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“Back to basics and pure beauty” 5 of 5 stars
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Mango Bay Resort
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Ong Lang Beach, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam   |  
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Wraysbury, United Kingdom
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“Back to basics and pure beauty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Firstly, if you expect marble floor, high ceiling grant receptions, air con, and all the high end luxuries in your hotel, The Mango Bay is not for you, but then neither is the beautiful island of Phu Quoc.

My partner and i wanted to go to a place in the far east that was untouched by the western world, no food chains, no big department stores - and this is what you get in Phu Quoc. They do have roads for instance, just, but more often then not the island is connected by a set of dusty, muddy tracks. But the best part of this is the untouched exotic beaches with clear water, and perfect yellow sandy beaches and total peace and quiet and tranquility.

I wanted to set the seen on what Phu Quoc is to the reader, so you could understand the review on the hotel. The Mango Bay is just perfect. We were met at the airport by a very friend Sinh who packed us off straight to the hotel - we were regretted by cool towels and a drink while we checked in. We were immediately taken back by the beauty and simplicity of the Mango Bay.

The accommodation is a group of huts set individually just off the most beautiful long beach you have even seen (meaning that there is simply no need for a swimming pool at the Mango Bay), providing a little hideaway where all you can do is relax. The rooms provide basics, and are so homely - there is no air con, instead you get a 4 poster bed with a large mosquito net covering is and very powerful fans which is actually all you need to sleep comfortably. but you didn't feel like you wanted or needed any mod-cons.

The restaurant does the most amazing food, suitable for meat eaters, fish eaters or anything that may take your fancy, their cocktails are out of the world too - but the best bit is that you sit there, and all you can here is the waves as you watch a beautiful sunset.

The spa facilities are also wonderful - i had 3 massages in my 6 day stay and the girls did a great job!

Overall the Mango is perfect. It is basic, you have a touch to get from your room to the restaurant at night, and paths around the estate are nothing more than small tracks, but it doesn't matter.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kitzbuhel, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Nice resort, with very well equipped bungalows, open bathroom (very special) even though they are ecologial. Nice, helpfull and friendly staff with very good english. One of the best breakfasts we had with the nicest view!! So getting up in the morning was made easy :-)
The massage and beauty area is nice and the treatments are perfect. Wonderful to relax.
If you want more action and lot of things to do, maybe it is not the best location. If you like to relax, enjoy and just have a nice resort it is the perfect choice. Free pick up from and transfer to the airport - so good! We had a good time.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

We enjojed 5 nights in a very nature and customer friendly environment with excellent food and fabulous cocktails.
The accomodation with open air bathroom is unique.
The service during our stay was AAA.

Room Tip: The rammed Bungalows with Open Air bathroom are perfect!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012 via mobile

My partner and I originally booked just three nights in the mango, however we loved it so much we asked if they could put us up for another three. There were no rooms available however Dominique the owner said we could have his beach bungalow to stay in for a very reasonable price.

The bungalows are great however no air con and bugs could be challenging for some but we loved the whole experience! The staff come in your room each evening and spray the mozzy net and set the fan up in your bed, they also light inscence to help with the bugs too! All this little attention to detail makes this place so special!

All the staff were so helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them. My partner made a special request to have some rose petal hearts laid out on the bed of our room. Doi was more than happy to organise this sending a driver into the town to pick up the rose petals. This made me a very happy girl!

The food is excellent value and very tasty! The cocktails are seriously yummy too and happy hour is a great time to experiment them!

Once we moved to a different resort we couldnt keep away from the mango so we came back each morning for brekkie and evening for dinner. The staff even used to give us a lift home on their mopeds at the end of the night :)

This resort is rated only two star? The staff make it five star! A happy family
Vibe throughout the resort which is in a fabulous location makes for a memorable
stay.

We highly recommend it!

Thanks to all the staff for making our time there so special!

Tiffany and James

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This is the kind of place where you settle in with a smile because you realise that you did a real bargain!!!

We stayed in Mago bay for 3 nights and paid 50 € per night. As prices in Vietnam/and Phu Quoc are quite low we were anxious to see this "expensive" hotel. After a drive on a really rough dirt road the taxi stopped and told us that some motorbikes will pick us up here...weird but ok. As the road is/was under construction it is/was not possible for cars to pass. The only thing is that you'd better call before you arrive sometimes there is no network were the taxi stops and you will have to walk (no problem it's just 1 km).

The place is great , really beautiful especially the bars during sunset and the restaurant at night are wonderful !

We had a rammed earth Bungalow which was really nice and the temperature was always perfect even without aircon, but if I go there again I ask for a sea view as they are further away from their neighbours and seemed to be nicer.

The staff was great and really helpful.

As criticism I'd say that Mango bay is a normal resort with some ecological technologies as the hot water heating system, the electrical bikes for employees and not an eco-resort as it is described in guidebooks and the internet. Further the breakfast was not as good as the other food (maybe because the breakfast is included while the other food has to be paid for?).

If your motivation to stay here is to stay in an eco-resort...stay away! But if want to stay in a really nice resort (far away from everything else so you have to eat/drink here even if it is a bit overpriced) this is your place to stay!

Room Tip: Rammed earth with sea view, don't be cheap spend the money as the garden views are not as nice...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

This was the perfect end to our hectic Vietnam schedule.
We loved the concept of this hotel, no tv, no ac and a very personal service.
Due to the bumpy roads that lead to the hotel, we were very reluctant to leave but we didn't really need to.
The private beach was a beautiful uncrowded clear water scene. The impressive food was more expensive than in other parts of Vietnam but you have to remember where you are.

I'd strongly recommend taking plenty of mosi spray, we got bitten alive!

When the international airport opens on Phu Island next year, the whole island will change and become the next tourist hotspot. I'm really happy we went before the airport, it truly was the perfect end to a great trip.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Definitely recommend Mango Bay Resort. Excellent food - generous serves. Fantastic location - possibly best resort on the island. Staff relaxed, attentive and well trained. Even though the resort was full when we visited (end of October) it didn't feel crowded. Nice beach for swimming. Accommodation simple but comfortable. Room comes with your personal geko, giant snail and enormous butterfly. Great place to relax, rent a motorbike, get the free bus into town, lie on the beach...whatever takes your fancy. $2.50 happy hour cocktails were delicious and quite alcoholic. Recommendations for improvement: serve Vietnamese coffee (cold and hot) with breakfast...that is, if you could fit a Vietnamese coffee in after eating the huge breakfast.

Room Tip: Plantation bungalow with sea view is a good option.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Mango Bay Hotel Phu Quoc Island
Mango Bay Hotel
Hotel Mango Bay
Address: Ong Lang Beach, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
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Location: Vietnam > Kien Giang Province > Phu Quoc Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Phu Quoc Island
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Phu Quoc Island
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Phu Quoc Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mango Bay Resort 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This is a low density resort, driven by a passion for the environment, intelligent use of materials, and strong support for island culture. Mango Bay is tucked away off the beaten track, with Vietnam's first rammed earth bungalows, enclosed by beach and protected forest. There are no air-cons, television sets or telephones in the rooms for a true fusion with nature at the island's first eco-friendly resort. All rooms and bungalows have open sea views and offer mosquito nets. ... more   less 
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