We initially booked for 6 nights. They had a special where you book 2 nights and get 1 free.
The resort is set in a rainforest on a slope leading down to the beach. It's lovely and well-maintained. The bungalows are basic, rustic and spartan. That's good and bad. The bathroom is open-air with no hot water. On a steamy day, it's wonderful. In the wet season, it's cold and miserable or you don't shower and stay smelly. The room is clean and there is no AC, just fan-cooled, but that's not bad being so close to the beach and sea breeze.
The Vietnamese staff are very friendly and nice. Always smiling and polite.
The gentleman owner is very helpful, friendly and welcoming.
The lady owner is a little quieter but also nice.
The private beach is well, private but full of rubbish both on the sand and floating in the ocean. I found 5 pieces of broken glass while walking around the water when I called this to their attention, they didn't care and looked at me weirdly because I had picked them up for recycling.
The location is very far away from the town and the conditions of the roads to town are average at best. Only way to town is motorbike and taxi. So if you're like me and my boyfriend who cannot ride, it's just an expensive cab ride to town.
The restaurant/bar was the only we could eat at. We are strict vegetarians and it is entirely my own fault that I didn't look into the menu and realise that they only had a handful of veg options. So, after 3 meals, we'd already tried everything. The food that we ordered was fresh and tasty, but small. Although, it was incredibly disappointing that they had a major lack of fruit, this is during their SUMMER season and there was no mangoes or coconuts on site, despite them boasting that they visit the market daily. There were also many vegetables that were on the menu that were unavailable. But as I later discovered, they were all on sale at the local markets nearby, go figure.
One meal we order a Vietnamese specialty, Morning Glory or Water Spinach/Swamp Cabbage stir-fried with garlic. You can get this at ANY restaurant in Vietnam. It is often the cheapest thing on the menu. When the dish came out, it was small and they only gave us the stems, none of the leaves. Plus it was triple the price as anywhere else I've ordered it Vietnam. Very disappointing.
So, because of the lack of food options and I felt that the food and the bungalow was not deserving of the price tag placed on them, I checked out 3 days early.
We ended up staying in a small hotel in town for a quarter of the price, got to eat at lots of different restaurants and the abundance at the night markets (if you're a seafood lover, this is where you want to go!), plus Long Beach is so much cleaner and more beautiful especially at sunset. Enjoy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quiet and secluded, Bo Resort embraces an eco-lodge concept. There are no televisions or air conditioning and hot water is provided by solar panels. Eighteen simple thatched bungalows, situated in the middle of a tropical garden and set on a hill, offer views of the sea. Bathrooms embody a tropical and open-air style. All bungalows are at least 30-feet apart, ensuring guests absolute privacy. You won’t even see your neighbors from your private balcony. Each bungalow has open windows, ceiling fan and mosquito nets. Guests seeking simple living and relaxation will find Bo Resort the perfect place to stay. The beach at Bo Resort is quiet and sandy and swimming is ideal for families. Other options include boat trips or motorbike rides around the island. The resort provides kayaks and snorkeling gear as well. Guests can also enjoy the most spectacular sunsets in Vietnam from the Beach Bar while sipping delicious cocktails or having a tasty Vietnamese or Western food dinner. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bo Hotel Phu Quoc Island