In recent months I had heard about all these floating restaurants in the far north, it got me curious!
You would be picked up by small boat and whisked out a few hundred meters offshore to a wooden platform surrounded by pens of freshly caught fish and shellfish with stunning views of southern Cambodia, sounds alright huh?
Well it was school holidays and looking at their bored faces I declared to the kids that today we would have an adventure and within minutes bundled them into the car.
Not giving anything away, I drove to the northern village of Rach Vem where we would meet our small wooden taxi vessel to take us out to what can only be described as tranquility on water (with fresh seafood!)
Luckily for us we had a completely empty place and all to ourselves, the glass table tops came with a great view below and a great selection of all sorts of live fish and shell fish cooked however you like!
With cold tigers in hand (7up for the kids!) we celebrated the feeling of being out at sea yet also in our own restaurant!
The food that came out was amazing and served with all kids of condiments on the side that would suit any taste, not much talking was going on as we devoured our fresh catch.
We lazed the afternoon away enjoying the sweetness of the breeze and watching the clouds roll over the Cambodian coastline.
The kids were loving staring through the glass spotting many small fish, starfish and occasionally the odd box jelly fish which usually came with a big “WOW”!
Where to go & How to get there:
Rach Vem is situated on the northern coast of Phu Quoc, approximately 40km from Duong Dong town and 10km from Ganh Dau, choose any of the restaurants up there they all pretty much all the same