Located midway between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang is a city that is growing up fast. Traditionally it has been left off the tourist trail but large scale investment in recent years has seen Da Nang turn into ‘the’ place to visit in Vietnam. Soak up the sun on Da Nang’s picture postcard beaches, enjoy rich culture and heritage experiences at its excellent museum and go out and explore the surrounding natural beauty. The city has a number of luxury resorts and hotels and we have picked a few of our favourites just for you.
Vinpearl Luxury Da Nang
The winner of the ‘Leading Beach Resort in Vietnam’ at the World Travel Awards in 2017, the Vinpearl Luxury Da Nang enjoys a serenely beautiful setting. Sitting on a private white sand beach, the 200 rooms and 39 garden villas are spacious and comfortably luxurious. There is plenty to do here and guests can make use of the five swimming pools, outdoor tennis courts and fully equipped gym or simply take some time to kick back and relax at the Akoya Spa, inspired by the classic beauty of the Akoya Pearl. With a choice of two high-quality restaurants, the Terrace Café and two bars guests can enjoy al fresco dining, gourmet dinners, cocktails or a quiet coffee courtesy of the resort’s talented team.
InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort
A luxurious resort on a private beach and in lush gardens, this hotel offers rooms in the main building or villas nestled among giant boulders at the foot of a mountain. All accommodations are luxuriously decorated, many with private balconies. As well as the beautiful beach, there is a large indoor swimming pool. Other leisure activities are a spa, gym, yoga classes, cycling, fishing, and organised walks. Two restaurants and two bars provide excellent food and beverage options.
Ideal for golf lovers as it’s nestled between the Montgomerie Links and Greg Norman’s Da Nang Golf Club, The Naman Retreat is as peaceful as its name implies. The hotel’s style reflects Vietnamese heritage with exquisite interiors featuring lots of bamboo. The conjuncture of spa and resort is achieved, and the retreat has a beautifully serene vibe. Accommodation is in spacious, luxurious rooms and villas and guest facilities include a spa, sauna, and fitness centre. The restaurant serves traditional Vietnamese food while the lounge serves Asian-fusion light meals and snacks. A beach bar and coffee club keep you nourished throughout the day.
Fusion Maia Da Nang
The 5* villas of this resort sit on beautiful My Khe Beach. Each spacious villa is set in a private courtyard and has huge windows to make the most of the views of the stunning sunsets. As well as an outdoor pool with a waterfall, Fusion Maia has one of the largest spa facilities in Central Vietnam and includes saunas and steam baths. Dining is in a fusion restaurant or a poolside restaurant and the bar also serves Vietnamese style tapas. Other facilities include a fitness centre, cinema, and in-house boutique.
The Ocean Villas
One of the largest resorts in Central Vietnam, the Ocean Villas stands next to the Greg Norman Golf Course. The luxurious villas are well spaced out and overlook a pristine beach on the East Sea. The resort has two open-air swimming pools, a beach club, and an outdoor kids’ playground. The spa has a full-service menu including a range of healthy drinks and juices. The restaurant faces the ocean and serves international and traditional cuisine, and there’s a poolside bar. Dining can be arranged in your villa or on the beach and cooking classes are available.