Sao Beach: A Paradise on Phu Quoc island, Vietnam

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After taking a cable car to Pineapple island, we visited Sao Beach – one of the most beautiful beaches on Phu Quoc island, Vietnam. This place is dubbed as paradise in Phu Quoc, with a white sandy coastline and rows of palm trees.

This article is a handy guide to Sao Beach Phu Quoc, including tips on how to get there, things to do, and more.


How to get to Sao Beach

Sao beach is located about 25km from Duong Dong town, and you can get there easily by motorbike, car, or taxi. 

From the town, you go south along Tran Hung Dao street to highway 46, and you continue South for about 25 minutes.


Sao Beach day tour

You can also join day tours exploring Southern Phu Quoc.

The day tours include a trip to Sao beach and other activities such as a snorkeling trip to other islands in An Thoi archipelago or a cable car experience to Pineapple island. 

Sao beach Phu Quoc Vietnam
Lying back on a hammock under the coconut trees or a sunbed will make you feel like getting lost in a real paradise on earth.


Best places to stay near Sao Beach

There are many hotels and guesthouses near Sao beach. 

However, if you’d like to enjoy a more delightful nightlife, you should stay in Duong Dong town.


Things to do at Sao beach

Relax and swim

Sao Beach is sheltered from winds by mountains at either end, so the waves are very gentle. 

Seawater at Sao beach is quite peaceful, warm with turquoise color. The slope of the beach is not too deep, so it’s suitable for children and those who do not know how to swim.

Also, the sand in Sao beach has a very specific color, not yellow like Nha Trang beach, nor dark yellow like Vung Tau beach but white as cream.

We enjoyed lying on the sunbed, enjoying the scenery with a cold breeze wind. 

Sao beach Phu Quoc Vietnam
Sao Beach is indeed a destination not to be missed when you travel to Phu Quoc. The fresh air with the cool breeze of this place is ideal for relaxation.

Participate in outdoor activities

Visiting Sao beach, you can participate in different outdoor activities such as riding a jet ski, kayaking, windsurfing, fishing, snorkeling, and viewing the coral reefs.

The price for a jetski is from 350,000 – 400,000 VND for 15 minutes, and windsurfing costs 800,000 VND.

Sao beach Phu Quoc Vietnam
You can join different outdoor activities at Sao beach.

Eating seafood & drinks

In addition to admiring the beautiful natural scenery, you can also enjoy the famous products of this place: herring salad, grilled sea urchin, sea urchin porridge, or crab.

There are many restaurants around the Sao Beach area, such as 

  • Long Beach Resort & Restaurant: fresh seafood; Vietnamese, Western and Russian dishes
  • My Lan Resort & Restaurant: fresh seafood; Vietnamese, Western and Russian dishes
  • Gecko Jack’s: fresh seafood; Vietnamese, Western and Russian dishes
  • Paradiso Restaurant: fresh seafood; Vietnamese, Western and Russian dishes
  • Ai Si Bungalow: fresh seafood and Vietnamese food. Other drinks like fruit, sugarcane juice

There are also some local restaurants on the beach where you can buy drinks and snacks at a reasonably low price.