The Best Destinations For Honeymoons In Vietnam
They say the world is your oyster and it is true. But it may make the decision of where to go on your honeymoon be tricky, right? You could go anywhere in the world, and you’ll never have this chance again – so you have to get it right. Where will you find the right balance of romance, relaxation, and culture? Which country will offer that magic combination of factors that will guarantee an unforgettable trip? The answer is: Vietnam.
The unparalleled natural landscapes, interesting history through the thousand years, rich culture and excellent cuisine, all together make Vietnam the ideal country to explore for many couples. Each city has its own charms, so it can be a challenge picking out what suits both of you, but here are the most favorite spots that we would like to suggest for a memorable and romantic holiday in Vietnam!
- Phu Quoc
Phu Quoc is touted as one of Vietnam’s most beautiful islands. Located in the Gulf of Thailand, it is surrounded by white sand, pristine beaches, and quiet fishing villages. The picturesque landscape of Phu Quoc also gives it an endearing nickname – the Pearl of Vietnam.
Phu Quoc island is a true jewel, perfect for relaxing, chilling out, and enjoying the most splendor ocean view in Vietnam, and maybe in the whole of Southeast Asia. There is a long to-do list on this enchanting island for honeymooners, from catching a romantic sunset at a beach club, exploring the scenery of Phu Quoc and the remoted islands nearby (which also offer incredible landscapes), to enjoy a variety of water-sports – surfing, snorkeling, or scuba diving. It’s no secret that the marine life of the island is just as fantastic and breathtaking as what you see on-shore!
- Halong Bay
Halong Bay, which means the ‘Bay of the Descending Dragon’ in Vietnamese, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the new 7 wonders of the world. Since the rise of tourism in the country, it remains one of the most attractive destinations to visit in Vietnam. This majestic bay containing almost 2,000 spectacular forested limestone islands and outcrops of various sizes. Anyone who has seen Halong Bay would claim it an exquisite work of art from Mother Nature.
The best way to experience this unique natural wonder is by meandering among the islands and inlets on a luxurious cruise. For honeymooners, marveling at the magical sight of sunrise/sunset over the bay while having dinner on the boat is the most romantic feeling ever.
If you are looking for some actions to do as a couple, check out the ideas of taking a seaplane to view this fairy-like bay from above, kayaking or diving near the green islets.
Read more: “Must-sees and dos in Halong Bay of Vietnam”
Dalat is a beautiful valley in the south-central highlands of Vietnam, 1,500 m above the sea level. Its rolling mountains, covered with pine trees, make it one of the most romantic places in Vietnam throughout the 4 seasons.
Most Vietnamese refer to Dalat as ‘The city of Love’, and you’ll realize why as soon as you reach this destination. Maybe it is the flowers, or it is the location of a scenic plateau – the mystery Lang Biang highland, which has built the romantic reputation of this city. Or it is the foggy mornings, the blanket of clouds covering the hilltops when the sun rising over the horizon.
Da Lat enjoys cool weather all year-round, the temperature barely exceeds 25 degree Celsius even in summer. This lovely city can charm you with its ancient French-influenced villas tinged a graceful yellow and ringed with flamboyant violets, grand old cherry trees and lithe mimosa; or with its streets lined with trees and bunches of colorful flowers.
You will find stunning waterfalls that flow like shining walls of gems and picturesque lakes that have witnessed hundreds of romantic love stories. Hand in hand, you and your spouse can walk through the hassle of the night market, meet the warm locals, or get some history lessons at the old Summer Palace and also take on new adventures by climbing the near-vertical path up to the top of the Datanla Waterfall. Rising up early in the morning to go ‘cloud hunting’ on top of the hills is another experience couples would find exciting and romantic
One of the most ancient capitals in the world, Hanoi is the city of picturesque pagodas, historical attractions, lovely narrow streets, delectable cuisine and of the most welcoming people. It is the perfect city to gear up for a fulfilling holiday in Vietnam, especially for newly-wedded couples.
For those who with the first time in Hanoi, the city is a great place to explore on foot. Roam the streets of the city to find a variety of options for entertainment, from modern and traditional theatres, cinemas, dance clubs to an abundance of opportunities for shopping for both locals and visitors. The Old Quarter is an unmissable corner of the city, where you can find buzzing small streets, the tastiest Hanoi food and a warm cup of the distinctive egg coffee. Impressive landmarks such as Hanoi Opera House and Hoa Lo Prison are found in the French Quarter, along with high-end restaurants, where you and your partner can have a great time enjoying luxurious meals.
- Hoi An
Welcome to the best city to visit in Asia!
The UNESCO Heritage town remains a pristine ancient beauty after nearly 300 years as an important trading centre of Vietnam. Yellow-walled houses are the special sight of Hoi An, lining along Thu Bon riverside. You and your lover can easily explore this alluring town on foot thanks to its small size. The sight of Japanese merchant houses, Chinese temples and ancient tea warehouses standing next to each other demonstrate the distinctive mix of cultures in the town.
As you and your spouse are here, don’t miss the chance to explore Hoi An’s nightlife – the hustling atmosphere of the night market and its mouth-watering dishes and the beautiful paths lightened up by colorful lanterns. Touring the countryside on a bike or getting a couple of the ‘Hoi An Memory Show’ tickets are some extra suggestions for both of you to enjoy!
Read more: “Essential Experiences To Do In Hoi An Of Vietnam”
- Nha Trang
The coast around Nha Trang is renowned for its miles of white-sand beaches and the town itself is built on a beautiful bay with a palm-lined beach stretching for miles in each direction. Not to mention that offshore, there are numerous untouched islands and stunning coral reefs dotting the turquoise waters. These make for excellent scuba diving and snorkeling, especially in summer.
There are plenty of exquisite resorts in Nha Trang so it is another reason this city becomes an excellent choice for newly-wedded couples. Some of the most well-known names on the list include InterContinental Nha Trang, Amiana Resort Nha Trang, Vinpearl Luxury Nha Trang, Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Fusion Resort Cam Ranh, … so you and your spouse can experience the top-notch service while being in Nha Trang.
Asides from lazing on the idyllic beaches, couples may find it interesting to explore the remnants of the Champa Kingdom, Buddhist temples, and gothic-style Catholic churches. Nha Trang is also home to the Hon Khoi salt fields – one of the most unique attractions in the area. Get there in the early morning to watch the middle-aged women working on the salt fields is a special cultural experience for travelers in Nha Trang.
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