Vung Bau Beach

Phu Quoc Island

This is an appealing northern beach accessible via the coastal road. The waves are rough and it's a little neglected, with rubbish in parts, but it means you can have the beach without the crowds. The few resorts here have nothing around them but beach. Visit soon; more development is in the works.

A taxi from Duong Dong is about 300,000d.

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