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Sao Beach

On the east side of the island, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
+84 77 6279 988
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good31%
  • Average22%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
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“white sand” (174 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (181 reviews)
“clear water” (50 reviews)
On the east side of the island, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
+84 77 6279 988
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Reviewed today via mobile

Went on a half day tour of the southern part of Phu Quoc Island with our friendly & informative taxi driver (Phuoc-Phil) yesterday 22/6/2017. Even in the 'shoulder' season (between high and low season) the beach was alive and vibrant with tourists and locals even...More

Thank Nikki A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When we arrived to Sao Beach we were quite disappointed, we saw dozens of large (noisy) buses and a lot of garbage when entering the beach. One half of the beach was filled with big groups of (vietnamese) tourists, watersports, noisy music (3 different beats...More

Thank Justyna d
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is like paradise! Egnore the vietnamese tourists and jet ski and GO more upwards for the bounty white sand and blue water!

Thank Tim N
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

White sand, blue sky, beautiful beach, everything is perfect. But there are still many trash. Highly recommend you guys choose the Paradiso restaurant on Sao beach. They have the best view there, perfect place to have some nice pics.

Thank 656nguy_nt
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place was Supposed to be one of the best ten beaches in the world 9 yrs ago.. hmm well the sand is still white .. but place is very busy and not clean.. full of boats .. loud.. people with jetskis but it's not...More

Thank Zoe A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying at la veranda we had a free shuttle bus to the beach. Clean relaxed and you can get a bar tab which is really good value. Plenty of sunscreen as the place is hot and warm water. Friendly staff and a must see if...More

Thank Glenn K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove to this beach at the noon time after finishing Prision tour, The street to the beach was terrible after rain. Very crowded Vietnamese people, lot of rubbish on the beach!

Thank robertymh
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ventured over here from our hotel...very bumpy ride, and you think you're going to end up in the middle of nowhere but you come upon a clearing and suddenly see beautiful blue water and lush landscapes. A lot of little bars along the beach,...More

Thank Chelsea R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to this beach thinking it's most famous beach on the island, however had a big let down. Beach is over commercialised with so many jet skis, boats water activities nearby. So actually a very small portion of beach is used for swimming and...More

Thank AmitChanda29
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beach its very beautiful but littering where people selling food, eating and drinking, so many boats parking at the beach, leaking oil and garbages. (I chose a nice spot to take photos so you may not see my nagative comments in the photos)

Thank Matilda N
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Melanie C
My question is not about Sao Beach, I would like to go to a resort that has individual beach houses and a nice beach, reading all the rewiews I am very confused as they are so different, so would love some help
15 April 2017|
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Response from Binh N | Reviewed this property |
Here is my experience: I looked around and ended up picking Novotel Resort. It was pretty nice! Beach front resort, a couple infinity pools and it's own beach. Here is my warning: most, if not all, of the beaches have... More
Dagmara V
Where can i hire a motorbike at sao beach?
21 December 2016|
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Response from simia h | Reviewed this property |
apologies for late reply. motor bikes are very easy to hire in whole of phu quoc. I wud suggest hiring from duong dong and taking to Sao beach as u will get more options and better bikes. we hired from our hotel was arpund... More
Hi thanks for your review. Why was Long Beach not recommended? I am thinking of visiting Long Beach in three weeks. Thanks Randy
18 October 2016|
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Response from cynicalwitch | Reviewed this property |
Long Beach was really rough when we visited. I guess it depends on when you go. If you at the height of the monsoon season, Long Beach might not be a good place to swim/sunbathe in.