Trav Buzz News, 09 Jan 2023
The tropical island of Phu Quoc in Vietnam has welcomed Sheraton Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort – the first Marriott International property to open on the North of the island.
Marriott International’s most global brand, Sheraton draws inspiration from the premium brand’s roots as a community hub to create contemporary spaces with communal elements that promote long visits for both work and leisure. Sheraton Phu Quoc Long Beach is part of a strategic agreement with Vinpearl, Vietnam’s largest hospitality and leisure chain, to convert and develop 2,200 rooms across six hotels in Vietnam.
Located on a four-kilometre stretch of a pristine beach on the west coast of Phu Quoc, Vietnam’s largest island, Sheraton Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort blends traditional grandeur with modern simplicity, creating an atmosphere of refined elegance. Rebranded from the existing Vinpearl Resort & Golf Phu Quoc, the property will offer 459 spacious rooms, suites, and villas alongside multiple food and beverage outlets, extensive conference space, three pools overlooking the turquoise ocean, a spa, a fitness centre and a kids’ club.
Located in the popular Ganh Dau area on one of the Pearl Island’s most scenic beaches, the resort offers proximity to popular landmarks, including Vietnam’s largest theme park VinWonders Phu Quoc, Vinpearl Safari, Corona Casino, Grand World Phu Quoc entertainment complex and an 18-hole golf course.
Rooms, suites and villas
With views of the sparkling ocean at sunset or the resort’s lush tropical garden at sunrise, 42-square-metre Deluxe Rooms come with private balconies and ample space for a family of three. The décor introduces soft tones and organic textures framed by natural surroundings to encourage a sense of calm. At 80 square metres, one-bedroom suites feature a separate living room and two balconies for perfect moments of serenity amid the breeze and birdsong. The resort’s sumptuously appointed two- to four-bedroom villas, meanwhile, range from 190 to 360 square metres and come with a private pool, fully equipped kitchen and living space offering views of the ocean or the garden.
Elevated island dining
Nestled at the water’s edge, the swim-up Pool Bar with its glass dome and classical columns complements the acanthus mosaic of the sweet-water pool to create an ambiance of timeless sophistication. For a Pan-Asian a la carte experience with a focus on Vietnamese, Indian, Korean and Chinese flavours any time of the day, guests can settle in The Garden Court or opt for the Patio Lounge for something lighter. The lounge, with its comfortably upholstered high-back armchairs and soft light is an ideal place to start a new day with a cup of coffee or arrange an after-dinner social rendezvous and taste exquisite selection of wines to a backdrop of live music.
Prime Bar & Grill, a buffet restaurant with outdoor seating facing the sea, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving everything from fresh local shellfish to premium steaks and an array of Southeast Asian flavours in a simple, modern setting framed by ocean views.
With Vinpearl’s world-class Convention Centre located only a five-minute ride from the resort, Sheraton Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort can host events of up to 3,000 participants, with lush outdoor space for team-building activities for up to 500 guests available on property. From open-air client gatherings and cocktail receptions on a spacious lawn to private BBQ dinners, companies have ample opportunity to elevate their function and unlock the teams’ creativity with Sheraton’s signature style and service. For couples, the resort’s outdoor venues offer an inspiring setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions coupled with intuitive service and five-star catering.
Spa and leisure
The main 2,400-square-metre swimming pool comes with a swim-up bar, while a separate kids’ pool and a hot tub-like pool offer additional leisure options for families and couples.
The all-day kids’ club at Sheraton Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort offers daily-changing supervised activities, and a fully equipped fitness centre comes with everything one needs to stay fit on a holiday. For moments of relaxation, guests can retreat to the serene Sheraton Spa where therapists use premium products formulated with organic and natural ingredients to offer rejuvenating facials, indigenous massages and other healing spa treatments influenced by the Balinese wellness tradition.
Just outside the resort awaits a world of exhilarating experiences for the entire family. VinWonders, the largest theme park in Vietnam, is a water wonderland of rollercoasters and daily shows, while Vinpearl Safari with almost 200 different species and a total of 3,000 animals offers an insight into local flora and fauna.
For shopping and additional dining options, holidaymakers can explore the numerous offerings at Grand World, an entertainment complex located just a five-minute free shuttle drive from the resort and offering a kaleidoscope of themed restaurants, seafood streets, night markets, BBQ gardens, and diverse beach clubs. Golf aficionados, meanwhile, can practise their swing at the 18-hole Vinpearl Golf course with unique terrain in the middle of a primaeval forest, right next door to the property, while punters can try their luck in the 24-hour Corona Casino.
For more information about Sheraton Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort or to make a reservation, please visit www.marriott.com/pqcsr-sheraton-phu-quoc-long-beach-resort