Privacy and seclusion meet modernity at this elegant beachfront resort on Vietnam’s pristine Phu Quoc island.
Reviewed by: Faye Bradley
Where: Phu Quoc, Vietnam
When: March 2023
A brief overview:
Nestled amidst the pristine shores of Phu Quoc island, Regent Phu Quoc is an enchanting beachfront retreat that promises to transport you to a world of pure indulgence and bliss. With its opulent architecture, resplendent interiors and panoramic ocean views, you’ll never want to leave this luxurious one-stop destination.
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- Privacy and intimacy are paramount. Thus, Regent Phu Quoc is a stunning haven for travellers seeking opulence and tranquillity.
- The resort boasts a range of lavish amenities that make it an ideal destination for those who value comfort and style.
- The rooms at Regent Phu Quoc are spacious and elegantly decorated, featuring high-end furnishings and state-of-the-art technology. From private balconies with stunning sea views to indulgent soaking tubs, each room is designed with relaxation in mind.
- A range of excellent dining outlets. Guests can also indulge in an array of world-class dining options, from the seafood-centric beachfront restaurant to the sophisticated cocktail bar.
- The spa offers a holistic selection of state-of-the-art treatments and spiritual healing therapies. No stone is left unturned. We experienced the Alpha Quartz Sand Cocoon Therapy which was a unique experience using a mix of traditional and modern techniques.
- The sunset cruise yacht. Spend hours out at sea with this world-class experience on board the hotel’s gorgeous catamaran, which includes canapes and one glass of champagne at sundown. There are also day cruises which include activities ilke snorkelling and fishing.
- A mani-pedi at Pedi:Manicure Studio by Bastien Gonzales is a must.
- The beach and swimming pool: water babies can make the most of these all-day facilities, while in between dips, lay back on the hammocks or ultra-comfortable lounge chairs.
- Service is unparalleled. So you can expect every bit of world-class hospitality without the pretentiousness.
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Type: Beachfront resort
Accommodation: Suites and villas only. All accommodations come with private pools. Beach, pool or garden views.
Style: Modern and luxurious but with a barefoot beauty island charm.
Wellness facilities: Daily yoga at the outdoor pavilion, meditation, gym (personal trainer available upon request), mani-pedi studio, and four swimming pools.
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Spa: A grand entrance met with beautiful decor. Treatment rooms are well-equipped with more than ample space.
Nutrition: There are six dining outlets at the property. For contemporary French-Japanese omakase, head to Oku, which serves seasonal delicacies with a focus on fresh produce from local farms. Rice Market (also where you’ll have breakfast) was our favourite, as it serves Vietnamese-Chinese dishes with a fresh take.
Comfort food favourites include bowls of pho, handmade dim sums and larger plates like the Peking duck. Ocean Club has the widest selection of health-conscious dishes.
Guests can tuck into Mediterranean salads and light bites like sushi while gazing over the swimming pool and beach ahead. The Lobby Lounge serves afternoon tea. There are two bars, Fu Bar and the hidden Bar Jade, which both offer refreshing mocktail options too.
Family friendly: The resort is very family friendly. In fact, it has the biggest and most incredible kids club I’ve ever come across. Parents can drop their kids off (or join them) at the enormous interactive playground, which features everything from an indoor cinema and games like colouring, and slides to dress-up. Families can also rent out bikes and scooters to explore the island. Other activities also include table tennis and badminton to beach volleyball. Babysitting services are in the works.
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Price: Starting from around US$400 per night.
All images courtesy of Regent Phu Quoc.