Luxury villas blended with a lush jungle or landscaped into huge granite boulders, an idyllic bay in a remote peninsula… and its own time zone—Six Senses Ninh Van Bay has the perfect recipe for a beautiful, rustic retreat.
The Six Senses style
This is a classic luxury beach resort, built in the Six Senses’ hallmark rustic style. Architecture and interiors strongly draw from local traditions, with thatched roofs and use of bamboo, teak and rattan as well as simple, raw wooden elements.
Fine details complement the aesthetics: wooden bath-tub for two, taps made out of ordinary iron and thick ropes as door handles… or soap, wrapped in a coarse recycled paper.
Space, the rusticity of design and harmony with the environment make the Six Senses Ninh Van Bay one of the best examples of a hotel that follows the philosophy of simple, eco-friendly luxury.
Blended into surroundings
Hilltop Villas, with breathtaking views over the bay, are built on the slopes of steep mountains and surrounded by a tropical forest, from which a local monkey may pay a visit (one stole our oranges).
The most picturesque villas and our favorite are Water Villas. Set between massive granite boulders, right at the waterfront, they definitely have the WOW factor.
The President Villa is unique: built on rocks at one end of the bay, with its own pier, a huge swimming pool, surrounded by wild boulders—this place fits a prince. Indeed, it is where the British Prince Andrew chose to stay a few years ago.
In all of the villas architects generously used natural light: sliding walls filled with glass let space freely flow between villa interiors and out to decks and terraces.
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Spa and food
The spa is located in a tropical forest clearing, next to an organic garden. Treatment villas are scattered on the hillside and designed in the same style as residential villas, but also with an outdoor jacuzzi. The sessions are heavenly, with the most popular Vietnamese Massage.
Eating is simple but excellent and the breakfasts are real feasts, with a great variety of food ad drink, including champagne. Breakfast can be ordered to a villa (no extra charge) but normally is served in the Dining by the Bay restaurant, where guests also come back for à la carte dinner.
Dining by the Pool offers light lunches, while Dining by the Rocks, located on the hill above the Rock Resort, serves gourmet dinners—and fantastic views of the bay. Snacks, mojito and sunset are best enjoyed in the charming bar, built between the Dining by the Bay and the library.
The relaxed atmosphere of a refined luxury contributes to the escapism of Six Senses Ninh Van Bay. Even the time itself is adjusted to the needs of guests: clocks are offset from Hanoi time by one hour just to make sure the daylight is enjoyed longer.