Sao Beach is one of the most beautiful and popular beaches in Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam. It is located on the southeastern coast of the island, about 25 km from Duong Dong town. It has white powdery sand, clear turquoise water, lush green palm trees and a stunning view of the sea and the sky. Sao Beach is a perfect place to relax, swim, sunbathe, snorkel, kayak or kite surf. There are also many restaurants, bars and resorts along the beach that offer delicious food, drinks and accommodation.
If you want to visit Sao Beach, you need to buy a ticket at the entrance. The ticket price is 20,000 VND (about 0.9 USD) per person.
Sao Beach is open every day from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.
You can get to Sao Beach by ferry, taxi or motorbike. The ferry runs from Rach Gia or Ha Tien on the mainland to An Thoi or Ben Pha Thanh Thoi ports on Phu Quoc Island. The taxi can take you from Phu Quoc International Airport or any other place on the island to Sao Beach. The motorbike can be rented from many places on the island or hired as a moto taxi (xe om).
Some tips for visiting Sao Beach are:
- Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and water to protect yourself from the sun and stay hydrated.
- Wear comfortable clothes and shoes that can get wet and sandy.
- Avoid littering and respect the environment and the local culture.
- Be careful of jellyfish and sea urchins in the water.
- Try some local specialties such as grilled squid, fried fish or coconut ice cream.
You can also join some tours that include Sao Beach in their itinerary. Some of them are:
- Phu Quoc Island Full-Day Tour: This tour covers the highlights of Phu Quoc Island such as Sao Beach, Ham Ninh Fishing Village, Suoi Tranh Waterfall and Phu Quoc Prison Museum. The tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off, lunch, entrance fees and guide.
- Phu Quoc Snorkeling and Fishing Tour: This tour takes you to some of the best snorkeling and fishing spots around Phu Quoc Island such as Sao Beach, Fingernail Island and Gam Ghi Island. The tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off, lunch, snorkeling and fishing equipment and guide.
- Phu Quoc Kayaking Tour: This tour lets you explore the beauty of Phu Quoc Island by kayak. You will paddle along the coast, visit some islands and beaches such as Sao Beach, May Rut Island and Thom Island. The tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off, lunch, kayak rental and guide.
Sao Beach is a must-see attraction for anyone who loves nature and adventure. It is a paradise for beach lovers and water sports enthusiasts. It is also a great place to enjoy the local cuisine and culture. Sao Beach will make your trip to Phu Quoc Island unforgettable.