We spent 4 nights at Ang Bang Seaside Village after a few days in Hoi An Town.
Made us appreciate this tranquil property even more.
Situated in a private setting but amongst the local village houses,this feels like a true homestay experience,unlike many in Vietnam.Lush & well maintained gardens welcome you.
We stayed in Mango house which is at the end of the property & was perfect for us as a couple.
Comfortable & shady with a large deck,daybed & outdoor kitchen,mango opens up to allow the breeze in the day through large shuttered windows & has strong air con which would be needed as the year heats up.
For those who crave their resort comforts,it has a full sized fridge stocked with drinks & snacks at very non resort prices.
However its the personal touch that only a small property can provide that sets ABSV apart.
Tan & Kim are always available to help however its only when required.
Unlike many hotels in Vietnam,there is nothing try hard about this place,these guys love what they are building & it shows.
You feel you could be anywhere in the world yet the wild & deserted An Bang beach is a mere 200 metres away.A string of western & local restaurants are a further 500m up the beach.
A nearby daily morning market is a fun way to meet the villagers & Kim is happy to help ensure you get local prices too.We also had the delicious local set menu lunch,dont miss it.
But the real joy of ABSV is the fact that it is truly helping the local economy by providing employment for the wonderful local staff.
My wife hosted a drawing/painting class with the local kids whose enthusiasm was heartwarming
When you visit,feel free to offer your services especially with English or art classes.
We would call ABSV a boutique property in the best sense of the word.It is not a resort & is all the better for that,it is a truly local experience so be prepared.
Come ready to live the sights & sounds of a local fishing village with your own private villa.
See you next year Tan & Kim
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beach Villas Hoi An Set on the most beautiful white sandy beaches of Hoi An, An Bang Seaside Village offers guests a home from home stay with four beautifully styled fisherman's cottages set around a grassy tropical garden just a 50 meter stroll to the sea and only 4 kilometer to the Old Town. ... more less