Thanh Long Bay is a resort/new urban development in Binh Thuan province on the South Central Coast region of Vietnam. The project covers an area of 90.3 ha with a beachfront of 1.7km. It includes resort villas, apartments, hotels, and shophouses. It will be a place to live as well as a tourist destination.
This is a greenfield development not associated with any township, so it will be a completely new urban area. The project site is in Ke Ga, near the Ke Ga lighthouse (the oldest lighthouse in Vietnam). The closest major city is the provincial capital of Phan Thiet, 36 km to the north.
The development is split into three distinct sections, with resort villas by the beach, apartment towers in the middle, and rows of shophouses facing the main road. In total there are 6,000 apartments, 1,000 shophouses and 150 villas.
The original plan comprised four apartment towers made up of stacked blocks reaching a height of 27 floors. The main towers bear a striking resemblance to The Interlace in Singapore, though this project is not affiliated with the same architects.
The project was revised in 2021 with only one section of stacked blocks, with the rest of the towers being a mix of different designs.
AccorHotels and Wyndham Hotel Group are two hotel groups that will be part of the project.
Thanh Long is Vietnamese for dragon fruit, which is grown everywhere in Binh Thuan province.
Thanh Long Bay Location Map
Location: Road DT719B Tan Thanh commune, Ham Thuan Nam district, Binh Thuan province, Vietnam.
Thanh Long Bay is 36 km south of Phan Thiet city. There is a planned airport for Phan Thiet, and a new expressway will reduce driving times from Ho Chi Minh City. Thanh Long Bay is about 140 km away from the future Long Thanh International Airport.
[Map of Thanh Long Bay, Vietnam.]
Official Links and Resources
Official website: thanhlongbay.vn.
Sales brochure: Wyndham Coast by TLB [PDF] (in Vietnamese).
Construction management and supervision: fqm.com.vn.
YouTube: Thanh Long Bay Official
Site Visit (19 April 2022)
Site Visit (12 September 2020)
I visited the site on 12 September 2020.
There is not even a village here, so everything is new. On the other side of the road is the Uni King Bay villa project, and on the western side is the Perolas resort development. If the Thanh Long project is a success then expect to see similar projects built around it, creating a new township.
[Road DT719B. Thanh Long Bay is on the left and the Uni King Bay project is on the right.]
[Thanh Long Bay construction entrance. Workers were on site on the day of my visit.]
[Thanh Long Bay first tower block under construction.]
[Road that marks the eastern boundary of the site.]
[Fishing boats in front of the project site.]
[Tidal pool at Thanh Long Bay.]
[Thanh Long Bay Showroom at the beach.]
[Model of main entrance.]
[Model of stacked tower blocks.]
[Model of beach villas.]
[Model of shophouses, apartments, and villas.]
[Model of eastern boundary road. The traffic circle is about where my motorbike was.]
[Model of pier and central square area.]
Despite the size of this project, there hasn’t been a lot of reportage on the English language news sites in Vietnam. I have news alerts set up and I will bookmark future developments here.
[Thanh Long Bay advertising at SGN Airport – 17/09/20]
Property developers go on hiring binge as they wait for post-pandemic recovery – [09/05/20]
“Nam Group is set to employ 500 people for its subsidiary, Nam Land, in all positions from marketing executives to directors of transaction centres. Nam Group said the recruitment drive is aimed at selling over 10,000 units in its Thanh Long Bay this year after the pandemic ends.”
Binh Thuan eager to restore Ke Ga tourist resort – [01/09/19]