Centara Sandy Beach Resort, Danang
For a relaxing beach escape with easy access to Vietnam’s landscapes and typically vibrant city experience, this resort is perfect. It lies in 42 acres of manicured gardens, just steps from a lovely stretch of golden beach which is ideal for beach volleyball and kayaking. Beachfront and garden swimming pools, watersports, a spa specialising in aromatherapy massages and a games room make this fun-filled resort an excellent choice for all the family. For an unforgettable excursion head to nearby Son Tra Peninsula, home to the Ling Ung Pagoda and an incredible 70-metre-high Goddess of Mercy Buddhist statue, built as a symbol of protection against the elements. The hotel is also just 20 minutes from downtown Danang and a free 25-minute shuttle ride away from the must-visit historic city of Hoi An — known for the celebrated Vietnamese noodle soup pho and filled with Venice-esque canals.
There’s also a diverse range of pan-Asian and international dining options. Tuck into buffet-style breakfast at The World, the all-day restaurant which serves regional specialities for lunch and dinner including Vietnamese noodles and spicy Thai papaya salad. Ginger & Lime is an excellent spot for al fresco Asian-fusion cuisine, or you can opt for in-room dining if you’re happy staying put in the comfort of your room. For more informal venues, head to the Lobby Lounge for a great selection of drinks and snacks, or Breeze Bar for fantastic grilled seafood. Hoi An Beach Bar is ideal for winding down with a light dish or a signature cocktail.
You can choose from a variety of rooms at the resort — they’re all modern and light, with beautiful wooden or elegant tiled floors. Premium Garden and Premium Ocean Bungalows have a private balcony or terrace, while spacious Premium Suites include a separate living room. Upgrade to a Garden or Ocean Villa for the ultimate in space and comfort, either leading onto immaculate tropical greenery or with superb views over Non Nuoc Beach and the East China Sea.