Literally translating to ‘feeling’ or ‘sensation’ in Sanskrit, Vedanā Resort and Spa is a serene healing hideaway in Vietnam. Nestled along the shores of a secluded, peaceful lagoon, Vedanā aims to reconnect guests with optimal health. CompareRetreats.com explores the luxurious lakeside resort.
Spread over 27-hectares and surrounded by lush forested peaks, Vedanā lies between Hue and Hoi An. Located 30 minutes from Hue airport approximately one hour from Danang international airport, the resort’s picturesque landscape is pretty and peaceful.
Scattered across 27 luxurious overwater villas and bungalows, the accommodation at Vedanā is reminiscent of a Maldives experience, based on a lake instead of the ocean. Flaunting contemporary design with modern décor and traditional accents, each room is stylishly outfitted with elegant local textiles, exotic handicrafts and five-star amenities. Each space has expansive bedrooms, airy outdoor bathrooms, and sizeable living spaces, including private decks with panoramic mountain and lagoon views.
Choose between six villa options: ‘Lagoon View Bungalows’ (one-bedroom bungalows), ‘Honeymoon Pool Villa’ (one-bedroom villas with private pool), ‘Aqua Bungalows’ (one-bedroom overwater bungalows), ‘Family Lagoon View Villas’ (two-bedrooms suitable for families or groups), ‘Family Pool House’ (two-bedroom houses with private pools and kitchenettes) and ‘Pool Aqua Bungalows’ (two-bedroom overwater bungalows with private pools).
Featuring European, Vietnamese and local specialities, the menu at Vedanā is diverse and delicious. Local dishes such as ‘canh’ (Vietnamese soup) and ‘banh cuon’ (steamed rice cakes) are served alongside international classics. The retreat’s seafood selection is particularly appetizing and the fresh Vietnamese ‘goi’ (salads) and ‘pho’ (rice noodle broth) are also exceptional. Vedanā has a thriving herb garden and lots of green vegetables can be found on the menu including stir-fried ‘rau muong’ (water spinach aka ‘morning glory’) and steamed ‘bap cai’ (cabbage). Those interested in learning how to prepare the traditional cuisine can partake in the retreat’s cooking class.
Revolving around the philosophy of ‘LUSH’ (luxurious, unpretentious, sustainable, healthy), the wellness programme at Vedanā is designed to help guests relax, rejuvenate and restore. The retreat’s daily wellbeing programme includes Tai Chi, yoga and chakra balancing classes, led by local instructors. Vedanā also offers three-day wellness packages which include daily spa treatments and private yoga classes. Sourced fresh from the resort’s own herb gardens, many of the ingredients used in the spa treatments are blended and prepared onsite.
Expect to feel…like you’ve been submerged in Vietnamese luxury.
Vedana Lagoon Resort & Spa, Pilgrimage Village | Zone 1, Phu Loc town, Phu Loc district, Hue, Vietnam | +(84 54) 3 681 688 | Facebook