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TOP UNIQUE HOMESTAYS IN SAPA, VIETNAM
Sapa is in the Northern of Vietnam and height around 1500 – 1800 above sea level. The town always immerses in the floating clouds, there is an invaluable resource that is cool, fresh climate round – a year with an average temperature of around 15 – 18 degrees.
Sapa is also the place of a lot of ethnic groups such as Black H’Mong, Red H’Mong, Tay, Dzay so not only to enjoy nature, fresh air or peaceful place, but also the ideal destination to admire the wild beautiful terraced fields, waterfalls, majestic mountains, discover customs and deep culture of different ethnicities in the mountains.
Nowadays, Sapa becomes an attractive destination for domestic and foreign tourists. Besides the breathtaking nature, Sapa is known for a variety of impressive homestay that will not make you disappointed to spend time there.
- Phori’s House
Phori’s House is one of the most beautiful homestays in Sapa with a simple style and highlight points through decorative items made of colorful brocade, wood, and bamboo, and rattan furniture. A wooden house is located beside the mall stream in Ta van village, it’s far from the Sapa central around 8 km, the homestay has 3 different views: in front of the house is a balcony, facing the mountains and terraces. Furniture is not designed by modern styles, everything is simple like the H’mong house.
The owner of Phori’s house wants to visitors feel at home when they stay at a homestay, get close nature, enjoy the fresh air let all the stress behind and let the soul immerse the space of fields, hills, mountains, and sunshine.
In Phori’s house, there is a cozy kitchen where you can cook a meal by yourself or you can order a meal with the butler. Especially, they avoid using nilong, plastic as much as possible so if you want to go shopping, they have a cloth bag for borrowing. In the morning, you can go to the stream, read a book on the huge rock, listen to the sound of the stream flowing like listening to the music of the forest. In the afternoon, watch the terraced fields, sky, and the smoke from the local kitchens and taste delicious hotpot, red wine if you want when the night comes. Especially, Phori’s house will not push up the price in the holiday or peak season.
Location: Ta Van Village, Sa Pa, Lao Cai
- Nam Cang Riverside Lodge
Nam Cang Riverside Lodge is built in Nam Cang village where the Dao Do ethnic group lives. Coming to the homestay visitors have to pass to the river by a little bridge. Surrounding the homestay is mountains and trees so the climate is so quiet and charming. In front of the homestay is the beautiful scenery that the clear river and rocks.
The warm interior space with a deep brown tone design and yellow lamps. Staying in Nam Cang homestay, tourists can rent a motorbike to take a road trip around the village to explore the local culture or buy the handcrafted stuff.
Location: Nam Cang 1, Nam Cang, Sapa, Lao Cai.
- Opal House Muong Hoa
The traditional wooden house in the central of Muong Hoa Sapa – Opal house is attracted by numerous visitors. Because of the ideal location so from the Opal House, you can easily visit other places such as Cambo Bar, La Dao Spa& Café, Local market, or Cau may waterfall, Muong Hoa stream, Lao Chai,…
The name of Opal House means the colored rocks – a symbol of peaceful and hope. On another hand, Opal is also meant October – when this house was constructed. Wood is the main material of Opal house from roofs, walls to furniture with the open space, homestay brings the feeling of peace and touch to your soul. The peace is more evident with the winding stream, a table on the front porch to quitely enjoy tea,…
Location: Ta Van, Sapa, Lao Cai
- VietTrekking Homestay
Viet Trekking homestay is located in the mountain, this homestay is completely separate from the center of Sapa. This is one of the best homestays to admire the ocean clouds in Sapa, watch stunning scenery and sunset. Magical, you wake up in the early morning and feel like you can hug the floating clouds outside the windows, it will be memorable experiences forever. Furthermore, there is a coffee shop – is voted one of the top 10 beautiful coffee shops in Sapa with mountain views, they also provide interesting trekking tours and motorbikes for rent.
Location: 33 Hoang Lien, Sapa, Lao Cai
- Eco Palms House
Eco Palms House in the Lao Chai village, tourists can watch the Hoang Lien Son mountain and Muong Hoa valley easier from the homestay. Eco Palms house has very special design, including a total of 5 bungalows, each of them was designed as the features homestay of ethnic groups living here such as Mong, Dao Do, Tay, Giay, Xa Pho
Location: Lao Chai village, Sapa, Lao Cai
Tips for First Time Visitors:
If you’ve never been to Vietnam before, I kindly provide some helpful tips to make your trip easier.
Prepare your passport in advance, and make sure that your passport has at least 6 months’ validity, with left space for visa stamping.
- Check to see whether you are a citizen of a country listed in the Vietnam visa exemption list or not. If you are required to have a Vietnam visa, and want to get a visa in a very urgent case, you can use Urgent Vietnam visa to get it and fly to Vietnam on short notice
- The currency in Vietnam is Vietnam Dong, but you can bring USD and exchange this to VND before getting on board a plane or at one of the exchange counters at the airport, upon arrival
- Make sure you book your flight tickets, a tour if you would prefer one, through a reliable agency.