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
I would have to say this has been one of the most beautiful places I have visited or stayed.
The tranquility, peace, exceptional food, staff, accommodation & surroundings, never disappointed.
No, Cars, bikes, money or keys felt so peaceful & safe.
Our wonderful butler Mr Truc took fantastic care of us during our 5 day Luxury Escape visit, the staff at L’Alayana we’re all friendly, polite & helpful, our trekking was another highlight guide Mr Ngyun, also professional & fantastic.
Could have easily stayed a week.
Thanks to all at L’Alyana
It's really hard to fault this place - we had the most wonderful 4 nights there.
Things that set this place apart:
- Impeccable service (our butler Truc really was amazing);
- Beautiful scenery that you can explore by foot, bike or kayak. It is as beautiful as in the pictures;
- Amazing food (the included breakfast buffet is amazing and the set menus for dinner are all top notch);
- The villa designs are perfect (they really nail the modern beach shak aesthetic) and make you really feel like you're im your own secludes part of the world.
One thing however to be aware of is that the non included extras (massages, drinks, room service etc) are priced at Western prices, and so are not cheap. Although I note that this wasn't a problem for us as our package imcluded everything we wanted to do (breakfasts, dinners and massages).
Would go back to this place in an instant!
Having spent 3 weeks touring Vietnam and Cambodia this was the perfect finish. Five nights in a beachside villa with five star service. The villa was clean, spacious, gorgeous comfortable bed, private plunge pool with views of the lagoon and partial views of the beach beyond. Truk was our butler and he was a delight, always discreet but perfectly timed visits with our afternoon tea. We spent time at the spa which was lovely and also made use of the kayaks to discover the bay. Staff were so friendly and sweet always smiling. Each night we enjoyed a delicious dinner in the restaurant, under the stars, surrounded by the staff who make the experience wonderful. This was the most perfectly relaxing 5 days we have spent in a long time & we have travelled the world. My only issue was that they allow smoking in the restaurant area BUT when I mentioned this the staff immediately moved us and each time we came to the restaurant we were positioned away from the smokers. We were lucky there were only a couple of tables smoking but I believe the Resort should perhaps try to embrace no smoking in the Restaurant. However, we hope to be back some day soon.
My wife and I are both Travel Agents in Brisbane, having stayed at 267 Hotels / Resorts in 116 Cities in 42 Countries. So we feel we are in a position to know the difference between a good and not so good hotel / resort.
After 2 days and 1 night in the bustling city of Nha Trang (Read separate report on the Intercontinental Hotel Nha Trang) we were really looking forward to our 8 nights at L'Alyana Villas Ninh Van Bay.
We were collected from our Hotel in Nha Trang at the exact time we requested and driven to L'Alyana's reception / jetty for the short speedboat trip to the resort. A great idea to have all the check-in formalities completed here before the actual arrival at the resort. Cold drinks and face washers were provided here, along with bathroom facilities. After formalities were completed our speedboat was loaded with our luggage and 20 minutes later we arrived at the resort. We were met by the Duty Manager and introduced to Huang who was to be our Butler for the duration of our stay. All 33 Villas have access to a 24/7 Butler.
The resort is totally private. There is no access by road. Access can only be gained by sea. Don't come here if you want to party, party, party. Stay in Nha Trang. This is secluded, quiet, peaceful, casual and laid-back luxury.
We were booked into a Hill Side Villa. There are three categories of Villas, Ocean Front, Lagoon, and Hill Side. The Hill Side being the least expensive. These villas are really for couples, and although access requires a bit of a climb up steps, certainly made worth the effort for the view of Ninh Van Bay, and the breezes one gets due to their elevation.
The villa was on three levels, the middle level an outdoor Sala, being the Lounge Room. The lowest level being the bathroom and the top level being the bedroom. Separating the Sala from the main part of the Villa was the Plunge Pool. (All the Villas in the resort have their own Plunge Pool) The bathroom was huge, separate Bath and walk-in Shower, and Toilet. Wardrobes were also on this level. The Sala was equipped with Mini Bar fridge, and a separate Wine Cooler fridge. Coffee and Tea making facilities are here also. Being open-air of course no air conditioning, though does have a ceiling fan. The top level was the bedroom that also had a small ensuite toilet and wash basin. It also had it's own balcony with two chairs and a table. The bedroom is the only part of the villa that is air conditioned. It also has a ceiling fan.
The resort is quite spread out, and golf buggies can be called to transport guests to the restaurant or any other part of the resort. Push-bikes are also provided for every villa. The resort also has a main swimming pool, and of course a private beach. There is a small Boutique, and a well equipped Gym. In the Bar there is also a Pool Table.
There is just the one restaurant and a bar. There is an activities centre where various excursions and activities can be arranged. From sunset cruises, yoga, Vietnamese cooking classes, scuba diving etc etc. We do agree with the previous report below, they could do with a small "convenience store" on the property. We were prepared, having 2 nights in Nha Trang to shop, before we arrived at L'Alyana. So brought with us all our snacks, beer, wine and soft drinks.
The one restaurant is all that is required, as there are only 33 Villas. The breakfast buffet catered for all tastes. The choice from Western European, Vietnamese, Japanese and Chinese. Huge array of fruits and pastries, and of course an egg station. The lunch menu also had many choices, with the added advantage of a snack menu. The Bar also had a finger food menu. The dinners were the stand-out. The menu consisted of Entree's and Main Courses covering Vietnamese, Asian, Western and Vegetarian cuisines. The quantity and quality of every meal was consistently......................fantastic!!!! The food and beverages were by no means cheap, but one must remember the logistics involved in operating a restaurant in such a remote location. Saying that, there are many choices on all the categories of menus that are very reasonably priced.
I have not mentioned the staff. I have left the best till last. From the gardeners to housekeeping, to security guards, to the waiters / waitresses, and to our butler. Every single person we came into contact with. The gardeners were doing a great job. The security guards were friendly and polite. Housekeeping and pool cleaners could not be faulted. The restaurant waiters and waitresses were friendly, polite and professional. We will not try to name individuals, in fear of missing someone out. We did have our favourite's of course, and we're sure they know who they are. And our butler, who didn't have much to do, as we aren't the type of people who require this type of personalised service. He did though check in with us twice a day to ensure that everything was OK. Without the staff that they have employed, this resort would be nothing.
On the day of our departure, the Duty Manager sat down with us in the bar, whilst we were waiting for the boat to be loaded. He was virtually asking us for complaints! He was wanting to know where we didn't have our expectations met and exceeded. His only concern was that he wanted to hear complaints, so he would know where things could be improved. We were most impressed!
As travel consultants we certainly would recommend this resort to people who are looking for a holiday of absolute peace and relaxation. Thanks to ALL the staff. It was you that made this holiday such a memorable one.
We purchased a 5 night Luxury Escapes package that included:
Transfers from airport to resort, both ways
Breakfast buffet each morning
Nightly 5 course dinners for two
Two x 60 min spa treatments per person! Bliss!
Included yoga, guided hikes, use of kayaks each day
Butler that organises anything/everything
Daily transfer into Nha Trang if you wished - (we didn’t go at all, happy to stay at the resort)
Not included: any drinks at the restaurant or bar, lunch, day trips
But we did get fresh fruit, drinking water, and cake in the afternoon brought to our villa plus tea/coffee/milk complimentary
We opted for the slightly cheaper hilltop villa- and we were so glad we did!!!! So private. 3 levels. Plunge pool. It was amazing. The lagoon villas and beachfront would not get the stunning views. We had to climb about 60 or so stairs but well worth it. We felt away from everything. Highly recommend the hilltop villas for sure
You also get bikes to get around the resort if you don’t want to walk
The food and drinks in the resort are high western prices, as well as costs for the spa, so if you do not get these things included in your package be prepared for a large bill as there is no where else to get food or drinks from
But on the other hand, the Beauty of being in a secluded resort is that it is quiet, and clean! You can totally relax.
We spent days on the beach, after morning yoga or a hike
Afternoons in our villa pool with a movie
Then to dinner by the resort pool, home again to our villa
There is no convenience type store in the resort which was annoying - to get a chocolate or packet of chips if you were peckish- so I recommend bringing a stash of snacks with you... we were full most days from breaky so actually only got lunch 2 of 6 days as we snacked on the fruit and cake
The service, is above usual Vietnamese standards, but I still think could be improved - but overall satisfactory
I gave 4/5 as I think some little things for a expensive resort could be improved- quality of towels, refilled drinking water without asking, nor attentive staff
We used the gym a couple times and was satisfactory
A beautiful clean place to visit if you have the spare cash