During the Vietnam War, Cam Ranh Bay in the Khanh Hoa Province was used as a military base by both the United States and South Vietnam, thanks to its strategic location. It later served as a major Soviet naval base during the Cold War. More recently it’s arisen as a beach resort with its temples, markets and traditional Vietnamese villages also charming tourists. The dry season (January to August) is the most popular time to visit, as the weather is sunny and pleasant, conducive to watersports and a little island hopping.
Meliá Vinpearl Cam Ranh Beach Resort
Guests are accommodated in 200 villas designed in the neoclassical European style, at the Meliá Vinpearl Cam Ranh Beach Resort. Each has its own kitchen and sitting area, swimming pool and gardens and between two and four bedrooms. There’s a large main pool too, tennis courts and YHI spa treatment huts. The hotel is built along a private stretch of the breathtaking Long Beach, just 11 kilometres from the airport. Activities are available for those old and young, staff are attentive and there are several restaurants with dreamy views.
Fusion Resort Cam Ranh
Be guided through your stay at this resort by the Fusionistas, a team ever ready to arrange your excursions, suggest just the right spa treatments (each guest gets two free per day, as well as complimentary yoga sessions beside the lotus pond) and make reservations. The ethos is all about creating a personalised experience, as demonstrated in the hotel’s ‘breakfast anywhere, anytime’ concept. Many restaurant ingredients come from the onsite organic farm and dishes are designed to be healthy, as well as tasty. Built into the hillsides, the 122 suites and pool villas offer a great deal of privacy for your downtime.
Ana Mandara Cam Ranh
Curved lines dominate the architecture at this beachfront resort. Many of the villas also take cues from the Vietnamese non-la conical hat, topped with circular thatched roofs (all have garden or sea views and private plunge pools too). Indoors, everything is airy, with a contemporary barefoot chic vibe and features like bamboo canopies containing cloud-like bed drapes. Guests can eat and drink at the Ana Beach House, Ana Sand House and the Sunken Pool Bar, swim in the lagoon-like pool and enjoy treatments at the spa, which make use of Om Fountain massage oils.