Phu Quoc

Movenpick Phu Quoc — The Replete Paradise Island Destination

Phu Quoc is Vietnam’s rising tropical island paradise. Idyllic beaches and purple sunsets have hoteliers moving in. In tow, Movenpick Resort Waverly Phu Quoc opened doors in March 2020 as Vietnam’s first fully integrated luxury destination. Movenpick is a leading brand especially for the replete family vacation experience. Its spacious luxury and diversity is also ideal for groups of friends, active travelers, fairytale weddings, and corporate events. Read more to see if Movenpick is the slice of Phu Quoc paradise you’ve been looking for.

Movenpick Phu Quoc as an All-in-One Destination

Movenpick Phu Quoc Best Family Resort
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Movenpick Resort is on the west side of Phu Quoc Island with stunning sunset views over the Gulf of Thailand. It’s to the north of the island along the famed Ong Lang Beach about 35 km from Phu Quoc International Airport

Although Phu Quoc Island has plenty to do and see, Movenpick is a destination on its own. For some people, this is idyllic and Movenpick does it more replete than others. The rest of Phu Quoc Island is never far away, but everything is taken care of in style and luxury.

Movenpick is a spacious resort, but at the same time it’s not what one would call secluded. If you enjoy people, activities, and happy kids and families around, Movenpick may have made the choice for you. The resort was the 2020 winner for Best Family Luxury Resort in Asia at the Luxury Hotel Awards.

Replete Living Spaces at Movenpick Resort Waverly

Along the palm studded foreshore of Movenpick Resort is a stunning lagoon infinity pool. To the side of the resort hotel is an artificial lake surrounded by pool villas. These taper to an exclusive residential complex with its own pools, restaurant, and bar.

Movenpick Villas and Residences

Mövenpick Villas & Residences Phu Quoc

The private pool villas are mostly lake facing. However, a select number are exclusive three-roomed beachfront villas. From the master bedroom, with its private ensuite, you step out to the pool and the palm tempered shoreline.

There’s a separate entrance for the other rooms as well, an open living space, and a kitchenette. However, the sunken atrium by the pool, and veranda lounging, is impeccable.

Lakeside villas can be anything from one to three rooms, while the premium four room Presidential Villa is oceanside. Extra privileges for your villa can include a personal butler, floating breakfast at your pool, and villa front barbecues on request.

Movenpick Residences Phu Quoc

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For additional privacy away from the main resort hub, or recommended for longer stays, are the Residences. These have mountain and sea facing studios and two-bedroomed family quarters. All have a walk in shower, a kitchenette, and a fridge. In the studios, the tub is extra deep soaking. The broad freeform pool, a Movenpick delight, resembles a palm studded oasis.

Movenpick Resort Accomodations

Mövenpick Resort Waverly Phu Quoc

If you desire to be more at the center of things, then make your booking at Movenpick Resort. There are free bicycles to get around the resort and buggies if you prefer a more exclusive villa.

All living spaces across the resort, villas, and residences are imbued with cream shades and soft earthy browns. The generous wood panelings and lattices add a sophisticated island touch. These are sometimes set off with regal blues and purple which exude a confident lived-in appeal.

Here, family rooms typically have two double beds, but you can also book an oceanview suite. Superior King Rooms have direct access to the pool which arches and snakes back around the broad pool area. There are interconnecting rooms, but the sound proofing between them is not so great.

Priority of Younger Guests at Movenpick Phu Quoc

Younger Guests at Movenpick Phu Quoc
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At Movenpick resorts and hotels, younger guests are at the core of the brand experience. There are age appropriate facilities, activities, and food menus available. For kids there’s the Little Birds’ Club, and for teens the MLounge Club.

The best thing to keep younger children occupied is often the pool. And, there are two pools for children at the resort. One is part of the infinity beachfront pool, the other by the Residences. However, as a new development, shade is not so plentiful around the pools and outdoor playgrounds.

At Little Birds’ Club there are numerous creative activities on schedule, a game station, and cooking classes. Outdoor movies for kids and teens are often scheduled for at least three times a week.

There is also an all-day ice cream parlor (on charge) and a club menu for younger tastes. Apart from the daily complimentary chocolate hour, which is a great treat for children, there is an additional chocolate fountain for treats by the infinity pool bar.

Activities and Relaxation for Adults

Activities at Movenpick Phu Quoc
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As an all-in-one destination, Movenpick has numerous fitness and wellness programs for adults. Scheduled activities can include early morning workouts, ‘bootcamp training’, yoga on the beach, or even water boxing in the pool.

There are also typical activities like beach football, volleyball, and indoor badminton. In addition, the Elements Fitness Center is spacious and very well equipped. By the beach there’s a watersports center for complementary things like kayaks. The resort pathways are also good enough for some jogging runs.

For complete relaxation, try the Elements Spa & Salon which also features a sauna and jacuzzi. It has 15 private treatment rooms with a range of wellness therapies plus a hair salon and nail station.

The resort often organizes special entertainment events. These include popular festive days, fun and competitive events, or evening entertainment. Events may be limited during periods of restricted gatherings.

Gourmet Moments at Movenpick Phu Quoc

Gourmet Moments at Movenpick Phu Quoc
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Movenpick always checks out with quality food and beverage experiences. Movenpick Phu Quoc is especially selective with its smorgasbord of Vietnamese fare. The signature Movenpick Chocolate Hour is a complementary gourmet event served as an afternoon tea between 4 pm to 5 pm.

World Cuisine and Select Vietnamese Fair

World Cuisine at Movenpick Phu Quoc

The Islander is scene to the sumptuous morning buffet and live cooking stations. Here you can enjoy a selection of Vietnamese, Asian, and Western cuisine including Australian beef, lamb, and Swiss veal.

There is also a Pizza and Pasta Station, and the Kids’ Menu includes a dessert menu. There are a few Phu Quoc favorites to try, especially the salt and lemongrass chicken. The fair is seafood focused, with quality matched to good pricing.

If you would like a quieter dining experience, head over to the Residences. Here you will find the lovely, spacious, and breezy Lang Chai. This restaurant specializes in VIetnamese fair across the country. It also features delectable vegetarian dishes.

Places to Relax and Chill

Relax and Chill at Movenpick Phu Quoc
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Next to the Lang Chai restaurant is also the Lang Chai Bar. It’s a select venue enjoying traditional Vietnamese beverages, local craft beers, and island inspired mixes.

By the infinity swimming pool is the Aurora Beach Club. Relax in open poolside seating with glimpses of palm trees and the glinting ocean. It features a sunken poolside bar and an Asian tapas menu.

For choice beverages, Vietnamese coffees, and fine teas with light snacks and pastries, you can try the Waverly Lounge. All venues have a sophisticated feel complimented to a casual island breeziness.

Discovering More Around Phu Quoc

Hon Thom Island
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Movenpick Phu Quoc is an integrated destination, which means everything you need is basically there. However, there are many unique and interesting things to see and do around Phu Quoc.

A visit to a nearby pepper farm is well recommended. Movenpick is also not too far from the Vinpearl Safari and VinPearl Wonders entertainment parks. Other key attractions like Phu Quoc Prison and Pineapple Island are about an hour away to the south.

Unfortunately, the resort currently doesn’t provide shuttle to the main center or other popular destinations. You have to arrange through the concierge for tours or a taxi to get you around. Also, the resort is not so geared towards the adventurous traveler and doesn’t have motorbikes for hire.

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Why Choose Movenpick Phu Quoc? 

Why Choose Movenpick Phu Quoc?
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Movenpick Phu Quoc Waverly Resort will keep you fully occupied, or relaxed while younger travelers are well-taken care of. It’s an ideal choice for families or group travelers, and the resort exudes style, class, and sophistication. 

Customer interaction is truly proactive. Accordingly, any concerns or observations will be promptly addressed.

You may not, however, always find that quiet moment by the pool. For adventurers, more could be done to facilitate greater interaction with local people and the delights of Phu Quoc Island.

The Hits:

  • Age appropriate facilities and activities
  • Sophisticated style throughout
  • Focus on Vietnamese cuisine
  • Lagoon style infinity pool
  • Retail village
  • Guest interaction

The Misses:

  • Current lack of shading
  • Island shuttle service
  • Maturing product

More about Movenpick in Vietnam

More about Movenpick in Vietnam
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Although a well-known name in luxury and family travel, Movenpick is only very recently expanding its Vietnam travel print. Their first property was Movenpick Hanoi which opened in 2009. Next, and most recent, was  Movenpick Cam Ranh in late 2019. 

In 2018, Movenpick was acquired by and fully integrated into the AccorHotels group. Currently, projects and deals are underway for world class developments in HCMC, Phan Thiet, Quy Nhon, Danang Han River, Lang Co Bay, and Quang Binh.

Movenpick has its roots and beginnings in Swiss hospitality excellence, and you can experience more of their brand singularity by booking your stay at the following

Movenpick Cam Ranh: A Grand Hotel with 188 adjoining Pool Villas and 132 Condotel Residences all with fantastic views of Nha Trang’s azure coastline. A premium showcase for exquisite beachfront dining, a Swiss beer hall, unique engaging activities, and top entertainment.

Movenpick Hanoi: An upscale and award-winning city hotel ideal for business and leisure travelers close to Hanoi’s Old Quarter. 154 well-appointed rooms and suites, and featuring top conferencing facilities, a Kinetic Gym, and Wellness Studio.

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