Typically renowned for spectacular landscapes, fascinating history and a hotspot for backpackers in search of the perfect pho, Vietnam is often overlooked when it comes to family friendly vacations but once you peek beneath the surface, the culturally rich country offers families so much more thanks to new resorts aimed at travellers with children.
Perfectly positioned to explore some of the area’s most pristine beaches, the newly opened Mövenpick Resort Cam Ranh Bay boasts 500 rooms, villas and apartments each overlooking a magnificent 17-kilometre stretch of white sandy coast. While the five-star resort is on the large side, the experience is akin to that of a boutique hotel thanks to flawlessly hospitable staff.
Inspired by contemporary European style, décor is equal measures of chic and homely. All rooms offer expansive balconies with panoramic views across the glistening ocean, while families seeking more privacy and space can opt for a one, two or three bedroom beachfront villa complete with private swimming pool — perfect for late night splashing.
A stroll around the resort’s lush gardens reveals alluring culinary experiences including Panorama, the all-day dining restaurant and Tropicana Beach Club — a dining hotspot celebrated for its live music and entertainment for all ages. Drawing inspiration from Alpine resorts and a nod to the Mövenpick brand’s Swiss roots is Chübeli, serving up delightful Swiss and Bavarian delicacies as well as bespoke mocktails and craft hops.
While parents are enjoying me-time at Serenity Spa, children are invited to Little Birds Club where they can create memories of their own. With two separate areas for youngsters and teenagers featuring climbing walls, arts and crafts and videogames, there’s plenty to keep everyone occupied — including an impressive obstacle course rope park, a sports field and a kids pool with waterslide.
The area surrounding the property is home to world-class golf courses and also within easy reach is Binh Ba Island — a popular spot for snorkelling and other aquatic family fun.
Located just a 10-minute coastal drive from Cam Ranh International Airport there’s just enough time for a quick game of eye-spy from the resort’s luxurious shuttle bus before the magical adventure begins.
Rooms from Dhs750 per night; Movenpick.com
Images courtesy of Mövenpick