Vietnam’s coast is continuously popping up with luxury properties. With new resorts and hotels launching every month, it is hard to keep up with the opening promotions! MGM Ho Tram, Banyan Tree Lang Co, and Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort are elevating the luxury resort market and accentuating the natural surroundings of their locations.
My first trip of the year was a short weekend trip to my favorite beach city, Da Nang. I’ve been anticipating this trip as I’ve been waiting to find an excuse to stay at the Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort. Situated on the Son Tra Peninsula, it is in the opposite side of town where Hyatt Regency, Ocean Villas, and Fusion Maia are located. The property is built on the lush landscape of Monkey Mountain with its’ own private bay.
Bill Bensley designed the resort and is known as “the king of exotic luxury resorts” in the Times, “The Design 100” list. Bensley perfectly melds Vietnamese elements with modern sophisticated elegance and strikingly vibrant colors. The silhouette of a lantern is a key decorative element in each of the rooms. Even the meeting rooms and conference rooms have a unique ambiance that is refreshing for the next strategy or creative session.
We stayed in the Classic Room with two double beds. The room was immaculate and the intricate details were noticeable right when we opened the door. If possible, request for a room on the top level as the high vaulted ceiling makes a huge difference.
Between the Classic Room and Premium Room, we didn’t see that much of a difference except for the slightly larger balcony and different room layout. Thus, if you are planning to upgrade, go with the Atrium Suites or even the Villas on the beach. The Atrium Suite has a balcony that can easily accommodate a family/group gathering outside and a Japanese-style deep soaking tub. For the Seaside Villa we viewed, it is just footsteps from the beach, has a private pool, and a large daybed that can easily accommodate children.
Complimentary beach slippers provide a wonderful souvenir to take home. There is no need to bring too many bath amenities as most, if not all, are provided to you. Daily activities from water sports to treks throughout the day will make you want to just stay at the resort instead of exploring surrounding cultural sites. Remember to bring your runners for the spacious gym, and of course a swimsuit for the multiple pools and beach!
Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort
Bai Bac, Son Tra Peninsula,
+84 511 393 8888