Sapa is quite familiar to most tourists in Vietnam tours. It is a cloudy paradise to enjoy the cool atmosphere and contemplate wonderful natural landscapes in northern Vietnam. Due to the continuous development of tourism in Sapa, there are a large number of types of accommodation to meet all the demands of tourists. Among them, Gem Valley Sapa is one of the most prominent homestays in Sapa. Let’s discover it now!
1/ Its location
Gem Valley Sapa is located in Cat Cat Village, it is an attractive destination which most tourists have visited once in Sapa tours. Far from the center of Sapa Town about 3 kilometers, it has a very convenient location for tourists to drop in. To be specific, you just go through a valley and the Vietnam – Japan hill until you see a picturesque house called Gem Valley Sapa.
2/ Its view
Gem Valley Sapa is a coffee shop with a view of the vast green forest. It is designed in a unique style by a couple of artists who left the bustling Hanoi capital for this peaceful land. At the early time, they used this place as a gallery and a small wooden homestay. Then their friends and customers encouraged them to expand its scale so it becomes such a wonderful place in Sapa now.
In the balcony, there is a spacious place to drink coffee. It is decorated with a large number of lovely wooden tables so that tourists can sit or stand here to admire the entire rice valley in Cat Cat Village. Especially, in the ripe rice season, the scenery here seems to be a golden picture accompanied by a foggy layout surrounding, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful natural scenes in Sapa. From there, you are also able to see the peak of Fansipan on the majestic Hoang Lien Son Mountains. Likewise, you can easily visit some famous sites such as the Ancient Stone Church, Ta Phin Village, Tien Cave or Silver Falls and some unique fair market in Sapa.
Because Gem Valley Sapa is located in the heart of Cat Cat Village, you do not need to pay an extra of 40,000 VND to visit. Just go up the stairs and explore the ethnic culture of this Black Mong village!
3/ Its services
If you want to stay at Gem Valley Sapa in your Sapa tours, you need to book in advance to ensure the room availability because its room is quite small and limited. However, you can choose to stay in the dorm instead of the private room to save your money. Generally, staying at Gem Valley Sapa costs you about 200,000 VND for renting a room.
At Gem Valley Sapa, you can order meals with some home-made dishes such as pork, chicken or fried rice. They are all at a cheaper cost compared to a food shop in the center of town. In particular, you can try cooking with the hostess to serve your meals on their own. In fact, beverages at Gem Valley are not really various but you will definitely find some hot drinks like coffee, tea, hot chocolate and so on. These are the most ideal ones to be enjoyed in the cold weather of Sapa. In particular, each table here has a wood-burning stove with an aim of warming for their customers. Therefore, there is no exaggeration to say that you will become lazy and not want to leave anymore after sitting there in just 10 minutes. The price of beverages ranges from 20,000 to 50,000 VND, which is considered to be quite reasonable corresponding to its quality and great view.