High season comes to Fukuoka in November and ends in April. This is a sad time in Russia – little sun, cold and windy. Those who have been to Phuoc island, remember the white sand beaches and magnificent, tropical landscapes and great hotels.
It will certainly be of interest to tourists who love the wild tropics, untouched by human civilization, or prefer a beach holiday. But the giant tourist industry is steadily advancing on the island. Hurry to visit Phu Quoc in Vietnam!
Map of Fukuoka Beaches
The most popular beaches in Fukuoka
Vietnam has recently become a world tourist power. It is already beloved by Russian tourists living beyond the Urals. From the European part of Russia, the flight is not cheap, but even there dream of an exotic tropical island.
For those who have not yet been to Fukuoka, we will tell about the local charms, especially the magnificent beaches, not forgetting to mention their pros and cons, the quality of hotels, modern infrastructure, unspoiled tropics and other local curiosities.
Phu Quoc Island, located in the Gulf of Thailand, next to the mainland coast of Vietnam, today one of the most popular holiday destinations in Southeast Asia. It is quite a developed resort with wild jungle where no man has ever been before.
Here you will find beaches and those who like noisy parties and those who like peace and solitude. Young people and parents with children will also enjoy the island. There are places for romantic gatherings, socializing with children and quiet contemplation of the elderly.
This is the most well-kept and landscaped beach, which is always popular with visitors to the island. Along its shore are the best beach bungalows and hotels. Other hotels are far from the sea, reach them by bikes or cabs.
It is a clean place with a gentle shore, where it is very convenient to sunbathe and swim with children. It’s important to remember that the sun is scorching here, hollowing out over the edge of the sea. If you do not take sunscreen to the beach from the first day, you can get very sunburned.
The sun here is extremely searing, can’t be compared to either the Crimea or Sochi. The first few days it is better to hide from him in the shade of the canopies of cafes or under sprawling palm trees. Sunset in the high season on the island begins at about 18:00 and is very spectacular.
Long Beach stretches along the west coast of Fukuoka and is the most visited. Most tourists on weekends and holidays. But even then you can not see tourists in the vast area, because. the length of the beach is more than 15 km.
On the Long Beach beige sand with large flecks of fine white sand. There are beach fleas, they are not dangerous to holidaymakers, but annoying. Employees of hotels treat the beach sand with special preparations.
You can rent a sun lounger on the spot for 100 VND for the day. If you are staying in a hotel on the beach, you do not have to pay for beach equipment. Prices are democratic, but compared to Cambodia it is a bit expensive.
Due to the large length of Long Beach to fully explore it and choose the best place to stay is possible with a vehicle (bike, scooter or cab), they can be rented on the island for quite reasonable money.
The northern part of this beach is known to Crimeans because here, near the hotel Sanset Sonato in 2017 was the famous music festival “Kazantip – Episode” on a great platform built by the organizers.
The new buildings, decoration, design of this project today have become another modern attraction of Phu Quoc Island. Everything is allowed to be photographed or filmed for free.
Sao Beach or Bai Sao
It is located in the southern part of the island. Sao Beach can be reached by scooter or bike rental in the local capital, Duong Dong. You should go strictly south about 25 km. If you take a cab, a kilometer costs 10,000 dong or 27 rubles.
The road leading to Bai Sao Beach is quite tolerable quality, but at the approach to it begins dirt. There are masks sold on the road to protect your face if you are riding a bike or scooter, but it is much more comfortable to choose a cab.
The beach has fine white sand and magnificent seascapes in the style of “Bounty”, on tropical palm trees hang large swings. The beach is filled with vacationers, there are hotels, there are sunbeds with people sunbathing on them.
Here you can see tourists from all over the world who come to the beach Bai Sao to see and capture on camera or video camera its incredible beauty. To take selfies on the swings, a huge line of vacationers lined up.
We recommend going further to the right along the beach to get away from the noisy crowds of tourists. There you will see huge boulders, you can be photographed on them, enjoy the peace and quiet of the surrounding world.
Thanks to the white sand covering the bottom near the shore, the sea seems perfectly clean and perfectly transparent, which is close to the truth. Swimming on Bai Sao beach is a pleasure, although the sea is occasionally rough.
The minus of this beach is that it is poorly equipped, it has only one cafe. There are no water, sports, youth entertainment, stores or souvenir shops are also absent. But to visit here is necessary only for aesthetic pleasure.
Bai Sao Beach in Fukuoka is suitable for those who do not particularly need the noise and entertainment, who want a couple of weeks to hide from the world, immerse themselves and live in solitude, communicating with their closest and dearest people.
Bai Ong Lang
The beach is located on the west coast of the island. It is extremely similar in quality and popularity to Long Beach, but much smaller in size. On the beach white as snow, sand, and the water on the shore – crystal clear.
Bai Ong Lang is periodically interrupted and then resumed at its length again. Between its parts are piles of stones. It is always in good condition, you will not find here piles of garbage left by tourists or swam from the sea.
The disadvantage of Bai Ong Lang is that there are almost no stores and cafes, so you should buy food and water in advance and bring everything to the beach. But you can find different kinds of beer at the local bar. You can eat at the beach restaurant, but it’s expensive.
The good thing about Duong Dong is that it is a quarter of an hour from the beach, tourists go there for food and drinks. Fruit vendors are constantly walking along the beach and offer vacationers pineapples, mangoes and more exotic flavors.
Bai Vung Bau
The beach is located northwest of Duong Dong, 10 km away. Only hikers can get there on foot; it’s better to take a cab or a motorcycle. The road to the beach is not too good, it is just covered with gravel.
Tourists come here by cab, scooters, bicycles just to sunbathe under the hot Vietnamese sun. There are no hotels or restaurants here, so the beach is not as crowded as Long Beach.
But there is one café here. Near it are lounge chairs with written offers attached to them to order something tasty from the cafe. Those who do not want to order anything, sit under the trees, rest and sunbathe in their shade.
The beach is the first place you see when you arrive from the mainland to the island. There are still not enough hotels and cafes, the infrastructure is underdeveloped, but Wai Bong promises a bright tourist future for the foreseeable future.
Today this beach is famous for restaurants with Vietnamese national cuisine of freshly caught fish and shellfish. South Asian cuisine is not only fashionable, but also extremely delicious. The local chefs are amazing professionals.
There are a lot of jellyfish living in the water on this beach. They settle in shallow water, and their body movements and variety of colors is very interesting to watch, especially for children. But remember that you can not touch the jellyfish – will burn the skin.
Bai Dai Beach
The beach is located next to the Wynperl water park and is a decent length. Around him now built hotels, landscaped area, organized beach infrastructure, which attracts tourists looking for comfort during the holidays.
On the beach quite a lot of holidaymakers, but if you come here in the morning, you can sunbathe and swim alone at your pleasure. You can go farther away and rest under the trees. There are shallow waters where children learn to swim.
“Wynperl” is a local iconic park, and it is the place to orient yourself in your search for Bai Dai Beach. Nearby is a great cafe, long favored by tourists, with delicious coffee and great fish sandwiches.
Few visited beaches on Phu Quoc Island
Some beaches are visited by fewer people, but this does not make them worse than others.
Ganh Dau Beach
The beach is spread in the northwest of the island, 30 km from Duong Dong, i.e. far enough away from the tourist crowds. It can be reached by a decent road from the island capital. It’s hard to miss the beach because. there are road signs.
Beach Bai Gang Dau – a small size, there is a cafe where you can eat if you want. Not far from there is a local Buddhist temple, where tourists are allowed to observe the dress code: the body, hands and feet must be covered with clothing.
On Buddhist and Hindu holidays, weddings and funerals, locals and tourists gather here to have a good time together. During the funeral, the Vietnamese also have fun, because they send the deceased to heaven, to their gods.
Bai Rach Vem
Tourists come here to observe starfish, which are extremely numerous here. There are also scientists from all over the world working here to study the life of these sea creatures.
Here is a cafe offering Vietnamese cuisine. The food is good, but around the cafe according to reviews of tourists a bit dirty. To see the beautiful natural scenery, sea sunrises and sunsets, you should definitely come here.
Bai Thom Beach
The beach is located on the northeastern tip of the island. It is sparsely populated, but there are cafes and bakeries to snack on. A great place to indulge in nudism, but do not forget about the fleas, lay a towel or blanket on the sand.
Interestingly, at the right end of Bai Thom Beach there is a bridge to another, smaller island. You can cross it and see the nature and sights of the next Vietnamese island.
There are walnut plantations growing around Bai Tom. It can only be reached by country lanes and trails. If luck is with you, you will see ebbs and flows. This romantic trip will be remembered for a long time.
Bai Khem Beach
The beach spreads out on the southeastern shore of the island. It has a significant area on which stands the five-star Marriot Hotel. A day’s stay in his room will cost at least $500.
Bai Khem is a well-kept and well-kept beach, but no strangers are allowed on its territory by security guards. You can sunbathe on its wild part, but then you have to bypass the expensive hotel through the wild rainforest. Nudists have settled on Bai Khem.
In Fukuoka you are sure to find a beach to your liking. It can be noisy or quiet, arranged, comfortable or pristine, trendy or hidden from the public – everything is purely to your taste.
There are only two beaches on the island that should not be visited. They are Bai Rach Tram and Bai Kua Kang. They are the dirtiest on the island, too neglected and littered with trash, so it is simply impossible to sunbathe and swim on them.
Some tips for visiting the beaches of Fkuoka
Many Asian beaches have fleas. Do not be afraid, they are not dangerous, they just cause a minor inconvenience, like mosquitoes. To protect yourself from their bites, be sure to put a towel or blanket under yourself if you sunbathe lying down.
The vast majority of the beaches of Phu Quoc are public, ie. They can be attended by all tourists without exception. The only exceptions are some expensive hotels, which stand on a closed territory and have their own beach.
First-time visitors to Fukuok strongly advise to find a Google map of the island in Russian with all the beaches, so as not to get lost in search of the best place for sunbathing and swimming.
Phu Quoc on the map