Phu Quoc is the most famous island in Vietnam, the biggest. There are many construction works at that moment but here is where to go if you want a piece of heaven.
Where to stay
Mango Bay Phu Quoc is definitely the place to stay if you are on this island. Also, if you are decided to become more green eco-friendly, this is the right place for you. The resort is located 30 min far from the airport and it will cost you roughly 230,000 VND by taxi.
The hotel is at the very end of a small street, located along side the beach. Mango Bay Phu Quoc is an eco-friendly resort, you will see that they use bamboo as much as they can, dont put bottles of water in plastic but jars that they fill in with water.
Still based on the eco-friendly concept of the resort, you do not have TV in room; and hair dryer is at disposal at the reception only. Not all the rooms have a seafront view and an outdoor bathroom but the experience really worth it. It is lovely to take a shower outside among green plants and trees, you feel one with the nature. The room has all you need: a safety box, toiletries, beach towels, tote bag and so on.
It is one of the best place in Phu Quoc to get food. It is highly recommend and people from outside also get lunch and dinner here. The resort has two restaurants, both have a seafront view. One is located nearby the reception, it is the main restaurant where you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner. You have indoor and outdoor. The menu is great, with Vietnamese and Western dishes. They offer some appetizers, starters, main dishes and dessert. In term of prices, it is pretty affordable, count between 150,000 to 400,000 a main dish. You have bamboo straw at disposal, otherwise they dont not use straw at all. The other restaurant is only open for lunch and dinner and is located nearby the beach where most of the guests spend their day.
Mango Bay has a spa and it is located on the left hand side of the resort. On this side, you also have some hammocks where you can relax. On the right hand side of the resort, where is located the second restaurant, you will find the private beach for the guests of the resort. You can play football and volleyball on the grass, relax on the deckchairs, borrow raquettes and balls, kayak, and pétanque.
Where to go
You can rent a motorbike from the hotel, it will cost you around 150,000 VND. To get to the most beautiful beach of Phu Quoc island named Sao Beach. It is located in the south and will take you an hour to get there. On the way to go to the beach, you can stop at the pepper farm, there is not much to see but you can buy and bring back to Saigon, some pepper. It costs roughly 70,000 VND a small box.
At the beach you can rent a bed for 150,000 – 200,000 VND. There are some restaurants serving Vietnamese food and it will cost you around 100,000 – 200,000 VND a dish.
Where to eat
As we said previously, their restaurants are highly recommended. You should enjoy the food at the resort. There are many restaurant out of Mango Bay but it really does not worth it.