Situated on one of Vietnam's most beautiful bays, Amanoi Resort is a contemporary beach resort embraced by a national park.
Named after the Sanskrit-derived word for “peace” and “noi”, meaning “place”, Amanoi is a tranquil retreat situated on a beautiful white-sand beach overlooking spectacular Vinh Hy Bay in south-central Ninh Thuan province. The resort sits on the dramatic coastline of Nui Chua National Park, which has more than 29,000 hectares of pristine shore and marine habitat.
Amanoi Resort only opened in September this year and provides 31 guest Pavilions, a number featuring private swimming pools, and five Aman Villas, all positioned on a hillside with magnificent views. The design of the Pavilions and Villas fuses contemporary elegance with traditional Vietnamese architectural styles. Views are either of Nui Chua National Park, the lake on the property, or Vinh Hy Bay and the East Sea. The Pavilions are identical in layout and design, and each offers a combined living and sleeping area as well as a timber sundeck with sun lounges. Features include a king-sized bed, a sofa, a writing desk, an LCD TV with international channels, a sound system, wireless internet, a mini-bar and an espresso machine.
Amanoi provides five accommodation categories: Pavilions offering picturesque views of the surrounding mountains or the lake; Pool Pavilions with a private swimming pool and panoramic views; Ocean Pavilions, giving expansive views of Vinh Hy Bay and the East Sea; and Ocean Pool Pavilions with similar views alongside private swimming pools. Each Aman Villa consists of four or five free-standing bedroom pavilions as well as living and dining pavilions and a large private swimming pool. A live-in housekeeper and cook meet all guests’ needs, including the preparation of Vietnamese or Western cuisine in the villa’s private kitchen.
After a scenic drive through Nui Chua National Park, guests ascend a broad bank of stairs to Amanoi’s Central Pavilion. Upon reaching the top one experiences an unforgettable sense of arrival, as the panoramic views of the sea and the coastline are simply breathtaking. Inspired by a traditional Vietnamese communal hall, the Central Pavilion occupies the hilltop and houses the restaurant, bar and an expansive terrace, all making the most of the breathtaking views. The resort’s library offers a range of reading materials in several languages, together with a music collection and board games. Its boutique features a selection of traditional Vietnamese lacquer ware, handmade jewellery and local bronze, copper, pottery and ceramic items, as well as resort apparel. Next to the Central Pavilion is the Cliff Pool, one of two swimming pools. The second is located at the Beach Club, which overlooks the white-sand beach and offers dining and lounging areas as well as a range of water sports. The resort’s Aman Spa is a destination unto itself, set on a tranquil lake and surrounded by the national park’s verdant hills. Amanoi’s fitness options include a spacious, light-filled gymnasium, a Pilates studio and a lakeside yoga pavilion. There are also two outdoor tennis courts and a number of scenic walking, running and trekking routes on the property.
Amanoi appeals to travellers who value their time and have a desire to authentically engage with the local surroundings of faraway places and cultures, or just relax and enjoy their own space with a certain level of comfort and genuinely caring service.
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