I still have fond memories of my holiday a month ago. Many days were spent lolling about at the refurbished Louisiane Brewhouse on one of their beach chairs, sampling from their selection of beers which are brewed on the premises by an Australian brewer, Sean Symonds. This huge open-plan establishment is like a beach resort without the accommodation. Coconut palms, pool, thatched beach umbrellas, casual atmosphere, even protection from the local hawkers by a vigilant security guard.
It's all rather decadent for a bloke who's used to crawling around the Hanoi gutters shovelling street food into his gob.
I adapted fairly well.
The kitchen offers up a pretty reasonable array of seafood, Vina-cuisine and western comfort food, all of which is professionally served, smartly presented and palatable. I'm particularly enamoured of the beachside service. One only has to get off one's spreading behind to dip one's sweating body into Nha Trang Bay or relieve oneself of the copious quantities of beer that somehow gets forced down one's throat on holiday.
Or to have one's body massaged, one's hair plaited or have one's corns cut from one's heels! They have what they call a Relax Club for such services.
By the end of each day, my legs were rendered useless appendages.
They should employ a physiotherapist, too.