Quiet and quaint
The well-appointed individual brick bungalows of Wild Beach Resort are all steps to the very small but pretty Vung Bau beach.
There are only a handful of small hotels on Vung Bau and it is a couple kilometres off the main road on dirt track, so this is a quiet, low-key beach ideal for those who want peace and quiet.
When we visited in December 2015, the rooms all looked brand new and had everything you could want: WiFi, kettle, solid wood furniture, a bed tastefully draped in white mosquito net, which complements the earthy terracotta-colour tile floors. All rooms are fan, except for a couple of seaview rooms equipped with air-con. The grey-and-white tile bathrooms look modern and swish. Some have a corner tub/shower combo – the tub is a welcome luxury for some, but more practical folks will probably find a quick shower to be a bit awkward.
There’s an on-site restaurant. Otherwise, you have the option to dine next door at Bamboo Cottages or to make the 12-kilometre drive to Ong Lang beach. Though not a great distance, Vung Bau does feel like an out of the way escape and there’s not much to do except enjoy the beach on one of the resort’s many sun loungers or to relax on your front porch.
Address: Vung Bau Bay, Cua Can Village, Phu Quoc
T: (0919) 651 089; (077) 663 3336;
Coordinates (for GPS): 103º52'8.69" E, 10º18'30.08" N
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Room rates: US$50 to 100
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room|
|Deluxe double room|
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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