This rustic-style eco-resort is among the finest we’ve had the pleasure of visiting and certainly has lots to shout about. While the resort is undoubtedly not the place for gadget-lovers or the amenities-hungry, the team at Mango Bay deliver 'the basics' to perfection, in the process creating the ideal getaway for clients looking to escape the digital world.
There are a range of huts and bungalows to choose from, most of which feature open-air bathrooms and remain fairly open to the elements throughout. There’s something for every budget, with the seaview plantation bungalows being particular favourites of ours. The terrace restaurant serves exceptional Vietnamese and Western fusion cuisine in a relaxed, social atmosphere. The resort also boasts a superb butterfly and endangered species garden, a beach bar, water sports facilities and a wellness centre. Just bring your own book...
Mango Bay occupies a stretch of rugged Phu Quoc coastline, away from the hustle and bustle of the town and 40 minutes from the airport - just far enough to retain that island escape feel.
Spa & yoga
Paddle boarding & kayaking
One of my favourite hotels in all Vietnam. You can't help but fall in love with the place.
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While the thought of no air-con, access to TV or other mod cons may seem a little scary, when you arrive at Mango Bay it's almost a sense of relief. An opportunity to really cut yourself off from the world and enjoy some much needed R&R without modern disturbances. Feel the stress rolling off your shoulders and let mother nature in (through your open air bathroom!) as a sense of calm and tranquillity washes over you…
While there’s not a pool to occupy the kids, there are ample activities to keep everyone entertained and involved, from learning gardening techniques to making underwater discoveries, and even giving kite flying a go, leaving you plenty of time to finally finish that book you’ve been wanting to read. The superior seaview family bungalow is ideal for a restful evening with the kids after a busy day of exploring. Family holidays can sometimes seem challenging but Mango Bay makes it seem effortless.
Start your morning feeling zen with a beach yoga session and you’ll be ready to take on the island activities for the day (even if that’s nothing more strenuous than a long-awaited date with a sunlounger!). Don your flippers and discover the tropical fish and coral living in the clear waters, or if you’re more comfortable with your head above the water, paddle your way around on a kayak or paddleboard breathing in the warm sea air. Learn about local life on the island and join a tour further afield to visit the city and local markets - perhaps even try your hand at some squid-fishing.
Set on 1km of deserted beach, amongst 20 hectares of wild gardens and protected forest, Mango Bay has the perfect setting for sustainability. Their commitment to energy conservation goes a step further than most, with no mod cons such as TV or air-con and solar power to heat the water.