advertisement

If, for whatever reason, you hanker for in-town living, Long Beach Hotel (Cua Lap, Duong To Commune; tel. 077/398-1818) is a basic minihotel in the heart of Duong Dong, but considering that you can bag yourself a seaside resort for just peanuts more, there's little reason to stay here.

Long Beach -- Long Beach is where you'll find the island's best accommodations. The beach is getting busier with touts and sellers, but a friendly, laid-back atmosphere prevails. Ong Lang Beach is just to the north of Duong Dong town and is slated for large-scale resort development.

Ong Lang Beach -- Just 6km (3 3/4 miles) north of Duong Dong town, a little turnoff leads to this collection of bungalows. Go before it becomes a giant resort area (soon).

Phu Quoc Resort or Thang Loi (tel. 077/398-5002; www.phu-quoc.de) is a little budget enclave of simple, rustic bungalows starting at $10 (down the northern fork of the turnoff on the main road; south is Mango Bay). The resort is in a shaded grove high above the beach, and the central dining area is a good place to pick up a game of cards and meet some fellow travelers.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.