With its bustling cities, charming beaches, fascinating bays, and over 3,000 km of coastline, there is something for everyone on a honeymoon in Vietnam. Whether it is a getaway with your partner to discover the mesmerizing culture or relaxing on a beautiful beach, a Vietnam honeymoon vacation is a perfect choice.
Here are six of the top honeymoon spots in Vietnam:
Hoi An is a perfect destination for couple's interested in nostalgia and tranquillity with its beautiful quiet streets and old houses. You can soak up the atmosphere while walking the empty streets of the Old Town. After a long walk, visit one of the charming restaurants to taste some of the local dishes. Other options for getting around town include a cyclo tour to explore the tiny lanes and streets, countryside and river banks. On arriving at the river, a relaxing boat cruise along the Thu Bon River is a great way to experience the fantastic scenery and sunset.
A great time to visit Hoi An is on the full moon day. This is a time to get involved with local get-togethers and performances, while enjoying the street food and buying a floating lantern to release on the river. In addition, couples can escape to the fresh water of Cua Dai Beach.
Nha Trang is a coastal city with the ability to provide romantic indulgence. It is a perfect destination to soak in the mineral springs and stroll on the white sands for a relaxing honeymoon. Plus, there is the opportunity to experience the ice bar at Ice Bar Nha Trang, enjoy time at Vinpearl Land, and see the lush jungles on a cable car. Other attractions to discover include the unsolved mystery in Ponagar tower, the cool air of the Ta Gu, Yang Bay waterfall, or the world of water at the Tri Nguyen Aquarium.
The city is bordered by beautiful mountains with a long swooping bay area that features plenty of tiny islands. For the active tourist, there is a lot to keep entertained with scuba diving and island-hopping boat trips among the most favourite.
The accommodation for the honeymooning couple is wide-ranging from boutique city-centre hotels to stunning beach resorts. An evening is easily spent lounging in a beachfront bar while drinking cocktails in complete comfort.
Da Nang is the perfect honeymoon destination for couples interested in exciting culture adventure. This region is split between a bustling city that is rich in development to the more peaceful region with its beautiful beaches and primitive forests. Beach lovers will certainly appreciate a visit to My Khe beach with its 32 km stretch of pristine sand and seen as the most picturesque beaches in Vietnam.
Other great attractions include the unique rock climbing train service, enjoying the fluffy clouds and mountain breeze on Ba Na peaks, and riding the 115 meter-high Sun Wheel for perfect city views. Newly married couples get to stay in five-star resorts along the coastline. With such a great location it is possible to enjoy fresh seafood and the sparkling beauty of the city.
Dalat is a hillside resort town that makes a luxury retreat destination for honeymooners, tourists and city dwellers. It gives a welcome break from the sultry coastal Vietnam because it is mercifully cool year-round (located nearly 1500 metres above sea level). A visit to Dalat gives a delightful honeymoon atmosphere with plenty of tourist sites nearby, including the fascinating temples and one of the finest golf courses in Indochina.
This lovely natural setting still has plenty of relics of colonial mansions that blend with the serene pagodas throughout the region. Ethnic minorities like the Koho and Lat live in the surrounding picturesque hills and easily visited on a rural village tour organized by a local Vietnam travel agent.
Mui Ne is a picture perfect slice of beach real estate with its long sweeping bay that stretches 12 km and rich in resort and guesthouse options for honeymooning couples of all budgets. The region of Mui Ne has seen rapid growth in recent years and is only four hours away from Ho Chi Minh City. Even though most of the resort options are mid-range, there are still places to stay for the budget travellers with a little careful research on the Indochina holiday.
The southern stretch of the beach is the best option for deck-chair reclining, sun-baking and swimming. Plus, the most pristine parts of the beach are those spots outside the individual resorts. Other areas of the beach like the northern and central stretch are mostly dominated by the local fisherman with quite a bit of fishing paraphernalia, dead fish, netting, or other refuse in the local area.
This popular beach destination has a reliable wind presence which makes it perfect in season for kite and wind surfing activities. In addition to its beautiful beaches, a further key attraction of the region is its sand dunes which are easily reached by hiring a motorbike or bicycle or by jeep or motorbike taxi. Also, a visit to Mui Ne village is great in the late afternoon to catch the sunset.
Phu Quoc is a beautiful tropical paradise that is perfect for honeymooning in a private and peaceful space. Located in the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Thailand, Phu Quoc is approx. 50 km from mainland Vietnam and easily reached by air or sea from Ho Chi Minh City. A stay on this superb island getaway gives easy access to its stunning beaches, fantastic scuba diving, friendly locals, relaxed atmosphere, untouched natural environment and a variety of resorts and hotels. Phu Quoc is open year-round, but the most popular season is November-March. During this time it is essential to book the hotel in advance via a Vietnam travel company to make sure the preferred accommodation is available. Also, a vast expanse of Phu Quoc Island is reserved for the National Park to give protection to the land and sea life environment.