Sao Beach is one of the most beautiful tropical sandy beaches in Phu Quoc that is very famous for swimming, sunbathing, and doing other activities as well. The beach attracts many tourists due to its wonderful natural scenery, crystal clear waters, and white-sand shores. It is truly a must-visit place for tourists when coming to Phu Quoc Island.
WHERE IS BAI SAO BEACH?
Bai Sao Beach is nestled on the coast of An Thoi Town, which is about 25 km from the center of Duong Dong Town, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province in the southwestern region of Vietnam. This is one of the most worth-visit beaches in Phu Quoc, with a smooth sandy shore and clear blue seawater. Setting foot on Bai Sao Beach, you will be amazed by the unspoiled beauty of the beach and the gorgeous landscape around.
The beach stretches over 7 km with a white smooth sandy shore where it is defined as the whitest and cleanest sand on the island. Unfortunately, due to its reputation, there is a lot of trash in the southern part of Sao Beach. The seawater is calm, warm, and extremely blue. The further you go, the bluer the ocean becomes.
WHAT TO EXPLORE IN BAI SAO BEACH?
Of course, the best thing to see here is the beauty of the beach. According to local people, the origin of the name Bai Sao is that there are tens of thousands of starfishes moving into the shores and under the water surface every night when dusk falls. Bai Sao Beach promises to bring the most memorable things to do in Phu Quoc.
Coming to the beach, you can wander around the beach on the white smooth sandy shore and look for the crabs, snails, and other crustaceans. In the northern and southern tip of the beach, the local people created some small trails to get into the pristine forests. It is not a bad idea to explore the tropical jungle to admire the huge trees and listen to the songs of many kinds of wild birds. If you want to snorkel or dive, you can go to the sea area near the rocks in the Long Beach resort. It is the best place to see the heart of the ocean, where the reef is very flourished and home to many fish and shellfish. If you are having a day trip to Sao beach, you can relax on one of the many beach chairs and high-quality loungers which are available at the Parasido Restaurant, ordering a cup of soft drink or wine and viewing the seascape is such a fancy moment Sao Beach brings to you.
Besides the beach bars made of palm leaves scattered on the beach, you can go for a meal at the open restaurants. The beach restaurants around the beach are quite more expensive than anywhere else because of their prominent location. You can order a lime soda which is very sweet and cool, but the price is only 32,000 VND. It would help if you also tried sugarcane juice ‘nuoc mia’ for only 10,000 VND / glass.
Hiring a jet ski to ride is a good thing we highly recommend; it costs 450,000 VND for 10 minutes. You can ride one of these inflatable bananas that get pulled by a motorboat or try water skiing at the cost of 700,000 VND for 10 minutes. Moreover, near the cape, you can see anchoring fishing boats of the fishermen that combine with the gorgeous view of the sunrise to create a picturesque painting seducing your eyes.
FEELINGS OF TOURISTS ABOUT SAO BEACH
Bai Sao beach leaves in the heart of tourists a lot of impressions. Stanislava Kunovska, a Russian tourist, said that: “Such a nice white sandy beach! Bai Sao beach is sheltered, with not many waves, clear water, but it is fairly shallow for quite a way out. Beware, they charge for everything here. It was 20,000 VND for a shower, 30,000 VND for a locker, 80,000 VND for a lounge chair, and the food here is also quite expensive. Bring your lunch if you can”. It shows a case that the quality of service here is not too good. The garbage is a problem on the beach, because of many tourists rushing onto the beach, they fairly throw out the rubbish on the ground. That causes the pollution and loss score in tourist’s mind.