Bamboo Cottages Phuquoc Information
Bamboo Cottages is a family project. We are a 17-room Vietnamese family-run getaway. In 2009, we started building Bamboo Cottages with the simple, idealistic objective of sharing more of what we value with others. We are a Vietnamese-American family who has owned the land where the cottages are now situated for many years. The building that houses the restaurant used to be our vacation home. We chose this out-of-the way spot for its serenity and beauty.
Moreover, we hope that earnings generated from the cottages and restaurant will help us expand and evolve our family’s long-running scholarship program for needy children in Phu Quoc and Saigon. The Phung Su Foundation (“Together We Serve”) is based in Houston, Texas and provides educational scholarships to disadvantaged youth in Vietnam who would otherwise have to work. Together We Serve started in 2004 and has enabled approximately 75 grade and middle school students to remain in school or go back to school by providing their families with book, uniform and school fees, as well as a “stipend” that covers roughly what the child would have earned doing menial labor were he or she not in school. We hope that Bamboo Cottages will become a reliable source of funds for the scholarships as well as other educational projects we aspire to realize in the long-term.