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Green Bay Phu Quoc Resort and Spa — An Eco Retreat That Nature Adores

Green Bay Phu Quoc is an eco-friendly resort and spa on a secluded and quiet bay of Vietnam’s ‘emerald island’. It’s a low-key boutique resort offering rustic luxury set amidst original indigenous tropical forest. Green Bay Phu Quoc was voted Best Resort by Klook booking agency in 2019 and was Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice for Best of The Best in 2021. They also hold the esteemed Best Eco Resort in Asia for 2019 from the World Luxury Hotel Awards.

Retreat into Nature at Green Bay Phu Quoc Resort & Spa

The original concept of Green Bay Resort was to preserve, and restore, as much of the natural environment as possible. Leisurely walks through the resort take you along shaded rustic and paved paths, or elevated wooden walkways.

There are pleasant jaunts along the shorefront and even a lotus lake to delight in. Sandy and shaded beach areas taper into more rocky and secluded locations. There’s also shallow reef for diving nearby.

Rustic Luxury in a Jungle Setting

Rustic Luxury at Green Bay Phu Quoc Resort

At Green Bay Phu Quoc you can wake up to trees enveloping your bungalow, or vistas of indigenous garden landscaping. Alternatively, enjoy ocean views from your beachfront verandah. Exclusive pool villas and pavilions perched higher up give you a bird’s eye view of the tranquil seas around the island.

Accommodations all have comfy verandah seatings. Spacious interiors are sustainable wood set against a refreshing white background. Lighting is subdued and you have the choice of ceiling fans or air conditioning.

Luxuries include Egyptian cotton sheets, and some bungalows have an outdoor tub or rainshower. The sunken Roman baths are appealing, but often the solar heating doesn’t match capacity. Mod-cons include TV, WiFi, and handy sockets near the bed. Two-bedroomed family bungalows have ensuite bathrooms for both rooms.

Sustainability at Green Bay Resort

Sustainability at Green Bay Resort
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Key sustainable measures at Green Bay Phu Quoc Resort include solar heating for water and minimal use of plastics. Much of the furniture in the resort comes from unused and recycled wood from the initial construction.

There’s a focus too on energy conservation. This includes low-wattage light bulbs and energy-efficient appliances. Additionally, Green Bay Phu Quoc Resort & Spa also has an onsite garden where they grow many of the vegetables you eat.

Free Activities and Wellness

Activities and Wellness at Green Bay Resort
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Strolling around Green Bay Resort Phu Quoc is a pleasure. If you need to buggy though, one will pick up within a few minutes. For the more active at heart, there’s plenty to do for health and wellness.

There’s a complimentary yoga class every morning. Head down to the beach and you’ll find some no-charge kayaks, snorkeling gear, and paddleboards. There’s also a beach volleyball net, and a tennis court tucked away to the side of the resort. The gym has a range of machines and weights for full-body workouts and a spectacular view of the ocean.

For spa lovers, take time out in the aromatherapy steam room, the natural cedar sauna, or the mineral Jacuzzi. You can book a traditional Vietnamese massage — even outdoors. Or, enjoy hot stones, Thai, Swedish, or wax candle massages. Pedicures and manicures are also available.

Dining Out on the Green Bay

Dining Out on the Green Bay Resort
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Green Bay Restaurant is in the heart of the resort, just behind the main pool. The breakfast buffet has a wide spread of Vietnamese and international fare. There’s enough choice and a la carte options to keep you satisfied for a few days.

The Tiki cocktail lounge has fantastic views over the gulf, and you can also enjoy Al Fresco dining at Gio, their Vietnamese specialty restaurant. The chefs can also handle special requests off the menu, especially if you prefer more vegetarian options.

For the most part, food and beverage are of a high quality matching the no-fuss feel of the resort. Pricing, however, especially for drinks, is not the most competitive. A nice touch though is the complimentary afternoon tea which starts at 3 pm.

Families and Deals at Green Bay Resort

Families and Deals at Green Bay Resort
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For a comfortable family stay at Green Bay Resort Phu Quoc, family bungalows or private villas are the best choices. The sandy and clean beachfront is perfect for youngsters, especially in terms of the trees and shade. You can also go on nice long strolls with your children or enjoy the complimentary bike rides.

There’s no organized kids club as such, but a playground is the next upgrade to be featured at the resort. The main pool by Green Bay Restaurant is actually heated and has a shallow annex for young children. Green Bay Phu Quoc Resort & Spa is quite popular with honeymooning couples, and they have special packages for the occasion.

Exploring Phu Quoc from Green Bay Resort & Spa

Hon Thom Island
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Green Bay Phu Quoc Resort and Spa is in a relatively secluded part of the island. From this point of view, it’s actually a great complement to exploring the more untouched areas of Phu Quoc. To do this, it’s best to rent a motorbike from the resort. Currently in 2021, the cost is 250 000 VND for the day.

Less than 2 km north of the resort you’ll come to Vung Boa or Half Moon Beach. Here, you can enjoy one of the more unspoilt beaches of Phu Quoc. 

You can also rent kayaks at the beach for exploring further up the shoreline, even to Fingernail Island (Hòn Móng Tay). Fingernail Island is one of the top recommended diving spots for Phu Quoc.

There’s not a lot to do around at night, but there is another restaurant in the nearby resort you can visit for some variety. If you’re looking for some more action or options in the way of shopping, it’s best to get a taxi into downtown Phu Quoc.

The resort does have its own concierge, and they are very helpful and informative. Other easily accessible places from Green Bay Resort are the Vinpearl Safari Park and Phu Quoc National Park.

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Why Choose Green Bay Phu Quoc Resort & Spa

Why Choose Green Bay Phu Quoc Resort & Spa
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Green Bay Phu Quoc Resort is refreshing for its natural simplicity coupled with affordable luxury. It’s a wonderful location with a well-kept beach and a nice range of complimentary activities. English communication can be hit and miss, and things may not always run as smoothly as a polished 5-star. Few resorts offer such genuine closeness to nature. They have more potential to realize, however, in terms of greater sustainability, more children’s activities, and upgraded services.

The Hits:

  • Rustic comfort
  • Sustainable focus
  • Staff friendliness
  • Clean beaches
  • Free activities

The Misses: 

  • Oversights on food and beverage
  • Hot water limited
  • No kids club
  • English communication

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