Mango Bay Resort is located on the west coast of Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam. The resort lies along 700m of beach and covers an area of 20 hectares and is enclosed by two deserted beaches and nature protected forest. Mango Bay is built with close attention to nature and in harmony with the local culture. Waste recycling, solar powered water heating and locally sourced building materials are some of the green practices of this eco-resort.
There are 31 rooms and bungalows spread over the hotel grounds. Rooms are furnished with locally made four-poster beds, cotton mosquito nets, wooden furniture and overhead fans. Most rooms have outdoor bathrooms overlooking the forest behind. There are no artificial luxuries, such as air-conditioning, minibar, TV or telephone inside the rooms.
Of all insect life, butterflies are probably of the most interest to collectors. The butterfly garden concept at Mango Bay does not raise butterflies for collection; rather it supports nature by increasing the survival rate of butterfly eggs.
A trained staff collects butterfly eggs around Mango Bay Resort daily. Staff keep the eggs in boxes marked for different species with the leaves of appropriate trees. Staff collect and change the leaves daily when the eggs develop into grubs and until the pupae has been formed. Staff then place the pupae in different boxes or in a net until butterflies are developed. The new young butterflies are then released into a large netted area for a few days to allow them to become stronger. They are then released back into the wild for mating and new egg production.
Why are the butterflies not kept permanently in the net? Some butterflies need a very high altitude (more than 100 metres) for mating; breeding in the wild is alway more productive than breeding within a captive population due to gene pools.
There are two beaches directly at Mango Bay Resort; Coconut Beach and Casuarina Beach. The sea in this part of the Gulf of Thailand is usually very calm with hardly any waves, so don't bother to bring a surf board!
Nearby Cua Can Beach
Food and Restaurant
The casual, open-air restaurant and bar are situated on rocks, between Coconut Beach and Casuarina Beach. The restaurant has a first-class seafood menu with a changing Today's Special combining Vietnamese and international cuisine.
Mango Bay Team
Chef Cook Thanh knows how to cook a real Pho Bo!