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Six Senses Ninh Van Bay
Ranked #4 of 204 Hotels in Nha Trang
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“Wonderful as long as you are fit!”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

As the reviews all say this is a top world class resort exceptionally well run by Gary [from Brum] and his amazing team from Germany, Sri Lanka and Philippines as well as all the locals. We spent hours talking to them all and hearing their wonderful stories.

Good restaurants, buffets, bars, beach and sea views.Great views great beach, great main pool but all rooms have a private pool as well.

Top spa, best we have had for some time, well run by a pretty lady from Philippines and lots to see and do in Nha Trang just a 20 minute speed boat ride away.

In view of the price you also meet some very interesting customers from all around the world.

The big issue is that this is a huge Estate, its over 2km from end to end, and you might be a long way from the main areas. There are bikes [ if you can ride] and your butler will get a buggy for you but if you like to walk it can be a distance.

Equally the best rooms are the water villas and rock villas, exceptional rooms with swim in / swim out piers and all with 2 rooms. HOWEVER to get there its 160 steps from the restaurant and 200 steps to the nearest buggy point! If you go say 3 trips a day, that's six return visits, so 1200 STEPS, many up and down..................its also over 100 steps to the main hill view restaurant, so on 1 day we covered 1400 steps........................it keeps you fit BUT be prepared and its not for young kids or the elderly.

However it is worth it!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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sixsensesninhvanbay, The Management team at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Xin chao peterah,

Greetings from Ninh Van bay!

Thank you for taking time to share your inpression with us. It is a huge pleasure to read your posting. We are happy that overal you were satisfied of your stay. It was indeed a bit of excercice to get to the villa but as you said " However it is worth it! ".

At Six Senses, we are more than a work place, we are a familly. Every host, despite of their nationality, truly live the work and seek for improvement. Thus your feedback will be an important encouragement for the good job of all the team.

We look forward to welcome you back to the sunny Ninh Van Bay.

Hospitable regards,

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Reviewed September 15, 2013

We spent in this secluded paradise part of our trip to Vietnam. I can simply say we loved it. Everything is perfect here. The beach bungalow we had was amazing and had a lot of privacy. The idea of having your own bike to move around the resort is great, and the breakfast is probably one of the best I've ever seen. I cannot forget about the experience of having a dinner by ourselves in a private beach, with our own private chef and waiter. Unforgettable!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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sixsensesninhvanbay, The Management team at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Dear Javitxus,

Thank you for choosing Six Senses Ninh Van Bay for your holiday. It is such a delight to read that you had thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. Your kind words have been shared with our team. We are glad you had enjoyed every moment of your time here specially the dinner at our private beach.

Once again, thank you for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. It is great to learn that the time you had spent here was worth it. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Hen gap lai! (see you soon)

With kind regards,

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Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

I swore to write a review for this amazing hotel, first time feeling like I was in paradise.

A lot of Americans have a negative connotation regarding Vietnam but I felt safe 100% of the time while traveling there. My girl and I left from Tokyo, transferred in Hanoi to Cam Rahn and hotel staff was their immediately (despite landing 45min early) to scoop us up and take us to boat to get to hotel island. Hanoi was really chaotic, no organization so I recommend Going through Ho Chin Minh if you can, foods better there also! Make sure to have a 2.5 hour layover as you have to collect your baggage and recheck in at both airports no matter what.

Upon getting scooped up, had ice cold bottled water, and towels that smelt awesome. Drove about 30-45min towards the harbor for Six Senses. It's a beautiful ride and get a taste of what Cam Rahn city is all about.

Getting to harbour, you get this signature tea (ginger, lemongrass, and honey) iced and is super fresh. They grab your bags, put on speed boat and you head to hotel on a 20 minute boat ride. It was night time and it is such a surreal moment sitting In front of boat staring at the stars with someone you love going to paradise.

When pulling up, hotel manager and staff are there to great you at dock that's beautifully lit up, you see fish swimming and the bar dimly lot and you can tell immediately you're in paradise. I forget my hotel manager at the time since it's been awhile but we went in beginning of June and he was a class act, best manager I've ever had at any hotel I've stayed at in the world. Anyways, you get assigned a butler, they take you on golf cart around hotel and you get a mini tour.

We stayed at the beach villa and upon pulling up, you hear the nature all around you and you know you've found it, paradise. Butler showed us all around, showing us how to work everything and then asks for passports and you sign and that's the check In process. I think this was my favorite part, no waiting to check in, you're in your room and it's not even a thought process, as in hotel knew exactly how to make me forget about the world.

My girlfriend and I order food, eat upstairs to stair over the trees and into the ocean, it really makes you feel like you've found zen. Room service was amazing! We ate a lot of it throughout the trip and you won't be disappointed with whatever you get.

Waking up, you are hit with this beautiful blue, one I've never experienced before and it gets you excited just to be awake in this moment. I got up and went upstairs for the view and it's probably the most beautiful view you'll ever experience.

Fast forward to breakfast buffet. Unfreakingbelieveable!!!! They have Vietnam dishes followed by comfort breakfast food and everything is amazing. I tried jelly fish soup for the first time and it was actually really delicious. I also got my favorite ginger lemongrass drink from check in there. Manager walks around and your butler finds you somehow and they ask what you have planned for the day. They let you know about hotels specials that night and then disappear. It felt like someone was always there for you while you're there but never being intruding, they have service down to the "T"!

Hotel offers movie nights, free cocktails and BBQ on low tide nights on the beach. Guest mingle and drink and it's just a relaxing vibe.

We went hiking every morning followed by a swim in the beachc and then in our private pool. Everything's spread out enough where your neighbors aren't bothering either. We listened to music and did whatever in our backyard and it always felt private and safe.

Snorkeling a blast, recommend doing the trail when it's high tide otherwise I feels to close if you try and go vertical (I'm 6'3").

Planning a trip to mainland with guide was simple and inexpensive. Guide was informative and then takes to to a recommended meal, we went to seafood place where you pick it, and they cool it fresh. Really delicious.

Ill definitely be coming back sometime in the future, the worst part about this experience was leaving this hotel and leaving Vietnam, was such a. Surreal experience.

Thank you to hotel staff and manager, you run such an amazing hotel and it was awesome to experience top notch service!

  • Stayed June 2013
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sixsensesninhvanbay, The Management team at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Xin chao Handdown,

Warm greetings from Paradise! ;)

Your review has just made our day!!! We are impressed by your very descriptive sharing which allows others travelers to understand more about our beautiful country as well as our resort concept. At Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, we love the nature and would like to include it in every aspect: villa, food, activities... We do hope that our guests can feel and love it as we do.

Dear Handdown, by reading your posting, we truly believe that you enjoyed your stay with us and had opportunity to refresh and relax. We wish to have you back in a too not distant future.

Please feel free to contact our Reservation team at reservations-ninhvan@sixsenses.com as it will be our pleasure to help you plan your next visit either at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay or at other Six Senses properties.

Best regards from the Management team,
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

We stayed here for 8 nights in a Rock Villa in July and found this eco friendly resort to be just beautiful. The accomodation was fabulous, and the views just so calming and relaxing. The service was simply second to none. Our butler Nguy, was one of the nicest people I have ever met. His smile lit up the place and nothing was too much trouble.
We loved the snorkelling, bike riding, fishing and sunset cruises were wonderful and would really recommned eash one - ask for Cong, he was the best host.
Breakfast was, we both agreed, the best we have ever had anywhere. The fruits, juices and pastry selection were amazing, also a great selection of oriental food - we tried noodles and sushi, pancakes and egg station. It was so good we didnt need lunch - the only holiday ever where we skipped it!
Dinner and drinks were expensive, but the menus are displayed on the website so we did know this. My only reason for not giving the resort 5 stars was that with the prices being charged, the food didnt always hit the mark. Portions were extremely generous, and the buffet meals, which we had about 4 times, gave a fabulous selection and again there was a lot of it. I think our biggest bug bear was that food was often overcooked and this was a shame as the resort delivered so highly on every other level.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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sixsensesninhvanbay, The Management team at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Xin chao Quinzen,

Greetings from Ninh Van Bay!

First of all, we would like to thank you for taking time to post your review. If you like the eco aspect, Six Senses Ninh Van Bay is indeed a place for it. We are delighted to know that you much enjoyed our activities: snorkelling, bike riding, fishing and sunset cruises. We also have few hiking trails from where you can have impressive panorama over the bay. That is maybe for your next visit. ;)

We would like to take your food contribution seriously and we will sit down the team and will seek for an improvement.

Dear Quinzen, thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope to have a chance to welcome you back to sunlit Ninh Van Bay.

With best regards,

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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Six senses at Ninh Van Bay proved to be one of the best resorts we've ever experienced.

You arrive by boat and if you haven't seen it on the map, you'd sware you are on an island (it's a peninsula)

Built around a beautiful crescent shaped bay with a 1,5km water front, this cleverly designed resort really excelled in bringing together privacy, indulgence, chic sustainability and a perfect integration with natural conditions.

You can chose, between the resort's 60 wooden villas (each one with its own pool) which kind of ambience you do prefer:

- a Beach Villa, surrounded by a dense forest canopy, with direct access to the beach?

- A Hilltop Villa, with spectacular sea views, filtered by treetops?

- Or a Water Villa built into the beautiful round-shaped granite rocks, with private steps to the sea, to enjoy the pristine coral reef in a never-ending snorkeling promenade?

The food is awesome and the overall quality of service is amazing. Your very own private butler is always there to answer every need. Ours, Mr. Hon, was indeed (as manager Gary Henden brilliantly put it) "always on".

We had the chance of being first in a Beach Villa and then in a Water Villa. Both were fantastic but I must confess: the iconic Water Villa #5 just took our breath away!

Congratulations for your spledid job!

Room Tip: Try, if you can, WV#5
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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sixsensesninhvanbay, The Management team at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, responded to this review, September 7, 2013
Xin chao Wanderer19612011,

Sunny greetings from Ninh Van Bay!

What is a lovely Sunday starting with a lovely review from you. Thank you for sharing it with us and also for mentioning our location, facilities and service. It has just made our day!

Please know that we have shared your words with our team which we believe will be a strong encouragement for their hard work.

Dear Wanderer19612011, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the warmth and hospitality of Ninh Van Bay in the too not distant future.

Kind regards,

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

I have been to this place and it is very wonderful resort for you to spend with your love one. It is like living on heaven, and you can run away from the busy life. I booked a hilltop villa and stayed in Ninh Van bay for 5 days, 4 nights. Ninh Van Bay is wonderful isolated island with white sands and crystal clear water. The scenery is so beautiful that you will fall in love with the nature.I can enjoy snookering, kayaking and have romantic candle light dinner on the jetty.
I love the beach here because the water is so clear and beautiful in light blue that I can enjoy my snookering and swimming. I was swimming the whole day and enjoy the sunbath on the beach. If you are thirsty you can drink a fresh coconut with is just taken from coconut tree by the staff.
If you are a fan of wines, you can try all the wines that resort store in the cave and have a great dinner with steak and wine.
There is another private swimming pool in my hill top villa so that I can enjoy swimming at my private corner and have a look for the whole scenery of the bay.
It is great place to go if you have a chance to go Vietnam. From DaNang airport the resort will pick up you and transfer you to the seaside by private van. After that, you will board on a private ship to go to the bay. It is around 30 mins on the sea and you can enjoy sight seeing with refreshment drink on the ship.

Room Tip: Choose a hill top villa or rock villa to have a privacy and good view
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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sixsensesninhvanbay, The Management team at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, responded to this review, September 7, 2013
Dear TungDang,

Sunny greetings from Ninh Van Bay!

Thank you very much for your favorable comments about your stay. It gives us great joy to read that you enjoyed your holiday with us. We have shared your feedback with all the resort and they are very happy to have received the same.

We are very grateful that we could share a piece of nature with you during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to our heaven for another memorable holiday.

Thanks again for being our guest!

With best regards,

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Reviewed August 30, 2013

This resort is outstanding in every way.

We stayed here as a romantic and relaxing 3-day break at the end of 3 weeks travelling around Vietnam. The resort is on a quiet peninsula, well away from the hustle of Nha Trang. You have to get there by boat, which makes it feel like an island getaway.

Every guest gets their own villa. We stayed in a beach villa, which had 2 extremely well-furnished and equipped stories decorated exquisitely in a style this is both appropriately rustic and luxurious. We had spectacular views onto the beautiful bay, and a decent-sized splash pool in front of the villa.

The resort has its own private reef and it was possible to view the beautiful coral and fish right from the front of the villa. We also spent some time kayaking around the bay, which was just beautiful.

Service is attentive and friendly. I was a bit put off by the idea of 'butler' service but actually it works really well and is not obtrusive at all.

Yeah, the food is expensive - some might say overpriced - but at least it's reliably high quality. The modern takes on local dishes are extremely tasty, and the western food is of fine dining standard. The breakfast buffet is excellent.

It feels a bit like wandering into a tropical dream, staying here. I would recommend it wholeheartedly.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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sixsensesninhvanbay, The Management team at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, responded to this review, September 7, 2013
Xin chao Rob A,

Sunny greetings from Ninh Van Bay!

We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback.

We are elated to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and had the opportunity to unwind at our beach and private pool, as well as to regale our food offerings.

We will share your comments with our team. We am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services.

Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be more pleasant than the previous one.

With kind regards,

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Property: Six Senses Ninh Van Bay
Address: Ninh Van Bay, Nha Trang 57000, Vietnam
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Location: Vietnam > Khanh Hoa Province > Nha Trang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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#2 Top resorts Hotel in Nha Trang
#3 Romantic Hotel in Nha Trang
#4 Luxury Hotel in Nha Trang
#4 Spa Hotel in Nha Trang
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Nha Trang
#5 Family Hotel in Nha Trang
#9 Business Hotel in Nha Trang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Six Senses Ninh Van Bay 5*
Number of rooms: 59
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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