Vietnam is an exciting country that can be the perfect place for honeymooners to spend some quality time together while also taking in the surrounding beauty. It has an incredible rustic romance present throughout the country, whether in the alleys of Hanoi or on the country's picturesque beaches.
It's a great place for spending time together and experiencing something new at the same time.
In order to help you with planning the perfect honeymoon vacation, here is our best advice for newlyweds traveling to Vietnam.
- Vietnam offers visa on arrival for people of many nationalities.
- It's a great place to have new cultural experiences and a quiet relaxing vacation.
- Vietnam is a popular destination for honeymoons due to its affordable luxury resorts and hotels.
- The top destinations for couples include Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Da Nang, Nha Trang, and Dalat.
- The best time to take a honeymoon in Vietnam is from early October to November.
- It is important to make bookings at least three months in advance.
- It is a good idea to choose no more than three destinations within Vietnam to ensure the best and most relaxing experience.
- It's a good idea to plan some special activities to ensure the journey is exciting, relaxing, and memorable.
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Why Vietnam is the perfect location
Vietnam is the perfect place for a honeymoon because, besides the amazing cultural experiences it offers, it also has good-value hotels and resorts, plenty of things to do, and incredible food to try.
Vietnam is the perfect place for travelers who want to experience a little bit of luxury but at economical prices. Hotels can be found at various prices with good facilities, spacious rooms, and good views of the countryside. Vietnam also has many incredible resorts and retreats that are perfect for a luxurious and romantic stay.
We know that most honeymooners are looking for beautiful locations with privacy, great views, swimming pools, and easy access to the city and activities there. In order to make your search easier, we have provided some examples below of incredible Vietnamese resorts that are perfect for newlyweds.
Ana Mandara Dalat
Located in Dalat, one of the most romantic areas in Vietnam, Ana Mandara offers the perfect experience. Here guests stay in luxurious villas nestled in the lush rainforest. The villas come with plenty of open space, wooden floors, and elegant antique furniture. Each room is fitted with a clawfoot bathtub and rain shower.
Ana Mandara is the perfect place to relax while taking in the views of the colorful French-Vietnamese city far below.
Six Senses Con Dao
Con Dao Island is about a 45-minute flight from Ho Chi Minh City and has what is arguably one of the best beaches in Vietnam. The sand is flat and fine and the clear water is perfect for snorkeling. Popular activities on the island include diving, hiking the gorgeous trails of the national park, and kayaking or canoeing over the clear water.
Here guests stay in villas that are right on the beach and come with an infinity pool and a personal butler. The rooms are incredible and have sliding doors that open straight to the pool and beach. The service level at this resort is very high and focused on giving guests everything they could possibly need.
Evanson Ana Mandara Nha Trang
Evanson Ana Mandara gives visitors the best of both worlds. Located in Nha Trang, one of Vietnam's most popular beach-cities, this resort is close to the city, which allows guests to shop, plan tours, and experience the nightlife in Nha Trang.
However, the resort is still quiet and serene, providing the perfect place to relax on the beach.
In fact, this resort is the only one in the city located on the beach instead of across the street. It has beachfront pools, beautiful gardens, and a world-class spa.
Bassac Cruises take passengers on a romantic adventure through the Mekong Delta on a traditional Vietnamese barge. The barges were designed to ensure all passengers are perfectly relaxed and comfortable. The guest cabins have sound-proof walls and are equipped with air conditioning.
Although these cruises are not as luxury-oriented as the other resorts on this list, the experience of traveling by boat through rural Vietnam is unbeatable. The boat cruises from Can Tho to Cai Be past rice fields, a floating market, and farming villages. It's a great way to have a romantic journey but experience Vietnam at the same time.
Top destinations for a honeymoon in Vietnam
For honeymooners who are looking for opportunities to have an adventure and explore the best of the best in Vietnam, we have some ideas about some must-see destinations. These destinations are great for couples and are full of breathtaking scenery, romantic activities, and lots of delicious food.
Hanoi is a vibrant Vietnamese city full of culture, history, and food. Here, visitors can explore the narrow cobblestone streets of the 1,000-year-old Old Quarter. This 36-street marketplace is dusty, bustling, and romantic, with 15th-century architecture, Buddhist monuments, and streets lined with artisans and vendors.
Hanoi is also a great place to take a hands-on class together, whether a cooking class or a lantern-making class.
A great time to go to Hanoi is during the monthly Lantern Festival!
Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay is a great destination for couples. Here visitors can explore the area's incredible natural beauty. Known for its aqua-blue waters and 1,969 towering limestone islands, Ha Long Bay's unique topography leaves visitors feeling like they have entered a mythical realm.
Taking a boat ride in between the stunning karst-islands to get an up close and personal view of this impressive bay is highly recommended.
One of the islands could be the perfect place to stay in a secluded cabin with a great view of the bay. Many of the islands in Ha Long Bay are big enough to have their own beaches and accommodation.
Da Nang is a great place for beach-lovers as it is full of high-end beach resorts. Non Nuoc Beach is especially perfect for couples looking for a luxurious and romantic stay as it offers multiple 5-star resorts, two golf courses, several Michelin-star restaurants, and plenty of incredible spas.
Once you've had enough of beautiful white-sandy beaches and crystal-clear water, Da Nang city is a lot of fun to explore. Da Nang's ancient town and city center are great for shopping and nightlife.
Nha Trang is sometimes called the "Riviera of the South China Sea" due to its many good-value hotels and resorts, exciting nightlife, and abundance of recreational activities such as diving, boating, and snorkeling.
The city itself is incredibly beautiful, bordered by mountains on one side and long sweeping beaches on the other. The ocean views are breathtaking, with multiple paradisiacal islands just in view.
There are two main options for beaches in Nha Trang. Tran Phu Beach is the most popular and has the best nightlife, although it can sometimes be crowded. The better beach for couples is Hon Chong Beach, as it is located in a quieter area but is still within reach of the city and nightlife.
Also known as "Le Petit Paris" or the little Paris, Dalat is a romantic Vietnamese town located up in the mountains. It is best described as a luxury retreat area for travelers looking for cooler weather, golf courses, and beautiful temples.
The town itself is built into the hillside and has the atmosphere of a European alpine resort with a unique blend of French and Vietnamese influence. Here, you can relax in the beautiful gardens, explore the local villages tucked away into the hills, and try the delicious French cuisine.
How to plan your honeymoon
Now that we've talked about the best places to go and things to do, here are some tips about things to think about while you are planning your perfect honeymoon.
The first tip for planning your honeymoon is to choose the right time. The perfect time to go on a honeymoon to Vietnam would be from early October to November because that is just before peak season and will allow couples to avoid the crowds but still have great weather.
Traveling in Vietnam at other times of the year is definitely possible, but requires a little more planning to achieve a quiet and reasonably-priced trip.
The second tip for couples going to Vietnam is to focus on no more than 3 destinations. This allows honeymooners to have time to relax while traveling at an easy pace in order to get the best experience.
Only picking a few destinations also means that travelers can have deeper experiences at each location instead of spending a very short time in many different places.
The third tip is to stay within a budget but also to allow some room to reward yourselves. After all, you are traveling to celebrate your own happiness. You deserve to spend a little more in some areas.
Luxuries, like adding an extra spa treatment or bumping up to a 5-star resort, can be a special bonus that will make the trip that much more exciting.
The final tip is to take the burden off your shoulders and to let Asia Highlights plan your trip for you. Our experts will get to know you and your needs and will plan the perfect trip for you and your loved one.
Important tips for honeymoons in Vietnam
To make your travel experience the best it can be, here are some important tips about traveling in Vietnam.
One important thing is to make sure you book a hotel that offers a free airport shuttle bus. This will save travelers the expense of booking an expensive airport transfer and also eliminate the possibility of scams.
Hotels and flights should be booked 3 months in advance. Vietnam does offer visas on arrival for citizens of most countries, but it is important to do some research and check what documents need to be shown in order to receive a visa.
Often when travelers first arrive in Vietnam, they encounter some stomach problems. This is normally because travelers need a certain time to adjust to Vietnamese food. During the first few days of the trip, it is a good idea for travelers to start off with Vietnamese sandwiches and fusion food in order to get used to the cuisine.
When traveling in Vietnam, it is best to use cash as much as possible, because when using credit cards, it is possible for your card information to be stolen. If you have to use your credit card, make sure it seems like a reputable location and pay attention to the charges afterwards.
While traveling it is important to be responsible and respectful of your surroundings. Some good ways to be responsible are to be friendly with the locals and help them by doing activities such as "being a farmer for a day", available in rural areas.
It is important to respect the traditional beliefs of the local people by not showing too much affection in public and by dressing modestly when not in a beach area.
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