I had been in contact with Homestay Bai Huong prior to our arrival to advise them that we were making our own way to Cham Island with a diving company. I asked them if they could pick us up from the beach where the diving company was going to leave us. They confirmed all was OK and they would come and get us. Once at the beach, we waited for over an hour but no one turned up. Despite the language barrier, we managed to arrange a lift by boat with a local Vietnamese man. When we arrived at the village, a man confirmed he had received our email but he was not the owner of the place I had booked. I believe there was some confusion there and I might have emailed the wrong person. He took us to a place which was very basic and was not the place I had originally booked. I refused to stay there. So he found us another place to stay which belonged to the parents of the lady I had booked with. It still wasn't the place I had booked, as she (Kim) had given our rooms to someone else but it was clean, had air conditioning and the couple were doing their outmost to please us. In the end, we were happy with the accommodation. "Mama Kim" took great care of us, cooked us some wonderful food and was genuinely friendly and helpful, despite the language barrier. So I can't recommend the place we originally booked since we didn't stay there but I can highly recommend Island Smiles Homestay, which is where we stayed.
Positif: The lovely couple who looked after us.
Lokasi: The beach at the location is not great, ask for a boat lift to the nearby beach which is lovely and quiet. The snorkelling was well worth it.