Phu Quoc’s only all-spa inclusive resort, Fusion Resort Phu Quoc, celebrated its first birthday by cutting the ribbon on new villa spa treatment rooms, plus a kids’ club.
The property opened last June with 97 private pool villas, now the five-star Vietnamese property has added eight new villas to its collection with 25 more to follow. The thatched roof villas start at 1,378 sq. ft. and feature one or two bedrooms along with views of the neighboring river and jungle. Interiors feature a natural color scheme with earthy tones and custom-made sunken wooden tubs, while floor-to-ceiling glass doors lead to private walled gardens, plunge pools, and floating hammocks. The 120,664-sq.-ft. Maia Spa & Wellness facility, the largest spa on the island, has added six new treatment rooms, each featuring an outdoor shower, as a complement to the existing 20 double treatment rooms. As the first spa of its kind on the island, Maia’s menu of massages, reflexology, body wraps, scrubs and beauty treatments is available to all guests, without limits, at no extra cost. At Mini Maia, the newly relocated kids club, children are kept busy with hourly activities offered seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The activities often promote different aspects of the local culture including Vietnamese language classes and art with coconut leaves to more active pursuits such as badminton and cycling excursions. The purpose-built space is also equipped with a variety of toys, educational equipment, and games.
As part of the expansion project, Fusion Resort Phu Quoc has also broadened guest’s access to local flavors. On Thursday evenings, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., the resort hosts a mini Vietnamese street food market at the Secret Garden restaurant. Specialties include fresh spring rolls and salads with a Vietnamese twist such as pomelo with calamari and shrimp, and grilled eggplant with tofu. Live cooking stations give guests the chance to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of an authentic street food market, with fresh meats and seafood grilled over hot spitting coals, while local chefs prepare everything right before their eyes. To add to the festivities, souvenir vendors are also set up and there’s the option for guests to partake in traditional Vietnamese games.