Vietnam offers a magical mix of azure, tropical beaches, post-colonial charm, a string of world heritage sites, stunning inland scenery, world-renowned cuisine and a home-grown flair for hospitality. All these make Vietnam an attractive destination for honeymooners seeking authenticity mixed with luxury. Here are the top 10 favor spots for honeymooners for visiting in Vietnam we suggest if you planning a honeymoon tour for your customers:
1. Da Lat
Da Lat is the destination of choice for honeymooners. Smiling young couples drift across Xuan Huong Lake in paddle boats shaped like giant swans, while brides in flowing white dresses clamber aboard ponies and pose for photos.
Romance is also in the air at the city’s various flower gardens, including an amazing orchid garden where visitors can see rare blue orchids. More utilitarian but equally colorful is the town’s central market, overflowing with fresh-cut flowers and an incredible variety of fruits and vegetables.
There is absent rain from December to March. The flowers are in full bloom, thereby making Dalat become the romantic city to visit.
2. Phu Quoc Island
Being a new beach destination in Vietnam, Phu Quoc Island is now one of the most attractive spots for international and Vietnamese tourists. It is not hard to see why many tourists talk about the splendid natural beauty and untouched remote beaches of this spectacular tropical island. To honeymooners, an escape after a busy wedding process is essential.
Phu Quoc is the best choice where a couple can relax on a remote and stunning beach, enjoy a delicious romantic dinner, drinks at one of the restaurants and stay in deluxe hotels and resorts. Besides this, they also can experience the culture of Vietnam at the local market or go on short trips to discover the island and its untouched natural environment, as well as taking part in scuba diving and snorkeling. An ideal time for visiting Phu Quoc is the dry season from December to May.
3. Con Dao Island
Resting in the quiet waters of the South China Sea, the Con Dao archipelago remains an unknown gem, 180km off the southeastern coast of Vietnam.
Con Dao is a 16-island archipelago in Ba Ria Vung Tau Province. It is famed for its crystal clear blue-green waters, soft golden-sand beaches, lush mangrove forests, and beautiful coral reefs. It will be a fabulous night for honeymooners to set a romantic dining table on the beach. Six senses Con Dao is a good choice here.
4. Nha Trang
Anytime in the year will be the best time for seeing Nha Trang. Honeymooners can relax on Nha Trang’s Tran Phu Beach, a 9km long stretch of golden sand fronting scenic Nha Trang Bay and bordered by forested mountains. Shelving gently into the bay, Tran Phu Beach is fringed by a long park lined with mature palm trees, colorful flowers and a range of beachside facilities, including bars and restaurants (mainly along the southern end of the beach).
A short drive up the coast along Highway 1 lies the secluded and unspoiled white-sand beaches of Dai Lanh and Doc Let, generally frequented by local Vietnamese families. To the south of Nha Trang sits quiet, sun-drenched Hong Chong Beach. These beaches offer safe swimming and can be enjoyed on a day trip.
Alternatively, visitors can relax on the white-sand beaches of Bai Tru Beach on nearby Bamboo Island and Whale Island in Van Phong Bay.
5. Hoi An
Ancient Hoi An is located 30km south of Da Nang. Hoi An used to be an international trade center in the 16th and 17th centuries. It was the busiest trading port in the “Dang Trong” region, where merchants from Japan, China, Portugal, Spain, Holland and elsewhere often landed to exchange and purchase commodities.
Though this small town is very popular for summer holidays, it is also one of the most ideal and romantic places for honeymooners who can relax on the beach, enjoy spas, wander through small streets or go cycling to discover the rural area or join a cookery class to experience the local culture. Hoi an is more gorgeous with the lantern festival during the full moon month (as the Lunar New Year).
6. Quy Nhon
Situated almost midway between Da Nang and Nha Trang, Quy Nhon is a new destination for vacationers. The landscape around Quy Nhon is dramatic with beautiful sandy beaches, limestone islands, sun, and good seafood. Besides a series of surviving Cham Towers, the city also has beautiful landscapes and unspoiled beaches.
Travelers can reach Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh Province by air from Hanoi, Da Nang or Ho Chi Minh City instead of by train.
7. Ha Long Bay
Officially recognized as one of the New Seven Natural Wonders of the World in 2012, Ha Long Bay is a must see on anyone’s itinerary for Vietnam, thanks to its turquoise water and thousands of jagged, limestone islands.
The best way to appreciate this magical scene is from a boat, cruising between the karst cliffs, which look like fairytale castles, complete with rocky spires and hidden caves. Still used for fishing, whole families live on floating villages that are easily visited. For unique experiences in Halong Bay, honeymooners can enjoy an aerial view as they fly in a seaplane or trying parasailing instead. October to April is the best time to visit Halong bay as this season is the perfect time for cruising, kayaking, and swimming.
8. Phan Thiet
Just a three-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City, the quiet beach resort of Phan Thiet is a perfect change of pace from modern city life.
Just 18km from Phan Thiet, Mui Ne has transformed from a quiet fishing village into a major surf and beach destination. Surf is best between August and December with kite-surfers launching themselves aloft. All resort guests can walk directly from their accommodation onto the sand, and with a 10km long beach, there is plenty of sand to go around.
Ke Ga is on the other side of Phan Thiet and is becoming popular with high-end holidaymakers. Facing a century-old French lighthouse, the Princess d’Annam Resort & Spa is the first all-villa luxury boutique resort in Vietnam and other upscale resorts are opening up.
Mui Ne is an ideal place for rest and relaxation for honeymooners where they can go swimming in the blue water of the sea, climbing the sand dunes or relaxing by a swimming pool. In fact, this oasis entertains people of all ages, and furthermore, provides endless inspiration to photographers and other artists
Tucked high in Vietnam’s remote northern mountains, close to the Chinese border, the former French military outpost of Sapa offers some of Vietnam’s most colorful experiences to honeymooners. The region is home to several ethnic minority groups, all wearing their traditional and colorful attire. It’s an ideal time for seeing terraced fields in Sapa is the harvest season (September – October) and planting rice from March to April.
Victoria Hotel Sapa, the most charming hotel in the area, opened in March 1998. Built as a traditional mountain French chalet with accented wooden decor and a welcoming stone hearth fireplace, Victoria Sapa Hotel overlooks the village, blending perfectly with the natural surroundings. Traveling to Sapa by Victoria Express, honeymooners can stay in a suite with a valley view and dine in style at the restaurant.
The beauty of Hue resides in its opulent palaces, gardens, and mausoleums on the banks of the Perfume River. This peaceful central city has long been synonymous with royalty, culture, spiritual reflection and romance. Anytime between January and August is the perfect time for planning to visit Hue.
Guests can enjoy a private beach and spa at Ana Mandara Hue at Thuan An Beach, pamper themselves at the Pilgrimage Village with spa treatments, savor the colonial style of La Residence Hotel and Spa de Hue, and stay in the oldest hotel in Hue, the Morin Hotel Hue.
Honeymooners should go on a private boat trip on the Perfume River and drift past small boats bound for the market and stop off to visit the royal mausoleums.