After spending 2 nights in the chaotic Ho Chi Min City, we came to An Lam which is the most tranquil place we have ever been to. We were greeted at lobby with drinks, cold towels and cakes and filled in a questionnaire about our preferences, then we got a speed boat transfer with amazing views to an lam. The head chef, Matthew was on the boat with us, which was really helpful as I worried being vegetarian I might struggle with the menu, but the team were amazing and cooked something special for me when I couldn't find anything on the menu.
We were welcomed on the jetty by our butler Quang and the general manager and we were shown to our hill top villa. Quang was brilliant from the outset making us feel welcome and nothing was too much trouble, in fact everybody was. The villa was amazing (we stayed in 31) and it was very private.
We decided to upgrade to all inclusive once we arrived, so we could just indulge and enjoy without worrying how much we were spending. Well worth doing.
Quang gave us a tour the following morning, he showed us the beach & lagoon villas which both amazing, especially if there is more than two of you staying as most of them have two bedrooms. Had a look in the spa and went up to yoga point where there is an incredible view of the bay. We also saw the pigs, horse and eagle. Very enjoyable and informative.
Quang arranged our excursions for us and met us before and after each. We went on the sunset cruise, which had the most breathtaking views and whilst you are on the boat you are given champagne and canapés. I would definitely recommend this trip.
The following morning we went on the walking trail with our guide Wo, who again was amazing and very patient with me!! ( I was very clumsy & a bit of a wuss). I probably held Wo's hand more during the walk than I did my husbands throughout the honeymoon- ha!! It's quite a difficult walk but definitely worth it to see the waterfalls and views! I would recommend to do the walk with a guide so you don't miss any of the view points
The next trip Quang arranged for us was a boat trip to Monkey Island and a few other island to see ostrich and deer. A guide from An Lam (Sam I think) came with us, whose knowledge for Vietnam is great, very interesting man! The monkeys were brilliant, I was a little nervous to begin with as they roam around and I didn't know whether I could trust them, but we had such a good time feeding them by hand. It was amazing to be so close to them. We had a private lunch on the boat with champagne which was very nice. I got sunburnt on this trip and when we got off the boat Ursula and Quang noticed, so Quang brought some fresh aloe Vera to our villa.
The next day we took advantage of the free speed boat transfer to nha trang to visit the markets and the temple. As we were leaving the island without a guide, Quang gave us a mobile phone in case we needed any help with translation directions etc. we were fine, but it was nice to have.
Our last full day at an lam we spent lazing around the beach and pool. The staff were very attentive, bringing over cold towels and drinks. We borrowed some kayaks in the afternoon, which are free to use. Again definitely worth doing.
I literally don't have anything bad to say about An Lam. The place is break taking, the staff are so friendly and extremely efficient, the food is delicious! I could go on more.... We would love to come back one day! Absolutely amazing. Special thanks to Quang, Matthew, Wo, Ursula and the general manager. Superb place
I will post some pictures of an lam & excursions soon x
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover the ultimate and unique experience at An Lam Ninh Van Bay Villas. Situated in the picturesque Ninh Van Bay, An Lam Villas will indulge you with exquisite food, flawless service and its stunning white sand beach. Soak up the surrounding environment of tropical forests and mountains studded with massive granite boulders looking out over the SouthChina Sea. Slip away with a gourmet hamper or indulge with a therapeutic spa treatment - it's all about peace, privacy, and the ultimate holiday in authentic Vietnamese style luxury.Nha Trang City is located 300 km East of Ho Chi Ming Ciy and 25 minutes by car from the Nha Ttrang airport. An Lam Ninh Van Bay Villas are located 10 minutes away from Nha Trang by speed boat. An Lam Villasserenityare on the lay side of Ninh Van Bay, with the Ocean in front of the resort and protected by beautiful hills and vegetation behind the villas.The An Lam Villas welcoming lounge and jetty is located 16km north of Nha Trang city centre. Here you will be met by our speedboat which will whisk to away to An Lam Villas, a leisurely 8 minute boat ride away. If you are arriving in Nha Trang, our hosts will greet you at Cam Ranh airport, 35kms south of Nha Trang, where they will assist you with your luggage, and bring you to the An Lam Villas welcome lounge. The boat transfers are included in your room rate. With a total of 35 private pool villas, our Beach and Lagoon Front Villas are set in exclusive, private locations with stunning views over the lagoon and Ninh Van Bay. An open plan layout is designed to take full advantage of the spectacular views and create an inviting indoor/outdoor ambiance. Set into the rain forest our elevated and private Hill Rock Villas offer tree-filtered ocean views. The three store layout provides a spacious sleeping area with king size bed set in the tree canopy; a large entertaining deck and living area where you can enjoy a private dinner cooked by your personal chef; and a substantial bathroom on the lower level. While you feel a million miles away from reality, we do not want you to compromise on comfort. Each villa has a personalized intimacy butler service to attend to your every whim, while rooms are fitted out with every modern convenience including ipod docking stations, wireless internet and full entertainment TV system. For those who want to forget about technology - you can wile away the hours in your hammock or sun lounge and discover how quickly you can adapt to the life of true busy relaxing . ... more less
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