Avani Resort, Quy Nhon - review by Rusty Compass
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Avani Resort, Quy Nhon

| 17 Aug 2017
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Avani Resort, Quy Nhon
Ghenh Rang, Bai Dai Beach, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province


Price guide: From around US$120

Our rating
17 Aug 2017

We reckon the Avani's the best place to stay in Quy Nhon. It's simple, tasteful, laid-back and friendly. Nothing too fancy. The beach and the setting are special and the resort doesn't impose. And so far, the Quy Nhon area has managed to avoid the heavy-handed development of some of Vietnam's other popular beach destinations.

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12 kms south of Quy Nhon on a secluded beach nearby a fishing village. Quy Nhon is close enough to visit and there are a handful of small eateries at the opposite end of the beach.



The Avani Resort in Quy Nhon is a great spot to break up your Vietnam travels with some beach time. There's nothing much around apart from some budget travel hostels and eateries. It's a good place to get marooned for a few days.



The fact that Quy Nhon is still off the traveller radar makes the Avani and the whole area a pleasant contrast to the more developed beaches around Danang, Nha Trang and Phu Quoc.

Formerly known as Life Wellness Resort, it opened in the early 2000s. A renovation in 2014 freshened the place up - but retained the low-key feel that we like.

If you prefer your resorts with lots of concrete, private pools and fussing, subservient staff, this may not be your best choice.


Design, ambience and people

Avani Quy Nhon has an appealing simplicity about it. It's well designed and unpretentious. The beach is the main asset and the resort makes great use of it.

Rooms are large and tastefully done and all have views to the sea and balconies. The grounds are expansive with plenty of greenery. You're not likely to feel crowded here - except by the pool perhaps, if the resort is full. But the beach is nicer anyway.

The difference between the Deluxe (46sqm) and Junior Suite (51sqm) rooms seems not to justify the price difference.

Staff are great. Many of them have been around since the early days so there's lots of experience in the team.

We had several meals in the resort and ventured into Quy Nhon for seafood and local specialties. We also headed along the beach to the backpacker enclave for some other meals. There was plenty of variety - and the resort meals were very good.


Breakfast, cable TV, free wifi, pool, spa, watersports and more.


Rusty Compass listings are always independent. We list the places we think you should know about. That's it. Rusty Compass received complimentary accommodation and some meals during our most recent stay at the Avani in 2017. No money changed hands for this isting and The Avani was listed for years prior to our most recent stay. We've paid our way on several previous visits too. The resort exercises no control over this recommendation and did not seek to.

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