24h Exploring the South of Phu Quoc Island (Part 1)

Visiting Bai Sao (Sap Beach), Khem beach, experiencing fishing, rowing kayak, riding on the island... are the interesting experiences you should try if having only one day on the Pearl Island.


Phu Quoc Island is often referred to a beautiful name of Pearl Island. People come to Phu Quoc with a tender heart and full of love with the sea. Located about 25 kilometers from Duong Dong town, the south of the island is situated in An Thoi town. It is a prime location in the two most impressive estuaries on the island.

24h Exploring the South of Phu Quoc Island (Part 1)
24h Exploring the South of Phu Quoc Island
Just renting bike which have been filled with gasoline already with the rental cost of 120,000 dong a day, you are free to seek for and discover the nooks, the path leading to these two beautiful and mysterious places. A quite interesting revealing is that you need not to leave your vehicles with the keepers despite going or playing in anywhere, because nobody can afford to waste his time on stealing cars on this island.

In the morning: visiting Bai Sao (Sao Beach) - the most beautiful beach paradise in Vietnam

It takes more than an hour if you depart from the town of Duong Dong, ride along the road to An Thoi town, pass the crossroads of Nguyen Van Cu and Tran Hung Dao streets, turn to the red soil road, there are many billboards for you to easily recognize the entrance to Sao beach. Sao Beach is dubbed "the most beautiful pearl in Vietnam" among the distant islands with unspoiled and mysterious beauty created by the hand of nature, with the high and dangerous and sheer rocks in the seaport, and with smooth white sand as the moon in the fifteen day of the lunar month.

People in this area have told each other that in the old days, when the sun set, the surrounding was a secluded and quict black, the shoals of starfish appeared and covered both onshore and underwater. Therefore, Sao (Starfish) beach appeared on the map of this island.


The name Sao beach is associated with the appearance of starfish on the beach
The entrance to Sao beach is a red soil road, the are green groves along the two roadsides. This stretch of road is only 2 km long but is rough, rocking, the road toward the sea looks solitary.

Bai Sao is as beautiful as a painting in every angle with a creamy white sand, the cream color of the sand is only found here, the sand is as pretty as a virgin showing her slim body between earth and sky. The toweringly high coconut trees swing in the wind, the boats go up and down on the water… all blend together and bring the exciting experiences for anyone who loves the pristine look of the sea.

Sao beach with creamy white sand and high coconut trees
In particular, visitors are not invited to purchase items with insistence as in other beaches; on the contrary, you will enjoy the peace. Since this is the resort located on the territory under the management of 3 big restaurants, you should book a table in the restaurant to enjoy the special dishes, the food is not various because there is no fishermen in this area.

You can join to experience rowing kayak game, fish on a yacht, or travel by canoe... Generally, you will hire the services of the restaurants in this area, the prices range from 200,000-500,000 VND for activities and the participants are mostly foreign visitors.

Rowing kayak is an interesting activity in Sao beach
Coming with Sao beach on summer days, you'll experience the unfavorable weather conditions. You can hang out on the beach with a bottle of cold beer, hold hands with someone you love, or lie down to sunbathe, capture the photos memorizing the moments that you set foot here.

More : 24h Exploring the South of Phu Quoc Island (Part 2)

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