Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam
This envy-inducing eco-chic resort is set in a sublime bay accessible only by boat – dramatic, smooth, granite boulders frame a picture perfect crescent of golden sand. You share the sea here with just a few other guests and a handful of local lobster fishermen in their traditional coracles. This is a total escape from reality.
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay
The 59 villas, all with pools, are set along the beach, dotted through the hillside or built into granite boulders. There is a seriously ‘at one with nature’ barefoot appeal here with absolutely no compromise on the luxury. Think reclaimed polished teak and beautiful handcrafted bathtubs with airy drapes wafting in the warm breeze.
Water Villas are perched directly on the water’s edge with wood steps leading down into the sea – sheer heaven for water babies; they also have a private deck and delightful plunge pool. The Rock Pool Villas are a particular favourite of ours; perched between the granite boulders they look as if moulded by nature with plunge pools set into the rocks. Hilltop Villas have truly spectacular vistas facing the mountain ranges of Nha Trang and the East Vietnam Sea, whilst the Beach Front Pool Villas offer direct beach access.
Dining by the Bay offers east-meets-west and an Asian-fusion inspired menu, while Dining by the Pool is an anything-goes, casual lunch spot. Dining by the Rocks is the signature dining performance in a natural, yet very intimate, setting overlooking the bay. For cocktails and mocktails head to Drinks by the Bay which is open long after the sun has set.
If it’s a sanctuary for the senses that you are after then look no further than the exceptional Six Senses Spa; pamper yourself with a traditional Vietnamese or signature treatment or indulge in a complete Yogic wellness programme.
No matter how hard you try it is impossible to be bored here. For the early birds, there is early morning Tai Chi or yoga and for the energetic, mountain hiking trails, kayaking, scuba diving, snorkelling and boat charters. If you can bear to tear yourself away from this magical piece of paradise, head out into the countryside on a cyclo tour, explore Nha Trang or perhaps take a boat trip down the Cai River ending at the hot springs for a wallow in the mineral-rich mud!
Where is Six Senses Ninh Van Bay?
Guests staying at Six Senses for at least 5 nights can enjoy one complimentary experience for every day of their holiday - choose from the sweet sixteen experiences below:
Whether you are a total novice or an experienced cook, you'll find our hands-on cooking class the fun way to become familiar with the wonderful local cuisine.
Treat yourself to sunset cocktails in the privacy of your villa. Review and relive the day's execptional experiences as you and your special someone enjoy pre-dinner libationa and delicious canapes served on your villa's private terrace.
Choose from an extensive selection of premium loose-leaf teas that are accompanied by delicious freshly baked scones and cookies. High Tea is served at Drinks by the Jetty, which overlooks the resort's picturesque bay.
Relax at Six Senses Spa with a ginger tea and be pampered with a manicure or pedicure by one of our experienced thrapists. The relaxing and indulgent treatment lasts one hour.
Indulge yourselves with a 45-minute back and shoulder massage or two at Six Senses Spa. This oil-based treatment eases muscle tension and rejuvenates the senses. It is especially recommended after a long journery to start your holiday experience relaxed and balanced.
This soothing meditation session removes your stress and replaces it with a feeling of inner peace. It is one of the best ways to balance emotions and combat physical and psychological angst. The meditation is held on a group basis in the Relaxation Sala at Six Senses Spa.
Londing for your own little piece of paradise does not have to be a dream. Let us take you to a quiet privately-owned beach for a delightful secluded picnic.
Channel your inner sense of adventure and hike a trail that leads to a mountain top from where you overlook the entire panorama of Ninh Van Bay. At the crest you discover the reservoir and possibly spot a monkey colony. Continue further on the trail you reach a lovely unspoiled beach from where you board a boat back to resort.
This fascinating outing takes you to a local floating fish and lobster farm by traditional Vietnamese boat. If you like, you may buy a fish or lobster directly from the farm for our chefs to prepare back at resort, cooked just to your liking. A fee for preparing your 'catch' will apply.
Cruise the scenic bay with a local fisherman on a traditional wooden boat while combing the waters for a bite in the early morning hours.
Looking for a boost of adrenaline after all the rest and relaxation? Then we have just what you need, whether you are refreshing your skills or if you're a novice.
Ninh Van Bay provides a special opportunity for newcomers looking to try their hand at the exhilarating sport of sailing. The resort's location on the leeward side and in a semi enclosed bay results in winds that are rarely strong, enabling the freedom to practice this exciting activity in relative safety.
Savor the alluring glow of the horizon while enjoying canapes and sipping cocktails. Connect with loved ones as the golden sun retires behing the archipelago.
Surprise your special someone with breakfast in bed. A sumptuous morning meal is the perfect way to start your day in your own private sanctuary. This is an ultimate indulgence! Your gourmet breakfast is delivered to your villa in a special 'in bed' basket.
Let our culinary team prepare a gourmet hamper just for you. Speak with your GEM (guest experience maker) and choose from a selection of delicacies togerher with freshly squeezed juices, Six Senses water bottled on site using Ninh Van Bay rainwater and any other beverages you wish.
Have our housekeeping team take cake of your soiled clothing prior to departure and you'll arrive home with freshly washes, pressed and folded laundry. The relaxing benefits of your holiday will last even longer when you let us do the dirty work.
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