““Stylish retreat on Vietnam’s best beach you’ve never heard of”. With a coastline of over 3000 kilometres Vietnam has no shortage of attractive beaches. Why then, do tourists continue to flock to DaNang and Nha Trang? Two lovely stretches of beach and home to many of the country’s finest hotels, yes. Though both, arguably, beginning to lose their charm. Enter: Qhu Nhon, a new contender for Vietnam's beach of the year. For the moment practically unheard of, yet astonishingly beautiful. Nestled into a hillside overlooking a stunning private beach is the award-winning AVANI Quy Nhon Resort & Spa, a stylish retreat for beach lovers where each guest is welcomed with a shoulder massage! All 63 rooms face the sea and are decorated in calming minimalist style, though equipped with modern conveniences such as Nespresso machines and bluetooth sound systems. The spa is an absolute treat, designed like a Robinson Crusoe style treehouse, with open plan treatment rooms and tumbling bougainvillea and offering exceptional wellness and massage services. A host of activities are on offer, the usual kayaking and snorkelling plus picnics on private islands and bicycle tours of the local villages and markets. There’s history too: the ancient Thap Doi Cham Towers sit within the city limits in a very pretty park. Importantly, the poolside bar creates particularly yummy tropical cocktails and the cliff top restaurant has just installed a brand new menu serving up delicious fusion cuisine.”
Written by Emily Townsend
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
Dreams of a secluded beach and spa hideaway come to life in contemporary style at AVANI Quy Nhon Resort – a relaxing and inspiring shoreline retreat designed for travellers who value the details that really matter.
Along Vietnam’s beautiful south central coast, Quy Nhon is located 280 kilometres north of Nha Trang and 320 kilometres south of Da Nang. At the same time as being easily accessible, our beach and spa hideaway is hugged between a private beach and vast mountains, creating the feeling of really getting away from it all.
Soak up the sun while lying on silky smooth sand or refresh yourself with a dip in our pool or the cool ocean water, enjoying a kilometer stretch of pristine beach.
Book time out on your own or as a couple and indulge massages, body scrubs and facials in one of our five outdoor treatment bungalows or three indoor treatment suites situated within our 3000 square metre garden oasis by the sea.
What is there to do in the area?
AVANI Quy Nhon Resort offers a host of activities including horseback riding, snorkelling, sea kayaking and deep sea fishing aboard a traditional sailing boat. By scooter or by car, guests can see a well-rounded mix of Quy Nhon’s attractions including Queen Beach with its vibrant arts and craft scene, Binh Dinh history museum, Long Khanh Temple and bustling Dam market.
The Cham Doi towers and other venerable relics of the Cham kingdom, that dominated Vietnam’s centre and south between the 2nd and 15th centuries, are peppered in and around Quy Nhon.
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
AVANI Quy Nhon Resort offers a remarkable buffet breakfast at its restaurant Tre, which affords guests sweeping views of beautiful Bai Xep Bay. The buffet breakfast of Western and Asian fare includes live cooking stations offering dishes such as eggs and Vietnamese soups. We also have freshly squeezed juices.
Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
Dine on prime steak, a fresh catch and authentic Vietnamese cuisine on a cliff under the twinkling stars or at the resort’s all-day cliff-side dining restaurant Tre, where chefs manning live cooking counters design your dish to your tastes using seasonal ingredients and only the freshest local seafood displayed on ice.
Take in a panoramic prospect of the beach by night while sipping on a cocktail at the open air bar Gio.
Quy Nhon is renowned for its fish noodle soup, Bun Cha Ca. A great local place to try this dish is Ngoc Lien, 379 Nguyen Hue, Quy Nhon.
Which are your most popular room types, and why?
At AVANI Quy Nhon, we have two room types - the 50 square metre Deluxe Studio and the 58 square metre Junior Ocean Suite. Both are popular.
All of our 63 rooms and suites feature a private balcony with dramatic views of the bay, and an oversized glass bay bathroom also overlooking the sea. Fresh, contemporary, warm natural tones are splashed with colourful artwork, cushions and throws. Essential comforts include a flat screen television, air conditioning and complimentary wifi.
What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms ?
The swimming pool, the beach and attractions in Quy Nhon are well suited to families. We can organize for an extra bed for a third person to be placed in a room or suite upon request.
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
Easily accessible with daily flights from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, idyllic AVANI Quy Nhon Resort is perfect if you’re looking for the very best of beach life and nature.”