The perfect Hue escapes

By Khanh Tran   March 6, 2022 | 06:00 am PT
If you are planning a tour to Vietnam’s former imperial capital Hue, why not consider the following suggestions, ranging from high-end seaside resorts to royal-influenced garden homes.
The perfect Hue escapes

Banyan Tree Lang Co in Phu Loc District in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue was built on Lang Co Bay, famous for its pristine beaches, majestic mountains and tropical forests.

The resort features 32 lagoon, seven beach and 10 well-being pool villas.

From here, tourists can easily visit UNESCO heritage sites Hue Imperial Citadel and Hoi An Ancient Town.

Last year, the resort was named among the 30 best in Asia by British magazine Condé Nast Traveler.

The perfect Hue escapes

Villas here are designed in the traditional style of Hue, decorated with Champa sandstone sculptures, Dong Son drums, calligraphy, ceramics, and embroidered silk paintings.

While staying at the resort, guests can play golf, explore Lap An Lagoon, home to ancient fishing villages, go on a boat tour or trek into Bach Ma National Park.

Room prices start from VND7.9 million ($350) a night.

The perfect Hue escapes

Vedana Lagoon, the first resort in Vietnam built on water, features 29 villas and bungalows located in Phu Loc District, about 38 kilometers from downtown Hue.

Spanning an area of 27 hectares, these villas and bungalows are built with natural materials like stone, brick, bamboo and rattan to resemble a floating village.

The perfect Hue escapes

Each villa and bungalow has its own swimming pool with its balcony overlooking Tam Giang Lagoon, the largest in Southeast Asia. Guests can join cooking classes, kayak, fish, or visit the museum of handicrafts.

Room rates range from VND2.1 to 12.5 million a night.

The perfect Hue escapes

Located in a small village just three kilometers from downtown Hue, Ancient Hue Garden Houses harks back to Hue’s feudal past.

The perfect Hue escapes

The accommodation facility consists of five houses with eight rooms designed in the nha ruong (traditional wooden house) style of royal architecture.

These tiled-roof houses are mainly made of wood and surrounded by green trees and a peaceful atmosphere.

Room prices range from VND3 to 8 million a night.

While staying at the resort, you can go on a tour to Hue Imperial Citadel, which is only a few kilometers away.

The perfect Hue escapes

Pilgrimage Village is a resort complex with 139 rooms and villas, three restaurants, four bars, two swimming pools, a children's playing area and a spa and sports and entertainment services.

The resort is imbued with the Vietnamese countryside. Located at the end of Minh Mang Street, it is only 15 kilometers from Phu Bai International Airport.

The perfect Hue escapes

In addition to spa treatment, meditation and cooking classes, guests can join cycling tours to visit tourist attractions across Hue.

Room rates go from VND1.6 to 12 million a night.

Photos courtesy of the resorts

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