What we say:
With its rustic but comfy bungalows and scattered ox-wagons nestled amid isolated Ong Lang beach, Mango Bay has the feel of a beachside plantation -- and to an extent, it is, as much of the produce served in the restaurant is grown organically on site. Their environmental credentials don't stop there -- they also heat their water with solar power and let cows keep the lawns trimmed rather than using gas-powered mowers. As admirable as that is the environmental mantra seems like a reason to give you less; your room will be without TV and air-con, and showers are only hot on sunny days. If you can survive without those creature comforts, Mango Bay offers some of the hippest, most comfortable lodging on the island, and they do offer free WiFi to keep you from feeling totally cut off from the rest of the world.
There is an eclectic range of accommodation: some very attractive cabins made of rammed earth, "fishermen's cottages" in dark wood and simpler rooms in a wide-verandahed longhouse. Furniture is attractively basic, with white cotton sheets on dark wood beds. All but the verandah rooms have luxurious open-air showers. The gorgeous oceanfront restaurant has an excellent and well-priced menu with one of the best dessert menus on the island.
Keep in mind that the location is pretty isolated down a long, rough road on a private (and gorgeous) kilometre-long stretch of beach, so you'll likely have to take most of your meals on-site. Kayaks and snorkel gear for exploring the nearby reefs are also available. The resort is often fully booked so reserving ahead is recommended.
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Contact details:Ong Lang Beach, Phu Quoc Island. T: (07) 7398 1693
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What we were quoted
|Type of room||Low season||High season||Notes|
|Standard - Double||80 USD||80 USD|
|Superior - Double||100 USD||100 USD|
|Deluxe- Double||115 USD||135 USD|
Added to Travelfish on: 5th September, 2006
Last visited or updated on: 29th January, 2013
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Rated 4 out of 5
Based on 5 ratings and 5 reviews
Idyllic place, indifferent staff
We've just stayed at this gorgeous place and feel like we're staying in paradise. The rammed earth bungalows are just gorgeous, and the outdoor bathroom with solar-hot water heated shower under the cashew trees is heavenly! After staying at Long Beach, which was covered in rubbish, it's so lovely to be able to swim in the crystal-clear, warm water here and lie on the beautiful white-sand, private beach. Unfortunately, we've found the service very much lacking, and the staff indifferent at best, and sometimes rude at worst! After having experienced fantastic Vietnamese hospitality, we've really noticed it missing here! Don't know if they're removed and unfriendly on purpose - maybe some guests don't like to interact as much as we do? Also, the food leaves MUCH to be desired. Huge breakfast is served included in the room rate, but most of the fruit is well past its use-by date! I've always subscribed to the theory that you shouldn't try to eat Western food in Asian countries, and should enjoy their (much better!) food, and the same holds very much true here.
Mango Bay reviewed by bretandgerri (Total reviews: 8) on
Remote, but that's not all good.
We chose Mango Bay because it is far north away from the strip of hotels south of Doung Dong. This remoteness makes it quiet but it also makes you a captive audience. There are no other services nearby. You must eat at their restaurant (good food), you must rent their bikes, their boat, their snorkeling etc. All of which just raises the total price of your stay a bit. Oh, and there's only one sometimes working computer for internet access. Bring your own computer fir WiFi if that's important to you.
Mango Bay reviewed by JohnCotterman (Total reviews: 1) on
Great stay in Mango Bay
We spent five nights in Mango bay, it was just great. Plantation rooms are amazing, the restaurant was the best of our stay. The beach is just we were looking for: clear water, white sand... Thanks to the staff and to Ronan for their help and this nice time.We will never forget this stay. We will be back!
Mango Bay reviewed by dacoviet (Total reviews: 1) on
9 for Plantation Bungalows and Restaurant/Bar, 6 for Rammed Earth Bungalows
We thought the website didn't do the place justice. It's much more beautiful in person, and the food and wines were quite good. We were there for Christmas week, and it was beautiful. The most important thing to know about Mango Bay is that they've just added some new bungalows. They're called Plantation Bungalows. All of them have ocean views. They're only $10 ($60) more than the Rammed Earth bungalows, but they just opened in December, they're very private, very quiet, and both the rooms and the decks are very spacious and comfortable. Also, the solar hot water heaters work very well - even late at night. Because we reserved late, we had to move after the first three nights into a cheaper, Rammed Earth bungalow ($50). It was older, smaller, much less private (neighbouring bungalows either share walls or are about 15 feet away) and ours had a view of the restaurant/bar. If you choose a rammed earth bungalow, ask for one far from the bar, and free-standing. The toilets and showers are outside, which is a fun treat in the Plantation Bungalow, but in the Rammed Earth Bungalow, we felt a little shy using the open air toilet with neighbours so close by. I thought that the Plantation Bungalows were fantastic, but that the Rammed Earth Bungalows were a little over-priced. I recommend reserving via-email, their responses were quick and precise.
Mango Bay reviewed by betsybuford (Total reviews: 2) on
Beautiful setting, Work on the service
Just back from three nights in the low season. Very nice place - great aspect,and love the rammed earth bungalows - watch for bungalow 5 if it is raining though - quite a few leaks! Also be aware that the fisherman's bungalows have water views while the majority of the rammed earth bungalows do not. Food is quite good though not dirt cheap - make sure you check your bills they made quite a few mistakes with our group. Due to the location it can be difficult to eat elsewhere.Overall a good experience despite near constant rain.
Mango Bay reviewed by chunk79 (Total reviews: 2) on
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