Longtail on Bai Sao, Phu Quoc Island

Longtail on Bai Sao, Phu Quoc Island

Longtail on Bai Sao, Phu Quoc Island


Bai Sao Beach on Phu Quoc Island. It's one of the island prettiest -- and most undeveloped -- beaches. This photo is of the southern stretch of the beach. You can read more about Phu Quoc here.

Taken on: 21st August, 2006. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See travelfishery's page of Flickr

Read more about Phu Quoc Island

Sitting back in a hammock, looking out over the quiet surf, you may wonder why more people don't know about Vietnam's Phu Quoc Island. It gets almost none of the press of those islands over in Thailand -- and yet with its rugged jungle, squeaking white sands and sparkling cobalt waters, it can more than match them. And though an unbroken beach stretches for almost the entire length of the island's west coast, only a small part of it has been developed.

We've seen many an island in Southeast Asia, and we've never stumbled across somewhere quite like here. The mix of isolated and deserted beaches, and a few thriving yet unadulterated Vietnamese towns, make Phu Quoc a rare find indeed.

Given its ease of access (a 21-minute flight from Rach Gia or an hour's flight from Saigon), it's amazing the island isn't far more developed, and while the Vietnamese government has huge plans they remain unrealised, and ... Read our complete Phu Quoc Island travel guide

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