Honestly, I’ve crossed off Nha Trang in my list of places to visit in Vietnam. Last weekend was my third trip going with my office for our yearly retreat, team building, and training. I was having second thoughts going because we were getting on a sleeper train to get there — which was a 9-hour ride. Back in 2010, on our way back to Saigon from NT, we got stuck on the train for 23 hours due to heavy typhoon and flooding. So you can imagine my worry.
But this time around, the train ride went well and made even better stepping on The Anam grounds. From the time we arrived till we left, we all felt cared for, treated like VIPs, and the whole place is IG-worthy. So let this be a warning that this entry will be flooded with photos.
So why do I want to go back to The Anam?
Because it’s stunning.
Everywhere you look, there’s just so much beauty. It’s hard not to take your camera out and take snaps everywhere you go – from the reception area to the beach, the place is well-maintained.
And I slept real well. I think that’s the true testament of how good your villa/room is. If a guest can get a good night rest AND finds it hard to get out of bed and leave the villa EVEN if there’s a paradise out there, well, I rest my case.
Needless to say, I spent a lot of time just lazing here.
There is privacy.
The place is big enough for our whole group of around 100, plus the other resort guests — which we hardly saw the entire 3 days we were there.
The food is delish.
So I didn’t get to take a lot of food photos because I was you know, busy, devouring them. During our gala dinner, they prepared a spread of international cuisine and grilled seafood.
Oh an one time during breakfast, I saw the Vietnamese chef come out of the kitchen and play with one of the guest’s child who was having a meltdown. It was just so nice of him to do that.
Pools for the win! Because there are 3 pools situated in different locations in the resort, it never gets too crowded when you want to dive in. And the deepest is 1.6 meters. And there’s an area for kids to wade into as well safely. Above is the pool by the restaurant and below is the pool near the beach.
Below is the pool near the reception area flanked by villas.
There’s a kiddie play area and gym.
For families, there is a kiddie play area where the kids can safely play. This is important because, well…I have kids and yep, they’re pretty hard to entertain. They bounce from one activity to another like a ball.
And if you have an exercise regimen going on, the resort also has a gym.
There is grass.
I know this is weird but I loved that there is a huge grass area where kids can safely play. This is where our office held the team building activities.
It’s really a feat to keep it green all year round coz it can get really hot during the late morning and early afternoon.
I saw the resort ground workers working all the time to keep the place pristine.
The beach is immaculate.
The sand is as fine as a powder and the waters are clean and goes from blue to deep blue to turquoise. You can also go rowing and jet skiing, if you’re into that.
Great place to hang out and read a book — which I forgot. Haha. Bbbbuuut…the wifi in the resort is strong out here, so yeah, you can work from here IF you really, really have to.
Best seat to watch the sun rise.
I woke up early one morning at 5:30 am and decided to check if the sun was out already. I got lucky and the sun was just waking up.
And yes, I took a lot of shots. They’re all so gorgeous!
The Anam is just 15 minutes away from Nha Trang’s Cam Ranh International Airport and for someone like me who has seen Nha Trang from a tourist POV and just want a restful reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the city, it’s one of the best resorts to go to. Who am I kidding? It’s the best resort I’ve been to in Vietnam. I have to come back!