Phu Quoc, Vietnam, 23 July, 2018: An ideal luxury travel destination for families, the new InterContinental® Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort, Vietnam, which opened on 28 June, has plenty of activities, services, and amenities tailored especially for those travelling with children.
A press release issued by Resort said located on the largest island in South Vietnam, Phu Quoc is a tropical island destination that is as unique as it is beautiful. Listed by UNESCO as World Biosphere Reserve in 2006, the island of Phu Quoc itself is covered with at least 50% of National Park, and is home to world famous pearl farms, as well as thriving marine life and rich coral reefs of the surrounding turquoise sea that are sure to make any family stay at InterContinental® Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort one that is truly memorable.
The press release said resort itself sits along the tail end of Long Beach, a mere 15 minutes’ drive from the international airport and 20 minutes from the island’s main town of Duong Dong. This spot along the 20 kilometre stretch of beach is the perfect place for families to experience the picturesque tropical beaches and pristine waters of Phu Quoc, as well as the cultural charm of nearby towns and magnificent ocean sunsets.
Big activities for little guests
InterContinental® Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort offers an incredible 250-square-metre Planet Trekkers Kids’ Club for families. Parents can be assured that their 4-12-year-olds will be fully supervised and secure, all the while having an unforgettable time forming new friendships and engaging with fun, lively, culturally-inclined indoor and outdoor activities. These include games and themed activities that introduce children to the vibrant Vietnamese culture, the arts of dancing, acting, and crafting, such as conical hat and lotus lantern making to be worn and lit during the daily sunset ritual. Also featured are fun drama lessons, dress-ups and a show at the resort’s auditorium for their biggest fans – the parents. Water-based activities at ‘Splash!’ family pool include time on the water slide and games, feeding the Koi fish, and hunting the gnomes in the herb garden.
InterContinental® Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort also has a dedicated children’s dining area, which doubles as an exciting ‘Kids Can Cook’ cooking school, leaving children entertained for hours on end. Guided by the resort’s chefs, supervised by professional associates, children can not only learn and practise preparing their favourite treats, but also gain knowledge of local ingredients.
The new InterContinental® Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort features a number of facilities to occupy children while parents enjoy their time relaxing at the exclusive HARNN Heritage Spa, or enjoying a glass of champagne at the incredible INK 360 Sky Bar, with 360 degree views of Phu Quoc and the surrounding waters. The resort provides a daily schedule of ever-changing recreational and watersport activities that are suited to all-ages. There is also a games room called The Hideout complete with computers, videogames and consoles, reading corner, and an extensive library of DVD movies and board games.
Across the resort there are four swimming pools to choose from. Oasis pool, situated close to the beach, has been designed for a leisurely and relaxing escape and is a serene space of calm surrounded with spacious pool decks and beautiful panoramic views across the ocean horizon. The infinity lap pool Vista is ideal for an aquatic workout or leisurely laps in a calm environment, while the lively Splash! family pool has been designed specifically with children in mind. Located next to the Planet Trekkers children’s club on the northern side of the resort, the landscaped pool features fun water slides and inflatable toys to provide hours of enjoyment for younger guests.
For couples seeking a romantic night out for two, they are welcome to leave their children in their room or suite, with InterContinental® Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort providing experienced babysitters and nannies for hire.
Family suites and villas
The 459 elegant accommodations of the resort include 115 one- two- and three-bedroom suites with kitchens that are ideal for families of all sizes, offering multiple sleeping and dining options for parents and carers travelling with children, while a choice of luxurious villas are also suitable for multi-generational families wishing for more space and privacy. Resort Family Suite Reservations at the new InterContinental® Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort enjoy a personal welcome by a Planet Trekkers Host for children under 12 while parents enjoy a private resort and room orientation on check in. Additionally, children will receive special Children’s Welcome Kit with an activities schedule, resort map highlighting the pools, club and games locations, a colouring book and their very own name badge sticker.
All Family Suites and Club InterContinental reservations receive special bathroom amenities for children – with Johnsons Baby Shampoo, Powder, Oil, Soap and a rubber ducky for ages 0-3, and Teddy amenities and matching toothbrush for children aged 4-7. Allowing for 48 hours advance notice, parents can also choose between three room decoration themes for their children’s accommodations, including Under the Sea, Jungle Adventure or Beach Camping.
Dining for the whole family
When it comes to dining with children, the new InterContinental® Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort has space and menus for everyone. Children will love the pastries and sandwiches of Mercado café, as well as their delicious picnic baskets available for family excursions. The Sea Shack on the beachfront will delight children with its marine-focused menu of tapas style BBQ and grill dishes, while Ombra by the pool serves traditional pizzas, homemade pastas and gelato to tempt all ages. At Sora & Umi, Japanese and Vietnamese cuisine is enjoyed alongside live cooking stations and features a dedicated space for children to dine and play while parents enjoy their meal.