Honeymoon review: Six Senses Resort Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam
If you’re dreaming of an incredible Vietnam honeymoon, then one of our top picks for a five-star Vietnam resort is the incredible Six Senses Resort Ninh Van Bay. If you want to know more about this luxury getaway in South Vietnam, then read on for our honeymoon review…
Six Senses Resort Ninh Van Bay’s welcome centre is an hour away from Nha Trang’s Cam Ranh airport, where you’ll then take a 20-minute speedboat ride to the resort itself. We arrived in the morning for a smooth ride across calm waters. If you arrive in the afternoon, prepare for a more exciting ride when the winds pick up across the bay.
The resort is set on a south-facing sandy bay sheltered by rocky mountains, and can only be accessed by the aforementioned speedboat – perfect for feeling like you’re on your own private island.
You’ll be assigned a Guest Experience Maker (GEM) for the duration of your honeymoon who will take care of all your needs. When you first check in, they’ll give you a tour around the resort and unpack your bags, and will be available throughout your stay for advice and recommendations.
There are 59 luxurious villas to choose from, named after their various picturesque locations: Hilltop, Beachfront, Rock and Water. Each villa features a private pool and outdoor seating area for you to lounge in, and the bedrooms , indoor and outdoor showers and huge wooden bath tub, as well as several areas to relax.
The 1 and 2 bedroom Beach Villas lining the bay all have direct access to the beach. The Rock Retreat Villas share the west end of the bay with huge granite boulders. They have the best of the cooling sea breeze and the morning sun as well as the more dramatic seas on windy afternoons. They can only be accessed by stone steps and narrow paths through the boulders. The Water Retreat Villas at the opposite end of the bay enjoy sheltered waters and have ladders from the deck straight into the ocean. The Hill Retreat Villas, with three bedrooms, have great views across the bay and the most secluded locations.
Every villa comes with bicycles with your personalised hand carved name plates so you can easily get around on the resorts shaded sandy tracks. Alternatively, call your GEM for a golf buggy at any time of the day or night.
Dining by the Bay is the resort’s main restaurant, and is split across two levels with incredible views across the bay. For a more intimate dining experience, Dining by the Rocks is a signature adults-only restaurant showcasing fresh local meats and fish. You can also treat yourself to a candlelit dinner in the Wine Cave, or drinks in any of the resort’s beautiful bars – our favourite was Drinks by the Beach for its excellent sunset views.
For post-wedding pampering, the Six Senses Spa is set in the hills behind the resort. The spa features male and female steam rooms and saunas as well as treatment rooms with views into the forest.
For those feeling energetic, the activity centre can lend you shoes for an early morning hike into the mountains. You can also hire paddle boards and catamarans to take into the bay. Fancy snorkelling? Hire gear to explore the coral reef just a few meters from the shore.
The chef offers regular cooking classes in a shady pavilion close to the fruit and vegetable gardens. You’ll be able pick your ingredients before preparing a tasty dish. The bar staff can also arrange cocktail-making classes using local ingredients.
Most guests stay for 3-4 nights for total relaxation but there is no minimum stay.
Rates per night start at £533.91. To find out more, visit sixsenses.com.
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