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Under the Coconut Tree Homestay

Ancient style by the sea

What we say: 4 stars

Shaded by a swathe of (yes, you’ve guessed it) coconut trees, a stone’s throw from the sea, Under the Coconut Tree Homestay is home to four seriously cool wooden and tile ancient houses clustered around a 200-year-old timber communal dorm.

Under the Coconut Tree Homestay. An Bang beach.

Buildings au naturel.

Far removed from the rather overpriced budget options in town, this brand new little beach bolt-hole sits right in the heart of An Bang fishing village. To find it, turn left at the beach crossroads (after the traffic lights) and look for the signposted dirt track flanked by cute fisher cottages and market food stalls. There you will find a castaway-style restaurant fronting a beautiful tropical garden, where antique furnished communal lounging areas are arranged in shady spots among the houses. Free WiFi is available throughout the grounds along with bicycles at $1 a day, should you want to hit the road and explore.

Perfectly appointed bunks with a sea breeze.

Bunks with a sea breeze.

Taking up the centre position is a huge airy 18-bunk dorm-house, with sleeping areas separated by rattan screens and a couple of areas to sit and read. Each bunk comes with lockable under-bed storage, a light, two power outlets, a mosquito net and cotton bed linen. Roll-up windows and large ceiling fans keep a light breeze circulating, while a screened off ensuite bathroom houses five private toilet and shower rooms with both hot and cold water.

Comfy double, private ensuite.

Comfy double, private ensuite.

What used to be a smaller five-bed dorm has been converted into a family room, offered alongside two beautifully appointed, ensuite double-bedroomed, hardwood and tiled houses, decked out with antique furniture, fans, polished timber floors, electricity and ceiling fan.

The dorms hot and cold water communal bathrooms

The dorms’ hot and cold water communal bathrooms.

Dorm accommodation is priced at $7 a night, while a private double will set you back $30 — these are very competitive prices given the style and quality.

Breakfast is not included in this price and although it is available for $5, the local market, which runs from 05:00 till 09:00, is 500 metres away. Here you can grab a banh mi or delicious banh canh soup for less than a dollar.

Your beach M'lord..

Your beach.

We love Under The Coconut Tree for its eco-chic take on communal living and prime seaside location. When we visited, the first guests had disappeared down the path to the beach, about 150 metres away, but it would be easy to imagine a tiny community of backpackers bonding over beers as the sun sets. We’ve no doubt that this little slice of paradise is going to prove very popular, with its laidback beachy atmosphere and village/beach outlook.

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Contact details:

An Bang Beach (near the market). Booking office in town at Voulez Vous Restaurant, 631 Hai Ba Trung St.  T: (0510) 652 9168 
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Dorm Fan 7 USD 7 USD
Dbl fan private b'room 30 USD 30 USD
Family room 40 USD 40 USD

Added to Travelfish on: 15th January, 2014
Last visited or updated on: 11th October, 2014

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After years of camping in her back garden in the New Forest, Caroline Mills’ parents went wild and jetted her off to Morocco where her dream of becoming a traveling belly dancer was born.
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An Bang Beach (near the market). Booking office in town at Voulez Vous Restaurant, 631 Hai Ba Trung St. 
T: (0510) 652 9168

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