Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Phu Quoc Vietnam (2024 Updated)

Vietnam, especially Saigon & Phú Quốc is friendly and open to all visitors. As guests who are members of the gay and lesbian community, are welcomed here including in a number of gay friendly hotels Phu Quoc. 

Phú Quốc is a Vietnamese island off the coast of Cambodia in the Gulf of Thailand. It’s known for white-sand beaches and resorts, most of which are along the palm-lined southwest coast. More than half of the island is part of Phú Quốc National Park, which features mountains, dense tropical jungle, hiking trails and wildlife. Duong Dong is the largest town, with day and night markets selling crafts, produce and fish.

Top attractions to visit in Phú Quốc

How many days do you need in Phú Quốc?
If you‘re short on time and budget, you should still spend at least 2-3 days in Phu Quoc if you truly want to enjoy everything on the island. A one-day trip to the Southern part and another short trip to the North is enough to get the whole island covered


Day Trips in Phú Quốc



1. Friends Gay Guesthouse – Gay Friendly Hotels Phu Quoc

Friends Gay Guesthouse
Friends Gay Guesthouse

Friends Gay Guesthouse features air-conditioned rooms with cable flat-screen TV in the Duong Dong district of Phu Quoc. Boasting barbecue facilities, the guest house is close to several noted attractions, around 700 m from Sung Hung Pagoda, 300 m from Su Muon Pagoda and less than 1 km from Phu Quoc Night Market. The guest house has a hot tub, a shared lounge and free WiFi.

The rooms will provide guests with a wardrobe and a kettle.

5 cosy, spacious rooms in a newly build (western standard) 4 floors tower like house. Large jacuzzi and sun chairs on the rooftop, to admire 360 view of the sea, town and green jungle hills, while nobody will see you. Every room equipped with a queen or king size bed, TV with Netflix, minibar, safety box and hair dryer. A fully equipped kitchen and bar with lounge downstairs. Bar and rooftop is open for visitors 1pm to 11pm every day except the club night on Saturdays. Every Saturday 8pm to 2am gay club night with foam party. Entrance 100K VND or free in case of rain.

So good idea with a gay hotel on Phu Quoc and very well executed one. Spacious, light rooms with individual design. It’s a small hotel with a very friendly feeling. Justifying the name. This high level of comfort for that price is very unusual for Vietnam and the low price is definitely unusual for gay hotels. A winning combo in my eyes!

The rooftop offering a stunning view over the entire town, harbour and green surroundings. Location is very near the Night Market. Not being on the beach, might be a downside, but there are so many nice beaches on Phu Quoc. So not being attached to just one is rather a plus side, a freedom. Duong Dong is right in the middle of the island and is perfect for exploring both North and South.
Down in the lobby there is a bar open for visitors. The owners, two hot guys, are living on the property. They are very helpful, and they are another nice feature of this place.

So far this is the only gay establishment on Phu Quoc. Well done, guys.

Gay Hotels Phu Quoc
Gay Hotels Phu Quoc


How much does a room costs at Friends Gay Guesthouse Phu Quoc?


Prices start 24$/night for King Room.  The King Room with Sea View is 33$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Double or Twin Room includes a 40-inch LCD TV, dressing table and a comfortable seating area. Elegantly-designed bathroom offers a luxurious rain shower.

Where to book online – Friends Gay Guesthouse –  Gay Hotels Phu Quoc Vietnam – you can find the best hotels deals in Phu Quoc during Epizode Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Phu Quoc on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Phu Quoc Vietnam

Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island
Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island

Set in Phu Quoc, 4 km from Sung Hung Pagoda, Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island offers accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, free bikes and an outdoor swimming pool. With a bar, the property also has a garden, as well as a private beach area. There is a fitness centre, evening entertainment and a 24-hour front desk.

All guest rooms come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer and a desk. At the resort all rooms include a wardrobe and a private bathroom.

A buffet breakfast is available every morning at Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island.

With a dedication to providing outstanding hospitality, Salinda Resort is a five-star boutique resort, located on the prime location on Phu Quoc Island with stunning views on romantic sunsets. The resort features 121 luxury rooms, suites and villas designed in contemporary style with added local touch that creates an almost seamless transition from the inside out, all whilst being surrounded by the elegance and simplicity of the island’s natural environment.

Salinda Resort has three unique restaurants with its distinctive venue concept and specialty Head Chef; and an authentic Thai spa with signature treatments, such as the pearl massage or warm herbal compress that pays tribute to Phu Quoc Island natural ingredients and ancient Thai wellness secrets. An infinity salt-filtered pool near a private golden beach overlooks breathtaking sunset, sprinkled with palm trees that cast a natural shade.

The hotel was luxurious, staff very helpful, so keen to please their guests and so very polite.
Food was great and I thought the location was good. Close to the airport but far away not to notice planes landing or taking off. About 15 mins taxi drive away from the night market. Not that we needed to leave the resort as it had everything we needed.

The beach is fabulous and very calm(at least in October it was!). The pool was lovely and a had a separate kids area which our children loved. We had an ocean view room and the sunsets are spectacular on a clear day. Service is excellent; our daughter had a minor fall before check in and the resort manager, Jeevan, arranged a doctor immediately for us at the hotel. The night market was a short taxi ride away too for some seafood dinners. Breakfast was a huge spread too!

The resort provides a free shuttle to and from the airport so let them know what flight you are arriving on. The staff are gracious and welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. The resort is on the beach with sunbeds in the sun or shade and a large pool with filtered sea water which was lovely to swim in. We had a hill facing room with balcony. The room was very large with the biggest bed I have ever seen, about 9ft wide! Large walk in shower with divine toiletries.

There are six bottles of water, replaced every day, a good hairdryer and even a straw beach bag. Breakfast is an amazing buffet, probably the best I have ever seen and you can eat indoors or on the terrace. A special mention to Vu in the restaurant and Ann at reception who were more than helpful. There are two or three reasonably priced restaurants within a three minute walk of the hotel and lots of options close to or in the night market which is about ten minutes in a taxi. The beach in front of the hotel is spotless but unfortunately not all the beaches in the vicinity are kept as well.

Salinda is a beautiful resort. Set on its own stretch of private beach, with an infinity pool from which to gaze out to sea, the resort blends its grand architecture within skilfully curated gardens, water features, and artworks. Walking around the resort is a calming, meditative experience. Stone paths flutter with butterflies and birds while sculptures peek between flowers of every colour.

The pool is clean, cool, and at just 5% salinity, is a comfortable and pleasant swim. Next to the pool you have a bar from which you can order by raising the flag at your lounger table. The pool staff are extremely attentive and won’t let you lift a finger, laying out your towels, raising your umbrella, and bringing you drinks whenever you ask. They had one of my favourite beers on tap, Pasteur Street Jasmine IPA, too.

The reception area took our breath away when we arrived. Its cool stone floors and expansive seating just screamed luxury, and the staff welcomed us with series of fruit drinks (six each!) and a cold towel with which to refresh ourselves. After the sweaty, dusty heat of Saigon, it was like arriving in Paradise.

The rooms are good. We had booked the Deluxe Garden but were upgraded – for free – to the Deluxe Sea-View. The rooms are tastefully decorated with a large bathroom and rainfall shower and plenty of quality amenities (I didn’t even use the shampoo and shower gel I’d brought). The balcony overlooked palm trees and was the perfect place to relax and watch the sunset before getting ready for dinner.

A highlight of the resort is the High Note bar. There is live music most nights and the vaulted ceiling made for great acoustics. The cocktail list is extensive – they can make anything you want and their Manhattan is excellent. The band accepts requests, and as the hotel was quiet during our stay, they played anything we wanted.

Salinda is a resort that rewards you for staying there. There’s so much to do. From swimming in the pool to walking the gardens, playing pool to visiting the spa. There’s art everywhere you look, and also a small shop in the resort that sells local crafts, pearls, and essentials like mosquito spray. We only ventured into town once but preferred the peaceful charms of Salinda.

The staff were outstanding and always so cheerful and accommodating. Every effort was made to meet everyone’s wishes. I will long remember Chi and alien.

The various restaurants were very good and in particular we enjoyed the Vietnamese. One evening we had a delicious rib eye steak meal and I went to the chef to thank him. Next morning at breakfast the chef appeared with a copy of the recipe. How kind of him.

The town of Duong Dong is worth a visit to see the night market but there is little else.

The hotel has a private beach which is absolutely lovely and the sea is clear with no stones or shingle on the seabed.

Gay Friendly Hotels Phu Quoc
Gay Friendly Hotels Phu Quoc

How much does a room costs at Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island?


Prices start 103$/night for Deluxe Room with Hill View. The Premium Deluxe Double Room with Sea View is 136$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Featuring a balcony with sea views, this luxurious, air-conditioned double room has an iPod dock, flat-screen satellite TV, safe and minibar. A seating area and private bathroom with hairdryer and free toiletries are provided.

Room with bathtub is subject to available (advance request is required).

Where to book online – Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island –  Gay Friendly Hotels Phu Quoc Vietnam – you can find the best hotels deals in Phu Quoc during Epizode Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Phu Quoc on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Little Garden BungalowGay Friendly Hotels Phu Quoc


Little Garden Bungalow
Little Garden Bungalow


Situated in Phu Quoc, 1.8 km from Sung Hung Pagoda, Little Garden Bungalow features accommodation with a bar, free private parking, a shared lounge and a garden. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a sun terrace. The resort offers an outdoor swimming pool and room service and free WiFi.

At the resort, rooms have a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. At Little Garden Bungalow, every room has a seating area.

Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a à la carte breakfast.

The area is popular for diving, and bike hire and car hire are available at Little Garden Bungalow.

Convenient location. Just a short walk to restaurants, shops and beach. You can find a few good restaurants nearby.

The bungalows are about 200m up a non descript road, which carries a small amount of local traffic. Forget the hype of Sao Beach, just walk down the road, cross over and 400 m down is a perfect golden sandy beach, few people, great swimming, and only 200,000VND for a great full body massage.

The hotel is situated up a hidden lane so is very quiet at night time yet only a 5 minute walk to all of the bars and restaurants. The rooms were lovely, bright and spacious with good air con. The only downside was the sun beds round the pool don’t get much sun during the day due to the trees however there is a beach a 10 minute walk away for sunbathing. Overall excellent value for money and would definitely return.

This is a real gem of a place to stay, just off the main road, up one of the side tracks. Rooms are very clean and well sized, with comfortable beds and air conditioning. Swimming pool area is surrounded by plants, flowers and trees. Staff are delightful and extremely kind and helpful.

Little Garden Bungalow is a five to 10 minutes walk to Sunset Beach, depending on your pace. One can chill out at Sunset Beach Bar. It is a long stretch of beach. It is well-located between the north and south side of the island and about 20 minutes walk to the famous Phu Quoc Night Market.


How much does a room costs at Little Garden Bungalow?


Prices start 30$/night for Bungalow King Bed. The Double Room with Pool View is 35$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room features air conditioning, sea view and minibar.

Where to book online – Little Garden Bungalow –  Gay Friendly Hotels Phu Quoc – you can find the best hotels deals in Phu Quoc during Epizode Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Phu Quoc on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


4. Mango Bay Resort 4*Gay Friendly Hotels Phu Quoc


Mango Bay Resort
Mango Bay Resort

Mango Bay Phu Quoc Resort is spread over 700 m of private sandy beach and 20 hectares of natural greenery. Private and quiet, this eco-friendly nature resort features free WiFi access and complimentary parking on site.

Cool natural wind enters the rooms and bungalows through wooden shutters. Four-poster beds, ceiling fans and cotton mosquito nets are provided. All rooms and bungalows enjoy views of either the sea or the garden from terraces. Solar-heated hot-water showers are equipped in the bathrooms.

This is a low density resort, driven by a passion for the environment, intelligent use of materials, and strong support for island culture. Mango Bay is tucked away off the beaten track, with Vietnam’s first rammed earth bungalows, enclosed by beach and protected forest. There are no air-cons, television sets or telephones in the rooms for a true fusion with nature at the island’s first eco-friendly resort. All rooms and bungalows have open sea views and offer mosquito nets.

Mango Bay is absolutely wonderful! It is so beautiful and the views from the restaurant are just breathtaking. The food was sensational – I had the best veggie Pad Thai of my whole life!!

It is amazing how environmentally conscious they are and just goes to show that it is possible to have an awesome experience and minimise the impact of tourism on the environment at the same time.

We loved the activities – free paddle boarding, kayaking etc. and a special shout out goes to your lovely yoga teacher for running such wonderful classes each morning.

It’s very special for this Island. The beach and location are great, same as the staff.

You have to consider that the bungalow are open to the nature and all insects are in your bungalow. Therefore you have mosquito net above your bed. Also your only bathroom is Outdoor. We had the experience of a snake in our shower but seems like this happens not really often.
In addition you also don’t have an AC in the Bungalows.

The whole resort is super environment-friendly. What is great. No plastic bottles, only glass, no straws etc.

The spot itself is located on one of the most beautiful parts of the coast, perfectly preserved with the feeling of having your own ”Robinson Crusoe” cabin in a gentle jungle.

The menu is highly diversified and you will appreciate the fine taste of Vietnamese and Thai cooking alongside delicious cocktails facing the sunset.

The tucked away beach offers the tranquility of the natural environment– even the bathrooms in the bungalows are outdoors (but with plenty of privacy). We stayed in the bungalow with a beautiful view of the sea, and slept to the soothing sounds of waves. There was an incredible breeze all day and night, but if you are looking for air conditioning, then this place may not be for you.

The staff was warm and accommodating. They were very helpful in arranging for airport transportation and offering suggestions of things to see on the island.

The food and drinks at the resort’s restaurants were delicious. Everything we ate was worth eating again, but the service could be a bit slow.

This is a great resort in a lovely setting with fantastic staff and brilliant food. The grounds are extensive so you never feel the place is too busy. We stayed in a Plantation Sea View villa, which was lovely, but all the accommodation looked very nice.

Yes, the villas are ‘in nature‘ which means the odd gecko or frog and some noise at night, so if you want five star type resort then maybe think again, though the service and location here are five star for sure. Lao, Max and Jenny were all great in the restaurant, with lots of tips and suggestions about food and the surrounding area. The food comes from a long and varied menu and is expertly cooked. The yoga lessons are very good and in a lovely setting outdoors. The beaches are very pleasant and the sea shallow and calm and good for all ages to paddle or swim.

The lovely natural villas are set in lush grounds and feel very ‘back to nature’ but still with the necessary luxuries. There is no pool but it’s not needed as the beach and water are just great. There is a fantastic beach bar for lunch and dinner and a main restaurant for breakfast and dinner both waters edge. The food is really excellent, very fresh with plenty of fish, local produce and BBQ. The spa is in a lovely thatched hut with a whole range of great treatments.

LGBT Friendly Hotels Phu Quoc
LGBT Friendly Hotels Phu Quoc

How much does a room costs at Mango Bay Resort?


Prices start 43$/night for Superior Double Room with Sea View – Verandah. The Deluxe Bay View Private Villa is 128$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Featuring Evening Breeze® energy saving and environmentally friendly bed-space cooling system, this villa is elevated 8 metres above the beach within a natural forest overlooking panoramic views of the Bay.

With natural rammed earth walls, this two-storey villa is fitted with a balcony and a terrace on stilts. The bedroom features a four-poster king-sized bed and bay window. There is also an open-planned living room equipped with a lounge daybed, minibar and Nespresso coffee machine. En suite bathroom offers a hot shower facility.

Where to book online – Mango Bay Resort –  LGBT Friendly Hotels Phu Quoc – you can find the best hotels deals in Phu Quoc during Epizode Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Phu Quoc on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.



5. Cassia Cottage 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Phu Quoc


Cassia Cottage has a 130 m private beach, 3 swimming pools, lush gardens and an outdoor restaurant, the Spice House. This property takes pride of offering tranquil accommodation with free WiFi and free mineral water.

Cassia Cottage is 10-minute drive from Phu Quoc airport, which is a 50-minute domestic flight from Ho Chi Minh City and a 2 hour, 10-minute domestic flight from Hanoi. It is a 15-minute walk to Duong Dong Town’s night market.

All cottages provide privacy and air conditioning. Each has its own kettle with tea set, minibar and safe. Private bathroom includes a shower.


Named the BEST HOTEL ON PHU QUOC 2018 and TOP 10 BEST HOTELS 2018 WORLDWIDE by Northern European travel companies, Cassia Cottage is a place where guests can truly switch off and unwind. This boutique beach resort features 58 tastefully furnished rooms and cottages.

All are complete with all the amenities of a premium hotel, aside from a television. Large open spaces, lush gardens of spices and flowers, together with warm genuine local hospitality lend Cassia Cottage its hallmark relaxing and carefree ambiance; making it a meditative sanctuary where the modern pace of life washes out to sea.

This is a truly romantic and special resort location set on the Vietnamese island of Phu Quoc. The grounds are stunning with beautiful cottages with 3 pools right on a lovely sand beach. There is a great bar and restaurant and very friendly staff.

The gardens are splendid and maintained with loving care. Each low slung building is unique while the original two buildings which were the home of the American spice merchant have been converted to multi bedroom cottages. There is twice daily yoga an unexpected surprise a multi use open room with books in multiple languages. The staff are kind and considerate locally recruited and trained. A wonderful alternative to impersonal mega resorts. Would love to come back again and again

The athmosphere and attention to details is amazing, it is not the most luxurious place but it has everything you could ever wish for in order to have a great and relaxing vacation. It’s an oasis in Phu Quoc, the owner built his house here once and you feel like you are coming home to him as a guest or the extension to what once was his home. He has been able to maintain what once made him settle here in a remarkable way.

This is nothing like the big resorts one might be used to, this is family business, here you are greeted with smiles everywhere from staff that is nothing but totally amazing. They are not drilled robots, they are real human beings that are as curious about you as we are about them, just the way we like and love it. You can find ways to communicate with them if you try even though you don’t share a common language.

We really enjoyed our garden cottage (9B), i am sure there are fancier rooms but it was amazing to have the “jungle” (or what was left of it) right outside the door. Friendly geckos, frogs and and a really cool lizard neighbour living in the brick wall on the back. The song (i guess some would call it screams) from the geckos just added to the atmosphere!.

The whole environmental thinking with the healthy choices of food, no bad detergents and the electrical mosquito catchers instead of poison is rather unique (i believe) as well. Ahh we miss the smell of Cassia in the morning!

Beach cleaned every day from rubbish washed up and they have an area of the sea in front of the hotel netted off for your safety. 3 pools to use and they were never busy. Beach bar has darts and a pool table to use. Great to watch the sunset from either the infinity pool, bar, restaurant or beach.

If you’re looking for a little slice of paradise with great service and food thrown in then this is the place to be. We had a large sea facing room which was part of the old block of the hotel but set in beautiful mature gardens and facing the crashing waves onto the beach. My husband who’s a much earlier riser than me enjoyed sitting out and watching the ocean.

There are 3 pools and unfortunately the adult pool (which was just outside our room) was under maintenance whilst we were there. However the larger infinity pool next to the restaurant had enough sun loungers for guests and as it was low season we never had any issues.

The Spice House restaurant served a fabulous breakfast and most memorable for us was the freshly baked bread and fresh passionfruit every day!

The service throughout our stay was second to none. Nothing was too much trouble and the staff were helpful, polite and friendly.

How much does a room costs at Cassia Cottage?


Prices start 90$/night for Deluxe Double Room with Garden View. The Two-Bedroom Villa with Ocean View is 202$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Offering a sea view, this villa features 2 separate bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, a large living-room and private veranda with sunbeds and table. A tea/coffee maker, minibar, safe and 2 bottles of water are included.

Where to book online – Cassia Cottage –  Gay Friendly Hotels Phu Quoc – you can find the best hotels deals in Phu Quoc during Epizode Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Phu Quoc on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.