Photos: Fusion Maia Da Nang
Resort recognized as "Best of the Best" in Condé Nast Traveller Spa Awards 2018.
by Doanh Doanh
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Fusion Maia Da Nang has been recognized as the “Best of the Best” in the Condé Nast Traveller Spa Awards 2018, with the “all-spa inclusive” beach resort being described as “a gastronomic haven at the vanguard of clean eating” and receiving the 2018 award for Best Clean Eating Fix.
“One of Fusion’s core values is well-being,” said CEO Marco van Aggele. “Into this we incorporate the idea of question-rich nutrition, encouraging guests to consider the link between the food they’re eating and the way they feel.”
As just one example of how this is put into action, Fusion Maia Da Nang’s vibrant buffet breakfast, served at Five Restaurant (which takes its name from the five elements), caters to everyone, from hungry vegans after more than just a salad to those who want a hearty indulgent meal that’s still nutritionally balanced and filled with goodness. For guests looking to kick start a new healthier lifestyle, vegan, raw food, or juice cleanses meal plans can be put together on request. Alternatively, simply enjoy the light and easy menus filled with plenty of healthy options.
The expansive morning buffet also incorporates an element of play, featuring 40 different food sprinkles, including spirulina gomasio, sunflower-rose, and paprika vegan parmesan.
Complementing Five Restaurant, you can also enjoy meals at the resort’s poolside, ocean-facing restaurant Fresh, providing Vietnamese salads, freshly caught seafood and some creative clean dishes in addition to some comfort food. As its name suggests, the focus here is on the use of clean, fresh, and, where possible, 100 per cent local ingredients with unmistakably Vietnamese flavors, such as turmeric, garlic, chili, ginger, and lemongrass. Add to this an abundance of classic Vietnamese herbs plucked straight from the resort’s in-house hydroponic garden and it’s easy to see what caught the eye (and the taste buds) of the Condé Nast judges.
Combine this energizing, Vietnamese-inspired approach to clean eating with Fusion’s one-of-a-kind “all-spa inclusive” service (offering all-inclusive spa access for massages, scrubs, manis, pedis, or the spa’s signature energy healing experiences), and then add on the daily complimentary wellness activities such as yoga, meditation and tai chi and it’s clear that this is THE place to refresh the body, the mind, and the soul.
Fusion Maia Da Nang resort is situated on My Khe Beach, a 20-mile stretch of white sand on the way to the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hoi An ancient town. The property boasts 87 chic private pool villas offering five-star down-to-earth elegance just 20 minutes by car from the city’s international airport. The spa at the heart of the property features 22 treatment rooms, lush tropical gardens, a pool, a yoga studio, a beauty salon, and steam and sauna rooms.
Since its launch in 2008, Fusion has become a leading innovator of wellness-inspired hotels and resorts and is now the only fully vertically-integrated hospitality company in Southeast Asia. Under one roof, Fusion conceptualizes, designs, builds and manages beachside resorts and city hotels through its uniquely branded hospitality concepts.
Fusion has opened six resorts and hotels in Vietnam so far, with a team of more than 1,500 employees, including 300 spa specialists. At present, guests can experience Fusion’s original “all-spa inclusive” concept and “breakfast anytime, anywhere” service, along with an inventive approach to the hospitality sector, in Da Nang, Cam Ranh, Ho Chi Minh City, and Phu Quoc Island.
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