A 500 hectare site master plan to boost tourism in an emerging destination.
Sector: Hotels / Clubhouses
Client: Millennium Group
Services: Master Planning; Architecture; Interior Design
Budget: $5 billion USD
“Phu Quoc is a lovely island off the South West Coast of Vietnam which is predominantly national park and a protected marine environment. With lovely beaches, laid back locals and great snorkeling on offer, it is a growing tourist destination.
The developer, on a previous visit to the island seeking shrimp farming locations, had identified a six kilometer long (600 metre deep) beach front site on the west coast of Phu Quoc called Dai Beach. Having built close ties with the local government, they were given a mandate to turn this 500 hectare are into an area suitable for hotels. MAP was commissioned to create the master plan.
With mainly three star accommodation on Phu Quoc, MAP visualised the site as a low density scheme of luxury resorts which employs high quality landscaping to keep each of the resorts discretely segmented from the other, while preserving the natural environment and its crystal clear waters, sand dunes and natural lagoons. To preserve the optimal property values on the narrow site, MAP recommended augmenting the natural lagoon areas to maximise the number of waterfront villas and hotels.
Late in the design process, the government placed firm ideas around the site’s development and several road systems had to be incorporated into the Dai Beach master plan.”