Come away with us for five minutes and explore the wonderful world of the Six Senses Ninh Van Bay in Vietnam. Set on its own secluded picturesque bay, the sweeping beach and lofty mountains create the atmosphere of a private island at this incredible destination.
Understated luxury that celebrates the natural beauty of the area is what it’s all about at Ninh Van Bay. There are 59 sun-bleached luxury villas that include thatched bungalows with private beach access, hillside hideaways, water and rock pool villas built amongst the huge grey stones skirting the shoreline as well as the super impressive Rock Retreat and the three bedroom Hilltop Reserve.
The contemporary Vietnamese architecture blends with classic style which perfectly suits the natural surroundings creating a calm and tranquil environment.
The water villas sound incredible – there are rock pools to swim in, roped walkways and sliding screens all with the sound of the ocean as a constant backdrop. The interior design is simple – all wood-panelled with wooden floors and thatched roofs – natural, spacious and elegant.
The focus at Ninh Van Bay is on re-balancing: hence the attention to detail in the organic garden that grows herbs, vegetables, fruits and flowers, for use in the incense-fragranced spa as well as the restaurant.
International and regional specialties are offered at three restaurants including Dining by the Bay where the restaurant spans two levels with views across the bay, and a gentle sea breeze that refreshes the senses.
Considered one of the healthiest cuisines on the planet, Vietnamese dishes are rich in fresh vegetables and herbs, noodle dishes, grilled food and light fruit desserts served with tapioca, or rice with sugar.
There are some regional differences: in the Southern region there is a great variety of seafood dishes whereas in the Northern region the most popular dish is beef. Executive Chef Moreno and his culinary team have tailor-made a menu that showcases his favourite regional cuisine and a wide selection of western dishes.
Drinks by the Bay features a stunning wine cave inside an authentic hillside rock cavern; a totally unique setting for dinner as the ambient lighting and the cosy atmosphere set the tone for a relaxed evening.
The best time to visit Vietnam is in the spring from February to April or autumn from August to October. The temperatures are more moderate and rainfall is lighter. In spring, March and April have the lowest rainfall across all destinations and temperatures are pleasant, though still cool in the far north.
To get to Ninh Van Bay, there is a road transfer from Cam Ranh International Airport (CXR) which takes approximately one hour to Nha Trang – there you’ll board the resort’s 20-minute boat transfer to Ninh Van Bay.
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