Vung Bau beach on Phu Quoc Island

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Vung Bau beach
Vung Bau beach

Along a scenic route, that connects Ganh Dau and Cua Can, you pass Vung Bau Beach. There are almost no people and no guards. It is a beautiful getaway from the tourist areas.

Cliffs in Vung Bau beach
Cliffs in Vung Bau beach

Follow the street from Duong Dong to Cua Can. North of Ong Lang Beach you pass Hoang Yen Resort, cross a bridge and turn left. Follow the street and you will find a picturesque fishing village, Le Bat.

Vung Bau beach
Vung Bau beach

From there follow the scenic route, that takes you through the forest and past Mũi Ông Quới, which translates into the “Nose of Mr. Quoi”.

After that, the dirt road follows Vung Bau Beach.

The southern part of the beach is largely abandoned. You see a couple nice rock formations next to the “Nose” and collectors can find lots of nice, tropical shells and coral fragments that are washed ashore.

Vung Bau beach
Vung Bau beach

A wide crescent bay backed by dense tropical foliage, Vung Bau Beach is just south of Dai Beach. Calm blue water, white sand, and thick tall grass growing close to the shore make this a peaceful and private beach, so much so that many foreign visitors who make the trip here don’t feel the need to don swimwear. Bring a simple picnic and a good book, and find yourself a hideout among the grass to while away the day. If you get hungry there are a couple of large but makeshift seafood restaurants along the beach. Or if a day at Vung Bau Beach isn’t enough there are a few mid-range resorts here, including Bamboo Cottages ($35-60).