Sao Beach, Phu Quoc Island

Enjoy a cocktail under a swaying coconut palm at Sao Beach. Located on the southeastern side of the island, the easily accessible beach boasts powdery white sands and clear turquoise waters. The beach has all the necessary facilities for leisure and fun, including bars, water sport operators, fishing boats, kayaks, powerboats, and food vendors. Due to weak currents and relatively shallow ocean bed, the coastline remains safe for children and non-swimmers. You can also go on a snorkeling adventure to observe starfish, sea urchins, and other marine life. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Sao Beach by using our Phu Quoc Island sightseeing planning site .
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  • Unfortunately a zugemüllter beach like all beaches on Phu Quoc that we have seen. I hope Vietnam's Government is taking something to ignore this problem soon. One can only guess that this island was once a paradise. So it's a pity!
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  • Sao Beach is so worth a visit if you are in Phu Quoc. There is a cost however 200,000 to park a ped as its private land. The bar and resturant on the beach is also very pricey. The beach loungers are ...  more »
  • Wonderful beach with fantastic water and white sand! I didn´t see any shower and it cost money to go on the toilet and for the sunbeds.  more »
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  • Nice white sandy beach. Sheltered, not many waves, clear water that says fairly shallow for quite a way out. Beware they charge for every thing here. It was 20k for a shower, 30k for a locker, 80k for a lounge chair, and the food here is also quite expensive. Bring your own lunch if you can.
  • What is meant to be one of Vietnam 's best beaches is literally a dump - a huge strip of rubbish is stretching on both sides of the main beach and the sewage water is getting right into the sea. Very saddened to see the government does not seem to have any nature conservation policies. Tourists will stop coming here, and rightly so. I would never come back.
  • MESSY! The islanders are nice enough, friendly and happy - but oh boy do they make the biggest mess of litter on the beach and elsewhere! If you want to holiday on a rubish tip, then Phu Quoc is the place! When I asked them about why the heck they don't just pick all the shit up littering the beaches and everywhere else, they simply said 'it's not important" I wish they change their tune on this, but I think it's going to be a long time before they do
  • This stretch of Sao beach is situated between two hills therefore waves are minimal and swimming is pleasant. Sea water, although in October rainy season, is clear and clean enough for a dip anytime of the day. There are water sports, kayaks, jetskis, etc. for the sports enthusiasts (there may be other stretches of the beach more romantic and quiet). Beach sand is white and soft. Seafood stalls (less expensive) and restaurants provide a wide range of palatable choice of fish, crabs, shrimps, clams and other catches of the day.
  • I visited this beach in mid January and it was spotless clean. I rally kept a watchful eye on garbage everyone talks about but didn't see any worth mentioning. I think it greatly depends on what time of the year you're visiting. Semi moderate fun waves and tanning bed is 60.000 VTĐ ... watch out for sea urchins as you get deeper.
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