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Pullman Phu Quoc — A New Luxury Getaway on an Idyllic Island

Pullman Phu Quoc opened in 2020 and is the newest 5-star offering in Phu Quoc. The resort is a part of Accor hospitality (a key luxury 5-star hotel group). With a focus on sustainability, this eco-resort is a 12-min drive from Phu Quoc Airport.

The resort has a unique design. An aerial view of the hotel shows it to resemble a fish swimming towards the Gulf of Thailand. The side wings of the resort being the fins, the pool being the body, while the main resort is the fantail.

Things Done Differently at Pullman Resort Phu Quoc

Pullman Phu Quoc overlooks Long Beach (Bãi Trường), and guests have private access to the beach. Its contemporary design and landscaping ensure plenty of greenery. This is also a complement to its many eco-initiatives.

The interiors have a modern elegance. One space seamlessly flows into the next. What catches your eye is the dark wood, impressive artwork, and the long winding staircase.

Contrary to classic 5-star lobbies, Pullman pulls out all the stops. In the center is the Lighthouse Bar. This creates a buzz of excitement and activity and is the perfect place to unwind if a large group is checking in ahead of you.

 What to Expect at the Pullman Resort Phu Quoc

At Pullman Phu Quoc

The Pullman Phu Quoc has spacious rooms, suites, cabana villas, and even decadent pool villas. Most rooms have a private balcony, while an upgrade gets you a private terrace and pool.

Fine dining at Pullman Phu Quoc includes the most acclaimed steak restaurant in town. In addition, there’s a pop-up seafood restaurant, bars, and food carts that roam the resort.

The hotel is also very child-friendly and includes many recreational activities to keep the younger guests entertained.

Pullman Phu Quoc Beach Resort is Accor ALLSAFE certified and strictly follows the pandemic prevention protocol. Unfortunately, an outcome of this has been a temporary closure of certain services and facilities like the kid’s club and the spa.

The resort organizes a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport. There’s also a free shared shuttle into town. A car from their luxury fleet comes at a surcharge.

Pullman Resort Phu Quoc is Eco-Friendly

Eco-Friendly Pullman Phu Quoc
Biodegradable toothbrushes
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Pullman Phu Quoc makes its fair contribution to preserving the beautiful ecosystem on the island. From beach cleaning drives and managing food waste, the resort aligns with Accor’s Planet 21 sustainable development program.

Some noticeable initiatives include reduced plastic. For example, aluminum reuse water bottles have replaced plastic bottles. Recyclable in-room amenities include wheat husk toothbrushes, a wooden comb, cornstarch razor, and paper stick cotton buds.

Instead of plastic straws, you have edible straws made of rice paper. The resort also minimizes paper use. There are newspapers and magazines available free of charge on Pressreader.  

Elegant Accommodation Choices

Pool Villa Beachfront Pullman Phu Quoc
Pool Villa Beachfront

The Pullman has eight room categories to choose from. All rooms have a private balcony or terrace, rain shower, and advanced automatic Japanese toilets. Wi-fi connectivity is relatively smooth across the living and public spaces.

An added benefit for families is the interconnected rooms. These rooms have scenic views of the garden, pool, or ocean. They come with comfortable bedding, a pillow menu, and motion sensor lighting. Other in-room amenities include a sofa bed, motorized blackout curtains, and high-end toiletries, among other 5-star amenities.

The private cabana rooms have a whirlpool and a private sun-deck with loungers. The suites have a walk-in closet and a free-standing bathtub for two. These accommodations ensure access to the executive lounge.

However, the ultimate luxury living experience is the beachfront pool villa suites. Apart from private beach access, there’s a butler service, kitchenette, living space, and a garden. Upon request, you can even have a personal chef.

The Pullman Phu Quoc has attractive stay packages for a workcation, day-use, or an all-inclusive stay with great discounts and benefits. Please get in touch with the hotel for current packages on offer.

All rooms can avail of 24-hr in-room dining. However, in-room dining choices are limited but offer the best dishes from the restaurants.

Multiple Dining Venues

Pullman Phu Quoc Dining
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Pullman Phu Quoc has multiple restaurants. However, the food and beverage experience is not limited to its restaurants. There are additional themed parties, food carts, beach cookouts, and pop-up eateries.

This spontaneity in the food and beverage services is a refreshing change. The other highlight of the food and beverage experience is healthy dining choices and locally sourced products.

Restaurants at Pullman Phu Quoc

Pullman Phu Quoc Restaurants
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Salt and Pepper, inspired by the famous Phu Quoc pepper, is an all-day dining. It serves a breakfast buffet of Asian and western specialties. Included are the chocolate fountain and sushi-sashimi station. They’re both visually appealing and taste-wise delectable. Although breakfast is a buffet, lunch and dinner are a-la-carte.

Mad Cow Wine & Grill is their signature steak restaurant and is famous across the island. The vibe is casual and trendy. Located on the highest floor, it has a spectacular terrace with mountain and ocean views.

The menu is an assortment of salads, sharing boards, tapas, and desserts. If you happen to celebrate your birthday at Mad Cow, you may get a complimentary cake or dessert.

Pullman Phu Quoc Sea Stars
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Sea Stars is a Vietnamese al fresco seafood grill. The entire meal experience is interactive. You can choose from the day’s fresh catch, and watch the action in the open kitchen. The dessert comes to your table in a mobile station with a few surprises in hand.

Bars at Pullman Resort Phu Quoc

The Lighthouse Bar mentioned earlier, is in the center of the Lobby. Open 24 hours, it serves hot drinks, cocktails, and light snacks. Ask the barista for their special beverage in a chocolate-lined cone. For snap-worthy photos, the barista can also personalize your latte or cappuccino with your picture.

The Beach Bar has a casual vibe and is open from morning till night. The menu has light bites, including Asian-style tapas. Enjoy some beer towers and fruit-infused cocktails for sundowners. The DJ’s playlist adds some punch as the sun sets and a starlit sky takes over.

Coconutz is a swim-up pool bar. It is a lovely spot to hang out or get some family time. It has natural sodas, local craft beers, and specially created ice creams. You can even take your order on a floating tray into the pool.

Stay Fit and Relax at Pullman Phu Quoc

Relax at Pullman Phu Quoc
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Fitness at Pullman is a holistic concept. From adults to kids, it has something to keep everyone going. The Gym at the hotel is open 24-hrs and offers high-intensity training and equipment for a full-body workout.

Work out with a view of the pool or garden. The fitness attendants provide personalized training and guidance. In addition, there are group classes available for indoor and outdoor workouts.

Head to the sauna and Jacuzzi at the spa next door for post-workout relaxation. For holistic health, the hotel has yoga, tai chi, Tibetan breathing, aqua aerobics, and Zumba.

The Spa Experience

Pullman Phu Quoc Spa
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The Spa at Pullman Beach Resort Phu Quoc is a rejuvenating experience. You get a detoxifying drink on arrival, followed by a foot scrub while you wait. The spa is not too big with ten treatment rooms, but there is a special couple’s suite.

The spa is open from mid-morning till 9 pm. Spa products are from the Breton Coast, France. Popular treatments include hot stone, aromatherapy, and other beauty treatments. 

However, we recommend the locally inspired Vietnamese coffee scrub that improves blood circulation and reduces cellulite. In addition, for brightening and radiance, they use traditional ingredients like Vietnamese rice and milk.

Family Fun at Pullman Phu Quoc

Family Fun at Pullman Phu Quoc
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Pullman Resort has many outdoor recreational activities for different ages. The hotel has facilities for active outdoor sports like football, tennis, and volleyball. One can even use the complimentary bikes for exploring around the resort. For runners, there is a jogging map available to explore. They also have paddleboards.

The Hub at Pullman Phu Quoc

The Hub at the Pullman Hotel is an outdoor space located between the pool and the beach. It has early-morning HIIT fitness classes, late-evening movies, or night market-inspired street food. Families prefer to hang by the Hub since kids love the water jets. 

The Pool at Pullman Phu Quoc

Pullman Phu Quoc Splash pool
Splash pool
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The free-form pool is a great place to unwind and relax. There are sun-loungers with towels, and sunscreen and lip balm provided on request. One end of the main pool is shallow for kids to use. There is also a designated splash pool. For light refreshments and drinks, the poolside bar is quite handy.

Pullman Phu Quoc for Kids

Pullman Phu Quoc is designed around the needs of kids and is great for families. Kids under 12 can stay free of charge if they share the room with their parents. Also, there is no additional charge for their breakfast.

Furthermore, the restaurants at the resort have a kid’s menu so great for picky eaters. The hotel also provides bottle warmers, baby chairs, and cots on request and free of charge.

The kid’s club (periodically closed due to the pandemic) offers a supervised play area with crafts, games, and hobby classes. In addition, there is an outdoor playground and a splash pad near the pool. It has colorful fountains, jets, and play equipment.

The Family Cabanas are the most suited for families since they are more private and connected to the main resort by a lazy river.

Creative Events at the Pullman Beach Resort

Events at Pullman Phu Quoc
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The Pullman Resort has innovative meeting and event concepts including state-of-the-art facilities and multiple venue options. The coffee breaks for business attendees include refreshments over fun activities like Lego and clay modeling.

The Indoor and Outdoor Event Spaces at Pullman Phu Quoc

The Grand Ballroom is the largest event space accommodating up to 500 guests. It has a private entrance and a pre-function lobby with lots of natural light. The hotel also allocates a ‘Meet and Play’ planner to provide end-to-end solutions for events.

Rock + Paper + Scissors are creatively designed meeting rooms. They can be used individually or combined and have lobby space to serve refreshments. In addition, the Boardrooms have high-tech audio-visual equipment for seamless video conferences.

The resort also has more unconventional event venues. For example, the Hub, open-air terraces and gardens, and the private dining space at restaurants are also lively venues for meetings and events.

Turnkey Event Planning at Pullman Phu Quoc

Pullman Phu Quoc Outdoor events
Outdoor events with live entertainment
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There are customized catering packages, and the hotel accommodates dietary requests. In addition to healthy dining and Vietnamese cuisine, there’s food from around the world. It includes French, Turkish, Italian, and American specialties.

The Pullman Meet and Play Wedding specialists can plan a Vietnamese, Chinese, Indian, or Western wedding for up to 300 guests.

The end-to-end event planning includes catering, decoration, photography, music, and performers. In addition, for newlyweds, a luxurious stay with champagne and chocolates is on the house.

What’s in the Neighborhood of Pullman Phu Quoc? 

Fire dance show at Phu Quoc
Fire dance show at Sailing Club Phu Quoc
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The hotel’s location may disappoint those looking for buzzing nightlife. Currently, there’s not much to do in the immediate vicinity. The nearest town, Duong Dong, is 25 minutes away, so there are no walk-in restaurants, cafés, or bars around Pullman.

However, the Sailing Club close by is a nice restaurant with fire dance shows, a pool, and watersports. There is also a marina under construction, and once it’s complete, it will have restaurants and shopping options. 

For sightseeing, the Phu Quoc Prison is 20 minutes from the hotel. The hotel overlooks the beautiful Long Beach and is not too far from other beaches. The Suoi Tranh Waterfall is scenic and ideal for a day hiking trip.

There are pagodas and many other things to do on the island, but they may not be near Pullman.

Why Choose the Pullman Beach Resort Phu Quoc?

Why Choose the Pullman Beach Resort Phu Quoc?

The hotel opened in July 2020 and has been impacted by the pandemic since. It still has to prove its presence as a leading luxury hotel in Phu Quoc but has immense potential to do so. It’s an excellent product, and a bit of care on service and food taste is probably all it needs.

The Hits:

  • Beachfront with private beach access
  • New hotel with multiple room choices
  • Suitable for couples and families
  • Healthy dining choices
  • Good onsite recreation
  • Child-friendly services
  • Modern fitness center
  • Innovative meeting and event concepts

The Misses:

  •  Far from the city center
  • Oversight on food taste and service
  • Not much to explore in the immediate vicinity
  • The beach can get dirty, especially during monsoons.

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