- Upmarket boutique resort
- 3 swimming pools & private beach
- Cookery classes, village & temple visits
- Diving expeditions, national park day trips
This upmarket boutique resort provides a restful, idyllic sanctuary in a beachside location on the west coast of Phu Quoc. It’s decidedly laidback in character and is designed to be a 'home away from home' for visiting guests. Originally the property was the holiday home of a spice trader and his family, and although it's grown and evolved considerably over the years, it continues to acknowledge and appreciate its roots.
The Modern Wing was constructed in 2016 and offers a range of stylish, contemporary rooms. The Heritage Wing, on the other hand, dates back to the late 1990s and offers more traditional decor and design features. Rooms in both wings are well presented and well furnished throughout, with plenty of space and amenities on offer. Rooms come with air conditioning and a ceiling fan, as well as a canopy-style bed with mosquito netting, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary water. Note that none of the rooms have a television.
The Spice House is the resort’s restaurant and is open daily for three meals. Breakfast is served buffet-style, while the lunch and dinner menus feature an eclectic mix of Vietnamese and Mediterranean dishes. Out on the beach there’s The Malabar, a relaxed and informal beach bar serving an array of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, as well as light bites.
Straddling the main public beach is a private stretch of sand reserved just for resort guests. There are three swimming pools available: one for adults, one for children and an infinity pool designed for everyone to use. Cookery classes are recommended for those looking to learn about the local cuisine and excursions around Phu Quoc can be arranged, including trips to nearby fishing villages, visits to local temples and pagodas, diving expeditions and day trips to the island’s national park. This expansive, protected area is home to diverse wildlife and is a good place for hiking and cycling.
Children are welcome and while there's no dedicated kids club, youngsters will no doubt enjoy playing on the beach and in the designated children's swimming pool. Parents are reminded to keep an eye on their children all the time.
- Contemporary beachside resort
- Pool, spa, fitness centre
- Snorkelling, diving, kayaking, volleyball
- Cookery classes, rainforest and market visits
- High end resort with exclusive feel
- Private beach, infinity pool with ocean views
- Spa, outdoor fitness centre, yoga, tennis
- Cookery classes, water sports centre
It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.
It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.
Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!
My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.
William M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020
The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.
Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)
Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!
Woan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019
Driver-guide: Very punctual, except for pick up for airport when he was delayed by >30 mins due to road closures. Vehicle very clean and well maintained- plenty of water and supplies of clothing for religious sites, tissues, postcards etc. Very good at understanding what level of conversation we wanted. Happy to stop for paracetamol, supermarket etc. Took us to signal box at railway since we were early (which was very interesting)
The Walawwa: Lovely place to arrive at and get a bit of rest. Great pool, lovely rooms and food etc. Peaceful oasis so close to town.
Wilpattu Camp: Wonderful food- really enjoyed trying lots of new things in excellent surroundings.Felt like the place had not been visited much recently (which I don’t think it had due to the terrorist attacks) so our safari guide had been brought up from another park and did not know the park too well- it worked out well though and we saw all the animals we hoped to see so no complaints on that front. We did feel that we should have been told about extra things we could have done- when we commented on the great food on final day we were told that they could have done a cookery demo for us, but it was too late at that point. It worked well for us but clients should probably know that they are likely to have multiple wildlife in their tents (eg frogs)- didn’t bother us at all, but others it might do. We were given a questionnaire to fill in at the end whilst all the staff were standing around, which wasn’t ideal as you felt a bit of pressure! Felt really well looked after here!
Water Gardens Sigiriya: Beautiful suites with plunge pools- quiet and peaceful with lovely big swimming pool. Food good
Jungle Beach: Beautiful location on beach. Rooms good. Food a bit limited I would have liked a bit more variety ideally.
Camellia House: Lovely location- beautiful views. Food OK but service below average- our food orders were wrong a couple of times and even pre-ordered food was delayed. Tea factory tour was only an hour and that was the main reason to be here. It was interesting but quite brief seeing it was the main attraction according to our itinerary. Also, we were taken there in a minibus which didn’t have seatbelts on all seats and was quite smelly- not up to the standard of the usual transportation. Rooms were described as having panoramic views- one did have amazing views but the other one definitely didn’t.
Galle Face: Lovely old hotel- but it did have some problems (leaking ceiling and ‘smuts’ coming out of air conditioning.) Weather very bad (spectacular storms). It was a shame the street food tour couldn’t take place but totally understandable given the weather, however we enjoyed our dinner here and free drinks/canopes!). Good choice at breakfast.
Pippa R reviewing Sri Lanka Highlights - Classic on 30 September 2019