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Ganh Dau Beach

Ganh Dau Beach, Vietnam

Tucked between two magnificent mountains and hidden by towering palm trees lies one of the best shores on the island of Phu Quoc.

Ganh Dau Beach brings pristine sands, unspoilt nature and picturesque views. Located in the north-west of the island, it is still being discovered by tourists, meaning you can enjoy its beauty in the ultimate peace and tranquillity.

Make your holidays to Vietnam memorable by embracing culture, tradition and natural beauty.

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The Beach

Surrounded by tropical greenery and lined with thick soft sands, Ganh Dau Beach holidays offer a picture-perfect location.

From the shore, visitors can look out to stunning views of distant islands and mountains. Where the clear waters magnify the colourful coral reefs below, it's the perfect playground for snorkellers. A dip in the water reveals an array of lively marine life.

As the island is made up of fishing villages, you will also find brightly painted fishing boats sat on the waters, adding to the authentic charm. For a bite to eat, head to the one of the market stalls to sample some traditional Vietnamese food.

As the day comes to an end, take in the deep orange glow as the sun sets over the waters.

Quick Tips

  • Vietnam Dong
  • Vietnamese
  • GMT +7

Jungle adventures

For nature-loving tourists, holidays in Ganh Dau Beach deliver the ultimate Vietnamese adventure. Making up more than half of the northern region, a 40-minute will take you to the tropical bliss of Phu Quoc National Park.

A Unesco Biosphere Reserve, the majestic jungle is filled with a variety of hidden trails, majestic waterfalls and wildlife. Home to more than 200 species of animals, prepare to spot macaque monkeys swinging by and much more.

You can choose to travel through the park by foot or you can head out on a motorbike through the dirt roads.

Discover the outdoors…

For golf-lovers, holidays to Ganh Dau Beach offer the perfect facilities. Located at the Vinpearl Phu Quoc Resort & Golf, practise your swing on a fantastic course offering spectacular views of the ocean and mountains.

For the perfect family day out, head to the island's first and only open zoo. With more than 150 species, the Safari and Conservation Park works to preserve rare species and wild animals. In the wildlife park, the animals are able to roam freely. This means that visitors travel in specialist vehicles rather than having to cage the animals. Experience the amazing animal kingdom in a natural environment.

If you're looking to do some retail therapy, head down to the river to discover the largest market on the island. Open from morning until night, Duong Duong Market is the perfect place to capture the real culture of Phu Quoc. Filled with colourful stalls selling the freshest produce, you can buy fruit and vegetable, sugar cane, Vietnamese sweets.

Seafood Vietnamese style

Home to a cluster of fishing villages due to being an island, Ganh Dau Beach holidays bring the best of seafood. Expect the freshest dishes as the fishermen sell their catch to the local restaurants each morning.

The most authentic food in the area is made using the island's secret ingredient – nuoc cham. A Vietnamese dipping sauce, it is claimed to be the best in the world. To sample some of the mouth-watering dishes of Ganh Dau, head to the incredible floating restaurants in the nearby Rach Vem. Either on stilts or canoe boats, enjoy a unique dining experience on the waters.

A tropical climate with temperatures averaging 27°C, the dry season is between November and May. The rainy season sets in from May to October. With so much beauty waiting to be explored, Ganh Dau Beach holidays are the unforgettable adventure you've been looking for.