Star Beach (Bãi Sao)
Star Beach, or Bai Sao in Vietnamese, lies approximately 25 kilometres from Duong Dong, the capital of Phu Quoc island. Managing to unite two contradictory ideas, the beach here is unspoilt, yet also offers plenty of amenities.
Star Beach is one of just a handful of beaches of Phu Quoc that can boast white sand. Matched all the way by warm, clear turquoise waters and palm trees leading towards tropical jungle, it does become a little coarser and more yellow the further south you head.
Star Beach is situated on the eastern side of the island, and has a shallow entry into the sea without the worry of submerged rocks. What’s more, there are places to snorkel among corals at either end of the beach, which stretches for around seven kilometres.
If there’s a downside, it’s that Star Beach can get quite crowded, particularly in the afternoons during the high season, as it’s on regular tour bus trails. That said, it’s one of the few beaches on Phu Quoc where it’s possible to kite surf. It gets its name from the hundreds of starfish which appear in the shallows at sunset, an event well worth watching out for.
Also known as:
- Diving & snorkelling
- Kite surfing
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