We stayed in a bungalow at Viet Thanh. It wasn't perfect but we had a great time and would defiantly go back. I Think Phu Quoc in general is all about couples and honeymoons and is definatly not a party Island like you'll find in Thailand, so don't expect it from this resort. I was traveling with a friend and we aren't big party animals, but the 4 days we spent on Phu Quoc were enough.
The bungalow we stayed in was VERY basic, but nothing notable to complain about. The only thing, when we arrived we thought we had already booked a bungalow, but they said we had been upgraded, and we ended up in the bungalow we thought we'd booked. It worked out well, but we would have been disappointed with anything less. There is a Huge big building in the middle of the complex, we didn't see any westerns staying in there, and we couldn't figure out if it was for Vietnamese guests or the workers accommodation. Never the less, you wouldn't want to stay in there, so defiantly book a bungalow.
There are only a few bungalows literally on the beach, and while amazing, I don't think they would be worth the price advertised on most of the booking sites. Our room was slightly off the the side in the garden, only a very short stroll from the beach and the restaurant. Our first night there seemed to be some sort of Karaoke happening behind our room, which I slept through, but kept my friend up very late. Unfortunately it was coming from a neighboring resort so there was nothing we could do about that. It didn't happen again anyway.
The restaurant was good and there a plenty others just a short stroll up or down the beach (I recommend Spice House at Cassia Cottage- AMAZING).
The staff were a real high light- very nice and very helpful. It seems to be managed by a husband and wife team and both were lovely. We hired motor bikes (which turned out to be a VERY bad idea- the roads aren't good and I don't recommend for anyone except experienced riders) and the husband was concerned for us from the get-go. Be gave us a very thorough lesson and was convinced we weren't capable- stupidly, we convinced him we were and subsequently crashed at the top of the street. My friend was only slightly injured but there was a decent amount of damage to the bike and a taxi. While we were freaking out the owner appeared out of no where and took control, sorting out with the taxi driver and good price of his (substantial) damage and calming us down. He was so friendly and helpful and basically amazing. It was stupid of us get the bikes in the first place, but he didn't even charge us the price for the hire, since we were on them for around 5 mins. Its a funny story now but it could have been a lot more stressful and we were very glad of him.
The only other problem we had with the resort was several power outages, but its not so dramatic when you should be out relaxing on the beach anyway.
A bit of a long winded review, but over all a basic resort but good on a budget!
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