The launch of Caye Sereno - an exclusive beachfront residential community comprising 18 luxury villas in the most prized setting on Halong Bay -- represents a turning point for Vietnam and its aspirations to become a market for luxury residential property development and investment.
Designed by famed Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan, Caye Sereno is located in the UNESCO Heritage-listed area of Halong Bay on a freehold peninsula surrounded by a picturesque bay and the Tuan Chau Marina. The idyllic position affords unobstructed and up-close views of the spectacular Halong Bay islets.
With a price range starting from USD 3 million, each villa features a private infinity pool, indoor and outdoor entertainment spaces and between three-six bedrooms depending on the villa type. Generously designed for in-villa relaxation and entertainment, the expansive living and dining areas overlook Halong Bay, inviting guests to enjoy the views and changing light throughout the day.
Caye Sereno is accessible by car or seaplane and is located on a secluded peninsula on Tuan Chau Island. A 27-hole golf course has begun construction on Tuan Chau Island, alongside the largest marina in Asia and pleasure cruise operators offering scenic tours of Halong Bay. For guests looking for restaurant or entertainment options, Halong City is a short ride away.
Caye Sereno is developed by Jen Tuan Chau Co. Ltd., a Joint Venture between Jen Capital (a Chiaphua Group company) and the Tuan Chau Group.
Design and Amenities
Caye Sereno is the first residential project in Asia of award-winning architect Marcio Kogan, who conceived it as an oasis of serenity.
Given its setting, priority was given to the views of the bay. Clear architectural lines and complementary materials ensure there is minimal interruption between the exterior and interior spaces. The visual continuity of streamlined concrete slabs is punctuated by natural stone masonry and moveable glass walls, providing highly flexible living spaces. Whether hosting an intimate dinner or a large group, the design can be adapted for any purpose.
The upper levels comprise spacious master suites, each of which affords breathtaking views of the bay. The quality and contemporary style of the villas' furnishings and fittings set a new standard for residential living in the region. Regardless of the building level, the amount of light and shade can be regulated to suit the conditions or desired mood.
In addition, each villa also has its own expansive outdoor deck that connects the building’s natural veranda to a full-sized infinity pool and the waterfront beyond.
For al fresco entertainment, a fully-equipped outdoor grill and kitchenette offer possibilities for beach parties or dining under the stars. Inside the villa, living rooms encased in glass allow for all-season enjoyment of the unmatched views of Halong Bay and the Tuan Chau marina. Younger guests can retreat to the games rooms while each villa’s private walk-in wine cellar keep favourite vintages in ideal climatic conditions. Satellite television, broadband internet access and the latest telephony infrastructure keep residents connected to the outside world.
Beyond the villas, a fully-equipped modern gymnasium and yoga studio provide opportunities for workouts with a view, while a full-size tennis court will also be available to residents. For those interested in fully experiencing the marine life surrounding the development, a water activities centre will offer equipment to explore the aquatic wonders. The internal pathways provide idyllic running paths for morning jogs or evening walks.