What we say:
My Lan can basically be summed up as laidback, from the no-frills accommodation in basic wooden huts, to the isolated location, to the vaguely indifferent attitude of the staff. There isn't much competition on the beach and they seem to relish the opportunity to do as little as possible for you. The mattresses are hard, rooms are fan-cooled only, the grungy cold showers are in enclosed spaces outside, and their beachfront restaurant blocks the view. The whole place could use a good cleaning but if you can rough it, your reward is the turquoise water and a large stretch of white-sand beach, one of the most beautiful on the island, which is often completely deserted. Overall, paradise comes at a price but it may be worth putting up with average rooms and poor service. Do keep in mind that going anywhere else on the island will be quite a journey, so be prepared to get comfortable with your surrounds and let's hope My Lan gets some competition to whip it into shape.
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Contact details:Southern end of Bai Sao Beach, Phu Quoc Island. T: (077) 399 0779 F: (077) 399 1010
What we were quoted
|Type of room||Low season||High season||Notes|
|Beachfront bungalow||25 USD||45 USD|
|Bungalow fan private b'room||20 USD||40 USD|
Added to Travelfish on: 5th September, 2006
Last visited or updated on: 19th February, 2012
Read My Lan reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5
Based on 4 ratings and 4 reviews
If you enjoy watching the guests pick up the mountains of garbage on the beach, and the starving dying kittens they keep in the cage next to python and monkey then this is the place for you. Paradise NOT.
My Lan reviewed by kbilly (Total reviews: 2) on
I paid USD15/night for a bungalow with no A/C, no TV, no hot shower, no sink. No shower curtain, of course. mosquito net. fan. On the sand, I could hear the waves. The restaurant is ok, more expensive than in Long beach. Sao beach is wonderful, a tropical paradise, the best beach in Vietnam. The beach was very clean, gorgeous white sand and beautiful acquamarine water. In the osuthern part there are some rocks and after them, another beach.
My Lan reviewed by nathantraveler (Total reviews: 25) on
Not worth the pain!
I booked a room for 5 night at My Lan in September for staying in December. I confirmed our room twice the week before we had to get there. It was all in order. When we arrived to the airport the man picking us up told us that some guest had decided to prolong their stay so they no longer had a room for us available..(!) So we had to go hotel-hunting on our first day on the island. We were lucky enough to be there at noon so we had the whole afternoon to dedicate to our search. That same day we met another couple that had experienced the same thing.. they had even paid a deposit that they were able to get back after some discussions. So we were obviously not the only ones. A few days later we went to Bai San to look at the beach and then realized we were probably better of on Long Beach (even though there are more tourists there...) It is more convenient to just rent a moto and go to Bai San over the day than staying there. It's a really nice drive along the coast too. To sum up, I would not advice you to book with My Lan.
My Lan reviewed by claudiiiaaa (Total reviews: 2) on
A Complete Rest
A midagede couple like us had a wounderfoul time at My Lan. The atmosphere made it natural to choose wheather you wanted to be on your own or if you wanted to enjoy company of other geusts. Truely serviceminded staff and a good food. The bungalows are allright, compared with the price, 12$. What to do? Just lay back in the hammocks.
My Lan reviewed by begrip (Total reviews: 5) on
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