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Anantara’s First Vietnamese Retreat Reveals Far More Than Shoreline Luxury
09 Jan 2012
Along Vietnam’s stunning southeast coast, Anantara Mui Ne Resort & Spa redefines luxurious beachside living with indigenous appeals. Capture the richness of Vietnamese heritage. Open a window to the celebrated beach destination of Mui Ne. And discover a gateway to the region’s diverse natural and cultural attractions.
Anantara Mui Ne Resort & Spa is located 198 kilometres northeast of Ho Chi Minh City and only 11 kilometres from Phan Thiet train station. Discover a place where the sea meets the sand dunes in a paradise of relaxation. Unwind to a symphony of swaying coconut palms, famously long golden beaches and stunning mountains, all blessed by Vietnam’s most ideal beach climate.
The average temperature of 29 degrees Celsius, accompanied by a pleasant breeze, creates prime conditions for kite surfing, windsurfing and sailing, to name just a few of the many water sports available.
Balance beautiful beach life with intriguing exploration. Set out on an exhilarating jeep tour or race down towering sand dunes on mats. Experience the rhythm of coastal life at Mui Ne village, watching boats set off for their daily fishing voyage and return to unload their haul. Hire a boat and glide across the famous fresh water White Lake “Bau Trang”, spanning 70 hectares and home to numerous fish, including 30 kilogramme carp - or simply take in the forest and mountain scenery with a picnic on the banks.
Take a short speedboat ride to a small island and climb the 184 steps of Ke Ga Light House. Built in 1899, this historic relic of original Binh Thuan architecture is now a major tourist attraction and offers wonderful views. A more ambitious ascent can be found at Ta Cu Mountain, whose peak reaches 649 metres above sea level. 25,000 hectares of national primeval forest and an average temperature of 18 to 20 degrees Celsius create an inviting environment for scenic hikes. Small paths wind upward for 2.4 kilometres and pass historic pagodas en route to the top, accompanied by a cable car for the less energetic, with the ultimate reward of a lofty panorama.
Follow a thrilling adventure with a pampering wellness journey at Anantara Spa, where an indulgent menu is inspired by lotus flowers and treatments harness the highly prized nourishment of coconuts. Bask in the sun at the shoreline pool, or invigorate in the gym. Spend time enjoying the resort’s wider facilities, including a gift shop and reading lounge complete with books, magazines, CDs and DVDs.
Retreat to one of 89 rooms, suites and villas, designed to reflect traditional Vietnamese style and set amongst tropical landscaping with views of luscious gardens, the pool, fresh water lagoon or sea. Deluxe Anantara room features include a spacious bathroom with a large stone tub and separate rain shower, and elite entertainment is catered for by a 32 inch plasma television with satellite channels, wireless high speed internet, as well as an iPod docking station in all villas.
Indeed guests seeking the ultimate in location, space and imaginative luxury enjoy an impressive choice of six villa types, the pinnacle of which is an Anantara Two Bedroom Beach Front PoolVilla and boasts 128 square metres of living space spread over two storeys, with a master bedroom on each floor providing a wonderful sanctuary for families, or couples and friends travelling together.
Five restaurants and bars present authentic Vietnamese flavours and pay tribute to some of the world’s most celebrated cuisines. Highlights include fresh seafood grilled specialties with ocean views, a signature cocktail served in a local Cham pottery mug in a homely lounge, and cool refreshments at the swim-up bar, evolving into a poolside torch lit terrace with live entertainment by night. Bespoke opportunities abound in the form of a degustation menu in The Wine Cellar, and Dining by Design romance in idyllic resort settings, as well as off-site in the midst of natural and cultural wonders.
Banqueting, event and meeting facilities comprise four conference rooms for up to 250 participants, as well as exceptional al fresco reception locations.
If its adventure or just lazing on the beach make the most of your holiday in Vietnam at Anantara Mui Ne Resort and Spa.