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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Mango Bay Hotel Phu Quoc Island
- Hotel Mango Bay