Sometimes as travel writers, we hit the jackpot and get to be amongst the very first guests to experience a brand new resort.
Not only were we afforded the incredible opportunity to road-test a newly-opened resort, but it was made all the more special because the resort is a Vinpearl property – one of Vietnam’s leading luxury accommodation brands.
With eight nights of five-star luxury on the agenda, comprising six nights in Nha Trang and two nights in Ho Chi Minh City; our team knew we were in for the trip of a lifetime!
With a palpable air of excited expectation, our travel team arrived at Nha Trang Airport and immediately boarded the signature Vinpearl shuttle bus with no fuss.
After a scenic 1.5 hour drive, we disembarked at the marina and were soon zooming across Nha Trang Bay aboard a speedboat, which delivered us to the shores to Hon Tre in less than 10 minutes. Or, you can choose to take to the skies with a cable car journey instead.
This island oasis is the home to the brand new five-star Vinpearl Nha Trang Resort & Villas – an incredible luxury resort that boasts a gorgeous private beach, a world championship golf course and it’s very own Vinpearl Land theme park!
After a cruisy check-in process, we were shown to our beautiful Garden View Deluxe Room. Featuring 45sqm of space, the room showcased designer furnishings from Bangkok, plush bedding (king or twin available), a flat-screen TV, gorgeous marble bathroom and a private balcony overlooking the flourishing gardens and hillside.
For those seeking an even more impressive view, upgrades to Ocean View Deluxe Rooms are available and offer stunning vistas across Nha Trang Bay.
Families are sure to take advantage of the resort’s Two-Bedroom Villa option – boasting over 300sqm of space and the added indulgence of a private pool, these villas are the ultimate holiday hideaway.
Our team also enjoyed a half-board stay at Vinpearl with daily buffet breakfasts and nightly gourmet dinners on the menu.
We experienced delightful local dishes at the Nha Trang Bay Restaurant, while the Marina Restaurant dished up a wide variety of international favourites.
Indulgence of a different kind lay in wait at the tranquil Vincharm Spa. Located on a peaceful turquoise lake, the spa features 9 treatment rooms is the best place to unwind with a soothing massage.
If you’re after something a little more exhilarating, jump on a complimentary buggy and head to Vinpearl Land – the resort’s very own theme park and waterpark wonderland!
We enjoyed unlimited access to the park throughout our stay and it definitely came in handy, keeping the adrenalin junkies in our team blissfully entertained.
Waterslides, thrill-rides and rollercoasters galore are waiting to leave you breathless!
Dial back the R&R metre to a more sedate setting by relaxing at the beautiful beachfront swimming pool – one of the largest pools in all of South East Asia!
You can even practice your putting game with the Vinpearl Nha Trang Bay IMG World Championship Golf Course just a short buggy ride away.
Vinpearl’s state of the art fitness centre will also help keep those holiday calories at bay … not that our group can admit to spending much time in the gym!
Feeling utterly relaxed and impressed with our stay at Vinpearl Nha Trang Bay, we set off for the next leg of our Vietnam escape and made our way to historical Ho Chi Minh City.
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Vietnam has a lot to offer, so we also spent two days in the bustling metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City at the fabulous five-star Hotel Equatorial.
The rooms at Hotel Equatorial are tasteful and well-appointed with a comfortable 32sqm of space to unwind in. You can sink into the plush King bed (or you can get two Twin beds) like we did, turn on the air-con, switch on the satellite TV from your bedside control and take some time out between sightseeing in the ultimate comfort.
Hotel Equatorial also has an open-air swimming pool gymnasium, and even a spa which offers massages and facial treatments.
The Equatorial is also home to the Orientica Seafood Restaurant & Bar – where guests can choose to enjoy fine dining with a twist, and fresh seafood straight up in Vietnamese style (additional costs apply). The restaurant was reviewed and selected in Vietnam’s Top 100 Restaurants by Gourmet Vietnam and is definitely worth a try while you’re in Ho Chi Minh City.
Perfectly positioned just out of the hectic city centre, but close enough to experience the bustling buzz of Ho Chi Minh; Hotel Equatorial provides perfect access to all the sights and attractions including a taste of history at the famous Cu Chi Tunnels and War Museum, or a visit to the thriving commercial sector with fantastic markets and a wealth of chic bars and restaurants.
Don’t miss this chance to experience the very best of Vietnam in pure five-star style – you won’t be disappointed by this culinary, culturally and historically rich region of the world!
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