Vietnam has some of the best beaches in Asia, Sao Beach on the beautiful island of Phu Quoc is possibly the best beach that you have never heard of. The beach is on the eastern side of the island and is simply perfect. It consists of a 4 mile stretch of beautiful white sand, fringed on one side by superb turquoise blue ocean and the other by swaying palm trees. In the background the hills of Phu Quoc tower above the local jungle to set the perfect scene.
This is the kind of beach that is shown to advertise tropical paradise getaway holidays and that is just about what you can expect on Phu Quoc. resorts are building up for sure to meet the demand and the new Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc Theme park has opened its doors. However, there is still plenty of space to getaway and relax on the island.
The jungle comes down the the beach here and the small bars along the front have an authentic feel to them. Itâ€™s is absolutely amazing to sit here sipping a cocktail and watching the sun bid farewell to another perfect day.
The sand really is exceptional, reminiscent of the Caribbean and the sea is crystal clear, warm and perfect for children. Parents with children can walk out quite a long way before it starts to get deep. It has suffered a little with litter and other rubbish, in recent years, but in parts it is still beautiful.
There is plenty to do on Phu Quoc and Sao Beach is no different. Watersports, local bars and good hotels cover all the bases. The clarity of the sea makes snorkelling fun, though not as interesting as some of the rockier parts of Vietnam.