Victoria Resort, Phan Thiet, Mui Ne Vietnam, Central Coast and Highlands
Spread across a grassy hillside with commanding sea views and a wide beachfront lies the Victoria Resort & Spa; one of the area's best beach properties. Located at the quiet, southern end of Phan Thiet and with just 61 bungalows, the resort is relatively small and intimate.
The thatched bungalows and villas are spread spaciously across the hillside and beachfront. There are four categories of bungalow: Seaview, Beachfront, Family and Deluxe Sea View. The four Villas are, not surprisingly, the pick of the accommodation and include two Deluxe Family Villas, a two-bedroom Private Pool Villa and a family Pool Villa with five bedrooms. Each bungalow is designed in a Vietnamese style and luxuriously fitted out with large living areas, light interiors and indoor and outdoor bathing areas.
It is not entirely necessary to go for the pool villas as the resort itself has two fantastic outdoor swimming pools. Other facilities include babysitting services, a kids club, boogie boards, volleyball, a gym and a full range of water sports.
Dining options are varied. L'Ocean Restaurant & Bar overlooks the sea and specialises in seafood, Vietnamese cuisine and international dishes. La Paillotte is a relaxed poolside bar and grill, the Tea Bar serves drinks and snacks at the beach-side while the Infinity Restaurant is located next to the infinity pool.
There is an in-house spa offering a full range of treatments from experienced therapists in tranquil surroundings.
Luxury - Luxury hotels would have a superb level of service, very comfortable and usually spacious bedrooms, excellent food, great design and character. For us, when we visited, these places all had the 'wow factor'. A luxury hotel should satisfy the criteria of the most discerning clients.
Nick actually listened to the type of trip we wanted. He then shared his knowledge and expertise to help with the detail of the countries that we did not have. Refreshingly he did not try and sell something 'off the shelf' or anything that would have been easy for him!