Whilst I am not one for endless Spa treatments, I had heard only good things about the Fusion Mia Resort in Da Nang, on the Mid Coast of Vietnam – so it was time to see what all the fuss was all about.
After 2 days in Hong Kong we took a direct flight to Da Nang International Airport which is only an hour and a half’s flying time.A short taxi journey from the airport through Da Nang itself, and you soon realise that whilst there are still plenty of Motor Bikes like every other Vietnamese Town or City, they don’t out number the cars. Da Nang is modern and very well organised with its grid system so it seems less chaotic then other cities.
When you arrive at the Fusion Mia despite it not being too chaotic in the streets all is forgotten. A tree lined driveway, with the distinct smell of frangipani everywhere – you know you have arrived!
A zen like reception and the ‘sound of smiles’ everywhere – don’t ask me what that was but it describes every member of staff within the resort. A total genuine smile and welcome from them all.
The resort itself is total peace and tranquility – a HUGE spa area which offers 2 Spa Treatments as part of the package along with a genius breakfast any time anywhere option (more on the breakfasts later in this blog. 2 Pools – one in the spa area and an infinity pool right by the beach. 2 restaurants and a gym.
We were shown to our room – each room has its own lounge area, bed and one of the biggest bathrooms I have seen with a sunken bath looking out onto your own private plunge pool in the garden flanked by really comfortable sun-beds, and a further outdoor lounge area.
The rooms suit couples and a couple of friends sharing too as the bathroom area, as much as it al open plan, there is also a facility to close off the bathroom with a curtain – so if you do look at the photographs and worry – then worry not!
I mentioned the Spa Treatments, I really thought i would hate them – but I am a complete convert now – I loved them. The staff are excellent and there is a wide variety of wellbeing treatments – i had my 2 hour slots every day! Treatments ranging from a pedicure to a bamboo roll, a hot stone massage and a lemongrass scrub! I am a new man!
The great thing about the Fusion Mia is that you can feel good all day and have the choice of healthy eating and juices or have a delicious burger and go through the cocktail list (Highly recommend the Gentleman’s Herb – a mix of Hendricks, Cointreau, soda, Coriander and Chile peppers. We did not have bad food in the Hotel (or out of it really) there are plenty of Local Dishes to choose from – all made with vegetables and herbs form the resorts’ own garden, or go for the International choices including pizzas and burgers etc.
I mentioned the any time any place breakfast – this is a great concept there is a choice of 12 dishes again local or international (Including Australian Steak and Eggs) and of course, Vietnamese Rolls and Poh (Noodle Soup like dish with meat and vegetables) along with an compliment of rolls, muesli and fruit. This can be served in either of the restaurants, in your room or on the beach – even in the Zen lobby if you wanted!
All in all – we loved this place – we were there with 2 other friends and enjoyed out time so much that we would return tomorrow in a heart beat – I am already looking at going back in August for a week.
A week in the Fusion Mia (with flights) can cost as low as £1640 pp – in a deluxe Pool Villa with Breakfast and 2 hours of treatments per day.
Alternatively, you can tie this is with a visit to Vietnam and a trip on the Mekong, or as we did a few nights in Hong Kong, or even tie it in with Cambodia or Singapore. there are many options to include this amazing haven on a beautiful coast.
For more information on how to get there – or how you can include this in an exciting trip to Asia, feel free to call me on 07990 018 018 or drop me an email firstname.lastname@example.org