The Anam Mui Ne has announced its debut on Vietnam’s South Coast. The independently owned hotel is located on one hectare of oceanfront in Mui Ne, a popular beach town within an easy commute from Ho Chi Minh City. There are 127 rooms and suites, two restaurants and a bar, a spa and two swimming pools—one freshwater and the other saltwater. In addition, guests will have access to a water sports center, fitness center, yoga room, children’s club, gift shop and more.
Borrowing from the templates of architecture inspired by the grand old French villas in Hanoi, and the garden homes of Central Vietnam, the new resort pays homage to both colonial-era and classic Vietnamese esthetics. Vietnamese artists were commissioned to create 250 original oil paintings for each room and suite, as well as the lobby, restaurants and hallways.
The resort’s 127 rooms and suites are available in six accommodation categories and form a loose rectangular U shape that opens up views of the ocean, gardens, the resort’s swimming pools and Mui Ne town. The Private Pool Suites and Presidential Suite are the resort’s leading accommodation categories. The 1,528-square-foot Private Pool Suites have their own private pools complemented with terraces decked with sun loungers. The 1,313-square-foot Presidential Suite has an indoor dining area, lounge and kitchenette, besides a separate room for security personnel.
Comprising an all-day dining restaurant and grill called The Indochine, beachside restaurant and bar Lang Viet Restaurant and Bar, Saigon Bar in the lobby and 24/7 in-room dining, the resort’s F&B offerings range from gourmet delicacies to traditional home-style cooking and street food-inspired classics.
The Anam Spa has five treatment rooms, including three couples’ treatment rooms, each equipped with two massage beds and a deep-soaking bathtub. Other facilities include two single rooms, two steam rooms, saunas, indoor jacuzzis and a salon.
The resort leverages its natural surrounds as opportunities for kitesurfing, jet skiing, sailing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, bodyboarding, Kymera bodyboarding and surfing at Mui Ne beach.
The resort will open with a ban on single-use plastics and has implemented a set of measures to reduce its carbon footprint, ranging from solar power to locally sourced ingredients. Laundry water is recycled to water the gardens. Straws, bags and bathroom amenities are biodegradable. The resort’s eco-friendly key cards are also made from wood that has been sourced from sustainably managed forests.
About the location: Mui Ne’s attractions include its beach, sand dunes, fishing village, Cham towers and “Fairy Stream,” a stream that flows through orange and white limestone formations. An expressway due to open shortly will cut the drive from Ho Chi Minh City to two hours. An international airport is set to open in Mui Ne in 2025.