Airy, upscale rooms; lovely spas; and restaurants with panoramic sea views (and free breakfasts!) are all on offer at Phu Quoc Island’s most luxurious hotels.
Several factors contribute to Salinda Resort's top-luxury status: there are two excellent restaurants (including one with panoramic sunset views), a beautiful stretch of beach, and a gorgeous infinity pool with a whirlpool. Rooms are large and airy, with upscale decor and amenities, free Wi-Fi, and great bathrooms with rain showers. The hotel's focus on relaxation makes it popular with couples, but it also offers plenty of options for families, including a cute kids’ club, a kiddy pool, and babysitting services. Chen Sea Villas offers a hotel experience that is equally luxurious, but more intimate (with 36 villas to Salinda's 121 rooms) and slightly more expensive. The two hotels present comparable luxury, but we gave Salinda the edge over Chen Sea because of its superior spa (Salinda's luxe spa is one of the best around).
This is for those who want to get away from it all. Chen Sea Resort & Spa is located on a secluded beach a 20-minute drive from the hustle and bustle of central Duong Dong, and its manicured grounds are quiet and relaxing, with just 36 stylish and beautiful villas set up in four rows along the beach. They all have upscale amenities, great bathrooms with separate rain showers and soaking tubs (some outdoors), and large terraces, many with sea views. Some villas are housed in original traditional houses brought from Hoi An and reassembled on-site. The gorgeous infinity pool is quiet and relaxing, with cushioned loungers, waiter service, and no music. The restaurant serves excellent Italian and Vietnamese cuisine in an open thatched pavilion with a large deck overlooking the sea, while GHE Lounge is popular for sunset drinks. The Chen Sea Resort & Spa has some of the highest rates in Phu Quoc (for good reason), so those seeking something a little cheaper but still in the luxury category may want to consider our first pick, Salinda, which has an excellent spa, a beautiful beach, and great rooms.
Considerably less posh than Salinda and Chen Sea, Mango Bay Resort is a beautiful, rustic-chic pick for those interested in an eco-friendly and off-the-grid -- but still upscale -- experience. Mango Bay has direct access to three beautiful bays, a lovely spa that uses natural products, and 44 gorgeous rooms and villas, all with a low-impact design (no air-conditioning, no TVs, solar-powered hot water, coolers in lieu of minibars). While the focus here is on relaxation, there is plenty to keep guests active, including free yoga and tai-chi classes, free non-motorized water sports, loaner bikes, and free shuttle service to Duong Dong. The restaurant serves excellent Asian cuisine in an open pavilion built directly on the rocks overlooking the sea, and the beach bar is a popular spot for sunset drinks and tapas. Unlike Salinda and Chen Sea, both of which have infinity pools with panoramic sea views, Mango Bay does not have a pool.