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Six Senses Hideaway Ninh Van Bay, Nha Trang 

Ninh Van Bay
Nha Trang
Tel: 84 58 728 222
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From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:
It may be Vietnam's most expensive resort to date, but don't expect high-tech gadgetry and marble bathrooms. Instead, organic fabrics and coconut fixtures accessorize the 55 thatch-roofed huts set around coral-rich Ninh Van Bay. Upper floors are outfitted with homey wooden dining tables and chairs as well as pillow-strewn daybeds ideal for star- and sunset-gazing. Downstairs, mosquito nets cocoon the funky bamboo beds, and tree-stump footpaths lead to the double-headed exterior showers. The scarcity of outdoor lights makes nighttime navigation a challenge, and the helpfulness of the personal butlers is hampered by their limited English. But with sea-facing private plunge pools and nonstop activities, including dives, the Hideaway feels like sleepaway camp for grown-ups, albeit one with a French chef and a top-notch spa. —2006 Hot List

When to go: The dry season (Dec.–Feb.).

Which room to book: Of the five Water Villas, No. 5 offers maximum privacy (doubles, $550–$880).

Amenities: 24-hour Room Service, Beach, Pool, Spa

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Get a beach villa

There are hillside and rock and spa villas. I much prefer a beach villa with a plunge pool and yet no more than 20 yards from the bay. A true HIDEAWAY so bring... more