Nestled on the soft white sands of Vietnam’s largest island Vinpearl Phu Quoc is an ideal tropical escape for those who wish to gain the peacefulness of mind and the balance of body and soul. This resort has dominated endless acres of land as well as private access only to guests here on the Northern part of Phu Quoc island. The collection of contemporary rooms and suites, most of them with gorgeous ocean views, provides everything for a romantic getaway or for those looking forward to spending some time with the family. The massive resort also has an area with a total of 340 private villas which I will review in detail. The private villas all come with balconies and private swimming pools, all enhanced with soothing views of the lush tropical gardens and a lake which cocoons the resort of the silvery sands and azure warm waters.
Let’s imagine a quality time at Vinpearl being well spent by indulging in a complimentary morning yoga by the beach, followed by a sunbath next to blue pastel sea umbrellas or pamper one’s self with beach aromatherapy, and then immerse in the crystal clear ocean.
All villas have a sense of French nostalgia when it comes to interior design, it is a place where people can come as a large family and find shelter from the tiredness of their crowded city and leave it behind.
My arrival to Phu Quoc was with a short flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc International Airport. The international airport which was only opened in 2012 will see an expansion coming soon due to the increased popularity of this island. Tui now has direct flights from the UK to Phu Quoc. Outside the airport is a dedicated Vinpearl desk where the staff take care of the complimentary transport. The drive from the airport to the resort takes about 30 minutes.
Surrounded by idyllic beaches and exotic tropical gardens the Vinpearl reception boasts a natural feeling with a large open space and endless teardrop chandeliers. There are various seating areas to take in the views of the beach and gardens. The reception area also where the main resort hotel is housed and the Nemo restaurant where breakfast is served. Outside here is a massive pool area which is next to the beach.
I got transported with an electric buggy to my three-bedroom private villa, some villas have beachfront access and some or on a lake with views across the lake towards the sea.
Three Bedroom Villa
The three-bedroom villa is just massive, a total of 340 m2, I almost felt lost. I and my family were treated with stunning views over the swimming pool and lake. The villa was surrounded by tropical and pristine gardens.
The journey to perfect wellness for me is having my own privacy with views to die for. Listening to the sound of nature to ease stress and help with my inner healing. To be able to take in one of the most amazing sunset’s I have seen in a very long time. A natural private terrace allowed me to relax in a comfortable lounge chair and enjoy a cup of tea whilst reading.
I continue my peace-seeking mission, indulging myself on one of the three massive rooms, sliding into a nice comfy bed for a good night’s sleep. I liked how I was greeted by boxes of chocolates before I went to sleep.
The villa has some cutting edge technology with guests comfort in mind, when I woke up I could turn on the 65″ TV and catch up on the world’s news, this villa came with a total of four 65″ TVs. The rooms are French-inspired with white decor and all rooms have ample space as well as storage. It’s really home away from home experience, or in my case, I wish my home was like this. I liked how each room had its own dedicated working desk too for the children to do their homework or for me to catch up on my work.
Kitchen Dining Area
There is a big focus on open concept within this villa that revolve around the kitchen so everyone can be together. As with any modern design trend, clean and simple styles have become favourites for luxury resorts, with natural light becoming an essential aspect of the overall look and function of the kitchen space. Technology integrated kitchens are becoming more popular as holidaymakers want to experiment with novel technologies. This is one of the biggest trends going into 2018 for luxury villa stays. Not that I was cooking as the Vinpearl resort has an excellent and affordable in-room dining menu. There are three other distinctive dining venues throughout the resort if I chose it.
The lighting fixtures throughout this area and the lounge created a relaxing atmosphere. There was another huge lounge area where I could relax on the French-inspired lounges with pillows and cushions which are very comfortable, this lounge area also has a huge 65″ TV which is great.
The three oversized bathrooms with double sinks and endless amounts of large mirrors make my stay relaxing. The French-inspired decor alongside a separate bath gives it a modern contemporary chic feel. The towels were large and fluffy with plenty of bathroom amenities to make my stay a comfortable one.
Each villa comes with a private swimming pool from where you can see the lake. This is the perfect pool to dip in and cool down and have private time with the family.
Resort Swimming Pool
With a full day of sun and fun with the family, the Vinpearl Phu Quoc Resort has also a massive pool to have fun in. Overlooking the sea it is truly a perfect leisure way for the kids and even me to indulge in. There are security guards on watch at all times which is reassuring as a parent. I opted to swim at the sea to continue my tranquillity and noticed there were several lifeguards on duty here too which is good to have.
The buffet-style breakfast which is served in Nemo restaurant displays its fresh produce and Vietnamese food on large different islands. Vietnam is known for growing amazing cashew nuts and there were sufficient nut varieties to choose by as well. While there were regrettably dishes left untried, I thoroughly satiated and have most definitely gotten a variety of tastes when it came to Vietnamese cuisines. Staying here for a few days allowed me to head out already planning, my next assault on this most decadent of Vietnamese food buffet.
Wellness is not an easy concept to define in 2018. Wellness definitions are as diverse and unique as each individual human being. Luxury Wellness resorts stays are now universal and understood cross-culturally and inter-generational just as the arts, music, dance and love. At Vinpearl Phu Quoc Resort my stay was unique, private and very quiet. The access to the shallow warm beaches and white sands was divine. This was luxury and wellness in excess.
- Room reviewed: Private 3 bedroom villa
- Website: www.vinpearl.com/discovery-3-phu-quoc/
- Phone: (+84) 1900 636 699