The homestay serves a continental breakfast each morning, however the onsite restaurant, which is managed by Sy's wife, primarily offers Vietnamese food, which is absolutely delicious, but the options are limited. You can still ask for slight customisations and the staff will be happy to help you.
There are restaurants nearby in Phong Nha where you can head to for a more international food experience. However, if you're looking for traditional food, then the in-house restaurant is a great option.
Best time to go
Phong Nha has a tropical monsoon climate, with hot and humid summers and cool and moist winters. However, in some years, the temperatures can drop to as low as 6°C in winter. February to August is considered the best time to visit the place and explore its full potential—whether you want to visit the national park, caves or the heritage sights.
What to do there
The Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is the primary attraction for travellers visiting the area. You can go for a trek around the National Park in addition to exploring the beautiful, naturally-formed caves like Hang Son Doong (the world's largest cave), Tu Lan Cave, Hang En, Paradise Cave and many others. The homestay also offers two paid tours—The Abandoned Valley Trekking Tour, and the Caving Tour—in association with Jungle Boss, another homestay in the area. Each of these tours cost about ₹5,000 and last about 12 hours.
In addition to this, you can explore the area around the homestay on a bicycle and interact with local farmers and fishermen for a more grounded experience. Each evening, you can witness the sunset from the homestay itself while you sip on your evening cup of tea.