North and Central Vietnam is less well-known than the south but no less fascinating, from Ha Long Bay with it’s breathtaking limestone islands, rock formations to Sapa, a beautiful, mountain town along the border with China. The largest city in northern Vietnam is the capital of Hanoi with it’s wellpreserved Old Quarter, monuments and colonial architecture as well as historical sites such as Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum. Graceful Hoi An is perhaps Vietnam’s most historic and charming town, once a major port and now well worth a visit.
Southern Vietnam covers the Mekong Delta at the southern end of the mighty Mekong River. Being a delta it’s green and lush, covered with rice fields and timeless vistas of rice farmers planting and harvesting their crop. The area is also dominated by Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, a city ribboned with many rivers, arroyos and canals. The beaches here are sublime, swathes of picturesque powder sand and lagoons sheltered by tropical jungle and towering dunes.
Fusion Maia is Asia’s first resort with an all-inclusive spa and it boasts the largest spa of central Vietnam. Located on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, the concept of Fusion Maia is to fuse healthy living with a life of indulgent luxuries.
The striking villas of The Nam Hai preside over 35 hectares of lush tropical gardens and a sweeping stretch of pristine shoreline at Ha My Beach in the heart of vibrant Vietnam. Inspired by the 2,500 years of history of the Tu Doc royal tombs of Hue as well as the ancient philosophy of feng shui, The Nam Hai’s architecture and interior design presents a dramatic play on wind and water.
Contemporary in design but evoking a traditional fishing village, Six Senses Con Dao is one of the world’s top eco lodges. The delightfully remote destination is the first luxury resort in the archipelago and has a breathtaking location which has been protected for decades as a national and marine park.
Villas at L'Alyana Ninh Van Bay offer the ultimate in luxury Vietnamese-style. Situated in the picturesque Ninh Van Bay, surrounded by tropical forests, majestic mountains, white sand beach and sparkling ocean, the resort offers sublime accommodation coupled with exquisite food and flawless service.
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay occupies a dramatic bay that feels more like an island, with impressive rock formations overlooking the East Vietnam Sea. Golden sand beaches and majestic mountains are the best that nature has to offer and the resort’s architecture, inspired by local traditions, is the best of Vietnam. The spacious Pool Villas are constructed of natural and sustainably sourced materials with cushioned teak day beds, open-air bathrooms and a beautiful handcrafted wooden bathtub. Restaurants serve international and local favourites as well as East meets West specialties.