Visiting Phu Quoc Island, you can find white and yellow sand beaches, wild rocky beaches, and also beaches inhabited by local fishermen. With long coastline, this island offers a lot of wonderful beaches for you to discover.
Ong Lang Beach ( Biển Ông Lang)
This is actually not one but two gorgeous white beaches (Ong Lang Beach and Xep Beach), situated on the west coast just north of Duong Dong and the airport. After Long Beach, this is one of the most developed beaches on Phu Quoc, but it is still in tip-top shape. Some of the resorts built here include the Ong Lang Resort and Spa, and the Chen La Resort and Spa (on Xep Beach). The Mango Bay Resort is another one of the many establishments here.
Duong Dong Beach (Biển Dương Đông)
For many visitors to Phu Quoc, Duong Dong is the first place they see the sea. On one side busy harbor, the other side white sand beach lined with coconut trees, this is one of Phu Quoc’s most touristed beaches.
Cua Can Beach (Biển Cửa Cạn)
This could well be a view of paradise, but it is very fragile and difficult to access. Near the atmospheric old school fishing village of Cua Can stretches this sandbar, a crescent of beach lapped by ocean on two sides, highlighted against the rugged hills of Phu Quoc’s central spine. Of all the beaches on Phu Quoc, this is the most mysterious.
Tucked away on the north-west coast of Phu Quoc, this could well be the loneliest beach in all of Vietnam. It could also be one of the best hidden beaches in the world. Due to its proximity to Cambodia, Bai Dai was long off-limits to tourists and foreigners. Restrictions have been lifted, but Bai Dai is still one very secluded beach with coral reefs and tropical fish. With natural beauty like this, it probably won’t be so secluded for long.
Thom Beach (Bãi Thơm)
From restricted military base to a tourist mecca in the making, Bai Thom is one place you should see before it is too late. As recently as 2005, the Lonely Planet traveller’s Bible warned of the difficulties obtaining access to Bai Thom Beach. Word was that the army opened the beach only on Sundays, and even then tourists had to produce their passports to gain entrance. Those days are over, but nonetheless Bai Thom remains well off the beaten tourist track.
An Thoi and vicinity (An Thới)
Once home to a notorious prison camp, An Thoi is now a beautiful playground for Vietnamese and foreign tourists. A fishing and shipping hub on the southern tip of Phu Quoc, An Thoi town-ship moonlights as the gateway to an archipelago of 15 islands, many of them uninhabited, all of them pristine. If you are coming to Phu Quoc by boat and island hopping is your thing, consider making An Thoi your base. Otherwise it is a gruelling 24km from Duong Dong (on dirt road), or 29km on the inland sealed road.
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