Chen Sea Resort & Spa
What We Love
- A beachfront villa at a boutique resort on Vietnam’s most alluring island, with breakfast The resort’s peaceful and laid-back ambience
- Charming villas inspired by the timber houses of Hoi An
- Snorkelling and kayaking off the private sandy bay
What To Know
- All villas and bungalows have sea views
- Enjoy sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, and more—all arranged by the resort
- Free WiFi works well
You could scour the entire length of Vietnam’s coastline and it’s quite possible you wouldn’t find a better beach than those on the comparatively tiny island of Phu Quoc. Located near the border with Cambodia, this white-sand escape has a low-key and relaxed character, with verdant jungle and crystal-clear waters.
The order of the day on Phu Quoc is relaxation – something that comes easy at Chen Sea Resort & Spa. Facing the Gulf of Thailand, the boutique hideaway is tucked into a hidden bay where you can mess around with non-motorised watersports or simply relax on a luxury sun lounger.
Among the highlights are the 36 villas, decked out in traditional timber with tropical outdoor bathrooms. Elsewhere around the resort, there’s an infinity pool with ocean views, a spa with private treatment villas, a Mediterranean-Vietnamese restaurant (the owners are from Italy) and a beachfront bar area dotted with swinging cocoon seats and soft beanbags. It’s natural and understated, and yet you’ll want for nothing. Isn’t that just the way it should be on a paradise island?
How to Get There
We went for 7 days for a beach relaxing holiday in February 2019 and this hotel beat all our expectations. The staff are friendly and helpful (the beach boys run to help you as soon as you try to move a parasol). The food (Vietnamese, Italian, European) is superb. Breakfast had Vietnamese dishes as well as traditional European omelettes, pancakes and eggs. The room is very comfy and fit for beach purposes (we had a Beach villa and I really recommend it- 10 meters to the water! You can hear the ocean from your room which is fansastic). They have variety of sports equipment to use for free, like snorkelling and paddling, and massages are insanely good, at the outside area of spa. Overall our experience was more than great! The only thing is that the villa is not sound proof so if you have loud and obnoxious neighbors, you are stuck.
We definitely want to come back, this hotel deserves 5 stars and is insanely good value for money! Thank you so much!
So pleased we chose Chen Sea Resort for the final 6 nights of our month long holiday in Thailand and Vietnam.
The resort oozes peaceful serenity on it's own private beach.
We stayed in a sea view villa which was one row back from the sea front villas but still with a nice view of the beach from the verandah. Villas could be described as "rustic chic", quiet spacious with a comfy large bed and spacious bathroom.
Very happy with the breakfast offering. Had dinner at the resort restaurant twice and can recommend. On a few evenings we enjoyed sunset cocktails on the jetty. Hotel happily called taxis for us when we dined out at local restaurants. We had lunch a couple of times at the neighbouring "Bamboo" restaurant and loved it for great local food.
Hotel organised a car with tour guide / driver for a great day trip around the island.
What we loved the most was just relaxing around the resort. Spent many hours lazing on the beach and swimming in the clean clear water. A nice touch were the cold fragrant
face towels bought to us each day as we relaxed on the beach.
Whilst a few of the staff seemed to have missed out on charm school, the vast majority were friendly and helpful.
We loved our stay, it was so relaxing and enjoyable. Would love to return someday.
To enjoy our Chinese New Year holiday break we decided to head south to Pho Quoc and enjoy some warmth and relaxation. Boy, did we pick the PERFECT place - Chen Sea Resort. What an absolute wonderful experience! We stayed in an ocean view villa (#110) and it was grand. I could go on and on about every little intricate detail of how great this resort is but it would get redundant. This is a wonderful 5 star place to stay. If we were to return to Pho Quoc (which we will) we would not bother looking at any other resorts or other parts of the island to stay. The Chen Sea Resort has everything one needs to enjoy a trip to Pho Quoc. The one thing that sticks out is the attention to detail when it comes to guest service and the attentiveness that is given each day. Each area of the resort that we interacted with was just fabulous; from the housekeeping services, to the restaurant, to our couples massages, to the bar, to beach side/pool side service everything was first class, 5 star service.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the resort and we would like to personally thank Trang for her attentiveness to making our stay so wonderful and her staff performing their duties in a first class manner.
Find out for yourself, stay here you won't be disappointed.
My husband, four-year old daughter and I just spent 8 days in this fabulous hotel. The hotel is the perfect size (less than 40 rooms) and constructed in bungalows in respect of the natural setting. The hotel has a lovely private beach and stunning infinity pool, both with enough sunbeds for all the hotel guests (no need to wake up early to get a sunbed). There are various water sports one can either do on his own, or together with an instructor. My daughter and husband enjoyed very much the sailing and catamaran lessons provided by Gianni, an incredibly friendly, fun and spontaneous instructor. We ate in the à la carte Ristorante every day. As we live in Hanoi, we do not get fresh sea fish, so we took the advantage of having fish every night. It was delicious: from the fish in banana leaf Hoi An style to the fish in cartoccio or the blacking fish, it was just incredibly excellent. The prices of the fish were reasonable (compared to Italian prices for fish)-about 15 Euro. The restaurant staff is all incredibly cordial and nice. In particular, the head waitress, I believe Tranh (but I am not sure), was always smiling, friendly and ready to accommodate any of our needs, in particular that of our 4-year old. The hotel also has a spa, but we did not try it. All in all this resort is wonderful and it is highly recommended. We hope to return soon!
Chen sea is a tranquil, and beautiful place for relaxation and restoration. Kind considerate staff who always want to do the right thing. Varied and delicious food served any time of day. Comfort and quality in all aspects of the resort. We had s great rest night stay after a very busy 3 week journey through Vietnam and Cambodia and would happy have stayed longer. Many thanks to Eric and his wonderful staff team. A truly magical few days. Rob and Di Pardoe x