Many travelers come to Vietnam and decide to go either from South to North or the other way around. In our case, we went from Ho Chi Minh city to Hanoi ad then flew back down to Phu Quoc Island.
Vietnam has numerous places that can be called paradise, but, one that will make you feel like heaven, is definitely Phu Quoc.
Phu Quoc, the largest island in Vietnam, means something different to everybody. Known as KohTrai by the Cambodians, it is also referred to as the ‘Island of 99 mountains’ because of its many sandstone chains, and also ‘The Emerald Island’ for its bountiful natural treasures, but for visitors it’s known simply as paradise.
Exploring Phu Quoc is fun and easy. You could rent a scooter for a day or take a tour in our own vintage jeep to explore the busy fish markets, empty beaches or beautiful forested hills.
In Phu Quoc, there are numerous places where you can stay. Depending on the budget, many travelers come to Phu Quoc and stay in hostels for backpackers. That seemed like a good alternative to keep the budget low.
You also have to consider the places you want to visit. Depending on how many things you want to do, it’s probably best to stay at the center west part of the island, which is where the airport is.
However, we wanted to feel like paradise and to have a taste of Phu Quoc by staying in a nice resort like La Veranda Resort.
A boutique resort on an undiscovered gem of a tropical island off the southern coast of Vietnam, La Veranda Resort is truly one of a kind. The style is denitely Asian, but is redolent of a new old Caribbean villa surrounded by tropical gardens and facing a pristine sandy beach.
Isn’t this paradise???!!
Like most things at La Veranda, the spa is a little different. The spaces are refreshingly bright and airy, and their treatments are designed to refresh, relax, and revitalize. All of the products used in their spa (and in the guest rooms) are 100% natural, and carefully blended to stimulate your senses.
Another of the things we enjoyed the most is our Ocean view Villa with private garden! We ordered room breakfast, and they brought every little piece of food available that day! freshly squeezed juices, omlets, croissants and some vietnamese things I can’t even write hahaha
What else do you look for when you go to a nice resort besides a nice room and a nice pool? Exactly,…food!
La Veranda offers 3 different ambients where to enjoy your meals
The Pepper Tree restaurant is a fusion between Vietnamese and French gourmet cuisine. Fragrant Phu Quôc Pepper and the island’s prized angy fish sauce inspire an artful blend of authentic local and French cuisine – enjoyed with spectacular ocean views.
Don’t forget to taste my favs: Tomato Tartar, Earth Parfums and the Vegetables Roulaf!
Le Jardin, here you can relax in the casual lawn setting or beach deckand indulge in all-day al fresco dining, offering Mediterranean and Western favourites, Vietnamese classics and sumptuous themed buffets.
And the glorious “Le Bar“. A place to enjoy the best cocktails with a nice breeze coming from the ocean and live music from 8 to 10 pm that will pump you up!!
If all this excitement hasn’t get you considering booking a trip to Phu Quoc yet wait to see what activities you can do at La Veranda!
La Veranda offers a guided tour through the island that takes you some amazing scenes like the Fish market! A typical location where all the fish men gather to collect and sell all the fish caught during the day.
After a 4 hour tour, you can do a cooking class at La Veranda with the amazing chef Sin! He will make you discover the best about the Vietnamese cuisine and after that, you’ll taste everything!
We prepared amazing Vietnamese dishes that surprised us a lot!
There are so many different sauces and spices that you can use. But the one I remember the most, is the famous Fish sauce they use for almost everything.
It’s produced in the island, and you can visit their factory as well. Although i recommend you avoid going there if you have a weak stomach 🙂
Not to mention that before you do the cooking class, it’s best if you don’t have a strong breakfast. Chef Sin will feed you till you have to un-button your trousers haha!
It’s time to start talking about the beautiful beaches in Phu Quoc!
At La Veranda you can take a shuttle to the most known beach in Phu Quoc, Bai Sao! This white sand beach is mostly known for an instagrammable spot with a swing, yes, we took the shot also 🙂
This beach is mostly known to have a huge population of starfish under it’s waters. However, we went there during rainy season and we didn’t see any.
La Veranda has it’s private beach also, which we enjoyed drinking cocktails and viewing those amazing sunsets!
Definetly a place to come back! Our days in Phu Quoc seemed to last forever, but days were going by so fast!
Alright folks this was it! What did you think about this hotel?
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