A cheery, basic spot
It’s increasingly difficult to find budget accommodation on Long Beach – but it’s not impossible.
Viet Thanh Resort has two small bungalows, rooms 21 and 22, which directly abut the beach, have a fantastic view and are 10 steps from the water. For some reason this is considered a cheaper category than the “beach” rooms to the side, which are ridiculously overpriced during high season. If you can live with just a fan and the basic furnishings, the cheaper rooms are the ticket. All of Viet Thanh’s cheerful yellow bungalows are basic but clean, with solid walls, terracotta tile floors and security bars on the window. Rooms are equipped with a table and chairs, mini-fridge, mosquito net and WiFi. The clean wetroom bathrooms are your typical tiled affair. Some of the bungalows have been done up with air-con, a flatscreen TV, deck chairs and a hammock.
It’s still a simple room, a backpacker option that costs more because it’s beachfront.
Address: Long Beach, Phu Quoc Island
T: (077) 3702 044;
Coordinates (for GPS): 103º57'51.67" E, 10º11'33.81" N
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Room rates: US$20 to 50
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room|
|Superior double room|
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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