A natural beauty of Phu Quoc
From the moment we first walked through an uninhabited tropical forest on Phu Quoc Island and discovered a pristine beach in a secluded coral bay boasting panoramic views across the Gulf of Thailand, we were inspired to create Green Bay Resort.

We immediately had a vision of an eco-conscious, four-star boutique accommodation that nurtured the natural beauty of Phu Quoc Island. Our goal was to develop a world class resort without disturbing the island’s enchanting, rustic aura. Our luxurious lodgings incorporate natural and sustainably-sourced materials while featuring all of the modern amenities that guests would expect from a superlative boutique holiday experience. Every day you will see a team of gardeners carefully maintaining the bucolic beauty throughout the resort. Each and every detail throughout our resort - from the serene setting of our spa through the restaurants and to our the infinity pool bar that overlooks a pristine shoreline and the turquoise waters of a coral fringed-bay, guests will appreciate how Green Bay Resort strives to protect its most precious asset: the natural beauty of Phu Quoc.
'A tropical paradise…'

Located in the Gulf of Thailand, Phu Quoc — pronounced ‘foo k’wok’ — is a tropical paradise endowed with breathtaking natural beauty, just 45km from the southwestern coast of Vietnam.

For most of the 20th century, the island was sparsely populated, sleepy outpost comprising of fishing communities and a small number of farmers, who lived off harvesting coconuts, growing cashews and rubber. Thankfully in many places, Phu Quoc, known as ‘Pearl Island’ to Vietnamese, retains much of its quaint, rustic ambience — especially at Green Bay Resort. Located in a private, picture-perfect bay, surrounded by a thick tropical forest, we offer our guests the chance to capture the traditional essence of this tropical paradise. Stretching just 48km from north to south, Phu Quoc is roughly the size of Singapore and can be easily circumnavigated by car or motorbike in a day. Should our guests wish to explore more of this extraordinary island, we can happily make all your arrangements.

Local flavors of Phu Quoc
'The perfect all-purpose pepper'
No one is sure how long pepper has been grown on Phu Quoc Island but, nevertheless, today this indigenous spice is exported all around the world and lauded by culinary connoisseurs, who describe it as the ‘perfect all-purpose pepper’. Although the soil on Phu Quoc is sandy and dry, locals believe the island’s mineral-rich soil and distinctive climate infuses the pepper with a special flavour and fragrance. The pepper, which comes in three varieties (red, white, black) is cultivated and farmed without the use of chemicals or machinery. Instead, local farmers use organic fertilisers and dry the peppers in natural sunlight. With 385ha of pepper plantations all around the island, visitors can visit the farms while staying on the island and a bag of the Phu Quoc pepper is a wonderful souvenir for friends and family back home. Just don’t forget to grab some for your own spice rack!

'The champagne of fish sauces'
A recognized trademark known throughout the world, Phu Quoc's ‘nuoc mam’ (pronounced ‘noo-uk mam') is said to be the champagne of fish sauces. An essential condiment for all Vietnamese cuisine, fish sauce adds vital umami to soups and forms the fundamental base for myriad dipping sauces throughout the land. But Phu Quoc fish sauce - made from locally sourced anchovies - is prized above all other Vietnamese varieties for its rich-body and sweet aroma. The production process begins on the boat, where freshly caught anchovies are cleaned and salted to ensure freshness. Afterwards, the anchovies are left to ferment in giant wooden barrels for a period of nine to 15 months. Phu Quoc nuoc mam became the first product from Southeast Asia to receive Protected Designation of Origin certification from the EU Commission. To earn the prestigious label, a food product - such as Prosciutto di Parma of Italy, French Champagne or Basmati rice - must be made entirely within a defined geographical area, using skills and ingredients from the region.

'A precious gift to the islanders'
The uniquely tranquil waters off the coast of Phu Quoc are also the ideal place for the rich development of marine life. But mouthwatering seafood isn’t the only commodity that has had islanders plunging into the shallow depths throughout the years. They have also long sought natural oysters for pearls, even if the odds were against them: only an estimated one in 15,000 oysters contained a natural pearl. Still, that’s why Phu Quoc is known to Vietnamese as ‘Pearl island’. Since the turn of the century, pearl farming has become a budding industry, so the sourcing of pearls and mother of pearl is performed more efficiently thanks to the application of advanced technologies. At the night-market Duong Dong - the island’s capital city - you will see how pearls have been made into rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets. Mother of pearl (also sourced from mussels) from Phu Quoc is also used throughout Vietnam in the crafting of furniture and decorative art. As for the oysters, well, naturally, they’re extremely delicious and highly nutritious. Generally speaking, seafood lovers will be in heaven on Phu Quoc with a vast array of delicious morsels, shellfish and varieties of fish available all around the island.
Phu Quoc has truly been blessed by Mother Nature. Much of this mountainous island paradise is covered in thick, lush forest - over 50 percent of the island is a protected national park - while the coastline boasts some of the most stunning beaches in Southeast Asia. While most tourists come in search of the white sand and turquoise waters, there is much beauty inland. There are exactly 99 hills dotted around the central parts of island, which is home to a rich and fascinating biodiversity including 265 species of animals and 1,164 varieties of plants. The short hike up to see Suoi Tranh waterfalls is one of the most popular short treks for visitors. Guests can also easily travel around the main island of Phu Quoc in a day by renting a driver and car - or for the more adventurous, riding a scooter. Although Phu Quoc is developing, all around the island you will see many of the island’s traditional livelihoods endure and the only time you will see a traffic jam is when a herd of cows meanders across the road. Cradled by Vietnam to the east, and Cambodia to the north, Phu Quoc Island does not even suffer from the impacts of tropical storms that sporadically damage coastal areas of mainland Vietnam. As a result the year-round balmy, and invariably calm, tropical waters that surround Phu Quoc are filled with coral and an abundance of marine life. At Green Bay we provide kayaks and snorkelling equipment for our guests to explore the shallow waters in our secluded bay, but should you wish to venture further, many of the smaller islands to the south of Phu Quoc make for ideal day-trip destinations. The best way to reach these untouched islands is to go by boat (either through a private charter or part of an organised tour). Another fun activity tourists enjoy is an evening squid fishing trip (when you return to shore, you can grill your own supper!). Phu Quoc is actually part of an archipelago consisting of 22 islands, which has been recognised by Unesco as a biosphere reserve. Aware of the precious beauty, and its vulnerability, everyday at Green Bay Resort, we strive to ensure that the environment comes first. Sustainable tourism is truly at the heart of everything we do. Working with bodies such as Phu Quoc National Marine Institute and Unesco, we hope to contribute significantly to the protection and management of the marine area on this paradise island we call home for years to come.
From USD $109 /Room/Night