Photo: Oh Bai Sao.


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Phu Quoc is home to some of Vietnam’s best beaches, and for many years it was Vietnam’s best-kept secret. Not any more. Developers have realised the island’s potential and Phu Quoc is now booming – and not always in a good way.

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The island still has a few wonderfully low-key, unspoilt spots: quiet stretches of coast accessible by dodgy dirt road, set against a backdrop of dense jungle. Long Beach is the main star and the rest of the tear-shaped island can be explored in two motorbike loops — allow at least one day for each half of the island. Here’s a guide to exploring Phu Quoc beaches.

Decisions decisions... Photo taken in or around Beaches, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam by Cindy Fan.

Decisions decisions... Photo: Cindy Fan

Bai Truong / Long Beach The vast bulk of Phu Quoc’s hotels (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 gentle waves. It’s the liveliest beach on the island, the entire length offering accommodation and spots to play, laze and eat seafood with your feet in the sand. It’s the type of place where you can get a massage on the beach and women sell you fresh fruit, cutting a whole pineapple to order.

The northern part of the beach closest to Duong Dong town is the busiest. The further south you go, the more breathing room you get. It’s all easily accessed. Phu Quoc is a very laidback place and we had no problems walking through any of the resorts, be it cheap or high end, to get to the beach. A popular route from Tran Hung Dao is through Lane 118, a busy way lined with guesthouses and restaurants which deposits you close to La Veranda Resort and ... Travelfish members only (Around 1,600 more words) ... please log in to read the rest of this story.

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Popular attractions in Phu Quoc Island

A selection of some of our favourite sights and activities around Phu Quoc Island.

Best places to stay in Phu Quoc Island

A selection of some of our favourite places to stay in Phu Quoc Island.

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