A hidden Quy Nhon resort beckons to unexplored beaches.
Vietnam’s South Central Coast, Quy Nhon, is a hidden paradise of untouched golden shores. Delve deeper into the countryside and a world of discovery awaits, from majestic ruins to handicraft villages. At Anantara, we invite you to connect with the places, people and stories that make Quy Nhon unique. Explore indigenous flora and fauna, visit nearby villages to meet the locals and sample fresh flavours, or hike into the mountains to seek out breath-taking wonders.
Work out in lush surrounds with floor-to-ceiling views. The 24-hour gym is equipped with a range of cardio machines and weight stations. Train with a private instructor to bring you to peak condition.
The resort pool boasts a picturesque setting overlooking the ocean. Laze on sun loungers or in the shade with all-day refreshments, including bistro fare and craft beers. Enjoy live music and Cuban cigars as sun sets.
The private beach is blissfully tranquil with impossibly soft sands. Arrange a game of volleyball or badminton with staff on hand to help you.
Viet Vo Dao Martial Arts
Founded in 1936 as Vovinam and more commonly known today as Việt Võ Đạo, this is a form of self-defense martial arts, native only to Binh Dinh Province and is the largest and most developed form of martial arts in Vietnam.
Bringing influences from Chinese Kung Fu, along with elements of the Japanese and Korean forms of martial arts, Việt Võ Đạo involves the use of the hands, elbows, legs and knees, as well as teaching counter-attacks among its moves. It also includes training of both the body and mind, encouraging individuals to be self-confident and self-controlled.
These sessions are conducted by the resort’s Head of Security, Mr Phuc, who is recognized as the Master of Việt Võ Đạo in the Binh Dinh Province.
Timing: Early morning or late afternoon. Please ask the Villa Host team to schedule a specific time.
Duration: 45 Minutes
Master the subtle textures and aromas of Vietnamese cuisine. Learn to make local delicacies and national favourites such as sizzling pancakes stuffed with prawn and vermicelli.
Salute the sunrise with a group yoga session on the soft sands in front of the resort. Perfect your technique with one-on-one tuition in the privacy of your villa.
Binh Dinh Cultural Discovery
Home to the Quang Trung Emperor and the Tay Son Dynasty, Binh Dinh Province is a destination infused with rich history and culture. A visit to the Quang Trung Museum offers an insight into one of Vietnam’s most celebrated leaders and the youngest of the ruling three brothers of the Tay Son Dynasty. The museum grounds also house a 300-year old tamarind tree and an ancient pure water well, which is said to bring good fortune when you drink from it. Catch a performance of Tay Son battle drums and traditional martial arts, for which Quy Nhon is well-known.
After the museum, visit one of the Cham tower ruins which lie across the province and hold centuries of stories within their bricks from the origin of the Champa Kingdom in Vietnam in the 2nd Century.
Built in the late 1600s, next is a stop at Thap Thap Pagoda, also known as the pagoda of ten towers and one of the most famous Buddhist centres in the country. It has been named by Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism as "a national cultural and historical site".
At the end of your morning cultural experience, relax at a local restaurant and enjoy a traditional Banh Xeo, the famous Quy Nhon sizzling crèpe, filling with prawns, beef, or just plenty of fresh herbs and vegetables.
Departure: 8:30 am
Duration: 4 – 5 hours
Chef’s Local Market Tour And Cooking Class
Take an early morning visit to the bustling local market and follow the Chef through the winding stalls to seek out the freshest ingredients for your cooking lesson. Get to grips with some of the more local produce including fish, herbs and vegetables.
Return to the resort with a full shopping basket and channel your inner MasterChef as you learn some of the tips and tricks to creating Vietnamese cuisine under the guidance of the Chef. Enjoy the fruits of your labour and take home new culinary skills and recipes to try out with friends and family.
Departure: 7:00 am
Duration: 4 – 5 hours, including cooking class
Champa Towers And Local Artisanal Handicraft Villages
Ruled by Cham people for more than 500 years between the 11th and 15th Centuries and with a handful of Cham locals still living in the area, Quy Nhon is home to a variety of Cham monuments and ruins, the majority in the form of towers.
The Banh It Towers, hidden in plain sight high on a hillside in the An Nhon area just outside Quy Nhon City, are some of the oldest Cham ruins in Vietnam. Offering stunning 360⁰ views across rice paddies, the cluster of towers resembles the It cake, a Binh Dinh three-cornered rice cake speciality, which gave rise the name Banh It Towers. The architecture is very specific to the Champa culture, while also containing influences of Hinduism.
There are many centuries-old villages in the Province which specialise in making traditional crafts and Quy Nhon style food and drink with ancient techniques, such as rice wine, rice paper, rice noodles and conical hats, which are, to this day, still meticulously created by hand by more than six generations of one Binh Dinh family.
Departure: 8:30 am
Duration: 4 – 5 hours
Scuba Diving And Island Exploration In Nhon Ly
Ky Co beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Quy Nhon with pristine sands and clear waters. Nearby is both Bai Dua beach and Hon Seo Island and all offer perfect locations for snorkelling and diving. See stunning coral reefs and marine life and don’t forget to bring an underwater camera!
Departure: 9:30 am
Duration: 4 – 5 hours
Our sister resort AVANI offers interactive activities and surrounds for children. Leave them to play and learn with qualified specialists. Babysitting is also available on request.
All our outlets and those of our sister resort offer healthy, tasty menus for little ones. Enjoy favoured classics or introduce them to Vietnamese delicacies with child-friendly flavours.