The Duong To region is a rich frontier – Phu Quoc’s boomtown, thanks to the tourism industry – and home to the islands longest stretch of beach. Here you will find coastal scenery, rocky mountains, sparkling streams, majestic temples, luxury beach resorts, and the best rooftop bars in all of Vietnam.
About Duong To Commune
Duong To is a vibrant beach and entertainment region with golden yellow sand beaches, quality dining, shopping, and festivals. The longest beach in Phu Quoc Districts lies along the communes western coast, lined with numerous world class 5 star luxury resorts. Day adventures from the region include visiting a popular waterfall, temple hopping, or working your way down to An Thoi, the commune just south of Duong To, which is home to numerous idyllic islands.
Duong To commune is where the Phu Quoc International Airport is located, its' where you can find most western amenities, and it is the most popular region in all of Phu Quoc.
Duong To is 80.4 km² in size with the Phu Quoc International Airport situated right in the middle. North of the airport lies the older section of Duong To where you will find a variety of accommodations and restaurants at all price points. South of the airport is where you will find the upscale and newly developed section of Duong To. The main road that connects the old with the new is called Tran Hung Dao.
The eastern section of Dương Tơ is where you will find the temples, waterfalls, and pepper farms. Navigating along highways DT46 & DT47 will take you up and down this more remote part of Duong To Commune.
Planning your time
Want to plant yourself in the sand and have drinks brought to you for a week? Pick a resort, any resort – there's a wide range from which to choose from along Bai Truong, the luxury beach capital of Phu Quoc. If you would rather go deep though, there is enough in this commune to entertain a curious traveler for a week. Here is the ultimate Dương Tơ tour for someone with an open mind and lots of vacation time. Start by staying at one of the premiere luxury resorts found just south of the airport. Enjoy Phú Quốc’s longest beach and then visit the nearby pearl farms to learn how pearls are harvested in Vietnam. Phu Quoc is known to produce some of the world’s best pearls. Then explore the Ho Quoc Pagoda along the eastern coast, one of the islands most majestic Buddhist temples. Be sure to pack your swimming gear as there is a great beach here at the base of the temple. After experiencing a bit of culture and outdoor time, head over to Long Beach Village and bar hop your way into the sunset before retreating back to your resort.
Bãi Trường is a 1,265 hectare mixed residential and tourism complex located around the airport. It is Phu Quoc's busiest beach resort area with thousands of resorts, hotels, hostels, and guesthouses spread along its western coast. The name “Bai Truong” applies to the area as well as to the islands most popular beach — Truong Beach, also commonly referred to as “Long Beach” in English.
A small coastal area just north of Long Beach Village where you will find some resorts and bars.
The area just south of Long Beach Village which has some of the islands older beach resorts and newer boutique garden resorts located in the communes interior. There are also a few great restaurants located just off Tran Hung Dao Road worth exploring.
Located in the interior, just north east of the airport and Highway DT47. Suoi May is near the islands local cemetery – Nghia Trang Nhan Dan and just south off the Dien Tien mountain. Suối Mây is an heavily forested area that has a few homes and shops.
A mixed commercial-residential area on the eastern side of Phu Quoc that is further being developed.
Despite its industrious roots, Vinh Dam is transforming into a multi-purpose port complex called Khu Phức Hợp Vịnh Đầm, which will be ready by 2025.
Đường Bào – Just south of the airport you will find this hamlet which is home to a few mega luxury resorts and villas.
The most popular beach on the island. This long 20 km stretch of yellow sand beach runs up and down the western coastline and is home to the region’s most spectacular international beach resorts, spas, and rooftop bars.
Located across the Duong Dong River in old Duong Dong Town lies Duong Dong Beach. Duong Dong Beach is an urban beach located on the west coast of the island. It is not a beach where most tourists would want to visit as it is a more of a residential beach.
an urban beach in a busy area. Lots of trash plagues this beach due to the fact its located next to a village.
Phu Quoc’s most visited ecotourism park that has a nice hiking trail next to a picturesque stream which leads to a waterfall. It is a popular picnicking destination for the island inhabitants, whom apparently leave their waste behind.
A coastal area spanning 155 hectares around a few luxury beach resorts that has a sailing club, developed waterfront, restaurants, and shops. The Phu Quoc Marina will be ready by 2020.
Numerous pearl farms have established themselves on the southern section of Bai Truong with most offering demonstrations on how pearls are harvested. Visitor can also purchase pearl jewelry from their in house showrooms. If you join one the islands discovery tours, there is a good chance that the tour operators will stop off here as they earn a commission if you buy something.
Phu Quoc Jeep Tours are a unique way to see the islands fantastic countryside and jungle landscape. Some operators will even allow guests to drive. Jeep rentals are also available for the DIY types.
Pearls, leather goods, local handicrafts, pepper and fish sauce products can all be found in Duong To, and much to visitors delight most of these shops accept all the major credit cards however cash is always preferred.
A colorful resort shopping building that has pearl shops, a restaurant, a decent coffee shop, and a place where you can exchange foreign currency. There is also a lavish karaoke club if you wish to sing with your friends.
Duong To has plenty of street food, local restaurants that serve traditional Vietnamese dishes, ice cream and coffee shops galore, and upscale restaurants found at the major beach resort complexes. From Indian food to Sushi, it can all be found here in Duong To.
Great for vegetarians and those who do not like seafood or Vietnamese dishes. If you have traveled the world and tried Indian food at other places, you may be disappointed here as the flavors are not bold. This could be because the spices have been altered for tourists or simply lack of access to fresh ingredients.
Given that Duong To region is where most of the resorts and hotels are located on Phu Quoc Island, we’ve highlighted a select few below that meet or exceed customers’ expectations. Listings have also been segmented by being north or south or the Phu Quoc International Airport.
This historic colonial style resort is located at the end of long beach village in Bai Keo Beach, which is a subset of Bai Truong Beach. Many rooms with great views of the sea all heavy on personalized charm and coziness. Restaurant, pool, bar, high-speed internet.
The Salinda Resort on Phu Quoc was literally the first five star hotel that opened up on the island. Located in the popular Long Beach area, Salinda is everything a five star resort should be – 121 rooms, beach side pool, great food, and family friendly (kids club). So if you are looking to be in the heart of all the action while enjoying a 5 star experience, then the Salinda Resort is for you.
The Sheraton Phu Quoc Resort by Starwood Hotels is a unique resort on Phu Quoc Island as it is designed to blend in with the surrounding vegetation and incorporate the environment in its architectural. We love this resort because it is designed with sustainability in mind, efficient use of energy and natural resources, and quite frankly its earthly ambiance. In 2016 the designers even won the highly coveted “Green Era Award” in recognition of its outstanding sustainable practices and environmental achievements. Located in the southern section of Long Beach, The Sheraton Phu Quoc hotel and resort complex is a 380,000 square feet structure and has all the typical amenities expected of a luxurious five star resort complex. If you want to be one with nature, we highly recommend this resort.
The Mercury Phu Quoc Resort features 73 spacious villas, 2 bars, 2 tennis courts, a fabulous restaurant, swimming pool and spa with sauna and Jacuzzi facilities. The Mercury is very close to the Phu Quoc International Airport and situated on Long Beach, but a more remote section of Long Beach and closer to the Sonsea Entertainment complex. Stay at the Mercury if you like beach side pool and spas while feeling like you have the island to yourself
The Intercontinental Phu Quoc Resort is a new massive (9.19 hectares) ultra luxurious five star resort complex that has 339 rooms, 115 apartments, and 5 luxury villas. This resort is part of the Phu Quoc Marina complex consisting of many newer resorts, villas, apartments, sailing club, amusement park and shopping malls. What we love about the Intercontinental Phu Quoc Resort are its many infinity pools and the 20th floor rooftop where you can watch gorgeous ocean sunsets.
The Novotel Phu Quoc Resort is an absolute stunner! This gorgeous resort located just minutes from the airport is one of the best 5 stars we have seen and it is the first internationally managed five star resort on Phu Quoc. There are 366 rooms, 80 family rooms, 40 villas, 2 full restaurants, 3 bars, tennis courts, meeting rooms, conference rooms, and the list goes on and on. What we love about the Novotel Phu Quoc is the fact that it has not one but two large pools, one close to the main hotel complex and the other near the beach. Popular with Swedish, Singaporean, and Korean travelers, the Novotel Phu Quoc exudes luxury relaxation at a reasonable cost.
Strategically located between culture rich Duong Dong Town and the islands popular white sand beach Bai Sao, Muong Thanh Luxury Phu Quoc Hotel is a great choice, especially with those who have adventurous family members. The rates also very low considering what the resort has to offer.
The Sol House Phu Quoc Resort by Melia is a spacious and luxurious four star hotel/resort located on Long Beach that has with 260 rooms, 26 villas and bungalows, a spa, two different dining spaces, a beach bar, a swimming pool and a beach sport center. It is a full service hotel that prides itself on offering its guests plenty of activities on site. What we love about this place is that all rooms face the ocean and the setting sun and also their OLA Beach club, a new bar/club located right on the beach!
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