Anantara Quy Nhon an all-villa sanctuary overlooking a private stretch of beach.
Quy Nhon is not the kind of place you go for a see-and-be-seen beach getaway. There are no buzzy waterfront clubs, no Michelin-starred restaurants, and no stretches of beach packed with one over-the-top resort after the next. Instead, the southeastern Vietnamese city is intoxicatingly sleepy—there are miles and miles of golden-sand beaches to lay out on and tourist-free temples to explore. Think Phuket nearly half a century ago.
But now, the stretch of coast halfway between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City is receiving its first luxury inroads courtesy of Anantara, which, fresh off the heels of launching its over-the-top private-jet itinerary, is readying to open the Anantara Quy Nhon Villas resort in November.
As the name suggests, the property—located on a private beach about 20 minutes from the city center—features just 26 villas, half perched on the hillsides overlooking the glittering South China Sea and half smack on the sand, just steps from the water. Each villa features now-standard cues of Southeast Asian luxury: low-slung architecture, creamy white linens, freestanding soaking tubs, and subtle decor (think carved wooden screens and pops of jewel tones) that puts the focus squarely on the sweeping views outside. The star of the show is undeniably the sleek infinity pools each villa is outfitted with—which often cantilever over the palms, making them the perfect perch for watching the waves and the wind tousle the property’s 17 acres of lushly landscaped tropical gardens.