Situated on a secluded peninsula in the Phu Yen province on Vietnam’s south-central coast, Zannier Hotels Bãi San Hô will open on 1st December 2020. The resort takes its name from the private one-kilometre coral reef bay it overlooks and allows travellers to explore this undiscovered corner of Vietnam.
The 71 villas, over half of which have private pools, have been ecologically built using age-old techniques and are inspired by traditional Vietnamese dwellings, with pared-down interiors featuring a collection of Vietnamese paintings, silk prints and furniture handcrafted from reclaimed wood and bamboo.
With just a handful of fishing villages and miles of untouched coastline nearby, travellers can truly experience local life by harvesting oysters, learning how to cultivate rice, taking a trip aboard a traditional long boat and hiking, or cycling along the network of trails. Those looking to discover the region's history can visit the ancient ruins of the Champa Kingdom and Nhan Tower.
Gastronomy is integral to the resort with three dining options available: Bà Hai – meaning ‘Grandmother Hai’ – which sees Chefs use traditional recipes handed down from their mothers and grandmothers; Nhà Ở which serves all-day South East Asian menus; and Làng Chài – a beachfront restaurant offering fresh fish and seafood dishes.
Overlooking the 98-hectare resort is the beautiful Hoa Sen Spa which comprises seven treatment rooms, hammams, saunas and a relaxation area, with treatments fusing ancient Vietnamese traditions with indigenous ingredients. Further facilities include a panoramic infinity pool, water sports centre, tennis court and kids club.