UPDATE: Since we stayed at An Lam Villas they have undergone a name change are are now known as L’Alyana Ninh Van Bay, we’ve amended the contact details and the links below will now take you to their brand new website.
An Lam Villas in Ninh Van Bay is a luxury resort in Vietnam where romance and relaxation reign supreme. Add two vegan guests and what do you get?
Read on to see what we did with our time there, testing out the resort’s vegan friendliness…
We sampled two different villas during our stay (and had a sneak peak at a few others too) so we got a really good feel of all the options available. If you’re looking for luxury there will be something to suit you at An Lam Ninh Van Bay. The design of all the villas was very natural, being sympathetic to the surrounding environment.
Our favourite was the Lagoon Villa, with it’s open plan design and indoor-outdoor feel. It gave us a real sense of relaxation and the gorgeous stone pool was not only perfect for cooling off, but was a good spot to gaze at the sea in front of the lagoon.
The bed was delightfully comfortable, with big sliding doors in front that opened up onto the pool. With all the peace and quiet, getting a rejuvenating night’s sleep was easy at An Lam Ninh Van Bay. The villa had some great places to relax including some very cool and playful indoor swings. The outdoor bathroom, with a huge stone bath big enough for two, had a friendly chameleon that would come to visit each day. It was all so incredibly romantic.
The resort is really spacious which gave us the opportunity to get on the bikes that came with our villa and explore our surroundings. We were overjoyed to meet some very friendly pigs foraging in the undergrowth, eating coconuts and anything else that was around. The sight of happy animals is always a bonus.
There was also a big vegetable garden where local vegetables and herbs were grown (which definitely put our gardening skills to shame). Everything looked so fresh, alive and thriving (we had garden envy).
The still, clear and warm blue sea was never far away, whether we were staring at it from our villa, looking out over the lapping water at breakfast or paddling around the bay in the complementary kayaks. But for the times when we didn’t want to swim in the sea, the beachside infinity pool was a perfect place for swimming, or more sea-gazing, or both!
From check-in to check out, the service at An Lam Ninh Van Bay was outstanding. For starters, we had our very own butler who was not only super efficient, but also really friendly.