A diverse landscape of historyA true Asian spectacle that continues to wow visitors as it well and truly throws off the shackles of its recent history
With its diverse mix of cities, immaculate beaches, paddy fields and rugged mountain ranges, it’s scarcely surprising that Vietnam’s popularity has been growing in recent years. Located in Southeast Asia, this small yet abundant country is packed full of spectacular sights and unique experiences. Our luxury resorts in Vietnam offer the ideal base to explore this eclectic country.
Ho Chi Minh, located in the south, is the country’s largest city. Situated on the banks of the Saigon River, its wealth of fine restaurants, superb shopping facilities and lively bars never fails to impress. You’ll also find some of the best 5 star Vietnam hotels here, from which you can tour the city’s many attractions, including the War Remnants Museum, the spectacular Jade Emperor Pagoda temple and tranquil botanical gardens.
Located in the north is Hanoi, the capital city, which retains a notably more traditional air with its colonial architecture and old-worldly charm. Be sure to visit the nearby Perfume Pagoda set among rolling limestone hills, and the spiralling citadel of Co Loa before enjoying a performance of the delightful Vietnamese water-puppets.
One of Vietnam’s most alluring landmarks is Ha Long Bay on the north coast, where you’ll be amazed by the sight of hundreds of jagged limestone outcrops jutting majestically from the sea. Take the time to explore the mysterious caves around Dong Hoi and visit the enchanting Cat Ba Island, with its profusion of coral reefs, mangrove plantations and evergreen forests.
Another must-see historical site is the Cu Chi Tunnels, created by the Viet Cong for refuge during the American War. Step back in time as you crawl through the winding underground maze before heading to the nearby technicoloured façade of the Cao Dai Great Temple of the Holy See. The My Son Hindu Sanctuary, with its crumbling temples and remains of the ancient Champa civilisation, is also not to be missed.
Beaches and nature
The glorious white sands and cerulean waters along the southern coast are a popular attraction for many who visit Vietnam. Nha Trang is one of the busiest resorts with its profusion of restaurants, cafés and bars. There are ample opportunities for scuba diving, snorkelling and kayaking here, while other activities include the Vinpearl Amusement Park and Thap Ba Hot Springs.
The quieter Mui Ne boasts gorgeous stretches of pristine beach and rolling red and white sand dunes. From here, you can also travel to the fascinating Po Shanu Cham Towers and Van Thuy Tu Temple.
The Mekong Delta in the Southwest comprises miles of paddy fields, rich orchards and sugar cane groves. Give yourself time to visit one of the small villages scattered across the region where, away from the bustle of the cities, you can catch a glimpse of true Vietnamese culture. If you’re feeling adventurous, the north offers a marvellous wilderness of mountains and dense forests just waiting to be explored.
An indulgent holiday
Our luxury holidays in Vietnam can be tailor-made to suit your needs, whether you’re looking for an action-packed experience or something more relaxing. Why not get in touch with our team by phone or live chat to find out more?
where to stay
Our specialists are experts at putting together complex holidays and can help you to tailor-make your perfect trip. Below is a selection of the hotels we love in the region, but it is by no means exhaustive, so do please give us a call on 01244 322770 and we can help you to create the trip of your dreams, complete with the hotels and experiences that are perfect for you.
Pilgrimage Village Boutique Resort & SpaFrom...Perched amid the verdant countryside around the historic city of Hue, Pilgrimage Village offers an oasis of calm and relaxation set around an intimate resort-style pool.
L'Alya Ninh Van BayFrom...Surrounded by lush jungle and tranquil blue sea, L’Alya is an enchanting place for a secluded luxury holiday in Vietnam. With astonishing villas in unique and wondrous locations, innovative restaurants and an unforgettable spa, it’s small wonder this resort is a favourite among international guests seeking deep relaxation for body and mind.
Fusion MaiaFrom...Located within easy reach of no fewer than three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Fusion Maia Da Nang is ideally situated on the coastline, so you’ll be perfectly placed for an incredible holiday in Vietnam. Blending understated luxury with healthy living, this destination is more than just a vacation spot - it’s a way of life.
Hotel de l'Opera HanoiFrom...Situated in the centre of the enchanting city of Hanoi, at the Hotel de l’Opera, you will experience Vietnamese hospitality at its very finest
Heritage Line - The JayavarmanFrom...Sauntering down the Mekong River, The Jayavarman river cruiser is named after Angkor’s most celebrated king and inspired by the art deco era of French rule. It effortlessly combines Asian and European influences in its design, its cuisine and its general aura.
Heritage Line - The JahanFrom...Created in the style of a colonial river boat The Jahan captures the elegance of a bygone era in conjunction with top of the range facilities for travellers looking to explore the Mekong River. Unwind as the cruiser makes its way past traditional fishing villages to UNESCO World Heritage Sites that are usually inaccessible and rarely visited by tourists. Explore ancient temples and take in the beauty of the verdant landscape as you go
Six Senses Ninh Van BayFrom...
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay has spectacular views over the East Vietnam Sea and the mountains beyond. A 60-minute road transfer from Cam Ranh International airport will take you to the resort’s lounge, from where a boat will collect you for a beautiful, short journey across the bay to the resort itself.
Six Senses Con DaoFrom...
Six Senses Con Dao is set in a stunning area of Vietnam’s archipelago islands. It is wonderfully remote, although less than an hour’s flight from Ho Chi Min City. The design is contemporary and elegant, while also feeling very Vietnamese.
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