October 17, 2013


It was one of my unplanned trips. All the while I thought I will be only visiting Ho Chi Minh. But once I arrived in the former capital of Vietnam my cousin told me that we will be leaving for Mui Ne. We took the night bus and after about five (5) hours we were already in Pandanus Resort


 The resort is set on 10 hectares lush tropical gardens.I can't think of a word to describe the resort. Well, maybe if there's such  a gorgeous resort then Pandanus is the one. But then its beyond gorgeous. It's like paradise. The gardens are very very charming. Flowers were in full bloom. It was actually very abundant that even the toilet have flowers on it.

beach front

One you enter the main lobby and reception area you will be welcome by the Cham band performing traditional Champa musics. The gift shop can also be found here. The scarves they sell are made by the Cham weavers right on the spot. Cham is  by the way the people of Champa, a Vietnamese culture prevalent in the sixteenth century. The resort's designed was patterned after   the Champa architectural style.
There was no room for boredom here. Everything that are needed to relax  are all in the resort. There's a tennis court, badminton court, fitness center,  football field , karaoke room and even kiddies corner for young guests. Worth trying is their massage therapies with the option of having it out door.
Not to be missed  is the captivating swimming pool that as if inviting you to take a dip. The pool is said to be the largest free-form swimming pool in the region. Of course the the white sand beach is equally beautiful. Its just too bad I wasn't able to bring my swimwear. Ouch! The negative side of spontaneous travel. But I didn't let that hamper my vacation, I contented myself laying and just relaxed on the reclining lounge chairs in the pool area and in the beach huts. It was refreshing!
Choices for accommodations are rooms, suites or bungalows.   I stayed in a double bed room. The bed was comfortable , clean linen and the wifi connection was good.  It also comes with complimentary buffet breakfast.
building for the rooms
the villas

the bungalow
Food was never a problem. Choices includes:
The Cafe Blue Lagoon  serves western and Vietnamese dishes all day. The daily  hall-length-spread -buffet breakfast is serve here.
The Waterfall Lounge features a full bar with snacks bar, it also have billiard tables. Catch a live jazz performer on some nights.
The Sun Terrace located just beside the pool and near the beach is for light snacks. Every night except Thursdays enjoy the live performance of  the in house Filipino band ,  Stardust band. On some nights they  serve buffet barbecue. By the way, they have Filipino Chef.
Staying in the resort is just like wandering in paradise. It was so relaxing and refreshing but it was made more even worthwhile with the accommodating staffs especially the guest relations manager, Ms. Rosslini Yamba.  When I first saw her I easily mistook her to be Russian but she is in fact a Filipino. She was kind enough to tour us around the resort and yes she became my friend.
the general manager with the Discovery Chanel guys
with the uber-friendly Ms. Rosslini

This is my entry to Pinoy Travel Blogger's Blog Carnival for the month of October , 2013 with the theme "My Favorite Room". The Carnival is hosted by Ms. Eileen Campos of  www.supertourists.com

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