Loved the place – even during quiet Tet, it was a perfect place for my girlfriend and I to get away to and escape the madness of Shanghai during Spring Festival. Stayed at Thang Loi on super secluded Ong Lang beach. The place had great food (especially the fresh squid) and an almost tree-house feel. Now, not a real tree house, but nicely situated at the crest of a gently slopping hill looking through a coconut grove to the ocean. Just a few minutes walk and you pass Bo Resort, suddenly you’ve got 5km of empty beach in front of you. I mean empty, no bungalows, and often no people.
We just camped at Thang Loi for 6 days, reading books, swimming, chatting with the guests and owner. The perfect time – went into the city once for ice-cream and then ran back to our retreat. Took the swimming trip to give some relevance to the passing of days and found it really enjoyable and not overpriced – saw a few more islands, jumped off some boats, looked at some coral. They can tell you everything you want to know if you stay at Thang Loi – – we didn’t even bother hiring a moto to get away.
I almost never go back to where I’ve been – but I already feel the pull.