- Eco-friendly resort in riverside location
- Comfortable bungalows in lovely gardens
- Super pool, restaurant and bar
- Fishing, hiking, cycling, floating market
Mekong Lodge is an independent eco-resort in the town of Cai Be, in the Mekong Delta region of southern Vietnam. Nestled on the banks of the Tien River, the property offers friendly, attentive service along with 30 bungalows, a restaurant and bar with waterside views and a lovely swimming pool, all set in pretty gardens filled with tropical plants and fruit trees. The lodge is a great mid-range option for travellers seeking a comfortable and relaxing base from which to explore the fascinating Mekong Delta.
The extensive grounds house a restaurant and bar overlooking the river, great for watching life on the water, and a lovely spot for sundowners. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in communal areas. The restaurant offers all-day dining, with buffet breakfasts and a variety of international and Vietnamese dishes, including local specialities. Private dining and candle-lit dinners in the lovely gardens can also be arranged.
A complimentary boat transfer to Mekong Lodge is available to guests arriving from nearby Cai Be. This traditional Delta town is popular for its bustling floating market, whilst the tranquil orchards, paddy fields, rustic villages, and meandering waterways of the surrounding area make it ideal for fishing, hiking, and cycling. Mekong Lodge prides itself on its eco-friendly ethos and commitment to responsible tourism. Locally sourced materials, solar energy and rain water are used throughout the resort. Most of the staff are employed from the local community, and the management is regularly involved in supporting local schools and fair trade initiatives.
The accommodation comprises 30 traditionally designed, spacious bungalows with thatched roofs, tiled floors, and bamboo furniture. Each air conditioned eco-bungalow is solar powered, and offers a double or twin beds, plus a simple seating area, and a private outdoor bathroom featuring bathtub and shower. Outside is a private terrace with seating and either garden or river views. Several bungalows also come with their own plunge pool. Note that the lodge’s atmospheric waterside location means inevitable passing river traffic; guests preferring more privacy may wish to request a room overlooking the garden, rather than the river.
Children are welcome at Mekong Lodge and while there are no child specific activities on site, the super pool and garden will appeal to guests of all ages. Extra beds can be supplied, subject to prior arrangement, and babysitting can be arranged on request. Due to the unfenced pool and riverside location, parents are reminded to supervise their children at all times.
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It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.
It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.
Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!
My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.
William M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020
The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.
Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)
Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!
Woan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019
Driver-guide: Very punctual, except for pick up for airport when he was delayed by >30 mins due to road closures. Vehicle very clean and well maintained- plenty of water and supplies of clothing for religious sites, tissues, postcards etc. Very good at understanding what level of conversation we wanted. Happy to stop for paracetamol, supermarket etc. Took us to signal box at railway since we were early (which was very interesting)
The Walawwa: Lovely place to arrive at and get a bit of rest. Great pool, lovely rooms and food etc. Peaceful oasis so close to town.
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Water Gardens Sigiriya: Beautiful suites with plunge pools- quiet and peaceful with lovely big swimming pool. Food good
Jungle Beach: Beautiful location on beach. Rooms good. Food a bit limited I would have liked a bit more variety ideally.
Camellia House: Lovely location- beautiful views. Food OK but service below average- our food orders were wrong a couple of times and even pre-ordered food was delayed. Tea factory tour was only an hour and that was the main reason to be here. It was interesting but quite brief seeing it was the main attraction according to our itinerary. Also, we were taken there in a minibus which didn’t have seatbelts on all seats and was quite smelly- not up to the standard of the usual transportation. Rooms were described as having panoramic views- one did have amazing views but the other one definitely didn’t.
Galle Face: Lovely old hotel- but it did have some problems (leaking ceiling and ‘smuts’ coming out of air conditioning.) Weather very bad (spectacular storms). It was a shame the street food tour couldn’t take place but totally understandable given the weather, however we enjoyed our dinner here and free drinks/canopes!). Good choice at breakfast.
Pippa R reviewing Sri Lanka Highlights - Classic on 30 September 2019