You might want to throw one pair of super-sized pants into your suitcase when you head to InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort in Vietnam. With gentle waves lapping at your feet, Sea Shack, the beach front restaurant serves the kind of comfort food and mouth-watering BBQ you need after a day of touring like signature lobster rolls accompanied by the cool, refreshing ocean breeze of the Gulf of Thailand.
Let the champagne flow along with your celebratory good times and stunning sunset tapas of fresh seafood and caviar. Round out your culinary escapades with LAVA, a fine-dining seafood restaurant featuring imported meats all grilled on lava stone and infused with aromatic peppers. Live Japanese and Vietnamese cooking stations take centre stage at Sora & Umi, featuring robatayaki and sushi.
Ombra wows with homemade Italian cuisine including gelato. Stylish and savoury, you’ll enjoy the highest bar in Phu Quoc called INK360, where stunning panoramic views of the mountains and the sea accompany award-winning interiors by Australian Ashley Sutton. Finish your exploration at Mercado, the place for coffee, picnic baskets and traditional Vietnamese delicacies. www.phuquoc.intercontinental.com/dining ◼
© This article was first published in Aug-Sept 2018 edition of World Travel Magazine.