Ong Lang Beach is not a continuous strip of sand, but rather many hidden bays like a chain of pearls.
Shielded from the streets of Phu Quoc Island by a thickly forested area, Ong Lang beach is not one continuous strip of sand, but rather divided into several hidden and partially private bays. Even if there are more resorts than elsewhere on the island, except Long Beach, the area around Ong Lang Beach is calm and clean.
Fisherman at Ong Lang beach | photo: foxtravels.net (cc-by-sa)
Most resorts that settled down on and around this beach are mid- to high end accomodations that have an interest in protecting the environment. Some parts of the shore is publicly accessible though, just follow the sign that says "public beach". The sand is yellow and usually the staff of the resorts is taking care of it, making it a nice area to walk and swim in the ocean, especially during dry season when the water is clear. At the beginning pof the main season, there may be some jellyfish around.
The water in this area is usually calm and the slope is flat and continues quite a bit into the ocean, which makes it one of the safer beaches in Asia. There are also activities, mostly provided by local hotels and resorts. You can go snorkeling or rent a kayak to explore the waters. You can also catch a boat that takes you to one of the offshore islands for scuba diving. If you have the endurance for paddling, you can follow Cua Can River upstream into the wilderness of Phu Quoc National Park. When the weather is nice and calm (ask a local if you are unsure about the Phu Quoc weather conditions), you can paddle to the Fingernail Island Hon Mong Tay.
The resorts a Ong Lang Beach are calm and quite far off the nightlife of Duong Dong. That means, it is rather for tourists who prefer a quiet holiday. If the silence is too much for you and you desire some action without going too far away from your beach chair, visit a nearby pepper farm or leave some rubber at the outdoor gokart arena.
North of Ong Lang Beach you find Cua Can Beach and the lagoon next to the picturesque Le Bat fishing village. To the South you find the northern stretch of Long Beach until you reach Duong Dong town.
Beaches of Phu Quoc Island:
Long Beach - Dai Beach - Sao Beach - Khem Beach
Rach Tram - Rach Vem - Ong Lang - Vung Bau
Ganh Dau - Cua Can - Thom Beach
Vong Beach - Duong Dong - Ham Ninh
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