Life’s a Beach

Life’s a Beach

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Life’s a Beach has a lot of options for travellers to choose from—maybe too many.

Travelfish says:

There are dorms and private rooms which are all different and it does get confusing determining which one to book and finding a match for your specific dates. But after that initial stress, life is a beach and full of B’s as another Bai Xep beachfront backpacker budget basecamp.

Beachfront at Life’s a Beach. : Cindy Fan.
Beachfront at Life’s a Beach. Photo: Cindy Fan

There are two types of dorms: fan cooled in a rustic bamboo hut or superior air-con dorms. The fan dorms have wooden bunks and mosquito net. The superior dorms are a definite upgrade as there is air-con, the building faces the ocean and if you are lucky to snag the lower bunk, it has a much wider mattress than the top one. Lockers are available and linens and a towel is provided.

There are four private rooms on the beach. Three are rustic affairs of bamboo and thatch, two of them have ensuite bathroom. The most comfortable is the beach view bungalow which boasts solid walls, air-con, king size bed, private bathroom and veranda.

Solid rooms. : Cindy Fan.
Solid rooms. Photo: Cindy Fan

As for the atmosphere, it’s the typical budget beach haunt with loungey areas, a menu of backpacker fare and standard cocktails, bar, barbecues and other events depending on the crowd and the mood. If you want to get away from the crowds, head to their other property Life’s a Beach Backpackers 3 km down the coast. It’s the only accommodation on that beach—expect more basic, spread out dorms and rooms on a wilder piece of land.

Contact details for Life’s a Beach

Address: Bai Xep, 10 km south of Qui Nhon
Coordinates (for GPS): 109º13'52.04" E, 13º41'8.06" N
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Room rates: Under US$10

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Dorm fan cooled US$7 US$7
Dorm air-con US$8 US$8
Bungalow fan share bathroom US$20 US$20
Quad fan private bathroom US$43 US$43
Bungalow air-con private bathroom US$43 US$43

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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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