Six Senses Ninh Van Bay is a secluded luxury resort on the East Sea. Only accessible by a 20-minute boat ride, as you approach the resort you slowly fall off the map. The ride is a buffer between you and the rest of the world.

Once you dock at the jetty, the removal from the outside world is complete. Protected by the bay and the nature surrounding you, you are welcomed to your own private bubble of peace and paradise.

 

 

Accommodation and Activities

 

The resort offers a large range of villas; the Hill Top Pool Villa, the Beachfront Pool Villa, the Rock Pool Villa, the Water Pool Villa, and the top category three-bedroom Hill Top Reserve which is ideal for multi-generational family holidays. They are all equally stunning, with a long list of contrasting features. Each has its own plunge pool, a dramatic view on the bay or direct access to the beach. Some villas are set among smooth rock formations, or in the middle of tropical vegetation. As you arrive in your private heaven there are no words to describe the constant state of awe in which you will find yourself.

 

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay offers a lot of activities to keep you busy — watersports, excursions, hiking, wellness, a gym and a spa. There is also a focus on experiences for the whole family that include cinema under the stars, a private beach picnic, cooking class at the organic garden and tree planting as part of sustainability programme.

 

The resort’s spa offers an integrated wellness programme with Dr. Sohal Shah, the in-house naturopathic doctor. A one-hour consultation based on an Eastern medicine approach and with technology to measure key physiological biomarkers offers you a personal analysis. The consultation is usually followed by a massage or a wellness programme catered to your specific needs.

 

At sunset a romantic cruise allows for an intimate boat ride around the bay. You visit the floating fishing village nearby, which houses the local lobster farm. It’s perfect to scope the entirety of the resort and see the stunning landscape beyond, all with a glass of champagne.

 

 

Values

 

Sustainability is the core value of Six Senses Resorts around the world. It isn’t just an ecological standard, but a balance between “the needs of the present without compromise to future generations meeting their own needs.” This is the classic definition of sustainability, as written by the Brundtland Commission in 1972.

 

Sustainability isn’t just a throwaway word to look trendier, either. It’s a real commitment made more than 20 years ago with guidelines, accountability and reporting programmes in place in all Six Senses Resorts and Spas.

 

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay integrates this sustainability philosophy throughout its operations; building materials; passive architectural strategies and renewable energy; food, water and kitchens; housekeeping; helping local communities through supporting entrepreneurship and employing locally; training and education programmes to empower the hosts; support for sustainable fishing practices.

 

This has a real impact on your holiday. Each time you meet one of the staff, whether they are front or back of house, you’re greeted with genuine smiles and kindness. It’s clear that with the different education and empowering programmes in place, as well as the property’s human resource management, each employee feels cared for. In return they care for you with great kindness.

 

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay is located north of Nha Trang, and can be reached by flying to Cam Ranh International Airport and then arranging a transfer with the resort. For info click on sixsenses.com/resorts/ninh-van-bay/destination


Photos by Julie Vola

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