GANH DAU BEACH & CAPE
Ganh Dau Beach & Cape
The beach is arch shaped and about 500 meters in length, fringed by palm trees, and is shielded by two mountains. The sand is yellow in color and a bit coarse due to the vast amount of coral found in the water
The ocean is calm and teeming with life due to the presence of coral and rocks. The water has a bluish green tint color and it is mainly free from trash.
Ganh Dau Beach is a great place to observe the great sea eagle flying high above you. In the water you will find a lot of different fish species such as parrot fish, crabs, clams, etc. Hard coral is abundant here and the coral is healthy.
WHAT TO SEE
From the shore you can see two islands, Ban Island (Hon Ban) and Mouse Island (Hon Thay Boi). You can also see the Cambodian coast and Cambodia’s Mount Ta Lon. Nearby you will find the Nguyen Trung Truc Temple, Ganh Dau Village, and Phu Quoc National Park all of which are worth a visit.
WHAT TO DO
Besides enjoying the view and swimming, you can rent a boat and take a tour along the coast and snorkel at two points. The hard coral here is healthy and the water is calm making it very easy to snorkel. Depending on the season and ocean currents, you can also rent a boat to visit the two island seen in the distant as mentioned above.
WHERE TO EAT & DRINK
There are two beach front restaurants that serve a good selection of seafood and Vietnamese dishes. Dishes start at around 100,000VND and up.
Name: 725 Restaurant
Location: Right on Ganh Dau Beach
Name: Bien Hai Quan Restaurant
Location: Right on Gan Dah Beach
Near town you can eat Pho, Bun Bo Hue, and other traditional dishes for only 35,000VND.
WHERE TO STAY
There are a few places to stay in in Ganh Dau Village but there are no accommodations on the official Ganh Dau Beach. By the village there is another beach that faces Cambodia but it is not as clean nor as nice as Ganh Dau Beach as that beach has become a parking lot for fishing boats.
HOW TO GET HERE
Getting to Ganh Dau Beach from Duong Dong is easy. Just take the Cua Can Road from Duong Dong Town all the way up until you reach Vinpearl Phu Quoc. Stay on the paved road and keep heading north and you will eventually reach Ganh Dau Beach. The total journey is approximately 30kms from Duong Dong.
NEED TO KNOW
At Ganh Dau you will find 2 pharmacies, a hospital, as well as 2 Petrolimex gas stations. Currently there are not ATM’s at the moment but that is bound to change.
Vietnam Beaches – Ganh Dau Beach, Rach Vem Beach, Bai Sao Beach, and Duong Dong Beach
The beautiful beaches of Vietnam are among the country’s top tourist attractions. In addition to the beaches, Ganh Dau is famous for a shrine dedicated to Nguyen Trung Truc, a Vietnamese patriot who was executed by the French in 1868 for organizing peasants to rebel against French rule. Many Vietnamese visit Ganh Dau to pay respect to the patriot, which gives the beaches an exotic scent.
Rach Vem Beach
The Rach Vem Beach, also known as Starfish Beach, is a small beach near Gan Dau, Vietnam. You can easily reach it via a sandy road. However, Rach Vem does not have any restaurants or other amenities, so it is a day trip for many tourists. Instead of eating, many visitors prefer to go fishing or just take in the natural beauty of this place. This beach is ideal for people who love nature and fishing, but it is still popular during the daytime during peak season.
The water in Rach Vem is shallow, so it is not recommended for people who are afraid of water. You may also want to rent a motorbike. Most hotels offer motorbike rentals for between VND 150,000 to 200,000 per day. You can also rent a car for VND 700,000 per day. Nevertheless, remember to choose the best timing so that you can enjoy your vacation to the fullest.
When you’re in Phu Quoc, don’t miss the chance to visit Thom Beach. This 2-kilometer long beach is home to a variety of marine creatures and a bank of white, yellow sand. There are also plenty of poplar trees along the beach, making this beach a perfect spot for nature lovers. It used to be that you needed to have a passport to visit the beach, but now you can visit without one.
The island of Hon Thom is located to the south of Phu Quoc. Once known for its Mong Tay trees, this area has now largely changed to coconut trees. This beautiful marine ecosystem has seventeen different types of corals and anemones. The water temperature in this area is warm and comfortable. You can even snorkel and swim in the pristine waters. This beach is also located close to the port of An Thoi, and has all the basic amenities you could want.
Bai Sao Beach
A trip to Bai Sao Beach in Phu Quoc will take you far away from the hustle and bustle of the mainland. It is a gorgeous crescent-shaped beach backed by tropical trees. The name “Bai Sao” comes from the starfish that are often found on the beach. The water is clear and gentle here, and you can snorkel or sea-walk on the calm waters. The best time to go here is from June to October, when the southwest wind doesn’t blow as fiercely.
Located on the northwestern tip of Phu Quoc Island, Ganh Dau Beach offers pristine waters, flour-white sand, and coconut trees. A long red dust road leads to the beach, which can be impassable during the rainy season. However, it’s well worth the effort, and the beach is stunning! You can walk out to the beach from the nearby town of Bai Sao and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of this idyllic spot.
Duong Dong Beach
If you are looking for a quiet and unspoiled beach, you should head to Ganh Dau and Duong Dong beaches. Both beaches are ideal for watching sunsets, and you can also visit the fishing boats to buy fresh seafood. The town of Duong Dong is also a great place to stay for low-cost tourists. There are a few hotels to choose from in each town.
The fishing village of Cua Can is located on the opposite side of the river from Duong Dong. During the day, visitors can visit Cua Can and enjoy fishing tours. This fishing village is perfect for families or for those looking for a little peace and quiet. While you’re at it, you can also take a short boat ride to the other side of the river. Otherwise, you can also ride your bike or hit the dirt roads.
An Thoi Islands
The northern tip of Phu Quoc Island is home to the remote Ganh Dau Beach, which is framed by palm trees and shaded by dense jungle ridges. You can reach Ganh Dau via a paved lane leading east from the fishing village. Whether you are looking for a quiet, relaxing beach or a crowded beach, you are sure to find it here.
The town is only a short bike ride away from the resorts. This gives you an opportunity to interact with the locals and observe how they live. Although the area is secluded and undeveloped, you will still find plenty of good seafood restaurants and lovely views of the bay. A bike ride or a walk along the coast is a fun way to get around the island. The town has excellent seafood restaurants and is a good place for a picnic or a quiet evening by the sea.