We've spent two weeks at bo resort from the end of May till the beginning of June and we've had an amazing vacation.
The resort is located in a pretty remote, beautiful area on the western coast of phu quoc and is divided into a garden and a beach area. After having stayed in two bungalows for one week each, we would recommend taking a bungalow at the beach front to everyone who thinks about staying there because of its beautiful view at the ocean and the extra privacy due to its separated location.
The rooms were clean and do not have any AC, but a fan which helps keeping them at a normal temperature at night. They were cleaned every day (including fresh towels and sheets) and the service ladys were very neat and discrete.
The only thing which one should be aware of is, that you'll find all kinds of insects in your rooms if you stay up late and leave your lights on, but that's a problem, that you'll have in all the resorts on the island due to the archicterue of the bungalows. We always ensured to read in the reception area or at the beach (which are both illuminated at night) so we could avoid this particular problem.
The resort beach is really long and much nicer than the ones you find at all the other resorts we've seen on the island. Due to its size you rarely interfere with other guests and can read or take a nap in peace whenever you like
Bo resort has a good restaurant with reasonable prices in comparison to other resorts (we took some trips because we'd read about the other ones and wanted to see whether we had missed out on anything) but it's still much cheaper to eat out - you'll also find an awesome vietnamese restaurant (sakura) within walking distance if you want to have some variety.
The service is good most of the time and most of the staff speaks english more or less fluently. When we checked out, we had some trouble with the hotel's manager, because he wasn't really interested in giving us insight into the numbers on his hand written bill (2% extra fee for not paying with credit card) but the owners of the resort are really friendly and helpful and so the check-out hassle didn't spoil our over all service impression. We were given a discount, because the bungalow we initally had rented wasn't available at check in and whenever we had any questions the owners helped us out and answered all of them. (e.g. with booking hiking or canoeing trips through the rainforest, restaurant recommendations and they even taught us how to ride a scooter).
Bo resort is located pretty remotely on the island's western coast and it takes you about 15-20min to reach the "city centre" by cab. So on the one hand you'll find beautiful nature, a lovely beach and an absolutely peacful atmosphere without any disturbance by traffic, tourists or any other kinds of distracitons but on the other hand it'll cost you about 8€ each way to go out at night to other restaurants and bars. This applies ony, if you're not able to ride a scooter. If you are, you can rent one for a day for less than the cost of one cab ride, explore the island and move freely back and forth from the resort. You can rent them directly from the hotel's reception and the friendly owners of the hotel will provide you with directions and recommendations for day trips and particularly beautiful places you shouldn't miss out on.
After all we really enjoyed our trip and would always do it again (even for two full weeks) and would fully recommend bo resort to anyone who's looking for a relaxing vacation without a full party shedule or a specific need for a luxurious accomodation.
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- Also Known As:
- Bo Hotel Phu Quoc Island