Dec 9, 2006
Yup, that's where we are staying, The Beach at the beach. A three star hotel that serves up a lot of family friendliness. The staff have been uber-friendly, my bar keeps getting raised on levels of friendliness and I am starting to lose perspective of the definition - all I will say is friendly over here puts the North American friendly to shame. Food: is really good for a hotel. Breakfast is a great buffet, everything from pho to omelettes to pancakes cooked to order, throw in pastries, fresh fruit, etc, etc, etc and you have a meal fit for a king. Location: is primo, pretty much a five minute walk from several great restaurants. It is located closer to Phan Thiet so you are away from the ruckus of the central portion of "Touristville". Easily a repeat performance if I had to do it all over again. This first photo is taken from the taxi as we leave Phan Thiet, it was like driving through a flock of white swans as we were surrounded on all sides by ladies on bikes in their white Ao Dai's. The other photo has us at only a minute or two inside the room and as you can see it is very comfortable, has great AC and we are right next to the pool.
Here's a photo of our bungalow during the day and one at night.
Speaking of the pool, how happy are these kids?
We are getting up pretty early due to the boys still doing a timezone transition, which works out just fine as we got to see this sunrise and play for a couple of hours in the sand before walking 100 feet back to the hotel's open-air restaurant for breakfast. The boys are still in their PJ's, how funny is that.
Sandcastles, crabs, ocean waves and a happy mom.