Places & Spaces: Ninh Van Bay

Ninh Van Bay is a resort that balances luxury and sustainability.

The vivid imagery of Six Senses Ninh Van Bay caught my eye, but the casual atmosphere held my attention.

You will not need to wear shoes at any time during your visit…

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay in Nha Trang, Vietnam is anchored in a quiet bay, accessible only by boat. The destination is framed by grains of white sand beaches delicately sandwiched between protective mountains and inviting turquoise waters. Balmy weather is nearly guaranteed, the resort is graced with sunshine 250 days a year.

Traditional Vietnamese architecture is nestled into dramatic rock formations to offer seclusion and privacy from other guests, while allowing expansive views and intimate interaction with nature. The resort’s spa is indulgent, holistic, and an imperative part of your stay. Between your healing appointments of acupuncture and massage, fill your days with magical nature excursions (snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, sunning, etc.). Dining on fusion cuisine coupled with traditional clay pot cooking will fill your nights.

Ninh Van Bay is managed by Six Senses, a company with exotic destinations speckled across the globe. The company’s core purpose is, “To create innovative and enlightening experiences that rejuvenate our guests’ love of Slow Life.” Slow is an acronym for sustainable, local, organic, and wholesome. Six Senses destinations are known for their environmental responsibility from conception through development and daily operations. The company’s resorts are regularly awarded with green and sustainable design awards for their efforts in managing energy, water, waste, chemicals, biodiversity, and community enrichment. Peruse all sixteen locations Six Senses manages to make choosing a luxurious eco-destination an effortless endeavor.

Rates start at $700/night – private villa, endless views of islands in the South China Sea, and organic meals included.

This is the fifth in our seven-part series, Places & Spaces at EcoSalon, a travel guide that will inspire you to carve out a vacation on your calendar. All of the gorgeous locations and accommodations in our guide share our concern for the environment. From tent glamping to lavish built environments, fair warning, you’ll feel compelled to pack your suitcase.