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At a glance

  • You'll love

    The French restaurant

    Sandy private bay

    Delicious seafood

  • Kids will love


    Beach volleyball

    Great kids club

  • Don’t expect

    A crèche

    Walkable restaurants

    The place to yourselves


InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort has its own private bay, a nature reserve just steps away and a trio of ravishing restaurants. Little Smiths will love the watersports and Planet Trekkers kids club; for mum and dad, there’s a serene spa.


Smith Extra

Here's what you get for booking InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort with us:

Afternoon tea for two at Citron, plus free babysitting throughout your stay

Special offers

Exclusive rates, packages and special offers at InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort

Advance purchase offer: 10% off


‘Whoever said you can’t be all things to all people hasn’t stayed at InterContinental Danang, which woos guests of all ages and tastes with its sandy beach, wealth of watersports, monkey-filled forests, excellent kids club and Pierre Gagnaire restaurant.’

Smith & Family


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Need To Know


200, including 16 penthouses and two- and three-bedroom villas.


12 noon; earliest check-in, 2pm.


Double rooms from £336.32 ($437), including tax at 15.5 per cent.

More details

Rates usually include WiFi but exclude breakfast. Children Little Smiths stay free if they share mum and dad’s room: under-6s get free breakfast; children aged 6–12 get half-price breakfast. Over-12s can also share mum and dad’s bed for free, but their breakfast is full price. Cots (free) and an extra bed (US$58) can be added to all rooms except for the King Terrace Suite Ocean View and the villas. Smith members can take advantage of free babysitting throughout their stay.


At the hotel

Private beach, spa, pool, kids club, three restaurants, two bars, adults-only cooking school, sports centre with tennis courts, library, bicycles, free WiFi throughout.


In your room

TV, DVD player, iPod dock, minibar, Harnn bath products. If you want soft toys or milk left in your room, just let staff know in advance.


Our favourite rooms

Book a villa and you’ll be steps from the beach, restaurants, pool and bar. The one-bedroom villas can comfortably sleep up to two kids on the huge day bed set in an alcove (otherwise used as the TV den); villa 101 has direct access to the beach and suits little Smiths of all ages. Alternatively, opt for one of the two-bedroom villas, which have a king-size bed and two queen-size beds. The grand Two-Bedroom Royal Residence by the Sea , which has a private dining area set on stilts above the rocks. All villas come with 24-hour butler service.



The pool by the bar is adults-only, but there’s a family-friendly freeform pool close to the beach, surrounded by loungers and shady palm trees, and with a kids' pool attached. The hotel's sandy beach will have you horizontal in the blink of an eye. It’s a 700m-long stretch, utterly private, and set in a sheltered bay with tranquil, warm water. Towering palm trees provide shade. A lifeguard keeps watch over the main pool between 6am and 6pm (the beach isn’t supervised, though).


Pepped up with shots of turquoise, the adults-only Harnn Heritage Spa is a colourful, quiet sanctuary where able-knuckled masseuses dispense rubs and scrubs based on traditional Vietnamese medicine and healing. Try the Journey of Marble Mountains signature package, an 180-minute pampering session on a warm marble massage bed, with a herbal steam, charcoal body scrub, rice-bran oil massage and water lily facial.  


Architect Bill Bensley lived onsite for two years, and his commitment to the project shows in the playful design, tropical bedrooms and fruit-salad colour scheme. 

Food and drink

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No prizes for guessing what gave Citron its name: mango-yellow and lime-bright furnishings decorate this relaxed space. This family-friendly restaurant has a never-ending buffet area, show kitchens and a fun menu of western and Asian dishes. For more grown-up evenings, there's the fine dining restaurant, La Maison 1888, which serves elegant French offerings thought up by chef Pierre Gagnaire. Barefoot Café does what it says on the tin: expect golden sand underfoot, pretty sea views and a menu of fuss-free beach grub.  

Family fare

Highchairs are provided at Citron and Barefoot Café, which both offer a children’s menu (with healthy options such as simple pastas, steamed fish fillet with wok-fried vegetables and pan-fried chicken breast with mashed potato and steamed vegetables). La Maison 1888 is for over-12s (unless you book a private room, or the chef's table), so you might want to arrange a babysitter for fancy dinners here. Minibars have cookies and crisps in for energy-boosters; request fresh fruit and nuts if you’d rather a healthier alternative.  

Hotel Bar

Continuing the hotel’s playful feel, Long Bar has swinging chairs, huge day-beds with humbug stripes and bright-yellow cushions, and a dangerous selection of jewel-bright cocktails. For fine wines, vintage champagne and hand-rolled Cuban cigars, make for the verandah of the quirkily elegant Buffalo Bar. Children are welcome in Long Bar at any time, but Buffalo is adults-only.  

Last orders

Dinner is served until 10.30pm; the last drinks are poured at 11.30pm (Long Bar); 11pm (Buffalo); 10.30pm (Barefoot). Breakfast is available at Citron between 6.30am and 11am; lunch is served between 11am and 5pm at both Barefoot Café and Citron.  

Smith Insider

  • Top table

    Citron's three alfresco tables shaped like upturned conical hats are pretty spectacular: they're around 100m above sea level, with dazzling views out to sea. Then again, how often can you eat in a boat on a beach? Barefoot Café has nautical seating.

  • Room service

    The 24-hour selection spans snacks, salads and fuss-free mains. If your little one wants something particular, just ask.  


    Staff will happily heat up milk and provide packed lunches (for an extra cost).  


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Parent approved

‘Whoever said you can’t be all things to all people hasn’t stayed at InterContinental Danang, which woos guests of all ages and tastes with its sandy beach, wealth of watersports, monkey-filled forests, excellent kids club and Pierre Gagnaire restaurant.’

Smith & Family

Kids Club

Planet Trekkers – open daily between 9am and 8pm – is the free kids club for children aged 3–12. The fun, inspiring space comes kitted out with a TV, games pods, mini chairs and tables, and shelves groaning with books, board games and toys. There’s also a little outside play area with a slide. Under-3s can come here too, if you book a babysitter to accompany them.   


Available between 9am and 10pm, babysitting costs US$58 an hour and must be booked at least four hours in advance (Smith members get free babysitting though, thanks to the hotel’s generous Smith extra).


Nannies are available from US$10 a child before 11pm; after that, the charge goes up to US$25.

What's there already?

For babies

• Highchairs • Full-size cots • Black-out blinds

For toddlers

• Highchairs • Full-size cots • Black-out blinds • U-rated DVDs • Playground with swing, slide and climbing frame • Tricycles • Bicycles

For older children

• Children's books • U-rated DVDs • Games consoles • Arts/crafts materials • Pens/pencils/paints and paper • Bicycles • Swing • Slide • Climbing frame


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Things to do

Kids will love going swimming in the pool and sea, playing games on the private beach, making new friends (or at least befriending a teddy or two) at Planet Trekkers kids club, taking part in watersports organised by the hotel, and trying new food in nearby Hoi An. The hotel organises a bunch of daily activities, including kayaking, beach volleyball and trekking trips. (Adults are welcome to take part, too).  

Hotel activities

Take your own little monkeys on a monkey-hunt in the Son Tra Nature Reserve (nicknamed Monkey Mountain by American soldiers once stationed here), which is just a short stroll from the lobby. Keep your eyes peeled (and spy into the trees’ leafy branches) for the rare red-shanked douc langur, which you can spot from its golden face and scarlet legs. If you want to learn about Hoi An heritage, visit the Handicraft Workshop, in a centuries-old-Chinese merchant’s house on Nguyen Thai Hoc Street. The workshop offers family-friendly demonstrations of traditional skills such as lantern making, embroidery and soap stone sculpture. There’s also a performance of folk music and dancing twice a day (except Monday). Back at the hotel, have a basket boat lesson, sign up for beach football or go shore fishing.  

And there's more…

If you and your brood enjoy arts and crafts, learn to make a traditional Vietnamese lantern or conical leaf hat by signing up to a class at the hotel (extra cost).  

Local Guide

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Smith tip

Stay fit with one of the hotel's daily classes in yoga, Tai Chi or aerobics, which over-5s can take part in, too.

Don't miss…

Lush Thuan Tinh Island is 3km from the centre of Hoi An, but it’s a bit of a secret. Hire one of the river boat skippers to take you there, then visit the organic market to grab lunch supplies.

InterContinental Danang has a great location: it’s just a half-hour drive from the airport and 20 minutes from historic Hoi An, surrounded by beautiful untouched beaches and verdant forests with plenty of memorable wildlife. Bear in mind that the hotel isn't right in Da Nang itself, so you can't walk to local restaurants or shops. Experience life on the other side of Hoi An’s Thu Bon River. Cross over the bridge to the An Hoi Peninsula, where Nguyen Phuc Chu Street offers a panoramic view back over the Old Town, miraculously spared the ravages of the American War. Nab a balcony pew at the River Lounge (at number 35) and wash the vistas down with Italian coffee and pastries. Ideal for walking or bike rides, the countryside around Hoi An is pancake flat, which goes some way to explaining the annual floods that visit the town. Explore the emerald green rice paddies that stretch as far as the eye can see, criss-crossed by canals. Kids career around on water buffaloes or take cooling dips while elders tend the fields. Timeless, magical, eco-friendly and it won’t cost you a cent. Cham Island is actually seven smaller bumps in the ocean, surrounded by a marine park; organised boat trips can pick you up from your hotel and speedboat you to these tropical isles in 25 minutes, before revealing local fishing villages and dropping you off for a bit of snorkelling. For more serious scuba action with older kids, try Rainbow Divers ( Hoi An also has plenty of tempting restaurants to explore. On Nguyen Phuc Chu Street in the heart of Hoi An, Fusion Lounge is the resort's offsite restaurant and bar. Healthy East-West fare is the order of the day, with standouts including lemongrass chicken with a chilli, sesame and mango salsa, and a tea-laced mojito cocktail. Little Smiths are well catered for, too, with simple salads and steamed fish or chicken. Nearby, Mango Mango (45 Nguyen Phuc Chu Street; +84 510 391 1863) serves modern Vietnamese food with a twist. Try the tuna rolls drizzled with a mint yoghurt sauce. It's a tad more expensive than some other restaurants in town, but the ambience and views over the river and Japanese Bridge are worth it (book a babysitter for this one). Da Nang does buffets with aplomb; enjoy plates heaped with succulent seafood at family-friendly Blue Whale Restaurant (+84 511 3942 777) on Hoang Sa Street in Truong Sa. Sit out on the terrace and enjoy the ocean views. Pick from Western and local options at Waterfront Restaurant & Bar (+84 511 3 843 373), 150–152 Bach Dang Street.

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InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort
Bai Bac , Son Tra Peninsula, Danang
Hotel setting

Secluded Son Tra Peninsula

Getting There

InterContinental Danang occupies a quiet, sheltered private bay, 20 minutes from Danang town by car, on the Son Tra Peninsula, also known as Monkey Mountain. Hoi An is about a half-hour drive away.


Danang International Airport is 20km away (around a half-hour drive). The airport serves all major Vietnamese airports, as well as international destinations in China, Malaysia, Singapore and Japan.


Downtown Danang is a 20-minute drive from the hotel. You don't need the hassle of a car here, though: the hotel offers a free daily shuttle to Hoi An; driving conditions in Vietnam can be hair-raising.


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Smith & Family  Parent Panel reviews

Every property featured in the Smith & Family collection – including InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort – has been selected and approved by parents.

Whoever said you can’t be all things to all people clearly hasn’t stayed at InterContinental Danang, which woos guests of all ages and predilections, thanks to its beautiful beach, wealth of watersports, monkey-filled forests, excellent kids club, Pierre Gagnaire restaurant, cookery school and spoiling spa. Nature-lovers will spend their holiday hunting for the elusive douc langur monkey, sports-lovers can make the most of the tennis courts, body boarding and beach football, and culture-lovers will fall for historic Hoi An. The only hard part? Saying goodbye.

Smith & Family

The Guestbook  Smith member reviews

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith & Family hotel, we'll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what real-life family guests had to say about InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort in the Guestbook below.


Stayed on

We loved

Beautiful scenery, children's playroom and activities are a plus, and there's a small kids pool. They have nanny service – book in advance. Good seafood restaurants about 25 minute drive from the resort: crowded but reasonably priced for the quality of food you get.  

Don’t expect

I personally thought management could be improved: staff were generally nice and friendly but seemed disorganized to me. The restaurants can run out of baby chairs quick, we were expecting a bigger kids pool with slide. It's a very nice resort but I'd put it in a cheaper category, not its actual price.

Rating: 4/10 stars