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4 Award-Winning Resorts in Vietnam for a Secluded Getaway

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With a boasting range of destinations, landscapes, and culture, the luxury accommodation scene in Vietnam is emerging as a magnetic field that can hook you in with its enticing background. More than just a five-star service, we are talking about a top-notch experience and art masterpieces. Many of these resorts and hotels have made global headlines with multiple prestigious awards. If you’re seeking a true charmer for your upcoming leisure trip to Vietnam, then snag a memorable stay at one of these 4 resorts across Vietnam.

Legacy Yen Tu by MGallery – Vietnam’s Most Unique Architectural Design Award 2018

Starting in the North, the first name that pops into my mind is MGallery – Legacy Yen Tu Resort. It snagged a prestigious award for the most unique architectural design in 2018 by Vietnam Tourism Association. (The Guide, 04/08/2019)

Setting foot atop the sacred mountain of Yen Tu in Quang Ninh province, Legacy Yen Tu is a wellness sanctuary located over 1000 meters above sea level. As a true definition of a spiritual and mental retreat, the resort is the fusion between local meditation and medieval art.

The gigantic resort complex appears as an ancient royal citadel coming out from the past when observed from above. Stand at the front façade and slowly make your way through the massive stair, you’ll end up at the spacious lobby where the iconic ancient architecture is perfectly displayed.

No matter where you frame at, the commodity is still able to provide beautifully appointed and meticulously handcrafted interior décor pieces. If you’re a passionate luxury seeker, chances are you’ve heard of Bill Bensley before! This legend in the industry of luxury resort design is the magic maker behind the masterpiece of Legacy Yen Tu. Housing 133 rooms in total, the legacy brings you to the former era to witness the ancient methodologies in the making of the construction.

Address: Thuong Yen Cong, Uong Bi, Quang Ninh, Vietnam.

Intercontinental Da Nang Sun Peninsula Resort – Asia’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 2018

Sitting on a golden location viewing over the gigantic Pacific Ocean, Intercontinental Da Nang Sun Peninsula Resort is one of the most sought-after accommodations in Vietnam. World Travel Awards has recognized Intercontinental as an Asia’s leading luxury hotel villa, making it a world-leading name in the scene of luxury accommodations worldwide. (VNExpress, 09/19/2018)

Each of the room sits on a gorgeous bay viewing over the vast blue sea. Spending a few nights at this splendid lodge, you will be surrounded by the utmost seclusion and the sense of privacy with the touch of gorgeous little decorations.

Hugged by a lush and high-valued natural reserve of Central Vietnam, Intercontinental is not only a perfect hideout but also opens a door to the charming nature. Therefore, don’t be surprised if your snack suddenly disappeared after one night left on the balcony! It may be somewhere in the jungles with the mischievous monkeys!

Not forget to mention the pool and the beach, these secluded areas are private properties that belong to the resort. So, get ready to enjoy the waters to your heart’s content! It’s time to unwind with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc while sunbathing by the pool!

Address: Bai Bac, Son Tra, Da Nang.

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Nha Trang – Vietnam’s Leading Villa Resort 2018

Moving further down South, Nha Trang welcomes you with its tropical beaches scattering throughout Ninh Van Bay. Sitting on this dramatic bay, Six Senses Ninh Van Bay Resort brings you the feeling of a remote island as its only access is by waterway.

This fantasy-like accommodation puts together the impressive rock boulders overlooking the stretching coastline and the backdrop of towering mountains, making it the crown’s jewel of Vietnam’s South Central Coast. Announced as the country’s leading villa resort in 2018, Six Senses Ninh Van Bay encompasses 26.000 square meters where you can revel in a peaceful rest and feel the cool ocean breeze caressing your skin. (World Travel Awards)

Designed with the Vietnamese coconut leaf roofs, Six Senses functions as a shield protecting the high-value wildlife from the mountain. There is a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities to choose from. If you’re down to work your legs, let’s hit the trail for a trekking time combined with a wildlife-watching experience. So get ready to spot some langurs along the way! If you’re into a relaxing treatment to lay back, then a picnic before spa time sounds like a great idea!

When you spend more than one night at Six Senses, remember to make the most of your stay by exploring different dining options at various spots in the resort. Coming over Six Senses, all that’s left is a breathtaking view from the hill-top pool villa where you get a full intimacy with the natural beauty around.

Address: Ninh Van Bay, Ninh Hoa Town, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam.

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort – Best Resort in South East Asia 2019 by Travel + Leisure

Ending our list of award-winning resorts in Vietnam is a gem in the Southernmost of Vietnam, JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort. Announced as the best resort in Southeast Asia in 2019 by the prestigious travel magazine Travel + Leisure, JW Marriott Phu Quoc has successfully charmed the global readership of avid travel connoisseurs. (Vietnam Economic Times, 07/15/2019)

It is a real visual stunner designed by Bill Bensley who puts on it a stunning look of colonial-era architecture with a little touch of Art-Décor. Walking into the bedroom, you will be amazed at the muted white walls and the hardwood floor. A large beach-view window steals the spotlight of the bathroom, allowing you to immerse into a wildest dream while soaking yourself in the clawfoot tub.

However, that is not the only thing JW Marriott Phu Quoc has to offer! Get the day started with a wide range of across the globe. By nightfall, slow down and indulge in a gourmet dinner amid the Neo-classical concept of Pink Pearl restaurant. And to make the most out of your stay, a relaxing treatment at Chanterelle Spa before bedtime will fill the bill!

Address: Khem Beach, An Thoi, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang, Vietnam.

If you’re not on a shoestring, why not give one of them a go and treat it as an award to yourself?

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