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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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!
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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.
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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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