Nha Trang, Vietnam

Mia Resort

Rates from (inc tax)$224.96

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (21VND), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.


Beach peach


Green, serene Cam Lam bay

Mia Resort is as sweet as the sugarcane it’s named for: the hotel has a private beach, crowd-pleasing restaurant and romantic rooms with wooden walls and grassy roofs. Guests are close to the airport and nocturnal Nha Trang, but the resort feels like a little beachside Eden (minus the apple-bearing temptress).


Smith Extra

Get this when you book through us:

A bottle of sparkling wine on arrival; a 15-minute massage on arrival; return transfers from the city centre and a snorkelling lesson in the resort's swimming pool (Tues-Fri)


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Need to know


50, including two suites.


12 noon; earliest check-in, 2pm.


Double rooms from $224.96 (VND5,021,739), excluding tax at 15 per cent.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (VND5,774,999.85), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates include breakfast (choose from buffet options at Sandals restaurant, à la carte in Mojito’s bar, or in bed). WiFi is free and in-room treats include a fruit basket, Vietnamese coffee, tea and iPods on-loan.


Ask staff to arrange a picnic for you: your hamper will be groaning with sandwiches, cupcakes, a cheeseboard and a carafe of fruit juice. Take your haul to the garden, the beach or your bedroom. Just be sure to book it two hours ahead.

At the hotel

Beach, gardens, spa. In-room: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, WiFi (or wired internet), minibar, bathrobes, slippers and Thann bath products.

Our favourite rooms

For the best views of the bunch (and a private infinity pool that will have you throwing off your clothes and hopping into swimwear), book a Cliff Villa. Courting couples seeking seclusion will love the villas’ privacy (their distance from the beach, pool and restaurant may be less of an attraction for families); Villa 512 is the most remote, and therefore our antisocial favourite. Ocean View Condos are just a more dollars daily than the Garden Views; the uninterrupted sea views are well worth the upgrade.


Bathing bookworms will love the glittering turquoise pool, overlooked by Nha Trang Mountains, flanked by sun loungers, palm trees and cabanas, and equipped with a mini-library of novels for guests to borrow. The pool is right by the beach and restaurant, so you can hop from one to the other.

Packing tips

Don’t get bruises bringing your surfboard: the hotel has a little shop in the lobby, which caters to all your nautical needs. You can also pick up gifts and souvenirs for the folks back home.


Guests staying at the hotel on 24 December, 25 December, 31 December or 1 January must have either lunch or dinner at the hotel.


Little Smiths will lose their hearts to the private beach and restaurant, where the young-at-heart menu includes ‘fisherman’s’ fish and chips, ice-cream, juices and milkshakes. Babysitting can be arranged; extra beds can be added.

Best for

Kids aged eight or under, but teens will love it here, too.

Recommended rooms

There are three Family condos in the Oceanview block on the ground floor. These are effectively two interconnecting one-bedroom condos with a double and a twin room– perfect for families of all ages. The Garden Villas are close to all the main facilities.


None, but there’s a small room next to Sandals restaurant stocked with toys, board games, DVD player, Wii and kids’ movies. You wouldn’t want to leave your little ones here all day, but it’s a great place to drop them off for a few hours while you hit the spa or have a romantic meal a deux.


 At 2pm on Saturdays, the hotel has Bake and Make, where children can make cupcakes with the amiable chefs. On Sunday mornings, there are painting and colouring-in sessions.

Swimming pool

Four pots that appear to float on the water mark out the children’s pool, which has a shallow end. Pool toys and games can be provided. Kids will love playing on the beach all day long: it’s safe, peaceful and protected. The sea is generally calm.


The different dining options on offer each night are designed to please families: children can enjoy familiar treats such as pizza and barbecued meat, as well as sampling Vietnamese dishes at the weekly buffet. Kids will be pleased to see familiar Coco Pops sitting alongside the more healthy breakfast options.


Book three hours ahead for babysitting, which costs VND150 an hour. Overnight babysitting can also be arranged for VND1,000 (the sitter will sleep in the children’s room).

No need to pack

Don’t weigh your case down with toys and books: the hotel provides arm bands, floats, books, U- and 12-rated DVDs, games consoles, arts and crafts stuff, board games and puzzles.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Who doesn’t like a meal that comes with lantern light and a soundtrack of crashing waves? For both the above, sit out on the terrace: it’s dangerously romantic, come sunset: Smiths might find themselves spouting proposals (indecent or otherwise).

Dress Code

Mermaid/merman washed up on dry land: shots of aqua; light linen layers; wooden jewellery.

Hotel restaurant

Recognising that sunbathing and sea-frolicking are hungry work, the hotel has an excellent beachside restaurant, Sandals, where guests can enjoy succulent seafood and refreshing fruity drinks/ice-cold alcohol. Different nights of the week are dedicated to different dishes: Monday honours pasta; on Wednesday there’s a Vietnamese buffet (with Vietnamese liquor for the brave/foolish); Friday is pizza night and on Saturdays, there’s a barbecue.


Hotel bar

Fan of mojitos? You’ll be a fan of Mojitos, which served at least eight varieties, last time we counted (if we got our figures wrong, it’s the rum’s fault). Sip your way through ginger, whatijo (watermelon), lemongrass and lychee varieties, flavoured with fresh green sugarcane and rum from local islands. Wine-lovers will also be kept well lubricated, thanks to the Beachhouse South African collection that the hotel serves. The bar boasts all the charms you’d expect from a beachside drinking den: airy interiors, chill-out tracks playing softly in the background and dazzling views.


Last orders

The set-up is relaxed: breakfast is served from 7am until 10am; anything else can be eaten from 10am until 1am.

Room service

Just reading the room service menu could take you from 7am until 1am (which is when treats can be brought to your room): the generous selection includes salads, burgers, wraps and pizzas, as well as Vietnamese options such as pho and spring rolls.


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Mia Resort
Bai Dong, Cam Hai Dong, Cam Lam
Nha Trang
Viet Nam


The closest airport is Cam Ranh International, 15 km away (www.nhatrangairport.com). Vietnam Airlines and Jetstar Pacific offer regular scheduled flights to and from Nha Trang (Cam Ranh) airport. Hotel transfers cost VND138,000 a person, each way.


Nha Trang station, 25km away (a half-hour drive), is a stop on the main railway-line connecting Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (https://vietnam-railway.com). The Reunification Express (www.vr.com.vn) connects the north and south of the country with Nha Trang en route. Nightly sleeper berths are available to and from Ho Chi Minh City, Danang and Hanoi – first class with air-con is really the only way to go.


Nha Trang city is a 20-minute drive away. Witnessing the traffic on the coastal highway, you’ll be relieved that self-drive is unavailable for visitors. Organising a car with a driver through the hotel is a more relaxing option.

Worth getting out of bed for

This is the kind of place where you can quite happily flop around all day doing diddly squit, or spend the day getting to grips with aquatic adventures: snorkelling at either end of the beach, where coral grows near the rocks and gem-coloured fish flit away happily; paddle boarding or kayaking, or simply borrowing a lilo and floating on the waves, working on your tan. Take part in free yoga sessions on the beach on Saturday afternoons (or a private class, for an extra charge). Staff can also arrange scuba diving sessions with experts. The hotel has a free shuttle service to nearby Nha Trang which makes three return journeys daily. Nha Trang is a buzzing town with vibrant nightlife, high-rise hotels and some excellent eateries, if you tire of what’s on Mia’s beachy doorstep (unlikely). You can hire a motorbike in Nha Trang and explore the local markets and beaches on two wheels, or even venture to the hot springs. Boat trips can be organised from Nha Trang by the hotel. Adults can take part in cookery classes run by the hotel. The advanced class is well worth opting for: guests start early with a trip to the local market for an iced coffee amid the locals and the chance to pick out ingredients from the street vendors. If you opt for this class, an apron and Mia cookbook is included in the cost. Sports fiends can also ask staff to point them in the direction of the nearest tennis courts, gym and golf course. Lovebirds: wander beyond the Cliff Villas and you’ll stumble across a secluded spot designed with trysts in mind: a sweet swing for two that faces the ocean. Keep this on the quiet, mind, nobody seems to know that it’s there…


Local restaurants

Really, there are three restaurants at Sailing Club (+84 (0)58 352 4628; www.sailingclubvienam.com), covering Vietnamese, French, Italian, Indian and just about every point in between (the seafood is excellent). It’s the perfect spot for the indecisive diner. The stunning beachfront locale (72-74 Tran Phu street) makes it the place for a long lunch that turns into a sundowner. It shares owners with Mia, so you can expect quality. Mr Smith will be itching to drop by Louisiane Brewhouse (+84 (0)58 352 2259; www.louisianebrewhouse.com.vn), a legendary microbrewery at 29 Tran Phu Boulevard, with its ‘tasting platter’ of dark, amber, wheat and pilsener varieties. It’s also right on the beach and has a swimming pool. Oh yes, the food... There is a generous selection of international plates, plus some authentic Vietnamese as evidenced by the sheer number of locals here. Lac Canh (+84 (0)58 382 1391) on 44 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street is a Nha Trang institution: the Vietnamese come in their hordes to enjoy this establishment’s tabletop barbecue. Lobster, beef, prawns and squid all go one and you get to choose whether it comes off rare or well done.


Local cafés

Same Same But Different Café (+84 (0)58 352 4079) at gets the thumbs-up from travellers for breakfast, especially for those hankering for muesli, pancakes and other tastes from home.


Local bars

As lounge-y as it gets in Nha Trang, Guava (+84 (0)58 382 6528) on 17 Biet Thu Street is a hip hangout with chill-out chairs and a lengthy cocktail list worthy of thorough investigation. If you like what you see, there’s a newer, bigger Guava around the corner run by the same folks.



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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this beachside boutique hotel and unpacked their snorkel and Pho recipes, a full account of their Vietnamese luxury city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Mia Resort in Nha Trang…

Mia Resort could teach a chameleon a thing or two about camouflage: the hotel’s sugarcane-green lawns are mimicked by the grass-planted roofs of the villas, suites and condos, blurring the line between bay and buildings. We love it when we see a hotel first; it makes us feel shiny-eyed and new again, and after spying Mia’s grass-topped accommodation, our own roof suddenly seemed mundane.

Of course, it’s not only the hotel’s green-fingered approach to roofing that impressed us; Mia has just 50 rooms, but all the facilities you’d expect from a much bigger resort: an excellent restaurant that is as good at Vietnamese dishes as it is at Western fare; an expert spa with soothing therapists, dazzling views of Nha Trang mountains and the ocean, and a bar that serves more types of mojito than there are days of the week. There are lots of little extras to make you smile, too: breakfast in bed at no extra charge, books on the beach, snorkelling equipment to borrow and free yoga sessions on Saturdays. The hotel operates a free shuttle service to Nha Trang, a vibrant town that’s a half-hour drive away, but you’ll soon find that most guests don’t get very far, thanks to the romantic villas and the splash pools and private gardens. 


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