The Anam Rings in Year of the Dragon at Cam Ranh and Mui Ne

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The Anam Group’s two beachfront resorts at Cam Ranh and Mui Ne will mark the most important time in the Vietnamese calendar, Tet, with a selection of exquisite dining, recreational, spa and entertainment experiences.

In the lead-up to Tet on Saturday, Feb. 10, The Anam Cam Ranh and The Anam Mui Ne will stage a ceremony on Feb. 2 to plant “Cay Neu”, a towering Lunar New Year bamboo pole to ward off evil spirits, followed by dragon dancing.

Overlooking one of Vietnam’s most impressive stretches of sand, Long Beach, The Anam Cam Ranh’s program from Feb. 8-14, 2024 is filled with festivities including:

  • Lang Viet Restaurant and Bar serving a special family Tet set menu with the likes of “Banh chung” glutinous rice cake, grilled beef in “la lot” leaves, and braised pork belly, to foster quality family time. Additional Tet dishes are also on offer.
  • The Indochine and Colonial restaurants offering traditional Tet items during breakfast.
  • Dragon dancing at the lawn and Indochine from 9am, a movie aired on the center lawn under Cam Ranh’s starry night sky from 6pm and a live Filipino band performing at The Beach Club from 7pm on Feb. 10.
  • On the second day of Tet, Sunday. Feb. 11, at the lobby, the traditional custom of calligraphy giving, with a calligraphy master writing lucky letters on red paper for guests from 10am-12pm. “To he” traditional glutinous rice toy figures will be on offer from 3-5pm, with a musician playing “Dan Tranh”, a wooden zither with strings, from 6-7pm.
  • Guests making Banh chung at Lang Viet from 10am-12pm on Feb. 12.
  • Lang Viet serving “Tet Cho Que” buffet – the name meaning Tet at a village market – with free-flow soft drink and local beer from 7-9.30pm. To be accompanied by live traditional instrumentalists and dancers. The buffet’s many stations include:

o   A ‘grilled and skewers’ station with, for example, grilled snakehead fish on sugar cane served with vegetables and rice paper;

o   A ‘steamed’ station with clams, prawns, snail and baby squid;

o   A ‘live’ station with Nha Trang fish noodle soup and Phu Yen chicken rice;

o   A ‘Vietnamese traditional cakes’ station with offerings ranging from “Thanh Tri” steamed thin rice pancakes to Vietnamese rice dumpling cakes.

o   ‘Sticky rice’, ‘Banh mi’, ‘Vietnamese cold cuts’ and desserts stations; and

o   ‘Show cooking’ stations include jellyfish with green mango salad, morning glory with snails station and deep fried spring rolls with greasyback prawns.

  • Kite flying at the center lawn from 3-5pm on. Feb 12, 13 and 14.
  • A BBQ buffet at the Beach Club on Feb. 13 from 6-9pm to a backdrop of live music by the Filipino band. A fire show will be staged on the center lawn from 8pm.
  • Tapas and cocktails at Saigon Bar throughout the program
  • An exclusive day lounge from 11am-3pm at Colonial for guests staying in high-end accommodations before afternoon tea is served between 3-5pm.

Following a hugely successful year since its January 11, 2023 debut, The Anam Mui Ne will host a program of Tet celebrations from Feb. 9-14, 2024 featuring:

  • Two daily Tet set menus each celebrating either Northern or Southern Vietnamese cuisine at Lang Viet Restaurant and Bar.
  • Daily spa workshops at The Anam Spa from 1-1.30pm focused on hand massage techniques,a soothing facial mask, making homemade body scrub, and releasing muscle tension in the neck and shoulders, on Feb. 9, 10, 11 and 12 respectively.
  • A Banh chung making workshop on Feb 9 from 3-5pm on the lawn area.
  • Breakfast with some traditional Tet items at Indochine from Feb 10-14.
  • Dragon dancing in the lobby from 9am, followed by a “Pho pizza” making workshop for kids at Indochine from 3-4pm on Feb 10.
  • A calligraphy master writing lucky letters at the lobby during the morning from Feb 10-12.
  • Lang Viet’s “Vietnamese Roast Night” buffet from 6-9.30pm on Feb. 10 with traditional music.
  • A paper lantern making workshop for kids on Feb 11 at the grass area and kids club. Indochine’s “Butcher’s Cut and Sea Catch BBQ Buffet” from 6-9pm comes with free-flow soft drink, beer, and wine, with a band performing. Highlights include whole roasted goat, baked snapper, porchetta and kebabs at the ‘carving’ station. In addition to ‘bread’, ‘sushi’, ‘appetizers and salads’, ‘soup’, ‘sauce and condiments’ and ‘desserts’ stations, a ‘hot dishes’ station offers plenty from Nasi goreng to braised lamb shoulder. The ‘barbecue’ station will brim with abalone, king clams, tiger prawns, local snails, squid, beef striploin, lamb rack, pork ribs, chicken wings and mixed vegetables.
  • Kite flying from 3pm on Feb 12, followed by an array of street food stations assembled on the grass area overlooking Mui Ne beach as part of a “Street Food Buffet” from 4-6.30pm. Beef, chicken and pork skewers, stir-fried corn with baby basket clams, “Banh xeo” crispy pancakes, bubble milk tea and plenty more will be on offer.
  • Tapas and cocktails served at the new Saigon Bar adjacent to Mui Ne beach.

About The Anam Group
After the auspicious debut of The Anam Cam Ranh in 2017, the independently owned and operated The Anam Group celebrated the grand opening of its second property, The Anam Mui Ne, in January 2023.

With “Indochine Charm” and “Modern Luxury” as its watchwords, the group blends colonial-era aesthetics and attentive Vietnamese service with modern comforts and convenience. “The Anam” today is a reference to another name, “An Nam”, which was the name of Central Vietnam during the French Indochina era.

The Anam Cam Ranh overlooks 300 metres of beachfront on Vietnam’s scenic Cam Ranh peninsula, which averages more than 300 sunny days per year. The luxurious five-star resort boasts 77 villas and 136 rooms and suites. The Anam Cam Ranh features a French-inspired fine dining restaurant, all-day dining restaurant, a Vietnamese restaurant and bar, a classical bar, a beach club, in-room dining, a 10 treatment-room spa, indoor and outdoor movie theatres, three capacious swimming pools, ballroom, conference rooms, recreation and fitness centre, a tennis court, yoga room and deck, kids club, putting green, gift shop and more.

Like its predecessor The Anam Cam Ranh, The Anam Mui Ne’s design is also an echo out of Vietnam’s Indochine era. Situated in southern Vietnam’s popular beach town Mui Ne, the 1.2 hectare beachfront resort affords spectacular ocean vistas and features 127 elegant rooms and suites, including seven 142sqm suites with private pools and a 122sqm presidential suite with an extra room for the bodyguards. Its dining landscape comprises an all-day dining restaurant and grill, beachside restaurant and bar, and lobby bar. A five-treatment room spa, two vast swimming pools, a ballroom, conference rooms, water sports center, fitness center, yoga room, kid’s club and gift shop are among the resort’s host of world-class facilities.


First published at – Global Travel News