Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam is well-known for its dense tropical forest, as well as its pristine white beaches. But did you know, aside from the wonderful allure of Mother Nature, there are other man-made structures on this island that are as captivating as Insta-worthy?
Located on the south side of Phu Quoc island exists a scenic beach club you won’t want to miss.
At Sunset Sanato Beach Club (which is part of the similarly named resort) you can marvel at the enchanting elevated sculptures that are present- and even sip on a cocktail at the same time. Talk about paradise.
It costs only VND 70,000 (about S$4.10) to enter, or you could just purchase a drink to gain free entry to this picturesque area.
To get to Sunset Sanato from Phu Quoc which is about 20km from the town, you can rent a scooter to get there. Alternatively, you can rent a canoe or boat to go by sea.
The trademark structures on the edge of the water, such as the fish and elephants on stilts blend in beautifully with the natural beauty of the beach and provide the perfect background for an Instagram photo.
Other structures include ethereal jellyfishes, a sky gate, floating fishes and some huts that remind you of Brighton Beach’s bathing boxes in Australia.
There’s even a pasted-coloured ‘stairway to heaven’ for the ultimate Instagram shot all your friends will be envious of.
Some of these structures make the perfect. creative frame for a shot that will leave your friends and enemies unlike in awe.
At sunset, the animals figures look even more magical.
And the sculptures aren’t just for day and sunset shots. At night, some of the sculptures even light up, so you can still take pictures with them.
The highly rated Sunset Sanato is not just a place for Instagram shots, the resorts also hosts music festivals at certain times of the year. You can also do water sports and enjoy food and drink from the plenty of bars and dining options available.
On the other side of Phu Quoc island opposite Sunset Sanato is yet another very camera-worthy beach spot.
Entry is free for this public beach, but that means it gets pretty crowded, unlike Sunset Sanato beach club.
Getting to Sao Beach is similar to how you would travel to Sunset Sanato beach club as mentioned above. If you like picturesque swing shots, boy are you in for a treat.
Sao beach has a couple of iconic swings including a dual standalone swing placed out in the open, as well as a single swing suspended from a palm tree that’s just wide enough to squeeze you and your bestie in.
It just takes slightly over 5 hours to travel to Phu Quoc by plane from Singapore (via domestic flight from Ho Chi Minh), making it a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of our city. Who would be crazy enough to resist such Instagrammable beaches?
Price: VND 70,000 per entry (S$4.10) for Sunset Sanato ; Free entry at Sao Beach