We arrived in Phu Quoc having failed to book a room in the hotel we wanted, and lucky for us. The rooms are bungalows, pretty simple, but they have air con, big bathrooms – wet rooms really, mosquito nets – your really do need these here.
The bungalows are set in fantastic grounds, with access to the best stretch of beach in the entire length of Long Beach. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. The prices vary hugely depending on the time of year, we were there at the start of December and we paid $45 a night (with breakfast) when we left (a week later) the same room was going for $75 a night. Hire a motorbike (scooter, fully automatic) from the hotel – 140k dong a day, it’s great fun and the only place in Vietnam where you have at least a fighting chance of survival! The hotel tends to close very early, but it’s only a 5 minutes walk to restaurants and bars along the road. This is secluded, quiet and relaxing – with massage on the beach, plenty of shade and a decent pool. The food is good – but better food is available in the night market – it’s about 20k dong for a taxi, which the staff are more than happy to call for you. It’s got a great terrace to watch the sunset over a beer or G&T. Family friendly, and the staff speak very good english. Great laundry service and internet is available (as if free Wifi) but this isn’t actually free – although I never actually got charged. Aimed to spend 3 days here and then do the Mekong tour – stayed for 7 nights it was so relaxing – will now have to go back to Vietnam to see the Mekong – and it really was worth it. If you have been on the road for any amount of time, you must go and chill in Phu Quoc. Seafood is great!