Bamboo Cottages Resort - review by Rusty Compass
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Bamboo Cottages Resort

| 18 Dec 2015
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Bamboo Cottages Resort
Vung Bau Bay, Cua Can Village, Phu Quoc Island
+84 77 77 281 0345


Price guide: From around $50

Our rating
18 Dec 2015

Phu Quoc’s only solar powered resort is raising the eco bar on the island - and it’s also a cosy little place to stay right on Vung Bau Beach in the island’s north.

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Vung Bau Beach is at the northern end of Phu Quoc - 30kms from Duong Dong town and  Long Beach. It’s a good spot to get away from everything. You won’t be visiting town often. You’ll be eating at the resort or other nearby properties.


Bamboo Cottages eco credentials were the first thing we spotted about the place. Not only is this the only solar powered resort on the island, it’s also doing its bit to reduce the plastic scourge - serving water in carafes from reusable plastic tanks. Fortunately, it’s also a cosy place to stay on a nice piece of beach.

19 rooms are mixed between a couple of larger cottages 82sqm and 102sqm  that would suit families through to more standard rooms that are a comfortable 36sqm with balconies and a small garden.

The wholly renewable thing means there’s no air-con or in-room mini-bar. The place has friendly communal feel though and is designed around the beachfront common areas.

On rare occasions, they have to ration power and in emergencies there’s a diesel generator that occasionally kicks in.

Bamboo Cottages might be Vietnam’s most environmentally responsible resort but in the distance, visitors get a view of the dominant development style. Vinpearl, a company not known its environmental virtue has a port on Vung Bau beach from which it transports sand, stone and other material to its massive resort project that is already transforming Phu Quoc with golf courses, mega developments and a rumoured casino. For now, it’s not impacting negatively on Bamboo Cottages.

Rusty Compass recommendations are always independent. We recommend the stuff we think is worth knowing about. That’s it. No money changes hands for a listing and hotels and resorts have no say over what we recommend and what we write. We’ve not stayed at Bamboo Cottages but we inspected the place in December 2015.


Mark Bowyer
Mark Bowyer is the founder and publisher of Rusty Compass.
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