If you’re planning a relaxing break in my country, this is the article for you. This is Travel+Leisure magazine’s selection of the best Luxury resorts in Vietnam for 2023. As you’ll soon notice, the central region of the country is home to most of these luxury beach hotels.
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1. Regent Phu Quoc
- Address: Bai Truong, Duong To, Phu Quoc city , Kien Giang province
- Tel: 0297 3880 000
- An overnight stay costs from €400
Stretching along Long Beach (Bai Dai), next to a UNESCO-recognised World Biosphere Reserve, the Regent Phu Quoc has risen to the top of the list.
Opening in April 2022, just after the reopening of the country, the resort has 302 suites and villas, and its six restaurants and bars offer Japanese and French cuisine as well as traditional Vietnamese dishes. The resort also has a fitness centre, meditation studio and rooftop yoga pavilions.
Here’s a review on the Tripadvisor page from June 2023:
“Only the word incredible can describe this place. Incredible room, pool, gardens, breakfast and staff. Special thanks to Mr Tri for looking after us so well. Thanks also to the Rice Market restaurant staff: Mr Anh, Ms Nancy, Ms Yen and Ms Katrina, and to the breakfast restaurant staff: Ms Jolin, Mr Long and especially Ms Nhi who remembered exactly what I couldn’t eat when I ordered breakfast. Thanks also to Mr Dora, the restaurant manager, and the Regent manager for taking the time to talk to me during breakfast. Finally, thanks to Mr Loc for looking after us at the pool and gym. One of the best places I have ever stayed. I hope to return one day soon.”
2. InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort
- Address: Tho Quang, Hai Chau District, Da Nang city
- Tel: 0236 3938 888
- Room rates start from 450 euros
Stretching along a 700-metre private beach on the Son Tra peninsula, considered Da Nang’s ‘green lung’, the InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort is in second place. It offers 201 rooms, suites, penthouses and villas surrounded by mountains and tropical gardens.
Located in the Son Tra Nature Reserve, home to some endangered species including the red-legged langur, the resort applies strict policies to protect wildlife.
A traveller’s Tripadvisor review from March 2023:
“A magical unspoilt place, great experience: high quality hotel service. Efficient staff at your service. Beautiful facilities: a family holiday with my children in the company of monkeys – they are everywhere in the resort (without danger). A unique and memorable experience.”
3. JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa
- Address: Khem Beach, Phu Quoc city, Kien Giang province
- Tel: 02973779999
- Room rates start from €250
The JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa, on the southern island of Phu Quoc, is ranked third.
Located just 15 minutes from Phu Quoc International Airport, the resort stretches along Khem Beach and offers 234 rooms, suites and independent villas.
Construction of the French-style resort began in 2015 and its doors opened in 2016.
Tripadvisor review from June 2023:
“Amazing stay and the staff went out of their way to make our anniversary unforgettable. As soon as we arrived, the reception staff offered us a delicious tiramisu to celebrate our anniversary. Mrs Thu did a great job showing us around the place with detailed explanations. We had a romantic dinner by the beach while Sang and the Tempus Fugit staff took great care of our private dinner. Mme Vie from French and Co and Mme Diem from Red Rum were also very attentive and considerate. All in all, we’ll definitely be back for another anniversary.”
4. Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai
- Address: Block Ha My, Điện Bàn commune, Quang Nam province
- Tel: 02353940000
- Room rates start from 500 euros
Around eight kilometres from Hoi An’s old town, the Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai is ranked fourth. Spread over 35 hectares and overlooking Ha My beach in the central province of Quang Nam, it has 100 villas and eight separate spa rooms, all designed in traditional Vietnamese style.
The resort has its own vegetable garden and uses environmentally friendly materials. At the heart of the resort is a small temple where fishermen pray before each trip.
Opinion of a French traveller on Tripadvisor:
“As well as a fantastic welcome, what really stands out here is the service, which is beyond comprehension because of its quality, simplicity and efficiency. Everywhere in the hotel, the staff are absolutely exceptional. Superb rooms overlooking the sea, several pools including one reserved for adults (what a great idea!), a magnificent beach. A sumptuous spa and divine massage. When you leave here, you take with you a little of the tranquillity that is the hallmark of this hotel. Thank you!”
5. Zannier Hotels Bãi San Hô
- Address: Hoa Thanh, Song Cau town, Phu Yen Province
- Tel: 02573830000
- Room rates start from €400 per night
Zannier Hotels Bai San Ho, located in the central province of Phu Yen, is ranked fifth. It offers 73 suites and villas adopting the architecture of traditional Vietnamese villages, with thatched roofs and woven bamboo walls.
Interior decorations highlight the unique local culture with items such as dried gourds, traditional woven baskets and coconut shell tools made by local artisans.
A traveller wrote on Tripadvisor:
“Hotel full of charm, refined decoration, exceptional location with private beach. Stay in a magnificent villa on the edge of a rice field. Excellent Vietnamese cuisine. Lovely staff. Perfect for relaxing after a road trip through Vietnam”.
Or from May 2023:
“Zannier was a dream location and resort . True epitome of a timeless boutique resort that has the optimal balance of luxury, privacy and a sense of really being tied into the community and environment. Very keen to now explore their other resorts as this has set a very high benchmark . Both Tim (FOM) and Michael (GM) were outstanding professionals and very personable & engaging.”
6. Anantara Quy Nhon Villas
- Address: Ghenh Rang, Bai Dai Beach, Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh Province
- Tel: 02563840077
- Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Villas with private beachfront pools cost €1,000 per night, while the cheapest will cost around €300.
Listed among the finest luxurious 5-star hotels and resorts in Vietnam, Anantara Quy Nhon is situated 10 km outside Quy Nhon town in south central Vietnam, on a private stretch of beach overlooking the East Sea.
Anantara Quy Nhon with 26 beach-view villas and private outdoor pools. Each and every villa boasts panoramic views through floor-to-ceiling doors – especially poignant at sunrise. Laze by pool, periodically refreshed with Vietnamese iced coffee and gourmet eats served by your butler at one of the best luxury resorts in Vietnam.
An opinion from a traveller:
“A real haven of peace where the staff are attentive from the first to the last minute, thanks in particular to a personal villa host who anticipates all our needs. A thousand little touches, coupled with a heavenly environment (villa, restaurant, lobby, spa, etc.) make Anantara Quy Nhon Villas the best place to relax, open up your senses and enjoy Vietnam. We’ll definitely be back if the opportunity arises.”
An opinion from New York City traveller on Tripadvisor:
“Exceptional! The resort impresses with top-notch service, stunning views, and secluded, beautiful villas. The on-site restaurant offering local and international cuisine to savour. The private beach is pristine and inviting, while the nearby Bai Xep village adds charm and incredible fresh-caught seafood on the beach. A shorter visit than desired but still unforgettable. Lots of swimming, sleeping, and eating, plus a terrific local trip organised by friendly staff. Highly recommend!”
7. Six Senses Con Dao
- Address: Dat Doc Beach, Co Ong Town, Con Đao, Vung Tau province
- Tel: 02838232229
- The price of a villa for two people ranges from €400 million to €2,000.
Spread over 12 hectares along Dat Doc beach, Six Senses Con Dao is ranked seventh. It is the only five-star resort in the Con Dao archipelago, a popular tourist destination in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau.
Located within the Con Dao National Park, it offers 50 beachfront villas, built mainly from natural materials and each with a private swimming pool.
The opinion of a French traveller in January 2023:
“Everything is incredible at Six Senses: the sea view, the magnificent beach, the green environment. All kinds of activities: snorkelling, hiking, boating. The staff are wonderful and very attentive, as is our assistant Kayden. In short, an exceptional hotel!”
8. Six Senses Ninh Van Bay
- Address: Ninh Hoa Commune, Khanh Hoa Province
- Tel: 02583524268
- Room rates start from 800 euros
Located in the bay of the same name, around 60 kilometres from Nha Trang city centre, Six Senses Ninh Van Bay is ranked eighth. It comprises 62 villas built entirely from wood and rattan, with thatched roofs. No plastic bottles are allowed inside, making it one of the few eco-friendly resorts in Vietnam.
Here’s a review from a traveller in April 2023:
“A fantastic resort! Just wow! I love ‘six senses’, but six senses ninh van bay is just heaven on earth! You melt into nature, in the calm, everything is natural wood, … but quality! It’s not bling bling, it’s simple but beautiful”.
9. Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa
- Address: 5 Trường Sa Street, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang city
- Tel: 02363981234
- Room rates start from €200
Located at the foot of the Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountains), the Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa is ranked ninth. It has 198 rooms and suites, 160 flats and 22 villas overlooking Non Nuoc beach. The resort has five outdoor swimming pools and is a 30-minute drive from Hoi An.
Traveller reviews in March 2023:
“The hotel is simply fabulous. Everything you need, you can find in this hotel. Our stay was perfect, a magnificent room with a view of the sea, truly a dream. The room was very clean. We were greeted carefully and warmly, all the staff were excellent with us. The breakfast was just incredible, lots of quantity and above all lots of quality, which is not always the case with buffets. The pools are just magnificent, with sea views. We recommend a stay here, whether as a family or a couple, the hotel is perfect.”
10. Ana Mandara Cam Ranh
- Address: Slot D6A – Zone 2, Cam Lam district, Khanh Hoa province
- Tel: 02583522222
- Room rates start from 150 euros
Located on the Cam Ranh peninsula, Ana Mandara Cam Ranh completes the list. Just a 40-minute drive from Nha Trang, the resort has 176 beach-view rooms surrounded by lush green trees. Due to its secluded location, the resort is an ideal choice for families during the summer holidays in Vietnam.
Tripadvisor review from June 2023:
“I really enjoyed my stay at Ana Mandara Cam Ranh. The reception building was ecologically designed, which I loved. Also, the gardens were really beautiful. All the staff were always helpful and very friendly! Thank you very much.”
Or review from April 2023:
Ana mandara , great property for vacation, but most of all fantastic food, great taste and fresh ingredients, we taste 4 cheese pizza and was wow out of this world , fantastic breakfast buffet , variety of food so great. Kudos for all the chefs.. great great food❤️❤️❤️