Alma Oasis Long Hai
What We Love
- A breezy, Santorini-inspired beach retreat with a focus on wellness – includes spa perks and moreThe complimentary, daily 90-minute Spa Journey inclusive with the stay
- Luxuriating at the breezy pool area while admiring the gorgeous Santorini-inspired decor of the resort
- The panoramic views of the sea from the hillside resort
What To Know
- Located about 2.5 hours southeast of Ho Chi Minh City
- The closest airport is Tan Son Nhat International
- Free WiFi
This enchanting beach resort on a quiet hilltop, surrounded by lush greenery with panoramic views of the sea, will revive your spirit. The compound itself gleams with a Santorini-inspired blue and white palette, the soothing theme bringing a sense of romance. It is an idyllic beach resort, promising lazy afternoons and breezy evenings with stunning views.
It’s no surprise that the resort has stellar reviews on TripAdvisor and a Certificate of Excellence in the bag. With a focus on spa and wellness, it’s hard to imagine leaving the resort without a smile on your face. It also helps that guests are given the option of a complimentary 90-minute spa journey for every day of their stay. It begins with a relaxing session of Tai Chi (a low impact, slow exercise that encourages calm and peace), followed by an aromatic sauna session and a 50-minute massage of your choice. If that is too overwhelming, you could simply enjoy the carefree nature of the resort and explore the beauty of its natural surroundings.
The resort also offers a range of day tours that range from street food tours, bicycle tours or a trip to the Binh Chau Hot Springs. Definitely worth checking out during your trip, they’ll immerse you in the country’s vibrant culture.
How to Get There
This is the first time I’ve been to this place. Having heard a lot about it from my friends and also on the review of many pages, I decided to choose Alma Oasis as a getaway location from daily boring tasks with my boyfriend. Overall, the experience was very good. Below are some notes I observed:
(+) The staff: best staff, best service with good attitude. I was welcome and greeted nicely with proper etiquette. They even lent me a phone charger and swimming glass since I forgot to bring those. But the spa is the star here, from the moment before I set foot to the place, Mr Nyoman has been more than supportive to answer all of our requests and delivered them wonderfully. Moreover, he and the spa staff took really good care of us.
(+) The look: beautiful, beautiful resort with white and blue setting mood and tone for the whole place. Really impressed with the harmony of colour between the architecture to the every small detail as the flip flop and outfit of the staff.
(+) Facilities: with the colour as I mentioned above, it’s hard to maintain it all shiny and new, I knew this as I’m working in building maintenance. But Alma did a good job in maintaining.
(+) Soul Spa Journey: 10/10. Excellent spa experience. Make me feel so relaxed. One input is that the massage should be more sensual and I don’t feel comfortable wearing swimwear while getting the massage but it’s just me pit-nicking here.
(-) The food: Not actually a plus or a minus but the food seemed a little bit overpriced to me. It’s not about being expensive or cheap. I think it should be value for money. And also the taste is not as good as expected. Average I guess. And the breakfast has only a few choices. It’s ok to be just a few but make it wow :)
(-) The children: There will be some children running around, even in the restaurant. So make sure you can stand that. Or else you can dine in your room, or choose a time that can be less noise from them. Cause most family will come here in the weekend. I don’t blame Alma for this since the parents should take care of their kids but you cannot avoid this factor.
our family stayed for 3 days here with good experiences with very helpful staffs. the spa service included is quite good. a bit surprise when we didn't see many guests on weekend as usual.
we booked a 3 bedroom villa for our group and I think the price is reasonable.
We stayed 10 days in March 2018, 2 Adults, 2 children (3/6) in a spacious Garden Family Pavilion (2 bedrooms). We liked the pool (it has different shallow children sections), the free daily massages and the friendly and helpful staff. Try the cooking class, its a lot of fun and reasonably priced. Special thanks go to Phuong at reception, she helped with a medical emergency (beware of the monkeys at the Pagoda near by and do NOT feed them :) ), came with us to the hospital twice and arranged everything with the doctors there. There are a few minor points with room for improvement (which did not affect our stay but I (am very picky) noticed): (attention to detail ... ) the pool bar staff should spend less time on the Internet and instead cleaning behind the bar, picking up empty dishes... (maybe giving them a percentage on drink sales helps), also the table bases in the restaurant need fresh paint (white is not ideal for the base), I would replace the small fridge (for dessert) in the breakfast area... all tiny issues which cost not much to put right but make a big difference. Thank you for the nice time!
I visited at last weekend with my wife, it was to noisy and crowded, staff just leave things there and disappeared never come back, my wife has try to look for some one to order a drink but no one. Never come back here again I am sorry
Locals with camera Drones at pool, (staff thought funny that we didn't want them buzzing around us!) couldn't understand why many people left the area. dinner, our table of 4, 2 mains arrived, then the other 2 mains came 30 minutes later. Saturday was a local children's party at relaxing pool setting with 4 Pinada and 2 hours of screaming loud children. children peeing in the plants at the reception, Sunday 7.00 am phone calls to both our rooms from reception asking if we'd like to book cars for trips. A weekend disaster - obviously not a Anoasis resort anymore!