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Monkey Bridges in Vietnam

Our zoologist explains why monkey bridges in Vietnam are important

You may spy rope ladders hanging over some of the walkways around our resort in Danang. These are actually “monkey bridges”. They have been strung to make it easy for our many arboreal species (animals that live in trees) to move around.

“Trees can act as monkey bridges,” says Anthony Barker, the resort’s resident zoologist. “But in spots with no overhanging trees, we might decide to put up a rope or wooden bridge.”

Why are these important? Barker explains that migration is important for these animals to have enough food. If their environment becomes fragmented, these islanded populations become at risk due to inbreeding and restricted food supply. That is particularly so for endangered species like our red shanked douc langur – one of three species of primates living on the Son Tra Peninsula. (The two others are the macaque and the slow loris).

“We have been entrusted with protecting our local Douc families,” said Barker.

“Monkey bridges are especially important to allow these families to access our feeding trees within our resort and migrate through in peace. Look high in the canopy and you’ll see either natural bridges or man-made ones. If you’re lucky you might just see some monkeys crossing.”

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InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort

Son Tra Peninsula, Danang, 550000, Vietnam

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ENJOY THESE Son Tra Benefits:

Discounts:

  • 10% Discount on HARNN Heritage Spa 
  • 10% Discount on Restaurants & Bars (except La Maison 1888 and in-room service) 
  • 10% Discount on Laundry 

 

Complimentary 

  • Welcome drink voucher for L_o_n_g Bar 
  • Exclusive access to Domestic Airport Arrival and Departure Lounge 

Always Complimentary:

  • Access to our beach including beach game facilities
  • A wide range of recreational activities including non-motorised watersports such as kayaking, sailing, and stand-up paddle boarding, beach games and tennis courts
  • Daily yoga and tai chi classes
  • Access to our Soar Gym fitness centre
  • Kids under 6 eat free from the Kid’s Menu
  • Billiards and table tennis at Long Bar
  • The one-hour Wildlife Workshop with our resident zoologist
  • Scheduled film screenings at our Cinema
  • Access for children to our Planet Trekkers Kids Club
  • Access to computers at our Business Centre
  • Wireless internet throughout the resort

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Enjoy these exclusive Spa Lagoon Villa benefits:

  • A Villa Host available during your entire stay
  • In-villa 60 minute massage per person, per stay, for up to 2 adults
  • Access to our private lounges at Danang Airport, in International Arrivals, Domestic Arrivals, and Domestic Departures
  • Round-trip resort limousine airport transfers
  • Packing and unpacking service
  • Resort tour upon request
  • Complimentary pressing of up to two items per room, per stay”

Enjoy in our Club Lounge, open daily from 7:00–22:00:

  • Private check-in and check-out
  • Concierge services
  • Complimentary breakfast from 7:00–11:00
  • Complimentary afternoon tea from 14:30–16:30
  • Complimentary cocktails and canapés from 17:30–19:30
  • Complimentary refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages all day long
  • Complimentary wi-fi, use of iPad and Press Reader for international newspapers and magazines
  • Indoor seating and outdoor terrace with panoramic sea view
  • Complimentary Club Lounge access for one additional accompanying guest

Enjoy these exclusive Villa privileges:

  • A Villa Host available during your entire stay
  • Access to our private lounges at Danang Airport, in International Arrivals, Domestic Arrivals, and Domestic Departures
  • Round-trip resort limousine airport transfers
  • Welcome champagne reception in villa
  • Resort tour upon request
  • Packing and unpacking service
  • Complimentary pressing of up to two items per room, per stay
  • Private tour to Hoi An once during stay
  • Complimentary daily car rental daily from 6:00–23:00
  • Personal chef to prepare your meals in-villa
  • Exclusive in-villa afternoon tea and evening cocktails with canapés
  • 60 minute massage per person, per stay, for up to 6 adults, at HARNN Heritage Spa

Enjoy in our Club Lounge, open daily from 7:00–22:00:

  • Private check-in and check-out
  • Concierge services
  • Complimentary breakfast from 7:00–11:00
  • Complimentary afternoon tea from 14:30–16:30
  • Complimentary cocktails and canapés from 17:30–19:30
  • Complimentary refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages all day long
  • Complimentary wi-fi, use of iPad and Press Reader for international newspapers and magazines
  • Indoor seating and outdoor terrace with panoramic sea view
  • Complimentary Club Lounge access for one additional accompanying guest

Enjoy these exclusive Villa privileges:

  • A Villa Host available during your entire stay
  • Access to our private lounges at Danang Airport, in International Arrivals, Domestic Arrivals, and Domestic Departures
  • Round-trip resort limousine airport transfers
  • Welcome champagne reception in villa
  • Resort tour upon request
  • Packing and unpacking service
  • Complimentary pressing of up to two items per room, per stay
  • Private tour to Hoi An once during stay
  • Complimentary daily car rental daily from 6:00–23:00
  • Personal chef to prepare your meals in-villa
  • Exclusive in-villa afternoon tea and evening cocktails with canapés
  • 60 minute massage per person, per stay, for up to 4 adults, at HARNN Heritage Spa

Enjoy in our Club Lounge, open daily from 7:00–22:00:

  • Private check-in and check-out
  • Concierge services
  • Complimentary breakfast from 7:00–11:00
  • Complimentary afternoon tea from 14:30–16:30
  • Complimentary cocktails and canapés from 17:30–19:30
  • Complimentary refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages all day long
  • Complimentary wi-fi, use of iPad and Press Reader for international newspapers and magazines
  • Indoor seating and outdoor terrace with panoramic sea view
  • Complimentary Club Lounge access for one additional accompanying guest

Enjoy these exclusive Villa privileges:

  • A Villa Host available during your entire stay
  • Access to our private lounges at Danang Airport, in International Arrivals, Domestic Arrivals, and Domestic Departures
  • Round-trip resort limousine airport transfers
  • Resort tour upon request
  • Packing and unpacking service
  • Complimentary pressing of up to two items per room, per stay

Enjoy in our Club Lounge, open daily from 7:00–22:00:

  • Private check-in and check-out
  • Concierge services
    Complimentary breakfast from 7:00–11:00
  • Complimentary afternoon tea from 14:30–16:30
  • Complimentary cocktails and canapés from 17:30–19:30
  • Complimentary refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages all day long
  • Complimentary wi-fi, use of iPad and Press Reader for international newspapers and magazines
  • Indoor seating and outdoor terrace with panoramic sea view
  • Complimentary Club Lounge access for one additional accompanying guest

Enjoy these exclusive Club benefits:

  • “A “Host at your Side” on call to assist with everything you need
  • Access to our private lounges at Danang Airport, in International Arrivals, – Domestic Arrivals, and Domestic Departures
  • Resort tour upon request
  • Complimentary pressing of up to two items per room, per stay

Enjoy in our Club Lounge, open daily from 7:00–22:00:

  • Private check-in and check-out
  • Concierge services
  • Complimentary breakfast from 7:00–11:00
  • Complimentary afternoon tea from 14:30–16:30
  • Complimentary cocktails and canapés from 17:30–19:30
  • Complimentary refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages all day long
  • Complimentary wi-fi, use of iPad and Press Reader for international newspapers and magazines
  • Indoor seating and outdoor terrace with panoramic sea view