Vedana Lagoon Resort and Spa
What We Love
- Daily buffet or à la carte breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- The stilted spa and yoga pavilion; the blissful traditional herbal massages are a particular highlight
- Butler-served candlelit dinner for two on your own private deck
- Soaking up the panoramic views from your own private marble bathtub, big enough for two
What To Know
- The resort's isolated location and limited menu may become monotonous for longer stays
- Book special dining experiences and activities in advance to make the most of your time
- Open-air bathrooms play perfect host to parties of mosquitoes come dusk. Bring Deet
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Lounging lagoonside, flanked by gorgeous mountain scenery between the charming cities of Hue and Hoi An, the Vedana encapsulates isolated escapism. Generously spaced stilted villas connect land with water via serpentine wooden walkways, creating mesmerizing reflections on the gently ebbing tide. Dining areas replicate the intricately carved garden houses that were once home to the Hue city elite and royalty, lending the resort a truly traditional Vietnamese soul.
Bed and Bath
Enormous beds dressed in an abundance of natural cottons complement contemporary wooden furniture and cool marble floors. All creature comforts are taken care of in-room, should you tire of the view from your private deck. Bathrooms come with a large marble bathtub with a view, his-and-hers sinks and an outdoor tropical shower. For more space and seclusion, the Honeymoon Pool Villas offer a larger living room and a private garden complete with a pool.
Although it’s quite possible to stay happily ensconced in your villa, venture out to discover a heavenly way to shake up the chakras with free tai chi and yoga classes, and masseuses who read your body like a book. When sustenance is required, the menu of mouthwatering local and Western dishes can be taken anytime, anywhere. The seafood platter and freshly caught oysters are worth shelling out for. Private cooking classes and fishing trips can be arranged and are heartily recommended, followed by a gentle workout in the gym, a round or two of tennis, or a glass of your preferred something by the lap-size infinity pool.
In the Area
There are few places in Vietnam where a sedate pace is advised, but at the Vedana it’s positively encouraged, which makes for some guilt-free loafing with a good book, or simply lying back on the veranda drinking in the ever changing landscape. For the more adventurous there are canoes and bikes to explore the sleepy fishing villages along the lagoon. And if a daytrip’s in order, the resort offers tours to nearby Lang Co Beach and a free round-trip shuttle bus to the ancient capital city, Hue, with time enough to explore the citadel and go wildly off menu at the fabulous Jardins de la Carambole.
How to Get There
A great place to end our hectic holiday in Vietnam. So tranquil and relaxing. The facilities were outstanding as was the service. Nothing was too much trouble. Would certainly recommend to anyone looking just to relax and chill out.
During our 1 month volunteership in Hue we wanted to experience something new and escape the city life.
This was the best decision we have made.
You're welcomed by the best staff I've ever seen in a hotel. Get a delicious tea and a wet towel.
You and your luggage are taken by a buggy to your house, which is located just at the seaside. A beautiful view from the balcony and also through the panoramic window next to the bathtub.
The stay includes one 30min free massage which you should definitley use!
You can also play billard or tennis or go to the gym or even do a kayak tour in the resort area for free.
One of the highlights is the infinity pool with crystal clear water and a perfect view.
Last but not least: thanks to the team of Vedana! They care about you every time. They are also really interested in what you are doing in Vietnam and what your further plans are which is totally different to staff which is only fake smiling.
One week later we booked Vedana again by the way.
If you're considering this resort, stop, now. Just book it
It's located on a gorgeous Blue Lagoon, surrounded by a Green hilltop that looks like an artificial Forrest just for you.
The resort is huge, and doesn't have a lot of activities, but it's perfect for relaxation or a romantic getaway.
We took the Pool Vila, and i can't explain how amazing it is to have such a beatiful pool overseeing such amazing scenery.
The hotel staff upgraded us for free to a family suite, which is basically two Pool Villas combined with a Badmington court.
Waking up to that view and chilling at the pool surronded by all that Green was incredible, and all of this for the price of a tiny 4 star hotel in New York.
By far the best value for money i got in my life.
Bottom line - don't miss this for the world (but hope the weather will be good, as it makes all the difference).
A small tip - the food and mini bar are expensive relatively to Vietnam, so you can bring some Beers and snacks of your own if you wish.
Oh, and the restaurant is pretty good with a fantastic breakfast.
Just book it already