Da Nang

So it turns out that it doesn't take long to get used to a life of leisure, complete with daily massages and spa treatments.  Stu, who normally flinches at the idea of spa time, got quite comfortable with getting massages and facials everyday at the all inclusive spa resort Fusion Maia, Da Nang. I, of course, had no trouble revelling in this unaccustomed bit of pampering - massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, hair therapy, flower bath - I tried it all. We were simply spoilt rotten at the resort, it's no wonder we both got somewhat teary-eyed when we left.
private pool and courtyard garden
pool villa
Fusion Maia, Da Nang
This would be our last holiday for months so I really wanted it to be amazing. And IT WAS. We stayed in a pool villa, which was private and spacious, complete with our own pool and garden courtyard. We lounged around the pool for hours and enjoyed lazy sleep ins before indulging in the all day anytime breakfast (no morning peak hour breakfast rush!).
breakfast!
Even though we didn't want our holiday to be too activity packed, we did however managed to fit in  trips to the nearby old town of Hoi An, some time for walks on the beach (Fusion Maia is afterall a beach resort), as well as a day trip to the Marble Mountains.
Son Tra Beach, Da Nang



As the name implies, the mountains are marble and limestone formations, laced with caves in which the locals sought refuge during the Vietnam war. Hiking up the mountains, I kept thinking to myself that these are the same steps the Vietnamese had taken to run from enemies; these are the same cave walls that provided shelter during the war. It was a beautiful place to explore, and a great way to understand a little bit more about the history of this country.


Marble Mountains
Have you been to Da Nang? Would you?

45 Responses to Da Nang

Ms George said...

I've never been. It looks amazing. Your own private pool you lucky duck! I love getting out and seeing things while traveling. Those statues are incredible. Must have been awe-inspiring close up.

selina said...

Oh man jealous doesn't even begin to describe my feelings. especially since my home is sitting under a layer of snow!

Alice said...

That looks like heaven!

Sam said...

This place is heavenly, I would to visit a serene venue like this, your pictures are beautiful!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I would totally love to book a ticket to Da Nang right now after reading this post Trishie!

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Pamela RG said...

Definitely heaven and lots of pampering in this resort. I would enjoy to stay there.

Angela said...

Wow, so pretty! I have never been to a spa, but I bet I'd like it after seeing these pictures: )

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Chai Chen said...

Ohhh such a relaxing place Trishie! I wanna dive in there now haha! :)


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sascedar said...

it looks just divine :)sarah

Jane said...

This looks like the most wonderful vacation! I am envying this at the very moment. It's sooo freezing where I am!

Michelle said...

Look at the pretty lanterns! That place looks amazing what a treat :)
Im pretty sure men just have to act like they dont like massages and a bit of pampering but deep down they like it just as much as we do!

christina said...

so very pretty!!!

cquek said...

A wonderful getaway!

K.Lee said...

How amazing...Ive never ever had a vacation so luxurious. Green eyed monster here...hee. Enjoy!

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Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

WOW! This hotel looks incredible, and Da Nang looks amazing from the pics. Added to the travel wishlist, thanks for the inspiration!

little t said...

I really don't know what to do with all this jealousy! Its looks so beautiful... and I am so badly in need of a massage, just one... but every day? You must feel amazing!

Gina Norman said...

looks like it was simply maaaavelous!

oomph. said...

Love the pool villa!! I have never been...and honestly? I'd be happy to go anywhere at this point, lol!

tinajo said...

Wow - I´d SO need something like this right now! :-)

caise said...

this place looks amazing! I am glad you both had a great time

Anouka said...

Fascinating photos! So beautiful and peaceful.

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Janna said...

It looks like a perfect place. I love that picture in four parts. That's pretty amazing! x

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Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

This is paradise! Amazing R&R, well pampered in this heavenly place.

Sam said...

Thanks for stopping by today :)

Marsa said...

looks so tropical and amazing! take me with you!! im stuck in this cold 5 degree weather haha

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Sarah Jane said...

What an interesting place to visit! I am loving all your holiday posts, xx

Gillian said...

Amazing! Never been but your pictures are wonderful, what a luxurious place!

Gillian x

Kri said...

An amazingly relaxing place for a vacay!

JoaNNa said...

Never been there but after reading this post I so wanna go there! That place looks beautiful!

Victoria said...

Wow! I never knew anything like this exsisted there! Spa days are so amazing, and that place definitely looks serene. I'm glad you got to enjoy a relaxing day, Trishie!

honey my heart said...

what a wonderful resort! i would really like to soak up some relaxation there.

rooth said...

You sure did vacation RIGHT - that looks heavenly

Juanita said...

I imagine you must have brought along some books to read by the pool also.

josephinechoo said...

Beautiful place!! I'm so jealous now...

MaysaAndSunshine said...

This looks like a tropical paradise! The pictures only make me want to escape from a winter here in the US. Love the lush green garden and a private pool villa. It very much reminds me of a pool villa i stayed in Phuket Thailand last year. I miss my home!

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Diva In Me said...

This look like a place I can accustom to. Especially with the key words like resort, spa and pampering. LOL!
Yes, I will visit Hoi An and Da Nang probably this year as me and a few friends were talking about it. Thanks for showing this wonderful pictures as an introduction to Da Nang =)

Chloe Moon said...

WOW...I need to say that again...WOW...Just beautiful!!! Absolutely beautiful!

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Debie Grace said...

What an awesome holidays it was for you two. From a reader's POV, it looks so heavenly!

miss b said...

This is a very stylish hotel and I too like to enjoy spa treatments. The lights in the breakfast area are so pretty. Vietnam is already on my must-visit list and your photos make me even more keen to visit! Definitely my kind of place.
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Mimi said...

wow, it's such a beautiful place! looks really relaxing! :D

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Anita said...

the private pool looks amazing <3
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Not Just A Pretty Dress said...

This place looks like a paradise: gergeous and relaxing...I love some pampering time!

aliceinbo said...

I would love to visit that places!
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Stephanie G said...

beautiful travel pics.. sigh you make me miss travelling around asia, apart from good food and great people i think it's so much cheaper as well.. australia can be so expensive some times ;)

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Sarah S. said...

Love all of the pictures! The pool suite you stayed in looks AMAZING!