Nestled in the heart of a traditional Vietnamese fishing village on the seaside of Bai Xep Beach, about 13 kilometers (8 mi) away from the city centre of Quy Nhon in southern Vietnam, Life’s a Beach is one of the best guesthouses in the area. This exceptional accommodation is suitable for a wide range of travelers, from families and couples to solo travelers and backpacking groups. Here at Life’s A Beach, you neither need to pay such an extravagance for a high-end family resort, nor worry about squeezing the budget for a value accommodation. You can have all the comforts of home in a room that is set on a beach surrounded by breathtaking mountain views. Wander around the village and see daily life unfold around you. Speak with villagers, eat street food around the village well, and socialise in one of the small local restaurants. Head here for a perfect getaway at Life’s A Beach guesthouse and experience the following:
Open outdoor space by the ocean
Their massive common space is equipped with a two-sided bar, pool table, and bookshelf filled with inspiring travel books free for all guests’ use. The shared space is connected with a dining area on the sand, looking toward the dazzling ocean. Their outdoor space is open for both kids and young people. Parents can relax on a long bench right in front of their room whilst watching their kids playing on the sand. Backpackers can relax on a hammock after a long adventurous day. Wi-Fi is available throughout the whole premises and is sufficient for those wanting to work remotely.
Stay in bungalow-style bed dorms
Spending the night in a bungalow is one of the must-do experiences every traveler should try in Southeast Asia. The bungalow-style dorm beds are highly convenient, priced from as low as about 150,000 VND (7 USD) per night. A lock and locker are provided for each traveler, ensuring that your belongings are safe.
Enjoy ideal options for families and groups
If you are traveling with family, opt for a double room or triple room, which are great for families of three or four people. You can also rent the whole room for a group of four travelers. In another nearby building, located only a few minutes’ walk away, two studio garden apartments can accommodate a family of four and one deluxe balcony apartment with astounding views. Each room has air conditioning, a flat screen satellite television, fridge, music player, and hot water rain shower. The balcony room also has the added feature of a spa bath. All guests can use the facilities in their main Life’s A Beach resort.
Warm shared dinner and barbecue evenings
Every evening, there are shared dinners or barbecues served with prices starting from only 150,000 VND (about 7 USD) and evening happy hours, during which you can get beer for only 10,000 VND (0.50 USD) for a local bottle. You can also order breakfast, lunch, and dinner from their a la carte menu. Their wide range of both Western and Asian food is affordable and of excellent quality.
One important value to appreciate at Life’s A Beach is their excellent atmosphere. The guesthouse resembles a luxurious resort with great relaxed vibe, and at the same time an open backpacker-friendly space. Do not expect to arrive at a crazy party hostel. The general atmosphere here is relaxed during the day, as most guests are out exploring the province, and fun and lively in the evening throughout late night. The staff are excellent company, great at keeping a friendly and open atmosphere, especially to those traveling alone. Their break is usually between 12 PM and 7 AM in the morning, though they can be reached for help anytime.
Other activities: why you should travel to Quy Nhon
Quy Nhon Province is home to some of the most stunning beaches in southern Vietnam including Hoang Hau, Tien Sa, Ghenh Da Dia, and Ky Co. And the list go on! The best time to travel to Quy Nhon is during the summer months between June and August, as there are plenty of fun activities you can do on Bai Xep such as sunbathing, playing ball, swimming to the island, and so on. Just come up with any great idea, gather people and head to the beach. Life’s A Beach has direct access to the shore, which is only few steps away from your front door. The pace of life in Quy Nhon is very slow, chilled, and ideal for an escape from bustling city life.
How to get there
As Bai Xep is only about 20 minutes away by car from Quy Nhon city, the most convenient way to get there is by car or motorbike. The route leading to the premises is too narrow for cars to enter but is accessible for motorbikes and scooters. You can also get here from the city by cheap local bus but it’s not very convenient. Life’s A Beach also arranges pick-up and drop-off taxi services from or to the airport for 500,000 VND (about 25 USD).
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