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Sao Beach

Holiday Travel Guide
Vietnam featuring tropical scenes and a sandy beach

Lie on or under the arched palm trees and rent kayaks to go out on the brilliant blue-green ocean water in this popular bay.

With its rows of palm trees, soft white sand and clear ocean water, Sao Beach is one of the best bays on the island of Phu Quoc. The area around it remains relatively undeveloped, providing a serene and peaceful ambiance. Admire the gorgeous views of the surrounding green hills and the blue-green water, where it meets this stretch of white sand.

Enhance your tan or relax in the shade of the tropical vegetation. The dry season in this warm region runs from November through April, while the ocean water is warmest in May. Lie on the bend of one of the thick palm trees or spread out a blanket in the sand for a picnic with friends. Walk up and down the beach, as you look for shells and other marine treasures.

Although the bay is fairly secluded, you will find a few huts serving snacks and refreshments. Try the grilled fish and sip beer or cocktails. Rent sunbeds and umbrellas and get comfortable on this beach, which is among the most popular on the island. Participate in the watersports options available here, including rented Jet Skis and kayaks.

Wait for sunset and capture photos of the colorful sky reflected in the water. Stay at one of the bungalows and other lodgings available near the beach, which can be accessed via a red dirt road. The beach is free to enter and open at all times.

Sao Beach is on the southeastern coast of the island of Phu Quoc in southwestern Vietnam. Get a ferry to one of the island’s ports, such as An Thói or Bên phà Thanh Thói. You can also take a taxi from Phu Quoc International Airport, which is just 10 miles (16 kilometers) north of the beach. Visit nearby bays and landmarks, such as Bãi Khem, Bãi biển Bai Cay Dua and Bãi Trường.

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My Lan Resort & Restaurant
My Lan Resort & Restaurant
2 out of 5
Village 4, An Thoi Townlet, Bai Sao Beach, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang
The price is £26 per night from 25 Jul to 25 Jul
This Phu Quoc hotel is on the beach, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Sao Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of May Rut Island and An Thoi Cable Car Station. Ho Quoc Pagoda ...
3.3/5 (27 reviews)
"I would use "simple" to describe this hotel. The things in the room qere OK but please do not expect they were very well. Most of the staff did not understand English, the rare ones spoke very very little, even the reception. The key highlight is that it is next to the beach. Do not go there after ..."

Reviewed on 9 Jun 2019

My Lan Resort & Restaurant
The Beach House
The Beach House
2 out of 5
Bai Sao Beach, An Thoi Village, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang
This Phu Quoc hotel is on the beach, 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Sao Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of An Thoi Cable Car Station and Ho Quoc Pagoda. Phu Quoc Beach ...
3/5 (48 reviews)
"Don’t waste your money here. The room was dirty and everything sticky. Half of the light bulbs in the room are burnt out and despite being promised they would replace them it never happened. Service was poor at the restaurant. It appears they make their money from the tour buses that bring tourists ..."

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2019

The Beach House
JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa
JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Eco-Tourism At Bai Khem, An Thoi Town, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang
The price is £193 per night from 8 Aug to 8 Aug
This Khem Beach resort is on the beach, 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from An Thoi Cable Car Station, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Sao Beach and Ho Quoc Pagoda. Phu Quoc Beach ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (114 reviews)
so beautiful
"so beautiful"

Reviewed on 13 Jun 2020

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa
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My Lan Resort & Restaurant
My Lan Resort & Restaurant
2 out of 5
Village 4, An Thoi Townlet, Bai Sao Beach, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang
The price is £26 per night from 25 Jul to 25 Jul
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The Beach House
The Beach House
2 out of 5
Bai Sao Beach, An Thoi Village, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang
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JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa
JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa
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Green Garden Bungalow Phu Quoc
Green Garden Bungalow Phu Quoc
2 out of 5
Nguyen Van Cu, To 3, Khu Pho 4, An Thoi, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang
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New World Phu Quoc Resort
New World Phu Quoc Resort
5 out of 5
Khem Beach, An Thoi, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang Province
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Xuan Hien Resort Seapearl Phu Quoc
Xuan Hien Resort Seapearl Phu Quoc
3 out of 5
Group 8, 4 ward, Sao Beach street, An Thoi, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang
The price is £34 per night from 1 Aug to 1 Aug
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Premier Residences Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Managed by Accor
Premier Residences Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Managed by Accor
4 out of 5
Kem Beach, An Thoi, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang
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Wanderlust Garden Stay & Cafe
Wanderlust Garden Stay & Cafe
3.5 out of 5
Nguyen Van Cu, To 3, KP 4, An Thoi, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang
Wanderlust Garden Stay & Cafe
Nghi Lan Hotel
Nghi Lan Hotel
3.5 out of 5
529 Nguyen Van Cu, Hamlet 7, Zone 4, An Thoi Town, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang
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