Nha Trang is one of Asia’s new tourism hotspots. The coastal city in the south of Vietnam is known for its many beaches, dive sites, nearby islands and new international resorts. Head just out of town to the Bay Nha Trang and you’ll find Amiana Resort – one of the few family-friendly resorts with absolute beach access.
Built four years ago, Amiana is family-owned and offers a true taste of Vietnam, from traditional mud baths and cooking classes to seafood buffets and learning how to row in traditional basket-weaved coracles. Guests can relax in a yoga class, grab a kayak and explore the bay, or watch the local fishing fleet search for fresh squid and prawns.
The 158-room resort is just 45-minutes from Cam Ranh Bay Airport, with links to both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. There is a wide choice of villas and rooms, all with either direct ocean or garden views, along the country’s largest seawater pool, two freshwater pools, and a lagoon beach exclusively for guests. Bacaro restaurant offers all-day dining and there are three bars, a spa centre, gym, recreation centre, tennis courts and various water sports options.
While the resort offers an ideal beach escape, Nha Trang itself moves at a faster pace. Attractions range from bustling street markets to ancient temples and the late-night Skyline bar with its rooftop pool full of cocktail connoisseurs. The city small enough to navigate but big enough to offer plenty of diversions.
Head away from the tourists to enjoy traditional Vietnamese dishes at Lang Ngon, an atmospheric open-air restaurant. Think rice noodles with snail and various frog dishes, alongside mainstream options. For a step back in time visit the Po Nagar Temple, built by the Cham people in the eighth century. Its gardens come alive with music performances, small stalls and traditional weavers peddling their wares.
There are two golf courses in the region, with several more planned as the area booms. With 300 days of sunshine per year and 5.5 kilometres of uninterrupted sandy beach, Nha Trang is sure to offer guests an authentic Vietnam experience.