Private oasis: fashion darling Jessie Li falls in love with the Amanoi resort in Vietnam
Fashion darling Jessie Li (@4evajessie) falls in love with the Amanoi resort in Vietnam
IN VARIOUS LANGUAGES, aman translates as “peace”, “security”, “safety”, “shelter” or “protection”. But increasingly, it’s synonymous in English with “luxury resorts”. Amanoi is just one hour away from Cam Ranh International Airport in Vietnam. Like all the resorts in the Aman portfolio, it’s an intimate retreat with a focus on wellness. Just 31 villas are spread across 100 acres of land, giving you complete privacy when you need an escape. Set between a national park and a marine reserve, you can completely immerse yourself in the untouched wilderness. Or you can hide in your villa and enjoy the private pool – no judgement!
The service here is some of the best
I’ve ever experienced. Everywhere I went, someone was quick to offer sunscreen and water. (Of course, I still got burnt, but the wellness centre made me some soothing aloe vera jelly from its plants, so I could head right back into the water.) From stand-up paddleboarding to beach volleyball, the resort has pretty much every water sport available – and we made the most of it.
Unlike much of Vietnam, May to November is actually the dry season here, so it’s a great time to visit. Make sure to wake up early, as each morning Amanoi hosts a different wellness class on the lake – the perfect way to start the day.