Actually, there are 2 beaches named Bai Dai (Long Beach) in Vietnam, one in Nha Trang and the other in Phu Quoc. In this article, we mention Bai Dai in Phu Quoc Island only. Bai Dai is one of few beaches in Phu Quoc that still maintain their originally unspoiled features. Being here, you can feel the breeze bringing the breath of the sea and the saltiness of salt.
Long Beach Phu Quoc Island is surrounded by mangrove forests, hills of poplars, and lapping green coconut wood. Along the shore lies some fishing villages, a couple of little food stores existing for serving tourists, and quite a few boats and ships. Its highlight must be the endless white sandbank where you can casually wander every early morning, lie sunbathed when the sun rises, and hold campfire parties when the night falls.
I - Where is Long Beach Phu Quoc Island?
Bai Dai on Phu Quoc map - Source: Google Map
Bai Dai Beach is situated to the Northwest of Phu Quoc Island, with a total length of 15km stretching from Ganh Dau Cape to Rach Cua Can Stream. Since it is close to primary forests, the atmosphere at the beach is always cool, not too sultry. From November to June is the best time to visit Long Beach Phu Quoc. The climate at this time is sunny, scarce of rain and perfectly shiny landscapes.
If you are prone to go by motorbike, you can hire one in Duong Dong town or addresses near Phu Quoc International Airport at the price of 150,000 VND ($6.5)/day to get here. In case you don’t want to rent, you can take a taxi. From Duong Dong town to Long Beach Phu Quoc Vietnam, the taxi fee is about 400,000 VND/4-seater car ($17.2). Some taxi agents in Phu Quoc:
- Mai Linh taxi: 02184.108.40.206.97
- Vinasun Phu Quoc taxi: 02220.127.116.11.27
- Sasco Phu Quoc taxi: 0218.104.22.168.76
- Sai Gon Phu Quoc taxi: 0222.214.171.124.73
In addition to motorbike or taxi, the free bus of Vinpearl is another popular means of transport. Because in Bai Dai Beach, there is a big resort complex of Vinpearl. There are several free buses moving from Duong Dong town or Phu Quoc Airport to Long Beach. Note that, this free ticket is for guests to Vinwonders Phu Quoc or Vinpearl Safari Phu Quoc only.
- Starting point: Eden Resort or Novotel Resort
- Drop-off point: Vinwonders, Vinpearl Safari
- Departure time: 8am, 8.30am, 9am, 10am, 11am
II - What to experience at Long Beach Phu Quoc?
Sunset on Bai Dai - Source: Tranhtreotuong
Bai Dai Beach is where you can be involved in activities all day. In the morning, you can go for a walk on the sand beach and watch the sunrise. When the sun shines, you may go swimming, surfing, sunbathing, or play sea sports. At twilight, you can order a glass of cocktail and witness the last moment of the day time. The most expensive time in Long Beach Phu Quoc Vietnam is probably sunset because thanks to the shallow depth of the water together with reflection of the sun, it seems as if the water turns pink, creating romantic scenery.
1 - Long Beach Phu Quoc nightlife
In the evening, you have at least two choices: either camping on the beach or enjoying lively parties at bars right next to the beach such as:
- Address: DTH2-54 Grand World Phu Quoc, Ganh Dau Commune, Phu Quoc Island
- Contact: 1900 988934
- Website: https://islandbeer.business.site
Rock Island Club
- Address: Hamlet 4, Cua Can Commune, Phu Quoc Island
- Contact: (84-297) 389 1234
- Website: http://namnghiresort.com/rock-island-club
From Long Beach Phu Quoc Island, you can catch sight of Doi Moi Island and Mong Tay Island - two adjacent islands which promisingly bring you wonderful experiences you should not miss when arriving at this destination.
Some other interesting activities in Bai Dai are:
2 - Snorkeling
Snorkeling is a popular activity in Phu Quoc Island in general and Bai Dai in particular. While snorkeling in Long Beach Phu Quoc, you are seeing with your own eyes colorful coral reefs and schools of fish swimming freely. The most convenient way is to enroll in a diving tour offered by almost every hotel nearby. You should inform the receptionist in order to be equipped at the price of 280,000 - 550,000 VND ($12.1 - 23.7)/person. Otherwise, you can contact the following tour providers:
KKday Vietnam Co.,Ltd: https://www.kkday.com/en-us/
Phu Quoc Xanh: https://phuquocxanh.com/en/
3 - Vinpearl near Long Beach Phu Quoc Island
Vinpearl is a renowned resort complex in Phu Quoc, aside from Vinpearl Resort & Spa located right at the Bai Dai area, other compounds are positioned right there, very convenient for your schedule. You can book accommodation at the resort or Vinoasis, play at Vin Wonders, Vin Safari, Vinpearl Resort & Golf,... and experience many many other different services. Specific information and booking procedure is accessible on https://www.vinpearl.com/.
4 - Mong Tay Island
Mong Tay Island is situated to the south of Phu Quoc Island, about some kms from Long Beach Phu Quoc. Precisely, this is nearly a wild island because it originally is uninhabited or intently interfered with. Its charming outlook is entirely natural. If traveling here, don’t miss a chance to dive, see the coral ecosystem with 17 types of hard, soft coral and a variety of colorful sea anemones. From Bai Dai Beach, you must reach An Thoi Port and reach the island by canoe. Contact to Mr. The - canoe driver in An Thoi Port: (+84) 168 7820 424
5 - Surfing in Long Beach Phu Quoc Vietnam
The sea level along with waves at Bai Dai Beach are favorable conditions for those who would like to go surfing. You can prepare yourself a board and comfortably perform surfing skills. The proper time for surfing in Bai Dai Beach is in the dry season, from November to April next year because in this period, the atmosphere is characterized by low rainfall, long daytime. The average temperature is from 26 - 28oC, which is very cool, mild, suitable for outdoor activities.
III - Long Beach Phu Quoc accommodation
1 - Vinpearl Resort & Spa
The resort is located right on Bai Dai Beach, thus you can book a room at the resort and stalk to Bai Dai right at the front, the area with a separate beach of 3.5 km length. The compound has a pool with an area of nearly 5.000 m2. In addition, you can also experience relaxation therapies in spa huts on the lake surface - a really modern style, while tasting delicious dishes.
- Address: Long Beach Phu Quoc Island Area, Ganh Dau Commune, Phu Quoc Island
- Room rate: 2,448,000 - 2.704.000 VND ($105.5 - 116.6)/night
- Contact: (+84) 297 3550 550
- Website: https://vinpearl.com/en/hotels/vinpearl-resort-spa-phu-quoc
2 - Vinpearl Discovery Greenhill Phu Quoc
Vinpearl Discovery Greenhill Phu Quoc - Source: Vinpearl
Another resort in the Vinpearl complex with impressive space is Vinpearl Discovery Greenhill Phu Quoc. A 17-hectare lake at the heart of the resort helps moderate the temperature and refresh the atmosphere, contributing to making for a unique overview. This is really the best part of Long Beach Phu Quoc Island. A focal point is the Forest and Nerin Clubhouse with an intriguing tropical style where you can hang out to check in and savor culinary delights including Phu Quoc specialties processed by 5-star chefs.
- Address: Bai Dai Area, Ganh Dau Commune, Phu Quoc Island
- Room rate: 4,744,589 - 21,948,052 VND ($204.5 - 946)/night
- Contact: (+84) 297 377 6555
- Website: https://vinpearl.com/en/hotels/vinpearl-discovery-greenhill-phu-quoc
3 - Vinpearl Resort & Golf at Long Beach Phu Quoc
Different from Vinpearl Resort & Spa with its Asian style, this resort is designed in neoclassical Western architecture. Also nestled just 50 m from Bai Dai Beach, the real estate has a beautiful golf course with 18 holes. It is also likened as the most strategic position to watch the sunset in Phu Quoc. Aside from resort and golf service, event organization, wedding holding, team building,... are also supplied here.
- Location: Long Beach Phu Quoc Area, Ganh Dau Commune, Phu Quoc Island
- Room rate: 2,448,000 - 9,776,000 VND ($105.5 - 421.4)/night
- Contact: +842973619999
- Website: https://vinpearl.com/en/hotels/vinpearl-resort-golf-phu-quoc
4 - Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc
Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc - Source: begodi.vn
Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc has a prime position, just a 5-minute drive from attractive destinations on the island namely casino, water park, golf course and safari adventure. This Long Beach Phu Quoc accommodation is sure to give you luxurious experiences with a variety of facilities ranging from a 1,600-square -meter outdoor pool to the fitness center and spa. Besides, you can take part in different beach sports like kayaking, beach volleyball, soccer, yoga,...
- Address: Bai Dai area, Ganh Dau commune, Phu Quoc Island
- Room rate: 2,550,000 VND ($109.9)/night
- Contact: +84 297 3660000
- Website: https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/radisson-blu-resort-phu-quoc
5 - Lahana Resort Phu Quoc at Long Beach Phu Quoc
Lahana is about 24 km away from Bai Dai beach and nestled at the top of a hill on Phu Quoc island. The highlight of the building is the balance with nature and plants. Rooms are constructed in the shape of bungalows to minimize tree cutting. There is an outdoor pool at the altitude of 50m above sea level, surrounded by green forests.
- Location: No.91/3 Tran Hung Dao Street, Duong Dong Town, Phu Quoc Island
- Room rate: 1.438.432 - 8.195.572 VND ($62 - 353.3)/night
- Contact: (+84) 2973 970 888
- Website: https://lahanaresort.com/
Long Beach Phu Quoc Island is obviously a prominent destination in Vietnam. Traveling in Phu Quoc, you should remember to drop by Bai Dai Beach for swimming, getting involved in helpful activities nowhere else to be found.