This is unofficial yet but highly possible that Vinpearl will be chosen for the main accommodation under Phu Quoc Sandbox’s Phase 1.
According to Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), in the first phase of reopening Phu Quoc to international tourists, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in coordination with the People’s Committee of Kien Giang Province will select a number of qualified tourism and travel establishments to serve international tourists.
Currently, the Kien Giang People’s Committee is still working on the Pilot Plan to welcome international tourists to Phu Quoc using ‘‘vaccine passports’. As of today, October 5, 2021, there is no official list of selective qualified hotels/ resorts and travel establishments published.
We understand that no one wants a sandbox holiday like a “cell block” holiday, that’s why from our perspectives, Sungroup area (in Southern island) or Vingroup area (in Northern Island) will probably be one of the first resorts for tourists in the pilot and the first 3 months of the Roam Phu Quoc campaign with their high capacities in terms of accommodations, entertainment services and safety conditions.
In this article, we would lịke to analyse further why Vinpearl Phu Quoc resort holds the highest potential of being first accommodation choice for international tourists in the first phase of Phu Quoc sandbox.
1. Location: Afar and isolated location from the central town – Duong Dong
Vinpearl Phu Quoc is located in Ganh Dau commune on the Northwest of Phu Quoc Island, 25 km away from Duong Dong, the administrative center of Phu Quoc island. Due to the afar as well as an isolated location, Vinpearl is the top choice to implement the Phase 1 under Phu Quoc Sandbox scheme, accordingly the island will be reopened to Charter flights to welcome limitedly around 2,000 – 3,000 tourists per month.
Ganh Dau town, where you could see the on-the sea border between Vietnam and Cambodia, is located just 2 km from Vinpearl area. It’s the only small town as well as the nearest one from Vinpearl Phu Quoc.
Stretching more than 3 kilometers along Bai Dai (Casuarina Beach), Ganh Dau area, Vinpearl Phu Quoc resort & golf is a large complex throughout Vietnam built on a huge area of more than 400 hectare in Northern Phu Quoc.
Bai Dai or Casuarina Beach Phu Quoc has long been renowned for its beauty, due to the establishment of of Vinpearl complex, Bai Dai no longer possesses the original idyllic beauty but its large space and clean & calm water during the dry season (October – April) is still worth a stay.
Recently, a so-called Venice Phu Quoc or Phu Quoc United World which is essentially a no-sleep small town, has been newly opened nearby where professional water music performances with the participation of hundreds of dancers will be performed every night.
2. Largest room capacity on Phu Quoc Island
Vinpearl complex area consists of 7 subdivisions of accommodation, with a total capacity of around 3,000 rooms/ night.
Vinpearl Phu Quoc Resort & Spa has a total of 671 hotel and villa rooms with elegant and sophisticated settings. Visitors can choose a hotel room for a two-person trip or stay in a private villa while having fun with their family or groups of friends. This is an Asian-style resort with a more than 3 kilometer private beach, the largest swimming pool on Phu Quoc Island of 4,864 square meters built around artificial lakes inside the resort or ocean and a spa system that follows the Mediterranean style – all of which shall bring peacefulness and pleasant vibes to enrich your vacation.
Meanwhile, Vinpearl Phu Quoc Resort & Golf is an enchanting 562 – room resort, taking design inspiration from European neoclassical architecture. Situated adjacent to a 18-hole golf course, it nestles amidst lush greeneries, and is dubbed the most beautiful place to watch the sunset in Phu Quoc.
The resort also features a beach line spanning 1 kilometre and a beautiful lawn of up to 5,000 square metres, water sport facilities and 4 on-site restaurants.
VinOasis Phu Quoc and Vinpearl Discovery Phu Quoc, Vinpearl Luxury Phu Quoc are other accomodation options in the Vinpearl Phu Quoc complex but not sure they are chosen by the government for the pilot program.
To transfer tourists among internal areas inside the complex, Vinpearl operates an effective transportation system with tramcars.
In Pre-Covid time, the resort had been being one of accommodation choices for tourists of charter flights operated by TUI and Thomas Cook – the travel corporations who operate regular charter flights and package tours among Phu Quoc Island and Europe countries or Coral, Anex (Russia and Phu Quoc) or Neos: charter flights from Millan, Italia to Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam).
3. A wide range of entertainment options and relaxing utilities that come with Vinpearl Phu Quoc-stay
Vinpearl complex area consists of 4 subdivisions of accommodation, subdivisions of amusements: Safari Phu Quoc and Vinwonder (the largest theme park in Southeast Asia), one 21-hole golf course and one Casino.
While staying in Vinpearl Phu Quoc, tourists will probably have the privilege to enjoy following entertainments services:
VinWonders and Vinpearl Safari Phu Quoc
On the way wandering to the city center, you can also purchase tickets to VinWonders Phu Quoc, an amusement park with many subdivisions for you to explore:
- Aquarium: The Aquarium at VinWonders Phu Quoc has separate zones, such as the freshwater area, saltwater area, or reptile area. There are also several special shows for visitors to watch, including The Little Mermaid or Fish-Feeding program.
- Water Park: When coming to VinWonders Phu Quoc, you cannot miss out on the water park. This is a combination of beaches and a series of exciting underwater games such as Tornado, super-basin slide, multi-lane slide,…
- Outdoor playing area: the outdoor game area at VinWonders Phu Quoc has many unique thrilling games, such as flying saucers, super speed spinning discs and the giant Ferris wheel.
- Indoor playing area: the indoor recreational area also has many one-of-a-kind and diverse games such as 3D virtual world games, fairy gardens,… and a large 5D cinema system.
With the same system as VinWonders, there is Vinpearl Safari Phu Quoc Wildlife Park located in the Northwest of Phu Quoc Island, with natural primitive forest to ensure that rare animals are cared for as well as preserved in open spaces and natural environment. It includes two main subdivisions that are the open zoo and the semi-wild area (Safari Park). These are the perfect conditions not only to immerse yourself in nature and wild animals but learn more about rare creatures in the world. Also, it’s a good place for your children to learn about animals. Read more information about Safari Phu Quoc.
F&B wide ranges of choices
In Vinpearl Phu Quoc Resort & Spa, the F&B system within their accomodation features 3 restaurants, two of which serve buffets and one offers BBQ-style seafood. With its collection of European, Asian and Vietnamese delicacies, Vinpearl’s cuisine did not disappoint, however. Besides, they have 3 bars/lounges, and a beach bar.
If you love Western dishes, you will definitely love the breakfast, which boasts more than 10 types of toast, omelette, bacon and a variety of delicious jams. You can also enjoy the cuisine across 3 regions of Vietnam with spring rolls, beef noodle, and Hanoian vermicelli with grilled meat.
Also, you’ll find 4 restaurants at Vinpearl Resort & Golf Phu Quoc.
Phu Quoc United Center
At Phu Quoc United Center, visitors can easily “get lost” in a world full of giant architectural complexes never seen before in Vietnam, with the Bamboo Legend – the largest bamboo museum in Vietnam that is made of 32,000 bamboo tops, the Teddy Bear Museum, a dream-like journey for children, the Charm of Venice – poetic canals that resemble those in romantic Italy, the contemporary Urban Park with contemporary works of art, and many other mind-blowing attractions.
Thanks to the never-ending festivals at Phu Quoc United Center, there’s no need to wonder where you will go, eat and play. Get ready to explore VinWonders Phu Quoc, the largest theme park in Vietnam with hundreds of attractions and exciting recreational activities, Vinpearl Safari, the semi-wild zoo of the largest scale in Asia, and the 18-hole course Vinpearl Golf.
The Grand World is home to 24/7 activities, from concerts with top DJs in the world, Mediterranean bars, pubs, busy night markets, buzzing beer fests, and trendy shopping streets.
Phu Quoc United Center is also known for a hotel ecosystem that meets the demands of all segments of tourists, from minihotels to 5-star hotel brands, such as Vinpearl, VinHoliday, VinOasis, and Radisson Blu. Entertainment never stops at this mega complex: as a paradise of infinite experiences, Phu Quoc United Center will continue to bring unprecedented surprises to visitors.
Corona Casino nearby
It would be a mistake if Corona Casino in Phu Quoc was not mentioned in the tourist map of Phu Quoc. Although Corona Casino has just been put into operation from the beginning of 2019, it has become an attractive tourist destination because of its novelty and uniqueness.
This is the first casino that permits Vietnamese people to play in the territory of Vietnam (previously, all casinos licensed to legally operate in the territory of Vietnam only serves foreign customers), contributing to bringing this luxurious form of entertainment to the people.
Corona Casino in Phu Quoc has 100 gaming tables, 1000 slot machines and 8 games selected from the top casinos in the world. With the regulations that are not too strict, tourists can visit and experience the casino experience easily and simply. The built-up area is over 18,000 square meters, it is divided into 2 floors with an independent swimming pool and on-site restaurants and bars, Corona Casino deserves the title of “Las Vegas of Vietnam”.
Note on Phu Quoc Sandbox
Under the Phase 1 of Phu Quoc Sandbox, it’s high possibility that tourists will be limited to freely go around Phu Quoc Island. We will update you on this important matter soon.