Thailand-based Dusit International is making its debut in Vietnam this month with a resort opening on the holiday island of Phu Quoc.

The four-star Dusit Princess Moonrise Beach Resort will have 108 rooms on the west coast of country’s largest island.

Operating under Dusit’s upper midscale Dusit Princess brand, the property adjoins 20 kilometre-long Truong beach.

Facilities include an infinity pool with ocean view, gym, kids club, spa and beachfront dining.

The opening comes as the Vietnam Ministry of Tourism aims to attract at least 500,000 foreign tourists to Phu Quoc in the Gulf of Thailand this year.

New direct routes are being opened to island’s international airport from the UK, Sweden, Germany, Finland and Russia together with Thailand, China and Korea.

A visa exempt rule grants international visitors 30 days access to the island upon arrival.

Dusit Princess Moonrise Beach Resort general manager Markus Lohenstein said: “It’s a real honour to be tasked with debuting Dusit’s unique brand of gracious hospitality in Vietnam.”