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Mango Bay Resort Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Secluded beaches, warm turquoise waters, stunning sunsets, idyllic … Mango Bay Resort a beautiful tropical getaway.

Phu Quoc is like Phuket 20 years ago…

When researching for the trip around South East Asia in 2013, I came across an article about the largest Vietnamese island, Phu Quoc, off the south coast of Cambodia in the Gulf of Thailand.  Some travellers have mentioned that Phu Quoc is like Phuket 20 years ago or Koh Samui 10 years ago.  Well, after reading those comments we had to add this to our trip.  We decided on staying at Mango Bay Resort, an eco-friendly, sustainable resort located on the west coast of Phu Quoc. Booking with Mango Bay Resort included a free airport transfer – one less thing to worry about, perfect!

Mango Bay Resort, Phu Quoc, Vietnam – WhodoIdo: Mango Bay Resort is an eco-friendly resort located on Phu Quoc. Bungalows are scattered along the private beach with stunning views of the sea or garden.

Tropical paradise


Mango Bay Resort, Phu Quoc, Vietnam – WhodoIdo: Mango Bay Resort is an eco-friendly resort located on Phu Quoc. Bungalows are scattered along the private beach with stunning views of the sea or garden.

Stunning sunset seen from the beach bar

Accommodation

Mango Bay Resort has 44 rooms and villas dotted along 10km of beachfront land; being there you would think you were the only ones there.

There are quite a few types of accommodation to choose from:

  • Seaview verandah rooms (these are 5 rooms with access to the communal terrace and fab views of the sea)
  • Garden view rammed earthened bungalow
  • Superior seaview fisherman bungalow
  • Deluxe private garden plantation bungalow
  • Deluxe seaview plantation bungalow
  • Superior seaview family bungalow
  • Private bay view villa
  • Deluxe seaview reef house

Staying in the verandah bungalow was a fantastic choice – we didn’t see any other bungalows nearby (maybe due to the fact that the bungalow was located at the far end of the resort!).  Actually we rarely saw people walk past our quaint bungalow.  Opening the wooden doors, the bungalow was bright, minimalistic with a large four poster bed adorned with a fully covered mosquito net.  Who knew that this small bungalow would have a fair amount of space inside.  Appearances can be deceiving!  There’s enough space to hang up your clothes and a safe for your valuables.  A cool box is placed in all the rooms/bungalows instead of a refrigerator so don’t worry, your beers will still be kept cool.

Mango Bay Resort, Phu Quoc, Vietnam – WhodoIdo: Mango Bay Resort is an eco-friendly resort located on Phu Quoc. Bungalows are scattered along the private beach with stunning views of the sea or garden.

Mango Bay Resort Verandah bungalow


Mango Bay Resort, Phu Quoc, Vietnam – WhodoIdo: Mango Bay Resort is an eco-friendly resort located on Phu Quoc. Bungalows are scattered along the private beach with stunning views of the sea or garden.

Four poster bed inside the bungalow


Mango Bay Resort, Phu Quoc, Vietnam – WhodoIdo: Mango Bay Resort is an eco-friendly resort located on Phu Quoc. Bungalows are scattered along the private beach with stunning views of the sea or garden.

Plenty of space to store things away


Mango Bay Resort, Phu Quoc, Vietnam – WhodoIdo: Mango Bay Resort is an eco-friendly resort located on Phu Quoc. Bungalows are scattered along the private beach with stunning views of the sea or garden.

View of the sea from the bungalow


Mango Bay Resort, Phu Quoc, Vietnam – WhodoIdo: Mango Bay Resort is an eco-friendly resort located on Phu Quoc. Bungalows are scattered along the private beach with stunning views of the sea or garden.

Ong Lan beach

We did notice that the walls did not meet the thatched roof, in order to allow natural light to make the bungalow feel bright and airy, and also to allow the natural air circulation  to keep it cool during the summer months.  There was a closed bathroom with a shower and toilet.  Toiletries were provided and there was always plenty of hot water when having a shower.  Ian did mention one evening that I was not alone whilst I showering! There was a huge spider clinging onto the inside of the bathroom door.  Later that evening I found out that it was a huntsman spider (eeek)!  The manager did reassure me that those spiders are harmless (apart from the nasty bite!).  Nevertheless,  I still wanted someone to remove it straight away.  I know, I know, I’m scared of spiders (ha ha)!

Mango Bay Resort, Phu Quoc, Vietnam – WhodoIdo: Mango Bay Resort is an eco-friendly resort located on Phu Quoc. Bungalows are scattered along the private beach with stunning views of the sea or garden.

Free toiletries provided

Wifi was free and even had a router in the bungalow.  Must say the internet was fast!

Restaurant

Phu Quoc is definitely a foodie heaven for seafood lovers!  The resort has both a restaurant and a beach bar.  The restaurant offers Vietnamese and Western style dishes, so plenty of options to satisfy all palates.  Naturally, I was drawn to the Vietnamese style dishes and seafood options, whilst Ian chose the red or green Thai curries served in large bowls – YUMMY!  The menu also included Vietnamese streetfood like pho bo (beef noodle soup), bun cha (barbecued pork with rice noodles) and bun xeoh (yummy savoury style pancakes).  Every evening we enjoyed a cocktail and a complimentary plate of sushi or tapas by the sea, at the beach bar, and watched the sunset.    

Mango Bay Resort, Phu Quoc, Vietnam – WhodoIdo: Mango Bay Resort is an eco-friendly resort located on Phu Quoc. Bungalows are scattered along the private beach with stunning views of the sea or garden.

Free sushi during cocktail hour

Mango Bay Resort, Phu Quoc, Vietnam – WhodoIdo: Mango Bay Resort is an eco-friendly resort located on Phu Quoc. Bungalows are scattered along the private beach with stunning views of the sea or garden.

Fish in a clay pot, rice & morning glory

Breakfast was also served at the beach bar from 6.30am to 10.30am; there was a choice of Eastern and Western style breakfasts which included pho, broken rice with pork, sausages, bacon, scrambled/poached/boiled eggs, cereal, ham & cheese, fresh fruit, pancakes, yoghurt, croissants and a bread basket with butter and various jams.  Quite a few times I enjoyed slurping up the delicious chicken pho.  Breakfasts here were pretty hearty.

If you did fancy venturing out, there was a very good Vietnamese restaurant called Sakura, which was only a short walk from the resort.  Very affordable too.

Getting there

We flew from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) with Vietnam Airlines.  As we were there for the TET festival, we did book our tickets in advance as tickets were selling fast. Other airlines which fly to Phu Quoc include Jetstar and Vietjet Air.

The other option is by ferry from Rach Gia and Ha Tien.  The seas are calm during the dry season (late October to May) and a bit choppy during monsoon season (June to September).

Activities

  • There is an on-site spa overlooking the sea offering various massages, beauty therapies and facials.  Great for unwinding and taking time out.
  • Reception can arrange day trips around the island and snorkelling trips too.
  • Complimentary yoga and Tai Chi classes run everyday at the resort.
Mango Bay Resort, Phu Quoc, Vietnam – WhodoIdo: Mango Bay Resort is an eco-friendly resort located on Phu Quoc. Bungalows are scattered along the private beach with stunning views of the sea or garden.

Private sandy beach


Mango Bay Resort, Phu Quoc, Vietnam – WhodoIdo: Mango Bay Resort is an eco-friendly resort located on Phu Quoc. Bungalows are scattered along the private beach with stunning views of the sea or garden.

How cute is this bungalow!

The entire resort operates as a sustainable or ‘staying green’ environment. It does this by using solar panels to heat the water and provide electricity, using ‘low water use’ toilets and no air conditioning in the rooms but ceiling fans.  When building the bungalows there was minimal tree removal and locally sourced building materials were used.

What I admire with Mango Bay Resort is that they give back to the community by providing free accommodation to their staff and giving four months free English lessons to them during low season.  Such a fabulous concept.

We could see why guests tend to stay at the resort – excellent food, private and quiet, beautiful views from the bungalows, excellent service and friendly staff.  A luxury, idyllic nature resort with unique bungalows offering fantastic sea/garden views, relaxed ambience and a private sandy beach … what’s not to love!

Have you been to Phu Quoc?

 

 

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Mango Bay Resort, Phu Quoc, Vietnam – WhodoIdo: Mango Bay Resort is an eco-friendly resort located on Phu Quoc. Bungalows are scattered along the private beach with stunning views of the sea or garden.
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32 Comments

  • kristelle 13/07/2017 (09:27)

    I’ve been in Vietnam but didn’t get the chance to visit their island. this looks interesting.

    • Lana
      Lana 13/07/2017 (10:42)

      Thanks for your comment!

  • Mehr 13/07/2017 (05:51)

    The view of the sea from one of the bungalows just stole my heart ! Everything looks appealing except the spider, haha 👍

    • Lana
      Lana 13/07/2017 (08:43)

      Thanks for your comment Mehr! Yes the spider did freak me out! 😉

  • DTG 10/07/2017 (20:57)

    OMG the spider would have freaked me out.. Amazing place and I enjoyed reading your post and your photos 🙂

    • Lana
      Lana 10/07/2017 (22:12)

      Now you know how I felt Ha Ha! Thanks for reading x

  • Charity Valenzuela Marces 09/07/2017 (16:58)

    The beach and the food. Vietnam is one of the competitors of my country in terms of tourism and I have to admit you got better food than ours lol.

    • Lana
      Lana 09/07/2017 (17:07)

      Thanks for the comment! We do love our food! LOL 😉

  • Laura 29/06/2017 (15:34)

    Oh what an amazing place!! I would love to visit one day 🙂

    • Lana
      Lana 29/06/2017 (17:06)

      Phu Quoc is beautiful. I hope you do! 🙂

  • Kat 15/06/2017 (15:21)

    I’ve wanted to visit Phu Quoc for years!! This place looks like the perfect place to stay 🙂

    • Lana
      Lana 15/06/2017 (15:32)

      Mango Bay is so affordable and very relaxing! 😉

  • amit 08/06/2017 (13:33)

    This resort looks amazing – I missed Phu Quoc whilst traveling through Vietnam, looks like I missed out something quite special 😀

    • Lana
      Lana 08/06/2017 (15:43)

      Thanks for the comment Amit! Looks like you’ll have to make a return visit to Vietnam! 😉

  • Ajay 05/06/2017 (13:00)

    Looks like a great resort to be in. Perfect write up with all the details. Food looks awesome as well !

    • Lana
      Lana 05/06/2017 (13:38)

      Thanks! Food was very good there and the service was great! 🙂

  • Travelling Dany 01/06/2017 (11:33)

    The water looks awesome and I like places that are less touristy, and more on the wild side. Well aside from spiders, of course. I would’ve been terribly scared!

    • Lana
      Lana 01/06/2017 (13:39)

      Thanks Dany! Warm water, soft sandy beach … perfect place to escape! 🙂

  • Kristine Eva 27/05/2017 (08:12)

    What an amazing resort, I’d want to stay in a bungalow like that. And with food looking soooo delicious, I’m in!

    • Lana
      Lana 27/05/2017 (10:41)

      Thanks Eva! Staying in the bungalow was fab – private and quiet!

  • Lyf&Spice 23/05/2017 (05:14)

    Such a beautiful resort. I was in Vietnam last month, but didn’t manage to cover Phu Quoc. Maybe next time, I should book my stay here. Cheers!!

    • Lana
      Lana 23/05/2017 (12:41)

      Yes definitely stay here when you visit Phu Quoc!

  • Emma 21/05/2017 (03:50)

    Beautiful pictures! Looks like you guys had a wonderful time 🙂

    • Lana
      Lana 21/05/2017 (11:42)

      Thanks Emma! We had a fantastic time there – great way to relax after the hustle and bustle of Saigon 🙂

  • Maša 11/05/2017 (18:39)

    The food looks sooo delicious! Vietnam is high on my wish list and I’ll sure put down those tips and advices! 🙂

    • Lana
      Lana 11/05/2017 (18:51)

      We absolutely loved Vietnam! Plus Phu Quoc is not touristy – great place for a bit of R+R. 🙂

  • Leigh 07/05/2017 (18:13)

    Oh my word, all I can say is that SPIDER! 😐 But the food looks amazing! I still have to do Vietnam 🙂

    • Lana
      Lana 07/05/2017 (18:20)

      I know I still can’t believe the size of that spider! Vietnamese food is so yummy! You’ll love it! 🙂

  • Glen 03/05/2017 (16:50)

    awesome thanks for sharing

    • Lana
      Lana 03/05/2017 (17:57)

      Thanks for the comment Glen 😉

  • Laura 02/05/2017 (22:00)

    This place looks amazing! I’m stunned how much space there is inside that little bungalow. Also, complimentary sushi and cocktails while watching the sunset? Yes please.

    • Lana
      Lana 03/05/2017 (10:44)

      Thanks for your comment! From the outside the bungalow looks fairly small but so spacious inside. Sushi and cocktails … a great way to enjoy watching the sunset 😉

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