As the Maldives is becoming a popular choice with families, not just couples, Sun Siyam Iru Fushi stands out as an especially brilliant resort for those with kids for a whole array of reasons. One of them is that it counts under-15s as children (at most resorts it’s un-der-12s), and they not only stay for free with two paying adults when staying in the same room, but they also enjoy the same board basis free of charge.
Stay in style at Anantara’s luxury Vietnam resorts
Vietnam will open your eyes and change your perspective. It’s a kaleidoscope of beaches, markets, mountain tribes, and a rich history that manifests itself everywhere, from incense-scented pagodas to thought-provoking war sites.
Anantara’s three luxury hotels in Vietnam are perfect bases from which to discover it all: their art, architecture, heritage, villages, and beaches. Each has something distinct to offer in its own right, whether it’s enjoying a luxe cruise along the Thu Bon River, unwinding before the splendour of Quy Nhon Bay, or a round of golf on the slopes of Mui Ne.
But you don’t have to choose between them: why not book a two or even three-destination journey taking in all of these superb properties? You can even travel between the Hoi An and Quy Nhon resorts in superb comfort and style aboard The Vietage by Anantara train, which offers a three-course meal, free-flowing drinks, and onboard spa treatments to savour as you take in the stupendous views.
Anantara Hoi An
In lush waterfront gardens only a few minutes’ walk from the UNESCO-listed Old Town of the fascinating ancient city, the Anantara Hoi An is brilliantly situated for discovering local shrines, modern art galleries, and teahouses, as well as the My Son Sanctuary, artisan villages, and An Bang Beach. It’s private jetty also runs regular river cruises.
That said, there are plenty of reasons to stay put, not least the utterly charming, award-winning riverside restaurant with its modern and classic Vietnamese dishes such as sea bass in banana leaf with ear mushrooms and lotus seeds. You’ll also want to check out the spa, which offers signature treatments, including Vietnamese herbal baths with detoxifying effects and a green tea and salt scrub.
Anantara Quy Nhon
This all-villa resort unfurls along a private beach overlooking the lovely Bay of Quy Nhon, surrounded on three sides by soaring mountains. With only 26 villas, each with their own private pool, it’s a true retreat from the world. During your stay, embark on local adventures, including heritage tours taking you to sights such as the Quang Trung Museum with its Tay Son battle drums performances and traditional martial arts displays, the Cham tower ruins, and the Thap Thap Pagoda – one of the most famous Buddhist centres in the country.
You can also explore fisherman’s villages and uninhabited islands just off the coast. Meanwhile, back at the resort, ask about martial arts sessions in your villa, water sports, and Vietnamese cooking classes, and make sure to book yourself into the cliffside jungle spa to indulge in a synchronised four-hand massage.
Anantara Mui Ne
Set on a 10km stretch of golden beach and made up of rooms, suites, and pool villas tucked away in tropical gardens surrounding the resort's lagoon, this place is all about embracing local charm and elegance. Again, it’s well placed for exploring the Cham ruins, or there’s hot air ballooning over the famous red and white dunes of Mui Ne, which are also a popular location for kitesurfing.
Of several eateries and bars here, we especially love L’Anmien. With lagoon and ocean views, breakfasts feature Vietnamese iced coffee and live cooking stations; lunch is bistro-style and Asian fare, including Vietnamese street food. You can also book the private wine room for private tasting with friends or loved ones, complete with Asian tapas.
To book your Vietnam holiday at one or more of these incredible Anantara properties, call your Travel Counsellor today.
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