We took a flight from Hanoi to Cam Ranh (Nha Trang) and were met by a really friendly young lady at the airport for pick up. We had a private car to resort's jetty because there were no other guests arriving on that flight.
After an hour drive we arrived to the jetty. They have a lounge there and cool towels, cold drinks and some snacks were offered. They requested to fill in a questionnaire about preferences with minibar drinks, butler service level, allergies, favorite food items etc. Our suggestion was that they could have delivered the questionnaire well in advance. It would have been easier that way.
The boat trip to the resort took about 15 minutes with a speed boat. The boat was modern, ultra clean and comfortable. Life vests provided (compulsory).
Upon arrival we were greeted by many staff members including our butler Nguyen. Welcoming was amazingly friendly and we felt like at home at once.
Our L shaped villa was by the lagoon. It was very private even though we had neighbors on both sides. The villas are not luxurious in traditional way but they are fantastic as they are. The only visible minus was the flooring which should have been natural stone if not wood. The floor was quite ugly really and it did not match with the style of the villa.
The villa is semi open. Bedroom is completely 'closed' area if you want it. And it is the only space with air con. In the morning house keeping opened all the walls and so the whole villa was open space during the day. Of course if you don't want it that way it is up to you. We liked it. Only a few insects were met in our villa. Squirrels steel soap but nothing else.
House keeping did a really good job. The villa was clean and in order all the time. Some fabrics were stained but some people are messy and they can not change upholstery after every guest.
We chose to have quite limited butler service. Nguyen's standard duty was to check the villa after house keeping in the morning and after turn down service in the evening. And he did a really good job. We had interesting conversations with Nguyen in the mornings and evenings. What a lovely guy.
Breakfast was delicious. If you don't find in Western or Vietnamese buffet anything you like you can have something from the menu. We liked especially their minute steaks in the morning. But be sure that you'll find a lot of options in buffet. Waiters bring juice and coffee to your table. And they have a good choice of them.
They have only one restaurant but menu is loaded with options - Western and Vietnamese. If you stay there for ten nights as we did, you can have different food every night. And the food is tasty and beautifully presented. Wine list is also very good. Service in the restaurant, day or night, is friendly and attentive. Absolutely great!
The staff is amazing. They all are warm and friendly. And especially Ursula was a person to remember. In the restaurant Thanh and Ly were our favorite.
They have a wonderful sunset cruise. It is highly recommended. You see the coast line and fisherman villages on the sea. Amazing!
We enjoyed a lot of the remote location. If you want to go to Nha Trang during the day, it is possible. We did not.
An Lam Ninh Van Bay Villas is a place to visit again. They have regular guests who stay there for months.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover the ultimate and unique experience at L'Alyana Villas Ninh Van Bay. Situated in the picturesque Ninh Van Bay, L'Alyana 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 South China 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 Minh Ciy and 25 minutes by car from the Cam Ranh Airport. L'Alyana Ninh Van Bay are located 10 minutes away from Nha Trang by speed boat. L'Alyana Villas serenity are 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 L'Alyana Villas Welcome 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 L'Alyana 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 L'Alyana Villas Welcome Lounge. The boat transfers are included in your villa rate. With a total of 33 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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