Six Senses Spa, kids' club, fitness centre, activities centre, tennis court, DVD/CD library, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: free broadband (WiFi on request), flatscreen satellite TV, DVD/CD player, iPod dock, minibar, free bottled water, Jacuzzi and rain shower, terrace.
Choose between garden, sea or beachfront views, all with private terraces. Deluxe Sea View Rooms 301 to 309 are super-handy for the restaurants, swimming pools and sand, or invest in a Deluxe Beachfront Room for uninterrupted ocean vistas and unbridled beach access. For a real treat, the Ana Mandara Suites offer seductive private walled gardens and alfresco rain showers.
You're spoilt for choice with two generous pools and an expansive beach. The pool near reception is family-friendly so might be a touch lively for the childfree. The infinity pool has an inviting drop off blending with South China Sea horizons.
Bright sarongs and loungey thongs: that’s the Aussie kind Mr Smith, you’ll have to negotiate with Mrs Smith about her choice of underwear.
On arrival you'll receive a handy ‘map in a bottle’ to navigate the resort. Smoking is allowed in designated areas only.
Welcome: baby cots are free; extra beds cost US$60 a child a night (though under-11s can stay for free if they don't require an extra bed). Babysitters are available for US$12 an hour; free babysitting is available at the kids' club.
Welcome: baby cots are free; extra beds cost US$60 a child a night. Babysitting is free at the kids club between 9am–12pm and 2pm–5pm, or US$12 an hour (book a day in advance).
Kids of all ages – you're right on the beach.
Deluxe Sea View and Garden View Rooms, as they offer interconnecting doors. Private terraces in all rooms, and a private walled garden in Ana Mandara Suites, means you've got your own off-beach area to lounge or regroup too.
The resort operates the Just Kids! club for the smalls, catering to four to 12-year olds, open 9am–12pm and 2pm–5pm daily (US$15 for a half day; US$25 for a full day, excluding meals). Gainful activities embrace everything from arts, crafts and cooking indoors to beach games and outdoor fun. Think sand pictures, beach soccer and treasure hunts. Babysitting is available outside these hours or for kids under four, charged to your account. The club is free for kids attending under their parents' supervision.
With two main pools and a long, golden-sand beach on tap, kids will be easily entertained. Alternative distractions span watersports (including snorkelling and diving for older kids), island tours, sunset cruises, tennis courts and a kids club, as well as the usual city fun in surrounding Nha Trang. The hotel also offers a brilliant three-day sailing course for youngsters, designed to encourage them to work as a team, learn about water safety and the skills of boat balance, steering, nautical language and wind direction. The course costs US$150 a child, starts at 9am and ends at 12 noon, and culminates in a little test on the third day. By the end of the course, your nipper will have earned a Basic Level Sailing Certificate issued by the Sailing Center Vietnam Company.
The pool nearest reception is geared towards families, with a lifeguard, inflatables and a shallow end.
Kids are welcome in the hotel's restaurants any time, and there's a children's menu. Staff can heat up milk or food for infants.
Available for US$12 an hour (free at the kids club during set times).
No need to pack
Baby cots or high chairs.
Extra beds for older children are available for U$60 a child a night.
The hotel takes eco concerns to heart, serving up organic, locally sourced food where possible, recycling and offering free bicycles for touring. It also tries to employ local staff and runs charity schemes to benefit the community.