What can I say, this place was incredible. It provides such a unique experience, and was unlike anywhere else me and my partner have stayed. We really regret only having 3 nights here. We stayed in a wooden bungalow with a lovely big bed, large outdoor bathroom and lovely porch with a comfy settee and hammock. We were surrounded by our own jungle garden with squirrels and butterflies, and there was a lot of privacy as the bungalows are placed quite far apart from one another. The reception, bar, and restaurant are are placed close together, also with a relaxing and peaceful reading area with lots of books and comfy chairs.
The place is so tranquil and quiet, with a 15 minute walk to the beach along a dirt track with cows and where the local friendly dogs will wait for you and walk you there! The beach is beautiful and clean, pure white sand and there was hardly anyone else there. We also organised a boat trip with Peter which was so much fun, and we got to snorkelling and see more of the island. Peter was an amazing host, so friendly and accomodating. My boyfriend doesn't eat seafood and he made sure that there were plently of other things for him to eat cooking separate meat dishes for him. While I'm on the food oh my god it was amazing. 6-7 courses of heaven every night with something for everyone. It was all freshly cooked that day with Peter and his amazing team of cooks. My partner was a little apprehensive before we went about 'communal meals' but he changed his mind immediately. We met some lovely people from all over the world, and the atmosphere was wonderful sat under fairy lights, listening to music and eating great food with great people. I also want to credit the waiting staff who served our meals because they were very friendly and did a great job.
This may be obvious, but please don't go if you are afraid of bugs, and are used to chain resorts. This is such a unique place with lots of character, and being in a quiet remote place with open air bathrooms there will spiders and weird flying bugs and there is no hot water. But if you can put up with that you really should stay here, it is a really special place.
- 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