Five-star Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort has launched a package to reconnect family, rolling out recreational pursuits ranging from lantern-making and conical hat painting to pool parties, an outdoor cinema and “Family Olympics” games.
The “Family Forever” getaway is on offer at the 17-hectare beachfront resort’s two-, three- and four-bedroom villas, called The Level Villas and ranging in size from 220sqm to 465sq, have their own private pools, BBQ areas, outdoor showers and gardens, living areas and separate dining areas.
Families pepper their time at the resort at Ho Tram beach, a two-hour drive from Vietnam’s largest metropolis Ho Chi Minh City, that celebrated its grand opening on April 20 this year, with as many family experiences as they wish, handpicking options from the resort’s array of culturally-enriching, wellness, creative and culinary activities.
“Family Forever’ is inspired by the simple yet significant premise of disconnecting from technology and the stress of daily life to reconnect together as a family,” said the resort’s general manager Manuel Ferriol.
With their own private pools, the resort’s 61 The Level Villas lend themselves to private seafood BBQs, pool parties and floating breakfasts. Other experiences on offer at the villas include house parties with live music or a DJ, picnics in the garden, a private set menu dinner, and cooking and mixology classes. The Level Three- and Four-Bedroom Villas directly front the beach and provide access to a lounge and other private areas such as a pool and breakfast overlooking the beach at Breeza Beach Club, and benefits including complimentary cocktail time and a pillow menu.
A broad spectrum of daily activities range from those that tap into Vietnamese culture including crafting traditional lanterns and painting conical hats to outdoor pursuits such as paddle board lessons, kayaking, cycling and basic tennis lessons.
In addition to YHi Spa’s massages, facials and body scrubs, wellness pursuits offered by the resort include aqua aerobics, Tabata, Zumba, sunrise yoga, tai chi and stretching.
Family Olympics games range from beach volleyball, beach football and kayaking to chess and jenga competitions.
The outdoor cinema offers movies for all ages. Complete with a blue and white ball pit and playground, the wealth of activities at the resort’s kid’s club include kid’s yoga, hair styling and hula hooping.
The resort offers boat, bike and seafood wet market tours, as well as fishing and hiking, and visits to the Binh Chau hot spring and mud bath, to nearby Vung Tau city and to historical sites Long Tan and Long Phuoc. Such excursions afford exploration of Ho Tram and allow families to connect with, and better understand, local culture, people and history.
Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort is also within easy reach of The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip, a links style 18-hole championship golf course designed by golfing legend Greg Norman. The resort and the golf course have joined forces to offer a ‘Stay and Play’ package that includes one round of golf, accommodation in a Deluxe Room, and a daily cocktail at Breeza Beach Club.
With its distinct Mediterranean vibe, Breeza Beach Club, situated right on the beach adjacent to a 1491 square metre pool anchoring the property, hosts live music, DJ sets, themed parties, bonfires, and fire and dancing shows. Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort is also home to all-day dining restaurant Sasa, fine dining restaurant Muoi, three swimming pools, a swim-up bar, a coffee shop, a ballroom and conference facilities, gymnasium, gift shop and more.
‘Family Forever’ is offered as part of a minimal two-day, one-night stay at any of The Level Villas. Some activities offered as part of ‘Family Forever’ such as the outdoor cinema are complimentary while other options such as a private in-villa BBQ and tours cost extra. Meanwhile, ‘Stay and Play’ includes one round of golf, accommodation in a Deluxe Room, one cocktail or drink per person daily, green fee, caddie fee and a shared buggy.