The Shells Resort - review by Rusty Compass
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The Shells Resort

| 18 Dec 2015
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The Shells Resort
Ganh Gio Beach, Duong Dong Town, Phu Quoc Island
+84 077 371 8888


Price guide: From around $250US

Our rating
18 Dec 2015

A 33 room luxury resort that opened in 2014 in a striking shell design overlooking Ganh Gio Beach. One of the more expensive properties on the island, it receives more compliments for design and beach setting than service.


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7kms north of Long Beach and Duong Dong Town so it’s a little secluded. You’ll be eating in-resort quite a bit. The beach is picturesque but you’re a cab ride from any other activity.


The Shells is definitely one of the more impressive designs on Phu Quoc Island. The building is spectacular. The rooms are nicely done too. There’s something about a door opening behind a bedhead that strikes me as a tad wrong - but that’s my quirk not theirs I suspect.

All rooms look over the beach with views that vary only with elevation. Lead-in rooms are 70sqm including a generous balcony. Suites are double that size. There’s an impressive pool between the resort and the beach as well as spa.

The Shells is relatively new and at time of writing (December 2015) it still seems to receiving mixed reviews for service - which may be a problem given its pricing and isolation.

Large pool, spa, beachfront, restaurant


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