Family paradise in sun-soaked Vietnam
The new Intercontinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort welcomes young guests with open arms.
As the largest island within the UNESCO Kien Giang Biosphere Reserve, Phu Quoc is a tropical destination that is as unique as it is beautiful. At least 50 per cent of the island is covered by National Park, and it is home to world-famous pearl farms, thriving marine life and rich coral reefs. Surrounded by turquoise sea, Phu Quoc is a memorable setting for a family holiday.
Intercontinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort sits on the tail end of Long Beach, a 10-minute drive from the international airport and 20 minutes from the island’s main town of Duong Dong. Family members from four to 12 years will be enthralled by the 250-squaremetre Planet Trekkers Kids’ Club. Parents can be assured that their young adventurers will be fully supervised while having an unforgettable time forming new friendships and having fun with culturally inclined indoor and outdoor activities. There’ll also be opportunities for kids to dress up and take to the stage in the resort’s auditorium for their biggest fans: their parents. Water babies will be at home in the Splash! family pool, swooshing down the water slide, feeding the koi fish and hunting for gnomes in the herb garden.
The resort also provides a dedicated kids’ dining area that doubles as a ‘Kids Can Cook’ cooking school. Budding gourmands can not only learn and practise preparing their favourite treats but also gain knowledge of local ingredients, all under the guidance of the Intercontinental chefs. When kids need time out, The Hideout games room is complete with computers, gaming consoles, a reading corner and an extensive library of DVDS and board games. For parents wishing to have a romantic night out, in-room babysitting and nannies are available for a fee.
Among its 459 elegant accommodation options, Intercontinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort features 115 one-, two- and three-bedroom suites with kitchens that are ideal for families of all sizes. Resort Family Suite Reservations enjoy a personal welcome by a Planet Trekkers Host for children under 12 while parents enjoy a private resort and room orientation. Additionally, little guests will receive a Children’s Welcome Kit packed with everything they need for their stay.
When it comes to dining with kids, Intercontinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort has space and menus for everyone. Kids will love the pastries and sandwiches of Mercado café, as well as the delicious picnic baskets available for family excursions. The Sea Shack on the beachfront will delight children with its tapas-style barbecue and grill dishes, while Ombra by the pool serves traditional pizza, pasta and gelato to tempt all ages. At Sora & Umi, Japanese and Vietnamese cuisine is enjoyed alongside live cooking stations, with a dedicated space for kids to dine and play.