Indulgent five-star beach resort Fusion Maia has been setting wellness trends and winning hospitality awards since it opened in 2010. Set on the pristine beach of Da Nang near three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the all-inclusive spa resort is a pampering haven with one of the most picturesque infinity pools in Asia. Its 80/20 philosophy, which supports comfortable and sustainable positive lifestyle changes, has made it a popular destination for serious and relaxed wellness travellers alike. Compare Retreats Founder Dervla Louli-Musgrave checks into the property to explore beyond the gorgeous poolside.
Set within lush tropical grounds, the minimalist white and pale purple haven is a short 15-minute drive from Da Nang airport and Hoi An. The property is large, and many of the public areas are serene even when the resort is fully occupied. A short stroll from the restaurant towards the pool offers unparalleled views of the South China Sea. This view becomes even more beautiful in the early evening as the sun sets on the beach. Danang Golf Club and Montgomerie Links are perfect for anyone who wants to golf, divers and snorkelers can explore the sea, and shopping and culinary-inclined gusts will love Hoi An.
There are 87 spacious villas on site come in one, two and three bedroom options. Each villa has a private pool, courtyard and deep marble tub making it perfect if you’re looking for a secluded getaway. While all of the villas are beautiful, for something extra special you can’t beat the three-bedroom beach villa with unparalleled views of the beach and sea extending out beyond your own pool. Children are welcome, there are babysitting services available and two children under six can stay for free in their parents’ room. The small playroom, billiards room and Mini Maia programme between 2-4pm keeps little ones occupied too.
The Five kitchen is open until 10.30pm and serves a buffet breakfast and dinner with a variety of options to suit all guests. The restaurant concept is based on the five elements that correspond with the internal organs of the body and the menu is made up of nutrient-packed dishes that appeal to the five senses. The salad bar is packed with fruits and vegetables and the chefs in the open kitchen at the centre of the dining room whip up beautiful eggs as you watch.
Delicate Vietnamese favourites such as rice-paper rolls are served alongside Western dishes like steak, but it’s the healthy alternatives that we love. Gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, raw food and lactose intolerant meals are offered in abundance and with flair. Seats on the terrace are our personal preference and if the timing is right you may overlook an elegant Tai Chi class happening on the lawn. Lunch at Fresh Café by the pool features salads, grilled seafood, sandwiches and snacks.
The all-spa inclusive concept at Fusion Maia is what the resort is best known for. Two treatments are guaranteed per day (more if they have availability) and there is a jam-packed complimentary wellness natural living programme with free daily activities like yoga, beach walks, breathwork and mindfulness to choose from. The Aromatherapy Facial, Crystal Reflexology and Warm Pressure Massage are a few of our favourites from the Spa Menu.
Fusion Maia offers guided retreat programmes like RE-VIVE, RE-BOOST, and RE-THINK. These retreats range from three to seven days and offer guests a chance to focus on specific areas of wellness such as cleansing, plant-based living, or increasing their energy levels. Food plans are a little more structured on these plans so they’re perfect if you like to be a little more disciplined on your healthy holiday.
Expect to feel completely rejuvenated after enjoying countless massages, facials and wellness classes. This is the ultimate ‘me-time’ escape and you can expect to feel like you’re floating on air when you check out.
The day spa is one of the largest and most luxurious in Vietnam, and the extensive complimentary daily activity menu includes private wellness consultations, yoga, Tai Chi, and more. Solo travellers, couples and families are all welcome on the perfectly manicured property where service is always served with a smile.