My long Villa
Within 10 minutes after making the booking Pierre had sent a mail confirming the stay including helpful tips on how to get the my Long Villa from HCMC by bus.
What we hadn't realized when making the booking was we hadn't booked a nights accommodation but an entire adventure.
On arrival at the bus station we where met by Pierre who proceeded to take us to a waiting boat for a ride up the river system to the My Long Villa. Our kids where so excited to see traditional Vietnamese houses and giving the feel of the local life.
On arrival we where met at the Villa for a welcome drink and a quick freshening up. While taking a drink Pierre suggested to take 4 bikes for a tour of the local Cocoa
plantation, Temple and Orchards. Wow what a afternoon of adventure. We where accompanied by a very helpful and friendly guide who looked after us (crossing the small highway on bikes).
Almost 5 hours later we arrived back to the Villa for a cold beer and then a freshly prepared dinner using all the local produce.
In the morning Pierre organized a visit to the floating markets with one of the local boat driver. Kids loved it, small boat and very exciting which was nothing like the big tourist boats we saw when arriving at the market. The actual market was interesting displaying and selling the local fruits and vegetables.
The accommodation at the Villa is comfortable for a night or 2 but the service was what made the stay, it was above our expectations.
If your looking for an adventure as well as a good nights sleep this is the place.
We stayed 3 nights there, and it was really nice !
Our best stay in South Asia for weeks !
You are truly INSIDE the Mekong Delta, with a river just meters away from the Villa, and with small villages and roads around. No cars, no trucks, just the quiet river :)
Our room was big, very clean, with modern bathroom. Air-con and Wifi worked perfect. The room also has a direct access to the garden and the river.
It is possible to eat elsewhere during your stay, but we chose to have all our meals in the Villa, which was more convenient, and more important, it was DELICIOUS ! 3 different courses each time, plus dessert ! The whole meal was 300000 Dongs (12 euros) for 2 people (6 euros each)
Pierre, the owner, speaks perfectly Vietnamese, English and French, which is very nice to interact with him and his team, It was interesting to discuss about local traditions, the local population, with someone who truly leaves there.
It is possible to ride bikes among the small villages, visiting farms, temples, etc ... You can also rent a boat to the Cai Rang floating market, or to Can Tho. You can also fish, pick fruits, etc ... or simply relax in the garden, or on the terrasse above the river.
A perfect stay for us !!! Don't hesitate to enjoy the Mekong Delta from inside !!! :)
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