Those who love hanging out with fellow beach bums and being steps from food and drink options, Long Beach is the ticket. Ong Lang Beach has several upscale au naturel options and the location is a good compromise for those who want to feel worlds away while still being able to pop into town. One beach up from Ong Lang, intimate Vung Bau Beach offers peace and quiet. Over on the east coast, stay on Sao Beach, often considered the island's best. Cay Sao Beach is a true getaway - what Phu Quoc was like a decade ago. Jungle and plantations fill the heart of the island and a stay here is ideal for those fond of a rural experience.
We have 35 places to stay in and around Phu Quoc Island.
The vast bulk of hotels on Phu Quoc (and the vast bulk of construction sites) is on Bai Truong, also known as Long Beach, a 20-plus kilometre stretch of yellow sand that runs down the central west coast of the island. In wet season the seas here are rough and not great for swimming, but in dry season, it’s a placid pool with the gentle lapping of waves lulling you to sleep. It’s the liveliest beach of the island, the entire length offering beachfront accommodation and places to play, laze and eat with your feet in the sand.
On Long Beach you’ll find everything from budget dorms to posh hotels, though expect to pay mid- to top-range prices for beachfront accommodation. The northern part of the beach, which is closest to Duong Dong town, has the highest concentration of places to stay. Tran Hung Dao is the main road that runs north-south parallel to the beach. Duong Dong town itself is rather charmless but the truly frugal who are in need of a private room can shop around town for a local guesthouse (nha nghi).
Further south are some more affordable options and a little more breathing room between properties – for now. Construction of familiar international hotel brands is now underway.
Ong Lang Beach is a quiet sweeping bay located on the western coast just seven kilometres north of Duong Dong town. While the beach isn’t as beautiful as Bai Sao, this is a good compromise for those who want to feel worlds away while still being able to pop into town. Ong Lang attracts long-stay guests and it’s easy to see why: there are standout properties on offer including favourite Mango Bay Resort.
Located on the east coast near the southern tip of the island, Bai Sao’s white sand and turquoise water is often considered Phu Quoc’s best beach – but as its popularity continues to increase, so does the rubbish. For now it has just a handful of places to stay. Bai Sao is a popular spot for day-trippers.
Set north of Ham Ninh ferry station, this area is probably the most deserted and undeveloped of the beachfront on the island. The coastline road Duong Dong Dao is not paved and can be challenging for inexperienced motor scooter drivers. Those with a sense of adventure though are greeted with dramatic unspoilt greenery and white-sand beaches.