Archive for the 'Phu Quoc Island' Category

Oct 20 2012

Review: La Veranda, Phu Quoc

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It has a nice view too.

With its muted yellows and terracotta tiles, colonial-styled La Veranda, right in the heart of the developed stretch of Long Beach on Phu Quoc Island, harks back dreamily to Vietnam’s French-ruled period. If you’re a romantic, and you’ve coin to spare, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more luxurious and tasteful spot to stay on the … read the full post

Oct 10 2012

Review: Beach Club, Phu Quoc Island

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They don't charge extra for sunsets.

Toward the end of the long line of resorts that spans Phu Quoc’s Long Beach, Beach Club occupies a small slice of real estate right on the beach. While the rooms are basic, the warm welcome here makes this an excellent budget choice for the island. At Beach Club two flavours of rooms are on … read the full post

Oct 01 2012

Review: Mango Bay Resort, Phu Quoc Island

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Not many people on the beach.

A mainstay tucked away down a rough, dirt road on Phu Quoc Island’s isolated Ong Lang Beach, Mango Bay Resort wants to put you in harmony with nature. Mango Bay has 40 rooms, the majority of which are thatched-roof bungalows scattered throughout its expansive grounds and beachfront. Bungalows come in a handful of varieties, with … read the full post

Apr 21 2012

Phu Quoc half-marathon

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I’m a runner; I try to run whenever I can. I run anywhere I can, mostly in the gym because I live in the city of Saigon, but I particularly love running on the beach. Luckily for me, Vietnam has some awesome beaches for running. Since Saigon can be a bit of a grind, I’m … read the full post

Sep 20 2011

Phu Quoc night market

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Living the resort life on Phu Quoc can be rough. You have to hang out all day on the beach then reluctantly drag yourself somewhere for food; then it’s back to the beach. While this repetition may not actually be that bad, it can get a little boring after a couple of days. If you … read the full post

Sep 15 2011

Phu Quoc snorkel tour

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Stay anywhere on Phu Quoc Island and you’ll probably see a sign, or be given a brochure, advertising a snorkel/fishing tour. Being a sucker for tours that include water, and me going into it, I was chomping at the bit to get on a boat. My first few days on the island disagreed, however, and … read the full post

Sep 13 2011

Phu Quoc’s Tranh Stream

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The low season on Phu Quoc can mean rain, and lots of it. Sometimes it can rain for several days in a row, non-stop. The sea is rough, the winds are strong, and you may find yourself in your less than $20 a night bungalow more than you thought. But there are good things about … read the full post