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At a glance

  • You'll love

    Private beach setting

    Fragrant fusion food

    Serene Six Senses Spa

  • Kids will love

    Vietnam's marine life

    Creative kids’ club

    Beach camping

  • Don’t expect

    An on-site crèche


    Kids' club for under-4s


Evason Ana Mandara is a spectacularly scenic spot for a family holiday in beloved Vietnamese beach-break hub Nha Trang. Here family-sized villas sit by the coast, the kids' club is free (for under-4s), restaurants serve fusion fare with finesse and there are plenty of aquatic activities for kids – from wave-bumping on Hobie Cats to deep-sea diving. Parents are pampered too, with tropical treatments in palm-plumed Six Senses Spa pagodas, champagne-infused beach picnics and serene sunbathing spots.

Smith Extra

Here's what you get for booking Evason Ana Mandara with us:

One 30-minute hand/foot or facial massage for two, a Design your Cookie Class for the kids and an upgrade (subject to availability) on arrival


Every property featured in the Smith & Family collection – including Evason Ana Mandara – has been selected and approved by parents.


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Need To Know


74, including four suites and eight interconnecting rooms.


12 noon, but late check-out is available until 6pm for half the room rate. Earliest check-in, 2pm.


Double rooms from £187.67 ($230), including tax at 15.5 per cent.

More details

Rates include a Continental breakfast buffet. Children Baby cots for under-3s (free) and extra beds for under-11s (US$35 a night) can be added to all room types.


Common areas are wheelchair- and pushchair-accessible (however, there are no disabled-access rooms); staff are on hand to help if needed. All guests are given a ‘map in a bottle’ on arrival to seek out the resort’s hidden treasures: be sure to grab one for each of your wee wanderers.

At the hotel

Six Senses Spa, private beach with a watersports centre, swimming pools, restaurants, bars, activities centre, kids’ club, fitness centre, tennis court, PADI diving centre, library, CD/DVD library, laundry, free WiFi throughout.

In your room

Flatscreen TV, DVD/CD player, iPod dock, minibar, free bottled water, bathrobes, slippers, free WiFi.

Our favourite rooms

All villas are bright and spacious, with large tropical-tableau-facing windows and touches of Vietnamese va va voom: gauze-swathed four-poster beds, pagoda-shaded porches and open-air sunken bath tubs (alongside an indoor bath tub and shower). Garden View Rooms connect with Deluxe Sea View Rooms, to form a large family-friendly space, sleeping six adults with space for two more in extra beds. Both room types have a bath tub and rain shower and plenty of outdoor space. The ultra-luxe Ana Mandara Suite has a private walled garden (perfect for wayward wee ones) and plenty of space to play in.


The two unheated infinity-edged outdoor pools resemble turquoise-hued ocean inlets. There’s a shallow end for babies to play in and the lifeguard keeps a cautious eye on proceedings from 8am to 8pm; however, any watchful parents can perch on a bright white sunlounger by the side. There’s also a Jacuzzi pool, which is also supervised.


The five treatment rooms in the Six Senses Spa are palm-frond flanked, thatched open-plan pagodas where sea breezes and the scent of heliconias drift through. Alongside yoga and t’ai chi classes there’s a wide range of traditional Thai, Indian and Vietnamese treatments, using lotions and potions crafted with local flowers and herbs. Choose to indulge or internally cleanse with a menu of massages, body wraps, body scrubs, facials, couples’ treatments, manicures and pedicures, reiki, acupuncture, hot-stone therapy, meditation, and classes for children and adults. Accompanied over-12s are allowed in the spa (female therapists are allocated for 12–15 year olds’ treatments).


Board games can be borrowed from the library for some quality family time in-villa.

Book ahead

Babysitting (outside kids' club hours) must be booked at least a week in advance.


The hotel takes eco concerns to heart, serving up organic, locally sourced food where possible, recycling and offering free bicycles for touring. It also tries to employ local staff and runs charity schemes to benefit the community.

Food and drink

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The Pavilion restaurant has veranda and beach seating for sun seekers, where guests tuck into creative, internationally-influenced concoctions with a distinctly Vietnamese twist, including crab with charcoal-smoked tomato foam or vanilla scallops with green tea; unique sharing platters with ostrich bourguignon or galangal and basil-infused chicken, and fresh and flavourful lobsters and steaks also feature. The Ana Beach House restaurant serves Mediterranean dishes and artfully arranged seafood platters.

Family fare

Both eateries are kindly to kids: under-6s eat for free at the hotel and children aged 6–12 eat half price. The Ana Beach House restaurant is better suited, with a home-comfort-filled menu of pizza, burgers, home-made ice cream and a more laid-back ambience. A kids’ menu for under-11s is served in both restaurants, filled with healthy mini morsels of Vietnamese fare, including prawns with green mango, seafood stir fry with coconut and pork spring rolls. A breakfast buffet is served in the Pavilion restaurant and baby food, purées and child-friendly snacks can be bought on site; highchairs, bottles, bibs and child-sized cutlery are available on request.

Hotel Bar

The lobby bar is an easygoing drinking den where children are welcome, with a range of juices, smoothies, milkshakes and lassis on the menu and a quirky selection of sun-down cocktails, including candy-apple martinis and the mango-infused coriander Collins.

Last orders

The Pavilion restaurant is open 6am–10am for breakfast and 6pm–10:30pm for dinner; Ana Beach House is open 11:30am–10:30pm. The Lobby Bar is open 7am to late and the Pool Bar from 8:30am until the last guest leaves.

Smith Insider

  • Top table

    For some truly special child-free time, feast on a floating platform or settle on the beach for a sunset picnic. If dining en famille, grab a terrace table so squirmy little ones can sprint to the beach in between courses.

  • Room service

    A menu of salads, soups, spring rolls, light bites, burgers, paninis, stir fries, pasta, ice cream and sorbets is served from 6:30am–10:30pm; a sumptuous smaller menu is served after hours.


    The hotel also offers a range of special family meals: a four-course Vietnamese feast, a languid beach barbecue watching fisherman’s boats breeze by or a table set up at the end of the jetty for a five-course meal.


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Parent approved

Every property featured in the Smith & Family collection – including Evason Ana Mandara – has been selected and approved by parents.

Kids Club

The kids’club, Just Kids, has free activities for over-4s, seven days a week, from 9am to 12 noon and 2pm to 5pm. The club is light, bright, primary-hued and toy-strewn, with a fenced-in outdoor play area. Kids are encouraged to get creative with statue painting, arts and crafts, making sand pictures, eggshell-mosaic crafting, finger-painting, cooking classes, popcorn making and Lego, and mini Smiths can mingle while playing memory games, puzzles and beach football. Babysitting for under-4s in the club is available for US$12 an hour.


Over-4s can be lovingly looked after for free in the Just Kids club from 9am to 12 noon and 2pm to 5pm. After 5pm, in-room babysitting is charged at US$12 an hour and can be booked with as little as a day’s notice, but it’s recommended to book at least a week before arrival.


Not offered at the resort. The hotel’s villas are set along the coast in a village-style, a short stroll from restaurants and activities, making baby monitors unreliable.

Other Services

If you’re vexed by visas, the hotel can help you acquire them for the family before arrival.

What's there already?

For babies

• Highchairs • Bottles • Bibs • Travel cot • Cot bedlinen • Black-out blinds • Changing mat • Baby bath • Bath thermometer • Baby carrier • Sun tents • Jumparoo • Sand pit • Crayons • Board books

For toddlers

• Highchairs • Cutlery • Cot beds • Cot bedlinen • Potties • Changing mat • Socket covers • Sun tents • Swimming aids • Sandpit • Bicycles with training wheels • Bike helmets • Crayons/pens • Craft materials • U-rated DVDs

For older children

• Car booster seats • DVD library • Bikes to borrow • Board games • Craft materials • Lego • Ping-pong table


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Things to do

You’ll want to spend most of your time padding about on the coast-hugging ribbon of white sand that is the hotel’s private beach. Parasol-shaded sunloungers line the sands and the waters are calm, crystal clear and safe for confident swimmers. The watersports centre, on-site PADI diving school and a three-day sailing course ensure top-notch aquatic adventuring for all ages. Once you’ve washed up ashore, take a dip in one of the lifeguard-surveyed swimming pools with your kids or enjoy the less child-crowded Jacuzzi, up your game on the tennis court, seek out the sublime spa or boost your adrenaline in the gym. The free kids’ club also has a packed activity programme, allowing parents time to sneak off and sunbathe.

Hotel activities

Sporty Smiths will enjoy letting off steam on the beach with volleyball or football; however, in this beach-blessed resort, it’s all about getting your feet wet: kayaking, speeding about on a Hobie Cat, parasailing, fishing and splashing about in the supervised on-site pools or in the aquamarine waters of Nha Trang Bay. Alternatively, children aged 8–10 can get acquainted with the Bay’s submerged menagerie by strapping on a snorkel, or try the on-site PADI Dive Centre’s Bubble Maker programme in the swimming pool. Back on land, it’s free to hire bikes (with helmets), play table tennis or acquire racquets for the tennis court (reception can organise a coach on request) for both adults and kids. The spa offers a refuge for teens and parents who have left their child to be coddled in the kids’ club. As the sun sets on an action-packed day, let your little one spend a night under the stars; the hotel can set up a camp on the beach – just outside your villa – with tents, campfire stories and s'mores to snack on.

And there's more…

Sunloungers and parasols on the beach are free to use, so your little ones can stay shaded.

Local Guide

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Smith tip

Nha Hang Yen's Restaurant (+84 (0)933 766 205) has cheery yellow, pink and red decor and serves lauded local fare including caramelised meat and fish served in clay pots, fragrant curries and fruit shakes.

Don't miss…

ABC Bakery, on Ly Thanh Ton in Nha Trang, has very reasonable bite-size sweet and sour delicacies to try by the handful. They also do excellent baguettes, egg tarts and cakes.

Evason Ana Mandara is nestled into Nha Trang’s coastline – a coveted stretch of sand, running the length of the bay and sheltered from the Xe Om motorbike-frequented roads by a curve of tropical foliage. Gentle waters and secluded sands make it delightfully family friendly too (red flags are raised when the water’s choppy), and there’s plenty to do by shore and sea. Have buckets and spades at the ready for some beatific beach time; the resort caters well for swim-confident kids, Smith juniors can zip over the waves on a Hobie Cat (sailing lessons are offered for free) and the crystalline waters make snorkelling in nearby Mun Island an underwater theatre where frogfish, moray eels and dragonettes mill about with the occasional turtle or manta ray (the hotel arranges the 20-minute boat ride). Snorkelling trips from 9am to 12 noon are suitable for strong swimmers aged 6–12 (VND825,000 a trip). Once your little ones have their sea legs, gather your brood for a sea-faring full or half-day voyage across the Vietnamese Sea on the resort’s Trimaran boat – including a two-man crew, lifejackets and the option to pack a picnic. The hotel also has a fleet of traditional wooden boats. For more engaging underwater encounters, the hotel’s PADI centre has a Bubble Maker Programme for 8–10 year olds (and classes for adults) and a range of packages for open-water dives. Over-8s can also partake in a dual paraglide, go white-water rafting or take a more tranquil fishing trip. The hotel also has frequent shuttle trips to the Nha Trang Institute of Oceanography (+84 (0)583 590 037) – where Finding Nemo fans can meet some native clownfish, and scorpions, star fish, leopard sharks, sting rays and green turtles (VND458,000 for two children; VND390,000 for four). Lotus-shaped Dam Market (+84 (0)583 822 560) is a 10-minute drive north of the resort and Xom Moi Market a 10-minute drive inland to Ngo Gia Tu Street. These cacophonous crowded spaces can be overwhelming for wee ones, but with stalls selling a kaleidoscopic selection of trinkets, pungent fruits and vegetables, heady twist-topped bags of spices and dramatically different delicacies – spiky bouquets of dried pufferfish, mini-monster crabs and buckets full of bobbing sea snails – it’s an unforgettable experience. Some food offerings may be a little outré for your offspring; seek out vegetarian com chay dishes, sticky rice balls and delectable dumplings for lunchtime snacks. Engage little ones with the local culture by taking a hotel-arranged trip to a countryside village, to weave nón lá conical hats and learn how to cook sticky banana-leaf wrapped Banh Tet or Banh Xeo pancakes.

The Sailing Club (+84 (0)583 524 628), a 10-minute walk north of the hotel, has cherry-picked chefs from across the globe, creating a cache of eateries catering to all tastes: Ganesh serves neon-hued sublimely spiced Tandoori, Mughal and Bengali dishes; Sen serves locally caught fresh seafood, and both restaurants welcome children. Sandals serves delicately flavoured dishes, including tuna sashimi with ginger and garlic; children can dine here but it’s best to book a table here on a babysitter-aided night, due to a mondaine menu and adult atmosphere. Be sure to stop for a nightcap at the Last Stop bar, an unpretentious and inexpensive gathering place for dreadlocked backpackers, locals and resort defectors alike (it’s handily placed within stumbling distance of Evason Ana Mandara). The less-formal Louisiana Brewhouse (+84 (0)583 812 948) is a good choice for family meals; it’s a 10-minute walk away, and fabulously fresh lobster, burgers and bite-size child-pleasing spring rolls and dumplings are served shore-side. Parents can take a sneaky punt at some of the freshly brewed beers; there's also a pool, so pack swim gear. Cuon Cuon Rolls & Barbecue Restaurant (+84 (0)946 350 427) serves small plates of delicately flavoured dumplings and spring rolls, home-made cheesecake and pancakes and a few western options for fussy eaters in a cosy space with bamboo banquettes; the friendly and efficient staff speak English.

A 40-minute cable-car ride away, on Hon Tre Island is Vinpearl Land (+84 (0)583 590 611) – a park where whorling waterslides, vertiginous drops and ‘haunted’ caves provide an aquatic adrenaline rush. Less full-tilt fun can be found in the cartoon-character-festooned childrens’ pool play area, the indoor game zone, the 4D cinema (where special effects make kids feel like they’re in the film), the gardens and the karaoke room. Children must be at least a metre tall to use the park rides and there are toilets, restaurants and changing facilities on site – all you’ll need for a day trip there.

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Evason Ana Mandara
Tran Phu Blvd, Beachside, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa, 57000
Hotel setting

Private beach paradise

Getting There

Evason Ana Mandara is the only resort on Nha Trang’s spectacular beachfront, fringed by rows of swaying palms. It’s just a 20-minute walk (or 10-minute taxi ride) from the city’s restaurants and bars, and it can easily be reached from the rest of Vietnam.


Fly into Cam Ranh International Airport (, about 45km south of the resort (a 40-minute drive). Transatlantic flights arrive via Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport or Ho Chi Minh City Airport. Flights across the Pacific connect to Ho Chi Minh City from Kuala Lumpur International Airport then fly to Nha Trang. Local taxis charge around US$10 to reach the hotel from the airport.


The Reunification Express (run by Vietnam Rail; stops at Nha Trang, and nightly sleeper berths are available from southern Ho Chi Minh City, central Danang and northern capital Hanoi – with pillows and blankets provided, and a wash basin on board. Arrange a local taxi from the train station in downtown Nha Trang for the three-kilometre ride to the resort.


Nha Trang is a long way by road unless you’re driving from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City for the full Vietnam experience. Those coming overland are wiser to travel by train, but if you have the cojones to man a car with the kids in tow, parking is free at the hotel; there are no car-hire kiosks at the airport, but you’ll find several in the city centre.

Parent travel tip

Vietnam Airlines offer healthy in-flight mini meals and bassinets for babes. Fly to Cam Ranh International Airport with Air France and they’ll supply bassinets or booster seats, cookies and baby food, soft toys, colouring books and games – alongside music channels, cartoons and U-rated films – to ease any tot travel tedium. They’ll also stash a foldable buggy and car seat in the hold for free.


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Smith & Family  Parent Panel reviews

Every property featured in the Smith & Family collection – including Evason Ana Mandara – has been selected and approved by parents.

Nursing a cone of home-made green-tea ice cream and dipping a sand-dusted toe in tranquil turquoise waters is as active as you have to get at Evason Ana Mandara. This is the only resort on Nha Trang’s captivating curve of white-sand coast, and its 74 family-sized villas – flanked by palm trees, with a mountain backdrop – are just a few barefoot steps from the beach. Secluded, yet sociable, here, tweens and teens can mingle while playing beach volleyball or football, and heart-pounding offshore pursuits include Hobie Cat sailing, kayaking, snorkelling, parasailing and scuba diving. The kids’ club encourages children to bond over cookery classes, ocean-themed arts and crafts and safe sea adventuring; it’s free from 9am to 12 noon and 2pm to 5pm (for over-4s), so parents can play too. Newfound free time can be spent in a soothed state under one of the holistic spa’s thatched pavilions, playing a leisurely match of tennis or taking a romance-rekindling champagne-infused picnic on nearby Dam Tre Island’s beach. After a fun-filled day let your little ones sleep on the sands: staff can arrange tents, campfires and s’mores to give them an unforgettable star-spangled night.

Nearby Nha Trang, which is smaller and more serene than Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, moves at a family-friendly pace. The hotel is happy to ferry guests from the beach to the buzzy town centre for sizzling and spiced street food, madcap markets and lunches with locals, before heading back for a pacific palate cleanser: slipping onto a parasol-shaded sunlounger while watching your little ones leave trails of itty bitty footprints in the sand.

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