Kien Giang

  • Idyllic surrounds

    Idyllic surrounds

    Once visiting Hon Son Island, you’ll always want to return to immerse yourself in the poetic scenery of coconut groves and white sandy beaches while nibbling on delicious seafood...

  • Tranquil vibe

    Tranquil vibe

    Located on Tran Hung Dao Street in Duong Dong town, along Dinh Cau Beach, the Phu Quoc Ocean Pearl Hotel provides a romantic and tranquil vibe on the perimeter of the CBD.

  • Nam Nghi Phu Quoc Island:  The new untouched beauty

    Nam Nghi Phu Quoc Island: The new untouched beauty

    Blessed with crystalline waters, pristine beaches and lush trees, Nam Nghi Phu Quoc Island is a prime retreat for those seeking a peaceful connection with nature.

  • Academic narrative

    Academic narrative

    Famed architect Bill Bensley spins a tale of a bygone era at the stunning JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay.

  • Shield from harm

    Shield from harm

    Development abounds on Phu Quoc island but more care is need to ensure the environment does not suffer as a result.

 

Out & About

  • Down by the beach

    Down by the beach

    Rory’s Beach Bar is the best bar on Phu Quoc Island, local residents and visitors agree. With a concept of a ship for a bar and cute snail-shaped lights, it’s a catchy place and if the tide comes in you can ‘jump’ into the bar and be safe, as Rory, the Australian owner, always jokes.

 

Pictorials

  • Idyllic surrounds

    Idyllic surrounds

    Once visiting Hon Son Island, you’ll always want to return to immerse yourself in the poetic scenery of coconut groves and white sandy beaches while nibbling on delicious seafood...

Bits & Pieces

  • Kien Giang offers rewards for corruption tip-offs

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    June 08,2015 02:00 PM

    The Commission for Internal Affairs of the Party Committee of Kien Giang province has offered to buy information on corruption both from home and abroad at prices subject to its value, in a new effort to combat the misconduct. All individuals and organisations, both inside Vietnam and overseas, are encouraged to report, directly or indirectly, to the commission any useful information and evidence relating to corrupt practices in the province committed by people in positions of power. Depending on the quality and value of the information, the commission will determine the payment and corruption whistleblowers will be commended, with their identity kept under wraps. Information can be sent to the commission via phongchongthamnhungkg@gmail.com or reported over the phone on (+84) 919 166 442.

  • Mercure Phu Quoc Resort & Villas opened

    Mercure Phu Quoc Resort & Villas opened

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    September 01,2015 12:59 PM

    Mercure Phu Quoc Resort & Villas has just opened, featuring 72 villas with private terraces, offering both privacy and accessibility on Vietnam’s increasingly sought-after island destination. It sits on Truong Beach and is just five minutes from Phu Quoc International Airport. Its luxurious beachfront Executive Pool Villas are built with private swimming pools with underwater lounge chairs, bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs, and separate living rooms. The Little restaurant overlooks the ocean and offers both local and international cuisine, while the Blue Bar offers beautiful beach views and a variety of cocktails and light snacks served poolside. Facilities such as the outdoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi, 24-hour Fitness Centre, Pure Spa and complementary kayaking, tennis, football and beach volleyball provide plenty of options for leisure activities. Rates start from $106/ room/ night.

    Contact: info@mercurephuquoc.vn.

  • National tourism year to centre on Phu Quoc

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    January 25,2016 12:00 AM

    As many as 65 events are planned for the National Tourism Year 2016 in the Mekong Delta’s Kien Giang province and other parts of the country next year, including a range of new events. The central venue of the national tourism year, entitled ‘Discover the Southern Land’, will be Phu Quoc Island, off the province’s coast, with events being organised every month. Familiar events such as photo exhibitions, tourism conferences, poetry shows, tourism-trade fairs, sporting events, and folk festivals are scheduled to take place in the Mekong Delta, the central highlands, and the central and northern regions. More transport services will be launched to meet rising demand. Visitors to Kien Giang and Phu Quoc Island are growing at 18% and 40% a year on average.

  • JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort and Spa has recently opened its doors to the public

    JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort and Spa has recently opened its doors to the public

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    February 06,2017 10:34 AM

    JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort and Spa has recently opened its doors to the public, making it the first international luxury hotel brand on Kien Giang province’s Phu Quoc Island. As the latest resort designed by Bill Bensley, it offers a selection of 243 lavish rooms, suites, apartments and villas. At a 54 square metre minimum, the resort’s guestrooms provide generous space for indulgence. The design narrative is based on a mythical academy of learning, with each building on the premises modelled after an academic department. The emerald colour of the ocean paints a perfect backdrop to the palate on which the architecture thrives. The resort features three restaurants and contemporary bars. The Tempus Fugit (meaning ‘Time Flies’ in English) offers authentic Vietnamese cuisine, contemporary Japanese dishes, and classic French delights. The Red Rum is the beachside seafood grill, while The Pink Pearl serves exquisite Cantonese cuisine in a splendid beachfront mansion. And the Chemistry Bar offers delicious elixirs while guests admire beautiful Emerald Bay. Opening rates start from VND9,000,000 ($400) including breakfast for two and a daily VND1,100,000 ($50) resort credit. Visit: www.marriott.com

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