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Nature surrounds

Released at: 23:50, 05/12/2013

Nature surrounds

Situated on one of Vietnam's most beautiful bays, Amanoi Resort is a contemporary beach resort embraced by a national park.

Named after the Sanskrit-derived word for “peace” and “noi”, meaning “place”, Amanoi is a tranquil retreat situated on a beautiful white-sand beach overlooking spectacular Vinh Hy Bay in south-central Ninh Thuan province. The resort sits on the dramatic coastline of Nui Chua National Park, which has more than 29,000 hectares of pristine shore and marine habitat.

Amanoi Resort only opened in September this year and provides 31 guest Pavilions, a number featuring private swimming pools, and five Aman Villas, all positioned on a hillside with magnificent views. The design of the Pavilions and Villas fuses contemporary elegance with traditional Vietnamese architectural styles. Views are either of Nui Chua National Park, the lake on the property, or Vinh Hy Bay and the East Sea. The Pavilions are identical in layout and design, and each offers a combined living and sleeping area as well as a timber sundeck with sun lounges. Features include a king-sized bed, a sofa, a writing desk, an LCD TV with international channels, a sound system, wireless internet, a mini-bar and an espresso machine. 

Amanoi provides five accommodation categories: Pavilions offering picturesque views of the surrounding mountains or the lake; Pool Pavilions with a private swimming pool and panoramic views; Ocean Pavilions, giving expansive views of Vinh Hy Bay and the East Sea; and Ocean Pool Pavilions with similar views alongside private swimming pools. Each Aman Villa consists of four or five free-standing bedroom pavilions as well as living and dining pavilions and a large private swimming pool. A live-in housekeeper and cook meet all guests’ needs, including the preparation of Vietnamese or Western cuisine in the villa’s private kitchen.

After a scenic drive through Nui Chua National Park, guests ascend a broad bank of stairs to Amanoi’s Central Pavilion. Upon reaching the top one experiences an unforgettable sense of arrival, as the panoramic views of the sea and the coastline are simply breathtaking. Inspired by a traditional Vietnamese communal hall, the Central Pavilion occupies the hilltop and houses the restaurant, bar and an expansive terrace, all making the most of the breathtaking views. The resort’s library offers a range of reading materials in several languages, together with a music collection and board games. Its boutique features a selection of traditional Vietnamese lacquer ware, handmade jewellery and local bronze, copper, pottery and ceramic items, as well as resort apparel. Next to the Central Pavilion is the Cliff Pool, one of two swimming pools. The second is located at the Beach Club, which overlooks the white-sand beach and offers dining and lounging areas as well as a range of water sports. The resort’s Aman Spa is a destination unto itself, set on a tranquil lake and surrounded by the national park’s verdant hills. Amanoi’s fitness options include a spacious, light-filled gymnasium, a Pilates studio and a lakeside yoga pavilion. There are also two outdoor tennis courts and a number of scenic walking, running and trekking routes on the property.

Amanoi appeals to travellers who value their time and have a desire to authentically engage with the local surroundings of faraway places and cultures, or just relax and enjoy their own space with a certain level of comfort and genuinely caring service.

Hotels & resorts in brief

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  • Sheraton Saigon Hotel has received five BMW Series 5 motor cars to upgrade its limousine fleet. The BMW Series 5, launched at the Vietnam Motor Show 2013, is yet to be on general sale in Vietnam and the Sheraton Saigon is the first hotel in Ho Chi Minh City to own the cars. 
  • The InterContinental Asiana Saigon has launched its IHG Weekend Offer, starting at VND3.3 million for a deluxe room per night (accommodation only). Daily buffet breakfast with the finest seasonal offerings can be purchased in advance at VND487,000 per person per day. The offer is valid for weekend stays until December 31 with a minimum two-night stay and is subject to availability. 
  • Indochina Land has been named Best Developer in Vietnam at the South East Asia Property Awards 2013. Indochina Land has been in Vietnam of more than a decade developing and operating high-end to luxury real estate developments, including The Nam Hai, Six Senses Con Dao, and Hyatt Regency Danang.
  • Hoi An ancient town in the central province of Quang Nam has won the 2013 Asian Townscape Awards from the United Nations Human Settlements Program. The award ceremony was held on November 20 in Japan and highlighted and honoured significant efforts made by Asian cities for the improvement, revitalisation and creation of a beautiful and harmonious townscape that is safe, sustainable and with respect to history and local culture. Earlier this month the world’s premier travel magazine, Conde Nast Traveller, named Hoi An as the second best city for tourists in Asia, after Kyoto, Japan.
  • Green World Hotel Nha Trang is offering a special promotion for its pre-opening period from December 22 to 31. Guests can enjoy a discount of up to 35 per cent on published room rates (starting at VND1,800,000/room/ night) and a 15 per cent discount on food & beverages when dining at its three restaurants. 

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