In the 1920s Emperor Bao Dai built holiday villas in some of Vietnam’s most picturesque locations across his empire. In Nha Trang he chose a bluff 5km from downtown with a private beach and spectacular views across the bay. The French colonial style villa complex, or Bao Dai Palace, is located in Cau Da and his majesty used it as a holiday residence for his royal family and lovers from 1940 to 1945.
One of his servants, named No, now lives in Dalat and he revealed that the emperor spent a lot of time in these magnificent villas with his most beloved concubine, Mong Diep. A visit to the palace will reward travelers with a taste of Vietnam’s past while enjoying some of Nha Trang’s best views.
Inspiration for the cruises came from the recreational activities of Emperor Bao Dai, when he stayed in his villas in Nha Trang. He took great pleasure in sailing in NhaTrang Bay to go fishing around the offshore islands, relax and unwind on empty beaches and enjoy the nutritious seafood reserved only for the king such as lobster, abalone, tuna fish and sea cucumbers which are very abundant in Nha Trang Bay.
The vessel is designed to reflect the inspiration of Vietnamese heritage and history. The Nha Trang Suite is located on the upper deck towards the rear of the Emperor Cruises boat. The suite is very spacious, large enough for a king and queen with ocean views on both sides and a private sundeck. Designed with privacy, romance and elegance in mind, guests can enjoy the best views in the sun-filled cabin as well as sharing the memory of the gorgeous sunset over a glass of wine.
The Nha Trang Suite has a double bedroom and all the amenities are handmade and exclusive as befits a suite on the upper deck. The large, gracious balcony allows plenty of light into an airy 42.9 square metre room featuring elegant furnishings and rich decor. Meticulous attention to detail is reflected in the king-sized bed and marble bathroom featuring walk-in shower and an Indochine style old-fashioned bath tub.