About 20 km from the center of Duong Dong town on Phu Quoc island, there is a small, picturesque fishing village famous for its starfish and beautiful white sandy coastline. That place is Rach Vem, or often known as Starfish beach.
How to get to Starfish beach Phu Quoc island
There are two options to travel to Starfish beach: by motorbike or taxi/ rental car.
You can rent a motorbike in Phu Quoc for 120,000 – 150,000 VND per day.
However, if you’re not comfortable driving, you can rent a car for 700,000 per day (depending on the rental car and tourist season).
From the center of Dong Duong town, follow Hung Vuong street to Cua Can bridge. You then turn right, go straight to the intersection, turn left, and go about 5 km to get there.
The best time to visit Starfish beach Phu Quoc island
The ideal time to visit Starfish beach on Phu Quoc island is January to May.
You should not visit starfish beach in the summer and especially the rainy season.
Phu Quoc in the summer often has showers, sudden rains, and even persistent rainy days, so the road here becomes muddier and harder to walk or drive.
Every year, during the rainy season from May to September, much trash from the Mekong River flows into the northern regions of Phu Quoc island and especially the “starfish kingdom” – Rach Vem fishing village.
The starfish beach loses its pristine beauty during this time, and the biodiversity is destroyed here. So you won’t be able to find any starfish here.
Explore Starfish beach
We had a relaxing morning exploring Starfish beach.