Don’t miss out 12 wonderful Phu Quoc’s beaches (Part 1)

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Phu Quoc is the largest island in Vietnam offering many beautiful and pristine beaches. Here is a list of 12 most stunning beaches in Phu Quoc that worth a visit.

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Star Beach (Bãi Sao)

This is the most beautiful beach on Phu Quoc in the eyes of many tourists. Picture a long stretch of pure white sand with likely not a single other soul around. The water is as transparent as glass. You could imagine you are at the ends of the Earth, and in a way you are. Bai Sao means “Star Beach” in Vietnamese, and the name is an apt one, this is the star beach of Phu Quoc Island!

Star Beach (via BestPrice)

Long Beach (Bãi Dài)

While probably not the best beach on Phu Quoc, Long Beach (otherwise known as Bai Truong) is the first one most tourists will see, and quite possibly the last. Bai Truong is the beach with the most hotels and resorts, and consequently the loudest and most hectic nightlife. Covering more than half of the west coast, this is also just about the only place in Vietnam you can see the sunset over the ocean.

Kem Beach (Bãi Kem)

If Phu Quoc is the hottest untapped real estate in Vietnam, then Kem Beach must be the hottest untapped real estate on Phu Quoc. With a name that literally means “Cream Beach”, Bai Kem is located on the southern part of Phu Quoc, just past Bai Sao. For years this beach was a military zone, off limits to tourists. The army used the beach for target practice.

Bai Kem, Phu Quoc (via Trangbatdongsan247)

Ganh Dau Beach (Bãi Gành Dầu)

Now open to tourists by the military, Ganh Dau Beach is located on the north-west coast. You can see Cambodia if you look north over the waters, and this beach could well become Phu Quoc’s official gateway to Cambodia if the authorities have their way. For the moment it is not quite as quiet as Bai Sao (Phu Quoc’s star beach), but it is pretty secluded here. The seafood is fabulous and famous. For those interested in history, the beach harbours a shrine to a Vietnamese independence fighter.

Ham Ninh Beach (Bãi Hàm Ninh)

Just like their mainland counterparts, Phu Quoc beaches tend to be narrow affairs. At high tide the water stretches almost up to the tree-line. This is what happens at Ham Ninh Beach at high tide, the waves lap against the palm trees. At low tide, however, the water retreats far into the distance and the ocean floor lies exposed.

Ham Ninh Beach (via TripNOW.vn)

Vong Beach (Bãi Vòng)

Bai Vong Beach is on its way to becoming an alternative entrance/exit point to Phu Quoc, following the introduction of a ferry service to Ha Tien. Because there is a pier here and tourists arriving on a regular basis, the beach sometimes swarms with motorbike taxis and touts. But this is also a wild and beautiful beach, a place you can forget your cares.

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