Hue’s original luxury resort - includes breakfast, 60-minute spa treatment and a beach villa optionThe beach villas, decked out with a four-poster bed, indoor-outdoor bathroom and unique hill-tribe textiles
A spot of culture in Hue city and - a little further afield - painterly Hoi An
Opting for a soothing herbal soak and mud bath in La Cochinchina Spa
What To Know
The resort is set on three acres and overlooks a 1,500-foot beach
There are three restaurants to choose from
It's a 15-minute drive into the city on the free shuttle bus
A classic resort located directly on mellow Thuan An beach - includes breakfast, a 60-minute spa treatment, a beach villa option and perks for longer stays
There’s much to recommend the imperial city of Hue on the temperate central coast. With its temples, tombs, pagodas and palaces, the former capital is postcard Vietnam. Ana Mandara sits a little way out of town (about 20 minutes by resort shuttle) offering easy access to the sights, but from an altogether more serene location - the white sands of Thuan An beach.
The first smart resort to open in the area in 2010, Ana Mandara offers sweet isolation on a shoreline that’s seldom crowded. Embrace the quietness with a few hours in the heavenly spa - accessed past reflection ponds - and practise your backstroke with abandon in Hue’s largest swimming pool. There are two restaurants to add the facilities, both of which focus on pan-Asian cuisine and a well-curated wine list. Enjoy low-key evenings overlooking the South China Sea before retiring to your tastefully appointed guest room - or even better, a honeymoon-worthy villa on the beachfront.