Da Nang, the biggest seaside city, set on the vast coastline of Central Vietnam, is fairly praised by international travel magazines for its beauty. Watch the sparkling waves from the open sea tirelessly wash the 35 km long sandy shoreline set against lavishly green mountains and ocean front esplanade loses it’s end behind the horizon line. This beauty unfailingly strikes one with splendour and serenity.
After a swift 15 minutes taxi ride through broad boulevards and urban hi-rises in the city center, all looking bright new and built yet yesterday, then along the sweeping seafront, I open the door to the terrace of the Panoramic view deluxe room in luxurious Vinpearl Danang Resort & Villas. The grandeur of the twelve hectare panorama of resort premises fully covered with spreading deep green palm trees and frangipani at their full bloom is mesmerizing. Five blue lakes of swimming pools in their shade, framed with broad ivory band of sandy beach, all set against an overwhelmingly vast blue and uninterrupted continuum of the ocean makes me speechless.
The main building with 4 wings under tiled roofs built in elegant noble –looking classic colonial style and 39 oceanfront villas not fade at the backdrop of splendid sea vistas but match them impressively.
The luxurious accommodation, featuring 200 rooms with modern five star amenities boast elegant interiors with charming flair of Art Deco and fine colonial décor. The latter delights the eye with exquisite dark wood furniture in decorative whorls, king beds, sophisticated lamps and lightning fittings, cosy long chairs and spacious terrace-like balconies with hypnotizing sea vistas, one is never tired of.
Open air corridors and passes with a sea breeze strolling through are designed to enjoy the full panoramic views of the spectacular surroundings including the iconic verdant Marble mountains, on which resort rests its back in the best traditions of Vietnamese feng shui. The site features an ancient marble craftsmen village nestled at its feet, old and mysterious pagodas hidden in caves, a glass elevator to bring the visitors on their top at a blink of an eye and is believed to serve a locust of rejuvenating Qi- energy.
Among indoor exquisite facilities are 5 outdoor swimming pools. One of them comprises 1.035 sq.m of blue water, placed amidst the blossoming frangipani groves, state of the art fitness center and chic Vincharm Spa with extensive menu of exotic treatments.
The sweeping private sandy beach with calm waters and gradual descent from shallow to deep is absolutely worth of at least 2 days long indulgent swim. The one of the best seaviews Central Vietnam can offer as the backdrop will certainly inspire even total late –risers to awake at the sunrise and take a morning swim of the century, then enjoy a rejuvenating outdoor yoga or tai chi sessions with resort masters and maybe even to undertake hours long walk along the endless seashore.
The “on spot full day gastronomic cruise”- all day dining buffets served in the chic restaurant on the ground floor is included in to the stay at the resort and features nearly a hundred of dishes each, embracing Vietnamese authentic cuisine, fresh seafood galore, Japanese rolls and sashimi and Italian food corner. The colorful full board that very few guests would manage to resist or treat with moderation, boasts a bright palette of Vietnamese specialties like exotic rice cake delights from Hue the ancient capital famous for its high cuisine and traditional New Year rice pie “banh chung” which causes a strong addiction in those who catch the zest of its taste. Not to mention, baked and grilled fish, local and freshest seafood, excellent pho soups, many sorts of cheese and tropical fruits on display.
In addition to direct access to the pristine beach, the resort offers easy access to the iconic Marble Mountains and three UNESCO world heritage sites including Hue Ancient Capital, Hoi An Ancient Town, and My Son Sanctuary.
With it’s unique location and perfect feng shui, impressive and harmonious architecture, excellent gastronomy, an array of activities and facilities meant for total relaxation and indulgence to Vinpearl Da Nang has everything and more to turn one’s stay into ultimate seaside escape and a memorable stay full of luxury and indulgence.
Vinpearl Danang Resort & Villas
Truong Sa Street, Hoa Hai Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Danang City - Tel: (0511) 3938220 - Website: www.vinpearl.com