Home into palm-fringed beaches, forested mountains and lush countryside — the sheer selection of landscapes in Vietnam can make it something of a challenge. But wherever you travel, a stay in a Vietnam luxury resort will help make sure your visit to this ebullient country is much more memorable.
Four Seasons Resort that the Nam Hai:
A brief drive away in the easygoing city of Hoi An, the wide expanse of palm-fringed Cua Dai Beach is lined with upmarket resorts such as the indulgently luxurious Four Seasons Resort the Nam Hai. This extensive beachfront institution is a designer’s dream. Laid out across mountains of premium shore, its chic, posh villas are decorated and furnished in line with the principles of Feng Shui, and come complete with private terraces and gardens — many even have their own pools. Staff provide a flawless service in tranquil surroundings which have two elegant restaurants, a elegant spa and a grand infinity pool with sweeping sea views.
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay:
Overlooking the turquoise waters of idyllic, secluded Ninh Van Bay on Vietnam’s south coast, the Six Senses boutique resort is only available by speedboat. Serene, stylish wood-furnished villas on the beachfront, on stilts over the water, or nestled in the rugged hillside benefit from chic baths with freestanding tubs and private plunge pools, in addition to 24-hour butler service. Guests can relish exquisite cuisine whilst dining al fresco overlooking the bay, savour holistic therapies and traditional therapies at the relaxed spa, and make the most of a wealth of exceptional diving opportunities in easy reach.
Inspired by tropical jungle beyond the town of Hue in the heart of Vietnam, Pilgrimage Village offers ample, wood-furnished rooms and airy bungalows nestled among lush greenery. Guest rooms decorated in traditional design are hung with modern art and feature balconies overlooking gardens, although the resort’s airy restaurants serve enticing menus of Vietnamese fusion cuisine and regional specialities. After sightseeing in Hue’s UNESCO World Heritage listed Imperial City, you can unwind with tai chi and yoga classes, enjoy spa treatments, spa or herbal steam bath sessions, or just relax on a lounger beneath a palm tree next to the sizeable outdoor pool.
Victoria Can Tho Resort:
Set on the banks of the Hau River, the Victoria Can Tho is one of the very first luxury hotels in the Mekong Delta. The hotel captures the nature of the area in its elegant, colonial-style guest rooms featuring hardwood flooring, ceiling fans and traditional-style furnishings, complemented by balconies with garden or river views. The high-ceilinged restaurant serves a menu of tempting French-inspired cuisine, whilst premium amenities guests may enjoy include an outdoor pool and a rejuvenating spa with a sauna and steam room.
On the west coast of Vietnam’s largest island Phu Quoc, the Fusion Resort offers understated luxury in a secluded place near a river flowing into the sparkling Gulf of Thailand. Light-filled, open design villas with trendy, modern furnishings include private gardens with plunge pools, along with chic, outdoor lounge areas. There is a airy restaurant, a relaxed oceanfront seafood grill, plus a massive outdoor pool overlooking the magnificent white sand shore. And when you wish to turn your comfort up a notch, head to the expansive spa, complete with steam rooms, saunas, yoga areas and a fitness center, in addition to complex treatment rooms where you can indulge in rejuvenating massages, facials and body scrubs.
Vinpearl Resort and Spa Ha Long:
Set on a private island offering panoramic views of breathtaking Ha Long Bay, the Luxurious Vinpearl Resort and Spa Ha Long occupies an imposing building surrounded by manicured, landscaped gardens along with three white sandy beaches. Sophisticated guest rooms with French-inspired traditional decor feature state-of-the-art technology and private balconies with garden views. Luxurious suites include living rooms and ocean views. Opulent dining rooms serving international and à la carte Asian cuisine are all complemented with a high-ceilinged lounge where guests can enjoy good teas, cocktails and wines. A fully equipped gym usually means that you can easily remain fit during your trip, while the immaculately styled spa is the place to savour deeply relaxing therapies.
An Lam Saigon River Resort:
Amid lush tropical greenery on the banks of the Saigon River northeast of Ho Chi Minh City, the An Lam Saigon River Resort offers a tranquil setting to relax and recharge. Stylish, spacious suites and baths with hardwood floors and elegant modern furnishings gain from luxurious beds, elegant bathrooms and private balconies with river or garden views. Guests can enjoy gourmet Vietnamese cuisine al fresco in the restaurant when taking in sweeping vistas of this river. Stay in shape in the state-of-the-art fitness room, relax in the palm-shaded plunge pool or treat yourself to an energising massage at a private spa area equipped with a personal steam bath.