My vacation in Vietnam was truly unforgettable. While I will be sharing my travel adventures in more detail in a separate post, I wanted to dedicate this one to the trip’s final destination: the Salinda Resort on the Phu Quoc Island. After traveling through Vietnam for 3 weeks, I could not have asked for a more magical conclusion to the trip of a lifetime.
Situated south off the Cambodian coast in the Gulf of Thailand, Phu Quoc Island is known for its beautiful, white beaches and lush nature. While it is only 50 km long from north to south and 25 km from east to west, Phu Quoc is Vietnam’s largest island. As most of the island’s land is part of a national park, Phu Quoc is still mostly undeveloped. That being said, Vietnam’s growing tourism industry makes the development of large resorts and hotels inevitable. It will be interesting to return in a few years to see the island’s transformation!
So, why did I decide to stay at the Salinda Resort? As someone who truly believes in the power of reviews, I was very impressed by the high scores Salinda received on all existing review websites. In fact, throughout my time in Vietnam, I had not come across a hotel/resort with better customer reviews than the Salinda Resort. It goes without saying that the available photos were gorgeous and the location unbeatable.
My father and I conveniently flew to Phu Quoc from HCMC with JetStar Pacific and were welcomed by two members of the Salinda Resort staff. It’s always such a great feeling to land some place new without having to worry about hailing a cab and/or getting overcharged. It was a short yet interesting drive to the resort; the island is filled with lush trees and adorable roadside restaurants/stores.
The Salinda Resort team really made arriving at the resort a great experience; we were greeted by the manager and treated to some delicious welcome drinks. The Salinda employee who checked us in provided us with a detailed description of all the facilities, as well as tips to enjoy our stay to the fullest. She really heightened my excitement to be there for the next 4 days!