Claiming a spectacular stretch of Vietnam’s coastline within the verdant embrace of Núi Chúa National Park and Unesco Biosphere Reserve, Amanoi is a luxury Aman resort in Vietnam, located remote natural paradise overlooking Vinh Hy Bay.
From its clifftop restaurants and pool, to its lakeside Aman Spa and private golden sand beach, the resort offers limitless opportunities for outdoor exploration, cultural immersion and serene time out.
The off-the-grid property designed by Jean-Michel Gathy positively encourages calm contemplation, whether lounging by the cliffside pool or at the elegant beach club, or surrendering to the tranquillity of the Aman Spa – set by a lotus-filled lake with a floating yoga pavilion.
Amanoi lies on a wide, mountainous promontory of Núi Chúa National Park, at the core part of the UNESCO biosphere reserve, in Ninh Thuan province, a 75 minute drive from Cam Ranh Airport (CXR). By air, Cam Ranh is 60 minutes from Ho Chi Minh City, 105 minutes from Hanoi, or 85 minutes from Danang.
From their curving roofs peeping above the treeline to their latticed windows and discreet natural materials, Amanoi’s Pavilions and Villas are at one with nature.
With easy access to the the resort’s clifftop restaurants and pool, lakeside Aman Spa and private golden sand beach, they draw on the grace and artful simplicity of Vietnamese design, surrounded pristine jungle and the crystal waters of Vinh Hy Bay, just waiting to be explored.
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Offering a combined bedroom and living area with an extensive timber sun deck, the 95-square-metre (1,022-square-foot) Lake Pavilions overlook the property’s serene lake.
With sliding doors and picture-windows to bring the outside in, the villas offer an expansive airy living space combined with a king-sized bed to encourage relaxation. The elegant, contemporary interiors feature traditional Vietnamese touches.
The bathroom continues the theme, where flooded with light, a deep-soaking bathtub, twin vanities and a separate shower offer space to retreat after a day exploring the resort’s beautiful surrounds.
The curving roofs of Amanoi’s Mountain Pavilions rise just above the treetops and feature extensive timber sundecks to celebrate their magnificent verdant surroundings.
Offering a similar size and interior as the Ocean Pavilion, the 95 square metre (1022 square foot) pavilions overlook Nui Chua National Park and is best for guests who are looking to immerse themselves in the verdant surroundings.
Guests can also opt for the Ocean Pavilion which similarly sized at 95 sqm but offer views of the East Sea from the large timber sundecks making it a restful space to harness the healing power of nature.
Mountain Pool Villa
Amanoi’s 125 square metre (1345 square foot) Mountain Pool Villas feature private pools and timber sun decks from which to enjoy picturesque views of the lake or surrounding mountains.
Surrounded by lush greenery, large windows allow natural light to flood the interior space, where a king-size bed, living area with sofa and writing desk and a bathroom with bathtub, twin vanities and a separate shower and toilet ensure couples can retreat in consummate comfort and privacy.
Ocean Pool Villa
At 125 square metres, Amanoi’s (1346 square feet) Ocean Pool Villas peep just above the tree line, set back in the lush hillside yet affording incredible views over Vinh Hy Bay and the East Sea.
Complete with their own private swimming pools and an expansive timber sundeck, they offer seamless open plan living, linking indoors with outdoors.
Ideal for couples seeking serenity and seclusion, a king-sized bed offers consummate comfort, while a living area with sofa and bathroom with deep-soaking bathtub and separate shower ensure ample space for two.
Amanoi Ocean Pool Villa
A breathtaking private infinity pool and a grand timber sundeck overlook the ocean, forming the focal point of Amanoi’s expansive Ocean Pool Villa.
At 280 square metres (3014 square foot) the villa is ideal for couples, offering consummate seclusion and the utmost exclusivity, with incredible views of the water.
Inside, under the curved roof that creeps just above the treetops, the villa’s king-sized bed and spacious living area provide a place to retreat, while graceful décor creates a calm, relaxing atmosphere.
A light-filled bathroom features a deep-soaking bathtub and separate shower, for evenings spent focusing on wellness.
Ocean Pool Family Villa
Spread over 310 square metres (3,336 square feet) with breath-taking views of Vinh Hy Bay and the East Sea, Amanoi’s Ocean Pool Family Villa is set around a private swimming pool.
Ideal for families seeking serenity and seclusion, the villa offers convenience yet intimacy with one master bedroom and one junior bedroom, while a living area with sofa and bathroom with deep-soaking bathtub and separate shower ensure ample space for families..
Forest Wellness Pool Villa
At 172 square metres (1851 square feet), Amanoi’s Forest Wellness Pool Villa affords guests complete seclusion in an exceptionally private space, designed exclusively for those seeking wellbeing facilities. With tranquil views of the Nui Chua National Park hills, the villa combines elegant accommodation, a private pool, wooden banya, double treatment room and extensive thermal facilities (including a cold plunge pool, steam room and Jacuzzi) – offering a relaxing and immersive wellness experience.
Lake Wellness Pool Villa
Designed exclusively for Aman guests seeking a holistic wellbeing experience immersed in nature, Amanoi’s 172 square metre (1851 square feet) Lake Wellness Pool Villa combines an exceptional standard of accommodation with integrated spa and wellbeing facilities.
Overlooking a serene lake strewn with lotus blossoms, the villa draws upon the healing properties of water, and includes its own modern hammam alongside a private pool, double treatment room with dedicated spa therapist, cold plunge pool, steam room and Jacuzzi.
Amanoi’s three dining venues each enjoy a distinctly different setting - from the Restaurant’s clifftop perch to the Beach Club on the shore. Serving exquisite Vietnamese cuisine – renowned for its use of fresh herbs – as well as refined international dishes, each is open to both guests and non-residents.
Private dining in spectacular outdoor settings can also be arranged.
The Restaurant and Terrace
From its hilltop perch, the Restaurant offers all-day dining celebrating the fragrant flavours of Vietnamese cuisine.
With a menu that makes the most of seasonal market produce and the daily catch from local fishing boats, the columned, air-conditioned interior spills onto a terrace with sweeping views of the dramatic coastline.
The Beach Club
Down beside the golden-sand shore, a short stroll from the sea, the Beach Club is backed by huge granite boulders with a shaded dining area and deck overlooking the pool.
Open for lunch, as well as poolside drinks and snacks throughout the day, a specialty is freshly grilled fish.
Looking out over Nui Chua National Park from beneath the eaves of the Central Pavilion, the Bar is a relaxing atmospheric space drawing design inspiration from traditional Vietnamese teahouses.
With local art and photography on the walls and distant mountain views, it is a comfortable, contemplative space in which to sink into a leather armchair and sip a house cocktail.
Featured Dining Experience
'Banh can' - a local specialty afternoon tea is prepared with a different flavours including vegetarian for your preference. Guests are invited to enjoy Vietnamese traditional cakes and snacks with the and coffee available everyday at Amanoi's Central Pavilion.
Kayak to a secret cove not far from Amanoi's beach and snorkel its pristine reefs through myriad tropical fish. Then relax on the soft golden sand with the jungle at your back, and tuck into a delicious picnic.
As darkness falls and stars spill across the evening sky and velvet water beside you, the Cliff Pool becomes an impossibly romantic setting for an unforgettable BBQ or Vietnamese private dining experience.
Spa and Wellness
On the shores of a lake dotted with lotus blossoms, the Aman Spa is a place to balance mind and body, where specialist therapists design personalised wellness programmes and deliver a wide range of Vietnamese and international treatments in a peerlessly serene and scenic setting.
Two secluded Wellness Villas serve as utterly private extensions of the Spa.
Throughout the year, Amanoi’s residency programme draws an international roster of holistic health experts and wellbeing practitioners to the spa. Alongside the in-house team of therapists, these specialists share knowledge and insight of the latest healing techniques and research through a limited-edition programme of retreats and experiences.
Amanoi’s Individual Wellness Immersions and half- or full-day spa programmes are designed to promote profound change, promote internal balance and overall wellbeing for a longer, healthier life.
Amanoi Spa offers two private hydrotherapy suites, each featuring a heated stone treatment table, steam room, Jacuzzi and cold plunge pool. These may be booked with or without a treatment.
Every Wellness Immersion begins with a pre-arrival assessment, an initial orientation and an in-depth consultation on arrival.
Amanoi’s tightly knit team aims to support you with a bespoke programme of exercise, spa treatments, healing therapies and deliciously nutritious meals all focused on bringing you back to balance.
Amanoi’s weight-management Immersion combines this energy-focused perspective with a prescribed exercise and nutrition programme, concentrating on improving metabolism, digestion and the movement of fluid through the body to achieve an optimal healthy weight.
Explore Vinh Hy Bay by kayak or catamaran, admire a rainbow of corals whilst snorkelling clear waters, or explore nearby fishing villages and discover the ancient culture of the Cham people. Here at the threshold of land and sea, Amanoi offers an array of eye-opening experiences and activities.
Discover the ancient heritage of the region’s Cham people, who once dominated the coast of southern Vietnam.
Bringing alive the rich and historic past of the Champa Kingdom, Amanoi’s guide will take guests on a journey of discovery into this ancient culture starting in Phan Rang with a visit to the Cham Museum.
From there the tour takes guests the Po Klong Garai Cham Towers. Built in the 12th and 13th centuries to honour the great King Po Klong Garai, the towers are perched atop a hill with 360-degree panoramic views. Three of the six original towers are remaining and provide a fascinating insight into the Hindu and Islamic influences on the Cham culture over the centuries.
Guests are invited to embrace the Scared Cham experience which starts at dusk with a gentle walk to our hidden spot set in the middle of nature. The Cham is well-known for their cuisine, thus a Cham feast is a requisite in this special journey. While enjoying dinner, allow your senses to embrace the beauty of nature, listen to the sounds of wildlife, feel the ocean breeze and gaze at the graceful ‘starry night’ sky.
Let your inner genius (even if hitherto undiscovered) spread its wings with a private painting class guided by one of Vinh Hy Bay’s esteemed local artists. Your easel will be set up in a picturesque outdoor setting like the deck of the lofty Rock Studio.
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