Guesthouse Name: Lucky Spot Beach Bungalow.
Address: Vinh Hoa, Tu Nham, Song Cau, Phu Yen, Vietnam.
I stayed at Lucky Spot Beach Bungalow on Vinh Hoa Beach, located in Phu Yen Province on the south-central coast of Vietnam. I had read about this beach on a forum, which led me to book at Lucky Spot. Vinh Hoa Beach is approximately half way between Quy Nhon and Tuy Hoa, but even those cities may not be familiar to you, so it’s best to look on a map.
It’s not near any big town, so this beach remains almost undeveloped. Once you see the beach though you will start wondering if this place is going to be “discovered” some time soon.
The beach is on a peninsula off the main national highway. When I made the booking I was given directions for how to get here by bus and motorbike taxi. The bungalow is right on the beach at what is indeed a lucky spot.
I’ve stayed in so many places that say they are on the beach when they weren’t actually on the beach. It’s been a long time since I’ve stayed at a place that is literally on the beach. I use the word literally sparingly because so many people misuse that word. when I walked in from the back road and my eye caught a glimpse of that blue sea, I thought to myself “wow this place is literally on the beach”.
My room had a double bed with a private bathroom. Lucky Beach had only recently opened when I visited so it still felt new. The main features I like in a room are a comfortable bed and for it to have good natural lighting.
The room is air conditioned, and has a nice little work desk, and there was a good wifi reception in my room.
My room was in the back building, so there was not an absolute beachfront view from here compared to the front two buildings. Still, no complaints about this location.
A nice bathroom with instant hot water service.
The fridge minibar has normal Vietnam prices and not ridiculously-priced drinks. A big water is 10,000 VND (0.43 USD), while a local beer is 20,000 VND (0.86 USD).
Vinh Hoa is a little fishing community, so there is a village at the end of the beach and a few other tourist guesthouses on the beach. I said almost perfect in the title because the only drawback was that there is rubbish on the beach where all the fishing boats work. The guesthouse owners do beach cleanups, but it is a relentless, never-ending task (and this is a problem across Southeast Asia).
There is not much else to do here except admire the beach. I’m trying to think of the last time I stayed in such a small place that wasn’t attached to a little tourist community.
There are motorbikes available for rent, so I explored the rest of the peninsula from here. Other than that trip, my leisure time was spent walking on the long stretch of beach.
There is a kitchen which is open in the evening, so I had my dinner here. I noticed there were some local restaurants serving pho and banh xeo nearby, but I didn’t go out and explore. If I was staying for longer than one night I would have made an effort to look around. As I was only there one night, I wanted to make the most of the view.
Breakfast is included in the stay, which consists of the standard Vietnamese guesthouse breakfast of omelette, baguette, and Vietnamese coffee. I enjoyed the view with my feet in the sand. What a way to start the day.
Lisa the owner/host was amazing. She made me feel welcome and ensured everything was ok.
That was my stay at Lucky Spot Beach Bungalow, where I felt lucky to have discovered such a place. It’s a small place so it’s advised to book ahead. Check rates online for Lucky Spot Beach Bungalow.