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.
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).
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
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.