Gorgeous Fingernail Beach In Phu Quoc Island

Fingernail Island south of Phu Quoc

Fingernail Beach is a beautiful white sand beach located on Fingernail Island (also known as “Hon Mong Tay”) situated in the Gulf of Thailand and is part of the An Thoi archipelago.The island, beach, and coastal waters are protected and are included in the Kien Giang Biosphere Reserve.  Fingernail Beach is one of the best and cleanest beaches in all of Phu Quoc.


Fingernail Island south of Phu Quoc

The only way to get to Fingernail Island is by boat.  You can either join a snorkeling/diving tour of the south or commission your own both from An Thoi port


  • The beach – The beach here is very picturesque and you feel like you are truly in paradise.  The sand here is white and powdery and the ocean is clean and blueish green in color. Even though it is small, it is one of Phu Quoc’s best beaches and it is still relatively unknown.


  • Swimming – the water here is calm and clear, perfect for swimming.
  • Snorkeling Fingernail Island– The reef around the island is shallow which makes it perfect for snorkeling. There are a few coral species here, a lot of scattered rocks, and some seaweed.  In terms of marine life, you may be able to see barracudas and puffer fish here as well as a plethora of small Technicolor fish.

Gorgeous Fingernail Beach

If you are looking for a tropical vacation destination, you should visit Phu Quoc Island. This idyllic island is known for its cooling waters and is the perfect location for snorkeling, fishing, and crab-catching. It is also a popular location for photography, as there are 17 different types of coral. This tropical island is a perfect place to practice your art of photography. Read on to learn more about this idyllic destination.

Ong Doi Cape

The most beautiful fingernail beach in the world is found south of Phu Quoc Island. The area is known for its turquoise water, pristine white sand beaches, and rows of coconut trees. The natural beauty of this island has not been damaged by the recent development of food stores and resorts. The pristine nature of this spot makes it a favorite among nature lovers.

Ong Lang Beach

If you’re looking for an uninhabited island where you can spend the night, you can’t do better than the gorgeous Fingernail Beach in Phu Quoc Island. The white sand, green coconut trees, and hand-laid stones give this idyllic beach an enchanting charm. Its unspoiled beauty is also enhanced by the presence of Mong Tay trees.

Gam Ghi island

If you love the ocean and white sand beaches, you’ll love the southern region of Phu Quoc Island. Located just off the coast of Phu Quoc, Fingernail is a stunning tropical island. The turquoise waters and pristine white sands are complemented by the island’s jungle backdrop. The perfect spot for swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling, Fingernail offers an unspoiled nature experience that is reminiscent of a tropical island. A day trip to Finger Island can include visiting the nearby May Rut island, as well.

May Rut island

You will surely have the time of your life at the stunning Fingernail Beach, located at the southern part of the Phu Quoc Island. You can enjoy swimming in the crystal clear water, snorkeling, and catching crabs. The island is also famous for its thriving coral ecosystem – Phu Quoc is home to 17 different types of coral. The perfect combination of sand and crystal clear water makes it an idyllic destination for photo-taking.

Ong Doi temple

If you are looking for a beach to relax, then you will not be disappointed with Gorgeous Fingernail Beach in Phu Quoc Island. You can also enjoy your vacation at Vinpearl Pearl Safari Phu Quoc, which has two major parts. The first part is the wildlife park, which is home to over 3,000 different animals from all over the world. The second part is the open zoo. The park features rides for kids and adults.

Vinpearl Safari

For the children of the family, a visit to Vinpearl Safari Phu Quoc is a must. This 380 hectare zoo is home to a diverse array of animals. Featuring an open zoo and semi-wild area, this park offers the ideal conditions to immerse yourself in nature and learn about rare species.

Phu Quoc’s night market

After enjoying the day at the gorgeous Fingernail Beach, you may want to spend the evening shopping for souvenirs. The Phu Quoc Night Market has over 50 stalls offering local and international goods. Don’t miss the giant snails. These adorable creatures can be found climbing walls and pathways, and they are absolutely harmless! You can pick up a few for souvenirs or purchase one to take home with you.

Visit Fingernail Island today and enjoy its natural beauty while it lasts.



Dam Beach (Bai Dam) is a beautiful beach located on the eastern side of Phu Quoc Island. It is a newly accessible beach thanks to the construction of the new Ho Quoc Pagoda and the paving of the road that leads to the pagoda.  The beach and sea are both clean and not riddled with garbage unlike some of the other beaches found on Phu Quoc.  The sand is dark yellowish and soft and the coastline is dotted by a variety of trees.

Dam Trau Beach in Con Dao - Attractions in Con Dao Island


  • Sunrise – Dam Beach is probably the best place on the island to see the sunrise.  At 5:45-6:00am the sun rises over the ocean and the best spot to view the sunrise is at the Ho Quoc Pagoda which is located at 100m above sea level.
  • Chua Fishing Village – The fishing village is nearby and it is a nice place to see how the locals live.

Biển Đầm Trầu - Dam Trau Beach | Yeudulich


  • Visit Ho Quoc Pagoda – The only thing to do here besides swimming and sunbathing on the beach is to visit the new Ho Quoc Pagoda.  The Ho Quoc Pagoda is elevated above the beach and has a jungle backdrop.  Admission and parking are free as of 2014.


There is only one place in town, the Phu Son Hanoi Resort, and this hotel is reasonably price and provides an alternative place to stay that is somewhat in between Duong Dong Town and An Thoi Town.

Phu Son Hanoi Resort
Tel: 0776567222
Location: On the main road 10 minutes from Sao Beach and by the road that takes you to the Ho Quoc Pagoda.
Price: 500,00VND for a doubled bed | 700,000VND for a family room.  Includes free breakfast.
Amenities: All rooms have WIFI.  You can rent a motorbike for 200,000VND per day.


From Duong Dong Town, head south towards An Thoi Town on National Highway 46.  The beach access is located on a side street that is adjacent to the Phu Son Hanoi Resort and the road is well paved all the way down to the beach.


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The beach is remote enough to feel like you have the area all to yourself yet it is close enough to a few resorts in case you feel like staying overnight or grabbing a bite to eat.
Vung Bau Beach (Bai Vung Bau), also known as “Circling Beach”,  is beautiful crescent shaped semi-wild beach located in the north western part of the island.  This beach between Ganh Dau Beach and Cua Can Beach and just south of Dai Beach.  The beach is remote enough to feel like you have the area all to yourself yet it is close enough to a few resorts in case you feel like staying overnight or grabbing a bite to eat.  From the beach you can see Nail Island (Hon Mong Tay), also known as Fingernail Island.
Beachy, beautiful Phu Quoc | Vietnam Tourism


The sand is powdery and dark yellow in color and the beach is relatively clean without too much ocean or human debris scattered about.  The foliage around the beach is also interesting, with a mix of tall grass, various coastal flowers, and a combination of poplar and coconut palm trees.  The shoreline is approximately 4.5kms in length.


The sea here is calm during the dry season and quite rough during the wet season and the color of the water is a combination of various shades of blue.  The slope into the sea is quite low making it safe for kids and non-swimmers alike to enter and exit the ocean without fear.   On the ocean floor you may encounter starfish, conch, and maybe a few sea urchins so please be careful where you place your feet.


  • Gorgeous sunsets: Like with all the beaches located along the west coast, the sunsets at Vung Bau Beach are breath taking.


  • Snorkeling: If you are looking for adventure then you can rent or borrow a kayak from Vung Bau Resort and paddle to nearby Nail Island.   If you have your snorkeling gear with you then you can also snorkel this island.  The currents are strong so please be careful.  If you want to dive Nail Island then there is a dive shop, which is open during the peak season, located on the main road and will take you there and as well as Turtle Island for a small fee.
  • Get naked: Due to its remoteness and the lack of inhabitants, a few tourists have opted to skinny dip and/or tan complete naked here.


Due to Vung Bau’s remoteness and lack of infrastructure and development, there are not a lot of places to eat apart from the restaurants found at the nearby resorts (see below).


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There are a few beachfront cottages scattered around and they all have their own stretch of sand.  Here are some of the better resorts:


Vung Bau Beach is about 20kms from Duong Dong town and getting there can be a bit tricky but thanks to the development of the VinPearl resort located in Dai Beach the roads are mostly paved.

To get to Vung Bau Beach you have to first go to Cua Can Village via the Cua Can Road which starts in Duong Dong Town. The Cua Can Road will take you not only to Vung Bau Beach but also all the way north to Dai Beach & Ganh Dau Village.

The following are driving instructions on how to get to Cua Can Road from Duong Dong Town:

  • Head north along Tran Hung Dao Street.  Pass the roundabout, where the Dinh Cau Night Market is located, and soon you will reach an intersection with traffic lights.
  • The road perpendicular to Tran Hung Dao Street at the intersection is called 30 Thang 4 Street.  Here you can either go left, for the more adventurous route, or make a right for the standard route.  Taking the city route will save you time. If you take the adventurous route you will see a variety of small markets, pass through Duong Dong’s rural area, and you will also have to navigate through very narrow alleyways. Only Motorbikes and Bicycles can take this route.

    a) City Route: If you take the city route, navigate right down 30 Thang 4 Street for a few minutes until you reach the next set of traffic lights. The street perpendicular to 30 Thang 4 Street is known as Hung Vuong Street. Make a left on Hung Vuong Street and then continue north and you will cross a large bridge over Duong Dong River.  Once you pass the river you can either continue straight and cut through the old airport to reach Cua Can Road, or you can make a right on Nguyen Trung Truc Street and follow it around the old airport to reach Cua Can Road.  We recommend that you cut through the old airport as this is what all the locals do.  Just follow the traffic flow.b) Adventurous Route: At the intersection, make a left onto 30 Thang 4 Street and head north on it until you reach Bach Dang Street, which is located by the riverside.  Make a left on Bach Dang Street and follow this street until you reach a small bridge.  Cross the bridge and navigate through a couple narrow alleyways to reach Tran Phu Street. If you are unsure where to go, just follow the traffic. Head north on Tran Phu Street until you see the old airport on your right hand side.  Now here you have a choice, you can either continue north along Tran Phu Street until you reach Cach Mang Thang Tam Street to reach Cua Can Road OR you can drive down the old airport.  We recommend driving down the old airport as it is a lot of fun.

  • Head north on Cua Can Road to Cua Can Village. The town is on the left hand side and it is marked by a large entrance gate. Make a left onto this road and head west. Once you have crossed a small rickety bridge, the paved road will end and a dirt road will welcome you. Stay on this dirt road and travel north.
  • Once you have passed Ong Lang Beach you will have reached the southern section on Vung Bau Beach. There are a lot of nice beaches next to the road for you to explore here or you can continue north and head towards one the resorts.

If you are looking for abandoned semi wild beaches and to have long stretches of sand all to yourself then Vung Bau Beach may be the right beach for you.