Surrounded by greenery, Aroma Spa & Bungalow is a pleasant hideaway with more frills than your typical guesthouse.
The emphasis here is tropical greenery, less about beach – though Ong Lang is only about a 10- to 15-minute walk away. Modern bungalows all face inwards to a single gardened pathway. The front of each bungalow has a sliding glass door and terrace with reclining chair, the lush plants providing some privacy and beautiful colour.
The interiors are practical: solid wood furniture such as a desk/vanity, bedside table and clean white linens. The terracotta tile floor and soft yellow walls keep everything feeling sunny and comfortable. The most memorable feature is the outdoor bathroom which comes with its own little garden overflowing with leafy plants and flowers – this is the tropics after all, and you truly feel it. Not to worry, you get all the modern fixtures and hot water shower.
Aroma Spa & Bungalows is on the same dirt road to Freedomland Resort. It’s not to be confused with the same-owned Aroma Spa, close to Mia B&B. If you find yourself there, staff can point you in the right direction or guide you to the hotel. The rate includes breakfast, WiFi and fan or air-con. Motorbike rental is available. If you don’t mind not being so close to the beach, Aroma is excellent value.
Address: Ong Lang Hamlet (same road to Freedomland Resort), Cua Duong, Phu Quoc Island
T: (0988) 778 266;
Coordinates (for GPS): 103º56'4.25" E, 10º16'2.38" N
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Room rates: US$20 to 50
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||US$30||US$35|
|Quad air-con private bathroom||US$40||US$45|
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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