A fresh start
Orange Resort caters more to Vietnamese tourists than foreigners.
You may be willing to overlook the stiff management and lacklustre service once you learn this resort has beachfront bungalows with large sliding glass doors that will literally have you tumbling out of bed and into the ocean. The other star is the enormous pool at the centre with views to the sea.
Rooms have been refurbished and are comfortable but the generic style won’t wow you. They have white walls, beige curtains, a few bits of furniture and a mini flatscreen TV. It is brightly lit, both from the windows allowing for natural light and pot lights. Bathrooms are disappointing. There’s nothing wrong but there’s also nothing great about it.
We chose to review Orange Resort because Long Beach has surprisingly few beachfront properties with rooms directly on the sand that face the water, plus with such a large pool – some travellers may be sold on these two features alone. But it is a three-star tops at a four-star price making it poor value. Like the rest of Long Beach, you have to spend more to get an acceptable level of amenities and beachfront location. When we visited in December 2015, there was construction in the adjacent property. This is something that any property on booming Long Beach may have to contend with – best to check the latest situation.
Address: 88/5 Tran Hung Dao, Long Beach, Phu Quoc Island
T: (077) 3846 319; F: (077) 3981 122
Coordinates (for GPS): 103º57'44.65" E, 10º12'12.68" N
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Room rates: US$50 to 100
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||1,760,000 dong||2,000,000 dong|
|Superior double room|
Beachfront: 2,700,000/3,000,000 dong.
|2,200,000 dong||2,500,000 dong|
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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