In need of a little rescue? Isolated in a crescent-shaped bay accessible only by boat, the rustic yet undeniably luxurious Six Senses Ninh Van Bay boutique retreat near Nha Trang, in Vietnam, offers the weary a total reality break. Villas with decks over the sea, outstanding cuisine, butler service and the chance to dive, spa or simply laze will have you rejuvenated in no time. Team that with a kids’ club offering a host of distracting activities, and you have the makings of the ultimate family holiday.
Rooms 58 villas, including one suite.
Facilities Six Senses Spa, gym, yoga pavilion, excursions/watersports centre, golf buggies and bicycles, free WiFi in lobby, free broadband in public areas. In rooms: TV, CD/DVD player, iPod dock, minibar, mini wine cellar, free bottled water, free broadband (free WiFi by request only).
Sleeping The rustic-luxe villas are self-contained, so ideal for families. Beach Pool Villas are near the shore for sandcastle-keen tots. The double day-bed in your villa can be converted into an extra bed for two children, but please let the resort know when booking.
Playing The kids’ club operates all day and is run by qualified staff. It welcomes all ages and offers a raft of activities: painting, drawing, watching movies, playing football and ping pong, and more.
Feasting Whether you choose to dine by the bay, pool or rocks, all of Six Senses’ restaurants have children’s menus, and the kitchen is happy to heat milk and baby food as required. Highchairs are provided. If you’re heading out for the day, the resort can make packed lunches for little ones for snacks on the go.
Time-out If you’re a Smith member, you’ll be treated to a 30-minute body scrub massage for two in the sublime Six Senses day spa. Take advantage of the hotel’s babysitting service for US$10 an hour.
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