If you would like to see and experience life in a small fishing village, unspoiled by development and where the pace of life is as it always has been, then I can highly recommend the Bai Huong Homestay – Cham island (mentioned by Vanessa). I took my mother here as I was keen to show her a different side to Vietnam where life continues in much the same way as it has done for generations. You won’t find five star hotels or designer shopping boutiques, but will gain an insight into the real life of a working fishing village and get to meet the wonderful people that live there. The hospitality and warmth I experienced in Bai Huong helped make my time there the most meaningful of all my time in south east Asia. A genuinely unforgettable experience.