Most Phu Quoc Island hotels will be found on the west central coast near the airport at Duong Dong, about a 60-minute flight from Ho Chi Minh City. This is the largest town on the island with the most number of dining spots and most popular beaches. While most of the luxury hotels on Phu Quoc Island are located in this area today, the island is being developed fairly rapidly, and more resorts are being built all the time. The lodging on Phu Quoc Island comes in a variety of forms—from inexpensive laid back establishments to more pricey five-star resorts.
The finest of the Phu Quoc accommodations is probably the Grand Mercure La Veranda Resort, set right on its own private stretch of Duong Dong Beach. This is a five-star boutique property built to resemble the kind of French colonial mansions and villas that the expatriates built along the coast for their holidays away from the city. Wrap around verandas allow the cooling breezes into the main buildings, adding to the atmosphere of the idyllic tropical paradise. It has an award-winning restaurant for fine dining on the local seafood specialties with wonderful views of the palm fringed beach. This is one of the Phu Quoc Island hotels that definitely delivers the kind of relaxed elegance and luxury of a bygone era.
In the same category, but a little less elegant, is the Sai Gon Resort. This is one of the deluxe Phu Quoc Island hotels located closest to town, and you will find that shopping and the island’s low-key nightlife is more accessible. This is one of the larger hotels on Phu Quoc Island with almost 80 rooms. It is quite popular for family vacations, as it has a children’s playground and swimming pool and offers more organized water activities.
Next on the list of hotels on Phu Quoc Island is the Tropicana, a four-star property with fewer frills and elegance, but a wonderful location. Several of the individual bungalows and villas are set, literally, on the beach. A little further north in a secluded cove is the Mango Bay Resort. Each uniquely designed bungalow stretches along the private beach, and the restaurant and bar are just a few feet from beach. You can enjoy your cocktails and dining al fresco around a blazing fire with the waves lapping at your toes. Both of these Phu Quoc accommodations require motorbike rental for transportation if you want to see more of the island on your own. However, they both will assist you in booking tours of the island.
It is possible to find both budget Phu Quoc accommodations as well as more remote resorts. About 30 minutes north of the airport is beautiful secluded Ong Lang Bay. Here is the Bo Resort that is perfect for honeymoons and romantic getaways. Secluded bungalows are set on the beach or up in the hills with panoramic views of the bay. It has extensive property that is almost its own nature reserve with wonderful examples of the island’s plants and flowers, as well as numerous species of colorful butterflies. This is not the best of the resorts if you have any difficulty walking, as there are steps and inclines to get to and from your bungalow. In the budget category is the Beach Club (pictured), a very laid back place where the bar consists of the sandy beach as a floor and simple thatched roof. Just about all Phu Quoc Island hotels can assist you with one of the most popular things to do here—scuba diving.