The beautiful 1km-long crescent-moon sweep of Minh Chau Beach, on the northeastern coast, is Quan Lan Island's big drawcard. The water is clear blue and the waves are suitable for surfing. Watersports action includes kayaks for hire, and there are lots of cheap eateries for beer and seafood. Note that most of Minh Chau's beachfront restaurants are only open from May to October, and that June and July are more expensive with the influx of domestic tourists.
There are several other small, blissful beaches on the island's eastern seaboard.