INK 360 sets up shop on Viet­nam’s most idyl­lic is­land

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The freshly opened In­tercon­ti­nen­tal Phu Quoc in Viet­nam now has an­other claim to fame - it’s home to the high­est bar on the is­land, a dra­matic, avant-garde nightspot styled af­ter ex­otic sea mon­sters of lore.

INK 360 is perched on the 19th floor of the ho­tel, over­look­ing the is­land’s white beaches and pris­tine wa­ters for as far as the eye can see. In­side the sky­bar, the nau­ti­cal mo­tif con­tin­ues - the huge, dra­matic ten­drils wrought of iron coiled up around the main bar are hard to miss.

INK 360 tem­pers its bold aes­thetic with more sub­tle de­sign el­e­ments as well, in­clud­ing mother of pearl in­lays and white mar­ble floors to evoke the smooth ocean floor. While the sky­bar’s aes­thetic sen­si­bil­i­ties cer­tainly make a state­ment, the real draw comes from be­hind the bar.

Be­spoke cock­tails are the top of the menu here - but if you’re pressed to think of your own dram, let the mae­stros be­hind the bar work their magic. Sig­na­ture cock­tails in­clude the Un­cle Ho Peni­cillin, a brac­ing mix­ture of Scot­tish whiskey, lo­cally sourced honey and lap­sang sou­chong, is a heady East-meets-west elixir that will put a spring in your step.

On an is­land as beau­ti­ful as Phu Quoc, there’s no bet­ter way to round up your day than to sit back in a lounger atop the high­est bar in the is­land, and lux­u­ri­ate in the warmth of the set­ting sun with a cold cock­tail in hand. phuquoc. in­tercon­ti­nen­

Clock­wise from top left, In­dulge in a cool drink as you watch the sun­set atop INK 360; an ae­rial view of the sprawl­ing rooftop bar; the bar has a dra­matic, baroque nau­ti­cal theme

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