Six Senses Ninh Van Bay
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... although Kathryn didn't come to the aquarium), got to snorkel round corals and be the only snorkelled not wearing life jackets or using rubber rings (figure of you can't really swim then joining a snorkelling tour is pretty brave!), got to watch our boats crew transform themselves into a "boy band" (grandad and great grandad on the drums and guitar respectively, two topless and slightly toothless 20-something's providing the vocals, and the drum ...
... and the water beautiful! Cats friend also came who spent the day cooking us some lovely food, the BBQ beef was so tender it was lovely! In the evening we headed out to this lovely pearl shop which sold real pearls at good prices (compared to home). Could have spent so much in there but was very restrained. We then went for a bit of a bar crawl and night out which was really fun, ending up on the ...
... to the beach. Feeling somewhat noodle-d out, we went for a Western lunch of salads and pancakes. We spent the rest of the day relaxing on sunbeds and trying out my waterproof camera. It started to pour with rain. We attempted to hold out, but finally went back to the hotel. This time we had a private three-bed room, which after hostel rooms of twelve feels ridiculously extravagant.
Later, we decided to explore Nha Trang at night, stopping for ...
... has decided to build an amusement park. It is meant to be comparable to other theme park chains, but I don't imagine it is the sort of place that 'dreams come true'. The funny thing is that they have put 'Vinpearl' (the theme park name) in large white letters across the island, which of course is taking after the famous Hollywood Hills. The presence of the theme park/waterpark/aquarium just shows how touristy the place ...
... We felt we made the place look scruffy as it was a tidy and slightly upmarket place. Nevertheless we had our one drink, had three or four free iced teas and rinsed the free WiFi before eventually leaving. Back at our place we waited for our bus anxiously as it got later and later. The lady there kindly rang the bus company for us and was told they would be ten minutes. However another hour passed and we got really worried. Usually you are picked up earlier than the final ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Six Senses Ninh Van Bay Nha Trang
Honey Moon in Vietnam
I´m portuguese and I´ve been at this fantastic resort in last September on the last days of my honey moon.
We´ve spent great moments and it was very relaxing.
People were very nice and gentil, food in Vietnam was the best I ever tryed, places we´ve been were amasing, ....
Maby we´ll come back one day....
I did stay in this haven in August last year, with friends of mine, 2 Nights. All begins on the mainland, a small tender comes and pick you up, the service starts from there...sodas, fresh water, towels. Once you arrive on the island (which by the way is not); the welcome is sincere and not fake, your "private butler" comes to greet you and (the "detail", she learnt a few words french in order to help us ! This is a real "must"). We did stay in a spa villa on the hill ; the rooms are very nice, all material used to built the hotel are local ( wood, fabrics.. ). The private pool was outstanding, you were overlooking the resort and sea...There is nothing bad to say about this resort, everything is well thought(the time difference applied when you arrive, which gives you the feeling to enjoy more your stay, even if the main reason is certainly to save electricity power ).
The setting of the Hideaway is really stunning and the accommodation is of a very high standard. The whole place feels almost empty with a good mix of nationalities. I disagree with the previous reviewer as I thought the food was excellent. It would get a bit repetetive if you were there for too long but we stayed for 5 nights and had lots of variety. The prices are expensive for Vietnam but the quality, presentation ,setting and service in my opinion were very good. You can walk along the lovely beach every morning for breakfast and the whole place just feels so chilled. I had an excellent massage and the yoga class on the beach was a great experience with a very good teacher from NZ.
Beautiful with limitations
My wife and I stayed at the Evason in a Beach Villa for four nights in November as part of a two-week trip through Vietnam.
Although the accomodation seems to be very simple it is one of the most beautiful spots we have seen on all our trips to far. Service, especially the private butler, is excellent. The only downside was the quality of food: comparing the prices (USD 35 for the evening buffet + drinks) and quality to normal prices and quality in Vietnam this is clearly to expensive and since the Evason is in a remote location (only accesable by boat) you are stuck with the limited choices that the restaurant offers.
My wife and I stayed at the Evason Hideaway Ninh Van Bay (Nha Trang) at the begining of March 2005 as part of a three week trip to Vietnam. We have travelled throughout the world and stayed at the finest, most expensive resorts, hotels and getaways. This is among the finest that we've stayed at, and we would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for a idyllic escape and opportunity to connect or re-connect with their loved one.
My wife and I stayed here for one night in Aug, 2005 having spent four nights at the sister Ana Mandara resort. Having stayed at many five star resorts around the world, this rates as one of the most unique and enjoyable experiences. It is about to be discovered, so get there quick!
There is nothing else: only the sea, your pool, warm wind and that's it. My wife and I went there for 2 nights for a relaxing break between the frenzy of Saigon and Hanoi. We got what we were looking for: an afternoon and a day of laziness.
After being picked up at the airport there is a 40 minute journey to the private rest area where you are served a drink to freshen up, then you are taken aboard a private speed boat to the resort. When you first glimpse the villas from the bay the resort does not look like much as it blends in with the surroundings so well but you realise its beauty during your stay. We stayed at one of the beach villas although had considered the water villa (advised against it by our travel agent), and now I am glad we did not choose the water villa - you have to be rowed to and from the villa every time you want to get to the main beach.
I was moody before getting on the speed boat on my way to Evason Hideaway. But from the moment i stepped on this private piece of land that seemed like an island, i stood still for quite long feeling like Robinson Croussos in 5 star facilities! The bay is tranquil and beautiful, the rooms very spacious and give the sense on absolute privateness. Sleeping on the terrace bed in the night was so enjoyable watching the sea anytime you would open your eyes!
My partner and I stayed at the Evason Hideaway for a week in March. We had booked a hilltop villa, but had to spend the first night in a beach villa, the excuse being: "hilltop villa so nice, everybody want them". That about describes the attitude of the management; staff was very nice, but virtually untrained, English speaking skills almost none.