Vedana Luxury Resort Should Be Next On Your Wellness Bucket List

Put This Luxury Vietnamese Retreat On Your Wellness Bucket List

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.

Vedana Lagoon Spa Resort Retreat
A serene lakeside resort | Image courtesy of Vedana

Location

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.

Vedana Lagoon Spa Resort Retreat
Lakeside views in over-water bungalows | Image courtesy of Vedana

Accommodation

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).

Vedana Lagoon Spa Resort Retreat
Tuck into Vietnamese delicacies | Image courtesy of Vedana

Food Programme

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.

Vedana Lagoon Spa Resort Retreat
Discover your optimal wellness | Image courtesy of Vedana

Treatment Programme

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.

Results

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

Rebecca Walker

An authority on all things wellness, Rebecca is the former Editor-in-Chief of popular luxury lifestyle publication Asia Spa Magazine and the Founder of boutique consultancy The Wellness Nomad. Born in Australia and based in Asia for over a decade, she is an avid writer, traveller and certified yoga teacher whose passion for holistic health has led her to some of the world’s best resorts and healing sanctuaries. Visit her website at www.thewellnessnomad.com or email her at [email protected]

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