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
This resort is one of the best resorts I everstayed. I love the landscape, the quiet, and everything else belong to this resort. We got free upgrade to the water villa, which was amazing.
I loved that the resort offered us two bicycles for us to cycle around. The infinity pool, wowww. The pictures said it all. I will definitely come back ^!^
We returned for our second stay at Vedana and were delighted to find that, one year after our last visit, it is even better than we remembered. Lovely grounds, excellent villas, great food, but the lovely people working here is what makes the biggest difference. All our needs and wishes are met with genuine and warm hospitality and helpfulness. The perfect place for luxurious relaxation. We love it here and recommend it warmly!
If you’re looking for a quality hotel in a stunning location, this is it. We stayed in a villa on the water with a private pool and it could not have been a more amazing experience. The food was good and the room itself was well appointed and relaxing. They helped us with our every need and we could not have been more pleased. Make sure to wake up early for sunrise if you’re in the water villas or up on the hill facing east. They also have cute bicycles to get to other parts of the property. All in all, it was a spectacular stay in a relaxing environment.