We have been fortunate to visit Phu Quoc for the second time and stay at the newly-opened Salinda Resort which was just a short 10-minute ride from the PQ International Airport.
Since it was the start of the week-long holiday (Hung Kings Commemoration, Independence Day, and Labor Day), there were lots of vacationers. But it didn’t feel quite like it as there were enough space for everyone to relax.
The receiving area is built to receive a number of guests.
Special mention to the above sofa set. Love the combination of marble and wood. Meshes well to the whole resort feel even with the seemingly “heavy” furniture.
One thing though — they did not offer welcome drinks. I just thought about it now actually writing this post.
I’ve been to other 5 star resorts in Vietnam and welcome drinks (and sometimes, a cold towel) are the usual. Although, I really didn’t notice it at that time. 😛 Am not too particular on that, but it would have been a nice touch. BUT WAIT. We were ushered quickly for breakfast when we arrived so maybe they offer welcome drinks to other arriving guests? 😛
This intricately designed chandelier adorning the ballroom was awe-inspiring. I honestly wanted to lie down on the floor and just stare at it.
Above is this relaxing area adjacent to the dining area. Oh and I must say, the food in Salinda is superb!
When the kids got tired of the pool and beach, we bring them to the kids place. There is a person assigned to look after the kids. And right across it are a couple of billiard tables for the adults and nearby, was the lounge that serves alcoholic drinks.
The hallway to the rooms and the lounge area are decorated with paintings by Vietnamese artists all of which are for sale.
We stayed at the main area of the resort just above the reception area. We didn’t have a view of the ocean but those parts overlooking the ocean are detached from the main area which isn’t ideal when it’s raining.
But yeah, I envy the view!
The sink is not chuva-approved but am not too picky. 😀
However, this kiddie pool has a slope where I unceremoniously fell. Luckily, my arm broke my fall and didn’t break. But it was quite sore for two days.
Since it was a working vacation for me, I didn’t get to spend much time on the beach. I only did when we had our teambuilding activity here.
On our first day, the crowd was mostly foreigners — singles and couples. No noisy kids around — our group brought that. 😛
This part of Long Beach is way better than the one fronting Beach Club on our last stay.
We also saw fellow Filipinos, Jacob’s Well performing for the guests. 🙂 They’ve been in PQ for 6 months.
My youngest son, Rafa loved their music. He caught their night performance and danced the night away. 🙂
There was a narrow, steep road leading towards the water and saw that it was a popular hang out for the locals (especially couples) to fish and just watch the sunset. It was some 4 kilometers away from Salinda. Just a comment on the bikes though, if you decide to get on one, check the brakes. Mine wasn’t maintained well and the breaks was almost busted. But otherwise, it was a nice sweet ride. I’ve always wanted my own Jett Bike.