Kickin’ It In Cam Ranh: We Explored This Vietnamese Oasis

Kickin’ It In Cam Ranh: We Explored This Vietnamese Oasis

Can ya kick it? Yes we Cam!

By Georgie Murray | 30th September 2019

Our go-to guy here at Style, Paul Johnson recently explored the hidden gems of Vietnam. Here, he relished in the luxury at The Anam in Cam Ranh.

Flying into Cam Ranh, all I saw were resorts on the dunes under construction. This city in the South Central Coast region of Vietnam is starting to really take shape. The resort of our choice, The Anam, is one of the few completed resorts in the area, opening in 2017 and in true Vietnamese style we were greeted with a warm smile and extensive service. Further exploring our surrounds, the resort immediately strikes a perfect balance between modern luxury and cosy Indochinese charm.

 

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We were met by resort manager, Norbert Meyer as he outlined our itinerary for the next couple of days and invited us to dinner at the resort’s elegant fine-dining grill, The Colonial, followed by tea at Saigon Bar which we were eager to experience.

Walking into The Colonial is a treat for all the senses, from the opulent interior touches to the aromas of the food where the menu is inspired from a fusion of global cultures. We opted for the finest French and modern European dishes from butter-soft steaks to rich caviar.

Ranging in size, the villas, rooms and suites boast unencumbered views of the ocean, towering headlands, lush gardens and the resort’s numerous swimming pools. For those wanting to experience an extra touch of elegance, twenty-seven of the villas have separate living rooms with their own private swimming pools.

 

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Throughout the resort, old world elegance meets oriental aesthetics forming a fusion of East and West. Forests cultivated for sustainable harvests supplied the hardwood while local artisans designed floor tiles, which reference the colonial era.

When guests aren’t taking advantage of the luxurious pools or indulging at The Anam Spa (with ten treatment rooms and outdoor granite Jacuzzis), the resort transforms into an oasis of activity. All included in the stay, beach volleyball, badminton, snorkelling, kayaking, sunrise yoga and South East Asia’s sepak takraw (a kicking version of volleyball) are all on offer. Our choice of activity, however, was slightly more on the relaxing side of things, taking a cooking class at Lang Viet Restaurant. The cooking school is an open aired restaurant overlooking the beachfront, where we learnt how to create traditional dishes including spring rolls, satay chicken and clay pot dishes.

 

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As our stay concluded, we were onto the next, leaving The Anam with fond memories and an unforgettable experience.

 

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Article by Georgie Murray

Georgie is a Journalist with a knack for bad jokes and dating disasters. A total open book, there’s no topic off limits for this Rod Stewart enthusiast. Starting her career in Broadcast Journalism, Georgie has since gone back to basics of the written word with a particular love for taboo topics and fashion media.