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Beachfront room

Bai Bac Hamlet, Lai Son Commune, Kien Hai District T: (093) 9049 747(0166) 477 9935 

Beach Guesthouse

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They had just put the finishing touches of Beach Guesthouse (nha tro Beach) when we visited in December 2015, and by far it is the best accommodation available on Hon Son.

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Located on Bo beach (bai Bo) on the north east coast, it’s a solid, cute powder blue cottage and one of the seven rooms is beachfront – open the front double doors for a fantastic view of the sea.

The room interior is similar to other accommodation we saw on Nam Du and Hon Son, which means a basic room with tile floor and a platform bed constructed from concrete and tile topped with a thin mattress and pillow. You also get a fan, electrical outlet, a window outfitted with security bars and a curtain, plus a small private bathroom with a western toilet and your choice of a cold shower or bucket shower. Given how new it was, everything looked sparkling and clean.

The multigenerational family of seven who own this place are lovely and they can cook meals for you, 150,000 dong for a seafood dinner. They make an effort to keep the beach tidy, and they’ve set up a couple of tables, chairs and umbrellas in the sand so even if you’re staying elsewhere, it’s a great spot to hang out, swim and buy some drinks.

On this side of the island, during the north wind months of September to January, the water at bai Bo is high, rough and usually unswimmable. During January to September, the ocean is calm and the beach large. Whatever the time of year, this is the best option on Hon Son.

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Walk-in rates at Beach Guesthouse

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Dbl fan private bathroom
160,000 dong
160,000 dong
Triple fan private bathroom
210,000 dong
210,000 dong
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 160,000 dong, high season 160,000 dong. Notes:
Room: Triple fan private bathroom, low season: 210,000 dong, high season 210,000 dong. Notes:

Where is Beach Guesthouse

Beach Guesthouse
Bai Bac Hamlet, Lai Son Commune, Kien Hai District
T: (093) 9049 747(0166) 477 9935 
Coordinates (for GPS): 104º39'9.34" E, 9º49'4.01" N
Room rates: US$10 to 20

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