We absolutely loved the resort, very "barefoot luxury" it is beautifully designed to look very "rustic". It was about an hour after we arrived before I got the huge grin off my face. From the moment we were greeted at the airport the service was excellent, staff were very friendly and helpful and couldnt do enough for us but without being in any way intrusive (so, perfect really).
When we were coming into the bay on the speed boat I was wondering of we should have gone for a water villa as they looked fantastic but our beach villa with its wonderful garden tuned out far better suited to us, being very private and perfect for nature lovers. Our thatched roof villa had a bedroom with bed and daybed, and large partly open air bathroom downstairs and a lounge with a daybed and sitting/ dining area, coffee machine and pantry upstairs. A couple of times I shared the shower (outdoor, and with the choice or monsoon or standard shower heads) with two frogs so i took to having a bath instead, no hardship as it was a gorgeous big wooden tub that took surprisingly little time to fill due to excellent water pressure (and it was long enough I could lie flat full length on the bottom!). We had a number of lizards / geckos visited during our stay as well as being able to watch the very cute squirrels and chipmunks playing in the trees from our sun loungers on our veranda. The personal plunge pool was lovely there was some shade over one area or another of it all day so it was perfect for cooling off in even if you didn't want to get too much sun.
There was a complimentary bottle of fizz and a bowl of tropical fruits in our room on our arrival and some local sesame toffee nibbles too that were very good.
There is a reef in the bay so there is interesting snorkelling and an activities centre where you can loan snorkelling equipment if you don't have your own. The activities centre also do a host of other things and there is an on site dive centre too. Alternatively you can do as we did and laze around in the privacy of your villa with occasional trips out to the beach to snorkel.
The dining and food options are good, as well as the main restaurants there is room service and the option to have a meal on the beach. We had a wonderful afternoon tea on our veranda with a selection of tea, coffee, juice and canned drinks, lots of prepared fruits and a lovely selection of very very good cake ! We also really enjoyed the "Vietnamese street food buffet" one evening and had some of the nicest food of our entire stay in Vietnam.
We thought the resort had been very well designed for the first 48 hours or so we thought it must be almost empty as we hardly saw another person when in fact it was very full but the villas are so private and the eating areas spacious so as not to feel crowded.
We have stayed in some very nice hotels previously, and especially on this trip, but I would have to say this is one of my favourites and both of us agree we (unusually) can't think of a fault with it, it truly was excellent and I would be delighted to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Six Senses Ninh Van Bay sits on a dramatic bay, with impressive rock formations. Golden sand beach and towering mountains add to the sense of being at one with nature. The family friendly resort’s architectural style incorporates Vietnamese traditions, with all 58 accommodations being personal pool villas.The restaurants at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay serve international and local favourites complemented by the best local seafood, including lobsters and king prawns. There are wonderful spaces for lounging with drinks from the wine cave, or healthy fresh juices and favourite libations from the bar.Six Senses Spa at Ninh Van Bay is a sanctuary for all the senses, with traditional Vietnamese treatments and Six Senses Signatures to suit every individual guest. In addition to the breath-taking treatment rooms, the spa is equipped with yoga pavilion, a gymnasium, hair salon and spa retail gallery.In addition to blissful relaxation, guests can also enjoy many activities and excursions on water, under water at the coral reef and on land by joining a cultural or wildlife adventure; or making use of the resort's facilities and wide variety of sporting equipment. The resort is also a perfect setting for beautiful wedding ceremonies. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 6 Senses Ninh Van Bay
- Six Senses Ninh Van Bay Hotel Nha Trang
- Ana Mandara Vietnam