Good Morning Vietnam! Rise and shine in some of the world’s best luxury beach resorts in Vietnam and discover some of the best untouched beaches around.
Lying on the eastern part of the Indochine peninsular, Vietnam is a tropical strip of land shaped like the letter “S”, bordered by China, Laos and Cambodia as well as the East Sea and Pacific Ocean – which makes it a contender for the best beaches and bays around South East Asia.
PHU QUOC ISLAND
This serene tropical paradise island lies in the Gulf of Thailand and offers spectacular beaches and excellent diving spots. It is fast becoming a popular tourist destination in Vietnam as it’s accessible by flight, just 50 minutes from Ho Chi Minh. However, the island still remains unspoilt.
LA VERANDA RESORT
Reminiscent of a French seaside colonial style mansion, La Veranda, managed by the Accor chain, is an elegant 43 rooms boutique resort, each with its own private balcony. One may feel like royalty while indulging in the splendour of the resort with its elegantly exotic atmosphere.
Romantic four-post beds, Mosaic tiles and dark wood are prominent features of each luxuriously designed room. The beachfront suites are highly recommended, providing the ultimate setting on your personal balcony to watch the sunset over the horizon.
Surrounded by lush tropical gardens and just a step away from the sandy white beach, this is the perfect place to just relax and getaway from it all.
*Pictures courtesy of La Veranda Resort Vietnam
For bookings and reservations, check out La Veranda by Accor Hotels
Hoi An, mid way between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, once possessed the largest harbour in South East Asia and is now a historical site displaying a unique blend of local and foreign influences. The provincial city of Hoi An also boasts one of the most popular beaches in Vietnam just 20km away – China Beach. This idyllic stretch of sand, runs uninterrupted along a long coast from Danang to Hoi An town.
THE NAM HAI
Located on a prime stretch of Ha My beach, 30km south of Danang, lies one of the best beach resorts in Vietnam – The Nam Hai. With its opening since 1996, this elegant 60 villas and 40 Pool villas resort has set the benchmark for luxurious, classy resort living.
This resort has been designed to harmonize with nature and offers spacious bedrooms with high ceilings, walk-in wardrobes and in the Pool villas, a kitchen and a maid’s room. The pool is also temperature-adjustable, allowing you to take a dip any time of the year.
If you’d rather take a swim in the resort’s pool, there are three huge swimming pools cascading down from the central tiered concourse from the lobby to the beach to choose from. Simply breath-taking!
The Nam Hai is a 35 hectares paradise for romance and reflection.
*Pictures courtesy of The Nam Hai Vietnam
For bookings and reservations, check out The Nam Hai
NINH VAN BAY @ NHA TRANG
Ninh Van Bay sits on a remote peninsular but has all the feel and allure of an island due to its general inaccessibility. To get to Ninh Van Bay, one has to take a speed boat from Nha Trang pier. The bay is surrounded by pristine white sand and turquoise water with only one resort available.
SIX SENSES HIDEAWAY
Rated as one of the most luxurious beach resorts in Vietnam, The Six Senses Hideaway Ninh Van Bay features 58 pool villas looking onto an arcing bay and 2km of white sand beach with towering mountains behind.
The feel of the resort is rustic chic from its spa, restaurants and accommodation. Although secluded, the food and service are impeccable.
Each villa is designed to harmonize with nature using natural wood and some even come with sculpted private pools perched on promontories. A personal butler is on call during your stay there, however, your privacy is well respected and the attention to detail uncompromised.
*Pictures courtesy of Six Senses Hideaway Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam
For bookings and reservations, check out Six Senses Hideaway Ninh Van Bay
Read more about our top picks for South East Asia. Comprising of Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, this region is home to some of the world’s best beaches.