Are you in desperate need of fleeing somewhere far away from work where you can relax and enjoy the sun? Why not consider jetting off to Vietnam! It’s an ideal destination for those who are looking for a vacation in a beautiful spot full of terrific landscapes, pristine beaches, fascinating culture and good food. Although there are a lot of things to see and do in Vietnam, you can also just choose to relax and enjoy the pool or beach. If you’re looking for a calm vacation, check out this list of the most relaxing destinations in Vietnam.
Phu Quoc Island
Vietnam is home to several islands but Phu Quoc is the most popular one. It’s located in the southern parts of Vietnam and is easily accessible. You can either take the ferry or fly there. What makes Phu Quoc so great is that although it’s quite developed, you can still find many quiet places around the island. You can stay in a beautiful resort tucked away by the beach for example. Life here moves at a slower pace, which is great for those who really just want to relax. At night, don’t miss out the night market where you can indulge in some typical Vietnamese cuisine before grabbing a cocktail in one of the bars. The best way to explore Phu Quoc is by renting your own motorbike. The roads are for the most part good if you stick to the main roads, but when you start getting off road, it’ll be a bit tougher. So make sure you’re comfortable behind the wheel before going.
Located about 200 kilometres from Ho Chi Minh City, this sleepy beach town is ideal for those who are looking for a relaxing place. Although there’s a few hostels that’s opened up in recent years and even bars, you’ll still find that Mui Ne is much calmer than other places in Vietnam. Mui Ne is famous for kite surfing so if you feel adventurous one day, you must try out this popular sport. It’s also a great place to start if you want to visit the sand dunes. The white and red sand dunes in Vietnam are a popular place to visit and there are many tours that can arrange for you to go there from Mui Ne.
Some say that the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam can be found in Nha Trang. The tourism services here are of high-quality as it’s become one of the most famous spots to visit in Vietnam. Here you can find luxurious hotels and resorts that offers pools where you can cool off. There’s also lots of good restaurants and bars you can visit at night time.
If beaches aren’t really your thing, why not head to the mountains instead. Da Lat has a cooler climate and is perfect for those who wants to escape the hot weather. There are pine forests, waterfalls, coffee plantations and lakes to visit, as well as an enchanting city. You also have a few hiking opportunities where you get the chance to see Da Lat from the top.
The Ancient Town in Hoi An is a UNESCO World Heritage Centre and is a must-visit when in Vietnam. Although tourism has really boomed there in the past few years, the sleepy town has still kept its charm. Not only is Hoi An absolutely breathtaking, there’s also lots of things to see and do here. You could just wander around the Ancient Town for days and marvel at the fabulous architecture, try out all the hipster cafés or get some tailor made clothes done. But if you’re looking for something a bit outside the town, rent a bike or motorbike and go to the beach. It’s just a few kilometres away from the town and you can easily go there on a day trip and relax by the beach. Hoi An is a magnificent place that must be visited. Don’t miss out on this place when you’re in Vietnam.
There you have it, the most relaxing destinations in Vietnam! Are you ready to go on a vacation? We sure are! And there’s no place we’d rather go to than Vietnam. How about you?
Before you go, make sure that you have the visa situation sorted out. Most nationalities are required to have a valid Vietnam visa before entering the country. However, there are a few exceptions. If you do need a visa, there are three options: Visa on Arrival, E-Visa or go to the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate. Do note that there are pros and cons with all types of visas so before you make up your mind, read about them thoroughly and see which one suits your travel plans best.