Living in Saigon is quite stifling sometime and you often need a weekend getaway to completely relieve stress.
You can ride your bike and drive 1H45 to the hotel The Island Lodge in My Tho. First step inside and you already feel in paradise, it is really amazing! Staff is truly nice and welcoming and the place is in the middle of nowhere so you are completely in peace.
Upon arrival, the owners (from France) come to welcome you and offer you drink and finger food.
The room is quite big, very clear and confortable with a king size. They have a Nespresso coffee machine at disposal in the room (free of charge), so you can take your coffee on your terrace as you have 2 nice armchairs at disposal. The bathroom has bath and shower with all the amenities, and all products are natural and local handmade.
The swimming pool is facing the Mekong river, it is really quiet and peaceful. In the afternoon, they serve a delicious home-made cake that they put on your deckchair table while you are taking a nap. Beside the swimming pool, you also have a sauna. Staff is always there to take good care of you.
The dock is available to have breakfast, lunch, dinner or just drinks. It is the perfect spot to have drinks before dinner and to see the beautiful sunset.
The food was good, they offer french and vietnamese cuisines at really good price (about 200,000VND for a main course). The breakfast is amazing. it is an international breakfast, all you can eat.
The room is 3,600,000 VND per night. You may think it’s pricey but it really deserves it when you cant stand spending the weekend in Saigon anymore.
To get there by bike from Saigon, you may avoid the highway and take the small road and ferry as explained in the article weekend getaway at Mekong Riverside Boutique & Spa Hotel. You will see beautiful landscapes and will avoid all the trucks, bus and cars.