excursions & activities
Ninh Thuan Province is home to the Cham, a key ethnic group in Vietnam. But it is the region’s natural beauty which is its main attraction, on land and beneath the waters of the East Sea. Amanoi offers guests easy access to the region’s spectacular beaches, marine reserves and pristine interior.
nui chua national park
Originally a nature reserve, Nui Chua was awarded national park status in 2003. With a total area of more than 29,000 hectares, as well as an adjacent marine reserve of over 7,300 hectares, Nui Chua National Park ranges from sea level to the summit of Nui Chua Peak at 1,039 metres. As a result, the park offers a number of different ecosystems and diverse flora and fauna. The interior is typical of a tropical dry forest, with streams carving their way through ravines and rocky outcrops surrounded by verdant vegetation. The park is home to at least 1,500 plant species, 160 bird species and 60 mammal species, including the endangered black-shanked douc – an Old World monkey. Amanoi can arrange guides, picnics and all necessary transport for excursions into the park.
The coral reefs fringing the East Sea feature delicate staghorn corals, and are home to a myriad tropical fish including triggerfish. In the Vinh Hy Bay Sea Conservation Area, there are 307 varieties of rare corals, including 50 varieties recently discovered in Vietnam. Snorkelling is particularly enjoyable as the protection offered by the many rock islands ensures calm, clear waters.
For those wishing to explore at greater depths, scuba diving is an option.
kayaks & hobie cats
Vinh Hy Bay is known as one of Vietnam’s four most beautiful bays, and exploring its interesting rock formations, hidden caves and secret inlets by kayak or Hobie Cat should not be missed.
Fishing is the main industry in Vinh Hy Bay. Amanoi guests can experience the bustle of the fishing village on foot or by car.