About Our Resort
Ideally located in Trai Lang village, Co Dong commune, Tomodachi Retreat Son Tay is the first and only wellness retreat in Son Tay town. Isolated from the hustle and bustle of urban life, this “green architectural paradise” is where exquisite bungalows blend into their surroundings, bringing you the ultimate tranquil experience: an open space where the silence is only broken by the sounds of nature.
Also known as the “Jackfruit Village” (“Lang Mit” in Vietnamese), Tomodachi Retreat was designed by the internationally well-known architect Hoang Thuc Hao with interesting stories that are hidden behide the unique look of each bungalow. Made from thatched roofs and locally-sourced compressed earth blocks, the bungalows all face Lang Hau lake, which is connected to Tich Giang river, creating a harmony of natural elements. Thanks to this eco-friendly architecture, Jackfruit Village won First Prize in the Spec Go Green 2018 Award by the Vietnam Architects Association.
At Tomodachi Retreat, we make a commitment to your physical and emotional health and wellness. Here, our licensed and caring professionals work comprehensively on you with healing therapies comprising of macrobiotic diet coupled with traditional acupressure massage and exercises. As the tension is relieved and your mind and body are revitalized, your spa session will be a truly memorable experience.
Dubbed the “The Land of two Kings”, Son Tay town’s rich history of more than 1000 years has a lot to offer. Customized excursions to discover Son Tay’s soul and history can be arranged for you at your request. You will not only have the opportunity to enjoy the picturesque and ancient beauty, but also be immersed in authentic local traditions and customs. Son Tay citadel, Duong Lam ancient village, Vietnam National Villages For Ethnic Culture And Tourism, rose farms, or traditional handicraft villages are all waiting for you to explore and get the most out of your experience.
Besides cultural exploration, the ideal location of Tomodachi Retreat makes it easy to combine ecotourism and spiritual tourism, as there are many sacred temples and pagodas nearby, such as Huong Pagoda (Lang Hau), Khai Nguyen Pagoda, Khanh Son pagoda, Mia pagoda, Son Dong church or Xuan Loc church.
From the initial purpose as a Filial House to the owner’s devotion to his mother and a gathering place for his greater family and friends, Tomodachi Retreat has become a destination where friendship, love and community values are upheld. Every year, we offer free English classes to local people, provide scholarships to poor and hard-working students, and provide vocational training to local youth so they can make their living, true to our spirit of “Coming Home”.
Sometimes, we can feel a little frazzled, stressed and even lost in this fast paced modern life. All we need might just be a few days, or even a few hours, to find our way back to nature, to feel revitalized, mentally and physically.
After only 40-minute drive from the center of Hanoi, you can enjoy excellent physical, mental and spiritual recovery in pristine natural settings and harmonious atmosphere. Take time to rediscover the best version of you in the peace and serenity of Tomodachi Retreat.