Seven luxury resorts have been voted the best in Vietnam by travel experts at U.S. magazine Condé Nast Traveler.
Located inside Nui Chua National Park, recognized as a world biosphere reserve by UNESCO, Amanoi Resort in the south central province of Ninh Thuan has 36 villas overlooking Vinh Hy Bay.
Its most luxurious villa costs $8,000 a night, while the cheapest starts at $1,150.
Each villa is a combination of contemporary and traditional Vietnamese architecture
The villas come with 2-5 bedrooms, a living room, private swimming pool, and an outdoor dining room.
“With its craggy cliffs and gnarled trees, the rugged beauty of Vinh Hy Bay provides a spectacular backdrop for Amanoi Resort,” the magazine says.
Nestled on Au Islet along the outskirts of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, Azerai Resort is about three hours from Ho Chi Minh City by car.
The resort has 60 rooms and five villas – each with a private swimming pool – accessible only by boat.
Visitors can book luxury boat tours, drink cocktails and watch the sunset on the Hau River. Nearby sightseeing can be found at Ninh Kieu Park and the delta’s floating markets.
Room rates begin at VND5.9 million a night.
“Taking over a jungle-fringed islet in the Hau River, Azerai Can Tho delivers island idyll in spades yet puts its guests within easy reach of the highlights of the Mekong Delta,” the editors of Condé Nast Traveler wrote.
Capella Hanoi stands on Le Phung Hieu Street in Hanoi's Old Quarter, just a few steps from the iconic Hanoi Opera House.
The hotel has 47 rooms and suites, each individually styled with operatic artefacts and custom portraiture that pay tribute to legendary Opera artists, composers, designers and performances.
A night's stay begins at VND6.5 million ($283.31) per person.
Built on the hills of Son Tra Peninsula just outside the central coastal city of Da Nang, InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula has over 200 luxurious rooms, suites, penthouses, and villas that offer views of sandy beaches and tropical forests overlooking the sea.
Room rates start at VND15 million a night.
Zannier Hotels Bai San Ho in Phu Yen Province, an emerging beach destination in south-central Vietnam, consists of 73 villas covering around 98 hectares (242 acres) of lush greenery surrounded by rice fields and lotus ponds
“Their [the villas’] designs pay tribute to the vernacular building styles of nearby fisher folk and tribal communities around the country,” according to the U.S. magazine.
One night at this high-end resort costs VND9.4 million ($396) for a Rice Paddy Field villa and VND20 million ($842) for rooms by the beach or on the hill.
Regent Phu Quoc, around 15 minutes from Phu Quoc International Airport on Vietnam’s largest island, opened in April last year.
It features 302 suites and villas, six restaurants and bars, swimming pools overlooking Long Beach. Long beach is one of the most beautiful on Phu Quoc and is adjacent to a UNESCO-recognized world biosphere reserve.
The resort also has a fitness center, a meditation studio and rooftop yoga pavilions.
Room rates begin at VND11 million.
Located in the coastal resort town of Mui Ne in the south-central province of Binh Thuan, the Anam Mui Ne Resort has Indochina-inspired designs with mosaic tiles, statues on plinths, clawfoot bathtubs, and leather-bound tables.
Its 127 rooms feature original paintings by Vietnamese artists and woodwork made by local craftsmen.
Room rates start at VND3.1 million a night.