Mango Bay Resort
Hotel Grade: Medium Boutique
Phu Quoc, at least for now, offers solace from the modern world of sprawling developments and Mango Bay is one of the best examples of a true eco-resort.
Tucked away on its own bay behind a protected forest, hidden amongst wild gardens full of flowers, butterflies and birds and fringed by a 1.5 km deserted beach from which to soak up the sun; this is the perfect place to lose yourself for a few lazy days. Come soon!
As the name suggests the On The Rocks Restaurant sits amongst rocks just yards from the sea and offers the perfect resort centrepiece from which to watch to enjoy the sunsets and settle down to an excellent seafood dinner. Alternative the Beach Bar is open for lunch and dinner, specialising in bbq. The gardens are also a feature as you can wander through the pepper plantation, butterfly farm, orchid garden and forest reserve.
The resort’s boat will also take you snorkelling out around nearby islands. For those who like to be pampered you can enjoy a massage overlooking the beach.
31 rooms and bungalows stretch out along the beach and through the gardens. There are a variety of options but all are constructed of natural materials from the island and have ceiling fans, four poster beds, wooden furniture and outside bathrooms that overlook the forest behind.
Simple and comfortable, in keeping with the resort’s ethos.
La Veranda Resort
Hotel Grade: Boutique First class
Phu Quoc feels like another world, waiting for tourism to discover its tropical beaches and La Veranda is a little bit of luxury balancing the backwater charm that you’ve come to enjoy with modern day comfort you can’t leave behind. This boutique resort nestles amongst the fragrant gardens of jasmine and hibiscus that lead you down to the white sand beach and creates a compelling serenity that forces you to slow right down.
The Resort has two restaurants and a lounge/bar. La Terrace restaurant offers a menu of Vietnamese delights or European cuisine.
The Beach Grill specialises in fresh fish and seafood, with an international menu. As the name implies, the Sunset Lounge is the perfect place to sit back with your drink of choice and watch the sun sink on another perfect day. The resort boasts the leading spa on the island and offers a range of treatments and massages to suit all your needs.
Other facilities include a pool and watersports centre.
The airy colonial styled villas offer privacy and comfort, decorated with understated elegance. Most look out towards the sea to enjoy the sunsets and all are equipped with air conditioning, dvd player, mini bar, safe and tea/coffee making facilities.
A high standard of accommodation with a wide range of facilities.
Chen Sea Resort & Spa
Hotel Grade: Boutique First class
If you’re looking for a first class hideaway hotel with plenty of room to breathe then look no further than the Chen Sea Resort.
Sitting in its own bay and backed by forest it’s the perfect place to relax at the end of a touring holiday and reflect on what you’ve seen whilst relaxing on a perfect beach. If you’d like a more local experience the main town is just 20 minutes away and 2 local restaurants sit in the corner of the bay.
You’ll immediately notice the ocean facing infinity pool complete with extensive sundeck that leads the eye across the bay.
The beachfront restaurant serves international and Vietnamese cuisine with locally sourced seafood and white linen tablecloths. Don’t miss sunset at the Ghe Bar. Water sports include sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, and wakeboarding, and there’s a speedboat for exploring the coastline and neighbouring islands. A PADI dive centre is nearby.
Wellbeing activities include meditation and Tai Chi. The SPA Cenvaree boasts a wide range of treatments to rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit, including traditional Vietnamese and Thai massage, therapeutic hot stone treatments, reflexology and aromatherapy.
There’s also a tennis court, bikes can be rented and regular cooking classes are held by the kitchen.
The feeling of space that the resort exudes continues on into the rooms. Both the sea view and beach front rooms are at least 66 sq. metres and no more than 30 feet from the sea, whilst for larger parties or families the villas offer more space and privacy.
All are equipped with a furnished private terrace facing the sea, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, flat screen TV with international channels, DVD player, in-room safe, mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer and IDD line telephone. Wireless internet access is available free of charge throughout the resort.