A day at the beach with Coco Beachcamp
Wondering what to do in when you’re in La Gi? This small seaside town located in the southern province of Binh Thuan, Vietnam is not a well-known travel destination. What makes it popular with the crowds are the few resorts scattered along the beach on the outskirts of town. These resorts are local favorites but fast becoming more popular with foreign visitors. One in particular caught our attention. Coco Beachcamp!
What drew us to it? La Gi was a quick stop on our motorcycle ride from Phan Thiet to Ho Chi Minh City, but we discovered it had a resort with something on it that we were keen to see!
How we found Coco Beachcamp
Our initial interest in La Gi was the unique accommodation options on offer at Coco Beachcamp.
We loved the idea of an overnight stay in one of their cute and colorful caravans. Unfortunately, the price tag for one night’s accommodation was out of our budget.
Much to our delight, we found that we could go for a day visit and enjoy the other facilities they have on offer.
That wasn’t the only thing that drew us. (Cue intrigued eyebrows)
Leon and I are anything-with-wheels obsessed! Coco Beachcamp had a unique piece of memorabilia (for us anyway), sitting right on their beach. It was in the shape of a familiar little car called a 1969 Mazda Familia that we haven’t seen in a long time back home.
So, naturally we had to go and have a look.
We found Coco Beachcamp while looking for accommodation options in La Gi. It was a stop over destination on our way back to Ho Chi Minh City and the last leg on the southern loop of our LTXtraordinary Road Trip.
While we didn’t end up there, we did find a convenient and great little budget number called, Hien Lan Guest House Hien Lan Guest house.
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Coco Beachcamp sits on Cam Binh Beach located on Le Minh Cong road, off Nguyen Du which is approximately a five-minute ride down the QL55 from La Gi town.
We had our two Honda Wave’s to get us there but if you don’t have your own wheels then there are plenty of taxi’s available from town. We’re not sure if GRAB is available or not. If you know, feel free to share in the comments below.
As we’ve mentioned before, you don’t have to stay here to enjoy the facilities. We paid VND50,000 (~USD2.15 / ~AUD3.00) per person to enjoy the facilities for the day.
On offer is a massive bar with full services including non-alcoholic options.
There is a massive food and dessert menu available too. One of the things that attracted us to the day visit option, was their menu specials listed at the entry gate.
Unfortunately, none of those options were available when we asked. We opted not to order from the main menu as the prices were inflated for the tourist market.
Chill at the beach on a whole different level
What we did love about Coco Beachcamp was the awesome chill beach vibe!
Vibrant colors splashed everywhere with neat beach-themed decor and super friendly staff.
There were plenty of neat spots to sit and enjoy a beverage or meal, ranging from deck chairs to swings to loungers.
It’s also an Instagram haven with many ‘prop’ areas set up for that perfect photo op. We’re not so great at the Insta game, LOL, but we did get a few good shots.
What is there to do?
Feeling adventurous? Then they have you covered for water sport, beach games or you can try your hand at a volleyball or football game.
Just want to chill? Head on over to the outdoor cinema or the pool. If you want to keep it low key you can soak up the sunshine on the perfect powdery white beach.
On Saturdays and Sundays, they go all out with beach parties where you can dance till the wee hours of the morning. (This is where staying the night might come in handy).
They cater for pretty much everyone.
Who would enjoy this epic beach spot?
Coco Beachcamp will suit pretty much anybody that loves a good day at the beach.
We were there on a week day and it was almost deserted but we hear it goes off on weekends. We would have loved to try out the beach parties but we had a schedule to keep to, and sadly missed out.
The waves were a little on the wild side due to an incoming storm, but it looked like a safe enough beach. If you don’t like the idea of swimming in the sea, they have a pool available on the grounds too. Yay!
Also, on weather. We had a bit of weird day. It started off super hot and sunny but it soon turned into a massive storm, and it happened quick. We simply moved from the deck chairs to the undercover bar seating and watched mother nature in awe.
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. While we didn’t stay the night in the caravan, we did have great day at the beach and made some awesome memories to look back on. It was worth the visit just for that.
The only down side for us was the over inflated prices for everything, but we were expecting that.
Also, we saw people take their own food onto the premises. We couldn’t find any info on this or if there is a cost involved but would say it was very likely.
As mentioned before, we paid VND50,000 (~USD2.15 / AUD3.00) per person for the day pass. This was more than enough to enjoy a great day out.
They do offer other packages that include food and alcohol as well as some of the water sports. It all depends on what you want from your day.
The day pass included parking and we decided to give the parking attendant a tip for his efforts in looking after the Waves. It’s not compulsory, just a personal choice for us on this occasion.
Would we recommend Coco Beachcamp?
If you find yourself in or around La Gi and looking for something to do, then this is the spot for you. It can be a relaxing fun day, exciting water adventure or a good old beach party. You choose!
Want to see more about the accommodation options and facilities? Then have a look at our Coco Beachcamp La Gi vlog.
Thanks for reading and see you in the next one…