DestinAsian's 10 top luxury resorts in Vietnam

By Hoang Phong    March 16, 2024 | 02:00 am PT
Asia's leading travel magazine DestinAsian readers have picked their 10 best luxury resorts in Vietnam for their 17th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, with an expanded listing for boutique lodgings and new categories.
DestinAsian's 10 top luxury resorts in Vietnam

Built on the hills of Son Tra Peninsula in Da Nang City, InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort topped the list.

The resort has 201 luxurious rooms, suites, penthouses, and villas that offer views of sandy beaches and tropical forests covering Son Tra Peninsula, which acts as a natural shield for Da Nang.

It comes with a private beach stretching 700 meters and an infinity swimming pool.

Room rates cost from VND21 million (US$850).

Recently, American billionaire Bill Gates and his girldfriend Paula Hurd were said to stay at the resort during their four-day holiday in Da Nang where they were seen playing tennis on a court in a public area and separated from the resort by a residential road.

DestinAsian's 10 top luxury resorts in Vietnam

Lying only 15 minutes from Phu Quoc International Airport, JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa along Khem Beach came in second

It has 234 rooms, suites and stand-alone villas.

Construction of the French-style resort started in 2015, with its doors opening in 2016.

It has four restaurants serving French, Japanese, Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine.

Room rates start from VND7.4 million (US$298).

DestinAsian's 10 top luxury resorts in Vietnam

Nestled in Nui Chua National Park beside Vinh Hy Bay in south-central Ninh Thuan Province, Amanoi, the first six-star resort in Vietnam, secured third place.

It has 36 villas facing the sea or hills. Its most luxurious villa costs $8,000 a night, while the lowest deal starts at $1,150.

The resort also offers experiences such as exploring Vinh Hy Bay, one of the most pristine in Vietnam, by kayak or catamaran, diving to explore coral, discovering Cham culture, or conquering the top of Chua Mountain at a height of 1,000 meters above sea level.

DestinAsian's 10 top luxury resorts in Vietnam

Spreading over 35 hectares and overlooking Ha My Beach in the central province of Quang Nam, Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai came in fourth.

Surrounded by coconut palms and green trees, the resort has 100 villas and eight separate spa rooms all designed in traditional Vietnamese style.

The resort has its own vegetable garden and uses eco-friendly materials. At the heart of the resort is a small temple where fishermen pray for peace before each voyage.

Recently, many South Korean celebrities flocked to enjoy their holiday at the resort. Room rates cost from VND19.3 million.

DestinAsian's 10 top luxury resorts in Vietnam

Located near Mui Ne beach, Anantara Mui Ne Resort came in fifth.

It has 90 rooms, suites and villas with private pools.

The resort's design resembles rustic villages surrounded by greenery.

Room rates cost from VND4.5 million.

DestinAsian's 10 top luxury resorts in Vietnam

InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort came in sixth.

It has 459 rooms and villas surrounded by green trees that make it an ideal choice for nature lovers.

One of the highlights of the resort is its spa villas made of bamboo and floating on the water surface.

It also has the highest sky bar in Phu Quoc with glass doors where visitors can enjoy a panoramic sky view.

A night's stay costs from VND4.6 million.

DestinAsian's 10 top luxury resorts in Vietnam

Regent Phu Quoc where a series of Asian celebrities chose to stay for their holiday stood at the seventh place.

The resort, around 15 minutes from Phu Quoc International Airport, features 302 suites and villas, six restaurants and bars, and swimming pools that overlook Long Beach, next to a UNESCO-recognized world biosphere reserve.

The resort also has a fitness center, meditation studio and rooftop yoga pavilions.

Thanks to its secluded location and beautiful landscape, the resort has recently become a top choice of foreign stars who flock to experience a luxury holiday.

A night's stay costs VND9.8 million.

DestinAsian's 10 top luxury resorts in Vietnam

Situated in Lang Co Town, Phu Loc District, Thua Thien Hue, Banyan Tree Lang Co came in eighth.

It offers 82 villas with private pools, overlooking the Annamite Range.

The resort is not far from three UNESCO-recognized cultural heritages: Hoi An Ancient Town, Hue Citadel, and My Son Sanctuary.

Room rates start from VND8.5 million ($250) per night.

DestinAsian's 10 top luxury resorts in Vietnam

The three-hectare Anantara Quy Nhon Villas near Bai Xep beach in Quy Nhon City was in ninth.

The resort has 26 beach-view villas with private outdoor swimming pools.

And it is near Bai Xep fishing village that was listed by Business Insider as "one of the 16 hidden gems" of Asia.

DestinAsian's 10 top luxury resorts in Vietnam

Zannier Hotels Bai San Ho on a secluded peninsula in the central province of Phu Yen finished the list.

The resort has 73 suites and villas wearing the architecture of traditional Vietnamese villages with thatched roofs and woven bamboo walls.

Its interior decorations highlight unique local culture with items like dried calabash gourds, traditional braided baskets and coconut shell tools made by local artisans.

DestinAsian’s 17th annual Readers’ Choice Awards was based on a poll of voters conducted between August and November 2023.

The resorts are evaluated based on criteria such as friendliness of staff and service, convenient location, modern facilities and quality of dining options.

Photos courtesy of the resorts

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