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
A traditional-chic beachfront villa at a secluded resort on Phu Quoc Island, with a dinner for longer stays
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?