Ong Lang Beach, the hidden gem of Phu Quoc Island
- on Aug 17, 2019       By: Bảo Ngọc
If you are looking for a beautiful beach in Phu Quoc to spend some quiet time then Ong Lang beach is definitely where you need to go.
Among the most beautiful beaches of Phu Quoc, this beach is more calm and therefore less crowded when compared to its counterparts Sao, Kem and Truong. Nature lovers will fall in love with the peacefulness of this beaches setting and appreciate the distance from the hustle and bustle of the real world.
Located west of Phu Quoc Island, Ong Lang beach is about six kilometers from Duong Dong town which is the heart of the region. Dotted with rocks and yellow sand the crescent shaped beach is bordered on one side with lush trees and on the other with turquoise water rivaling that of the Maldives’ beaches.
With its wild and remote nature intact it's no wonder that Ong Lang beach is among the best places to watch the sunset in Phu Quoc. For some people, the rocks emerging around the Mango Bay resort are perfect for a meditation in front of the sea at the end of the day.
Note that the best time to enjoy the beaches of Phu Quoc is from October to April due to it being the dry season.
How to get there?
4.5km from Duong Dong towards Cua Can you will find an indicative sign on the left and continue one kilometer more to access Ong Lang beach.
What to do?
Swimming, diving and fishing
The Ong Lang beach is ideal for swimming due to its calm water with extremely gentle underwater slopes. Other aquatic pleasures such as diving and fishing are also possible for you to discover. You can find many classes of fish, shells and colorful corals which live in the rocks and the seabed right from the shore.
BBQ and outdoor activities
A large green space stretching for hundreds of meters along the beach is perfect for picnicking under the shade. After hours of sunbathing or playing outdoor games you can barbecue with seafood purchased at the Duong Dong Market and spend a lovely evening with family and friends.
Another activity that should delight sea lovers is no doubt kayaking. It’s an opportunity to take a tour of the resort and to discover the surroundings of the Cua Can River.
Where to eat?
There is a wide choice of restaurants, bars and bistros in front of the sea and close to Ong Lang Beach. There is nothing like savoring seafood with the sound of the waves in the background while dishes are being freshly prepared by smiling inhabitants.
If you prefer an intimate or romantic spot with nice decor and a great view to sip cocktails and admire the wonderful twilight hours, we have a few good recommendations.
So True Restaurant
Opening hours: 16:00 - 22:00, price varies between 50.000- 120.000 VND
Mai Jo Fusion Treat Restaurant
Opening hours: 12:00 - 15:30 and 17:30 - 22:00, price varies between 80,000 - 200,000 VND
On The Rocks Restaurant
Opening hours: 6:30 - 23:30, cocktail served between 100,000 - 140,000 VND, dish served between 100,000 - 250,000 VND
Bittersweet Cocktail Bar
Opening hours: 16:00 - 0:00, cocktail served between 110,000 - 135,000 VND
Where to sleep at Ong Lang Beach?
Ong Lang beach has no shortage of comfortable and beautiful hotels. Here are some of the 4 and 5 star hotels that have been appreciated by many travelers:
The Shells Resort & Spa Phu Quoc
Sea Sense Phu Quoc
Chen Sea Resort & Spa
Elwood Phu Quoc
Camia Resort & Spa Phu Quoc
Whether bathing and diving in the turquoise water all day then strolling to watch the returning boats or simply relaxing on a chair in the bright sun on Ong Lang beach, whatever your heart desires you can have on Phu Quoc Island. Let yourself be tempted by this little paradise for your next trip to Phu Quoc. What reason do you have to wait?