Near Vung Tau and Ho Chi Minh City but worlds away, the serene Ho Tram Beach Resort & Spa fuses natural design with the stunning surrounding landscapes. Creative yet traditional, the design showcases true Vietnamese culture and each bungalow or villa was carefully crafted to maximise your relaxation and comfort. Four food and beverage venues complete the picture.
Oceanami Villas & Beach Club
If you’re living in Ho Chi Minh City with its near-constant bustle, one can be so far removed from peace that it can be difficult to remember what relaxation feels like. The sensation of being responsible for nothing besides taking in an ocean view and experiencing the sweet feeling of sand between one’s toes can seem incredibly far away.
Thankfully, the serenity of a beach resort may not be so far away.
Oceanami Villas & Beach Club is a sprawling 22-hectare, 347-villa complex at the foot of a mountain on land flowing into a beach, located a short 90 minutes away from Saigon in Long Hai (a short drive from coastal city Vung Tau), making it perfect for a weekend away.
Ambience and Pool
This bucolic little microcosm of zen features abodes designed in a modern style with clean lines and strong, cool colours punctuated by a plethora of tropical plants living alongside the club’s many places to relax. Smart decorations abound in the complex, with pleasantly selected room accents like dreamy-seeming light fixtures over cosy wicker furniture, from which you’ll look out and take in the beach view.
Book one of the rooms for you and your company, or bring a group and take residence inside one of Oceanami’s six-room beachfront villas.
Water is Oceanami’s defining element, from the water accents in the villas themselves to the ocean bordered by a nearly white beach, to the 2,000-m2 pool. This extensive body of water welcomes swimmers as well as poolside loungers who are tended to by a staff of butlers, your intermediaries between chair and the food and drink from Son’s Bar. The pool is sectioned, so competitive and casual swimmers won’t accidentally bump into one another. A child’s swimming area is also available.
Oceanami’s little ocean of an outdoor pool is described as an “interactive” amenity. It regularly hosts pool parties and fashion shows.
A Spa to Put You at Ease
If you’re looking for something more low key, seek out SHO Spa at the center of the resort, which Oceanami describes as “literally the heart of the resort”. A group of 26 elegant hot and cold treatment rooms are the place to uncoil and rejuvenate. Treatments are sorted by how you’d like to feel during and after: peaceful, refreshed, vibrant or energised. Then, you choose whether you’d like a massage, facial or topical treatment, all given by professional therapists.
The spa is the resort’s heart in the fullest meaning of the word: the spa is in the middle of the resort and also shaped like a heart. The design of the space within the building draws heavily from the mountain and oceanside around it and features an interior design heavy in wood and stone, accented by water elements. No need to find your happy place here—you’ve already arrived.
All this relaxation is sure to work up an appetite, no?
Sumptuous Food and Drink
Oceanami is rich in places to drink and dine, like The Beach Club, a market-like dining destination serving seafood and imported meats cooked on wood-fired ovens and grills. The cooked food is prepared and served in one of a selection of homemade marinades. If you’re looking for something lighter, head to the sushi and oyster bar to see chefs prepare a fresh meal before your eyes, using premium wagyu beef and live lobster.
A more upscale dining experience is available to Oceanami’s residents at the Maison Long Hai, which has live cooking theatres where chefs prepare international cuisine alongside Asian entrees.
All this eating and relaxation is sure to work up a thirst, so head over to Oceanami’s two elevated bars, the Sangria Lounge and the Sky Bar.
The first is a club perched above the resort so visitors get a panoramic view as they enjoy their cocktail. The club offers a drinks made to order for those of age and an adjacent kids pool for those unable to partake. All ages are welcome inside the hedge maze next to the Sangria Lounge.
The Sky Bar is a little party sitting high above Long Hai. Watch the sunset, get an experiential enhancement from the in-house mixologists and watch the day turn into night as live musicians and DJs play away the dusk.
The Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, where the resort is located, regularly hosts special events like the yearly International Kite Festival in Vung Tau and Long Hai’s Dinh Co festival, a religious and cultural festival showcasing traditional customs, games and entertainments from the region.
Oceanami also staffs facilitators for corporate groups to play their way to togetherness, or if you just want someone to organise a beach sport contest for you and a group of friends.
The resort also has an event staff ready to plan and execute weddings and other events at the beachfront venue. Picturing an intimate beachfront mixer with friends or a sumptuous ballroom affair to mark a special occasion? Oceanami can accommodate these and many more events.
Come for the ocean, but leave with a lasting memory
Just a 2 hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City, Sanctuary is a 5 star residential resort community that has been built on 10 hectares along the coast offering a variety of accommodation choices.
Guests are able to choose between 28 residences and 44 villas – all are accompanied with a private pool, three to four bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and Barbeque station. This, together with idealistic space, is what makes Sanctuary the perfect location for any event – family gatherings, wedding celebrations or business functions.
All our villa's have their own private pool and garden, allowing you to have the privacy to enjoy a wonderful vacation with friends and family.
Our accommodation varies in sizes and ranges from 430m2 to 1000m2 and can accommodate between 06 and 11 people depending on your preferences and group size.
Food & Drink
At Sanctuary we offer various options to enjoy meal times – having a fully equipped kitchen & barbeque means you are able to cook for yourself or we offer the culinary skills of our in house chef to come down to your villa and cook up a feast for your group. This is always a popular option and booking is essential.
Sanctuary has its very own restaurant on the property – Sandals Restaurant. They offer an extensive a la carte menu as well as various buffet options. The restaurant is open daily from 7:00am to 10:00pm and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is also a fully serviced bar that is open 7 days a week.
Once you have enjoyed relaxing by the pool or on the beach, Sanctuary offers other activities for you to enjoy. The resort features a tennis court, basketball court, playground and a volleyball court on the beach front.
At Sanctuary we offer tailored event services and planning. From weddings and anniversaries to conferences and corporate breakaways, there is no event too big or occasion too small.
Ho Tram and its surrounding area provide you with different options to explore:
- The internationally acclaimed golf course “The Bluffs” is 4km away.
- Long Phuoc Tunnels is 30km away and provides a glimpse of the past history in the area.
- Landscape Fairy Stream is 35km away and is a wonderful spot for a picnic or swim in the stream.
- Minh Dam Base is about 30 minutes away and was a historic army base.
- Thien Thai Temple & Dinh Co Temple is 25km away and is a major religious site for Buddhists and Non-Buddhists alike.
For a truly special dinner, take advantage of Sanctuary’s in-villa personal chef. You can enjoy a seafood dinner made especially for you and your family!