Saturday 5 October 2013
We have a 10:10 flight from Da Nang to Nga Trang so its boots and saddles early in the morning …. one of the hotel staff ask if they can hitch a ride with us to Da Nang to take her little girl to the hospital. She is a sweet little girl happily sitting on her mothers lap in the front seat – neither the driver nor the mother and daughter wear their seat belts. We belt up!
The flight to Nha Trang is on a small propeller plane, so we have to boot Howard up with his happy flying tablets to get him on the plane. Turns out to be the best flight we have had so far … go figure.
Our hotel pickup fails to turn up but a driver scouting for business rings the hotel for us and arranges to take us there instead. Twenty minutes later we walk into the most impressive hotel reception we have seen in our Vietnam travels. Perched on a cliff overlooking the ocean is the spectacular Mia Resort. Nestled in a quiet bay, surrounded by jungle, it has its own beach.
We are ushered into the lounge bar and given a welcome drink (sugarcane juice) and welcome desert (cream custard) while we wait for our room to ready. A short buggy ride along the ridge we are taken to our cliff pool villa.
I will let the photos speak for themselves.
We break out the bottle of vodka (and the complementary bottle of champagne) by our private pool and pretend we are in life syles of the rich and famous.
Its Saturday night and they have a seafood buffet down at Sandals Restaurant on the beach. We brave the steep flight down the cliff to the restaurant and feast on lobster, prawns, clams, mussels, salads, hot dishes and a selection of other dishes to make you cry.
La vie est belle!