Phu Quoc

The most amazing Christmas ever spent in a beautiful resort on the island of Phu Quoc where we lay be the beach drinking cocktails! 

On Christmas Eve we set off for Phu Quoc where we were spending Christmas on the beach at the wonderful Salinda Resort.

We arrived in the afternoon and got checked into our hotel which was spectacular! We were hoping to check out the Coconut Tree prison but were told that taxis on the island were not really a thing and we would need to hire one for 4 hours. Instead we went for a quick stroll to Duong Dong which was not the nicest town in the world! We headed back to our hotel and decided to go for a swim in the pool. I could happily have stayed here for the whole two weeks!


Salinda Resort, Phu Quoc

After a swim in the pool (and the sea) we went for a stroll down the beach which was amazing. We then headed back for a shower before going to the bar for a few drinks and some dinner. We had great tapas and cocktails while sitting out on the terrace listening to the live music coming from inside the bar.

Christmas morning we woke up and went to the hotel restaurant for a champagne breakfast. Nothing I love more than an alcoholic breakfast! We decided to have a quick swim in the pool and relax by the beach, before doing very little for the day. We planned on getting a kayak and heading out around the water to go snorkeling for the day. As we walked along the beach to reach Rory’s Bar where we planned on renting a kayak, until we noticed they sold cocktails… we had a few too many cocktails and easily gave up on our kayaking idea. After a few drinks we walked back along the beach and stopped off for a massage on the beach as we watched the sun go down. It was a stressful day. As we went for dinner we sat in the garden of the hotel and enjoyed our not so traditional Christmas dinner.

We had a few more drinks before heading to bed as we sadly had an early flight the next day. One of the things I wasn’t a fan of was the limited direct flights from Phu Quoc to Hanoi. Had there been an afternoon flight we would have loved to spend more time on the island.

Beach Phu Quoc

Beach on Phu Quoc


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