Busy and pricey
My Lan caters to the upscale Vietnamese market which means this place may not be to some tastes.
While there is nothing wrong with the beachfront modern cottages – they feel fresh and well-appointed – you’ll find yourself in the midst of a chaotic scene that is far from relaxing. Between your room and the water lies their restaurant, which does brisk business with seafood, boisterous rounds of beer, booming Vietnamese pop songs and noisy jetski rentals. This is a hub for Vietnamese day-trippers and there is little privacy. You also can’t expect English-speaking service -- or much service at all, really.
What you pay for is the solid roof over your head and a location on Phu Quoc’s most beautiful beach – chaos aside, you are still mere steps from turquoise water. You get round-the-clock electricity, a flatscreen TV, air-con, WiFi, desk, hot water bathroom and bedside table with lamps and electrical plug. When we visited in December 2015, everything looked new. However, for the price, its neighbour The Beach House is more private, intimate and infinitely more appealing.
Address: Southern end of Bai Sao Beach, Phu Quoc Island
T: (077) 399 0779; F: (077) 399 1010
Coordinates (for GPS): 104º2'8.13" E, 10º3'20.99" N
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Room rates: US$50 to 100
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Superior double room||US$50||US$70|
|Deluxe double room||US$60||US$80|
Cindy Fan is a Canadian writer/photographer and author of So Many Miles, a website that chronicles the love of adventure, food and culture. After falling in love with sticky rice and Mekong sunsets, in 2011 she uprooted her life in Toronto to live la vida Laos. She’s travelled to over 40 countries and harbours a deep affection for Africa and Southeast Asia. In between jaunts around the world, she calls Laos and Vietnam home where you'll find her traipsing through rice paddies, standing beside broken-down buses and in villages laughing with the locals.
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