The Anam, a 117-villa and 96-room resort that commands a stunning beachfront setting, a sublime 10 treatment-room spa and a 3-D movie theatre, will be opened on April 26 in Vietnam’s most compelling new destination. With a design that pays homage to both colonial-era and age-old Vietnamese aesthetics, the independently owned and operated Anam is blazing new ground in a destination now emerging as a high-end alternative to nearby Nha Trang. The alluring new five-star resort is set to cut the ribbon on a host of world-class facilities, including a spa, three restaurants and two bars, 3-D movie theatre, a ballroom, conference facilities, water sports centre, yoga room and deck, tennis court, kids club and three swimming pools. The Anam’s romantic design blends into the natural setting, evoking a nostalgic tone with its imperial Hue-style roofs, glowing lanterns, big-bellied water vases, decorative pools, customized mosaic floor tiles and stone pathways. Some 3,000 palm trees shade the 12-hectare property that fronts 300 metres of private beach overlooking the East Sea, where toast-brown sand, turquoise waters, dramatic headlands and offshore islands come together as one of Vietnam’s most picture-perfect seaside enclaves.