French hospitality group AccorHotels recently opened its latest luxury island resort, Premier Village Phu Quoc. Nestled in the forested Ong Doi cape of Vietnam’s largest island, the serene hideaway off the coast of Cambodia straddles white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters.
Comprising 217 villas, each one is two storeys tall, with up to four bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchenette and a spacious living and dining area. But what also sets it apart is that each villa has its own private swimming pool, most of them overlooking the Gulf of Thailand.
Being AccorHotels’ third resort on the island, it is a 30-minute drive from the airport, accessible via a 50-minute flight from Ho Chi Minh City or a two-hour flight from Hanoi. Dubbed the Pearl Island, Phu Quoc is best known for its lush mountains and tropical jungles, which are popular among hiking aficionados and adventurers. With more than half of the island designated the Phu Quoc National Park, the relatively unspoilt nature makes it a true gem. Nearby is the Hon Thom Island, which is connected to An Thoi town via a scenic 8km cable car ride experience.