At the breezy lobby of the Avani Quy Nhon (pronounced kwee-nyon), check-in is accompanied by a head-and-shoulder massage. It’s a little preview of things to come at the AvaniSpa, where wellness treatments take place within a shaded tropical grove overlooking the South China Sea.
In three tiered layers, all rooms at the resort face the sea from an elevated angle, revealing waters that twinkle at night with lobster pods and greet the sun every morning. Space is generous, with shades of purple and orange, as well as exposed brick walls, to add character. It’s a design choice that aims to cheer instead of being quietly minimalist, and it succeeds.
Past the enticing blue of the swimming pool, just behind the restaurant Tre (which serves a delicate balance of Vietnamese and international dishes) is a picturesque rocky outcrop – the best place to appreciate the sweeping curve of the beach. At sunset, the mood here smoulders with romance – which is why the resort seats honeymooning couples here for private dinners.