Although Vietnam is slowly becoming a hot spot for travelers, it’s still an off-the-beaten track destination for now that offers plenty of serenity and opportunities for exploration. Not only is the country filed with interesting history, but it’s has exciting urban centers, beautiful landscapes, and delicious food. This is a friendly and hospitable country that’s affordable enough for budget travelers, authentic enough for adventure-seekers, and comfortable enough for luxury travelers.
If you’re looking for a luxurious place to stay while you relax along Vietnam’s world-famous beaches and check out local cultural festivals, there are lots of great options. These are some of the top luxury resorts in Vietnam to consider for your trip.
YOU'RE ALL SET!
Look out for our newsletters in your inbox soon.
With a style that can be described as tropical, Vietnamese, French, modern, and post-colonial, the Princess d’Annam Resort & Spa is a great place to stay in Ke Ga Bay. There are 36 Mandarin Suites, 18 Princess Villas, and three two-story Empress Villas that have infinity pools and ocean views, as well as a couple restaurants, a large spa, and several swimming pools. It’s a 150-kilometer drive from Ho Chi Minh City. This is an ideal place for outdoor adventure lovers to stay because of all the outdoor activities available in the area, including 4-wheeling on rugged roads and hiking through the mountains and canyons. There’s a golf course nearby and beautifully-landscaped garden here too.
One of the most highly recommended places to stay in Vietnam is the Banyan Tree Lang Co, which is between the Hue and Hoi An World Heritage Sites. This is an exclusive resort that has lovely views of the Truong Son Mountain Range and puts a priority on luxury pool culture. You’ll find Vietnamese aesthetics and elegant furnishings at this resort, which has 49 rooms available. Some popular activities to do in the area include boat excursions, Vietnamese cooking classes, biking, yoga, and national park tours.
You only have to travel about 4 miles from the city center at Hue to reach Pilgrimage Village, but this resort feels like a million miles away. You’ll get a rustic village-style setting while staying here and enjoy a mix of modern and local art and culture. There are 72 deluxe units here, as well as over a dozen honeymoon bungalows, and a few pool huts and pool houses too. The Vedanā spa specializes in meditation, tai chi, and yoga classes or you can just take a dip in the sauna, steam bath, and Jacuzzi. Several restaurants, bars, and cafés are available onsite and open until late evening. Top attractions to visit in the area include the Citadel, Thanh Toan tile roof bridge, and Bach Ma National Park.
One of the largest lagoons in Southeast Asia is home to the Verdana Lagoon Resort and Spa, which is also between the Hue and Hoi An World Heritage Sites. It’s only 30 minutes away from the airport in Hue and 45 minutes from Hue’s city center. These 27 over-water villas offer a sense of calm and peace that can be found in very few places in the world. Some of the local areas of interest include the royal tombs, Dong Ba market, Lang Co Beach, Truc Lam Zen Monastery, Canh Duong Beach, and Binh An Beach. The Horizon restaurant serves fresh seafood, and the onsite spa offers tai chi, yoga, and a variety of rejuvenating treatments.
Located in the ideal location of Dat Lat, Ana Mandara Villas Resort & Spa features a day spa with a variety of beauty treatments, outdoor pool, and some in-room Jacuzzis. This is a French villa preserved from the 1920s that is full of history and culture. You can dine on local and international cuisine that is prepared with fresh ingredients picked from nearby farms and gardens. Guests can also consult the resort staff about tours to see the city, plan a picnic lunch, or experience the nearby rural areas. This is a family-friendly resort that even has a Kids Club to entertain your little ones while you relax.
Located along the beach of Mui Ne, the Anantara Mui Ne Resort and Spa provides excellent accommodations on Vietnams’ southern coast. This is a great place to stay for travelers who want to indulge in a spa treatment or two, spend time along the beach, and go for hikes among the sand dunes. This resort is about four hours from Ho Chi Minh, so it’s a peaceful getaway for travelers. The L’Anmien Restaurant Mui Ne serves modern Vietnamese fusion dishes, and there’s a ballroom here that seats 200 people for events and meetings.
For that dream-like private island vibe, make sure to check out An Lam Ninh Van Bay, which is on an exclusive beach north of Nha Trang. Guests reach the resort by boat, where they’ll find 35 thatched-roof villas in a beautiful, natural landscape. This resort strikes a perfect balance between luxury and authenticity, and you can enjoy a spa, plunge pool, butler service, and the gym while staying here. Get out and active with a hike through the nearby hills or take a kayak out to explore the bays.
Evason Ava Mandara is located along the Nha Trang beach and offers stunning views of the bay. All units have Jacuzzis and Internet access, and there are a couple great on-site restaurants serving Vietnamese and international foods to choose from. This resort is made up of 74 semi-detached villas, and guests can play tennis, beach volleyball and other water sports here too. Make an appointment at the Six Senses Spa for a holistic wellness or pampering treatment during your stay, such as Thai massage, a Vietnamese herbal compress, or Indian head therapy.