TRAVEL

NINH VAN BAY – REST AND RECRE­ATION IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA

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Re­fresh body, mind and spirit at a well­ness re­treat in Viet­nam.

South-cen­tral Viet­nam’s stun­ning wilder­ness, longer dry sea­son and dream 25–35oc tem­per­a­tures pro­vide an idyl­lic win­ter get­away, with seclu­sion and scenic beauty a short flight from fre­netic Ho Cho Minh City. Re­ju­ve­nate at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay re­sort in Khánh Hòa Prov­ince, where ex­perts await to get your health back on track.

The true lux­ury of Ninh Van Bay isn’t about gold taps or high­speed wi-fi – it’s the time and space for a cus­tomised well­ness and diet pro­gram that can trans­form a hol­i­day into a turn­ing point. You’ll even be ap­pointed your own “sleep am­bas­sador” who will help you achieve a bet­ter night’s rest.

Ninh Van Bay’s idyl­lic en­vi­ron­ment is a green-wa­ter world that’s just wait­ing to be ex­plored. Scuba dive the coral reef, or glide along the glassy sur­face with sail­ing classes or an ex­cur­sion by tra­di­tional fish­ing boat.

Fine din­ing and well­ness ex­perts aside, the bay’s sur­rounds make for won­der­ful low-cost daytrips. Soak up the peace­ful beauty of the penin­sula or the bus­tle and Cham ar­chi­tec­ture of Nha Trang, the thriv­ing coastal town and cap­i­tal of Khánh Hòa Prov­ince just a short boat ride away.

SIX SENSES NINH VAN BAY’S stun­ning open-air vil­las are either on Travel by speed­boat to the bay’s three out­ly­ing is­lands. See the lob­ster close and feast on seafood at BAM­BOO IS­LAND. Ap­prox $300 for two.

clean eat­ing easy with a DAILY PIC­NIC of healthy juices and lo­cal fresh seafood – spe­cial­i­ties Hike the tow­er­ing HEO MOUN­TAIN to the peak for even bet­ter views of the bay; reward your­self with a snorkel at Bai Nho pri­vate beach at trail’s end.

Stroll along NHA TRANG’S long, curv­ing beach eat street food at lo­cal crowd.

Try ad­vanced oxy­gen ther­apy,

WELL­NESS CLASSES and doc­tor­su­per­vised screen­ings for a re­al­ity check on your cur­rent health.

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