Location: Hotel is set in some rustic picturesque gardens. It's a good 10 minute walk to the beach but once your there a member of staff will bring you drinks and lunch. One complaint is I'd personally prefer sun loungers rather than deck chairs. The beach itself is a massive stretch of sand with just one hotel on the beach front. Unfortunately there is quite a lot of rubbish in the sea. I would recommend the hotel getting their beach boy to try and clear up the rubbish and to try and educate the locals not to litter the sea. It's such a shame as otherwise the island is stunning.
Bungalow: We stayed in beatuiful bungalow which was basic but had all we needed (note - no TV, AC etc...). Having no AC was not an issue but I would recommend taking ear plugs as the insects can be very noisy at night. Also, the bed mattresses were the best we slept on in Vietnam (i.e. they weren't hard!!).
Activities: We did a snorkelling trip to turtle island which was good, although the rubbish in the sea did spoil it slightly. I'd also highly recommend hiring Mopeds and exploring the island, especially the North of the island which has basically no tourism. Otherwise it's a place for quiet and peaceful relaxation
Food: Communal dinners were AMAZING!!!!! The food is a bit of a fusion mix. Favourite evening was the Vietnamese feast. If your a foodie, then I can't recommend this place enough.
Staff: Peter and Rita were both very helpful. The other staff try their best but in some cases their English isn't great.
Value: Overall great value.
In summary it's a stunning place to spend a few days relaxing away from Vietnams cities.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Freedomland offers an home style hospitality, where you can relax amongst friends you have just met, swapping stories over dinner after a day of adventure exploring the island or a day of total relaxation on the nearby beach. As each day goes by, you will appreciate we are not a hotel. LOCATION: Located 15 minutes walk to Ong Lang beach, nestled in a jungle-like area in the North West of Phu Quoc island. 20Km from the airport (about 45 min. Drive); 10km from the main town (15 min. Drive) BUNGALOWS: We designed our bungalows in harmony with the surrounding environment. They are opened enough to allow air flow, furnished with fans (no A/C), wooden furniture locally made and mosquito nets. There is no tv plasma, no hot water (method Kneipp ;), no hairdryers, no minibar and no air conditioned in our bungalows. FOOD & DRINK: Exclusively for lucky freedomland guests, family and friends every night we cook a communal dinner when everyone has the opportunity to meet, enjoy the food and the ambiance. Peter's cuisine is a skilful blend of vietnamese and European cuisine. All the guests fell in love with the Peter's cooking, and he likes sharing his love for food. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Freedomland Phu Quoc Hotel Phu Quoc Island