Vinh Hy Bay
Vinh Hy Bay lies in the scenic Ninh Thuan Province of Vietnam and is home to the exquisite Amanoi. One of Ampersand's ‘Top 10 Beach Hotels’, as well as one of our ‘Top 10 Aman Resorts in Asia’, this property guarantees an unforgettable stay with its state-of-the-art design and knock-out pool, which reflects the cobalt-blue sky perfectly to meet the deep blue South China Sea on the horizon. Here, it is impossible not to unwind as it’s a complete oasis of calm.
The bay still remains unspoiled due to its proximity to Nui Chua National Park and thanks to this stunning setting, it has become a corner of the tourism triangle. Vinh Hy Bay is 55 kilometres south of Cam Ranh Airport, making it just an hour and half's hour scenic drive away; while the first half of the drive from the airport is nondescript, you suddenly hit the coastal road and a part of Vietnam is revealed unlike anything you've ever seen. The phenomenal landscape reminds us of the Adriatic coast or Sardinia with large boulders dramatically sticking out of the green flora. The last 30 minutes of the drive to Amanoi are spectacular as the winding road hugs the rugged coastline, passing by 5 to 6 vast sweeping bays.
As an eco-tourist spot, the bay has preserved its rural beauty with white sandbanks circling steep rocky mountains and extensive green forests. Some great coral reefs for diving and snorkelling can be found in this area, but fishing is the main trade here. A range of water sports can also be enjoyed, from kayaking to water skiing, which are sure to keep the most active of visitors entertained. For those that prefer to explore on dry land, the National Park nearby is a great place to hike among the peninsula's beautifully jagged terrain.
Features in the following itineraries
- Leslie Siben, India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Susan Ford, India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka