The sun tints the clear blue waters off the coast of Phu Quoc island with its last rays of gold as it starts its descent. From the vantage point of Le Bar, La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc’s classy lounge, the atmosphere is just starting to kick it up a notch. As night falls, candles bring an evening glow to the space and the chill musical stylings of Le Bar’s house band sets the evening mood.
La Veranda Phu Quoc is part of the AccorHotels group’s MGallery Heritage Collection by Sofitel, which aim to combine high-end luxury with unique experiences and culture. The resort, a stunning, marigold yellow French colonial mansion, is an iconic feature on the island drawing in guests from all over to sample world-class cuisine.
Culinary events such as the weekly Sea of Smoke barbeques constantly refresh the menu with the freshest seafood and beach front views, while The Peppertree restaurant is known throughout Vietnam as being the best restaurant in Phu Quoc and #4 in the entire country.
It’s well-known that guests are all set for an exquisite food experience at La Veranda Resort, but Le Bar is also starting to make headlines for its “garden to glass” creative mixology.
Organic Ingredients Make for Surprising Cocktails at Le Bar
La Veranda recently opened TĨNH Wellness Sanctuary to complement the holistic living concept of the resort. The Sanctuary has its own adjacent organic garden that is an essential part of the culinary offerings throughout the property.
Healthy non-alcoholic tonics such as “Super Skin”, which is a combination of cucumber, coconut water, apple and fresh mint, are available at both TĨNH and Le Bar throughout the day. While creative cocktails made with fruit, veggies and herbs freshly picked from the organic garden are used in Le Bar’s creative cocktails.
An excellent cocktail starts with an excellent base. Le Bar infuses its own liqueurs to create flavorful variations on the classics. For a Phu Quoc specific delicacy, try the “Sim Berry Gin & Tonic”. This fresh and spicy libation uses sim berry infused gin and a kick from Phu Quoc’s iconic pepper plants. Another drink that is inspired by local life is the La Veranda Mojito. While a classic mojito uses simple mint to flavor the beverage, La Veranda’s version also throws in rice paddy herbs to craft an original taste. The herb has subtle undertones of lemon and cumin, which marry well with the lime, mint and rum used in the cocktail.
Classic Favourites at La Veranda Resort Give Le Bar La Classe
Sink into a comfortable Art Deco style chair as a refreshing ocean breeze blows through the open French doors of the patio. The surroundings of La Veranda Resort’s picturesque French Indochine style mansion bring you back to the design elegance of 1930s Vietnam. Behind the bar, mixologists dressed in sleek white ao dai tunics pour tumblers filled with your favourite classic drink into thin stemmed martini glasses. From a Negroni to a Classic Gin Marini to Le Bar’s top shelf selection of aged whiskeys there is something for every traditionalist.
The time seems slower here, calmer. From the moment you arrive at La Veranda resort, you’ll be immersed in the spirit of times past. An elegant space to sit back, enjoy the live music and take in the vacation vibe with the white sands and gentle waves of Duong Dong beach just a few steps away.
Coffee and Tea in Phu Quoc Island Luxury at Le Bar
In addition, to its evening program, Le Bar at La Veranda Resort serves a selection of all-day light refreshments, fresh pressed juices and coffee and tea. Guests are treated to a weekly high tea service inspired by resort founder Madame Catherine herself. This complimentary event is filled with both sweet and savoury indulgences in addition to hot or cold tea. La Veranda’s special pandan leaf iced tea brings the surprising flavours of Vietnam to a unusual and refreshing beverage.
Regardless of what you choose to sip, the resort’s well-trained staff are always close by to assist you in your every need.
The Bottomline at Le Bar
Le Bar is set to become a stand-alone venue on Phu Quoc island for nightly live music entertainment in a classy lounge setting. Expertly crafted cocktails and a wide selection of wines and spirits can be enjoyed along with healthy juices, coffee, tea and nibbles. Come for the view and stay for La Veranda Resort’s laid back and luxurious vibe.