If you are a fan of sun, sea, and sand tourism, Phu Quoc Beach is definitely one of the best choices to create endless joy with hundreds of fun activities and memorable moments. Check out the top 12 impressive beaches in this place now to have your bucket list fulfilled!
1. Long Beach Phu Quoc
One of the most famous Phu Quoc beaches is Long Beach Phu Quoc - a 20-kilometer-long coastline region on pearl island which is recognized as Vietnam's longest beach. It has smooth white sand that creates a soft feeling under your feet, a rainforest background, and beautiful swaying palm trees for you to relax in.
Immersing your soul in the pristine nature, having fun on the fine sand and clear water of this Phu Quoc Beach which is not too deep can be an unforgettable memory for any swimmer.
Besides, Long Beach offers tourists a great number of luxurious beachfront resorts, coastal restaurants, cafés, and pubs with stunning sunset views. In the Long Beach area, the system of hotels/resorts Vinpearl Phu Quoc with 5-star services and facilities will surely bring you the most lavish and memorable vacation.
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Furthermore, if you want to spice up your Phu Quoc trip with many exciting games and recreational activities, VinWonders Phu Quoc - the largest theme park in Vietnam that ranks top in Asia or Vinpearl Safari Phu Quoc - the first semi-wild conservation park in Vietnam are ideal choices. Especially when ordering VinWonders tickets online, tourists can enter the park directly without paper tickets, which saves a lot of time.
2. Starfish Beach Phu Quoc (Rach Vem)
Located in Ganh Dau commune, 40 kilometers away from Duong Dong town, Starfish Beach is one of Phu Quoc's best beaches, as well as one of Vietnam's most famous beaches. Starfish Beach is a 7-kilometer-long beach with a moon-like curved form. The sand on this beach is white and smooth like cream, and many tourists take advantage of this by bringing a little amount of sand home as a souvenir of their trip to Phu Quoc Beach.
According to the locals, the name "Starfish Beach" has been used since a long time ago, as when the dusk falls and darkness covers the entire white sand, hundreds of starfish move to fill the shoreline and underwater.
Here are some tips when you come to Starfish Beach:
- Best time to visit: from November to March
- Do not: step on starfish, take starfish as souvenirs, remove starfish from water
The scenery is even more impressive with the mountain ranges embracing the beach. Bai Sao is well-known for its diverse marine life. You will be able to watch colorful coral reefs when snorkeling deep down into the ocean.
3. Khem Beach Phu Quoc
Khem Beach has a magnificent smooth sandy beachfront set in the green hue of the natural forests and stretches in a curved pattern along the coast of Phu Quoc Island.
With its crystal-clear sea water and poetic view, this is one of the most gorgeous beaches in Phu Quoc which is ideal for family or friend excursions. Before 2014, the beach was only open for the military but now it is available for the public.
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4. An Thoi Archipelago: Hon Mong Tay, Hon Dam Ngang, Hon May Rut
An Thoi Archipelago consists of 18 small and big islands with unique beauty floating on Thailand Gulf such as Vong island, Hon Vang (Echo island), Kim Quy (Golden Tortoise island), Hon Mong Tay (Nail island), Dan island, Dua island, Muong island, Gam Ghi island, May Rut island, etc. To access the An Thoi archipelago, tourists can take a boat from the mainland of Rach Gia to the ferry terminal.
5. Ganh Dau Cape in Phu Quoc Island
Ganh Dau cape is located in the northern portion of Phu Quoc Island, where primeval forests, mountains, and seas still exist in their natural state. Tourists can explore the red soil roads through numerous serene villages, as well as Phu Quoc National Park.
The amazing natural beauty of Ganh Dau appears to be more noticeable than ever. When you stand directly in front of the Ganh Dau area, it's easy to see the deep blue sea and golden smooth sand beaches. This destination is perfect for you to relax under the shade of the palm tree while swimming and eating delicious food.
Ganh Dau, one of the most attractive Phu Quoc beaches, is home to a variety of corals, particularly on Thay Boi Island, which is bordered by a shallow reef filled with marine species. This is certainly a wonderful site for snorkeling.
Furthermore, Ganh Dau has a variety of fish, particularly red grouper. The marine delicacies collected by local fishermen are incredibly fresh and reasonably priced. After sightseeing, swimming, and having fun, you can get some seafood from the fishermen, such as prawns, fish, and squid, and ask them how to process or have them prepare the food for you.
6. Doi Moi Island
Doi Moi Island is one of Phu Quoc's most gorgeous and breathtaking coastal islands. Opposite Vinpearl Phu Quoc, Doi Moi is a lovely white sandy beach that shimmers in the bright yellow sunshine, giving you the sensation of being in a wild and tranquil place.
The opportunity to watch the sunset on Doi Moi Island should be at the top of the list of things to do in Phu Quoc. This is also the most beautiful time of day, when the fiery sun sinks below the silvery seas.
To watch the sun on Doi Moi island, you need to note the following points:
- Time: you should be at the island at around 7-9 am to catch the morning sun or 16-18:30 pm to watch the sunset.
- Costume: you should choose suitable clothes to match with the colors of the sea and sky.
- Camera: you should use a wide-angle lens or take a timelapse to capture the whole moment.
- Accessories: you can bring umbrellas, hats, glasses, hammocks or folding chairs to rest and relax.
- Do not forget to: apply sunscreen and bring water, snacks to ensure good health during your Phu Quoc trip.
7. Dinh Cau Cape
Dinh Cau Cape is a well-known site in Phu Quoc. It is a cultural and religious symbol on Phu Quoc Island. Dinh Cau Cape is also a place where people pray for good fortune, tranquility, and happiness. Therefore, fishermen frequently come here to wish each other a safe trip.
Aside from Dinh Cau Cape, you may also visit Duong Dong Beach, also known as Dinh Cau Beach. The beach is well-known for its golden silky sand, turquoise water, and clear blue skies. Dinh Cau Cape is now a popular tourist destination, attracting hundreds of people each year.
After visiting Dinh Cau Cape, you can stop at Tranh Spring to immerse yourself in a cool and fresh ambiance, enjoying a sense of relaxation and comfort. Additionally, besides enjoying Phu Quoc Beach, you can visit traditional handicraft villages such as those that produce Phu Quoc fish sauce, pepper, and pearls.
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8. Hon Mot
Hon Mot Phu Quoc is located in Bai Thom commune, near the northeastern coast of Phu Quoc Island. This island is just over 200 meters off the beach and covers an area of more than 6.7 hectares, much of which is covered by vast primitive forests.
The water morning glory trees sprouting on the sand and spreading to the coast will lure you in the first time you visit Hon Mot island. The sea water lilies with delicate purple hues blowing in the wind will lead you to a fairyland. This island is considered the hidden gem of Phu Quoc because of its purity.
Before, the only way to go from this Phu Quoc Beach to the island was to walk across the shallow water area to Hon Mot. However, until recently, the locals have built a little bridge from the shore to Hon Mot, allowing visitors to easily walk around and enjoy the beauty of this place. From here, you can feast your eyes on the Cambodian border, which is around 5 nautical miles away.
9. Vung Bau Beach
Vung Bau Beach is situated between Ong Lang Beach and Long Beach on the Northwestern side of the island. Further down the coast, you can go on a scooter ride of 5-10 minutes from Cua Can Beach.
This Phu Quoc Beach has a moon shape and is secluded, making it ideal for sports like swimming, diving, and kayaking. This is a family-friendly and clean destination, with many community-style lodges sprinkled throughout.
Vung Bau Beach is particularly lovely; the sea is very blue in both the rainy and dry seasons. The vegetation layers are mostly intact, with woody plants, palm trees and coconuts.
- Note: In the low season, it is not that suitable for swimming since there can be strong currents.
10. Ong Lang Beach - Phu Quoc Beach you should not miss
Ong Lang Beach is not as well-known as Sao Beach or Khem Beach in Phu Quoc, but it has its own pure charm and unique rocky shores. You may spend time with your friends or family participating in a variety of activities such as playing group games, having a barbecue, kayaking or simply dipping in the calm water, observing the fishing boats fading away in the brilliant light of the sunset, and wandering on the smooth sand ground to take romantic and beautiful images.
Ong Lang beach will surely provide you with amazing experiences throughout your visit to Phu Quoc. It is a perfect spot to unwind from the hustle and bustle of life.
11. Cua Can Beach - one of the best beaches in Phu Quoc
Cua Can Beach is a public beach located near the Cua Can estuary, about 15 kilometers away from Dong Duong City. This Phu Quoc Beach is a branch of the Cua Can river that flows into the sea.
The coastline is 3 kilometers long, created by the junction of the sea and the river on both sides. Cua Can has retained most of its basic features as a great place for your vacation this year because it has not undergone much substructure construction and traffic innovation.
The sand on the beach is also not as smooth as on other Phu Quoc beaches; it is a mixture of stones and sand, but this adds to the beach's glittering beauty as the sun shines on the white stones and reflects, making the stones as gleaming as diamonds. In particular, tourists will see a variety of overspreading mounds surrounded by dense vegetation that goes all the way to the skyline.
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12. Things to do and see in Phu Quoc beaches
Phu Quoc beaches allure the tourists not only by its pristine beauty but also by a great array of interesting activities. Unwinding yourself and getting rid of stress with these exciting outdoor activities:
- Visit Phu Quoc beaches
- See starfish at Starfish Beach
- Go scuba diving or snorkeling
- Go on fishing charters & tours
- Go on boat tours
- Go on speed boat tours
- Take the Phu Quoc cable car
- Indulge yourself with seafood
Phu Quoc Beach with the wild beauty of nature, tempting cuisine, and a diversity of enjoyable outdoor activities will surely be a heaven of entertainment for any tourist. These 12 top beaches are acclaimed to be the most gorgeous and bewitching destinations to explore.
Spice up your vacation this year with tons of exhilarating experiences in Phu Quoc Beach, grab your backpack and pamper yourself with the most relaxing and healing trip ever!