A design-lovers hideout and eco-resort on a slice of the untamed Vietnamese coast
A white powder beach, fringed with palms and pines and studded with bizarre rock formations and tropical shells. Zannier Hotels Bãi San Hô, fittingly translating to ‘bay of corals’ in Vietnamese, is a 245-acre nature and beachfront resort, set on a secluded peninsula in the largely untouched Phu Yen province of Vietnam. The property melts into its natural surroundings on the south-central coast, surrounded by spectacular hills and lush vegetation. With no other place to stay within 30 minutes, this really feels far away from the mainstream tourist paths.
Zannier Hotels have mastered the art of sustainable luxury in stunning, remote settings. Firstly opened in late 2020, Bãi San Hô is as well thought out as the other distinct and far-flung Zannier properties in Cambodia and Namibia. The eco-resort was planned and built in the jungle-clad hills with the utmost respect for the region, local culture, and the untouched wilderness where the hotel is located. Vegetation and wildlife were preserved, 1000+ trees and palm trees were replanted and renewable materials as well as local architecture methods were used. The result is a luxury eco-resort with 73 spacious villas, 3 restaurants, and 2 bars serving international, Vietnamese, and seafood cuisine.
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Location: Surrounded by spectacular hills, rice paddies, and a protected coastline with an impressive coral bay, Zannier Hotels Bãi San Hô is located on a slice of untamed Vietnamese coastline in the Phu Yen province, with no other place to stay within a 30-minute drive
Rooms: 73 spacious suites & villas, built according to three different architectural styles, each of them melting into the lush natural background with hand-washed textured walls, reclaimed timbers, bamboo, and inside-outside living spaces. Each of the villa types draws on different styles of Vietnamese architecture: Hill Pool Villas, Beach Pool Villas, and Paddy Fields Villas
Rates: From €350 per night
Highlights: Sleeping to the sound of the waves and dipping your feet in the ocean even before breakfast. Our favorite villas are the Beach Pool Villas set on the 1-km white sand beach, fringed with palms and pines. But no matter where you stay, the private bay is just a short bike or buggy ride away. The water activity center offers many beach and water activities from snorkeling, fishing, surfing, water skiing, and stand-up paddling to canoeing. There is a fitness room, yoga studio, tennis & padel courts, and a spa with a hammam, sauna, and a panoramic infinity pool.
The feel: A design-lovers hideout and eco-resort set on a slice of untamed, pure coastline far from the mainstream tourist paths – which is getting harder to find in Vietnam. Enjoy it while it lasts!
Not to be missed: As easy as it is to not leave the resort at all, you should grab a bike and visit the surrounding fishing villages or hop in a traditional basket boat to see the oyster farming of a local fisherman.
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