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Vietnam resorts that break some conditioning, including air-conditioners

By Lan Huong    June 18, 2022 | 02:32 am PT
At least three resorts in Vietnam are going the extra mile in breaking typical urban conditioning in taking guests closer to nature. No air-conditioning, no television, no telephones.
Vietnam resorts that break some conditioning, including air-conditioners

Amidst 20 hectares of natural forest and garden in Cua Duong Commune, Phu Quoc Island, the Mango Bay Resort has been named one of 14 most beautiful jungle hotels in the world.

Located off the Ong Lang beach, the resort has 40 bungalows and all are decorated minimally. They have locally-made four poster beds, wooden furniture, overhead fans, and cotton mosquito nets.

Vietnam resorts that break some conditioning, including air-conditioners

The bungalows are not equipped with air-conditioning, TV or telephones, like other accommodations in Phu Quoc. Instead, guests can enjoy natural air circulation and use ceiling fans to cool down.

Most machines and equipment inside the resort are environmentally-friendly, with the use of solar power, energy efficient appliances and low wattage light bulbs.

Vietnam resorts that break some conditioning, including air-conditioners

The absence of some modern conveniences does not mean visitors cannot thoroughly enjoy their stay here. They can go snorkeling, kayaking and canoeing; or play volleyball, beach ball and cricket.

A night’s stay at this resort costs from VND1.5 million ($64.58) per person.

Vietnam resorts that break some conditioning, including air-conditioners

Built on a peninsula bordering the Tuyen Lam Lake, around 7 kilometers from downtown Da Lat, the Terracotta Hotel & Resort covers an area of over 17 hectares surrounded by perennially green pine forests.

It has 240 hotel rooms and 90 lake-view villas.

Vietnam resorts that break some conditioning, including air-conditioners

Since the resort is located amidst the pine forest and next to the largest freshwater lake in the Central Highlands town that is famous for its year-round cool climate, the resort uses no air conditioning.

It does not lack other conveniences like an indoor pool, spa and fitness center.

Vietnam resorts that break some conditioning, including air-conditioners

A walk through the pine forest that is part of the resort is not just rejuvenating, but an occasion to enjoy wondrous natural sights.

A boat tour or kayaking expedition on Tuyen Lam Lake are other enjoyable activities that await visitors.

A night’s stay costs from VND1 million per person.

Vietnam resorts that break some conditioning, including air-conditioners

Inside the Pu Luong Nature Reserve in the north central Thanh Hoa Province, the Pu Luong Retreat manages to blend effortlessly into a miniature northern rural landscape of terraced rice fields, foggy ambience and old ethnic minority villages.

Vietnam resorts that break some conditioning, including air-conditioners

Set amidst a national reserve, lodgings here follow ecotourism principles. Hotel rooms do not have private television sets or air conditioners.

The resort has nine bungalows, one traditional stilt house with 16 beds, an open air restaurant, an infinity pool, a spa area and a rock garden.

Vietnam resorts that break some conditioning, including air-conditioners

Visitors can go trekking into remote parts of the surrounding forest, cycle along terraced rice fields and visit traditional villages.

Room rents start from VND2.2 million a night.

Photos courtesy of the resorts

 
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