Holiday home market show signs of recovery

10:42 | 24/03/2015 Entertainment

Vietnam’s holiday home market shows signs of recovery with the revival of delayed projects and investors ramping up investments in this segment.

Holiday home market show signs of recovery

With the continual growth of the economy, as well as rising living standards, the holiday home segment will increasingly develop in the country, according to managing director of Savills Vietnam Neil MacGregor.

“Vietnam has perfect conditions for the development of holiday homes, including pristine beaches, ideal weather and improved infrastructure and accessibility. Holiday home projects now offer a variety of options and prices. Vietnamese are now more concerned about quality of life and many more people are available to afford to go on holiday. All of these factors add to the desire to own a holiday house,” he said.

A variety of new holiday home projects have fuelled MacGregor’s optimism. Cotec Asia has resumed construction on the Blue Sapphire resort in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau’s Vung Tau city last January after a four-year delay. The company has benefited from a US$14.1 million package offered by HD Bank.

Hoan Cau Group intends to invest US$4 million in Diamond Bay City resort and amusement complex in the central province of Khanh Hoa’s Nha Trang, which is scheduled to be completed in the next decade and will eventually include more than 15 high-end resorts and hotels with over 10,000 hotel rooms and villas.

Foreign investors are also exploiting the potential of Vietnam’s holiday home market. Paradises Bat Resort Company Limited will pour a total of US$300 million into the Alma resort project, covering an area of around 30 hectares in Bai Dai beach in Cam Ranh, Khanh Hoa province. Once completed, the resort will be capable of facilitating around 30,000 people per year.

Meanwhile, the US company Rose Rock Group and Vung Ro Petroleum are joining forces to develop a US$2.5 million resort in the central coastal province of Phu Yen’s Vung Ro Bay.

Many holoday home projects have been developed not only in Phan Thiet and Danang, but also in Nha Trang, Phu Quoc, Quy Nhon and Lang Co. Previously, the flow of investments was mainly concentrated in Danang and Phan Thiet, but now Quang Ninh and Phu Quoc are becoming more popular investment attractions. Phu Quoc, for instance, has over 100 resorts approved by the city authorities, including high-end resorts, golf course and casino projects.

Neil MacGregor noted that all of these locations have beautiful beaches, some cultural attractions as well as golf courses and other activities. Improving infrastructure and direct access via international airports continue to provide better prospects for this market segment throughout Vietnam.

Source VOV News