Given the usual peak time around Christmas we tried to book a room 2 month in advance and only got one night. Everything else was already booked out. Bad for us - but a good sign showing high customer demand.
Nguyen Shack lays some kilometres apart from busy Can Tho, perfectly nested in a curve of a Mekong canal, overlooking the water and the rice paddies around (they collect you by boat from the next street). The rooms are constructed of bamboo panels with love for detail, light and open, with a great veranda and hammocks to watch the Mekong water pass by. The food menu has plenty of good choices and everything we tried tasted awesome (they have free complimentary fruits and shakes - mango-jackfruit!!). And the two dogs and the cat are great entertainers.
The Canadian guys who run the place gave us us very warm welcome and always had time for a chat. They offer some activities in the region which are great fun. We visited the floating morning market - watching the sunrise by boat is worth getting up at 5 a.m.! - and on the bike tour through the village we learned much about the local life (rice factory, blacksmith...) which was very interesting.
All in all we can do little but recommend this premium homestay (with premium but fair prices). We would have loved to stay longer. So make sure you book early.
Thanks guys for a great day with you!
Inge & Sascha, Germany
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Nguyen Shack. The solution to erase the tension and stress of living and to breathe in the freshness of nature while being away from the hustle and bustle of life. It is no secret that the serenity and splendor of nature is a splendid tranquilizer to the tired nerves of ours. Nguyen Shack is a sustainable Eco-tourism in Mekong Delta area offer you 2 boat tours and 1 bicycle tour to discover the local life of Vietnamese in the Delta. ... more less
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