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Phu Quoc

Posted by steviej on 28/7/2006 at 16:13

Hi Fishes,

Does anybody know of any accommodation around the Sao Beach area.

Cheers
steviej

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Posted by somtam2000 on 28/7/2006 at 17:27 admin

Hi Steviej,

I know I keep putting you off on Phu Quoc, but I'm heading there in two weeks time - can you wait that long? ;-)

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Posted by steviej on 28/7/2006 at 20:25

Yo,

Sorry matey, I'm just getting itchy feet!!!!!!

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Posted by ReneHanoi on 30/7/2006 at 09:56

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Hi Steviej, back in march there were already a couple of places to stay.
It's pretty remote though. Beach is fine. Should be ok for a few days.

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Posted by steviej on 31/7/2006 at 04:19

Hello ReneHanoi,

Remote sounds like heaven. We only have 4 1/2 weeks in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam and just want to laze away the last few days before we head home.............

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Posted by somtam2000 on 19/8/2006 at 09:00 admin

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Hey steviej,

Phu Quoc is LOVELY - probably going to be a Travelfish 10/10 and I'm here in off-season when the weather isn't so hot - but even then it is still awesome. I could easily spend a week+ here -- loads of secluded bays, excellent food, stunning beaches ahhh I could go on and on!

At the moment Sao Beach has just one place to stay - simple wooden bungalows with fan and private bath starting at 150,000D a night (upto 220,000D for front row. There's two big restaurants on the beach and it gets pretty busy at lunch, but is otherwise deserted. As Rene says above, it is pretty isolated - best to hire a mopede while you're here to see the rest of the island (m'bike 90-100,000D per day)

The bulk of the places are on Long Beach - I'm at the Beach Club and it is excellent ($12 for a bungalow) am yet to check the other places yet (I was distracted by some powder white sand and some fish cooked in clay pot yesterday...)

If you planning on just a few days here.... try to squeeze a few more out of your itinerary... you won't regret it.

I'll get the full write-up of Phu Quoc onto Travelfish sometime next week.

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Posted by steviej on 20/8/2006 at 05:05

Yo Sontam

WOW......................

I just knew it was going to be a good choice. You take it easy and have a beer for me!!!

chill
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Posted by ReneHanoi on 21/8/2006 at 12:26

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Hey Sontam, sounds like you're having a hard time there.... Don't forget to do the north-east part of the island by motorbike (start west via Ong Lang beach and then thru the forest), it's gooooooood fun ! You will have earned your Tiger beers on the beach and whatever. Tip local restaurant: Gop Gio. Cheers ! Rene.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 21/8/2006 at 14:49 admin

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Just got back from another hard morning - started early, off to Bai Sao, north to Bai Vong, seafood lunch out on the pier at Ham Ninh, then north via the jungle road, early afternoon drinks at Coral Bay - awesome... to bad I have to leave tomorrow...

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Posted by ReneHanoi on 21/8/2006 at 16:52

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okay then include Con Dao island on your next trip, you'll like it even more ! Cheers and have one or 2 for me too.

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