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
The hotel is about 45km north of Danang and 35km south of Hue on a peninsula. It is very nice, romantic and an exclusive ambient. The rooms are large with a nice interior. The bathroom is enormous with an optional shower outside. The staff is very friendly and helpful.
The downside is the surroundings. To leave the hotel you always need a taxi. The restaurant is very good, but the only one in the nearby.
The air conditioning in the room is strong and loud, but you have to turn it on to get asleep with the high outside temperature. Beware of the mosquitos.
private villas over the water.
only issue i have is the amount of plastic used (water bottles and such)
if they are ot address this then 5 star resort
Bycles to cycle around the areas including the spa
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.