Clean and simple
Located on Long Beach close to the distinctive finger of boulders jutting out into the water, Nhat Lhan is a welcoming spot for budget conscious travellers – beachfront accommodation for a backpacker is certainly within reach here.
Renovated in 2012, there are two tight rows of bungalows set on either side of a tropical garden of coconut palms and bird of paradise flowers. Bungalows have attractive full-length glass windows (you can of course draw the curtains for privacy) and have all that a beach-loving flashpacker needs really: air-con, WiFi, a front terrace with a hammock and your stock standard wetroom bathroom with shower. There’s not much space in between buildings but from your hammock you can easily focus on the view of the water rather than your neighbours. Rooms get more basic the further away from the beach but still offer great value for the location on this quieter section at the southern end of Long Beach.
Address: Tran Hung Dao, Long Beach, Phu Quoc Island
T: (077) 384 7663; (091) 846 4127;
Coordinates (for GPS): 103º57'52.21" E, 10º11'32.91" N
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Room rates: US$20 to 50
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
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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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