Alma Resort, a 196-pavilion and 384-suite resort that commands 74 acres of beachfront, 14 sublime food and beverage outlets and a cascade of 12 beachfront swimming pools, will open in Vietnam’s new ‘it’ destination on 31 May.
Bold, spacious and emblematic of Vietnam’s maturation as a destination, the independently owned and operated luxury resort is breaking new ground in Cam Ranh, a peninsula on Vietnam’s south-central coast that first found fame as Southeast Asia’s greatest deep-water harbour and is now rising as an upscale alternative to nearby Nha Trang.
The property has unveiled an awe-inspiring host of world-class facilities, such as an eclectic selection of restaurants helmed by leading chefs, a food court with an array of local and international cuisine, a classical bar, pool bar and beach bar, and mini supermarket. Other drawing cards include a science museum, waterpark, 13-treatment room spa, art gallery, cinema, convention centre, amphitheatre, youth centre with virtual reality games, kid’s club, water sports centre, gymnasium and yoga room and an 18-hole putting green.
After opening in December 2019 for the Vietnamese market, the resort’s opening to the international market was delayed due to the onset of COVID-19 and Vietnam closing its borders to international arrivals. Vietnam opened up domestic air routes on April 16 and is looking forward to a resumption of arrivals from abroad possibly from July.
“With a broad spectrum of inspiring things to see and do, this ambitious resort is emblematic of what Vietnam is just now becoming — a destination not merely for travellers but for people on holiday,” said Herbert Laubichler-Pichler, GM of the hotel.