Back in 2015, the ban on same-sex marriage was lifted in Vietnam! As a result, gay travellers can now happily travel and co-exist in Vietnam with their partners or head out for a fun vacation with the squad without a worry! In this guide we'll tell you just how to make the most of your gay vacation in Phu Quoc whilst staying in 5-star, Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island.
DAY 1 : Check out the handsome men at Salinda Resort. Oh, and don’t forget to check into your romantic Suite Sunset Villa!
Check into your Suite Sunset Villa at Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island a fully equipped luxurious suite with breathtaking sea views from the spacious balcony!
Whether it’s Cyan By the Pool, on the resort’s private beach, or in the peaceful garden, there are many romantic places to relax with your partner. The fantastic location make this boutique hotel a haven. It is ideal for gay travellers who wish to indulge in a romantic and personalised experience that comes hand-in-hand with a boutique resort stay.
9.00am - 10.30am | Tuck into your breakfast with a smile: Hotel breakfasts can often be a letdown. Whether you’re a food lover or need a sufficient breakfast to keep your energy levels up for the activities ahead in the day, Salinda Resort’s buffet breakfast won’t disappoint. Enjoy from delicious eggs, cereals, fresh fruit or breakfast noodles, to special sparkling wine while listening to the mellow piano melody. You’ll find plenty of things to stir up your morning appetite.
10.30am – 1.00pm | Lounge on a private beach: As a gay traveller, we know that your privacy is of utmost importance. It’s essential you are in an environment that’ll allow you to your unapologetic fabulous self so that all need to focus on is relaxation! Stepping onto Salinda Resort’s private beach, a tropical paradise with a uniquely secluded atmosphere that differs from the rest of Phu Quoc’s crowded beaches. Leave the groups of noisy tourists and families behind and unwind as you lay back on the sand, side by side with your man!
1.00pm – 2.30pm | Take a break from your super tough morning of relaxation for a cocktail-lunch: Head to Salinda Resort’s Pool Bar to freshen up and enjoy a snack or a cocktail, or both!
Experience the relaxed, luxurious surroundings with views of tall, tropical palm trees and elegant sun loungers inviting you back on the beach for an afternoon snooze.
3.00pm – 5.00pm | An afternoon out at the Suoi Tranh Waterfall : Lose yourself at the lush green surroundings of Suoi Tranh Waterfall. This 4 metre-tall waterfall is surrounded by several walking paths, natural caves and rock pools, all waiting to be explored.
It's a great place to enjoy bird-watching, picnic with your family or hike through a lush jungle. If you feel adventurous, hike up the 15-kilometre stream to Hang Doi.
5.00pm – 7.00pm | A Thai massage with a touch of class: Salinda Spa. Indulge in a traditional Thai Massage that aims stimulate all five senses echoing the spa’s ethos. If you aren’t travelling solo, inquire about a couple’s Thai Massage, a private massage experience ideal for gay couples!
7.00pm – 9.00pm | Enjoy an authentic Italian dinner at Phu Quoc. Head to your hotel’s Italian restaurant "Casa Italiana", which will guide you to the delicious Italian cuisine and culture with its rich menu bustling in Mediterranean flavors.
A typical menu at Casa Italiana consists of a hot or cold starter (antipasti), the main dish (risotto or homemade pasta), the 2nd dish (the main course) and a dessert (dolce).
9.30am | Relax at the High Note Bar Lounge: High Note Bar Lounge is your place to be for a snack through the day or a casual drink in an intimate environment in the evening. Live music performances are performed daily after 9 p.m!
A Film Music Concert takes place every wednesday and there you will get to enjoy your drink while listening to theme songs by popular movies performed "Live" by Jacob's Well Band.
DAY 2: Exploring culture within luxury means in Phu Quoc!
9.00am - 10.30am | A healthy breakfast to start the day: The main dishes are slightly different day after day, so you will get to enjoy new flavors during your second breakfast. Make sure to include many healthy delicacies on your 2nd breakfast at Salinda, and enjoy one of the freshly-squeezed juices or the numerous tropical fruits like dragon fruit!
11.00am - 2.30pm | Wander around Phu Quoc Prison! Exploration of a prison might sound pretty weird when on vacations, however it's one of the most popular activities in Phu Quoc Island. This is the place were Northern Vietnamese soldiers were imprisoned during the Vietnam War.
Nowadays, it works as a museum with torture instruments, photographs of former prisoners and various life sized mannequins which will give you goosebumps. It's the best way to explore Vietnam's history!
2.30pm - 4.30pm | Enjoy a traditional Indian lunch! Part of Salinda Resort’s dining experiences includes an Indian restaurant, Namaste India. The restaurant offers traditional Indian cuisine, including from tikka prepared in a tandoor oven to the very special Indian ice cream, kulfi.
The exquisite dishes of Namaste India like the machali, the butter chicken curry, the fish madras and the Thali are bustling in vivid colours and aromas.
4.30pm - 6.30pm | A quiet drink at the stylish Cyan by the Pool! Put on your best shirt and quickly opt to the hotel's pool bar "Cyan by the Pool" to embrace a heartwarming sunset. An eclectic collection of cocktails will enhance the feeling of luxury on your last evening at the boutique resort.
8.00pm - 10.00pm | Relax at your own private villa! You will most probably feel heavy after such action-packed trip, so spend your last evening on the island, relaxing at your own private villa. Take a refreshing rain shower in the marble en-suite bathroom and read your favorite book while listening to the sound of the waves.
A gay tropical dream in Phu Quoc!
From partying in gay-friendly bars, finding bargains in local markets and shops, to soaking up the sun on Vietnam’s gay beaches, Phu Quoc island is the ultimate Asian getaway for gay travellers who wish to experience culture within a private, luxury boutique resort that’s not going to give you any hassle! To begin planning you Phu Quoc gay vacation, check booking information at Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island.