Sao and Dam are two beautiful white-sand beaches, just a few kilometres from An Thoi, the main shipping port at the southern tip of the island. There are a couple of beachfront restaurants at Sao Beach, where you can settle into a deckchair or partake in water sports.
North of here is Vong Beach, where the fast boats from the mainland dock. It’s also home to Mui Duong Watersports, which offers jetskiing, waterskiing and other aquatic fun. The water around the pier was thick with jellyfish last time we visited, so check before heading into the water.
South of these beaches is undeveloped Khem Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches on the island but one of the few remaining areas that is under military control and closed to the public.