Princess d’An Nam Resort & Spa
What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Ke Ga Bay has 300 days of sunshine a year
- The sea-facing 19,375–square-foot spa
- Four immense pools and 21 private plunge pools
- 24-hour in-villa service
What To Know
- It’s a 3.5-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City
- Unless you’re in one of the Empress Villas, your room will not overlook the sea
- It’s a bit of a hike from the villas to the dining room, spa and beach
- The nearest town is 56 miles away (Phan Thiet City)
- There is a compulsory Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve Gala Dinner charge of $110 and $195, respectively (plus taxes and fees) ($55, $97.50 for children aged six to 11, plus taxes and fees)
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Surrounded by 45 acres of lush garden on a secluded mile-long beach in southern Vietnam, the palatial Princess d’An Nam Resort & Spa is an all-villa retreat 100 miles — and a world — away from the hustle of Ho Chi Minh City. The resort is enclosed by walls in the shape of a square puzzle, a local symbol of double happiness, and comprises just 48 private villas and a grand total of four pools and 10 private plunge pools. A vast spa faces the sea, and the staff is ever ready to race to your side with an icy drink, a chilled towel or a bowl of fresh fruit as you cut through shaded walkways to the beach and back again.
Bed and Bath
The 48 spacious villas are sun-drenched sanctuaries with creamy-hued furniture, four-poster beds and oversize bathrooms. Amenities include flip-flops, aftersun lotion and mosquito repellent. (You need it at night, because the winding pathways are shaded by fragrant greenery, including an aromatic ginger garden created by the designer of the Singapore Botanical Gardens.)
The spa is superlative — all 19,375 square feet of it. Treatments begin with staff scrubbing your feet with a pumice stone, massaging your shins and calves, and then leading you up the marble stairs to an exquisite all-white room facing the sea. Meals at the Princess can be taken in your villa, the air-conditioned dining room or on the terrace, which has views of the infinity pool, ocean and white sand beach. The gourmet food uses the freshest ingredients and is paired with select wines from around the world (for kids there’s pasta and pizza).
How to Get There
My husband and I celebrated beginning of April our wedding at this Resort and I was truly incredible. Afterwards we stayed for a few days with our friends and our families and everything was perfect. The service and friendliness of the staff is top notch, the spa very beautiful with really good massages, and most of all the gardens and little jungles in between the villas are breathtaking. Plus as a vegetarian I was super nice to have a lot of choice at the Resorts restaurant. So I would highly recommend this Resort! Thank you again Princess d’An Nam for making our stay so beautiful.
Charming place, a real helpful and smiling team, awesome fresh f&b choices
High quality wifi (the best i've found in vietnam yet)
In a quiet location, the rooms are really spacious. Great ammenities.
I absolutely recommend it
We stayed in the top-level Empress Villa accommodation for seven days, billed as a five-star resort and very expensive.
In order to present a balanced review, the following represented the positives for the resort:
• Stunning peaceful location, gardens and delightful helpful staff.
• The chef Mr Vien was excellent, and food was of very high quality.
• Wi-Fi quality was good although it did need an extra router for a few days.
We met the General Manager about day two into our stay and he enquired if all was well and we said it was thus far although noting the limited English language skills of some restaurant staff. Nothing major but some mistakes on food ordered.
The negatives for us were as follows:
• Our villa was quiet and well looked after but the other two Empress Villas appeared out of use as did several other villas including Princess Villas (some not just out of use but derelict). This gave the feel of a complex badly in need of investment and repair.
• Many of the free activities were beach-based but due to tidal erosion the beach was out of use and under repair. The sand flies/fleas were identified as a serious issue, out of the hotels control clearly, but really ruling out beach use. We were also made aware about seasonal jellyfish as another deterrent in making use of the beach.
• If in any doubt about how serious the sand flea bites are, look it up or apply 50% DEET mosquito repellent. An honest account by the hotel and advertisers of the resort on the beach issues would be better than a list of free beach-based activities in our view.
• The major issue we had is why we titled the review ‘needs to decide on its market segment’. Friday through Sunday the dynamic of the resort changed to cater for an influx of parties, families and groups. Gone were the à la carte breakfasts, in comes the buffet and the feel of idyllic and serene changes to noisy and at times crowded. Previous management replies to similar reviews suggest that there is always a quiet corner, but we had to leave our dinner table by the pool one night, after ordering, because a very noisy family group were shouting in the adjacent pool after dark (at a time when according to the hotel guide the pool should have been closed).
• The final event that influenced our overall view of the hotel took place as we were leaving. We had paid £3000 for a week here and as we were ready to go, a staff member barged in to the villa and ‘searched’ all the areas to (we assume) ensure we had not taken the bathrobes or slippers with us. We do not take items from hotel rooms and found the search offensive. We were horrified and upset when she insisted we locate a laundry bag before we left. Shame on the management to treat guests this way. The event left a terrible impression on us and we hastened to leave only to be asked, after all our bills had been settled, to pay for one beer they had forgotten to account for (this relating to lunch time the previous day and hence every opportunity for them to note this additional charge by the time we had settled the bill). We duly paid – this we have noted was also the experience of another guest.
Overall, it could be a wonderful resort if investment restores all the buildings and planning ensures all guests can enjoy what they had anticipated. In our view mixing two different groups of guests was not ideal. Either it aims for an idyllic, away from it all villa experience or it caters for large parties, groups and families well.
This resort is absolutely stunning. The villas are spacious and well equipped (it's worth upgrading to a princess villa as the plunge pool is delightful!), and the gardens are just beautiful. The staff went above and beyond to look after us and make us feel welcome. The food and drink is amazing (I would highly recommend the sea bass!) and the spa treatments were incredible. The food and spa prices are higher than those in other places in Vietnam, but we didn't think they were unreasonable given the quality and the setting.
The resort has ongoing issues with the beach but this did not affect our stay at all. There are plenty of pools to relax by and we had a lovely walk along the beach at sunset one evening!
We also took bikes out one day which I would highly recommend - the surrounding area is beautiful.
All in all, an amazing resort for a few days of relaxing and feeling like a princess. Thank you so much to all of the staff for a lovely stay. We hope to be back one day in the future!
This resort should have it all. It is spacious. Well designed, large rooms, all the amenities one needs. And it has been around for 15+ years. Apart from the Locals that like to stay here, the resort sees many French and Russian holiday seekers as well.
From check in to F&B, it all works quite well, luckily i am assertive, so i never have to wait too long for things i am asking. We had a Princess suite, with a small pool, quite nice set up. Pity that the pool it was not ready yet when we arrived, so we had to wait a bit for the chloride to take effect, but never mind.
A large resort like this requires utmost scrutiny when it comes to maintenance. Here are a few points that catch the eye:
1. the Villas' plaster boards are coming off
2. fencing gets rusted through
3. fillings of pillars and seals missing
4. lighting rusted or not functioning
5. wooden floors worn out after 15 years of service
6. weathered table boards
7. sinking land (electrical cables visible everywhere), need to heighten up.
These are all things that require continuous attention, not just from the maintenance department, but also from management and owner that need to allocated funds and attention to repair and maintain,ad foremost control the works.
as other reviewers said, its a great place, a great spot and a perfect layout, up to us humans to keep it that way.