L’Alyana Villas Ninh Van Bay
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes daily breakfast, round-trip speedboat transfers and 24-hour butler service
- Spacious villas with private plunge pools and indoor-outdoor open floor plans
- Personalized butler service for every villa
- Myriad outdoor activities from scuba diving to hiking
- Exclusive setting on a quiet, private bay
- Gourmet Vietnamese and European fare served by candlelight in the restaurant or in the privacy of your villa
What To Know
- Free WiFi throughout the property
- Quiet and intimate setting perfect for honeymooners, but not party animals
- Children 12 and under are not permitted in Hill Rock Villas or Hill Rock Ocean View Villas
- It’s an hour to the nearest city by car and speedboat
- A five percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- There are special conditions during December 2015 and January 2016 - please see the details section for more information.
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Cradled in a hidden bay on a peninsula that curls into the South China Sea, An Lam Ninh Van Bay Villas makes for a paradisiacal escape. Though you’re just up the coast from bustling Nha Trang, the lush forests and jade-green mountain rising around the luxe villas make you feel a world away. You arrive James Bond–style via the resort’s speedboat and are greeted by your personal butler, who escorts you to one of 35 private villas. While a host of outdoor activities await — hiking, mountain biking, scuba diving — the private plunge pools and exquisite in-room dining could easily keep you occupied for the entirety of your stay.
Bed and Bath
Above the forest canopy are the elevated Hill Rock Villas which feature woven bamboo roofs, polished timber frames, a private plunge pool and a three-story layout that opens up to tree-filtered ocean views. Lining the crescent bay and shimmering lagoon are the Beach and Lagoon Villas, all of which have airy indoor-outdoor floor plans and sprawling decks with their own small pools.
The resort places a premium on cuisine and the oceanfront restaurant sets the bar high. The menu is a fusion of East and West, from savory Spanish omelets and jamón for breakfast to sizzling Nha Trang lobster tails for an atmospheric candlelit dinner. Oenophiles can go to tastings in a wine tower set high above the forest canopy and overlooking the bay. Need to burn off a few of those calories? Take to the on-site hiking trails, the gym or the yoga pavilion. Or arrange to visit local villages and markets, go scuba diving, mountain biking or kayaking, or explore the countryside via motorcycle. Otherwise, just unwind in the in-house library or shoot some pool in the chill-out lounge.
In the Area
Explore the surrounding mountains and tropical forest by bike or on foot, or sign up for the resort’s countryside tours of Ninh Van Bay. Sail a catamaran or go windsurfing, kayaking or scuba-diving – there’s an endless choice of water sports. Nha Trang offers a host of bars and clubs, including Sailing Club Nha Trang, Guava and the Louisiana Brewhouse; the perfect nighttime tonic to daytime on the beach. There’s even a Russian-owned ice bar. Built in the 8th century, the Hindu-influenced Cham Towers were constructed by the Cham people in honor of the goddess Yan Po Nagar.
How to Get There
We delayed our honeymoon by a year so wanted somewhere really nice and super relaxing. L’Alya was perfect. We flew from Ho Chi Minh for less than an hour and we’re picked up by our driver for an hour long car journey. He was friendly and chatty so didn’t seem too long.
At the L’Alya jetty we were able to refresh and check in - you fill out a form of what level of service you want on the island and any allergies or specific requests- and then off on the speedboat to the island.
We had booked a private villa with lagoon view which was gorgeous, it’s own freshwater pool and sunloungers and very comfy bed.
The place is surrounded by jungle so expect lots of coconut trees and jungle noises in the distance.
The beach and the restaurant are a few mins walk and as you walk any staff you meet will greet you. The staff training seemed quite good.
We had the personal butler who basically makes everything a little easier- at checkout he came to our villa with the credit card machine and in 5 mins we were done.
We didn’t request close quarters contact so he usually met us once a day and organized any trips etc.
The restaurant is good and the menu is varied. The wine list is ok, it could do with some better wines though. After 5 days we felt we’d had enough of the restaurant menu so if you are planning to stay longer take this into account.
If they had some self catering options I’d come for a longer stay.
All in all this is a wonderful resort, in January it is very quiet. The spa is small but the massages are good. There’s a small gym that I’d imagine gets used more in the imagination than reality, at least in my case it fell foul of good intentions unrealized.
The picnic up at the waterfall is worth doing plus the romantic dinner at the seaside. They will also do a private bbq in your villa which I recommend but be hungry!
Class act this place.
. The villas was luxery and comfy at the same time with plenty of room. The open air concept with thatched roof brings you close to nature. But when you want to sleep, the bedroom seals completely and has air conditioning. The staff is 24/7 avaialble to every need and food is excellent! You can wake up with yoga, relax on the beach, kayak on the ocean, swim in the pool, hike on the mountain Trail. The spa is excellent.
Hope to come back again when it's time to return to Vietnam.
We stayed from 31Dec to spend he 1st day of New Year here. Too bad the weather was not in our favour we could only spend most time in the bungalow. The room we stayed was pleasant and spacious facing the lagoon. Our Butler was was great n attentive. The Spa was however quite let down in arranging our timing and lack of communication. Overall was alright.
The bungalow was casual and elegant with plenty of room. The open air concept with thatched roof brings you close to nature. But when you want to sleep, the bedroom seals completely and has air conditioning. The staff is attentive to every need and food is excellent! You can wake up with yoga, relax on the beach, kayak on the ocean, swim in the pool, hike on the mountain trail, ride bicycles on the pathway or float on a raft. The spa is excellent. We enjoyed a pedicure, facial, massage, private yoga lessons and the special flower filled bath. I hope to go back again when it's time to return to Vietnam.
We have spent 3 nights at the end of our Vietnam holiday and it has been perfect. From the moment we were picked up from the airport to the boat transfer to the welcome, amazing 3 level room, private pool and views we were in heaven. Quiet, relaxing and beautiful. You get your own butler and can choose how attentively you would like his/hers services. We chose ‘discrete’ which means we only see him when and if we need something. We had a wonderful man called Lung who was funny and professional.
Amazing breakfast and good cocktails. The spa is nice though expensive and the waterfall very peaceful.
Highly recommend this hotel for a few days to chill at the end of your holiday