The Anam Mui Ne celebrates its grand opening on January 11 with a design that is reminiscent of the Indochine period and was constructed by seasoned artisans from all over Vietnam. The independently operated resort, which is situated on 1.2 hectares of breathtaking oceanfront, is breaking new ground in Mui Ne, a popular beach town that is easily accessible from Ho Chi Minh City.
The resort, which is on the beach strip Nguyen Dinh Chieu in Mui Ne, has stunning views of
the East Sea and one of the most beautiful white sand beaches in southern Vietnam. The
beach, sand dunes, fishing village, Cham towers, and “Fairy Stream”, a shallow stream that
flows through vivid orange and white limestone formations, are among Mui Ne’s attractions.
The two-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City will be cut by an expressway that will open soon.
In 2025, Mui Ne is scheduled to receive an international airport.
The resort has implemented a number of measures to reduce its carbon footprint, including
the use of solar power and locally sourced ingredients, and it will begin with a ban on single-
use plastics. The gardens are irrigated with recycled laundry water. Bags, straws, and
toiletries can be composted. The eco-friendly key cards at the resort are also made of wood
that comes from forests that are managed sustainably.
Pham Van Hien, who was born in Vietnam, is the founder and owner of the resort. The
resort’s name, “An Nam” refers to the name of Central Vietnam during the French Indochina
era. He has applied the valuable lessons he learned from bringing The Anam Cam Ranh to
life by actively participating in the resort’s design.
“My ambition for The Anam has always been to create, through and through, an intimate,
classic and distinctly Vietnamese hotel brand that is a welcome counterpoint to the
industrialised hotel chains that are increasingly targeting Vietnam with properties that, quite
frankly, you could find anywhere,” Mr Hien said.
The Anam Mui Ne is poised to redefine the standards of an upscale Mui Ne experience with
127 elegant rooms and suites, two restaurants, a bar, a five-treatment room spa, two
spacious swimming pools—one saltwater and one freshwater—a ballroom, conference
rooms, a water sports centre, a fitness centre, a yoga room, a kid’s club, a gift shop, and
more. The six accommodation categories of the resort’s 127 rooms and suites form a loose
rectangular U shape with views of the ocean, lush gardens, the resort’s swimming pools, and
Mui Ne town. The resort’s most popular room types are the Presidential Suite and Private
Pool Suite. The 22-square-metre private pools of the 142-square-metre Private Pool Suites
are complemented by sunlounger-decked terraces. There is a separate room for security
personnel in the Presidential Suite, which measures 122 square metres and has an indoor
dining area, lounge, and kitchenette.
The new resort pays homage to both colonial-era and traditional Vietnamese aesthetics,
drawing heavily on architectural models from grand old French villas in Hanoi and Central
Vietnam’s garden homes. Examples include custom encaustic mosaic tiles, Cham vases andstatues on plinths, teak furniture made from sustainably harvested forests, stone from Thanh
Hoa and Nghe An, and Binh Thuan thatched roofs.
For each room and suite, as well as the lobby, restaurants, and hallways, 250 original oil
paintings were commissioned by Vietnamese artists. Bui Van Quang, known for his paintings
of day-to-day life in Vietnam, and Vu Trong Anh, known for his modern, abstract
interpretations of Vietnamese scenery, are among the artists.
The resort’s dining landscape offers gourmet delicacies, traditional home style cooking, and
street food-inspired classics in addition to an all-day dining restaurant and grill called The
Indochine, a beachside restaurant and bar called Lang Viet Restaurant and Bar, an elegant
Saigon Bar in the lobby, and in-room dining that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Anam Spa has five treatment rooms, including two single rooms, two steam rooms,
saunas, indoor Jacuzzis, and a beauty salon. There are also three VIP rooms for couples
with two massage beds and a deep-soaking bathtub.
Kitesurfing, jet skiing, sailing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, bodyboarding, Kymera
body boarding, and surfing can all be enjoyed at Mui Ne beach.