The colors and delicate aromas of flowers and plants that adorn the garden path in Alba Village accompany you to the swimming pool in a walk in tranquil nature. With its relaxing recliners, the swimming pool is the ideal spot for sunbathing, allowing you to cool off from time to time with a dip, breathing the fresh air of the green forest.
Alba Craft Village
Feast your eyes on traditional crafts of Central Vietnam, such as paper fan, paper mask, paper kit, paper lotus, silk flower and pottery at Alba craft village. Lying beneath the shadow of green trees, this is the place for family get-together around local crafts. You will meet artists and craftsmen; will partake in the making process and will treat yourself to the many items on offer as a memorable gift.
Pick your own at Alba organic farm! We offer you the opportunity to see our farmers grow food without pesticides and to taste the fresh greens grown there. We plant rice and different types of vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices using sustainable organic farming techniques. Our farmers are happy to design a farm tour that fits into your expectations.
Designed by a Japanese architect, this tranquil sanctuary is the main attraction of Alba Wellness Resort. Rocks and plants, pools and bridges are harmoniously incorporated to create a subtle invitation to leave the world behind. This is the place where you partake in meditation or simply enjoy sunset and sunrise.
Yoga is the key to healthy living at Alba Wellness Resort. Step into our yoga studio for an intensive and uplifting yoga class or get together with friends and step outdoors to take in the serenity of our Zen garden. Our yoga teachers will guide you to a state of inner peace and absolute agility.
Restaurants & Bars
Green cuisine is an essential part of any wellness holiday. At Alba Wellness Resort, we bring you a unique culinary experience using organic produce provided by our Alba farm. We use sustainable practices like diversified farming, vermicomposting and we raise animals outdoors without antibiotics and hormones. By working in harmony with nature, we strive to restore the original realm of Hue’s cuisine. Come and enjoy the best nature has to offer!
Mam Tom Chua
The central of Vietnam is reputable for its Mam tom chua (sour shrimp sauce) and Hue is the best place for this unique sauce. Unlike normal shrimp sauce (has brown color and smooth surface), Sour shrimp sauce has orange color while shrimps still keep its original shape. It is quite simple to make this sauce. First, shrimps are clean by salt water (do not use normal water to avoid bad smells) and “cook” by strong rice wine. The shrimps will turn red. After that, carefully mix the shrimps with sticky rice, sliced lesser galangal, garlic and chili. Slowly put all the mixture into a jar covered by guava leaves. Just need to wait for 5-7 days and we have the mouthwatering sour shrimp sauce of our own making. This is the best sauce for boiled pork with vermicelli.
Banh khoai (delicious pancake) is so much like Banh xeo (sizzling pancake) since they both are made from rice flour, water, turmeric powder, added slivers of fatty pork, shrimp, bean sprouts and then pan fried. Banh khoai and Banh xeo also are wrapped in mustard leaf, lettuce leaves or rice paper, and stuffed with variety of herb, like mint leaves, basil and served with a sweet and sour mixed sauce. In Hue, Banh khoai is placed open-face instead of being folded in half like Banh xeo. Moreover, Banh khoai always goes with a fermented soy bean sauce, and people consider it a winter food owing to its greasiness and spicy taste of the sauce. Therefore, most Hue citizens only make them when winter coming.
The Citadel Complex of Hue, set up by Nguyen Dynasty from 1805 to 1945, is one of the relics capturing much of tourist’s attention. Located on the North bank of Huong River, it is a huge complex covering an area of 520ha and comprising three circles of ramparts: Kinh Thanh Hue (Hue Capital Citadel), Hoang Thanh (Royal Citadel) and Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden Citadel). Visiting the Imperial Citadel, you will take a look into the special feudal relics of immense architectural and cultural values and will more or less love the traditional and classical side of Vietnam.
Bun Bo Hue
Bun bo Hue (Hue style beef vermicelli) or more detail, Bun bo gio heo (beef and pig’s knuckle vermicelli) is a popular Vietnamese soup vermicelli dish, and one of the most typical foods of Hue, Vietnam. Fine combination of ingredients make the food famous; the broth is prepared by simmering beef and bones for a long period of time, after that a large range of different spices containing lemon grass and chili are added in. Shrimp paste holds no less importance. Hue people usually add thin slices of beef shank, chunks of boiled oxtail, and pig’s knuckles or pork into the bowl. It can also contain cubes of maroon brown congealed pig blood, which are good for those suffering from high blood pressure. The specialty is commonly served with a plenty of herbs like sprouts, lime wedges, cilantro sprigs, onions, and sliced banana blossom. Thinly sliced purple cabbage or iceberg lettuces are used in case of lacking in banana blossom. It is highly recommended for tourists to add a few of shrimp paste directly into the soup.