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Sao Beach

Sao Beach is no doubt the most beautiful and well-known beach on Phu Quoc Island, as well as in Vietnam. The beach features white powdery sands and azure sea water with the backdrop of coconut trees and green hills. The beach is safe to take you kids to and enjoy your time together.

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When to visit Sao Beach

The summer months between May to October, Sao Beach is much calmer since the winds have shifted to the western side of the island. This is the perfect time to swim at the beach. The winter months, from Late October to early May, the winds return making the sea have more waves, especially during mid-day. Kitesurfers will absolutely love to come to Sao Beach during this time.

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How to get to Sao Beach

The beach is located on the southeast of the island and 25 kilometers away from Duong Dong Town. The road to Sao Beach is not more than a red-dirted road but it's quite easy to find and follow. 

What to do on Sao Beach

Sao Beach is the highlight of South Phu Quoc, lying next to Khem Beach and opposite of Long Beach, the beach boasts unspoiled nature, 7km long white sandy beach with plenty of activities to enjoy. The beach also makes an easy gateway to An Thoi archipelago, making it a perfect longer trip on Phu Quoc island.

You can find in Sao Beach schools of small fish, needle nose fish and sometimes small squid. From September to October, you might find a lot of star fish near the shore as well. At the very north and south ends of the beach, there're coral reefs which are the good spots for snorkeling.

Activities to do here include kitesurfing during winter months. You can rent a jet ski costs VND 450,000 for 10 minutes or one of these giant inflatable bananas that get pulled by a motor boat or try water skiing. 10 minutes on either costs VND 700,000. Some of the guesthouses and resorts rent out loungers, kayaks, sailboats, masks and snorkels. 

Stay late at the afternoon to watch an amazing sunset on the best beach of Vietnam. 

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