Go to the Southeastern Coast to see Vietnam’s most beautiful islands. These are some of the best destinations for diving, boating, snorkeling, and swimming.
The Best of Southeastern Coast
Located in the glittering expanse of the Gulf of Thailand, Phu Quoc is Vietnam’s very own island paradise. Neighbouring the similarly paradisiacal islands of Cambodia, Phu Quoc features long stretches of idyllic sand; dense untouched jungle, and a growing collection of mega resorts. But with over 221.6 square miles of land, there is still a slice of island for everyone.
Sao Beach, or Bai Sao, graces many top ten lists when it comes to Vietnam’s beaches and it is certainly the most beautiful on Phu Quoc island. Here you’ll find soft, white sand and plenty of graceful palm trees growing sideways towards clear, calm waters. We would be reaching for the ocean too if we were growing on beautiful Sao Beach.
The Con Dao Islands have some of the top beachfront resorts in the country. While you’re here you can visit the idyllic An Hai and Bai Nhat beaches. Sea turtles come ashore to lay eggs on the beaches here, and you might get to see them hatch between August and November.
Phu Quoc Island is known in Vietnam as one of the top places to get fish sauce for the pearls that divers pull from the surrounding waters. This is also the island to visit for beginner divers. Most visitors go to Duong Dong and Long Beach for accommodations. You can see this island’s history at the An Thoi coconut tree prison, which was operated by the South Vietnamese army.