FUSION RESORT PHU QUOC, VIETNAM
WHERE: There’s nothing like retreating to an island just to get away from it all. Located in the Gulf of Thailand, Phu Quoc is also Vietnam’s largest island and one of the country’s up-and-coming destinations. Fusion Resort Phu Quoc is located on the island’s north-west, in the private and secluded bay of Vung Bau. The lush 20ha plot consists of 97 pool villas stretched along a pristine stretch of tropical coastline as well as the sprawling 11,210 sq m Maia Spa Phu Quoc.
WHAT: The cornerstone of all Fusion Resort properties (the home-grown brand now operates six hotels and resorts across Vietnam) is the allinclusive spa concept, with daily treatments and wellness activities. This means that, for those seeking pure rejuvenation, the Maia Spa Phu Quoc is the real highlight of the resort. The expansive space houses its own private outdoor pool, plus steam and sauna rooms, indoor and outdoor yoga areas, a hair and beauty salon, fitness centre, and 20 double treatment rooms for relaxing body and foot massages, energising facials, and homemade body scrubs and wraps. The spa also has its very own pepper garden, containing numerous pepper orchids and other tropical herbs and spices that all make their way into the treatments, including the signature ‘Natural Living Pepper’ treatment.
MORE: Each of the spacious thatched villas has a private swimming pool within a sheltered tropical garden, along with the ‘breakfast anywhere, anytime’ service, lets you keep the world at arm’s length for as much as you want. The resort’s wellness ethos continues in two innovative restaurants, and a pool- and beachside bar and diner, which serves up a menu of local and international fare as well as the abundant local seafood the island is known for.
EXTRA: Phu Quoc pepper is famous around the world – hence the spa’s own pepper garden – so be sure to pick up some. It is also home to what is considered the best nuoc mam (fish sauce) in the world. A visit to the Phu Quoc Pearl Farm might just add lustre to your trip.