In need of a romantic romantic getaway with your soulmate? Somewhere beautiful, in or near Vietnam and peachy perfect? We’ve got a helluva list of lovey dovey spots lined up- you’ll be sipping mojito’s in paradise in no-time. Oh, and here’s a thought. Copy this link and send it right over to your better half!
Romantic getaways in South Vietnam
Just one hour away from Ho Chi Minh City by plane is the ultimate romantic destination of Vietnam- the magical island of Con Dao. An island with a history and home to just two stunning hotels. It’s the ultimate zone-out place, but also a treat for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts. Without a doubt, a place to get some child-free relaxation. You can either stay at the charming boutique hotel Poulo Condor or go all the way and stay at the stunning Six Senses.
If you prefer to travel by car, this hidden gem in the Mekong Delta might be the perfect romantic getaway for you and your loved one. Overlooking the Mekong River while enjoying the beautiful swimming pool or the yummy Vietnamese and French cuisine, The Island Lodge has all the ingredients for the perfect getaway for just the two of you. It’s only a 2-hour drive from Saigon, but paradise doesn’t have to be far away!
Longing for some fresh air, green, lush surroundings and all this in a romantic setting? Oh boy, then Dalat is your destination. Dalat is also known as Asia’s little Paris. We wouldn’t go that far, but it sure is a great getaway and you’ll love the peace & quiet. Built in the 1920’s, the Ana Mandara Resort & Spa has 17 romantic superior villas with mountain views and crispy air. No need to go to Switzerland after all!
Romantic getaways in Central & North Vietnam
You wouldn’t necessarily think of Hanoi when thinking of a romantic getaway, but here’s why you should. The legendary Métropole Hotel is one you will remember. Not only is it absolutely gorgeous, you will have shared your experience with people like Jane Fonda, Bill Clinton, Charlies Chaplin, Vladimir Putin and many, many more. Built in 1901, this historical hotel has many stories to tell. Dig deep, ’cause it ain’t cheap, but so worth it.
What is more romantic than spending a few nights together on a private boat in one of the most magnificent areas of Asia? Exactly. Halong Bay is home to the intriguing limestone islands and one of the world’s natural wonders. Indochina Junk offers 1-cabin boats and the experience is more than amazing. To wake up in UNESCO world heritage is something you have to see for yourself to believe it. Halong Bay is packed with tourists on boats these days, but Indochina Junk picks a different area where there are fewer boats. And if you go two nights, you’ll go further than the day-trip tourists. We also advise to go in 2019, because as of 2020, boat companies are only allowed to organize 1-day trips.
Only 25 minutes from one of the most charming cities of Vietnam, Hue and the alluring Perfume River (although the actual ‘perfume’ of the river might not be so alluring this time and day…) is the truly stunning Villa Louise. Ridiculously romantic with lovely rooms, gorgeous interiors and beautiful surroundings. And not to forget a private beach. This recommendation comes with a risk though, because after staying at this gem, you will want to extend your stay to…forever!
Romantic getaways near Vietnam
Siem Reap and Angkor Wat in Cambodia
If you and your alter ego are looking for a romantic getaway, but want to do some sightseeing as well, this is one to put on your must-visit list. Siem Reap in Cambodia has lots to offer on the romantic menu. The Beige is just about as romantic as it gets and will score you big points with your partner.
The famous FCC Hotel Angkor in town used to be the mansion of the French colonial Governor and is one of Cambodia’s most famous hotels. Only 8 minutes away from the Angkor Wat premises, this hotel oozes colonial charm and offers a unique experience.
For tips on what to do during your stay in Siem Reap, here is a great overview.
Phuket in Thailand
Phuket, Thailand used to be a hassle to go to from Ho Chi Minh City, but now there are daily direct flights and those days are over. And lucky you, we know just the place for a romantic getaway. The Cove Phuket has beautiful boutique cottages right at the beach. And it’s not a full-moon party beach you’re trying to avoid on your just-the-two-of-you-escape. This is one of the most striking secret beaches of Phuket; Ao Yon Beach on the Panwa peninsula in Southeast Phuket. And pssst, The Cove belongs to the same owners as The Deck and Mekong Merchant so you’re covered when it comes to delicious food too.
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