We initially booked just for two nights at Freedomland as were a little unsure about the communal dinners for too long at the end of our trip, but after one night we practically begged to be able to extend our stay (despite having already paid for somewhere on long beach)!
The food here really is absolutely incredible, I've never eaten so well before. It was delicious, perfectly cooked and an amazing selection every night. We had five courses per night and it was better than you'd expect from a top restaurant, we spent all day anticipating what we would be served. After night one our reservations about the communal dinners disappeared and we really enjoyed being able to have a quiet (amazing) cocktail at the bar alone, but also a lovely group of people to enjoy dinner with sat under twinkling fairy lights.
The bungalows were great (we had the coconut bungalow to begin with which was my favorite) - they don't have hot water or air con but the fans do the job and the cold shower was no problem at all for us.
We borrowed the free bikes and cycled to Long Beach and realised we weren't missing much there (lots of building work going on) and had made a good decision. The very quiet beach near Freedomland was only a short walk and was better. We also went on the organised boat trip from Freedomland which was fun too and motorbikes with drivers to take us around the island.
The hosts at Freedomland are lovely and make you feel very welcome. I cannot recommend this place enough. It was so relaxing and a place we'll never forget.
Thanks Peter and Rita!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Freedomland Phu Quoc Hotel Phu Quoc Island