Vinh Hy Village
Meaning 'peaceful place', Amanoi is a contemporary beachside resort with 11 guest Pavilions, 18 Pool Villas, five Residences and two Spa Houses. Overlooking Vinh Hy Bay on Vietnam's dramatic central coast, the property is embraced by Nui Chua National Park.
Set high on a wide promontory, Amanoi lies 55 kilometres south of Cam Ranh Airport in a region renowned for its spectacular mountain and coastal scenery. Magnificent views unfold from the hilltop infinity pool and the Central Pavilion, which houses the Restaurant, the Bar and a library. Down on the shore, the Beach Club, with its dining area and second swimming pool, overlooks a private sandy beach, lapped by the coral-rich waters of a marine reserve. Impressive views are a feature of all Amanoi's accommodation, which captures vistas of Nui Chua National Park, the property's lake, Vinh Hy Bay and the East Sea. The freestanding Pavilions offer a combined living and sleeping area and a timber sundeck with sun loungers; Pool Villas also feature a private pool of up to 36 square metres. The Residences each consist of four or five freestanding bedroom pavilions, living and dining pavilions, and a large private swimming pool. A personal butler is available 24/7 meet all guests’ needs. Residences are set on the hillside, with one located at the Beach Club. Set by Amanoi's lotus-filled lake, two Spa Houses – one featuring a Moroccan hammam; the other a Russian banya – allow guests to enjoy therapies in complete seclusion. As well as their authentic bath houses, each includes a large private pool, a plunge pool and a Jacuzzi. Nearby, the main Aman Spa includes five double treatment rooms, two hydrotherapy suites, relaxation pavilions and a finishing salon. Fitness options include a light-filled gym, a Pilates studio, a yoga pavilion set over the water, and two tennis courts.
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 Noon
Number of Rooms: 11 Pavilions, 18 Villas, 2 Spa Houses and 5 Residences
Each Spa House provides guests with entirely exclusive spa experience with 2 specialists and comprehensive private facilities in the convenience of their own pavilion, including a spacious double treatment room, jacuzzi, steam room, ice fountain, cold plunge pool, thermal facilities for hammam or banya treatment, relaxation deck and infinity pool.
In addition to the wellness amenities, the Spa Houses can accommodate between two to four guests in the pavilions' beautifully appointed bedroom and living areas, so guests can reside overnight for a fully immersive experience.
Amanoi's extensive Aman Spa is a destination unto itself, providing a serene setting for relaxation and rejuvenation. Aman Spa's facilities include five double treatment suites, two hydrotherapy suites; hand & foot therapy rooms; and a hair & finishing salon. The extensive Aman Spa menu offers body treatments, scrubs, wraps, facials and hair care using Aman Spa's all-natural, chemical free spa product range.
Backed by huge granite boulders, the Beach Club is located on the sandy beach of Vinh Hy Bay. (open for lunch only)
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Serving Vietnamese and international cuisines, the Restaurant occupies the very heart of the Central Pavilion. Elegant and spacious, it offers an air-conditioned interior, as well as shaded al fresco dining areas. From its lofty perch, the Central Pavilion’s expansive terrace offers superb views of the East Sea and the region’s rugged coastline.
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The tower was built in the late 13th and early 14th centuries in honor of King Po Klong Garai (1151-1205). During his reign, the king focused on agricultural development. The two projects he built are Nha Trinh Dam and Cham canal, which are still in existence.
Recognized as a relic of architecture, art and sculpture by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in 1979, Po Klong Garai Tower has three structures of different sizes -- Chinh (main tower), Cong (gate tower) and Hoa (fire tower).
Measuring over 20 meters in height, the main tower is where people wordship King Po Klong Garai. The gate tower is more than eight meters high while the fire tower is around 9 meters high.
The surfaces of the towers are engraved with humans, dragons, leaves and sacred cows in stones and ceramics.
According to Cham people’s belief, the fire tower is the place for resting in peace and keeping the items used during ancient rituals while the gate tower is where people can take a rest to find peace before entering the main tower.
The unique part of Po Klong Garai tower lies in the clay bricks used for building it and the glue used to stick those bricks together. The glue is believed to have been made from an extract from a plant species called Dipterocarpus alatus, a tropical forest tree common in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. How the Dipterocarpus alatus extract was mixed with other materials to make the glue remains a mystery.
On December 30, Cham people still keep their tradition of gathering at the tower on the first day of the seventh lunar month for a ceremony to honor King Po Klong Garai and in October to celebrate Kate festival, during which they pray for pumper crops and prosperity.
It is easy for tourists to get to Po Klong Garai Tower on Trau Hill on Bac Ai Street, around 9 kilometers from Phan Rang-Thap Cham City.
On the way to Phan Rang-Thap Cham, tourists should drop by a local restaurant to eat banh xeo (rice pancake). The flavor of Phan Rang pancakes is slightly different from those made in the southern region. Rice flour is poured onto ceramic molds, instead of being fried. On the pancake are seafood like shrimp or squid, bean sprouts and green onions. The cake is served with fish sauce mixed with ground peanuts.
The Vinh Hy bay located in Vinh Hai village, Ninh Hai district, is 42km from Phan Rang-Thap Cham. Surrounded by white sand beaches, majestic with towering rocky mountains and mysterious caves and poetic with cascading waterfalls creating streams in vast dense forest. Visitors can take some activities such as: dip in the stream water, go fishing,climbing, caving, enjoy clear atmosphere.
Visitors can choose to take a cruise in the bay to see the coral reefs and the many islands and rocks with their fascinating shapes, like an ear or a turtle, or a hand with fingers stretching to the sky.
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Amanoi in Vietnam is a tranquil beach retreat situated on a wide, mountainous promontory of the Nui Chua National Park, overlooking majestic Vinh Hy Bay and the East Sea. Airport transfers provided by Amanoi.
Nearby airports: Cam Ranh, Vietnam
Distance: 35 Miles