VnExpress International
The most read Vietnamese newspaper
Contact us |
Follow us on            instagram

Covid fails to stop new resorts from springing up

By Lan Huong   October 31, 2021 | 12:00 am PT
Despite the severe impact of Covid-19 on tourism, several nature-centered resorts opened last year.
Covid fails to stop new resorts from springing up

Flamingo Cat Ba Resort in the eponymous town in the northern port city of Hai Phong opened in June last year.

Located inside the UNESCO-recognized Cat Ba biosphere reserve, it overlooks Cat Co beach and is designed like a forest with over 50,000 trees.

Covid fails to stop new resorts from springing up

There is an outdoor swimming pool close to the beach.

Visitors staying at the resort can explore some tourist attractions such as Cat Ba National Park and Viet Hai ancient village, go kayaking or enjoy cruise travel in Lan Ha Bay, which is relatively unknown compared to the world-famous Ha Long Bay.

Covid fails to stop new resorts from springing up

The resort has 256 hotel rooms, 60 sky villas and a presidential villa (pictured) on the top floor, all offering breathtaking views of the lovely beach. Currently the resort offers a two-day-one-night package for only VND990,000 per person.

Hai Phong reopened to domestic tourists last month and plans to attract visitors from localities deemed safe from Covid from November.

Covid fails to stop new resorts from springing up

Yoko Onsen Quang Hanh in Cam Pha Town in Quang Ninh Province, home to Ha Long Bay, became the first hot spring resort in Vietnam when it opened last year.

Designed like a Japanese village, it nestles amidst green mountains.

Visitors from green zones who are fully vaccinated are exempt from quarantine on arrival in Quang Ninh.

Covid fails to stop new resorts from springing up

Yoko Onsen Quang Hanh has 27 baths that are said to cleanse toxins, promote circulation, boost immunity, and cure skin diseases.

A hot springs bath package in the public area costs VND990,000 per person. In the private area, with lunch or dinner, it costs VND4 million. A night’s stay costs VND5.4 million per person.

Covid fails to stop new resorts from springing up

Azerai Ke Ga Bay Resort on the coast of Binh Thuan, home to popular resort town Mui Ne, opened to tourists in November last year.

It is close to Ba Island where a famous lighthouse was built during the French colonial period in 1899.

Binh Thuan reopened to domestic tourists earlier this month. They need to be fully vaccinated or have recovered from Covid, and those aged below 18 must furnish a negative Covid test certificate obtained within 48 hours before arrival.

Covid fails to stop new resorts from springing up

Surrounded by green trees and natural landscapes, the resort has a total of 46 rooms and suites. Its villas have an outdoor terrace or garden.

There are spa rooms with sauna and hair care treatment. Visitors can make a trip to Cape Ke Ga, visit dragon fruit gardens or watch locals make salt.

Covid fails to stop new resorts from springing up

TUI BLUE Nam Hoi An Resort in Nui Thanh District, Quang Nam Province, in central Vietnam opened in March last year.

Situated on the pristine Tam Tien beach, the resort has 318 rooms and villas and seven outdoor swimming pools.

Covid fails to stop new resorts from springing up

All rooms and villas are surrounded by trees and offer a view of Tam Tien Beach.

Authorities in Quang Nam Province, home to Hoi An, plan to allow visitors from nearby localities starting later this month. Those from localities that have gone 14 days without community transmission of Covid will be exempt from quarantine and testing on arrival.

Covid fails to stop new resorts from springing up

Visitors can try their hand at cooking with chefs, learning how to make cocktails, windsurf, surf, or kayak. Due to its proximity to fishing villages, visitors should grasp the opportunity to take a close look at the daily life of fishermen.

Don’t forget to catch the sunrise at Tam Tien fishing market and cycle to Tam Thanh mural village.

Photos courtesy of the resorts

 
Enjoy unlimited articles and premium content with only $1.99 Subscribe now
 
go to top