Phu Quoc Island must have been top of the list when The Creator gazed Eastwards and the peaceful tropical paradise in the warm turquoise waters of the Gulf of Thailand is a must for visitors to the area.
Many people praise the island for its stunning beaches, untouched natural environment, splendid surroundings, and fantastic scuba diving, snorkeling and squid fishing as well as many cultural and historical relics.
But the island is also endowed with biodiversity and most of the natural area has not been exploited yet so tourists not only have a chance to relax but also to explore riddles of nature. Once visiting the island, tourists are recommended to stop by Khem Beach to get closer to nature, and glimpse locals’ daily life and culture.
Local fishermen get ready for their day’s work on Khem Beach – Photos: Thien Phuc
Located about five kilometers from An Thiu Township and 25 kilometers from Duong Dong District, the beach is an ideal venue for travelers. The beach boasts stunning scenery with stone cliffs, forests and smooth, sandy beaches.
The beach is not long and large like other beaches on the island, but it attracts tourists due to its tranquil space and poetic landscapes. Standing on the slopes of hills, tourists will see many boats sailing offshore and workers fishing onshore, creating a very peaceful and rustic fishing village.
Many generations of locals survive due to fishing near Khem Beach. Day by day, they sail offshore on fishing boats or wooden boats from early morning to catch seafood, especially trich fish, a specialty of Phu Quoc.
Currently, the beach is developed with many restaurants and hotels so tourists can enjoy seafood made in local cuisine with dishes such as snails, clams, shrimp and various types of fish.