Checking into Allezboo at Mui Ne is easy. But you might be reluctant to check out.
The beachside swimming pool and restaurant at Allezboo Beach Resort & Spa in Mui Ne
You can see Allezboo Beach Resort & Spa from a distance as your motorbike curls around the last sand dune-flanked turns leading out of Phan Thiet Town and into the Mui Ne Cape in the central coastal province of Binh Thuan.
The coconut gardens and white buildings with thatched roves catch your eye. It's a blend of new and old, Western and Vietnamese, all set against a blue ocean backdrop, with powdery white sand in the foreground.
Once inside the resort, the large swimming pool looks out onto a private beach and a well-kept beautiful tropical garden. To be honest, all I needed I had right there, and I spent my time on the beach and by the pool with the other tourists I was too lazy, comfortable and happy to leave the place and visit the sand dunes and other tourist attractions Mui Ne had to offer. I didn't see any reason to leave the resort.
The resort's beach-front pool and hot tub is set amongst Bali-style villas on the beach overlooking the ocean. The best rooms had outdoor showers, private hot tubs with sea views, private mini swimming pools, and gardens. The best suites had French colonial style bathtubs and balconies.
I ate very well at Allezboo's Spicy Lobster Restaurant: fresh sea food, Vietnamese cuisine, western dishes and Thai food.
Located on the second floor, the restaurant offers a splendid panorama of Mui Ne's crescent moon-shaped bay. If it's romance you're after, do not forget to book a table at the large balcony under the shade of the large trees on the second floor.
RESORT & SPA
8 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Phan Thiet Town,
Binh Thuan Province
Tel: (062) 374 3777
I also enjoyed relaxing with a massage at the Lotus Spa in a traditional Vietnamese house amid a quiet tropical garden.
The spa also sells local beauty and spa products made from the coconuts and aloe-vera plants of Mui Ne.
Until October 31, Allezboo's Honeymoon Package offers three days and two nights of accommodation in a beach villa, a body massage, a private set dinner in the villa, a 20 percent discount on every spa service, free use of the steam bath, welcome fresh fruits and one bottle of champagne upon arrival. It also includes a special room decoration for the honeymooners, and a special secret gift. This package is priced at US$419 per person.
Also until October 31, the Golf Package is another three-day-two-night package that offers a garden view deluxe room, one round of 18 hole-golf, a two-way transfer from the resort to Sealinks Golf course, one dinner, a 20 percent discount on all spa services, a daily international buffet, and welcome fruit in the room upon arrival. This package is $163 per person and based on a twin-sharing room.
Last but not least, the discovery package offers three days and two nights in a garden deluxe room with a jeep tour to the Mui Ne sand dunes, one jeep tour to the Cham Towers at sunset, one foot massage, a 20 percent discount on every spa service used, free use of the steam bath, fruit in the room upon arrival, and a daily international buffet breakfast. The discovery package is priced at $120 based on twin-sharing.