Vietnam in Five-Star Style: Mia Resort Nha Trang & Eastin Grand Hotel Saigon

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Mia Nha Trang

Vietnam is an exotic destination brimming with natural wonder, historical charm, rich culture and decadent cuisine. Now, you can take the chance to experience this breathtaking paradise for yourself with an incredible Vietnam escape including six nights by the beachfront in Nha Trang, plus two nights amid the historical significance of Ho Chi Minh City.

Mia Resort Nha Trang

Mia Nha Trang

The Resort

The boutique Mia Resort couldn’t be more beautiful and well appointed. Nestled away from the crowds of Nha Trang on its own private beach, Mia is home to only 50 villas and condos, so you’re guaranteed a serene and secluded experience. The property is surrounded by jungled mountains and cliffs on one side, and on the other white sands and turquoise waters of the South China sea.

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Once you make your way to Nha Trang’s local Cam Ranh airport, transfer to Mia is flawless. They picked us up in a hotel car and we were staring at the resort’s pool, beach and lush gardens with our jaws gaping wide in about 30-minutes.

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The Rooms

The limited time offer includes 6 nights in a Garden View Condo with a stunning interior and a great outdoor balcony. We were so impressed by the design of the accommodations at Mia — each room is modern and updated, and the architecture of the buildings include grass roofs to help keep rooms cool in a eco-friendly way. The flourishing, green surroundings of these condos are well manicured and we felt that we were truly in an oasis.

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Mia Nha Trang

Gold tones and dim lighting in the room were the perfect environment for our quest for relaxation. Tiny details through the room like the wooden furnishings and marble bathroom were beautiful. There’s also free Wi-Fi throughout the resort so we never had trouble getting back in connection with the outside world when we had to.

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The room was, of course, air conditioned, but we really loved opening the balcony doors and circulating the fresh, sea air with the overhead fan.

If you upgrade to a Ocean View Condo on your deal, the below is what you can expect for your balcony view. Could it get any better?

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Yes, it could get better, if you can believe it. If you upgrade to a Beachfront or Cliff Villa, you can expect your own building and garden with beautiful lounge patios outside and huge bathrooms with luxurious bathtubs. There are even outdoor rain showers!

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The beds in the villas are so chic, surrounded by draping mosquito nets and plush sofas. Again, the woodwork in the room was beautiful. We loved how the resort constantly makes use of natural materials!

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The Ocean and Cliff View Villas have their own plunge pools that reach for infinity into the sea – pure paradise!

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Travelling with children? Consider an upgrade to a Family Condo with two bedrooms and tons of space for everyone to spread out.

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The Beach

Although we didn’t even want to leave our room, of course the allure of white sands and gently lapping waves was too much to resist. Mia has plenty of lounge chairs on the beach, but at the same time, the strip retains a sense of calm privacy.

Right from the beach, there are tons of water sports and activities available. You can snorkel right off the beach around the rocky ends where coral grows freely, or you can rent paddle boards or kayaks and explore the coast. If you’re looking to scuba dive, Mia’s own five-star dive center, Sailing Club Divers, caters to everyone from beginners to professionals.

There are also great yoga classes on the beach with a complimentary session every Saturday evening. You can even combine yoga with meditation to reach an ultimate calm.

The Pool

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Mia’s beautiful infinity pool is surrounded with plush lounges and wooden salas to enhance relaxation. It’s located just outside the resort’s Sandals restaurant, so cocktails are always available to sip poolside. Honestly, the vistas of the beach and the gardens is so gorgeous that we could have just parked there for our entire stay.

The Spa

Between the pool and the beach, you HAVE to make room for at least one treatment at the Xanh Spa. The offer includes one 45-minute treatment per adult, per day.

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The spa rooms overlook the water and have amazing wooden soak tubs. Some of our favorite treatments were the Mineral Sea Salt Facial, the Anti-Stress Back Massage and the Indian Head Massage that focused on our scalp and neck and melted away tension. We also loved the parrafin treatments for the face and back. Warm wax is placed on your skin and transfers heat to your muscles, opens pores and increases circulation.

The Food

Your deal includes a daily breakfast and lunch for two adults. The Western and Asian style breakfast buffet included everything we could possibly think of, and it was great to be able to choose for ourselves if we wanted to embrace Asian cuisine first thing in the morning or take the more comfortable route and start the day off with familiar tastes of home. Either way, everything is delicious!

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For dinner, the resort offers delicious meals at the beach and poolside Sandals restaurant. The Vietnamese Banquet we indulged in was simply satisfying in every way and expertly prepared. We loved the variety of the menu and the chef’s obvious commitment to using only the freshest and most flavorful ingredients.

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We also delighted in being able to choose to eat indoors or outdoors. Each section of the restaurant is equally stunning and beautifully designed with comfortable tables and chairs and amazing views. It was also really great that the restaurant was open all day for when we wanted a coffee or a snack between meals.

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Before dinner, how about having a cocktail and maybe a small bite at Mojito’s the resort’s beautiful bar nestled in the cliffs overlooking the bay? Obviously Mojito’s is known for the refreshing Cuban drink, and we were obsessed with the Asian take on different flavors like ginger and lychee that we got to choose from to spice it up. A walk to Mojito’s was the perfect way to start off every evening and a great spot to watch the sun dip below the straight blue horizon.

Each day of our stay at Mia Resort, we also enjoyed high tea for two in the afternoon at Mojito’s with sweet and savoury temptations and snacks.

We were also treated to  an interactive Vietnamese cooking class where a resident chef taught us how to make some of our favourite regional dishes before enjoying our creations for lunch!

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If you decide to head to Nha Trang for dinner, you can expect tons of great options along the beach and main road in town. Some of our favorites were the Louisiane Brewhouse for a fresh beer, and the Sailing Club, further down the beach, for a meal, cocktail and entertainment – the club often hosts DJ sets and fire shows.

Sailing Club Nha Trang is a great place to unwind with cocktails and tasty treats right on the beachfront.

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Eastin Grand Hotel Saigon

Staying in one luxury hotel is great, but staying in two luxury hotels is just grand. Vietnam has a lot to offer, so we also spent three nights in the bustling metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City at the luxurious Eastin Grand Hotel Saigon (formerly known as the Mövenpick Hotel Saigon).

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You can take this part of the trip before or after your stay at Mia Resort Nha Trang as you please.

Eastin Grand

Combining five-star luxury with Vietnamese hospitality, the service, facilities and rooms at this hotel were nothing short of magnificent. It offers 268 well-appointed rooms and suites, including 34 connecting rooms.

Our Deluxe Room was equipped with an LCD flat screen TV with cable entertainment, a choice of king or twin beds, modern amenities and ultra-stylish design with exotic touches. There was also Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the hotel for extra convenience.

As part of our stay, we even received exclusive Executive Floor Benefits including Club Lounge access, canapés and stayed looking our best with the opportunity to have our clothes laundered daily.

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We certainly weren’t sick of eating yet, so we also hopped around the five restaurants and bars at Eastin Grand and sampled the tempting fare on offer. The hotel’s renowned Slate Bar is a great spot to enjoy a nightcap with more than 30 varieties of martinis made-to-order. There’s also a pool, gym and spa to use if you have time between exploring the city.

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Ho Chi Minh City

A focal point of the bustling Phu Nhuan District, the Eastin Grand Hotel Saigon is a 10-minute drive from Tan Son Nhat International Airport and just a quick taxi ride from the city centre.

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There, we explored the real heart of Vietnam with its vibrant culture, dark history and a colourful mix of the old and new. We recommend taking in the sights and sounds of Vietnam’s amazing capital with a visit to the legendary Cu Chi Tunnels (crawl through, if you dare), Reunification Palace, the War Museum and plenty of amazing markets.

So Pack Your Bags for Paradise

Surprisingly, flying to Vietnam didn’t cost a small fortune with Vietnam Airlines offering reasonable fares. The luxurious Mia Resort Nha Trang and Eastin Grand Hotel Saigon not only met but exceeded our wildest expectations with ease. So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your exotic Vietnamese escape now!

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TripAdvisor Reviews:

‘Stunning!’

Five out of five stars – Reviewed 12 May 2015

“This place will make you never want to leave Vietnam! The villas are absolutely amazing, perfect in every way. Our pool was perfect and we enjoyed the outdoor private shower afterwards in the warm weather! The management here really make you feel at home, they were so nice and will do anything to make you comfortable and happy. I can’t speak high enough of this place!”

‘Amazing!!!’

Five out of five stars – Reviewed 8 May 2015

“Absolutely amazing!!! From the moment we arrived, the view at the lobby just took our breath away! Staff are just so lovely, always smiling happy to help and have a chat! Breakfast was just fantastic. Restaurant serves five star quality food at cheap reasonable prices! You really need to stay there yourself to know what it’s like. Words cannot describe MIA!!! Loved it!!!”

‘Heaven on earth’

Five out of five stars – Reviewed 6 May 2015

“If you’re looking for absolute perfection, don’t look any further than the Mia! Our visit was amazing in every way. The breakfast overlooking the ocean and pool was fantastic, and we got fresh juice and Panna cotta on arrival.”