Anantara Mui Ne Resort
What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Gorgeous views of Mui Ne’s famously long, golden beaches
- Villas have private swimming pools
- Four restaurants and lounges to choose from, including a swim-up bar
What To Know
- A 15.5 percent government tax and service charge will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- The airport is 123 miles away, and transfers are about $162, each way
- There’s a train station in Phan Thiet, seven miles away; you can get to/from Ho Chi Minh City by train
- A compulsory gala dinner fee will be charged for stays on December 31 2015 ($260 per adult and $130 per child six to 11)
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Right on the beach, this luxe spa resort, more than 120 miles from Ho Chi Minh City, gives guests access to Mui Ne’s star attraction: its palm-fringed sugar sands lapped by the South China Sea. It’s hard to believe this pristine coastal stretch went largely unnoticed until 1995, when scientists announced that this would be the only spot in the country to see a full solar eclipse. The resort spills out from a central lagoon and a sleek slate-gray pool flanked by loungers and a swim-up bar. It’s all about laid-back lounging here, whether that means indulging in a massage at the intimate spa or soaking up the sunset views from one of the four on-site restaurants.
Bed and Bath
The 89 guestrooms are minimalist and modern, with bright splashes of blue and orange. Deluxe Rooms have balconies; Villas offer more space, plus private pools (great for couples and honeymooners). All come with slate-tiled bathrooms and large stone soaking tubs, as well as outdoor space to soak up south Vietnam’s rays.
There’s more to do than just relax, although that’s often the main agenda item of the day. The resort’s top-notch staff can arrange a wild afternoon of kitesurfing, or hiking on Ta Ku Mountain. Or head down to the fishing village and see the vendors’ fresh catch (some of which you might taste later at L’Anmien, the resort’s signature Vietnamese restaurant, headed by Alain Ducasse–trained chef Alain Nguyen). But back to relaxing: At the Anantara Spa, choose the 60-minute synchronized massage, where two therapists at the same time work out all your kinks.
How to Get There
I stayed at Anantara for a little over a week while working in the area. What a great property! Each morning I was greeted pleasantly by name and each evening I found peace floating in the pool. The staff, the food, the accommodations and the manager were wonderful. I would rate it higher than a 5 if I could. Definitely a property I would return to.
Lovely, peaceful setting for an idyllic vacation - although my little kids were with me, it was "large" enough for the adults to traipse off for some peace! The food at the outlets were also superb and the gym had adequate equipment for a decent workout. Do check out the dawn views there (this implies getting out of bed at about 430!) and also saunter out to the beach to see how the fishermen trawl in their catch "manually."
The staff there are also mostly tripping over themselves to help you out!
Got home yesterday after probably the best holiday we have ever had. Their was not one thing that we could not rate 5 out of 5. The staff were amazing, whatever their level they were really lovely, within a matter of days they knew that we liked a morning coffee and we didn't have to ask for it, it was bought to our table. We celebrated our wedding anniversary whilst there and again felt really spoiled they did our bed up with flowers beautifully, when we came back after having had a meal, there was a lovely anniversary cake left the in our room for us. The hotel was spotlessly clean, the grounds were lovely, there were plenty of sun beds around the pool so, getting one was never an issue. What more can I say. Thanks to everyone for such a special time, we hope to see you again.
We stayed here for 2 weeks. We received a welcome drink and a welcome neck message. This was really lovely after a 5 hour bus drive. Our villa had a fruit basket and a pool. The only thing I would have wished in our villa was a bit more space for our clothes. A few more shelves would have been nice. The management was European and friendly at the beginning. We came back from dinner one evening and found cockroaches in our room towards the end of the stay. Like many hotels the night shift reception staff was not really friendly. Our room had five or more cockroaches and he tried telling us that in Asia it’s normal. Having a room with a small garden behind we were aware that this could happen, but not so many and not inside our room. Luckily we saw the Belgian manager having his dinner at the main restaurant and so we went and informed him about the issue as we had some language barrier with the local staff. He was reluctant at the beginning but then offered us a room at the main building for the night. The next morning we were not asked right away about our issue but then when the German manager arrived he was very apologetic about the whole thing and gave us a free upgraded room with sea view and massages. This was really a great gesture. The problem may have arisen due to the construction work at the pool. We were just a bit unhappy with the first reaction especially as it came from the management staff. But all in all the hotel is really green and eco friendly. Breakfast was really tasty. Special thanks to Trinh . Egg counter and soup counter made it even better. The fruit choice was diverse. The pond and sea view from the breakfast table was very calming and a great way to start the day. One thing I would suggest is avoiding the colleagues from spa coming and trying to sell massages during breakfast. A board in the reception or the common area would have been really sufficient. But I would recommend the hotel and it was a really lovely experience.
Excellent hotel and service. Great location for all bars restaurants and shops and nearby golf at city links golf club which was fabulous.
Staff were very good at both locations and local food was good and great value.