Need to know
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, from 2pm.
Double rooms from $279.35 (VND6,490,476), excluding tax at 15.5 per cent.
Rates usually include Continental breakfast, served in the Sen Restaurant, or in-villa on request.
The hotel is geared up for honeymooners, with barefoot beach cocktails, dinner under the stars and the chance to take a private boat out at sunset, all available for newlyweds (and not-so-newlyweds).
The hotel takes no holidays, so you can plan yours whenever.
At the hotel
Two bars, a spa, yoga platform, sauna, gym and jungly grounds. In rooms: fruit on arrival, daily afternoon tea with cookies, butler service, outdoor space (either a private terrace or separate pool), free bottled water, coffee- and tea-making facilities, WiFi, TV, DVD player.
Our favourite rooms
The owner’s background as a wood importer (with his own furniture factory) takes root in the smart, stand-alone villas. Inside and out, wood intertwines with other natural materials, from curtains hand-dyed using local plants to wardrobes decorated with bamboo canes. The Beachfront Pool Villas are best for those who want immediate access to the sea, though the Treetop Pool Villas – with their dramatic views over Ninh Van Bay – take some beating.
The main, freshwater pool falls in line with the hotel’s organic ethos by resembling a natural lagoon, shaded by swaying palms and with direct access to the beach. For adults only, its Balinese-style, double day-beds help set the grown-up tone. All rooms except the Jungle Rock villas also have their own private pools, so there’s no risk of early-morning sprints for the sunloungers.
Set in the surrounding rainforest, the Jungle Spa has two open, airy treatment rooms – ideal for honeymooners and more-established Smiths seeking sanctuary. There’s no nerve-jangling spa music here either: natural streams and birdsong are your only accoutrements. Thailand’s natural skincare specialists Thann supply the products for treatments that span from facials and four-handed massages. A yoga platform and gym are on hand for woodland workouts.
Soludos espadrilles and Kate Spade straw hat, with lots of light, layered linen.
Daily, round-trip boat transfers from the mainland to the resort are included, meaning you can whizz back and forth to Nha Trang and other attractions easily.
Currently, only children 12 and above are accepted, except for 10 June–15 September when all ages are welcome. From 1 November 2018 onwards, the hotel will be over-16s only. Extra beds are available from US$75 a night (includes breakfast).
The resort uses natural spring water from a mountain stream to supply bathrooms and for drinking water (after filtering). A solar-power system is used to for heating it and glass bottles are provided instead of plastic.