With Tet coming up, you could probably use a break — a real break. Amanoi is offering that, in its 31 pavilions and five villas cloistered in the hills of Nui Chua National Park, overlooking the sandy beaches of Vinh Hy Bay. Through next year, Vietnam residents can enjoy an experience found nowhere else in the country, starting at VND10.75
New World Saigon Hotel
Why leave town when there’s food like this on the menu at New World this Tet? The Year of the Goat calls for a special celebration so New World encourages you to bring your family to Parkview to experience their bountiful buffet featuring enough lobster, crab and prawn to sink a fishing boat between Feb. 18 and Feb. 21. Lunch (VND680,000 per person) and dinner (VND 980,000 per person) both include free flow coffee, tea and soft drink — as well as a ‘lucky money’ voucher for 30 percent off dining through March.
If staying home’s more your thing, Dynasty have a Tet Takeaway Feast available from Feb. 10 to Feb. 28 in lamb (VND1,890,000 per leg) and chicken (VND988,000 per chicken) varieties. If your family isn’t impressed with that, you should immediately disown them and change all your numbers. It is a brave New World after all. Happy Tet, readers!
Novotel Nha Trang
The 18th floor rooftop of the Novotel is a good spot to watch the fireworks, have a drink and take some pictures. It’s a tame 10pm to 12.30am call time the night of Feb. 18, as they want you to get up for a buffet lunch the next day. The fireworks and buffet lunch are VND350,000++ each, and the fireworks fee comes with three drinks of house wine, beer or soft drink.
Having trouble pronouncing ‘Tet’ properly? What about ‘Sun, Sea and Spa’? If you can manage that, then the guys at Pullman Danang might just be your new best friends. They have a Tet Holiday package going between Feb. 13 and Mar. 1 called the Family Fun Offer (VND5.8 million net) per room per night. Valid for a three-night stay in a Superior Room it includes a daily set dinner for two per stay, a daily 90-minute spa treatment for two per stay and a credit voucher of VND1 million to use at any of the resort’s outlets during your time in paradise. When you consider the Tet Set Menu comes in at VND380,000 net and the BBQ Buffet on Wednesdays and Saturdays sits at VND550,000 nett, how do you say ‘free money’?
Do you need much encouragement to enjoy a little food luxury this Tet? Café Saigon has a clutch of promotions to ensure you start the Year of the Goat in style. A Vietnamese buffet inclusive of free flowing house wine (VND1,050,000++) will be hosted on Saturdays, Feb. 7 through Feb. 28 — and during Tet week, from Feb. 19 to Feb. 25. Spoil yourself with classics like banh chung and pickle, braised pork and egg with young coconut juice, deep fried stuffed crab claws, wok-fried beef luc lac and deep-fried homemade spring rolls. And on Lunar New Year’s Eve Feb. 18, you can enjoy the same for VND1.3 million++ per