Phu Quoc has long been known as a pearl island that moves people's hearts. This place has an enchanting beauty that makes people always want to immerse themselves in this natural landscape. If you have had the opportunity to set foot in Phu Quoc, it is impossible to miss the beautiful Bai Sao Phu Quoc with soaring coconut trees, beautiful stretches of white sand. It is indeed no exaggeration to compare this place as a real paradise that anyone wishes to experience.
Bai Sao is located in Bai Sao hamlet, An Thoi town, Phu Quoc district, Kien Giang province (Source: vietlong__)
1. Introduction Phu Quoc Sao Beach
1.1 Where is Bai Sao located?
Sao Beach Phu Quoc is located about 25km from Duong Dong town. From here you can move to Bai Sao by motorbike, taxi or car to the south along Tran Hung Dao and National Highway 46.
Move all the way to the national highway, you continue to go South until you meet a bridge. Crossing the bridge, you often ask people about the way to Bai Sao.
The people here are very friendly and enthusiastic, so you can rest assured. Although the road to the beach is quite rough and difficult to go, but the scenery here will surprise you - it is a beautiful beach in Phu Quoc.
1.2 Why is this place called Bai Sao?
Where does the name Bai Sao Phu Quoc come from? (Source: __nguyen__tinh__)
Unlike other beaches, Bai Sao has not been exploited for tourism much, so it still retains its inherent wild beauty. This name Bai Sao has a very interesting origin.
Every time night falls on Phu Quoc island, there are tens of thousands of starfish moving ashore and covering an area of white sand, so the people here have named this beach Bai Sao.
The sandy shore at Bai Sao has a very specific color that nowhere else has it. Not as dark as Vung Tau beach, nor as shiny as Nha Trang beach.
Bai Sao beach of Phu Quoc has a smooth white cream color that looks extremely pleasing to the eyes, stretching and winding in an arc, nestled in the heart of two mountain ranges by the sea. This is a place to visit Phu Quoc not to be missed.
Bai Sao is always in the top of the beautiful scenery of Phu Quoc. The climate here is extremely cool and fresh, so it is ideal for a summer vacation away from the hot bustling city.
Summer at Sao beach, Phu Quoc (Source: nomad_dazz)
In the summer, due to the influence of the southwest wind, most of Phu Quoc beaches have big waves. But Bai Sao is extremely quiet and strangely peaceful. It is because of this feature that this place attracts a lot of tourists in the summer.
The wind blows gently on the trees, leaning back a little on the swinging hammock enjoying the gentle sunshine makes you feel like a paradise in your heart.
1.3 What is the most beautiful season to travel to Sao Beach?
According to the travel experience and words of the locals here, the best time to visit Bai Sao is from June to October, the weather is calm and there are not many big waves.
There you will hear the locals tell about the legend of the name of this Phu Quoc beach, admire the wild but also extremely romantic scenery.
And even if you're not a fan of virtual living, check-in, you can't help but pocket some beautiful photos. In addition, there are many choices of Bai Sao resort suitable for guests traveling in groups or couples.
The best time to go to Bai Sao Phu Quoc is June to October. Please visit and save some photos!
2. Cách thức di chyển đến Bãi Sao
2.1 How to get to Bai Sao?
This is certainly the first choice of backpacking enthusiasts to enjoy the atmosphere of Phu Quoc. The roads to Bai Sao are too easy to move, but motorbikes will give you a great experience when you are immersed in the sun and wind of this Sao beach.
Do not forget to prepare enough identification documents, driver's license and check car maintenance before moving to Sao beach.
Another option for those of you who still want to take a car or plane to Phu Quoc and then move by motorbike to Sao beach is to rent a car. The cost of renting a motorbike at Bai Sao is also very common, only about 100,000 to 150,000 VND/day.
There are many ways to move to Sao Phu Quoc beach (Source: alex.igvietnam)
Dong Travel suggests you where to rent a motorbike in Phu Quoc (delivery to your place free):
1. Anh Cuong motorbike rental
- Address: Phu Quoc Pier
- Tel: 0917774228 (Mr. Cuong)
- Car delivery – With helmet – Tourist map – Raincoat available
- Price: car number 120,000 VND - scooter 150,000 VND/day, available gas to go to the center
2. Mai Huong car rental
- Address: Phu Quoc Airport
- Tel: 0939371122 (Ms. Huong)
- Car delivery – With helmet – Tourist map – Free 2 raincoats per car
- Price: car number 120,000VND and scooter 150,000VND/1 day
3. Anh Muoi car rental
- Address: Bai Vong Hamlet, Ham Ninh Commune, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang
- Tel: 0938 573 411 (Mr. Muoi)
- Free car delivery to resort hotels on Phu Quoc island – Night car rental service for 80k/1 night (from 4pm to the next morning, car delivery in Duong Dong town area)
- Price: Scooter 150,000VNDday, car number 120,000VND/day (rented from 2 days).
Rent a motorbike taxi
This long-standing transportation service is also very popular at Sao beach. If you need an enthusiastic local, local guide and private driver, renting a motorbike taxi is a great option.
The price of motorbike rental is negotiable. Prices range from 100,000 VND – 150,000 VND/one way.
Private car or taxi
From the center of Indochina town to Bai Sao, it will take about 40 minutes if traveling by means of transport such as a car. Suitable for groups, or family groups with small children.
The cost for a taxi ride is about 360,000 VND/trip. You can consider the options.
2.2 Directions to Bai Sao
From the center, there are two ways to move to Bai Sao quickly. Depending on the location of the stop, you can consider choosing a direction to suit the route.
From An Thoi port to Bai Sao
Starting from An Thoi port, you run along the direction of Nguyen Van Cu to Duong Dong about 3km. When running through the JW Marriott resort and the prison, the Phuc Hung fish sauce factory about 700m, there will be a sea turn right to Bai Sao, turn in that direction for about 2km.
From Duong Dong to Bai Sao
If you start from Duong Dong town center (night market gate), you go straight along Tran Hung Dao street. Continue running straight until the fork turns into Phu Quoc airport, you turn along the path to the airport, go through the toll gate on the other side to the fork, then turn left onto Highway 46 (Nguyen Van Cu street).
Continue running about 17km across a bridge and through Cau Sau market, there will be a sign to turn to Bai Sao at the top of the slope. Turn there and run about 2km more to arrive. This is the most convenient and fastest way for you to go from the center of Duong Dong town.
3. Interesting experiences at Bai Sao
3.1 Bathing in the sea
Experience swimming at Bai Sao beach (Source: l.o.a.n.l.o.a.n)
If you have been to Sao Beach, you cannot miss the experience of swimming on the beach. The hot weather, immersing in the emerald green water, airy and wonderful space will bring you a feeling of excitement and relaxation.
3.2 Sunbathing on the beach
Sunbathing experience at the beach (Source: krisleshchenok)
Sunbathing at Bai Sao is a great way to help you relax. There are many benches where you can lie down and enjoy the gentle sea breeze on the smooth sand, and enjoy a cool drink. Admire a bit of scenery with extremely pleasant summer sunlight, dispel all worries and worries.
3.3 Snorkeling to see corals
Snorkeling to see coral at Bai Sao Phu Quoc gives you an interesting experience. (Photo: collection)
The feature at Sao Beach in particular and Phu Quoc in general is the clear turquoise sea color that can be seen from the bottom. Therefore, this is an extremely ideal place for you to admire the colorful marine ecosystem.
Experiencing coral diving service, you will be on a boat floating on the sea and diving to see the coral reefs while playing with fishes and starfish under the water. It will surely bring you interesting and extremely unforgettable moments.
At Bai Sao, there are many diving tours for visitors to experience with prices ranging from about 300,000 VND to 1,500,000 VND.
In addition to swimming, sunbathing and scuba diving, kayaking is also an interesting activity that you should try when coming to Sao Phu Beach.
Enjoying Kayaking experience (Source: intohuong)
This is a collective activity for family and friends to have moments of relaxation, floating on the cool water in the vast space for you to admire the whole colorful scene. In addition, this place also has a few other services such as rental of surfers, motorboats,...
3.4 Take pictures to check-in at Sao Beach Phu Quoc
Check in at the legendary coconut tree (Source: maket86)
At Bai Sao, there are many tall coconut trees, leaning to the sea. And what's more amazing, the coconut trees here are designed with a small wooden swing. Photos to save memories with Bai Sao are almost indispensable for the check-in scene with the "legendary coconut tree".
Not only are the photos taken to keep memories of the trip to Bai Sao Phu Quoc, at the legendary coconut tree is also a place - where couples choose to take wedding photos.
4. Price list of services at Bai Sao in 2021
|Service||Giá tham khảo|
30 000 VNĐ
30 000 VNĐ
50 000 VNĐ
30 000 VNĐ
|Fresh water bath||
20 000 VNĐ
|Kayak (Type 1)||
130 000 VNĐ
|Kayak (Type 2 - Double)||
170 000 VNĐ
30 000 VNĐ
5. What to eat when coming to Bai Sao Phu Quoc?
There are countless delicious dishes when you set foot in the land of Phu Quoc. Traveling to Bai Sao, you will enjoy rich and fresh seafood such as shrimp, fish, squid, crab,...
Caught directly in the sea and processed while still fresh, the dishes here are extremely fresh, full of the flavor of the sea. Along the beach, there are many restaurants and eateries for you to choose from with all styles from Asia, Europe,...
5.1 Herring salad
What to eat at Bai Sao Phu Quoc? Fresh and delicious herring salad is waiting for you (Source: tanloc_35)
In particular, you must definitely try Bai Sao's specialty, which is herring salad. This is the type of fish that brings the brand to Phu Quoc.
In addition, the dishes of crab rice, grilled hornbill, grilled squid, grilled fish are all very delicious and typical. Sea urchin, spicy Thai hot pot, dishes that visitors can hardly find anywhere else.
5.2 Grilled plum whistle
Delicious grilled siren (Source: collectibles)
5.3 Grilled mackerel with salt and pepper
Grilled mackerel with salt and pepper is also a must-try dish at Bai Sao Phu Quoc (Source: hoanghaiyennnn)
5.4 Grilled sea urchin
Grilled sea urchin - a specialty of Phu Quoc you can enjoy at Bai Sao. (Source: crabisland.vn)
6. Searching for the top 4 famous delicious restaurants in Bai Sao Phu Quoc
In Bai Sao, there are many famous restaurants for you to choose from.
Long Beach Resort Restaurant, specializing in providing fresh seafood dishes, snacks, Asian and European dishes, My Lan Resort & Restaurant with seafood dishes, Western food, Russian food,... Or Paradiso Restaurant, Gecko, Ai Si Bungalow with bold and typical flavors.
6.1 Long Beach Resort & Restaurant
There is a coastline of 300m and a capacity of up to 700 guests. There is also an attractive BBQ party on the beach for the family. The place is suitable for groups or families.
- Address: No. 124 Tran Hung Dao, Quarter 7, Indochina town, Phu Quoc district, Kien Giang province.
- Opening time: 9:00 - 21:00
- Menu: BBQ on the beach, rich seafood (shrimp, crab, oyster...)
- Reference price: 100,000 - 500,000 VND
- Tel: 0297 3981 818
6.2 My Lan Hotel & Restaurant
There is nothing better than enjoying the peaceful Sao beach scenery and enjoying the most unique cuisine. Stop by My Lan Hotel & Restaurant for an unforgettable experience.
The capacity here is up to 500 people. Very suitable for tourists traveling in large groups or serving in the peak tourist season.
- Address: No. 4 Village, An Thoi Townlet, Phu Quoc District, Kien Giang Province
- Opening time: 8:00 - 21:00
- Menu: Bien Mai whistle, shark hot pot, grilled urchin, Western dishes, Russian dishes, Vietnamese dishes...
- Tel: 0297 3990 779
6.3 Paradiso Restaurant
The open space and quiet Sao beach scene, affordable prices and diverse menu are plus points at this restaurant.
Besides, the "virtual life" sister association will certainly not be able to ignore the legendary swings at Paradiso. With the ancient coconut trees in the shadows, a great check-in point, isn't it?
- Address: Hamlet 4, An Thoi, Phu Quoc District, Kien Giang Province
- Opening time: 9:00 - 18:00
- Reference price: drinks from 30,000 VND - 50,000 VND/piece, crab fried rice 160,000 VND/plate…
- Tel: 0776279988
6.4 Ai Si Bungalow
Only specializes in fresh seafood dishes and dishes with traditional Vietnamese flavors.
- Address: Bai Sao, An Thoi town, Phu Quoc district, Kien Giang province
- Opening time: 10:00 - 22:00
7. Famous resorts at Bai Sao
One factor that many tourists are interested in when coming to Phu Quoc is where to stay.
Peaceful Bai Sao image through the lens of tourists. (Photo: collection)
However, you do not need to worry too much because there are many hotels, resorts, Bai Sao with many different prices from high-end to affordable.
7.1 Xuan Hien Resort - Sea Pearl Phu Quoc
Popular with travelers for its spaciousness and exquisite decor, the 3-star Xuan Hien Resort is a suitable choice for a vacation. Basic amenities are still fully met here.
- Address: Bai Sao, An Thoi, Kien Giang
- Phone: 0297 3900 676
- Room rate reference: 600,000 – 900,000 (VND)
- Rating: 4.2/5 (78 reviews)
7.2 My Lan Hotel & Restaurant
My Lan Hotel & Restaurant is another option Dong Travel would recommend to you. Although it is a suitable accommodation for cheap Sao beach trips, this hotel provides a full range of facilities such as wifi, breakfast, and free parking.
- Address: 4 Village, An Thoi, Bai Sao.
- Phone: 0297 3990 779
- Room rate reference: 45 USD/night or 500,000 – 700,000 (VND)
- Rating: 3.6/5 (356 reviews)
7.3 Kinh Bac Hotel
As a 2.5-star hotel, the service quality at Kinh Bac Hotel is not inferior to high-class hotels. This place is rated quite positively by visitors such as large rooms and new furniture, restaurant service serving food for retail customers, and a pretty coffee shop.
In addition, the staff and the owner here are very hospitable, friendly and enthusiastic. It is a suitable place for families or couples looking for privacy, peace, and warmth for their Sao beach trip.
- Address: Group 7, Suoi Lon Hamlet, Duong To Commune, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang.
- Phone: +84 90 268 79 90
- Room rate reference: 19 USD/night or 500,000 – 2,000,000 (VND)
- Rating: 4.1/5 (73 reviews)
7.4 An Yen Eco Resort
As one of the best cheap and quality hotels and resorts in Bai Sao Phu Quoc. This is a perfect choice for travelers who love the rustic, unspoiled nature.
With a simple design, enough to meet basic needs, visitors will have the opportunity to focus more on the tranquility and beauty of the natural scenery at Sao beach.
Attractive services such as: Private beach, hiking, boating, fishing, garden, ... will satisfy travel enthusiasts to experience.
- Address: Hamlet 4, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang
- Phone: 096 752 59 25
- Room rate reference: 40 USD/night or 600,000 – 1,000,000 (VND)
- Rating: 3.8/5 (28 reviews)
7.5 JW Marriott Phu Quoc
Known by many tourists as an ideal destination for vacation travel, JW Marriott Phu Quoc offers an unparalleled experience. A 5-star resort near Sao Beach, Phu Quoc, has rooms from 53m2, many relaxation and entertainment facilities.
- Address: Bai Khem, An Thoi, Phu Quoc, about 2.5km from Sao beach
- Phone: 0297 3779 999
- The lowest room rate from: 250 USD/night or 4,500,000 – 7,000,000 (VND)
- Rating: 4.7/5 (1,782 reviews)
If possible, reward yourself and your family with a trip to Bai Sao Phu Quoc to enjoy after hard working days. Hopefully this article will provide you with the necessary information to prepare for your memorable trip. If you need to book a tour and know more necessary information, please contact Dong Travel at hotline 0948891000 for advice and support.