Miho is the creator of the popular and spirited travel and food blog Wander to Wonder and she and her husband recently stayed with us for two days during their "Year of Mindful Living". Miho documented everything, with her great writing style and candid photos of our food, beach, room, puppies -- everything. See all of her pictures and read her post about Bamboo Cottages. We loved having you Miho, come see us again anytime!
Here's an excerpt: "When we were planning our trip, we knew that we wanted to go somewhere by the beach for a couple of days to relax and basically do nothing. After much research, we decided on Phu Quoc Island, ... and we found a little gem of a hotel - Bamboo Cottages. Not only did it sound like exactly the kind of hotel we love (family run, non-corporate, small, boutique), it also fit in perfectly with my Year of Mindful Living. Bamboo Cottages is 100% solar powered, an independent business run by an American/Vietnamese family, and through being completely "off the grid", they minimise costs to help donate some of their proceeds to educational scholarships for local children. I fell in love with their ethos (and the beautiful pictures of their private beach didn't hurt either!), and we headed there for 2 nights of blissful peace, fresh air and the salty sea."
"It goes without saying that E and I have high expectations when it comes to food, so although we were half reassured by the raving reviews of the food at Bamboo Cottages, we were still crossing our fingers that it would be as good as we'd read. … Well, I honestly cannot tell you how wonderful the food was... Considering they only have one large fridge due to the solar powered electricity, they have a large enough menu to offer variety for at least a long few days, and we actually ordered the same things a few times as they were just so good! You could tell that everything was made with such care and pride, served beautifully, and for European standards, everything was extremely affordable (it probably cost us about 10 pounds each per day, for lunch, dinner and drinks). We had their summer rolls (probably our favourite that we tried in Vietnam!) basically every meal, their homemade sweet potato crisps were amazing, the fish clay pot was superb and neither of us could fault a single thing we ate there."