The city with the right recipe to keep you interested: beach, mountain, city and proximity to other great destinations
Off to the lush hillside of Monkey Mountain and 700 metres of private beach.
We holed up in the beautiful resort of the InterContinental Sun Peninsula Resort for three days out of the four we were in Da Nang. It was a great decision as far as I am concerned. There was something about the resort’s way of storytelling that got me wanting to explore it to the fullest.
The resort managed to be mystic and lighthearted at the same time. Architect Bill Bensley, the mastermind behind some of the most expressive and creative luxury hotels in South East Asia, created temple-inspired retreats split by four levels: Heaven, Sky, Earth and Sea. A beautiful funicular overlooking the ocean connects the levels.
Details along the way within this sophisticated Bensley creation fill in tid bits of the story. The playful monkey statues remind guests of their special neighbours. The resort is after all set in Monkey Mountain. Well trimmed gardens and seemingly untamed forests maintain the natural connection between the resort and the primeval forest.
I can go on and on but you just have to see this for yourself.
Top tip: don’t miss the manager’s drinks at the Intercon every Thursday
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