Go somewhere you’ve never been before

12:30 | 22/06/2015
When we talk of summer, few destinations pop up in mind.  And that’s exactly the problem with these famous destinations.  You are bound to run into a crowd.

But it’s a big world out there.  And there are still the unspoilt, untouched paradise we all dream of escaping to.  Say for one, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam.

You might be thinking, “say what?” but that’s exactly the beauty of it. An up and coming destination, Phu Quoc is an untouched beauty.  And those who’ve had the chance to see it always rave of its natural charm and remote virgin islands.

Phu Quoc Island sits in the Gulf of Thailand, a 45-minute plane ride away from Ho Chi Minh City and less than an hour direct from Singapore.  Blessed with over 37,000 hectares of virgin forest, white sandy beaches, coral gardens offshore and a variety of wildlife species, Phu Quoc is truly a wonder.

Equally splendid are the accommodations you can find on the island.  And one that is gaining much accolade is Accor MGallery’s very own La Veranda – a French-inspired colonial mansion facing a wide stretch of unspoilt beach, embraced by the island’s tranquil gardens.  

Every corner is a reflection of the French-Indochinese influence and takes you back to the gloriousness of a bygone era.  If you find the inside impressive, you’ll find your surroundings even more so.  A few steps away from the beach or the cobalt blue pool, greenery and tropical flowers can be seen, reflecting the natural beauty of the property and its gardens. 

 La Veranda is also lauded among well-known travel media, having been awarded Trip Advisor’s 2015 “Hall of Fame”, for achieving the Certificate of Excellence five years in a row, as well as citations from the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler.

The La Veranda Phu Quoc experience is a confluence of everything that delights the senses.  The Vietnamese food is known all over the world for its flavorful balance but in the hands of the La Veranda chefs, the cuisine becomes an event in itself.  

Fresh herbs picked from the gardens topped with Phu Quoc’s distinct flavours, it’s Vietnam on a plate and it’s all yours for the tasting.

Another satisfying moment is when you step into the hotel’s resident artisanal organics hub, Le Spa.  Unique in that it blends all its natural products in the traditional handcrafted way, Le Spa offers the best of nature the world has to offer.  Specially soothing this summer is its Vietnamese green tea scrub and massage that refreshes and restores your skin after a day in the sun.

All these are of course best experienced.  And the best time to go is now as on offer are amazing La Veranda Summer Packages that combine all the best of Phu Quoc and La Veranda.  From a truly unforgettable tour of Vietnam’s finest whitest beach, Bai Sao, to an incomparable spa treatment, every moment will be truly remarkable.

La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc is a one hour flight west of Ho Chi Minh City, and is located just outside of Duong Dong—a short car ride from the airport. 

Direct flights are also available from the capital, Hanoi and Can Tho. The resort is south by bus or car from Ho Chi Minh City to Rach Gia, with a boat connecting to the island. 

Book your La Veranda summer now and have a summer that will stay with you forever.  Contact resort reservations for your Vietnam holiday at +84 (0)77 3982 988, contact@laverandaresorts.com or visit www.laverandaresorts.com

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