I have travelled the world and Mai Spa would have to be one of the worst places I have ever stayed. I arrived there with a group of my family members for a week but I had to move to another resort after the first night.
Their website promised a "retreat and healing centre" and it was nothing like this. I stayed in a beach front room which was dark and dirty. I could hear everything from the rooms above, and had light shining in from the rooms either side. There were cobwebs and most importantly, the electricity wasn't on for most of the time. When I told staff that I was leaving the next day, the electricity was quickly turned back on but it was too late for me.
There was no traditional chinese medicine diagnosis upon arrival. The spa was more of a "lucky dip", if you book in for a massage, you could end up with a facial. The staff don't speak much english so there is no point trying to explain.
Only breakfast is offered. There are no other meals available, and no bar on the beach. Even trying to get a glass to use was difficult and had to be returned straight away.
The price is expensive for what you get. My beachside room is usually $US100, although I did get it for $US50 when I told them I was moving. If it's not peak season I would recommend negotiating. I ended up moving to the Blue Lagoon a couple of doors up. The extra money was worth it - and it wasn't that much more. You get a pool, restaurant, tv, air-con all day!, clean/modern rooms, and it's on the main road.
Ehhh...I could complain all day...overgrown gardens, lazy staff......
Sunsets were amazing though :)
- Also Known As:
- Nha San Cottage Hotel Phu Quoc Island