Trekking the coastline
Hugged by hills, Amanoi is a gateway to the 29,000-hectare Nui Chua National Park which sits within the Nui Chua Unesco Biosphere Reserve - a rugged wonderland of diverse landscapes where hikers are rewarded with sweeping panoramas and myriad wildlife at every turn. From the resort, the network of trails can lead guests on family-friendly rambles to picnics on secret beaches, or more challenging treks to the rock formations of Bai Da or the bay-view drama of Goga Peak.
Fringing the bay, a kingdom of coral awaits between the waves. Explore the pristine reefs on a guided snorkelling expedition, and discover more than 350 varieties of staghorn, plate and brain corals found in the Vinh Hy Bay conservation area, as well as colourful shoals of tropical fish including triggerfish, angel fish, trumpet, damsel and bat fish that make their home here. Or glide over the surface of Vinh Hy Bay in one of Amanoi’s “glass” bottom kayaks. Made from durable, lightweight, shatter-resistant polycarbonate, the kayaks are completely transparent, allowing you to see whatever sea creatures happen to be swimming beneath you.
Journeys in the lost kingdom
Discover the ancient heritage of the region’s Cham people, who once dominated the coast of southern Vietnam. Bringing alive the rich and historic past of the Champa Kingdom, Amanoi’s guide will take guests on a journey of discovery into this ancient culture starting in Phan Rang with a visit to the Cham Museum. From there the tour takes guests the Po Klong Garai Cham Towers. Built in the 12th and 13th centuries to honour the great King Po Klong Garai, the towers are perched atop a hill with 360-degree panoramic views. Three of the six original towers are remaining and provide a fascinating insight into the Hindu and Islamic influences on the Cham culture over the centuries.