Best Family Friendly Hotels & Resorts in Phu Quoc

By: Angee the Diva

Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam has long been a romantic destination for couples or a relaxing retreat for people wishing to get away from the chaos of the big city. However, with the increase in flights to the island, new hotels and more investment in infrastructure, Phu Quoc is quickly becoming a coveted destination for family friendly travel as well.

When looking for the best hotel for families in Phu Quoc, you need to consider a number of factors, including comfortable and spacious accommodation, activities for kids and adults, appropriate food options for all ages, and a welcoming staff. With all this in mind, we outline our picks for the best family friendly hotels and resorts in Phu Quoc.

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Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc

Đường Bào, Phú Quốc; +84 93 292 9496

For those looking to have a fun and carefree family friendly holiday in Phu Quoc, head to the Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc. Whether you decide to stay in the resort’s comfortable suites or the expansive villas, a full range of amenities for adults and children, a fantastic beach location and stellar views await.

The Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc is a wonderland for kids. What family friendly holiday is complete a swim in the sunshine? The resort has two shallow kids pools, a lovely regular swimming pool, and a wonderful, meandering lagoon pool (the longest in Vietnam) that traverses the length of the property. Take a lazy ride on one of their complimentary floaties and soak in the sun and water.

When seeking a more active time for young family members, perhaps the kids would like to spend the afternoon running around their outdoor playground. You can also take the children to the beach for a fun day of swimming, kayaking, and boogie boarding.

When parents need a getaway, send the kids to the resort’s colourful Nemo Kids’ Club with friendly staff on hand, while the parents enjoy a visit to the spa or the CView Sky Bar. These spaces are just for adults, so parents get a chance to relax while the youngsters are having their fun.

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For all the family together, parents can sip on a cocktail in the swim-up bar at the Oasis Pool Bar while the young ones splash in the adjacent children’s swimming pool. Have a delicious meal at the same venue before or after your dip in the water. There’s really something for everyone to have a brilliant family vacation at Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc.

Most Unique Feature: The resort has a “Kids Stay Free” policy. Up to two children (under 16) can stay for free in the room with their parents, when using the existing bedding. They also get to have breakfast for free daily. This can really help families maximize the value of their holiday.

Intercontinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort

Bãi Trường, Phú Quốc ; +84 297 397 8888

For luxury travelers with kids in tow, Intercontinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort is a no-brainer. The property is set on a beautiful stretch of white sandy Long Beach about 15 minutes from Phu Quoc’s central area. As per Intercontinental’s high standards, they have pulled out all the stops to ensure everyone in the family has a great stay.

Kids can spend hours in the massive kids’ room, complete with books, computers, toys, and a caring staff who are ready to play with your little ones. There are planned activities for tots to teens from 8:00am to 5:00pm daily.

Right next to the kids’ room is a fanciful pool with a waterslide and water play structure. Parents can also take a break in the comfortable loungers while keeping a watchful eye on their young ones in the shallow kids’ pool.

Take a moment to explore the family friendly aspects of the property with the complimentary bikes in a range of sizes for the entire family. Be sure to head down to the beach and take advantage of snorkeling, boogie boards, and kayaks free of charge. Or perhaps burn up some energy with a game of beach volleyball or football. A stay at the Intercontinental Phu Quoc Long can surely be action packed or totally relaxed for the whole family.

Best Family Friendly Hotels & Resorts in Phu QuocImage source: Intercontinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort

Most Unique Feature: The Intercontinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort has a movie theatre that is free of charge for all guests. The movies vary from kid-friendly animation to blockbuster hits, so this is a great place to entertain older kids and teens as well.

Mango Bay Resort

Cửa Dương, Phú Quốc; +84 297 398 1693

If your idea of a family friendly holiday is a bit more rustic, natural and unplugged, then Mango Bay Resort Phu Quoc is a great choice. The bungalows and villas are seamlessly placed into the natural landscape of the area, making it feel almost like luxury camping.

The focal point of Mango Bay Resort Phu Quoc is definitely the beautiful beachfront at Ong Lang Beach. Families can enjoy activities like badminton, volleyball, beach ball, cricket, kite flying, and sand castle building - all free of charge. For a fee, snorkeling the protected reef, kayaking, and canoeing are also available. Be sure to take note of the conservation efforts of the resort to preserve the reef for future visits.

Best Family Friendly Hotels & Resorts in Phu QuocImage source: Mango Bay Resort

Most Unique Feature: The beach bar is the ultimate casual spot for families who don’t want to worry about their children being “seen but not heard”. Parents can lounge on the beach deck while children are fully visible as they play in the volleyball court or on the sand. There is also a good selection of board games available for older kids and parents to partake in together.

La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc - MGallery by Sofitel

Trần Hưng Đạo Street, Phú Quốc; +84 297 398 2988

La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc is a beautiful boutique resort in the epicentre of Phu Quoc’s Duong Dong Town. Though the resort wraps guests in pure elegance, it’s still a great place for family friendly travelers. The rooms are comfortable and spacious enough for families, and there are a host of activities on the property to enjoy.

Older kids will enjoy table tennis in the game room as well as kayaking and body boarding on the beach. Children of all ages can spend time in the kids’ room with a selection of lego and games, plus they can enjoy playing field games like giant checkers and tic-tac-toe on the grass.

The pool is a fantastic lounging area for the whole family. You can even have an epic game of hide and seek while meandering through the garden pathways that traverse the property.

Best Family Friendly Hotels & Resorts in Phu QuocImage source: La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc

Most Unique Feature: The staff at La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc take care of guests of all ages equally. Kids will find just-right-size slippers and robes in the rooms. At night, watch their little eyes sparkle when they find monogrammed cookies and milk before bed. It’s the little touches that will make all members of the family feel special.

Fusion Resort

Hamlet 4, Vũng Bầu Beach, Cửa Cạn, Phú Quốc; +84 297 369 0000

Fusion Resort Phu Quoc is a private and personal wellness oasis on the northern coast of Phu Quoc Island. With top notch service and a beautifully appointed property, families on holiday can release all of their worries and cares.

The hub of your family friendly holiday in Phu Quoc is your choice of expansive villas separated by high walls throughout the property. Though there are 130 villas, the property never feels overcrowded. Guests have the option of villas (from one to five bedrooms) with all of the amenities of home, each complete with comfortable beds, lounge areas and a private pool. And with Fusion Resort’s “Breakfast Anytime, Anywhere” policy, families can have their meals served in the villa, at the main pool, or just about anywhere else they fancy.

Guests can explore and travel from villa to venues in the property by cart service provided by the resort. Families should be sure to visit the Kids’ Room, which is unique in that activities are both scheduled and on demand. The room is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm, however parents can request for children to stay longer or hire a babysitter for extra time away from the little ones.

Fusion Resort Phu Quoc has plenty of options for older kids too, like complimentary beach volleyball and river kayaking with a guide. Guests can also borrow a bike free of charge to explore the private bicycle trail down the beach and through the jungle, also with a guide if required.

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Fusion Resort Phu Quoc definitely hasn’t forgotten about the parents either. Included in each booking, guests receive complimentary luxury spa services for each night’s stay per person. Parents can rest assured that their children are well taken care of in the Kid’s Room while they take a break to recharge with one of over 30 treatments at the spa.

Most Unique Feature: Upon check in, each booking is assigned a Fusionista - a private butler, concierge, and human Google all in one. Whether you need to know where to take an excursion or where on the property to find the best sunset view, your personal Fusionista is just a call or message away. Fusionistas are available 24 hours a day via your choice of message service and speak any language you are comfortable with.

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa

An Thới Town, Phú Quốc; +84 297 377 9999

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa is a fantastical village set on the south side of Phu Quoc Island. Designed to resemble an 1890s French University, the theme is maintained throughout each of the 234 uniquely decorated rooms and suites. And for families, it is a playland!

Best Family Friendly Hotels & Resorts in Phu QuocImage source: JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa

Across the sprawling JW Marriott Phu Quoc Resort, families can take a dip in one of the three swimming pools or play on the pristine white sand beach. Young guests will enjoy spending time in the expansive kids’ room with ball pit, reading nooks, TV, and endless activities. Perhaps your family would like to partake in some of the fitness activities, like kayaking, biking, and snorkeling or take a run around the regulation running track. Whatever takes your fancy, the JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa is sure to make your family friendly holiday extra special.

Most Unique Feature: Your family vacation can turn into a learning experience with the JW Marriott Phu Quoc’s Flora and Fauna Tour. Learn something new and interesting about endemic and introduced species on the island.

Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island

Trần Hưng Đạo, Phú Quốc; +84 297 399 0011

Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island is another top contender for luxury family-friendly travel. The suites and villas are spacious and comfortable for families. All rooms have the option of two double beds or a massive king-size mattress for families with small children.

Don’t forget to take a dip in the pool. There’s a shallow kids’ pool for very young children and a regular one for everyone else. Beach-goers will be happy to note that the golden sands on the private beach are perfectly clean (no plastic litter here!) and the waves are low.

For the little travellers, the small kids’ club is a fun stop with art projects and age-appropriate movies. Tiny diners will enjoy the kids’ menu in all the restaurants but the real stunner is the daily buffet breakfast. Everything a child could desire: bottles of chocolate milk, freshly made crepes, waffles and pancakes, crispy bacon and juicy sausages, plus an excellent selection of healthy fresh-pressed juices and fruit platters to check the healthy-eating box that all parents attempt to fill.

Best Family Friendly Hotels & Resorts in Phu QuocImage source: Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island

Most Unique Feature: The staff at Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island will send their littlest guests to sleep with sweet dreams with huggable Salinda Phu Quoc stuffed dogs. What a nice and comforting souvenir!

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Welcome to Salinda Resort and Spa

By: City Pass Guide

Welcome to Salinda Resort and Spa

Salinda Resort and Spa is a centrally located five-star luxury resort on Phu Quoc Island.

Salinda Resort and Spa in Phu Quoc Island is incredibly detailed. I mean, you walk around some corner and find a lamp in a style you have not seen before. The piece in itself is just beautiful, but it’s just one small discovery out of hundreds.

There is a well that looks like an overflowing ancient Greek jar; at another point you have a peaceful Zen garden; and there are even handmade clay cups at the spa that contain specially brewed ginger tea that helps your body to relax.

Salinda Clay Cups

The first impression is crucial, so when we arrived at Salinda resort on Phu Quoc Island, we immediately got welcomed by the Guest Relations Manager of Salinda.

His warm smile and friendly, casual conversation, accompanied by a glass of sweet and refreshing iced tea made us feel instantly at home.

When he saw that my colleague is Vietnamese, he switched from English to fluent, confident Vietnamese to welcome Mr. Thoai.

And he was not the only one. Actually one of the main reasons why I enjoyed my stay at Salinda Resort from the very beginning were the friendly smiles and the natural behavior of the staff members. I had conversations with many service members, and all were unobtrusive, relaxed and smiling. You soon get the feeling you’re surrounded by friends.

Salinda Villa

During the check-in formalities, which involved only our passport and ID card, but not us personally, we got a short and informative introduction to the facilities of Salinda. After just a few minutes, we were lead to the room at one of the cozy garden view villas.

You see, there are different rooms and room types at the Salinda resort on Phu Quoc island, starting with the Deluxe Hill View room up to the luxurious Suite Sea View Villa.

You can check the available rooms here.

Night at Salinda

The walk through the relaxing lounge areas of the mango garden towards the villas revealed not only carefully planned green areas and water gardens, but also a beautiful, unobtrusive light design. The thoughtfully placed light sources lit up the path and surroundings just enough to see and create a mystic ambience. The green areas are amazing. Over a hundred different plant species ensure that there are flowers blooming all throughout the year. And since I mentioned the mango garden, yes, during mango season, there are fresh mangos available, as well as bananas and other fruit that just grow on site and are used in the fruit baskets, as well as the Salinda restaurant.

I tried a sim berry one day and it was quite tasty. The white plums were not yet ripe though.

Cozy Cozy Salinda

On the way to the villa, it suddenly struck me: This is the perfect honeymoon location. It is quiet, cozy and simply beautiful. Actually, they keep the area with the villas as adult as possible, so they especially appeal to couples. On your honeymoon - or other romantic vacation to Phu Quoc Island with your partner, you should consider either a garden view or sea view villa.

The sea view villas at the five-star luxury resort are more spacious and follow an ocean theme. Lamps, mirror frames and other decorations are made of mother-of-pearl that blends modern style together with the aura of a mermaid palace.

Salinda Bathroom

The garden view villas are more grounded, woodier and cozier.

Salinda Restroom

Upon entering the room, the warm colors and the placid interior design set me at ease with the world and I suddenly missed my fiancé a lot. The villas at Salinda are really a place for couples.

Salinda Restroom

Silent, private and comfortable.
Natural materials like cotton, rattan and coconut fibres create a warm and cozy atmosphere. And it is again the tasteful lighting that pulls everything together to create an enthralling blend of traditional Asian elements and modern Western amenities.

Later I discovered that every material has been carefully selected for a reason. The sand-colored volcanic rock, that covers the buildings is from a quarry in Da Nang. It does not collect the heat from the sun, so the landscape garden stays cool and comfortable, even in the afternoon.

The Accoya wood that makes up a part of the exterior is free of chemical residues and adds to the healthy and relaxing atmosphere at Salinda Resort. The windows and spacious glass doors that let in the daylight are imports from Germany and soundproof, to grant you an undisturbed night’s sleep.

On the table we found a nice fruit basket, some of the fruits like the mango and the bananas right from the trees outside, and a hand-signed welcome note from the Guest Relations Manager.

The first and most important thing to check was of course the Wi-Fi. At the moment, the entirety of Vietnam suffered from unbearable slow internet connectivity.

Not Salinda. It was fast, as they promised. The Wi-Fi is connected with the Smart TV set, which also functions as an information center, like a list of attractions on Phu Quoc Island, information about the resort, or the menu for in-room dining.

Salinda Wines

The next thing to check was the selection of drinks and teas, and it did not fail to impress me. The fridge was well stocked with Pellegrino mineral water, soft drinks, fruit juice, coconut juice and beers. There was a selection of different tea bags, packaged and branded by Salinda. White and brown sugar, a tasteful tea pot with two cups, cashew nuts and other snacks you might desire without calling the 24-hour room service.

Many hotels and resorts in Vietnam use Lipton, and those of my readers who follow my blogs about traveling in Asia already know my opinion about Lipton and that it’s not very high. To keep it polite.

Salinda Resort and Spa uses Ahmad tea in the villas and Ronnefeldt in the excellent restaurant that is located below the villas. They also plan on upgrading the tea selection in the near future, so guests can look forward to high quality teas at the five-star luxury resort on Phu Quoc Island.

The house bar contains a selection of spirits: Jägermeister, cognac, vodka, gin, rum and two sorts of whiskey.

It was time to refresh and have a nice shower after the hustle and bustle at the airports. The bathroom contained everything one might desire. The dispensers for shampoo, bath gel, conditioner and lotion were made of ceramic and especially crafted to fit the interior. The shampoo smelled of natural lemongrass and I could finally relax.

Well, not really, it was almost nine in the evening and we haven’t had dinner yet. Since food and restaurant business is one of my great joys, I was already extremely curious what they would serve at the restaurant of Salinda resort, the five-star luxury resort and spa on Phu Quoc Island.

Two more things I need to mention here:

First, the swimming pool is awesome. They use a technology that involves salt for water treatment, which ensures that the water is clean and good for your skin. Swimming in this pool is a bliss!

Second, the souvenir shop. You will ask, what’s so special about a shop that I have to write about it? Well… All the items in Salinda’s boutique are of highest quality. You can purchase hand-crafted clay cups like the ones they use in the spa or the tea sets used in the villas. Phu Quoc Ridgeback plushies make an excellent gift for kids and the beautiful patchwork blankets are from Mekong Quilts. They even offer original artwork, painted by Nguyen Van Manh, a Vietnamese impressionist.

Complete relaxation at Salinda Spa

At the Salinda Spa, which is fortunately open to visitors from the outside and not reserved to the guests of Salinda resort only, you can find traditional and modern forms of treatment for body and soul that leave you totally relaxed and rejuvenated.

The spa is managed by Guru Spa, and when I entered the area, I was welcomed by a refreshing bouquet of scents and friendly staff.

You start relaxing as soon as you enter, and as a starter on your replenishing journey, you get a handmade clay cup filled with delicious, cold tea that releases muscle tension.

Salinda Spa

Now that’s an excellent beginning, don’t you think?

You get pampered with a blend of traditional Vietnamese and Thai philosophy. Every room is themed in its own unique way, from the steam bath that opens up your skin to absorb the natural oils and herb essences, to the traditional Thai massage room, where mattresses are placed on the polished wooden floor. There is even space for couples to enjoy the balancing atmosphere of Salinda Spa together with one of their couple packages.

Salinda Spa Treatment

The treatments at the spa include nearly everything you might know from other high-level spa experiences. Energizing deep-tissue treatments, facial care, scrubs and aromatherapy, foot reflexology and soothing herbal body wraps.

The spa rooms are simply beautiful and, like the whole Salinda resort, blends traditional Oriental elements together with the modern amenities of a five-star luxury resort.

If you are curios about Salinda Spa, check out current promotions here.

In my opinion, Salinda is the perfect location for your honeymoon. The rooms are great, but the villas are absolutely stunning. Everything is so detailed and carefully designed to relax body and mind. The restaurant, which is also open to “outsiders”, offers the most delicious picks out of the Vietnamese, Italian and Indian cuisines, and the spa is the ultimate experience of tranquility.

More about Phu Quoc Island

While you are enjoying your stay at Salinda Resort, you may also want to take a look at the beautiful Phu Quoc Island and the many attractions there.


Best Luxury Resorts on Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

By: Stuart Miller

Phu Quoc island has seen a rapid rise to become one of Vietnam’s most popular vacation destinations and a rising star amongst Southeast Asia’s finest islands. It’s easy to see why - if you’re looking for some of the best beaches in Vietnam, alongside beautiful nature, delicious seafood, fresh ocean breezes and gorgeous sunsets, then Phu Quoc should be your first port of call when travelling to Vietnam. Phu Quoc attracts visitors of all types and the ‘Pearl Island’ also offers plentiful attractions and activities.

In recent years, the dramatic increase in Phu Quoc’s luxury accommodation options has meant that discerning travellers are now spoilt for choice when selecting a top class resort on the island. To prepare for your next stunning beach vacation, read on and discover some of the very best luxury 5-star resorts on Phu Quoc island, Vietnam.

Best Luxury Resorts Phu QuocImage source: Premier Village Phu Quoc Resort

Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc

www.bwpremier-sonaseaphuquoc.com
Duong Bao, Phu Quoc
Tel: +84 297 3546 666 | Email: reservation@bwpremier-sonaseaphuquoc.com

Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc is one of the newest luxury beach resorts on the island. Located around 10 minutes south of the airport and overlooking a lovely beachfront along Phu Quoc’s gorgeous western coast, this thoughtfully designed resort boasts excellent options for any traveller, from romantic couples and families, to business people travelling to Vietnam.

Best Luxury Resorts Phu QuocImage source: Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc

Enjoy accommodation from modern guestrooms and comfortable suites to stunning three-to-five bedroom villas with their own private pools, all with quality furnishings and luxurious amenities. For families with younger children, there is a brilliant deal where two kids (under 16) can stay for free in their parents’ room, including the daily buffet breakfast.

Best Luxury Resorts Phu QuocImage source: Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc

A fine variety of delicious international and Vietnamese cuisine is served at the resort’s Essence Restaurant and Oasis Pool Bar (with swim-up bar), and you mustn’t miss the stunning sunset views across the island and ocean with refreshing cocktails and delectable food at the romantic rooftop CView Sky Bar.

In addition to the two main pools and two kids’ pools, Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc resort offers fun beach activities, the tranquil Thala spa, Nemo kids’ club, complimentary bicycles, modern fitness centre, free airport transfer, and excellent business and meeting facilities.

What’s special?

Best Western Sonasea Phu Quoc’s magnificent lagoon pool is Vietnam’s longest. At 300 metres, it is the gorgeous centrepiece of the resort for you to relax and float around in true luxury and enjoy one of the best accommodation options in Phu Quoc.

Fusion Resort Phu Quoc

www.fusionresorts.com/fusionresortphuquoc
Hamlet 4, Vung Bau Beach, Cua Can, Phu Quoc
Tel: +84 297 3690 000 | Email: reservations.frpq@fusionresorts.com

This peaceful spa resort is a perfect getaway to experience the height in personalised luxury in Phu Quoc island. Upon arrival, you will be assigned your very own “Fusionista”—an attentive point of contact (read: butler) for all your needs during your stay.

Best Luxury Resorts Phu QuocImage source: Fusion Resort Phu Quoc

Fusion Resort Phu Quoc is an all-villa resort with each one of the stunning villas enjoying highest quality furnishings, a private garden and its own pool for secluded relaxation. Pick from beachfront or riverside views to complete your getaway amongst Phu Quoc’s nature.

As an “all-spa inclusive” resort, Fusion Resort Phu Quoc uniquely offers guests complimentary treatments per night’s stay at its fully equipped spa and wellness facility, certainly one of the best on the island. The extensive spa menu helps you find the perfect route to relax and reinvigorate while enjoying this luxury resort in northwestern Phu Quoc.

Other facilities include an oceanfront infinity pool, tennis court, fun kids’ club, beach games and a multi-purpose room for meetings or weddings. Families can enjoy an active time together exploring Phu Quoc with the chance to ride bicycles along a well planned cycling route.

Whenever your appetite calls, Fusion Resort Phu Quoc offers outstanding culinary options. Dine in style in your villa, at the spacious Secret Garden or the seafood-inspired, ocean-facing Pezca, or kick back with a refreshing drink at Soul Kitchen. The Beach Bar is the perfect spot for cocktails and a gorgeous sunset with the sand of Fusion’s 2.5km beach at your feet.

Best Luxury Resorts Phu QuocImage source: Fusion Resort Phu Quoc

What’s Special?

Start off your day the right way with the complimentary “Breakfast Anywhere, Anytime” service. Just as it sounds, enjoy a delicious and nutritious breakfast from the comfort of your private villa or garden, across any of Fusion Resort Phu Quoc’s lovely dining venues, or even on the beach!

La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc - MGallery by Sofitel

laverandaresorts.com
Tran Hung Dao Street, Duong Dong Beach, Phu Quoc Island
Tel: +84 (0)297 3982 988 | Email: contact@laverandaresorts.com

Set in a magical French colonial seaside mansion, La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc’s setting evokes posh garden parties and leisurely afternoons spent sipping wine and gazing at the sea from under a wide-brimmed hat. The saltwater swimming pool is surrounded by greenery and winding garden pathways and features a large children’s pool that is the perfect depth for little ones to splash in. The resort is part of AccorHotels group’s exclusive MGallery Heritage Collection.

Best Luxury Resorts Phu QuocImage source: La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc

One of La Veranda’s main draws is its world-class Peppertree restaurant, which is rated as the best restaurant on Phu Quoc island and #4 in all of Vietnam by TripAdvisor (at the time of writing). The restaurant combines the techniques of gourmet French cuisine with the spirit and recipes of a traditional Vietnamese kitchen. La Veranda’s famous breakfast includes crowd favourites like the made-to-order waffle/pancake/crepe bar and fresh smoothies that change daily. Weekly F&B events spice up the evenings with special seafood beach barbecues, complimentary wine tastings and afternoon tea services - all fantastic ways to enjoy the best in food and drink in Phu Quoc.

Each garden or ocean-view deluxe room, suite or villa at La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc has a story to tell. Historically accurate paint colours, furnishings and artwork, as well as personal touches added by the resort’s creator, Madame Catherine, create a personalised feeling in the rooms. Luxury service touches, such as the nightly gifts and handwritten letters at turndown, go above and beyond the typical resort experience.

Best Luxury Resorts Phu QuocImage source: La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc

What’s Special?

La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc will soon become the top destination in Vietnam for health and wellness travellers with the inclusion of its signature Wellness Center due to open in 2019. The center will include spa treatments, day passes and all-inclusive wellness packages combining health-centric food options, meditative activities and classes related to mindfulness for true relaxation and pampering during your Phu Quoc vacation.

Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island

salindaresort.com
Cua Lap Hamlet, Duong To Commune, Phu Quoc Island
Tel: (84-297) 399 0011 | Fax: (84-297) 399 9911 | Email: contact@salindaresort.com

Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island epitomises tropical luxury. The resort is enclosed in a lush landscape featuring more than 100 types of trees and flowers, giving an atmosphere of an enchanted garden complete with butterflies and birds. The greenery goes all the way down to one of the nicest private beaches in Phu Quoc, where mango trees help block strong winds during the rainy season. The best place to truly experience the beauty of Salinda Resort is from the infinity pool where you can gaze out at the calm seas in true luxury. The pool itself is naturally treated with activated carbon and salt without unnecessary chemicals.

Best Luxury Resorts Phu QuocImage source: Salinda Resort Phu Quoc

Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island offers a selection of deluxe rooms, suites and villas. From the private balconies, guests can take in the setting sun as the evening sky is filled with a spectacular array of sunset colours. Premium linens, bathrobes and luxury beauty products make the experience one of pure comfort.

Salinda Resort is also known for its world-class F&B options, rated as some of the best on the island. Namaste India is Salinda’s finest dining option with Chef Liladhar preparing gourmet dishes from his native New Delhi. The atmosphere is all about candlelight, jewel-toned linens and top-notch service. Casa Italiana brings authentic Italy with perfectly prepared pizzas, pasta and wine. Salinda Restaurant showcases a stunning display of Hoi An silk lanterns on an open-air patio. The restaurant serves some of the best traditional Vietnamese cuisine in Phu Quoc during the evening, and an unbelievable breakfast buffet complete with sparkling wine.

Best Luxury Resorts Phu QuocImage source: Salinda Resort Phu Quoc

What’s Special?

From minimum plastic to eco-friendly pesticide and a chemical-free swimming pool, Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island is very much in the leading pack in terms of sustainability and environmental awareness in both Phu Quoc and all of Vietnam.

InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort

www.phuquoc.intercontinental.com
Bai Truong, Duong To, Phu Quoc
Tel: +84 297 3978 888 | Email: Reservations.ICPQ@ihg.com

The InterContinental brand’s reputation is splendidly maintained with this beautiful beachside resort only a short drive from Phu Quoc International Airport. The “InterCon” is a class act throughout, from the comfort of its accommodation and high-class dining options, to its excellence as a family vacation and its wide range of excellent facilities - a true destination resort in Phu Quoc.

Best Luxury Resorts Phu QuocImage source: InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort

From a range of spacious rooms and suites in its resort wings, resident-style accommodation in the Sky Tower, and ocean-view villas, the InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort invites you to live in the lap of luxury with no detail left to chance.

For foodies, the InterCon’s five stylish venues provide fantastic choice, including fresh seafood, Japanese-Viet fusion, classic Italian and beachside barbecue on Phu Quoc’s western coast.

Facilities feature four swimming pools (including one separate kids’ play pool), 24-hour fitness centre, large kids’ club, a range of daily activities for all, wedding ceremony planning and indoor event/business venues. The soothing lagoon setting of the spa is perfect for re-energising your body and soul after a day exploring the resort or Phu Quoc island.

The expansive InterCon resort benefits from superior quality decor and impressive attention to detail. There is little need for anything other than exploring Phu Quoc’s attractions.

Best Luxury Resorts Phu QuocImage source: InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort

What’s Special?

INK 360 is the breathtaking sky bar at Intercontinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort. In fact, it is the highest sky bar in Phu Quoc and the place to survey spectacular sunset views with exquisite craft cocktails, accompanied by sundown beats and party tunes.

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa

www.jwmarriottphuquocresort.com
Kem Beach, An Thoi, Phu Quoc
Tel: +84 297 3779 999 | Email: mhrs.pqcjw.reservations@marriotthotels.com

Previously a 19th-century French university, the JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa retains a classic design alongside all the 5-star comforts and modern conveniences you could need for your beachside vacation in Phu Quoc. This majestic resort features a wide range of rooms and suites, gorgeous private pool villas, and even an incredible seven-bedroom oceanfront residence with its own infinity pool facing the sea. All accommodation types display a unique character with plush furnishings, high ceilings and bright, spacious layouts.

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As a fantastic family resort in Phu Quoc, there is a huge variety of scheduled daily activities from morning till evening for adults (bike tours, lantern-making and cookery classes) and children (dancing, painting, magic shows and treasure hunts).

More laid-back travellers can take it easy at the three beautiful swimming pools or enjoy a dip in the ocean and the JW Marriott’s private beach. Enjoy deeper relaxation by indulging in the soothing class of the Chanterelle Spa.

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The JW Marriott Phu Quoc features its very own walking street, Hoi An-style, where guests can wander around at their own leisure. Here, you can peruse the classy selection of shops, visit the spa, or dine at the resort’s several F&B venues, featuring fantastic views of the island with options of fresh seafood and French cuisine, tasty tapas and signature cocktails.

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What’s Special?

The JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa seems almost like a fairytale village, with its colourful building facades and mini castle-like structures that offer a fantasy-style vacation in beautiful Phu Quoc.

Nam Nghi Phu Quoc

www.namnghiresort.com
Hamlet 4, Cua Can Commune, Phu Quoc
Tel: +84 297 3891 234 | Email: booking@namnghiresort.com

If you’re looking for a secluded resort to escape in luxury in Phu Quoc, there are few better options than Nam Nghi. Set in a private location on the north-west coast of Phu Quoc, this gorgeous resort will surround you with lush greenery, breathtaking views, natural wooden architecture and stellar service.

If you prefer a spacious villa, there is the option for ocean view or a tranquil private garden view. All accommodation is tastefully designed with luxurious touches and natural materials used with sustainable design in mind to help preserve Phu Quoc’s inherent beauty.

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Nam Nghi Phu Quoc is around 30 minutes’ drive from the island’s main Duong Dong town but a free shuttle bus service is provided. In the peace and quiet of this hideaway resort, there are plenty of facilities and activities to enjoy. Sunbathe on the lovely private beach, take a dip in the ocean or the beautiful pool, go kayaking or snorkelling, use the well-equipped gym or indulge in a treatment at the restful spa.

When you’re hungry, Nam Nghi Phu Quoc resort doesn’t disappoint with its top quality offerings, from the excellent breakfast buffet to exquisite cuisine at the fine-dining TreeHouse Restaurant.

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What’s Special?

Nam Nghi Phu Quoc’s very own private island offers a delightful little beach and the exclusive Rock Island Club bar—a sublime spot to take in a spectacular sunset with a refreshing cocktail.

Premier Village Phu Quoc Resort

www.premiervillage-phuquoc.com
Ong Doi Cape, An Thoi, Phu Quoc
Tel: +84 297 3546 666 | Email: HB2R4@accor.com

Nestled at the south-eastern tip of Phu Quoc, the 5-star pool villa resort of Premier Village is draped over a large expanse of natural beauty, where guests, families or larger groups can enjoy true seclusion and luxury.

Each one of the Premier Village’s stunningly designed pool villas includes a private infinity pool, generous living areas, and elegant, modern decor with plentiful natural light from the floor-to-ceiling glass doors and panels.

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Premier Village’s extensive facilities include numerous bright turquoise swimming pools and a white sandy beach with loungers and hammocks, as well as kayaks and paddle boards for active guests. Beyond the pools and beach, children will be entertained by the fun kids’ club and bicycles to offer a great family vacation in Phu Quoc. The resort’s spa offers a huge treatment menu for soothing relaxation. Situated on the side of an ocean view hill, it is also a great place for amazing sunset views.

Whether it’s the excellent international and Vietnamese cuisine at The Market restaurant or the fresh Mediterranean menu at Corallo, Premier Village offers delicious culinary options for all. Enjoy a swim and a drink at the Pool Bar or savour the self-explanatory Sunset Lounge’s location with a delightful drink.

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What’s Special?

If you choose a beachfront villa at Premier Village Phu Quoc Resort, be sure to take advantage of the private chef barbecue service just for your group—perfect for celebrating your special island vacation in mouthwatering style.

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Top Business Travel at Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc

By: Alex Gordillo

Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc is a top class 5-star resort that is perfect for MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) tourism and business travel in Vietnam. Phu Quoc island, also known as Vietnam’s “Pearl Island,” continues to grow into one of Southeast Asia’s leading destinations for travellers of all walks of life and is a fantastic choice for companies and organisations looking for a luxurious location for their business travel needs.

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Located on the marvellous western coast of Phu Quoc along a private section of Long Beach, the resort is 8 km from Phu Quoc International Airport and is an advantageous destination for both local and international business travellers. Direct flights from Hanoi, Saigon, Seoul, Copenhagen, Oslo, Kuala Lumpur, Moscow, and Guangzhou - to name a few - make it a highly convenient option for your company’s luxury getaway to Vietnam’s most prestigious travel hotspot.

As part of The World’s Largest Hotel Chain® with over 4,200 hotels, the award-winning Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc, overlooking the deep turquoise waters of the Gulf of Thailand, recently received a nod from Dotproperty.com for “Best Landscape Design”, making the resort a wonderful place for business people engaging in MICE tourism in Phu Quoc and Vietnam.

Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc: The Perfect Destination for Business and Incentive Travel in Vietnam

As a seasoned company in the tourism industry, Best Western Premier has decades of experience providing accommodations for incentive travel and this is very well demonstrated at Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc. This tropical location is an upscale resort featuring a warm climate, gorgeous landscapes, and a full array of services that caters brilliantly to business travellers and their families in Phu Quoc.

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Research shows how well-rewarded employees normally work harder and remain loyal to their company for a longer period of time when offered incentive travel opportunities. In fact, the return on investment for businesses investing in incentive travel for employees can yield results as high as 84 percent, according to a study titled “Assessing the Impact of Sales Incentive Programs.”

In order to provide a fantastic, well-rounded experience for business travellers, the CEO Group, through their Sonasea (“Sonata of the Sea”) property, have created a masterfully designed beach resort in a gorgeous location that provides a convenient and comfortable space with top-class amenities, while opening the door to the wonderful island of Phu Quoc.

Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc accomplishes its mission to be a sought-after MICE Tourism destination, in Vietnam and across Southeast Asia, by providing superior accommodation, lavish food and beverage venues, banquet-ready conference and meeting areas, plus the quality front desk, guest, and concierge services that you would expect from a top hotel. A Recreation Team is also on-hand for a variety of team-building activities within the resort and beyond.

Outstanding Conference, Banquet and Team-Building Facilities for Business Travellers at Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc

For large company meetings, training workshops, exhibitions, and dining events, the Duong Dong Conference Center measures 360m² and can host people in a variety of formats: from banquet-style (240 people) and theatre-style (350 people), to classroom (160 people) or boardroom-style (110 people). Featuring high-speed WiFi, comfortable furnishings, and a dedicated hotel coordinator to assist with your event requirements, Best Western Sonasea Phu Quoc will ensure your business travel experience in Vietnam is highly rewarding.

The main conference room can be divided into two separate areas, named An Thoi and Ham Ninh, that measure 245m² and 115m² respectively. Each area can also be accommodated to host a variety of conference and meeting styles to suit your company’s varied needs. Flexibility and a desire to fulfill all your business requirements are key at Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc.

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The business meeting banquet options at the resort are not only convenient and varied, but also delicious. Whether your company wants a comfortable coffee break or a week-long retreat from the office, this pristine resort has you covered. Meals can easily be arranged within the conference area if your business wishes to remain separate from other guests in the hotel.

Coffee break menus all include a selection of Dilmah tea, coffee, mineral water, and a fresh fruit platter, starting at VND95,000 per person, depending on the length of stay. Coffee break menus can also feature a generous assortment of sandwiches, savories, pastries, and juices.

The Banquet and Events team has assembled Half-Day and Full-Day Meeting Packages that also include these coffee breaks to give business travellers well-earned rests between work sessions. Meeting areas are kitted out with pencils and markers, A4 paper pads and flip charts, high quality projectors, and a fully equipped sound system suitable for anything from meeting announcements and presentations, to karaoke parties to blow off steam at the end of a working day!

The Full-day Package includes two coffee breaks and a lunch buffet (or set menu) at Essence Restaurant, which can seat up to 350 guests at any given time. Lunch and/or dinner services are available with four Western and six Vietnamese menu options.

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Mouth-watering culinary offerings, featuring fresh seafood and locally sourced produce, are available at Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc’s different venues including a Beach BBQ & Buffet which can accommodate up to 400 people. Oasis Pool Bar, with its relaxing swim-up bar and the beach nearly within touching distance, can host up to 150 people outdoors and up to 40 people indoors. With a similar capacity plus glorious ocean and island views from up high, the astounding CView Sky Bar is a stunning venue to gather your business groups, while the Ballroom can host up to 200 people with an indoor buffet.

If you choose Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc for a team building opportunity, then activities on the resort’s beautiful stretch of beach will be a highlight of your company’s group experience with plenty of fun in the sun to be had. Games and activities include “Tug of War,” where groups are divided into two teams who take a side of a rope and try to pull it over the line to beat the other team. A game called “Longest” in which each group is divided into three separate subteams by height including tall, middle, and short. Then, members of each subteam lay down on the sand and the longest team wins. Other bonding activities include “Treasure Hunt,” the “Human Knot,” and “Powder Transfer”, as well as plenty of chances for splashing in the ocean and other fun ways for your company’s employees to enjoy their time together.

Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc Offers High Quality Accommodation for MICE Tourism in Phu Quoc

The Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc beach resort boasts 550 guest rooms and suites as well as 16 beachside villas, ranging from 35m² Deluxe Rooms to the highly coveted 280m² Presidential Villa. Guests staying in suites and villas will have access to a variety of business-friendly conveniences and amenities. For example, the hotel is one of a very small number of resorts that have dry cleaning services on the island. Although the resort’s scale is grand, with a capacity to host over 1,500 adult guests at any given time, each guestroom shows admirable attention to detail for all business and incentive travellers coming to Phu Quoc.

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Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc seeks to raise the bar for business travel in Vietnam by providing luxury level hospitality for all guest rooms, not just some. The enjoyable comforts that can be found in all rooms include privately furnished balconies with garden, mountainside or sea views, kitchenette and minibar, Queen or King size beds with plush bedding (washed in-house), overhead adjustable rain showers; and classy furnishings that include a sofa bed and dining table. In addition, guests can expect:

- 24-hour in-room service

- 43-inch screen flat TVs, and plastic-free luxury amenities that feature locally sourced, natural ingredients such as coffee and lemongrass infused soaps.

- Extended In-Room Dining and Late Night menus

- Yukatas (Japanese-style robes) and slippers, perfectly suitable for the warm climate of the island

- Central comfort lighting system

- Dialing Code Index for international calls

- Laundry, Dry Cleaning, and Pressing same-day service is available with express options and can be done as quickly as two hours for an additional fee.

In addition to the above, the Executive Deluxe rooms come with a convenient writing desk while 100 Suites have impeccable bathtubs that offer a great opportunity to relax after a day’s business meetings or company team-building.

Well worth mentioning are the Deluxe Villas at Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc, which come with three bedrooms and have their own living areas, perfect for business travellers bringing their families to enjoy this top notch beachside resort. Luxury villas offer extra space for groups or families and come with additional features such as en-suite bathtubs, private terrace with swimming pools and a sea view or beach front, separate kitchens with island seating, and a living room and dining room that can comfortably accommodate up to ten people.

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Venues

The Lagoon, which is the longest lagoon pool in Vietnam, is one of the headline features of the resort. This mesmerizing 300-metre body of water is lined by shady palm trees, sun loungers, and a moving current that flows all the way from the main building down to the beachside Oasis Pool Bar and beach area.

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Opportunities to relax, have a snack, or have a complete hearty meal are available in their various F&B venues - the CView Sky Bar, Essence Restaurant, and Oasis Pool Bar. The seaweed-themed Thala Spa offers a variety of services, including Jacuzzi VIP rooms as well as manicure and pedicure services for guests wanting to be pampered. Business travelers with children will have many comforts at this family-friendly resort, including a Nemo Kids Club with scheduled activities, babysitting services, playground, and The Lagoon - the longest pool in Vietnam, as well as two kids’ pools.

The fully equipped, state-of-the art Fitness Center is open from 6am until 10pm and includes private lessons, plus scheduled group classes including Tai Chi, yoga, and Mindful Breathing meditation for beginners as well as advanced practitioners. Each guest will also receive a schedule of recreational activities for adults that includes basic Vietnamese language classes, water sports, arts and crafts, and other outside group activities.

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Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc’s Front Desk, Guest, and Concierge Services For Business Travellers in Vietnam

Keeping true to the Best Western Premier brand, exceptional service is the name of the game. Front Desk Guest, and Concierge services are both varied and expansive to cater for all the needs of a business traveller. These services include:

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- Airport transfer, car and motorbike parking, plus airport and downtown shuttle bus services

- Complimentary Wifi service throughout the resort

- Front lobby is equipped with computers for guests to use 24/7

- Fax and Photocopy services are available 24/7

- Airline reservations, flight modifications and confirmations, as well as airport transfer services

- Complimentary bicycles for local individual escapes or group tours

- Concierge services are available from 8am-10pm

- Courier Service - International door-to-door delivery services are available

- Currency Exchange is available at the Front Desk and can exchange into Vietnamese Dong (to exchange from Vietnamese Dong into a different currency, transportation will be arranged to a local service)

- Information about local religious services will be provided, including access to two Catholic Churches, as well as information about Buddhist pagodas throughout the island.

Group Excursions to Phu Quoc National Park and Beyond

As one of the island’s top beach resorts, Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc aims to provide complete comfort and convenience to MICE and business travellers coming to Vietnam. However, guests are encouraged to approach the island as their oyster and take advantage of the many offerings in Phu Quoc.

Front Desk and Concierge services are readily available to help your company organize the company trip of a lifetime, in partnership with CEO Travel. Whether individual travellers want to adventure around or companies want to organize group outings and team building excursions, Phu Quoc island is a great place to explore!

With an annual temperature of 27℃ (81℉), this 28 island archipelago, which measures 594km², offers many opportunities for individuals and groups alike. A growing nightlife scene as well as a variety of local and Western-style restaurants, a vibrant Night Market, a fishing village, boat tours, and a variety of natural life excursions, speak to the varied experiences that can be had in the paradise that is Phu Quoc island.

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Whether you are curious about the translucent waters and fresh ocean breeze or desire a closer look at the spectacular marine life available through diving and snorkelling activities, the island does not fall short of things to do.

For example, Phu Quoc National Park, considered a national treasure as a UNESCO designated site and part of the Kien Giang Biosphere Reserve, covers almost 50 percent of the island and offers a wide range of ecotourism activities. These include trekking and hiking, as well as water sports like kayaking.

Divided into four park zones, this magnificent location offers a unique opportunity to connect with nature while respectfully admiring wildlife that includes a fascinatingly wide range of animal species. Is it any wonder that Phu Quoc island is quickly becoming one of Asia’s leading destinations for business travellers who also want to enjoy a beautiful landscape and plenty of attractions?

Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc is proud to offer MICE Tourism and Business Travel comforts in a superb 5-star resort location that is sure to captivate the hearts of guests who will already be planning their next visit. With upscale hospitality comes the convenience of conference rooms and banquets, team-building fun activities, mesmerizing local group excursions, and a variety of stand-alone venues to keep guests and visitors satisfied throughout their stay. Choose Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc for all your business travel needs while in Vietnam’s Pearl Island and have a wonderful and fruitful time with your company or organisation.

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Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc & Sustainable Tourism

By: Alex Gordillo

Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc not only focuses on setting the standard for comfort and exceptional service, but also leads the trend for sustainable tourism.Best Western Premier Sonasea wants to be Phu Quoc’s first plastic-free resort. As The World’s Largest Hotel Chain®, with over 4,200 hotels worldwide and over 70 years in the hospitality industry, Best Western Premier takes pride in making upscale hospitality a sustainable and successful business model. With Green Hotel Design and development prototypes that use locally-sourced products in order to boost the local economy, Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc seeks to be an eco-friendly and socially responsible resort.

Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc

Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc is familiar with the challenges facing this pristine island that makes part of an ecologically diverse 28-island archipelago in Vietnam. As such, the resort has planned in advance with sustainable measures in an effort to be a leading, positive influence on the island, rather than a neutral one.

When it comes to sustainable tourism, the three main challenges facing Phu Quoc island are: leveraging green practices against the rapid growth in the tourism industry; lack of available and qualified local residents to take on jobs in the hospitality sector; and waste management throughout the island.

Aspiring to be the first plastic-free resort in Phu Quoc and the leading example of a Green Resort on the island, Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc’s key areas of focus are:

1) Partnership and collaboration with local and national authorities to advance eco-tourism and environmentally conscious practices and awareness in the hospitality sector

2) Economic workforce development with an emphasis on benefits for local residents

3) Reduction and management of waste as well as reduction in the usage of valuable resources while maximizing efficiency.

Top Tourist Destination Means Increased Social Responsibility

Vietnam was named “Asia’s Leading Destination” at the 2018 World Travel Awards in Hong Kong. Furthermore, Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) representatives recently participated in the 39th International Tourism Fair (FITUR) in Madrid, Spain in January of 2019.

It’s clear that Vietnam has become internationally known as a highly desirable tourist destination. As such, a commitment to eco-friendly initiatives and sustainable tourism is paramount in Phu Quoc island’s development, as one of Vietnam’s top three tourist destinations. With an added focus on attracting tourists comes corporate and social responsibility.

Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc is proud to partner with local and national authorities and support Kien Giang province’s eco-friendly initiatives to make Phu Quoc island the number one tourist destination in Vietnam. In 2017, local authorities opened a Waste Treatment Plant in Bai Bon. While Phu Quoc island does not yet have a recycling plant, there are plans for the construction of a new waste treatment plant in the near future. Best Western Premier Sonasea is keeping abreast of these initiatives and taking full part in them wherever possible.

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Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc and Local Workforce Development

Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc takes pride in its commitment to improving the lives of all employees and contracted workers. Whether they are local residents, from other parts of Vietnam or international staff, under the leadership of The CEO Group, this outstanding beach resort has provided work for 1,795 builders from four different construction companies (Hoa Binh, Alliance, Serifico, and Nem).

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The hotel’s fully operational workforce will include 420 employees from over a dozen provinces across Vietnam, including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, Danang, Vung Tau, An Giang, and of course, Kien Giang province. The international staff hails from countries such as France, Japan, Australia, Ireland, and India.

While providing desirable jobs, Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc offers training for the development of local residents as well as the local business sector. With new investment comes a new network of partners, developers, and local entrepreneurs. Establishing supply chains of locally sourced products and agriculture, along with improved import and export infrastructure, helps Phu Quoc’s economy to thrive in the short-term as well as the long-term.

Employees Are Well Taken Care Of At Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc

Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc realises that employee benefits packages need to be competitive and responsive to the needs of all of its great staff. Employee Benefits include free meals and accommodation, as well as three types of insurance: social, unemployment, and health. In addition, there is personal accident insurance for all employees, plus private health insurance for those travelling overseas.

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For employees that come from other provinces in Vietnam, relocation costs are covered and the hotel also provides a return ticket as an added convenience for those visiting their families. Staff are offered bonus allowances during special events such as birthdays, weddings, and Best Employee awards, while also treating employees’ families to discounted stays and other perks.

Taking employee retention seriously, Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc aims to provide working conditions that emphasise teamwork, professional development, and self-improvement. All employees receive assistance in creating their own Personal Development Career Plan which provides them with mandatory and supplementary training opportunities and incentives, along with clear paths towards promotion.

The staff’s General Training and Orientation includes 11 modules on safety, hospitality, customer service, brand awareness and plenty of hands-on technical training. With team-spirited support, the company values mean that employees are trained not just on how to deliver great service, but also the reasoning behind the methods.

Whether the focus is on how to document a guest complaint or on best practices for food hygiene, BWP Sonasea Phu Quoc believes that quality training involves analytical thinking by employees. Further, by creating mentorship opportunities within the workplace culture, a friendly working environment is created that focuses on caring family values, not just an employer-employee relationship.

Best Western Sonasea Phu Quoc Is An Eco-Friendly Beach Resort with a Proactive Approach to being Plastic-Free

Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc operates under the belief that more is not necessarily better. As such, the resort’s sustainable practices send a clear message of awareness and conviction to its guests. Capital investments in the management of waste is championed through a dynamic approach in the reduction of plastic throughout the resort. An emphasis on local sourcing of ingredients and products, such as pepper, fish sauce, seaweed and bamboo, helps create a sustainable destination for both local visitors and guests from around the world.

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Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc’s aim to maximize the comfort of guests while keeping balance with environmentally conscious practices means that its rooms are almost 100% plastic free. With the exception of water bottles and basic amenities, there is a strict policy on plastic use that is positioning this hotel to become Phu Quoc’s first 100% plastic-free resort.

Each room comes with a standard offering of two Dental Kits, a Vanity Kit, a Sanitary Bag, and the resort’s signature soap, while other plastic amenities (such as combs, shower caps, and shaving kits) are available upon request to reduce single-use waste. This sends a message to our guests that “less is more” and that the best in comfort is not about quantity but about quality. Creating awareness takes time but, by taking incremental steps to provide quality, sustainable accommodation, BWP Sonasea is clearly stating its position on the environment for all to see.

The upscale room amenities are proof that Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc is focused on the details. Following a green policy for the laundering of sheets and towels, the process is done in-house with the aim to reduce emissions. In addition, all nail files are wooden, not plastic, while the exclusive soap is palm-free and cut in a traditional non-factory brick-cut. Handmade, the soap is made from locally sourced lemongrass and recycled coffee as an exfoliating feature.

Vanity Kits and all dry amenities have cardboard packaging, including soaps, toothbrushes, and earplugs. Instead of providing guests with single-use plastic bottles, resin dispensers are filled on a daily basis from large 20-litre containers that provide guests with shampoo, conditioner, body wash and body lotion.This means that Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc saves four plastic containers per room per day. At full capacity, that amounts to a saving of over 2,200 plastic bottles per day or more than 803,000 bottles per year!

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Other plastic reduction features include non-plastic ear plugs and straws - both made from locally-sourced bamboo. There are no plastic bags in the resort and it provides reusable woven beach bags to guests while the staff make use of paper bags for all operations. In addition, Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc has a polystyrene-free agreement with local food delivery companies, which it is hoped that other resorts and hotels will follow, creating a positive ripple effect that will be felt across the island.

Waste Management and Reduction at Best Western Sonasea Phu Quoc

Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc has regular garbage collection throughout the resort and regular sorting of aluminum cans, cardboard paper, and plastic bottles - all of which are recycled.

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Food

Biowaste from food is collected in the kitchens and used for pig farming, while cooking oil is recycled and the collection of grease must be placed in grease bins. There are upcoming plans for a vegetable garden that will be used for food composting and, as and added benefit, for enhancing the ingredients available for seasonal fine-dining.

Electricity

BWP Sonasea keeps the use of electricity to as reasonable a limit as possible with energy-efficient LED light-bulbs installed throughout the resort and managed on a strict schedule. All guest rooms contain air conditioning systems which feature an automatic turn-off cooling system that turns off automatically if the balcony or a window is opened. Additionally, high quality insulation of the hot water and AC networks throughout the main building are in place in order to minimize heat loss.

Water Usage

A new sewage treatment plant was recently built with a number of chambers in the ground which will put water through a filtration system containing sand and charcoal to help filter the water to then be used for irrigation. Water regulation technology includes low-flush / high-flush options throughout the resort along with water regulators in bathtubs that reduce water usage without affecting speed or pressure for the maximum enjoyment.

Furthermore, a sprinkler system in the ground gardens as well as the balcony gardens on each floor is set to water plants at night in order to maximize water use. Finally, there is the use of recycled water, also known as “grey water”, for irrigation, gardening, and watering. Rainwater is collected from villas to enhance the resort’s irrigation system.

Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc is proud to embrace environmentally conscious business development principles to the finest of details. This can be seen through strategic partnerships and local workforce development, the use of locally-sourced products, as well as dramatic reductions in plastic use, waste management, and resource reduction practices. All of this hard work, points clearly to Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc as an industry-leading resort in eco-friendly hospitality and sustainable tourism in Phu Quoc.

Image source: Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc - by Mervin Lee


Best Western Premier Sonasea, the Best Family Friendly Resort in Phu Quoc

By: Angee the Diva

Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc is a brand new resort fronting a beautiful stretch of beach in the Sonasea complex area. No matter what time of day, the Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc is a premier family friendly resort with a host of options for a comfortable, relaxing and fun stay on Phu Quoc Island.

Bed Time at Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc

One of the most unique things about a stay at the Best Western Premier Sonasea is their “Kids Stay Free” policy. In every room, up to two children under the age of 16 can stay free of charge as long as they use the existing bedding. Additionally, the children get to enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet each day during their stay. This special feature allows families to truly maximize the value of their vacation at this family friendly resort in Phu Quoc.

The entire range of accommodation at Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc is consistently comfortable, sleek and spacious. Featuring several classes of rooms, including suites and villas, this is an especially attractive family friendly resort. Each of the expansive and modern family suites boasts a balcony with a view of either the calming ocean or lush mountains of Phu Quoc's Western coast. Guests will enjoy a cozy night’s sleep with plush bedding in either the king or twin bed suites. All rooms are also furnished with a chaise lounge that children could comfortably use for sleeping, with extra bedding provided by the resort, if required.

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The two to five bedroom villas are like a home away from home. Sprawling across two floors, guests can enjoy space and privacy that isn’t available in a traditional hotel room. Each villa includes a full kitchen, relaxing living area and well-appointed bedrooms. In addition, all villas come with their own private pool for swimming anytime of the day or night. For longer stays and multi-family travel, the level of comfort in a villa is second to none.

The family suites and villas at Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc include a kitchenette with a state-of-the-art cooking hob, microwave, and mini fridge that families can use to prepare meals. With a quick call to the operator, housekeeping will gladly bring a complete set of kitchen materials for use in the room. Please note that the use of the kitchen incurs a cleaning fee, and cooking of malodorous food (durian, seafood, etc.) is prohibited to ensure the comfort of all guests.

Family Pool Time with Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc

Upon walking through the double doors from the beautiful lobby, guests are dazzled by the expansive pool and glistening lagoon that traverse the length of the property. In the main pool, there is a shallow kids’ pool on the right side and a deeper pool on the left, separated by a partition. The stylish lagoon pool, which meanders down the centre of the property between the villas, is a fun and fanciful feature. Two-person floaties, giant inflatables, pool rings, and long lounge inflatables can be borrowed from the activity desk free of charge for use in any of the pools for enjoyment with all the family.

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Near the end of the lagoon, parents can enjoy a drink at the Oasis Pool Bar swim-up bar while the young ones splash in the shallow kids pool nearby. Guests will relish the opportunity to capture gorgeous family photos from the picturesque walkways down the midline of the pool and lagoon.

Another incredible feature of this family friendly resort in Phu Quoc is the aqua aerobics classes for adults and kids. Why not spend some time getting fit as a family in a fun way? Families can have a blast in the pools every day from 6:00am to 8:00pm.

Beach Time for All the Family at Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc

The powdery sand beach fronting the Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc welcomes visitors of all ages with warm waters and calm seas. Families with even the youngest of children can relish a carefree day of fun in the ocean. This proximity to the ocean is another feature that makes this hotel a great choice for a holiday with kids in Vietnam.

To promote safety, there is a roped area for swimming, life jackets are provided for adults and children, and the floaties are available for use in the ocean as well. Please note that there is no lifeguard on duty, however in the event of an emergency, the beach attendants are available to call for help.

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In fact, the delightful beach attendants are available all day to provide guests with sturdy lounge chairs and shady umbrellas to keep guests cool from the tropical sun. They also are on hand to help guests enjoy all of the complimentary services on offer beachside at the Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc. If older kids are feeling a bit adventurous, they are sure to love the free use of kayaks.

Take a break from the water and enjoy a leisurely ride around the property of the spacious resort on bicycles available for use free of charge. Perhaps a fanciful photo opportunity is in order on the beach side swings. Just ask one of the accommodating staff to snap a pic or two.

Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc Offers Fun Play Time For Kids

If your children are craving more play time during your family vacation in Phu Quoc, perhaps a visit to the colourful kids’ activity room, named Nemo’s, is just what’s needed. Parents can stay in Nemo’s Kids Club with their children, or jovial attendants are on hand to keep a watchful eye on the younger guests. As an additional service, the attendants will help occupy the children for hours with a variety of games and activities suitable for toddlers to young adolescents. The delightfully bright playroom is outfitted with tot-sized tables, chairs and toddler play equipment, as well as cushy safety mats - just right for energetic youngsters. Nemo’s Kids Club is open from 8:00am to 5:00pm daily and offers the perfect place for children to enjoy a fun-packed stay in Phu Quoc.

Adjacent to the main pool is a larger outdoor play area suitable for children to socialise and a grassy area for them to run wild and free. With a play structure, mini carousel and swing set, this is a great option for kids to burn off some energy in the sunshine.

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Delicious Mealtimes For Kids with Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc

Besides the “Kids Stay Free” buffet breakfast, children are welcomed in both restaurants for lunch and dinner as well. The restaurants at the Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc have a child-friendly menu that includes comfort foods like french fries and fried chicken, as well as healthier options. Encourage the little ones to sit at the cute kid-sized tables and parents can enjoy a quiet meal to themselves.

Parent Time at Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc

A family friendly holiday in Phu Quoc isn’t complete without a little time and space away from the little ones for the parents. There are two main areas in the Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc that are strictly for adults. When parents need a bit of a break to relax, they can book one of the highly qualified babysitters, for an additional fee, to wrangle the kids for a few hours.

Perhaps some time at the spa is just what the doctor ordered. Massage away your worries and scrub away your cares in the full service spa on the property. After a few hours of relaxation, parents will be energized and ready to tackle all the chaos of parenting.

Alternatively, parents can enjoy the calming energy of the beautiful sunsets of Phu Quoc from the vantage point of the CView Rooftop Bar. The stress of the day will melt away as guests enjoy signature cocktails and light snacks in this romantic and serene spot.

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When travelling with a group of loved ones, a family friendly resort can make all the difference in a highly enjoyable vacation for guests with children. Whether you are an energetic family looking for a holiday filled with activities, or parents wanting to destress while the children are happily occupied, a stay at the Best Western Premier Sonasea is a fantastic family friendly resort in Phu Quoc well worth considering.

Image source: Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc - by Mervin Lee

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