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Sao Beach Phu Quoc

Sao Beach is one of Phu Quoc's most beautiful beaches with sparkling white sand, crystal-clear water, and fresh air, which can bring relaxing and peaceful moments. If you are looking for a perfect beach having palm trees swaying in the wind, a forest as a backdrop, and a few bars to enjoy a cocktail while watching the sea, Bai Sao is a great choice for you.

Sao Beach (Bai Sao) is about 28 km from Dong Duong town, considered as the most famous beach in Phu Quoc tourist area. The reason behind its name "Sao Beach" is because here in the past, every night when the sunset fell, there were thousands of starfish in the white sand. They moved on the shore as well as underwater. So the people here took the name Sao Beach – Starfish Beach to name it as a special symbol of this island.

Sao Beach With White Sand

Sao Beach With White Sand

Sao Beach has a gentle curve of the shoreline, surrounded by stone capes toward the sea. Whenever you come here, you will feel fascinated with the pristine beauty of the sea, from long white sand to clear sky, fresh air, and blue water. Visitors can totally immerse themselves in the cool sea breeze blowing from the ocean. Thus, it is a great place to relax on summer days. Because of that, Sao Beach is a tourist destination where many couples or families choose as a private, quiet, and peaceful place to escape from the bustling city.

Sao Beach

Sao Beach

According to the local tour guide, the best time to travel is from June to October; although this is the rainy season but the direction of the wind is obstructed so the waves are calm and the water is very clear. Moreover, when traveling to Phu Quoc, do not forget to explore Sao Beach and bring some souvenir items as gifts. Surely, this beach will retain the most wonderful experience in your memories.

 

Best time to visit Starfish beach

According to the local tour guide, the best time to travel is from June to October; although this is the rainy season almost all the beaches of Phu Quoc are affected by the southwest wind, big waves but Bai Sao's waves are calm and clear blue sea. Moreover, according to local people, September and October is the time Bai Sao has more starfish than other months. This is also the ideal destination for you to enjoy the beauty of the ocean and get the ultimate check-in photo. ​Surely, this beach will retain the most wonderful experience in your memories.

Best time to visit Starfish beach

Best time to visit Starfish beach

 

How to get to Sao Beach

Bai Sao Phu Quoc is located in Bai Sao hamlet, An Thoi town, and takes about 35 - 45 minutes to drive from Duong Dong Town. The road transfer to Bai Sao is a bit rough and difficult to go, but in return, you will admire the beautiful scenery here. To get to Bai Sao you can drive a motorbike on your own or take a car, taxi.

Motorbike is suitable for backpacking passion. Before rent, a motorbike you should prepare all documents such as a driver's license, road maps.. Price of renting a motorbike in Phu Quoc is not expensive about 100,000 - 150,000 VND/day. On the way drive to Bai Sao Beach, you can use google maps, but when you confuse and do not know which way to turn, let ask local people. they are very enthusiastic and friendly.

Cars, taxis take you about 40 minutes to drive, the cost for a taxi is about 360,000 VND/way, you can get 50% off for the return way when dealing with a driver.

 

Things to do in Sao Beach

What to do in Sao Beach? It is a question for many travelers before coming here, let us discover with us below.

1.  Swimming & sunbathing

With a 7km long sandy beach, Sao Beach is one of the beaches that has a very unique beauty and brings excitement and surprise to you. The sand at Sao Beach has pure white color, smooth as cream. The sea is calm, the water is clear and blue. Everyone can swim here, even children and non-swimmers because seawater is very shallow and has a large space of up to 100m. How great is it when lying in the sun and enjoying a cool drink under the green coconut trees? Let's come and enjoy it now!

 

2. Snorkelling & scuba diving

Because of turquoise, clear seawater and you can see the seabed, Sao Beach is an ideal place to do scuba diving or snorkeling. There are many reefs, large and small starfish with various shapes. So you can admire the extremely rich and diverse saltwater ecosystem, and play with fish. The price for a scuba diving or snorkeling tour here is not expensive is about 300,000 to 1,500,000 VND/ person.

Let’s book a Phu Quoc snorkeling tour now.

Snorkelling & scuba diving

Snorkelling & scuba diving

 

3. Admire beautiful sunset

Sunset in Sao Beach Phu Quoc is an amazing scene that you should not miss when traveling here. It is a romantic time when you take a leisurely walk on the sea watching or lying on the sand to wait for the sunset moment with your lover. We are sure you will have an unforgettable memory.

Admire beautiful sunset at Sao Beach

Admire beautiful sunset at Sao Beach

 

4. Kayaking

One of the fun activities you should join when coming to Sao Beach is Kayaking. Floating on the clear water in the middle of vast space with your friends or family is an extremely great experience. The price for renting Kayak in Sao Beach is about 100,000 VND/ hour (~5 USD). Besides, if you are interested in more adventurous activities you can rent a motorboat or windsurf.

Kayaking

Kayaking

 

5. Tasting fresh seafood 

Seafood is one of the must-try foods when coming to Phu Quoc because of its extremely fresh ingredients. Some top choice dishes for you are herring, Bien Mai whistle, sea urchin... You also can easily find a restaurant near the beach at a reasonable price.

Tasting fresh seafood at Sao Beach

Tasting fresh seafood at Sao Beach

Bai Sao is really a not missed destination when you travel to Phu Quoc. The fresh air with cool breezes promises to bring you relaxing moments with friends and family. Let's pack your luggage and sign up for the Phu Quoc package tour now!

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