If you have chance to visit Japan and soak in one of numerous natural hot springs that scatter throughout this country, you must understand the enjoyment of being alone in the nature, with nothing coming between you and the sunrise, sunset or dark night skies dotted with countless twinkling stars. At Alba Wellness Resort, we offer you an unusual opportunity to get truly close to the nature.
Alba Wellness Resort was built on the very birthplace of a legendary natural hot spring. Old people living in remote villages alongside the foot of Truong Son chain often talked about a “holy water” source that rose from the depth of rocky mountain. This “holy water” was extremely hot at its emergence and locals believed it was the “God’s warmth”. Farmers from distant areas went over forests and mountains to carry this “holy water” back home for illness treatment, together with medicine leaves. By drinking this “holy water”, they thought they were protected by the God. In 1928, this “holy water” was officially discovered by famous French doctor Albert Sallet, who studied about thermo-mineral spring sources in South Vietnam. Later, this natural hot spring was named Alba by owners of Alba Hospitality who had decided to invest on this land.
Alba natural hot spring is considered a precious treasure of Alba Wellness Resort. Analysis taken by French geologist Henri Fontaine in 1957 showed that Alba was a balanced mineral water, containing Calcium, Bicarbonate, Magnesium and other nutrition that is good for health and beauty. Other scientific evidence by geologists from Czech and Vietnam has also proven that Alba hot spring can be compared with some famous thermal mineral water sources in Europe, such as Vichy in France.
Using this “holy water” as its core, Alba Wellness Resort is proud to have 2,000m2 Onsen & Spa centre, which was designed in minimalist style with a sense of warmth and elegance. There are separate spaces for men and women, with a wide range of Onsen baths and facilities both in-house and outdoor such as Alba mineral water bath, silk bath, jet bath, garden mineral water bath, cold bath, sauna and steam bath. With specific health benefits, these baths complement each other to create a unique 7-step Onsen journey. You can start it with any bath of your choice, but don’t forget to end it in the open-air bath set in our traditional Japanese garden. Be at one with nature, you can enjoy the serenity of the outdoors whilst soaking in hot mineral water. It helps warming you to the bone and making your skin so smooth.
At Alba Wellness Resort, you can take Onsen bath in early morning, before breakfast or in late evening to ensure a good sleep at night. But it is also great to dip in our open air hot mineral water during the day to feel the scent and the sound of the forest, or simply enjoy it in our glass room to see the nature through the window. A glass of Alba mineral water or cold hibiscus tea will be served after your bath because we believe it will be perfect for your health.
“Soaking in secluded Alba hot spring that is surrounded by nature, I feel like I’m in a Japanese ryokan”, said a guest of Alba Wellness Resort.
In Hue, central Vietnam, we are building our unique Onsen culture to provide you relaxing and therapeutic experiences. Don’t await a return to Japan to take Onsen bath, you can enjoy it here at Alba Wellness Resort.