resort Phu Quoc
truong beach phu quoc
@ar_kusya

Longer description about Truong Beach

Bai Truong is the largest complex and the longest beach in Phu Quoc island located in Duong Dong town. Around the Bai Truong area, there are many beautiful resorts and hotels.

The coastline of Truong beach extends about 20km from Dinh Cau cape to the north of An Thoi port. This is one of the most beautiful beaches on Phu Quoc island, with wild beauty, blue sea, white sand, golden sunshine.

Bai Truong is divided into two main beaches: South Long Beach (about 15km from Eden resort Phu Quoc to Khoe Tau Ru) and North Long Beach from Dinh Cau Port to the south of Eden resort Phu Quoc.

This beach in Phu Quoc is also known as a stretching beach, which is why many tourists confuse it with Long Beach (Bai Dai) mentioned above. 

The best time to travel to Phu Quoc to explore Truong beach is in the dry season, from October to April next year. At this time, the temperature ranges from 25 – 32 degrees Celsius, cool and less rainy, suitable for swimming and playing.

Coming to this crowded and bustling beach in Phu Quoc pearl island, you will be immersed in the cool and clear blue water, and enjoy a relaxing trip. The seawater at Truong beach is very clear, with fine white sand and a gentle slope.

If you go to Truong beach in the afternoon, you will admire the beautiful sunset. When the sun gradually disappears behind the sea, it is a romantic sunset with its amazing orange-yellow color creating a beautiful scene.

Surely, you can also check in a beautiful virtual life with the sunset there. The most impressive is the context of a model of elephants, jellyfish or the others, built on the beach depending on time for you to pose with super quality pictures.

Besides swimming, watching the sunset and taking pictures, at Truong beach, there is also a massage service at the beach for you to enjoy relaxing moments.

To experience the massage service at Truong beach, you can go along the beach, there are many restaurants serving at reasonable prices.

What could be better than lying down and relaxing under the cool coconut shade with massage therapy to dispel all the fatigue of life?

For dining, the area along the beach on Tran Hung Dao street has many restaurants, popular eateries for tourists at affordable prices.

All kinds of tasty seafood and local food in Phu Quoc you can enjoy when you come to Truong beach include herring salad, steamed crab, king crab, stir-fried noodles, sea cucumber, abalone…

In addition, you can buy Cat Mat cake, Phu Quoc fish sauce, pepper, dried fish, fish sauce as gifts.

3. Starfish Beach (Bãi Sao)

  • Location: 25km from Duong Dong Town, Phu Quoc.
  • Highlight: Wild and peaceful beach, lots of starfishes.
  • What to do: You can participate in many highly experiential activities such as jet skiing, kayaking, windsurfing, fishing, snorkeling, coral viewing, etc. Or simply walking on the beach, lying back and sunbathing on the loungers, enjoying the cool breeze is enough to make you feel comfortable and relaxed.
  • Where to stay: Tay Tien Bungalow, Sea Pearl Resort Phu Quoc.
bai sao phu quoc
@kayi_katelynn

Longer description about starfish beach:

This beach in Phu Quoc has a very interesting name because when night falls, tens of thousands of starfish move onto the white sand, so people named this place Bai Sao – Starfish Beach.

Only 25km from Duong Dong town, you can move there by motorbike, car or taxi. From the town, you go south along Tran Hung Dao street, to Highway 46, keep going south for about 25 minutes, you will meet a bridge.

Going to the end of this bridge, you may ask people how to get to Bai Sao. No worries! It is because the people there are very friendly and enthusiastic.

A little note is that the path to Bai Sao is quite rough and difficult to go, but in return, you will admire the beautiful scenery.

Tourism has not been exploited as much as other beaches in Phu Quoc, so the starfish beach still retains its inherent wild features.

The sand in Bai Sao has a very typical color, not a golden color like Nha Trang beach, nor a dark yellow like Vung Tau beach, but a creamy white color.

Sao beach has a curve shape, locating in the heart of two mountain ranges running close to the sea, so it has a fresh climate suitable for a great vacation every summer.

In the summer, almost all beaches in Phu Quoc have big waves due to the influence of the southwest wind. But the waves of Bai Sao are very quiet, so during this time Bai Sao attracts a lot of tourists.

The sea there is blue in a strange peaceful scene, and there are not many shops. The sea breeze blows gently, the sun is not too harsh, lying on the hammock swinging by the coconut trees makes you feel like you are lost in a real paradise on earth.

Bai Sao is at its most beautiful from June to October. You will have a great vacation if you come here at that time. During that duration, the beach is hidden from the southwest wind, so the waves are calm, the water is very clear and blue.

The sand in Bai Sao has a very typical color, not a golden color like Nha Trang beach, nor a dark yellow like Vung Tau beach, but a creamy white color.

Sao beach has a curve shape, locating in the heart of two mountain ranges running close to the sea. So, it has a fresh climate suitable for a great vacation every summer.

In the summer, almost all beaches in Phu Quoc have big waves due to the influence of the southwest wind. But the waves of Bai Sao are very quiet, so during this time Bai Sao attracts a lot of tourists.

The sea there is blue in a strange peaceful scene, and there are not many shops. The sea breeze blows gently, the sun is not too harsh, lying on the hammock swinging by the coconut trees makes you feel like you are lost in a real paradise on earth.

Bai Sao is at its most beautiful from June to October. You will have a great vacation if you come here at that time. During that duration, the beach is hidden from the southwest wind, so the waves are calm, the water is very clear and blue.

4. Vung Bau Beach (Bãi Vũng Bầu)

  • Location: 20km from Duong Dong town, the northwest of Phu Quoc.
  • Highlight: Clean water, shallow seawater level, peaceful place.
  • What to do: Swimming, diving to see coral reef.
  • Where to stay: Fusion Resort Phu Quoc, Vung Bau Resort, Gold Sand Beach Bungalow, Wild Beach Phu Quoc Resort.
vung bau beach
@annie_annienguyen

Longer description about starfish beach:

Vung Bau beach stays in the northwest of Phu Quoc, seemingly hidden between Ong Lang and Long beaches.

Vung Bau Beach beach is about 20km from Duong Dong town. The easiest way to move to this area is to follow the small road from Ganh Dau beach.

Vung Bau beach has a semicircular shape with a length of about 6km and is still quite wild, suitable for swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, and kayaking.

In addition to the name Vung Bau, this beach is also known as the semicircle because of its beautiful and pristine crescent-shaped golden sand.

Especially, compared to other beaches of Phu Quoc such as Sao beach, Dai beach, Ong Lang beach… Vung Bau beach is no less competitive.

Vung Bau beach is quite beautiful, the seawater is very clear in both the rainy season and the dry season, especially from this beach you can see Mong Tay island with your eyes.

Vung Bau beach is also wild, around the beach there are quite intact vegetation layers combined such as woody plants, palm trees, poplar or coconut trees scattered everywhere.

Due to the less slope of the beach, Vung Bau is very safe for families with young children and those who do not know how to swim. In this sea, you can occasionally encounter starfish, conch and a few species of sea urchin in the sand.

The area of Vung Bau beach also has some standard hotels, resort resorts to stay overnight.

But, because there are not many restaurants, so when it comes to eating and drinking, you can choose the service of motels in this area for from 100,000 VND/meal/person, while BBQ grill, seafood buffet will cost about 250,000 VND / person.

In addition to swimming, you can rent a kayak from nearby resorts and move to Mong Tay island. Or if you are a good swimmer, you can swim to the Mong Tay islet from the southernmost point of Vung Bau located at Mai Phuong Resort. At Mong Tay island, you can scuba dive to see corals and fish, the water is very clear and pleasant.

Like all the beaches located along the west side of Phu Quoc Island, the sunset at Vung Bau will surely make you surprised by its beauty during dry-weather days.

Vung Bau beach is still wild and has quite a few residents in this area, so this beach is the ideal place for you to enjoy peaceful moments and listen to the waves lapping in your ears.

5. Khem Beach (Bãi Khem)

Khem Beach, also known as Bai Kem, like other beautiful beaches of Phu Quoc, has long white sand as fine as powder.

@cam.sc

Khem Beach locates in the south of the island, around 29km far away from Duong Dong Town, Phu Quoc island, the opposite way to compare with Star Beach from Duong Dong Town.

The typical thing in Khem Beach that always impresses visitors is the bow-shaped beach, lying quietly and peacefully between green forests.

6. Ong Lang Beach (Bãi Ông Lang)

Ong Lang does not have a long stretching beach like others, because rocks interrupt this area.

ong lang beach
@truonghoangtolinh

It is because of the scattering of the rocks, you will have a lot of chances to take impressive pictures with the rocks and sea.

Coming to Ong Lang beach, you will have many opportunities to sip cool drinks, massage, and sunbathe on the couches.

7. Vong Beach (Bãi Vòng)

Vong Beah locates in Ham Ninh fishing village with a sallow level of seawater, so this area is good to swim for your family.

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@nhatlinh.dnl11

When the water is low, the vast sandy beach runs far away; when the water rises, it fills the beach and reaches the edge of the forest.

Coming to Vong beach in the early morning or moon nights, you can enjoy all the perfect beauty of Phu Quoc beach.

8. Ganh Dau Beach (Bãi Gành Dầu)

The water in Ganh Dau is very clear and clean, making tourists feel the purity of the sea is right here.

ganh dau beach
@jonnyrouse7

Perhaps that reason is why the seafood in Ganh Dau is rich and extremely fresh. So, when you travel to this place, do not forget to taste fresh seafood.

9. Thom Beach (Bãi Thơm)

The sand at Thom beach is darker in color. Along with the mountain scenery there, the beach will make you feel mysterious as soon as you arrive.

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@_baithomretreat

Typically, when coming to Thom beach, you can cross a 100m road on the sea to discover unspoiled Hon Mot that is filled with the purple color of water morning glory.

10. Rach Vem Beach (Bãi Rạch Vẹm)

Located in the north of the island, Rach Vem is a relatively small and quiet fishing village.

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@miuu3328

There are a few deserted beaches along the coast, but this area has been planned for new projects to build resorts with modern equipment worth millions of dollars.

This is almost the only beach remaining in the wild nature of Phu Quoc with the houses of Cambodian people who crossed the border to live and settle down at this place.

11. Ba Keo Beach (Bãi Bà Kèo)

Bai Ba Keo is located in the center of Duong Dong town, this is also a beautiful beach that foreign tourists love.

ba keo beach
@_hue_hien_hau_

You can find a lot of hotels and resorts along the Ba Keo beach, which you can stay overnight when you travel there.

12. Cua Can Beach (Bãi Cửa Cạn)

Located on the west coast, about 6km north of Duong Dong town, and right near the commune with the same name as Cua Can.

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@hellojuli

Cua Can Beach is formed from the intersection of the ocean and the flow of the Cua Can River, creating a picturesque stretch of floating sand.


Frequently asked questions about Phu Quoc beaches:

1. Which beaches in Phu Quoc Island are good for swimming?

Although Phu Quoc Island has a lot of beautiful beaches, to swim in the sea, Vietnamdrive chooses Vung Bau Beach because of the shallow seawater that is suitable for family travel. The second Phu Quoc beach to swim in is Long Beach, which has good services for relaxing and swimming.

2. When is the best time to travel to beaches in Phu Quoc?

The best time to visit Phu Quoc as well as beaches there is the dry season at the end of October to March, and for few years to mid-May of the solar calendar. In this season, Phu Quoc rarely rains, the sea is calm, the weather is cool, extremely suitable for relaxation and swimming.

3. What should I note when swimming in Phu Quoc beaches?

Swimming is so exciting on Phu Quoc beaches. However, when going swimming, you should know these basic rules: swim at the area allowed to do, not go far away from the shore, not come to a deep-sea area, and note on the rip currents.

Typically, in January of the year, jellyfishes often appear. So, when swimming, you also know to avoid them. To know which areas jellyfishes are in, you should ask the locals or bodyguards there.

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