Two-Day Getaway in a Long Haul Destination


Vietnam remains a long haul and exotic destination for many travelers – hardly a choice for a weekend getaway. But if you find yourself traveling through Vietnam and you have a spare two days, you may want to latch onto a stress-busting concept from Life Wellness Resort Quy Nhon. On May 1, the 94-room resort will debut a new series of two-day “Discover Life” packages that trade on the resort’s far-flung appeal.

For double occupancy, the new $310 promotion includes a two night stay in a superior room with breakfast, airport transfers, a set dinner at Senses restaurant, 30-minute neck or head massage, free high-speed Internet, half-day bike rental and use of water sports equipment. Although not part of the package, once you’re there you may want to take advantage of the resort’s wellness options, from detoxification treatments to yoga, meditation and tai chi.

“Last week, I had a guest tell me she was checking in here so she could check out of the economic mess at home in Hong Kong,” said Shane McKirdy, new general manager of Life Wellness Resort Quy Nhon. “I’m finding more and more this is what guests want: An utter break from the worries of the day.”

McKirdy, a seasoned manager of beach properties from the Maldives to Tasmania and elsewhere in Australia, recently took charge of the resort and started work on a number of new initiatives, in addition to a renewed focus on the two-night stay.

The resort is in the port city of Hoi An on Vietnam’s south-central coast and is 50 minutes from Saigon by air. Vietnam Airlines also flies direct to Quy Nhon from Hanoi (1 hr, 40 min.) four times per week.


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