Amano’i — Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam

Amano’i Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam
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For the past few years, Aman Resorts has been remarkably bullish in Europe and America, so it's something of a homecoming for the Singapore-based luxury group to be opening a new property in South East Asia. Set on the edge of an isolated white-sand beach overlooking Vinh Hy Bay, about a one hour flight north-east of Ho Chi Minh City, Amano'i - a portmanteau of Sanskrit and Vietnamese for 'peaceful place' - more than lives up to its moniker. Like a tectonic jigsaw, Malaysian architects Denniston quietly inserted 36 dark grey tiled pavilions and villas into the rocky promontory and thick evergreen vegetation allowing the sweeping Vietnamese low-eaved roofs to slide into each other and into the granite formation. There may be plenty of outdoorsy activity to indulge in - not least mountain hiking and snorkeling - but we think the mountainous terrain of a national park and a lotus-filled lake make for a perfectly idyllic backdrop to the spa and a floating yoga pavilion.

The edge of an isolated white-sand beach overlooking Vinh Hy Bay

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A portmanteau of Sanskrit and Vietnamese for ’peaceful place’ - more than lives up to its moniker

(Image credit: press)

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Vinh Hy Village
Vinh Hai Commune
Ninh Hai District
Ninh Thuan Province
Vietnam

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Daven Wu is the Singapore Editor at Wallpaper*. A former corporate lawyer, he has been covering Singapore and the neighbouring South-East Asian region since 1999, writing extensively about architecture, design, and travel for both the magazine and website. He is also the City Editor for the Phaidon Wallpaper* City Guide to Singapore.