Designed by Bangkok-based starchitect Bill Bensley, International Danang Sun Peninsula Resort is proclaimed “The King of Exotic Luxury Resort” by Time Magazine’s The Design 100 hotlist. Nestled in the hills of the Son Tra Peninsula reserve and overlooking the crescent of Bai Bac Bay, this stunning 200 room resort features four distinct levels – Heaven, Sky, Earth and Sea, built in a terraced fashion against the hillside and leasing down to a private 700m white sand beach.
The resort all-day dining venue, Citron offers traditional Vietnamese fare helmed by one of the country’s best chefs, Chef Anh Tuyet. Guests can indulge in some popular local treats such as the sticky-sweet braised pork belly in coconut water and the southern vietnamese favourite fried chicken with Phu Quoc fish sauce.
Vietnamese cuisine is known for its liberal use of herbs, and at the resort’s Barefoot beachside restaurant, they have their own organic herb garden where you can find fresh herbs and leafy greens include mint and spinach are grown alongside aromatics such as lemongrass. The Barefoot is an ideal spot for beachside barbecue dinner or a romantic barefoot dinner for couple. One of Barefoot’s signatures is seafood platter which came with grilled fish and shellfish including lobster and oysters and glazed with a scrumptious sauce made with oyster sauce, peanuts, spring onions and shallots.
The resort’s L_o_n_g Baris a must-visit for those cocktail lovers. Guests can layback on daybeds that line the bar on the beachfront and chill with local-inspired cocktails include Journey through Vietnam in Glass, creative cocktails that pair liqueurs with Vietnamese ingredients and punchy Monkey Cocktail Collection served in cheeky custom-made monkey mugs.
For those who fancy about French fare, the resort’s La Maison 1888 helmed by three-star Michelin chef, Pierre Gagnaire is the perfect choice. The restaurant is one of the top gastronomic venues in Vietnam for fine french dining.
The InterContinental Sun Peninsula Danang is certainly a luxurious hideaway that offers the best amenities amidst a stunning setting where guests can satisfy their taste buds with the resort’s offering of tropical bliss.
Source: travel3sixty magazine