Located in a secluded bay in south central Vietnam, known for its wide beaches and emerald waters, Anantara Quy Nhon Villas – a brand new all-villa resort – will open in January 2019. The villas will each have private pools, in-room butler services and unique spa offerings plus a range of indigenous guest experiences that showcase this undiscovered part of Vietnam.
Anantara Quy Nhon comprises 26 one- and two-bedroom ocean-facing villas ensconced amidst 7.2 hectares of landscaped tropical gardens. The resort is designed to seamlessly blend into the natural environment: locally-sourced materials, traditional craftsmanship and regional influences are discretely incorporated into its contemporary design. The spacious villas have sleek timber and granite sundecks, oversized bathtubs, private lap pools and extended low overhanging roofs, giving them a fresh, contemporary feel. Vietnamese blue stone keeps the look of the common areas vernacular while granite and marble elements introduce a touch of modernity.
With a focus on personalised experience, guests are treated to in-room butler services and a range of customisable luxury amenities, such as preferred room scent ranging from exotic lemongrass to refreshing green tea, Anantara signature soap collection and in-villa wine cellar stocked with fine vintages and delicatessen.
A destination in its own right, the dining outlets at Anantara Quy Nhon celebrate the abundant local seafood and regional flavours. At Sea.Fire.Salt the signature dining restaurant, Anantara’s Salt Guru elevates the dining experience with expert advice. At the swim-up bar, premium cocktails, Vietnamese craft beers and Cuban cigars are served in a spectacular ocean-facing setting. In-villa dining aims to recreate a restaurant experience in the privacy of one’s villa with gourmet breakfast in bed, fully catered poolside barbecues and a luxury Vietnamese street food concept. Anantara’s signature Dining by Design delights with ‘castaway’ island picnics and exhilarating fishing trawler expeditions followed by five-star dining.
Perched high on the hillside overlooking the bay, Anantara Spa is a wellbeing paradise hidden amongst the tropical foliage. Nature-inspired treatment suites feature double massage beds and oversized bathtubs for nourishing coconut milk soaks, while breezy cliffside pavilions bring the art of relaxation to new heights.
Anantara Quy Nhon guests will be able to take advantage of Anantara’s signature Balance Wellness concept offering a uniquely flexible approach to feeling good, through an inspirational range of wellness experiences and the total freedom to explore and indulge in between. The Masters of Wellness visiting practitioner calendar allows guests to book private sessions with alternative therapists who are trusted experts in holistic healing.
Binh Dinh province, of which Quy Nhon is the capital city, is rich in cultural attractions. Guests embarking on the hotel’s Quy Nhon Explorer tour can look forward to an early morning ride through the countryside before stopping at the family house of Mr. Lan – the 5th generation Non La (conical hat) makers – for a hat weaving workshop. Having worked up an appetite, guests will be invited to share a home-cooked meal with a local family who will serve traditional Binh Dinh dishes for the occasion. After a quick pit stop for a glass of freshly squeezed sugarcane juice, it’s time for a hands-on rice paper making workshop before heading back to the resort.
Dotted around the hillsides and valleys of Quy Nhon city are centuries-old ruins of Champa towers, relics of the civilisation that dominated the country’s centre and south between 2nd and 15th centuries. Anantara can organise private visits to many of the towers, pagodas and temples in the area. The closest is Banh It Towers, built in the late 11th to early 12th century on top of a hill with views of winding rivers, scattered country houses, green farms and villages below.
The resort is a 40-minute drive from Quy Nhon Airport, or Phu Cat Airport as it is known locally, and only a 15-minute drive from downtown Quy Nhon. Daily flights into Phu Cat Airport are operated from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.
29 October 2018
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