The best of Long Beach
The best hotel of Long Beach isn’t even directly on Long Beach.
Opened in 2014, Daisy Resort is visionary in design and style: bungalows are built into the hillside so that all can have a panoramic view of the treetops and the lush greenery that envelops the resort. The grounds, layout, pool and bungalows are all remarkably well done. Natural materials such as exposed stone, terracotta floors and clear stained wood furniture keep rooms grounded, while clean lines, sleek smooth finishes, high ceilings and modern fixtures give it contemporary elegance. Guests get comforts like minibar, a bowl of fresh fruit, WiFi, air-con, electronic safety box, bathrobes and flatscreen TV, while being able to indulge in earthy tropical living with the open-air bathroom. Each front terrace has its own sitting area and hammock.
There are also some great extras like a pool table, gym cabana, movie room, free bicycle rental, spa and free shuttle to Long Beach any time – just let them know 30 minutes in advance. The kidney bean-shaped pool is large, has plenty of sun beds and a fantastic view west for sunset. The staff are excellent and super friendly to boot.
While hotel prices have soared around the island, Daisy Resort’s rates remain very reasonable. You may not be on Long Beach but at least you are perched high above the ongoing construction madness, something to keep in mind if you’re looking for a relaxing stay. This one we highly recommend.
Address: Tran Hung Dao, Ward 7, Duong Dong, Phu Quoc
T: (077) 384 4412; F: (077) 384 4413
Coordinates (for GPS): 103º58'15.64" E, 10º12'2.97" N
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Room rates: US$50 to 100
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Bungalow air-con private bathroom|
Superior bungalow: $90/$127
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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