Phu Quoc Island – The Search for Vietnam’s Best Beach


Finding Vietnam’s best beach isn’t easy. When your country has over 3,500 kilometers of coastline, you need to set aside a lot of time for exploring. After being quite disappointed with the Cham Islands, Sara and I decided to book a week in Phu Quoc, so we could thoroughly explore Vietnam’s largest island, including its 150 km coastline.

Phu Quoc, Vietnam
Vietnam’s best beach?

Our time spent there was both good and bad. The entire island seemed to be under construction, but we did manage to find a few cool areas. As for the beaches, I don’t know if we found Vietnam’s best beach, but we certainly found some great ones. In my opinion, a good beach has to be somewhat secluded, peaceful, not too touristy, but also have some places to get a drink or food. The water should be calm, clean, and cooling. The sand: soft (bonus points if it’s white). All those points were checked off at a beach on Phu Quoc Island, but I’m not convinced that it’s the best that Vietnam has to offer, so I’ll keep exploring and see what else I can find.