Six Senses Ninh Van Bay
One thing becomes clear when you step off the boat onto the private jetty at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, these people know how to do top quality, laid back luxury, but don’t let this relaxed vibe fool you into thinking that they might not have everything covered, we’re talking world class quality and service here.
Prepare to step into the world of luxury and not want to leave
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay occupies a huge private bay, with the sea on one side and jungle stretching up amongst the giant pre-historic boulders on the other side. The resort can only be reached by private boat (arranged with your reservation) which is a great way to arrive for check-in.
We stayed in a ‘Rock Villa’ where our bedroom overlooked our own private pool and the East Vietnam Sea, all of the the villas at Six Senses certainly have the wow factor and ours was no exception.
Sea views everywhere we looked, huge boulders (placed by nature a long time ago) formed part of our villa as well as the landscape of the resort, there was a beautiful harmony with nature everywhere.
There was one building for our bedroom and bathrooms (one indoor bathroom, one outdoor rain shower) and another building across the sun deck, for a separate day room which had a huge day bed for relaxing, a great coffee machine, wine fridge, mini bar, table and chairs looking out over that beautiful ocean.
We even had our own cave
Go through the door at the back of the day room and find the steps that led us down to our own private cave. Yes, a cave, we never knew how much we would enjoy having our own cave.
We loved the beautiful wooden or copper fixtures and fittings in our bathrooms including one of the coolest bath tubs we’ve ever seen, the bed was blissfully comfortable and had the most amazing view to wake up to, huge, sliding wooden doors let the fresh sea breeze in and allowed us to view the most inspiring morning sunrise from our own bed, this is surely the stuff that dreams are made of?
Needless to say, we really, really loved this pool
Our Rock Villa had a private infinity pool, warmed to bath-like temperatures from the Vietnamese sun, overlooking the peaceful waters of Ninh Van Bay.
From arrival to our departure, there always seemed to be someone on hand. As we stepped off the boat we were met by the General Manager who introduced us to our own GEM (guest experience maker) who made sure we got to do everything we wanted to during our stay.
He booked us into yoga classes, made our dinner reservations and transported us to and from our villa to wherever we needed to be, when we wished to explore on our won we had personalised bikes so that we could cycle around the stunning resort.
Not only this, but he’d turn up with little gifts for us and even a vegan birthday cake so we could celebrate in style, the service was very personalised and seemed effortless even though we’re sure he was working pretty hard behind the scenes.
The Vegan Food
The amazing vegan food at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay began as soon as we got to our room
On arrival our fridge was full of vegan canapes (olives, fresh spring rolls and satay sauce to go with mini tofu skewers) and a bottle of sparking wine (thankfully vegan!). We also had an infinite supply of some very addictive vegan sweet treats; sugared ginger slices and salty sweet tamarind sweets, dusted with a chilli kick (a big vegan thumbs up). When we weren’t sipping vegan wine or eating sweets, there seemed to be awesome vegan food everywhere.
There are several places to enjoy a drink or something to eat; ‘Dining By The Bay’, ‘Drinks By The Bay’, ‘Dining By The Pool’, ‘Dinner In The Wine Cave’ and ‘Dining By The Rocks’ all offer something unique and provide an impressive backdrop to the excellent food being served.
Breakfast gave us a chance to eat delicious fresh fruit and make our own healthy juices from the mix and match organic juice bar
There was a whole range of vegan food we could choose from the buffet each day like fresh breads, Vietnamese congee and vegan sushi as well as an exceptional lentil dhal, in addition some special dishes were made for us including deliciously fresh Vietnamese stir fried noodles and vegetables, served with a soy chilli dressing. Yum.
For dinner we indulged in beautifully cooked Vietnamese dishes like ‘ravioli’ made from a wide rice noodle, dressed with fresh herbs and filled with vegetables, tofu and mushrooms; or traditional Vietnamese Ban Xeo rice flour pancakes filled with beansprouts and juicy, exotic mushrooms.
All in all, the vegan food we had prepared for us was delicious, fresh, full of flavour and beautifully presented
We also had the opportunity to eat at ‘Dining By The Rocks’, a highly recommended experience which you can read about here. Our stay coincided with the visit of guest chefs from the UK, Paul Merrett and Anton Manganaro, who alongside the resident chefs created a vegan menu just for us.
The Vegan Essentials
The bed was blissfully comfortable and complete with non feather duvet and pillows and there were a full range of amenities including a natural insect repellent full of essential oils
You can enjoy a range of yoga classes whilst on resort and also don’t miss the opportunity to experience a signature treatment at the Six Senses Spa.
The Vegan Food Quest Verdict
Make a reservation at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay if you want to stay somewhere that will offer you a vegan luxury experience that you will never forget.
From the amazing villas to the breathtaking scenery, it’ll be hard not be impressed as you soak up the blissful relaxation that awaits you at every opportunity.
Let yourself be spoiled with beautiful, delicious vegan food that’s created and served by a team of people who understand what excellent service is.
We were guests of Six Senses, Ninh Van Bay but please rest assured that their generosity in hosting us didn’t influence our views
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay
Ninh Van Bay
Telephone: +84 58 3524 268
Cost From: £400 / $600 per night (May 2015)