Photo: Fishing boat at port, Ca Na.


Ca Na

There are only half-a-dozen places to stay, all but one along the water. Still, there's a wide range of budget options and some very good value deals to be found.

Pandaran Guest House
Backpacker - Under US$10
Km 1569 Route 1A, Ca Na
T: (068) 761 955

For our money, this is the shining star among the options on Ca Na Beach. It's a family-run place, with rooms around a small central courtyard, done up with cement bas-reliefs and lots of powder blue paint -- we thought it was kinda cute. The homely atmosphere extends into the rooms, which are small, but well-done and quite clean. The seaside rooms delivered up cool, soothing breeze from the... Read our full review of Pandaran Guest House.

Bien Vinh Hao Guest House and Restaurant
Flashpacker - US$10 to 20
40 Ca Na Bridge, Ca Na
T: (068) 761 391

The rooms here are an afterthought, the sea-side seafood restaurant being the raison-d'etre of the place. But, since it's only about a kilometre from the Vietnam Scuba Resort, it's your closest option to save money on accommodation. The rooms are about on a par with the ones up the road -- clean, with TVs, high ceilings, mint-green walls, and hot-water bathrooms with tubs. They also have nicer... Read our full review of Bien Vinh Hao Guest House and Restaurant.

Ca Na Hotel
Backpacker - Under US$10
Km 1589 Route 1A, Ca Na
T: (068) 761 320

Most of the rooms here are a-frame bungalows along the water. Each bungalow houses two units which share a large veranda, but the a-frame construction means all the ceilings are drastically dormered making the rooms feel cramped. We couldn't rave about the bathrooms here either -- pretty much what you'd get for three dollars in Thailand or Laos. It also has triple Villas away from the water,... Read our full review of Ca Na Hotel.

Hai Son
Flashpacker - US$10 to 20
Central Ca Na Beach, Ca Na
T: (068) 761 318

The Hai Son's beach-front struck as the least inviting along this part of the coast, but the central location offers better proximity to what little there is in town. We found the rooms here a bit of a disappointment -- sort of cramped with beds too high off the floor, and the bathrooms were just a tad grungy. They provide mosquito nets, but for this price, you shouldn't have to worry about... Read our full review of Hai Son.

Hai Yen
Backpacker - Under US$10
Route 1A, centre of town
T: (068) 861 639

Across the road from the Hai Son, this is the sole off the beach option, with it's drawing card being the lowest prices on the beach, though not by much. The rooms are spare and basic, but clean, with high ceilings and lots of white walls. On our visit, the entire staff was fast asleep in hammocks, and so sluggish to awaken we suspected a gas leak. And that was at 14:30 in the afternoon. Die... Read our full review of Hai Yen.

Vietnam Scuba Resort
Midrange - US$20 to 50
Vinh Hao town (south of Ca Na Beach)
T: (062) 853 917-9

This is the last place along the road as you head south, a good four or five kilometres from the town centre. The rooms are decent, but not exactly luxurious: hard and heavy Vietnamese furnishings, lots of dark wood and not a lot of subtlety of design. The rooms are well-overpriced for what you get, which is soundly two-star quality at 4-star prices, though they do all have living rooms en suite,... Read our full review of Vietnam Scuba Resort.

Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Ca Na? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Vietnam.

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