Get whisked into a sensory delight at the airport gate, as your Six Senses experience begins when you step off the plane.
With a convenient airport transfer to the docks taking about one hour, and a private speedboat waiting to sweep you over the East Sea, within a further 15 minutes you’ll be digging your toes into the white sands of Ninh Van Bay and soaking in the impressive towering rock formations that surround the resort.
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay was one of the first luxury resorts in Vietnam to be operated by an established international hotel management company. Hosting 59 private villas over 50 hectares, ranging from one to three bedrooms, it’s perfect for a romantic retreat or a fun-packed family holiday.
If you’re longing for scenic hilltop views, strolling onto sandy beaches, or jumping straight into the ocean, there is a choice for every sun seeker. Each villa is lovingly constructed from wood and stone, and nestles into the surrounding flora and fauna, virtually hidden in the canopy and creating a feeling of privacy and intimacy, which many of us coming from big cities long for.
From large living spaces, impressive bathrooms, your own private plunge pool and a bed that feels like you’re sleeping inside a cloud, Six Senses has thought of all that your mind desires. Even the maze of pathways has been carefully landscaped to keep nature at your door, and teems with butterflies and scurrying lizards.
It can be explored by bicycle or golf buggy chauffeured by your host, who is also there to help hand-tailor your experience whether you wish to indulge at the spa, dine at any of the three restaurants, get your feet wet with water activities or sip cocktails by the pool.
The Eat with Six Senses programme encourages you to learn to reconnect with food, allowing you to boost your immune system and review aspects of your nutrition for a healthier and happier you. Chef Alex Oddy will guide you in the principles of natural ingredients, local produce and sustainability, finishing off with a healthy and nutritious lunch.
Explore the core values of sustainability efforts in reducing consumption with Earth Lab, and become aware of the benefits of local produce, supporting local communities and ecosystems. Tours are available to see the organic chicken farm, mushroom hut and organic gardens that house 40 various types of herbs, vegetables and fruit.
Guests are also invited to learn how to make their very own essential oils using ingredients from the site at the alembic. Learn about the water treatment plant that cleans water from the mountain reservoir which is used for drinking and tap water, and the solar panels that provide 10% of the energy mainly used for the water heating system.
For the Kids
Keep the little ones engaged in the Grow with Six Senses programme, launched six months ago and aimed at children four years and above. Armed on arrival with their Six Senses passport, they receive stamps and prizes as they progress through the programme.
The activities are not just fun, but educational, and aim to teach them about nutrition, local culture, the environment, sustainability, and to create social experiences throughout their journey. There are many adventures of the mind to choose from such as meditation, yoga, how to be a farmer or little chef, recycled art and many more to keep children occupied.
Prices start from VND7.15 million for local summer residents (valid from May 2 to Oct. 31, 2018) on Hill Top Pool Villas, including daily buffet breakfasts, round trip airport transfers, and a free spa treatment if you pre-book the first one. When you book 15 days in advance you will receive a complimentary three-course Vietnamese set menu dinner (except from Jul. 1 to Sep. 2, 2018).
This is a treat for all your senses that you’ll remember for a long time.
For more information, click on sixsenses.com/resorts/ninh-van-bay/destination.