Cassia Cottage began as a spice trader’s private family retreat. We scaled Vietnam’s northern mountains in search of cassia and trekked its southern jungles in pursuit of pepper. When we reached Phu Quoc, we made a different sort of discovery: a palm fringed paradise unspoiled by modernity. Years passed before guidebooks discovered Phu Quoc. When they did, our family began inviting in the intrepid travelers who arrived on our beach.
Like the rest of the resort, our massage and yoga pavilions take advantage of the surroundings, with airy rooms in tranquil corners, amidst fresh greenery and soothing sounds of the sea.
We have watched Phu Quoc Island grow from an uncharted tropical island to a vibrant holiday-maker’s paradise. But as other parts of the island sprouted competing high-rise hotels, Cassia Cottage preserved the essence of the old Phu Quoc.
We remain deliberately quaint. Cassia Cottage is still a much loved place for our family and we want our cottage to mean as much to you as it does to us. Our meals are prepared from carefully chosen ingredients.
We lovingly tend to our garden as if it were still our own secret retreat. We give you warm local hospitality with genuine care. You will arrive at Cassia Cottage a guest. You will return an old friend.
Right from the beginning, Cassia Cottage recognised the responsibility of being part of the Phu Quoc community. We respect the local culture, support the local economy, and minimise our impact on the environment.
We source locally whenever possible, supporting local producers, farmers and fishermen. We support the development and progress of the Phu Quoc inhabitants by recruiting locally. They may have come to us with limited education, but if they have talent and motivation we provide the training and the opportunity to grow with us.
We use a smaller electric generator in daily light hours and solar heating is installed for hot water in some parts of the resort. Towels and linen are laundered in-house without bleach, and air-dried, we also provide chlorine-free natural drinking water from a deep well on the property.
Guests are encouraged to re-use towels and linens during their stay. We do not use any harsh chemicals, colored cleaning products or artificial scents. Composting rubbish and grinding tree debris for use as fertilizers in our garden.
No chemical fogging for mosquito control. Instead we have electric pest control appliances, mosquito netting, and through nature from frogs and fish that feed on them. Grey water is recycled for use in our gardens.
Your safety and that of our team members have always been at the top of our list. Even as we gradually recover from the pandemic, we remain vigilant in keeping Cassia Cottage a safe haven for all who seek to relax, unwind and rejuvenate in our little slice of paradise.