Mango Bay Resort, Phu Quoc - review by Rusty Compass
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Mango Bay Resort, Phu Quoc

| 18 Dec 2015

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Mango Bay Resort, Phu Quoc
Ong Lang Beach, Phu Quoc Island
+84 903 382 207

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Price guide: From US$75 - big leap in high season

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18 Dec 2015

Another of Phu Quoc's collection of minimalist properties in a superb setting. Basic but charming bungalows on a vast stretch of rugged coastline.

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Location

On a remote stretch of Ong Lang beach, Mango Bay Resort offers a great getaway that's also remote from the restaurants and other resorts of the island. You’ll likely spend most nights at the resort rather than bothering with the hassle of heading elsewhere.


Design, ambience and people

Mango Bay Resort occupies a vast tract of largely unspoiled rocky coast that boasts a couple of picturesque small coves for swimming. Its low impact bungalows are sparsely set throughout the generous grounds. It’s a genuine escape and all guests have plenty of access to the vast stretch of beautiful, untouched, rocky coastline.

The grounds never feel crowded - but you’ll definitely collide with your fellow guests in the open air restaurant.

Bungalows are humbly fitted out - no air con, phone, TV, mini bar etc. All bungalows have balconies and views.

There's a curious cluster of Vietnamese graves near the northern beach and restaurant that reminds that the land was previously inhabited.

Mango Bay boasts of its eco friendly credentials. In-room power consumption by guests is mandatorily limited by the single electrical appliance - the light. Hot water is solar powered. 

The newest rooms are made of rammed earth which is touted by the owners as both an environmentally sustainable and attractive building material.

The 44 bungalows come in a range of categories - all spartan but tasteful and built with local materials. The lead-in bungalows are 35sqm and all have balconies.

This place should be 100% renewable by now - and we hope it happens soon. Phu Quoc has its first 100% solar resort already (Bamboo Cottages). Mango Bay's the most expensive of the low-impact resorts so hopefully they'll find some cash for this investment soon.

The restaurant’s food and prices are good, though the range of options is limited for those staying longer than a few days. Bo and Chen Sea Resorts are reasonably close by for those needing a menu change but you'll need to be ready to jump on a motorbike or wait 20 minutes for a cab.


 There are some other smaller restaurants just outside too.


Mango Bay Resort Facilities Brief -
Hot water, beautiful beach location though not ideal for swimming. Enormous natural grounds. No TV, air con, refrigeration or pool.
 Internet available at reception area.


Pricing. Basic garden rooms from around 60USD in low season. Seaview and beachfront rooms are more than 100USD and much higher in busy months.

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Rusty Compass recommendations are always independent. We recommend the stuff we think is worth knowing about. We've stayed at Mango Bay many times and always paid our way. No money or anything else changed hands for this recommendation.

Mark Bowyer
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