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
A perfectly situated resort, in the middle of a quiet precinct. A great place to unwind with all the facilties you can ask for, and on a beautiful white sand beach. The staff and facilities are all just perfect, and one cannot ask for any more. Great food served with great expertise.
Feeling relax once just step in the reception!
All good for a family vacation. Room is nice/ Food is great and fresh/ Staffs are very friendly. My family loves this place. Juts a pity that we didn't try the Saturday's BBQ because my kids slept quite early after a 4 hour drive from SG then they played in the pool so long (they love it). We will try next time.
The service here was really good. Rooms maybe just a little dated but still nice. Upgraded to a pool villa which was beautiful but of course comes at a price.
Great access to the street outside which has plenty of cafes/bars/restaurants.
I'd happily return.
We stayed at one of the villas at the resort with kids and grand parents. Here’s what we loved about the resort:
- The villa and rooms, the resort grounds, the spa, the private pool and the large infinity pool, and the beach are all absolutely gorgeous. We spent the whole time in the resort and didn’t venture out.
- The service was top notch. The staff were super friendly, professional, and helpful. Everyone we interacted with was very nice regardless how much English they spoke-from the front desk, the customer relations specialist, staff at restaurants to everyone else who worked very hard to keep the resort clean, comfortable and safe.
- The breakfast buffet was very good.
- The service at the spa was expensive considering the local prices but was still half of what it would have been in the US. We had massages which were totally worth the money. They have a good gym with decent choices of machines as well.
The watch outs:
- The resort is a good 4 hours car ride from Ho Chi Minh City one way. We paid for car service directly through Anantara which was not cheap but provided a peace of mind as we didn’t trust local transportation.
- There are two restaurants on site. Food was decent and service was very good. But the price was almost New York City price. There are other options on the street outside of the resort which were cheaper but the food was very average and not as nice.
- We loved our villa but unfortunately there was a lot of noise from the hotel/resort next door, which sounded like a party hotel. They had extremely loud bad music and party DJ going on every night and sometimes during the day as well. I imagine that the villas on the other side of the resort would be a bit more quiet. So try and ask for villas on the side further away from the “party hotel”.
We came back after almost 2 years and everything were still the same. This time, we tried the Saturday's BBQ, really wonderful with fresh seafood. The breakfast buffet had a wide range of food with incredible Vietnamese coffee.
I heard from the staff that they were totally full during our stay. However, Anantara was able to deliver the best service, not make us feel uncomfortable.
Incredible staff, really friendly and thoughtful. However, the male staff who welcomed us on our first day was not really cheerful. He made us feel a bit let down.