The staff was amazing! Very friendly and had great suggestions about which placets to visit on the island. Breakfast and diner were always very tasty and even more enjoyable on the deck at sunrise and sunset.
River Mouth on the north end of Phu Quoc island is truly a relaxing paradise. We spent 3 nights there and had the most wonderful experience in the private room. The decor was beautiful, the service was even better, and the location is away from all the tourists yet not a long drive from the airport and main town. There are local little shops and places to eat right around the corner and beaches nearby.
Tran, the manager, made our stay special. She made us feel as if we were part of the family. The room we were in was only available for 2 nights, as we had only booked for that amount of time, and wanted to extend our stay, so we were accommodated a few minutes away in another incredible homestay. We came back from a long day of riding the scooters (available for hire there) and our bags and suitcases were already in our new room. Such a good service.
I recommend this place to anyone looking for an eco-homestay, with beautiful decor, splendid service and a great relaxing location on the river, close to the beach.
I can highly recommend The River Mouth Phu Quoc! This place has really great atmosphere, food is delicious and people who work there are so nice and helpful.
There is a common area where you can chat with other people and rest.
I loved The River Mouth and wish could come back there some day :)
We could easily see ourselves staying in this little homestay forever, meeting the sun on the little deck on the river delta and watching the sunsets in the beach, letting the time go by as we immerse in the life of this cosy fishing village.. we loved everything about this homestay, starting from the nice rooms surrounded by lush vegetation to the deck above the river where we watched local fishermen coming and going to the nicest staff you’d ever meet. They were alway present there for us, kindly offering us the help when needed or just sharing a story or a joke. We loved their food, we never felt crowded , we got individual touches of attention whenever we needed it - and we were also comfortably left alone when trying to absorb all the amazing experiences there.
It is difficult to think of anything we did not like. As the place is right next to the river mouth and mangroves, mosquitos are everpresent in the evening - yet the staff had mosquito repellent!
We stayed here in the riverside bungalow for 3 nights, hoping to have a relaxing few days away from the smog and craziness of Hanoi and we weren't disappointed. The bungalow is so reasonably priced for what you get. It felt like total secluded luxury with a huge, comfortable bed, private deck looking straight out onto the river with a couch, hammock, table and chairs and coffee table, and inside-outside bathroom. It was amazing to shower either looking up at the blue sky or the moon.
Tran was an outstanding host, so welcoming, friendly and helpful and always around for anything you could need.
Everything was beautiful and very clean and there were lovely touches like shower gel, shampoo and beach towels. We took the free kayaks out (lovely) and went to the local beach which was very quiet and peaceful.
The food was outstanding!! Better than most restaurants. So fresh and skillfully prepared, we're very sad we can't eat there again soon. The bar area was also lovely looking out onto the river with lots of seating.
A few tips:
1. Hot water is more likely in the evening as it's solar-powered (unless a cold shower doesn't bother you, that was quite nice too in the heat to be fair!).
2. Cards are not accepted so make sure you take cash.
3. Mosquito net and insect-repellant burner are provided but take personal insect repellant too as you will be bitten otherwise.
4. I was in total heaven here but this might not be for everyone. The bathroom is essentially outside and there was a LOT of wildlife running around!
Overall, highly recommended if you're looking to relax somewhere beautiful with good food and company.