THE APPROACH ALONG gently snaking roads that contour verdant hills becomes peppered with orange and grey granite outcrops as it climbs a headland in Nui Chua National Park in south-east Vietnam. As the resort’s pick-up vehicle nears its journey’s end, the hills and rocks give way to the still waters of Vinh Hy Bay below, dotted here and there with brightly painted fishing boats. This elevated vista provides a soothing backdrop for a memorable arrival at Amanoi, a remote getaway that’s located about 75 minutes’ drive from Can Ranh International Airport, some 100km south of Nha Trang.
From public areas, as well as in all of the villastyle accommodation (there are 36 single- and multi-room configurations), along with the two-and three-bedroom residences and a pair of brand new Spa Houses, views vary from rocky forest to lakeside to ocean prospect. While all is therapy for the eyes and ears (birdsong and waves are the main soundtrack) – and there is a generous spa treatment and instructed-activity list – Amanoi has recently introduced stays here that go some steps further.
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