If you want a beach vacation without the crowds, here is an expert guide to the best beach hotels and resorts in Vietnam, featuring the top places to stay for ocean views, great restaurants, high-end spa, exceptional service, and glamorous pools.
Although Vietnam isn’t well known as a beach country, it has some impeccable, unspoiled beaches with fine sand, clean water surrounded by lush mountains and beautiful landscapes. Whether you are beach lovers, couples looking for a romantic getaway, or honeymooners planning a dream trip, here are the most gorgeous beach resorts that can make you feel like living a blissful life.
This resort in the rugged landscape of southern coast Vietnam feels like it’s a million miles away from the modern cities. Its name, that’s derived from Sanskrit, means A peaceful place, describes it the best. Perched on a remote cliff, this tranquil retreat overlooks the dramatic Vinh Hy Bay, enfolding by pristine jungles and beaches. 31 slate-roofed pavilions are inspired by traditional Vietnamese architectures but stripped down to the minimalist with wood furniture and straight lines, giving them graceful and artful vibes of the simplicity. Serious spa junkies or people who are looking for a detoxifying treatment should book themselves into one of the two Spa Houses that come with programs ensuring palpable results. Two restaurants serve dishes featuring from around the globe but it’s the Vietnamese dishes truly shine. Everything is fresh, light, and loaded with local flavor but fresh fish that delivered daily directly from local fishing boats is prominent on Amanoi’s menus.
This resort in the rugged landscape of southern coast Vietnam
Each room is inspired by traditional Vietnamese architectures but stripped down to the minimalist.
Vietnamese dishes are loaded with local flavor
If any couple looking to a castaway charm for an island retreat, there’s no better place than Six Senses Con Dao. A 45-minute flight from Ho Chi Minh City, this high-end resort is set in a protected national and marine park, providing a truly breathtaking view. Its designs draw the sense of a Vietnamese fishing village. 50 dedicate villas are built from teakwood and sustainable materials, line the mile-long beachfront. Each of them has a private pool and an outdoor bathroom. But if you don’t like swimming in the pool, just a few steps, you can have your feet played in the golden sand and sparkling sea. As with other Six Senses properties, the spa is a highlight. Set against the backdrop of a mountain and surrounded by lush gardens, it’s an oasis for the mind with a yoga pavilion and 5 outdoor treatment rooms.
This high-end resort is set in a protected national and marine park, providing a truly breathtaking view
50 dedicate villas are built from teakwood and sustainable materials
Admire the sunset from the Splash Bar
If you want to go to a place where everything is just perfect, then this is it. Everything in Anantara Quy Nhon is all about romantic beachside luxury. The sun rising over the ocean wake you up in the morning and the waves crashing on the sand is the loudest sound you hear. Each of 26 villas is secluded from everything but the striking ocean views with floor-to-ceiling windows, sun decks, and private plunge pools give a sense of merging with nature. Service is superb and comes in whispers. The food at the Sea Fire Salt restaurant is to die for. You can choose to breakfast in-room or dine on a cliff-top under the stars. Anantara’s menu offers a wide tempting variety of tasty bites and excellent wine list with some 140 bottles.
Anantara Quy Nhon is all about romantic beachside luxury
The Spa gives a sense of nature
Sea Fire Salt restaurant serves the fresh catch of the day
Accessible only by boat, on an exotic beach of which dreams are made, Six Senses Ninh Van Bay has a romantic setting that is perfect for a runaway honeymoon. This resort exudes ultimate privacy and seclusion. 57 treehouse-style, thatched villas are tucked away on the beach, over the water, between rocks, or against the hills in a way that you seldom see other guests except for the families of endangered black langurs that you may be happy to make friends with. The rooms look simple and rustic but stylish, photogenic, and luxurious, offering panoramic views over one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam. Hop on a bike to pedal to the hilltop spa for a rejuvenating journey or let your tongue delves in sumptuous dining options that much of the produce comes from extensive organic gardens. Six Sense Ninh Van Bay is a kind of resort that you never want to leave.
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay has a romantic setting that is perfect for a runaway honeymoon
The rooms look simple and rustic but stylish and photogenic
100 beds of vegetables, herbs, and fruits in kitchen gardens provide up to 100kg of organic produce each day for sumptuous dining options
Four Seasons The Nam Hai is a truly blissful relaxation when it comes to a beach vacation. Fronted by 25 miles of powdery white sand, this paradisiacal sanctuary feels both intimate and impressive at once. From here, you can easily wander along the shore shaded by over 4,500 palm trees or hop on a complimentary shuttle bus and head to the pretty Hoi An for a cultural hit.
First steps into this meticulous resort, which long regarded as one of the finest hotels in Vietnam, will have your heart missing a beat when you look out toward the white sand, three captivating infinity pools, and palm trees strung with jewel-colored lanterns. 100 spacious dwellings are just stunning with feng shui design, pagoda-style roofs, soothing colors and textures. They feature outdoor showers and patios that look out to either a lush garden or the blue sea. To occupy your days, embark on a culinary adventure at the Cooking Academy or join a variety of activities as rice field cycling, yoga, and beach tai chi. Four restaurants with open kitchens, serving truly delectable cuisine, supplied by the impressive vegetable garden. And as you would expect from the Four Seasons, the staff are always superb.
Four Seasons The Nam Hai is a truly blissful relaxation when it comes to a beach vacation
This paradisiacal sanctuary is just stunning with feng shui design, pagoda-style roofs, soothing colors and textures
They look out to either a lush garden or the blue sea.
A 50-minute flight from Ho Chi Minh City, this hotel is an outstanding piece in the collection of Harvard-educated American designer Bill Bensley. Unlike any other hotel in Vietnam, it features high-end luxury, a retro-themed style, crafted service, and unrivaled location on the immaculate white sands of Khem beach in Phu Quoc.
But Bensley hasn’t just designed a hotel. He’s written a fiction story about a French Colonial university, in which its characters and situations are delicately portrayed throughout the property. Modern and elegant, 244 airy and spacious rooms spread over various “academic departments," exude a charming feel with vintage furniture, high ceilings, giant lanterns, and sweeping views through floor-to-ceiling windows. Restaurants on offer include beautiful oceanfront Pink Pearl which serves French fine dining; laid-back setting Tempus Fugit with Vietnamese traditional flavors; the open-air Red Room providing fresh local seafood dishes, while delightful French & Co cafe bringing an ambiance of a classic French coffee shop with pastries and Vietnamese coffee.
JW Marriott Phu Quoc is an outstanding piece in the collection of Harvard-educated American designer Bill Bensley
Eye-catching patterns and bright splashes of beautiful oceanfront Pink Pearl restaurant
Mosaic-tiled sun pool looks over the ocean
Located on a quiet fishing village, Banyan Tree Lang Co is a private paradise for people seeking an unspoiled natural beauty. The resort features a traditional Vietnam touch and the cultural richness of the region. Each of 61 enormous pool villas is inspired by Hue imperial garden houses with an open courtyard and clay-tiled roofs. All have private pools, sun deck, and overlook either pristine beach or the beautiful lagoon, making your vacation a one-of-a-kind luxury hideaway experience.
At Banyan Tree Lang Co, you’ll be truly spoiled when it comes to dining. Breakfast will be served on a floating tray in your pool if you don’t want to leave your room. Four restaurants offer sumptuous dining options in the sights and sounds of waves. For couples, there are many things to do together, from a romantic dinner on the beach to a private cooking class and yoga sessions. From here, it’s an easy reach to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The imperial city of Hue, the charming old town of Hoi An, and the ancient ruins of My Son Sanctuary.
The resort features a traditional Vietnam touch and the cultural richness of the region
All the rooms have private pools, sun deck, and overlook either pristine beach or the beautiful lagoon
Nourish your romance with a floating breakfast on the pool or let the resort’s therapists who have been trained at the Spa Academy in Thailand and Indonesia awake your senses at the award-winning world-class spa.
Another Bill Bensley-designed resort in the list. Tucked into a canopy of lush tropical palms, in the heart of Son Tra Nature Reserve, Bensley’s creative power shines through in every inch of this beautiful resort, making it one of the best resorts in the world. 201 instagrammable rooms are stylishly adorned with a black-and-white palette, huge colorful silk chandeliers, eye-catching artwork, and a lot of sunshine, offering terrific views of the ocean and jungle. There are more than enough ways to cool off in InterContinental Danang.
For a gourmet experience, La Maison 1888 by world-renowned chef Pierre Gagnaire, offers exquisite French fine-dining. To indulge your mind and body, head to the world spa award Harnn that is also the best spa in Vietnam. The stylish Long Bar serves skillfully curated drink list but you should try its signature drink, the Lotus Cocktail: a combination of green bamboo and royal lotus seed syrup.
Tucked into a canopy of lush tropical palms, in the heart of Son Tra Nature Reserve, this is one of the best resorts in the world.
Bensley’s creative power shines through in every inch of this beautiful resort
All rooms are stylishly adorned with a black-and-white palette, eye-catching artwork, and a lot of sunshine
Located on one of the most beautiful bays in Vietnam, Fusion Cam Ranh is exceptional as you would expect from a 5-star luxury. Here, most of the dedicated staff are local villagers, so you’re part of an authentic, warm, welcoming Vietnamese community where people are always on hand to ensure your happiness and comfort. 122 airy suites and villas look over whether the turquoise ocean or enclosed gardens offering ultimate peace and privacy.
The resort’s style is a mixture of contemporary design and traditional Vietnamese charm and home to special treats as the signature “breakfast anywhere anytime” and “all-spa-inclusive." That means you can choose to have breakfast on your bed, by the pool, in the spa, or on the beach, whenever you want. The Spa is included in the daily rate, providing a peaceful haven to escape to at any time of the day when you want to lose yourself in a down-to-earth rejuvenating experience.
122 airy suites and villas offer ultimate peace and privacy
Here, you can enjoy the resort's signature breakfast "anywhere anytime” ...
.. or lose yourself in a down-to-earth rejuvenating experience in the Spa
Featuring stunning views over one of the largest lagoons in Southeast Asia from its private villas, Vedana Lagoon Lang Co is the perfect pick for romantic getaways. Privacy and intimacy are emphasized here with 55 luxury villas and bungalows. Each of them has a private sundeck and a balcony that leads directly to the blue lagoon or into a well-maintained garden. Whether staying over the water or on the hill, the concept is the same. All rooms feature stylish interior decoration with thatched roofs, natural materials, and outdoor bathrooms. Because Vedanā means feeling or sensation in Sanskrit, the essence of Vedana Lagoon Resort & Spa flows into its wellness experience. 100% natural ingredients are carefully chosen to provide its guests with a memorable pleasant feeling of revitalizing. Tranquil and serene, this resort will put you in a Zen mood most of the time.
Vedana Lagoon Lang Co is the glamorous slide of paradise
All rooms feature stylish interior decoration with thatched roofs, natural materials, and a private sundeck
Tranquil and serene, this resort will put you in a Zen mood most of the time.
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