Something for every budget
What we appreciate about beachfront Lien Hiep Thanh is that there is something for every budget, including backpackers who may want to consider stretching their wallet for the convenience of staying right on Long Beach and in the section with many of the eateries. Lien Hiep Thanh’s bricks and mortar bungalows are staggered down a stepped terrace running down to the beach.
More effort has been put into the bungalows closer to the beach. Not surprisingly, these are the more expensive category and they’ve been done up with a decent amount of furniture, WiFi, air-con and sturdy deck chairs on all the porches. It’s by no means luxurious and given the high season rate, it’d be hard not to think it was overpriced. Rooms at the rear are shaded by the garden and are basic, fan-only and much cheaper. It’s not a great budget choice but it’s not a bad one either. Budget beachfront accommodation on Long Beach is an increasingly rare find.
Address: 118/12 Tran Hung Dao, Ward 7, Long Beach, Phu Quoc
T: (077) 384 7583; (096) 199 1900 ;
Coordinates (for GPS): 103º57'51.05" E, 10º11'35.59" N
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Room rates: US$20 to 50
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room|
Fan-cooled. Small: $20/$25.
|Bungalow air-con private bathroom|
Up to $50/$60
Cindy Fan is a Canadian writer/photographer and author of So Many Miles, a website that chronicles the love of adventure, food and culture. After falling in love with sticky rice and Mekong sunsets, in 2011 she uprooted her life in Toronto to live la vida Laos. She’s travelled to over 40 countries and harbours a deep affection for Africa and Southeast Asia. In between jaunts around the world, she calls Laos and Vietnam home where you'll find her traipsing through rice paddies, standing beside broken-down buses and in villages laughing with the locals.
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