La Veranda smells like lemongrass. It feels like the home of French aristocrats in 19th-century Vietnam. Fitting, as this Accor-managed, four-star resort on a private strip of Phu Quoc’s Duong Dung Beach was built 12 years ago by a French-Indochine family with four generations of history in Southeast Asia. The resort’s 70 rooms face west onto the Gulf of Thailand, which translates into idyllic tropical sunsets.
Somewhere off Phu Quoc is a privately owned island that, if you’re lucky enough, might just be open for a visit. Jesse Meadows discovered that despite the growing debris in the surrounding seas, here the water remains crystal clear. Photos by Trung Del
My boss and I were discussing the upcoming holiday.
Thailand’s biggest city through a lens
A detour on the route to Mui Ne unveils a getaway only 40km from Saigon. Words and photos by Kyle Phanroy
Jesse Meadows makes a pilgrimage to a pagoda and statue to the northwest of Hanoi
It’s just over the border, and yet for many people living in Vietnam, the Cambodian capital remains a mystery. Owen Salisbury goes on a foodie tour of Phnom Penh and discovers that when it comes to dining, this city is in a world of its own