Take a look at the best beach hotels in Vietnam.
With a beautiful stretch of beach, excellent cuisine, and a gorgeous infinity pool overlooking the sea, the 121-room Salinda Resort is one of the most luxurious hotels in this part of Phu Quoc. Rooms are large and airy, with upscale decor and amenities, free Wi-Fi, and great bathrooms with rain showers. The spa, complete with a wide array of signature massages and treatments, is one of the best around, and the fitness center is equipped with a range of well-maintained cardio and strength-training equipment. Although the hotel's focus on relaxation makes it popular with couples, the Salinda also offers plenty of options for families, including a cute kids’ club, a kiddy pool, and babysitting services. In this price range, the gorgeous Chen Sea Resort & Spa Phu Quoc offers a more intimate but similarly luxurious stay.
The upper-middle-range Cham Villas is one of the most romantic, tranquil properties in Ham Tien. Tucked away in the gardens, its 18 stand-alone villas offer plenty of privacy, and feature spacious terraces with daybeds, smart TVs, minibars, and pleasant bathrooms with huge windows to a small garden. The hotel offers direct access to a beautiful beach with a handful of loungers and straw umbrellas for guests, and drink and food service during the day. The pool is a gorgeous spot for a quiet day, with a long row of padded loungers and lots of shaded areas. A small but excellent breakfast buffet is served daily at the main restaurant, which also offers an international menu with Vietnamese options for lunch and dinner. Cham Villas is a wonderful pick for couples looking to stay near restaurant and bars, but there are few amenities for kids on-site. Families traveling with young children may want to compare rates at the Coco Beach, located just a few doors down.
The 147-room Bamboo Village Beach is an upper-middle-range hotel with beautiful lush grounds and direct access to one of the area’s best beaches. Rooms come in a variety of sizes and styles, but all are spacious, clean, and well-equipped, with air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, balconies, and minibars. With a lovely indoor-outdoor design and a wide array of treatments, the spa is one of the property’s highlights, and its two small pools are pleasant spots for a quiet day in the sun when the beach is too windy. The beachfront restaurant serves decent Vietnamese and international cuisine in a thatched pavilion, and barbecue dinners are available weekly on the sand. Rates are slightly higher than at other comparable resorts due to the hotel’s central location; those looking for something a little bit more upscale in this price range may want to compare prices at the Cliff Resort & Residences.
The 49-villa Banyan Tree Lang Co is a luxury resort situated in the foothills of the Truong Son Mountains overlooking the South China Sea. It's in the middle of nowhere, but for many guests, that's the appeal. Villas are decorated in an elegant modern Vietnamese style and include gorgeous bathrooms with deep soaking tubs and walk-in showers. All have private pools with whirlpools, as well as butlers. Dining ranges from Italian to Vietnamese, and there are more options (and a kids' club) at Angsana Lang Co next door. The large outdoor pool overlooks the beach, and activities are plentiful for guests who get too relaxed. Rates here are high, but for travelers who don't mind paying for luxury, it's an excellent choice. Prices are lower at sibling Angsara Lang Co.
The Nam Hai Hoi An is a 100-villa luxury resort on gorgeous Ha My Beach between Hoi An and Da Nang. This is one of the region's most elegant resorts, incorporating contemporary design with traditional Vietnamese touches. Spacious villas come with private terraces and some even have private plunge pools right on the beach. Other features include two restaurants and a bar, three pools, tennis, and loaner bicycles. The full-service spa features pavilions over a lagoon, and kids have their own activity villa and game room. Rates here match the hotel's exclusive air, though there are lots of nice freebies like cocktail hours and breakfast. Those looking for a taste of luxury with a cheaper price tag should consider Sunrise Hoi An Beach Resort, though its style isn't as impeccable.
The 50-room Mia Resort Nha Trang is a luxury boutique resort in a cliffside location with stunning sea views, 30 minutes outside of Nha Trang. Chic, airy condos and villas have ocean views, plus some have private plunge pools and outdoor showers. There are two restaurants on-site serving Vietnamese and Western cuisine (and free breakfast), as well as an excellent spa, an infinity-edge pool, and a stretch of beautiful private beach. The fitness center is pleasant, but offers a limited selection of equipment, and the hotel operates a free, but infrequent, shuttle service to Nha Trang. The resort ticks all the boxes when it comes to barefoot luxury, but for something closer to the action of downtown Nha Trang, travelers might want to compare rates with the five-pearl InterContinental Nha Trang.
The Six Senses Ninh Van Bay is a luxury boutique resort that offers 58 villas with private plunge pools and gorgeous sea views. The secluded property is reachable only by water; airport transfers by road and speedboat are convenient, but not included in rates. Villas feature beautiful wooden interiors with modern amenities, while rustic-style bathrooms have wooden bathtubs; those along the beachfront have paths running directly to the sand. The free breakfast buffet offers an excellent selection of dishes; lunch and dinner menus get more mixed reviews, but the resort’s dining experiences are memorable, as is the fantastic spa and the large main pool. The resort is expansive and the ultra-secluded Hill Top Villas are a fair way out, but bicycles and golf buggies are available. For similar luxury and an island location, travelers might want to check out the Vinpearl Luxury Nha Trang.
Located right on a beautiful beach in the heart Ham Tien, the upscale Mia Resort Mui Ne is one of the most stylish properties in the area. Its 31 rooms and bungalows feature chic beachy decor with natural woods and clean lines, quality amenities, and striking bathrooms, some with outdoor rain showers. A free buffet breakfast is served daily on a terrace overlooking the hotel’s lovely pool, and the restaurant is popular among guests and non-guests alike for its great Vietnamese and international food. The pool is relaxing and peaceful, with serene beach views and direct access to the bar. Travelers seeking something cheaper but with a similar vibe may want to compare rates at the nearby Coco Beach Resort.
Chen Sea Resort is a luxurious, intimate property located on a sandy beach a 20-minute drive from central Duong Dong. Its 36 villas are beautiful and stylish, with upscale amenities, great bathrooms with separate rain showers and soaking tubs (some outdoors), and large terraces, many with sea views. Some villas are housed in original traditional houses brought from Hoi An and reassembled on-site. The gorgeous infinity pool is quiet and relaxing, with cushioned loungers, waiter service, and no music. The restaurant serves excellent Italian and Vietnamese cuisine in an open thatched pavilion with a large deck overlooking the sea, while GHE Lounge is popular for sunset drinks. Those seeking something a little cheaper may want to compare rates at Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island, another excellent luxury pick located closer to the airport and the city.
The 123-room Fusion Suites Danang Beach is an upscale hotel with a focus on wellness and relaxation, located across the street from the beach. Daily reflexology sessions and yoga classes are included in all rates, and all food served on-site is MSG-free, healthy, and fresh. Apartment-style rooms feature kitchenettes, living areas, and huge widows offering sweeping mountain or ocean views, and the green-on-white color scheme is stylish and soothing. The infinity pool has a lively atmosphere during the day, while the 23rd-floor rooftop lounge is a popular spot for sunset drinks. Set a 10-minute drive from the city center, the property is convenient for those looking to relax in the sun, but travelers wanting to stay within walking distance of restaurants and shops may want to consider the stylish Sanouva Danang Hotel.
The 58-room Cassia Cottage is an upscale boutique known for its excellent Spice House restaurant and great beach bar, both of which have stunning sunset views. The property is intimate and beautiful, with lovely gardens and a long beach offering direct access to the many casual beach bars and restaurants around. Rooms range from cozy and traditional to large and stylish, but all feature well-stocked minibars, four-poster beds with mosquito nets, balconies or terraces, and rain showers. Many also have panoramic ocean views. The sea can be rough between May and September, but the hotel has three pools, including one for kids, an infinity-edge one, and an adults' only one tucked in the gardens. Travelers seeking something even more exclusive may want to compare rates at the Chen Sea Resort & Spa Phu Quoc.
With stunning design, high-end amenities and services, and beautiful beachfront grounds, the Naman Retreat is one of the top luxury resorts in Da Nang. Its 102 large rooms and villas have open-plan bathrooms with walk-in rain showers, and decor that combines natural materials with an elegant neutral palette. Villas feature private plunge pools and deep soaking tubs, and most also have large living areas with full kitchens. The spa is housed in a beautiful stand-alone building, and the fitness center offers free yoga and tai chi classes. The pools -- one of which has an infinity-edge overlooking the beach -- are gorgeous and relaxing. The main restaurant serves traditional Vietnamese cuisine, while snacks and smaller bites are available poolside and at the beach. The Fusion Maia Da Nang is an excellent alternative, with free daily spa services, free yoga classes, and contemporary villas with private pools and outdoor living areas.
Mango Bay Resort is a beautiful upscale property combining smart rustic-chic design with comprehensive sustainability initiatives. Its gorgeous 44 rooms and villas have been designed to be all-around low-impact, with no air-conditioning, no TVs, hot water provided by solar power, and cooler boxes instead of minibars. While the focus here is on relaxation, there is plenty to keep guests active, including a small spa, free yoga and tai-chi classes, free non-motorized water sports, loaner bikes, and free shuttle service to Duong Dong. The restaurant serves excellent Asian cuisine in an open pavilion built directly on the rocks overlooking the sea, and the beach bar is a popular spot for sunset drinks and tapas. The hotel offers direct access to three sandy bays, but there is no pool on-site. The more remote Bamboo Cottages & Restaurant is an excellent option for an even more unplugged vacation.
Located right across the road from the stunning Marble Mountains, the 239-room Vinpearl Da Nang Resort & Villas is an elegant, high-end property with striking interiors and gorgeous grounds. Its guest rooms are classic and handsome, with hardwood floors, upscale amenities, and bathrooms with deep soaking tubs. Villas are spacious and top-notch, with three or four en-suite bedrooms, private pools, and ocean views. The resort's main infinity pool is one of the most beautiful in Da Nang, and overlooks the sandy beach. Dining options are varied and solid, with buffet and a la carte restaurants, and several casual bars. There's also an excellent spa with two pavilions on the beach. Travelers looking to spend a bit less can consider Centara Sandy Beach Resort Danang.
The 87-room Fusion Maia Da Nang is a luxury spa property located on the beachfront between Da Nang and Hoi An. Its focus is on health and relaxation, and spa treatments are included in the rates. The lovely villas are modern and spacious, and all come with their own private plunge pools and gardens. Breakfast is free, and guests can choose to have it whenever and wherever they want. Three restaurants include a fine-dining option for dinner, a tea lounge, and a bar by the pool. The infinity pool overlooks the beach and is a nice spot for swimming and relaxing. A similar nearby option is The Ocean Villas, where rates are cheaper, but do not include spa treatments.