This ultra-stylish retreat is somehow equally suited to families, couples looking for a romantic break and groups of friends who want to kick back and chill out. You'd think the 3 couldn't mix but they do. Perhaps because all the tiny details are taken care of, so all you have to do is just 'be'. Smiley, efficient staff remember your name and bring complimentary fruit and iced water to your beachside lounger; toiletries in your room include aftersun and mosquito repellent. You'll even spot gardeners trimming the edges of the perfectly manicured lawns with scissors so as not to disturb your peace. Spend lazy mornings in the spa, snooze by the infinity pool or go snorkelling in the afternoon, then drink lychee, ginger and lemongrass mojitos as the sun goes down.
- Chic and spacious rooms with private outdoor space and gorgeous bathrooms. Some have infinity plunge pools
- Staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful, and speak very good English
- Delicious, beautifully presented Vietnamese and Western food in the restaurants, plus an excellent breakfast buffet with fruit smoothies and crepes
- A restorative retreat from the hectic pace of Vietnam's cities
- Great activities on offer: cookery lessons, paddle boarding and complimentary yoga
- The coastal road runs directly behind the resort so you hear the occasional truck pass by
- It’s a 20-minute drive to Nha Trang for other restaurants; there's nothing within walking distance. There are regular complimentary shuttle buses but they stop running at 6.30pm so if you go out for dinner you'll need to take a taxi back
- Some accommodation is a fair distance from the restaurants. If you have poor mobility, you’ll need to rely on the hotel buggies to get around
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- Beach Resort
- 80 rooms
- Restaurants and bars (open daily)
- All ages welcome
- Open all year
- Outdoor Pool
- Spa Treatments
- Beach Nearby
- Pet Friendly
- Disabled Access
- Car not necessary
- Restaurants Nearby
- Air Conditioning
- Guest Lounge
- Concierge Service
- Tennis Court
- Cookery classes
The rooms and villas are all scattered around the resort, some beachside, some on a hillside or clifftop, all shaded by greenery for privacy. Décor-wise, they have a similar style: oak furniture, stone walls, bamboo mats, creamy drapes, colourful silk cushions and a wall of glass doors leading to your private outdoor space. Here you'll find a wicker table and chairs or sun loungers. Bathrooms are gorgeous and spacious, with double sinks, a shower, a bathtub, soft towelling robes and own-brand toiletries.
Best value are the rooms, grouped between 2 stone buildings. Choose from a Garden View (you can still see the ocean but you’re higher up the hill) or Ocean View (as you'd expect); the 2-bedroom Ocean View is great for families, with a double and twin bedroom (suitable for kids up to the age of 12), plus a kitchenette and living area.
The standalone villas are bigger, with a large alfresco sofa-d lounge, a hammock and sun loungers. They also have an outdoor shower, in addition to their decadent ensuite sunken tubs. Kingsize beds are romantic four-posters. Garden Villas have a big private lawn; Beachfront Villas have a plunge pool and direct beach access; Cliff Villas have a plunge pool, panoramic sea views and maximum privacy. The huge Mia Luxury Five Bedroom Residence has an infinity pool. All are beautiful so, pool aside, it’s really just personal preference as to the setting. We slept in a Garden Villa and felt like we had the best of both worlds - a private garden directly in front of our bedroom, with the ocean view beyond.
The cream of the crop is the Ocean View Two Bedroom Villa - 2 connecting villas with a shared lounge, kitchenette and dining area in the middle, plus a 10m plunge pool. This is ideal for a family with older children or a group of friends.
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There are two main restaurants on site, plus a lounge bar that serves a small but flavour-packed menu. Breakfast, served at The Kitchen by the Sea, is an enormous buffet with everything you could possibly want, from sweet pastries to fresh fruit and cereals, and a station where a chef cooks crepes on request. If you want to tuck into a typical Vietnamese breakfast, options include chicken noodle soup and Bo Ne (fried eggs and grilled beef). And if you still don’t have enough choice, you can order à la carte: all kinds of eggs, waffles, a delicious mushroom and chorizo frittata, plus smoothies and juices.
Situated by the huge infinity pool on the beach, this restaurant has a lunch and dinner menu that focuses on traditional Vietnamese cuisine like Pho (noodle broth), Cá Bóp Kho Tộ (caramelised black kingfish in a traditional clay pot) and Canh Chua Cá Bóp (hot and sour fish soup). You can order off the a la carte menu to mix and match local and international dishes, or go for the Vietnamese set menu. During the day you can get a picnic hamper (ask in advance) and eat on the beach or in the gardens, or get food delivered to your sun lounger. There are also themed nights throughout the week, including an excellent seafood barbecue on the beach (weather permitting) on Saturdays.
At the other end of the resort, sat in the curve of Mia Cove and closest to the Residences, is La Baia; a dedicated Italian restaurant, the menu features all the usual suspects: sundried tomato gnocchi, a range of pizzas, lamb shank in red wine sauce. The boho dining terrace feels very beach chic, and with views across the bay makes a lovely spot for an afternoon aperitif.
Mojito’s is a relaxed lounge and bar, known for its signature namesake cocktails. For a more easy going dining experience, choose something from their Asian Fusion menu, combining the influences of the other two restaurants. All three have their own infinity pools and overlook the delicious East Sea, so whichever you choose you won’t be scrimping on the view. They also all follow the same general theme of Vietnamese meets Italian, varying in which direction they lean most heavily, so if you start feeling uninspired the staff can advise on eateries in Nha Trang.
- Coffee / tea making
- Kids' meals
- Room service
- Vegetarian options
- Laze by the infinity pool and try the signature mojitos
- Go kayaking and paddle boarding in the bay, or swim around to the next bay and snorkel on the coral reef; the hotel has equipment to hire
- Staff can arrange diving lessons and other watersports
- If you're feeling energetic, the onsite tennis court will stretch the legs
- Chill out in the beautifully designed Ô Spa. We loved the seaweed body wrap and there's a whole host of massages and facials on offer, plus a steam room
- Join a complimentary yoga class on the beach
- Sign up for a Vietnamese cooking class. We tried the beginners level one and learnt how to make green mango and prawn salad, caramelised mackerel (particularly delicious) and Bun Cha (pork strips with fresh noodles). If you’re feeling confident try the advanced morning class, which begins with a trip to the market in Nha Trang
- Take advantage of the hotel’s free shuttle bus and pop into Nha Trang. As well as the daily Dam market for shopping, you can visit the Cham Ponagar Temple and the Long Son Pagoda, famous for its white Buddha statue
Activities on site or nearby include:
- Cooking classes
- Historical sites
- Private guided tours
- Scuba diving
- Scuba diving courses
- Shopping / markets
- Traditional cultures
- Well being
Children of all ages are welcome. The hotel can provide baby cots, extra beds and a babysitting service, plus there's a kids' club.
Babies (0-1 years), Toddlers (1-4 years), Children (4-12 years)
Family friendly accommodation:
Ocean View Two Bedroom condos have 2 ensuite bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin), plus a living room area and a small kitchenette with a microwave. Ocean View Two Bedroom Villas have 2 double bedrooms. The Mia Luxury Five Bedroom Residence is huge. Other room types can fit an extra bed or baby cot; Ocean View Two Bedroom Villas can fit 2 extra beds or baby cots
Cots Available, Extra Beds Available, Family Rooms
A reliable babysitting service on an hourly basis or overnight (babysitters will sleep in the same room as the children)
- Baby cots
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking
A kids' room with a Nintendo Wii and regular children’s movies. The kids' club is held here at weekends (3-13 year-olds). They decorate cupcakes, paint etc
A kids' menu - typical dishes are toasties, fish fingers and spaghetti bolognese. Staff can make purees or warm bottles for babies.
Kids Activities on site:
- Swimming pool
- Children's spa treatments for 5-13 year-olds (massages, facials, manicures and pedicures)
- Kayaks, paddle boards and snorkelling gear to hire
Families Should Know:
The pool is not fenced
- Airport: 26km (Nha Trang)
- Shops, including a pharmacy: 26km
- Hospital: 26km
Mia Resort is situated in Cam Lam Bay, 20 minutes from Cam Ranh airport and 25 minutes from the town of Nha Trang, on the east coast of Vietnam.
Nha Trang's Cam Ranh Airport (26km away) is the closest. It's served by domestic airlines from Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Danang (from other cities you will have to go via these airports). If you're coming from Europe, you'll probably fly into Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi; from there, you can either transfer onto an internal flight, or travel overland to Nha Trang if you're planning a longer trip. Click on the links below for a list of airlines.
From the Airport
The hotel can arrange a transfer; you’ll be met by English-speaking staff with cool flannels and water. Otherwise, you can jump in a taxi.
Detailed directions will be sent to you when you book through i-escape.com.
More on getting to Vietnam and getting around
- Nha Trang Cam Ranh 26.0 km NHA
- Ho Chi Minh Tan Son Nhat International 418.0 km SGN
- Beach 0.1 km
- Shops 26.0 km
- Restaurant 26.0 km