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4 Vietnam resorts for a Mediterranean-inspired break

By Trung Nghia   September 25, 2022 | 01:00 am PT
With red-tiled roofs, white walls, pink bougainvillea flowers and arched doorways, four seaside resorts give visitors a feeling of being lost on a Mediterranean beach.
4 Vietnam resorts for a Mediterranean-inspired break

Located on Huynh Thuc Khang Street in Mui Ne resort town, around a four-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City, Centara Mirage Resort Mui Ne opened to tourists in 2021.

4 Vietnam resorts for a Mediterranean-inspired break

The resort has 984 rooms and villas decorated with pink bougainvillea flowers overlooking Hon Rom Bay.

It features a lazy river, a splash pad for kids, a water play area with slides, a swimming pool, and rock for cliff jumping.

The resort has large banquet halls and outdoor stages, with other entertainment facilities including a 100-meter observatory, sports club, and an indoor entertainment center.

4 Vietnam resorts for a Mediterranean-inspired break

A night's stay costs from VND2.88 million ($120.68) while a villa with private swimming pool costs from VND7.68 million.

4 Vietnam resorts for a Mediterranean-inspired break

Fleur de Lys Resort & Spa Long Hai in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, around two hours from HCMC, is on a small hill at the foot of the Nuoc Ngot (Fresh Water) mountain pass.

It was popular with Bao Dai, the last Nguyen Dynasty king, as a retreat.

4 Vietnam resorts for a Mediterranean-inspired break

The resort has 69 rooms and five villas with white and blue themes inspired by Santorini Island, famed for its white houses with blue domes.

Each villa has a private swimming pool and overlooks Long Hai Beach.

4 Vietnam resorts for a Mediterranean-inspired break

The resort is close to tourist attractions including Dinh Co Temple, Monkey Pagoda and Minh Dam Pagoda.

A night's stay costs from VND2 million.

4 Vietnam resorts for a Mediterranean-inspired break

Also in Vung Tau is Lan Rung Resort on Vo Thi Sau Street next to Phuoc Hai Beach.

Viewed from above, the resort resembles a "mini Santorini" with blue domes mixed with white walls, and an outdoor swimming pool.

4 Vietnam resorts for a Mediterranean-inspired break

The resort has 369 white-tone rooms designed in European style.

Currently, it is offering two-day packages, priced from VND2.96 million for two guests.

4 Vietnam resorts for a Mediterranean-inspired break

Another highlight of the resort is a café named after American music legend Elvis Presley.

The shops features American snacks including pizzas, burgers, baked goods and cocktails inspired by the king of pop's most beloved hits.

4 Vietnam resorts for a Mediterranean-inspired break

Located at the heart of Tuy Hoa, the capital of Phu Yen Province, Stelia Beach Resort boasts Mediterranean-style architecture with white walls and arched windows, decorated with cacti and bougainvillea.

4 Vietnam resorts for a Mediterranean-inspired break

The resort has a 41 villas covering a 9-hectare area under a casuarina forest canopy that is nearly 50 years old.

Each villa offers views of either swimming pools or flower gardens.

A night stay costs from VND3.3 million while the Presidential villa class is priced from VND27.7 million.

4 Vietnam resorts for a Mediterranean-inspired break

Its outdoor swimming pool overlooks Nghinh Phong Tower, an emerging tourist attraction in Phu Yen.

Photos courtesy of the resorts

 
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