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My boyfriend and I booked 4 nights at the end of our 2 week holiday travelling around Vietnam, at the Mango Bay resort with a view to relaxing and as a base to explore the rest of the island. Reception - we arrived late at night and were keen to quickly drop our bags and find a restaurant and bar. The reception area was disappointing (we later learnt a new one is being built) although the staff were even more so. We found the locals we had met during our travels of Vietnam to be incredibly friendly and generally could not do enough to help us. The staff on reception at MB were the opposite and could not give us any recommendations for a restaurant and a bar other than the one in the resort. We explored on our own. Accommodation - this takes some adjustment for your average city dweller. We shared our bungalow with many geckos (one was c.60cm long), spiders, many mosquitos, centipedes and a grass snake. Our first bungalow offered was infested with mosquito nests in the roof although the manager was quick to move us upon request. This is telling of the age of some of the bungalows - the second bungalow we were given was one of the newer models although the construct still allows all manner of wildlife to enter. Activities - some water sport equipment was offered on site which we made full use of on the first day. By the second day we were keen to get out and about and explore although the staff again were fairly unhelpful in helping us to organise. Their only suggestion was a taxi tour of the north or the south of the island although both involved significant stints in the car. MB's location is fairly remote and more suited to those that are looking for a slow paced or sedentary stay. Food - the food was by far the best element of our stay. Although there is the option of 1 restaurant (although another is being built) we enjoyed every meal we ate there. There is an excellent selection of food from a variety of cuisine types and a good varied wine / cocktail list. The staff in the restaurant were much friendlier than those at reception. Suggestions for improvement- - some of the bungalows need an upgrade - a "Head of Activities" - 24 hour reception staff and better staff hospitality training in some instances - a phone in each room so reception / restaurant can be contacted - improved electrical backup (we waited 10 mins in the dark one night after a power cut) - better communication upon arrival of the wildlife likely to be encountered and how to deal with this
We stayed for a couple days and it was fantastic. The room we had was really an independent house among the trees, with comfortable furniture and really simple decoration. The hotel offered activities such as yoga, kite making... the food was fantastic and the beach is private so not many people were there. Highly recommended.
A very good resort on the beach side. The only problem is there is no phone or mini bar in the room, an ice box is provided in the room for cooling the bottles. You have to purchase ice for the ice box. On the roof of the rooms there are large tyco gecko are living. If you are ready to live with them then it is a very good resort. The staff are very very good and the service is also very good. The private beach is very good and clean. Open bath rooms are very good give us a new feeling. Food at the restaurant is very good but costly. Some construction is going on there so in the day time there are lot of noise and trucks are always on the private road. Not to much light in the night. They will provide a torch for the use. If you stay more than three days they will provide you an airport free drop. My special thanks to all the staff in the resort for such a good service provided.
Wow what a stay! I honestly couldn't recommend Mango Bay enough. We were picked up at the airport by Mango Bay and brought straight to resort. All staff from start to finish were absolutely incredible and so friendly. I would particularly like to point out Kite from the activities centre. His smile was infectious, every time we passed him he was so welcoming and friendly. We were shown to our beautiful bungalow, the rooms are simple and refreshing and perfect for relaxing. The outdoor bathroom and shower were amazing too. We visited in late August and the resort was calm and tranquil. We done Tai Chai and yoga on the ocean front which were both so relaxing and well taught. You can also have a massage in an hut overlooking the ocean, lounge on beach chairs or do activities from the activities centre. You might also spot some of the local wild life around the resort! The food was very good - particularly the breakfast (you don't want to miss that!). We booked a tour of the island with reception which was great, it was a private driver who drove just the two of us around the island. You have the option of doing either a visit to the North or South of the island. If you are visiting Phu Quoc I highly recommend staying at the Mango Bay Resort.
We stayed there for 2 nights, we absolutely love the urban detoxing. The sound of the ocean, open bath, living in a wilderness was refreshing. The staff were very helpful and friendly. We appreciate their approach of eco friendliness. Though sleeping under a net was a bit suffocating for me, but that will save you from getting bitten. The beach is well kept and plenty of other activities. Overall it was breathtakingly beautiful and relaxing.
Eco resort located right on the beach, very nice and helpful staff, great breakfast and good restaurant, though prices are high for Vietnam standards. Yoga and taichi classes, bikes and snorkeling material are offered for free, as well as volley balls and other beach material. Each room has anti mosquitos spray available, beach towels and a beach bag. The private beach is well taken care of, but there are lots of litter if you walk outside the hotel property.
I visited mango bay in early August with my sister. We booked to stay there for 4 nights after the resort was recommended to me by a friend. When we arrived, the staff were very friendly and welcoming. The cabin was well appointed and beautifully decorated. However, what we didn’t know before arriving was that there are no proper windows on the cabins- the only thing separating you from the elements are open wooden shutters with gaps of about 4cm between the slats, leaving you very open to the elements. The food in the restaurant was nice, the breakfast was great and I couldn’t recommend the massages in the spa more. However, a bad storm hit on our second day and this seemed to encourage an array of wildlife to shelter in our hut- including a snake, a number of large geckos and a huge spider. We were terrified and didn’t sleep at all. We didn’t feel comfortable staying another night so we left after 2 nights. I’m sure this wouldn’t be as much of an issue in fine weather but I think it’s important to know that it’s a possibility before booking, it should be made a lot clearer by the resort.
My friend and I stayed at Mango Bay in the rainy month of September. It’s a gorgeous resort with lush landscaping, cute villas and a wonderful outdoor bathroom (we had a bonus frog visitor too). Even though snorkelling was out of the question, we found plenty to do. The breakfasts at the resort are terrific. And the one dinner we had was also very impressive (the sun set included). I like how the promise of eco-tourism was actually practiced: jugs of water instead of bottles, cool boxes instead of mini bars. However, I wasn’t so good with the heat (I repurposed the cool packs from the cool box each night by wrapping it in a towel and using it as a pillow).
Mango Bar Resort is an incredibly eco conscious resort. The staff are happy and kind, the grounds are luscious and well cared for, and there is magical beach in each direction. Even in the windy low season (with the odd downpoor and thunderstorm), I was in complete comfort in this location. Their dedication to eliminating single-use plastic is refreshing and inspiring. They supply filtered water rather than plastic bottled water, which I particularly appreciated after staying at a number of other places around Phu Quoc that only had plastic bottled water available as the only safe drinking option. Ensure that you spend a few extra dollars and book into a bungalow. I booked a Superior Seaview Veranda Double Room, which initially was perfect, until the guests staying in the room next door arrived. There is no noise cancellation between the rooms, and you can hear everything within the room next door. It was a shame, as the room, bed, semi outdoor bathroom and the incredible veranda with hammock were very satisfying for the price prior to this. I did mention my concern about the noise bleed to staff but they were at lost at how to assist. The food is amazing, although lunch/dinner is a little on the expensive side for Phu Quoc. If you're on a budget, make the most of the incredible breakfast options and then dine at one of the resorts nearby for other meals.
Huts scattered alongside the coastline - set back and somewhat higher to ensure a good sea-view. Loungers and hammocks. Two beaches. Two beach-houses (one being enlarged and restored at this very moment - which doesn’t create any issues). Food to die for. And best of all - friendly staff! Would love to come here again!
Located 1.3 mi (2 km) from Ong Lang Beach, Mango Bay Resort is within a 15-minute drive of other popular attractions like Phu Quoc Night Market. This 44-room, 3.5-star resort welcomes guests with 2 restaurants, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.
Enjoy the ocean views at On The Rocks Restaurant, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.
Mango Bay Resort's 44 rooms provide ceiling fans and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Bathrooms have free toiletries and slippers.
Guests of Mango Bay Resort enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a business center. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for VND 450000 per room roundtrip. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a terrace, laundry facilities, and a garden.