going to vietnam,anyone have any tips on phu quoc ie best area to stay for beaching,bars and walking distance to a few restaurants?
going in april2010 should we book online or wait till we get there.
It shouldn't be too busy if you wait until you get there, but it's easy to book online. You can get a nice room for around US$35. I stayed at the Charm Resort in December and had a lovely time. We were a bit back from the beach, so maybe Google a few bungalows along the beach area on Dong Duong? The Trip Advisor website is excellent for recommendations and contact details for hotels.
Phu Quoc is generally a quiet island. There are lots of little restaurants and bars around in the Dong Duong area, but if you want along the beach there are bars scattered around. Near the Charm Resort there is a fantastic little restaurant where I had the most amazing fish dish ever called the Oasis Restaurant and Bar. A bit further down there is an open bar that's got a great atmosphere.
Just a tip – be careful if you decide to hire a motorbike. My fiancé and I thought it would be a good idea until we had an accident and got scammed out of US$200. We were badly injured and spent four days on the island stuck in our hotel room ordering room service and watching 30 Rock reruns :( about 8 years ago
Budget Hotels in Phu Quoc
Amigos Guest house, 118/10 Trang Hun Dao, Long Beach (next to La Veranda), ☎ 0917 707 456 (speak to Speedy).
Lang Toi, Sao Beach, ☎ +84 773 972 123. There are only two hostels in the most beautiful beach
Luxury hotels in Phu Quoc
Mango Bay Resort, Ong Lang Beach: A wonderfully peaceful resort spread between the sea on one side and a forest preserve on the other, about 10 kilometers north of Duong Dong town
Eden Resort Phu Quoc is located on Western side of island, just down Tran Hung Doa Rd, about 3 kilometers south of Duong Dong and the island's airport.
_Hip Hop, Pop, and Rock music, and enjoy their cocktail bar.
_YNGAN Cafe & Karaoke Bar on Nguyen Trung Truc after Hung Vuong has a night club in the premises.
_Rainbow Bar - on Long Beach, past Saigon Phu Quoc Resort, a good social place to catch up for a drink, and maybe talk about diving;
Restaurants: Tropicana Resort Restaurant With Cuisine:Seafood, Vietnamese, Western
Price:< US $10
Address:Resort, on the beach. (77) 847 12
A nice relaxing An Thoi restaurant with a good view of town and the sea. They offer fresh seafood as well as Vietnamese and western dishes as well as variety of cocktails at reasonable prices
Book Phu Quoc tour online at www.yourlocalbooking.com about 4 years ago