Sunny Resort is neither sunny nor a resort.
What it is: cheap dorm and private rooms will appeal to backpackers on a tight budget who don’t mind a basic and charmless offering. Rooms are function over fashion but they are clean and have a surprising number of extras such as solid wood table and chairs, a mini fridge, free bottled water, air-con, WiFi, a solid wood bed frame with rock hard mattress and a very large hot water bathroom. Windows give the space natural light and though the bars aren’t the most attractive, at least it means it is secure and hey, it complements the blue paint that wouldn’t be out of place in a correctional facility. You get flowery curtains for privacy and good measure.
The dorms are one of the cheapest in town. Styled like an army barrack, the room has windows and no nonsense metal bunks with a thin mattress and a sheet, plus a locker. There are six beds to a dorm and while the price we were quoted was for fan, the room did have an air-con unit installed so it may be possible to pay extra for it.
Sunny Resort is located 200 metres down a dirt road running east off of Tran Hung Dao, on the same road as Winston’s Burgers. This means you are walking distance to the liveliest section of Long Beach, with a concentration of restaurants and sun loungers.
Address: 121/1 Tran Hung Dao, Block 7, Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
T: (096) 968 7928;
Coordinates (for GPS): 103º58'9.38" E, 10º12'3.6" N
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Room rates: Under US$10
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
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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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