Guide To Starfish Beach On Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

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About 20 km from the center of Duong Dong town on Phu Quoc island, there is a small, picturesque fishing village that is famous for its starfish and beautiful white sandy coastline. That place is Rach Vem, or often known as Starfish beach. 

starfish beach Phu Quoc Vietnam


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 120k – 150k per day.

However, if you’re not comfortable driving, you can rent a car for from 700k / day (depending on the rental car and tourist season).

starfish beach map

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.

starfish beach


The best time to visit Starfish beach, Phu Quoc island

The ideal time to visit Starfish beach on Phu Quoc island is from January to May. 

Phu Quoc beach Vietnam

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, there are lots of trash from the Mekong River flowing into the northern regions of Phu Quoc island and especially the “starfish kingdom” – Rach Vem fishing village.

During the rainy season, the starfish beach has lost its pristine beauty, and the biodiversity is destroyed here. Of course, you will not be able to find any starfish here.

Phu Quoc beach Vietnam


Explore Starfish beach

Similar to Sao Beach or Ong Lang beach, the beach in Rach Vem is also clear, crystal blue, and calm with extremely smooth white sand.

Phu Quoc beach Vietnam
There are about 200 households living, mainly engaged in fishing activities.
starfish beach Phu Quoc Vietnam
You will have the opportunity to take a dip and play with hundreds of starfish.

We had a relaxing morning exploring Starfish beach. 

Phu Quoc beach Vietnam

Phu Quoc beach Vietnam
You can rent the sunbeds at 100k VND for two beds.

starfish beach Phu Quoc Vietnam

starfish beach Phu Quoc Vietnam

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