Why is Vietnam ideal for your Honeymoon?

First, is there any reason to assert that Vietnam is a great choice for a fantastic honeymoon? The answer is a resounding yes! Here you can take a look at some highlights of Vietnam when it comes to love-filled escapes:

  • Breathtaking Landscapes: Vietnam's stunning scenery from pristine beaches to tranquil rice paddies will set the stage for a romantic honeymoon escape.

  • Rich Cultural Experiences: With its long history and diverse heritage, Vietnam offers couples the chance to explore ancient temples, taste traditional cuisine, or immerse themselves in vibrant street markets.

  • Accommodations with specialized services for couples: Luxurious resorts and boutique hotels across Vietnam can pamper couples with spa treatments, private villas, and romantic dinners for a truly memorable stay.

  • Adventurous Activities: From trekking in Sapa to motorbiking in Ha Giang Loops, Vietnam offers thrilling experiences for adventurous couples.

Vietnam Honeymoon Destinations

Romantic time together in Vietnam

  • Romantic City Escapes: Whether strolling through Hoi An's historic streets or enjoying sunset views in Ho Chi Minh City, there are countless romantic opportunities.

  • Affordable Luxury: Vietnam provides excellent value for money compared to neighboring destinations, allowing couples to enjoy a luxurious getaway at a fraction of the cost. The cost for a week-long vacation in Vietnam for one person with 4-star accommodations is between 600 to 900 USD.

  • Warm Hospitality: Vietnamese hospitality ensures honeymooners feel welcomed and cherished wherever they go in the country.

Vietnam's best Honeymoon destinations

Hoi An

Hoi An has been ranked among the world’s top Honeymoon Destinations of 2024, acclaimed by millions of travelers on the Tripadvisor platform. With its tranquil, ancient, and romantic vibe, Hoi An evokes deep emotions and fosters profound connections.

Hoi An for honeymoon

Hoi An for honeymoon

When visiting Hoi An, couples can consider to:

  • Stroll through UNESCO-listed Hoi An Town together. It is also a favorite spot for couples to take romantic photos.

  • Take part in hands-on activities like lantern making, Vietnamese cooking classes, a day as farmers, or joining local fishermen on their boats.

  • Hoi An is famous for its tailoring services, allowing you to create personalized outfits within a short timeframe. Couples can select from contemporary party attire to classic Ao Dai. It will be perfect for any special event. The price range is from 50 USD/costume.

  • Enjoy a peaceful boat ride on the Hoai River and release floating lanterns into the water in the evening, creating magical memories together. The boat can accommodate about 4-5 people, with prices ranging from 6 to 8 USD for a 30-minute ride.

  • Capture Memories with Lanterns on Nguyen Phuc Chu streets. This will add a touch of romance to your trip.

  • Attend the Hoi An Memories outdoor show. It showcases the town’s history and culture through music and dance. There are 3 types of tickets with prices 4,7 - 9,4 - 18,9 USD.

  • Treat yourselves to Hoi An’s famous dishes such as Cao Lau, Quang Noodles, Vietnamese coffee, Mot Water, Chicken Rice, Banh Mi, and more at local eateries.

  • Explore the tranquil Cam Thanh Coconut Forest and experience a basket boat ride, often accompanied by exhilarating basketboat dance performances.

Some recommended accommodations for couples visiting Hoi An:

  • Bay Resort Hoi An: Xuan Trung Block, Cam Nam Ward (0,5km from Old Town)

  • Allegro Hoi An: Block 2, 86 Tran Hung Dao (1,1km from Old Town)

  • Bel Marina Hoi An Resort: 127 Nguyen Phuc Tan (1,5km from Old Town)

Phu Quoc Island

The Kiss Bridge Phu Quoc at sunset

The Kiss Bridge Phu Quoc at sunset

Phu Quoc was once voted by Roughguides as one of the top 10 most attractive destinations for honeymoons, alongside renowned destinations like Santorini, Buenos Aires, Venice, and Bagan.

Phu Quoc is a famous island located in the Southern part of Vietnam, boasting stunning natural landscapes of beaches and forests. As a secluded island, Phu Quoc offers tranquil and private spaces for couples. At the same time, there is no shortage of experiential activities for couples to enjoy. Here are some highlights:

  • Enjoy sunbathing, swimming, and paddleboarding on the island’s beaches of Starfish Beach or Long Beach.

  • Spend a day exploring the untouched small islands to the South of Phu Quoc, such as Hon Buom and Hon May Rut, for snorkeling and diving adventures.

  • Stroll hand in hand through local markets, visit fish sauce, pepper, and honey production facilities, explore the national park, or visit temples and pagodas.

  • Visit entertainment complexes: VinWonders and Sun World Hon Thom. Notably, Sun World features the world’s longest cable car recognized by Guinness World Records.

One of the reasons why Phu Quoc is highly rated among Vietnam honeymoon destinations is its collection of fantastic beachfront resorts for couples to enjoy a memorable vacation together:

  • New World Phu Quoc Resort: Khem Beach, An Thoi

  • Vinpearl Resort & Spa Phu Quoc: Long Beach, Ganh Dau

  • Premier Village Phu Quoc Resort (by Accor): Ong Doi Cape, An Thoi

Halong Bay

dinner in Halong Bay

Couple having a nice time cruising in Halong Bay

The idea of a honeymoon in a serene coastal bay sounds great, doesn't it? Even world-famous couples like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt chose Halong Bay as their stopover.

Halong Bay, a UNESCO Heritage site, boasts majestic and unique natural scenery sculpted by calm waters and countless limestone peaks rising from the surface. Couples visiting this place can not only relax amidst the wonders of the bay but also participate in various activities such as:

  • Cruising through the bay on luxury yachts.

  • Exploring islands and limestone caves.

  • Visiting fishing villages or pearl farms.

  • Swimming, kayaking, or riding sampan boats.

  • Enjoy onboard relaxation: massages, cooking classes, tai chi sessions, squid fishing, sunset cocktails, jacuzzi, live music, and more.

  • Flying over the bay on seaplanes.

With pre-arranged itineraries from cruise companies, couples can comfortably spend time together and enjoy leisure activities according to the schedule onboard. You have over 200 cruise options to choose from, with ships ranging from 6 to 55 rooms. This allows for customization based on privacy preferences. Here are some suggested names for you:

  • Indochine Cruise: From 170 USD/room/night

  • Heritage Binh Chuan Cruise: From 190 USD/room/night

  • Paradise Elegance Cruise: From 170 USD/room/night

  • Elite of the Seas: From 275 USD/room/night

  • Catherine Halong Bay Cruise: From 242 USD/room/night


Sapa adventure for couples

Sapa adventure for couples

Sapa is a spot in the Northwest Highlands of Vietnam. This region is perfect for couples who love the beauty of pristine mountains, and enjoy trekking, and outdoor activities together. Here are some additional suggested activities:

  • Conquer Fansipan Peak - the mountain peak dubbed the roof of Indochina. Couples can choose to trek up the mountain or take a cable car to the complex of attractions on the mountain.

  • Trek through the stunning landscapes of Muong Hoa Valley, visiting scattered villages in the valley like Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, and Ta Van.

  • For a thrilling experience, you and your loved one can visit the Glass Bridge.

  • Explore Sapa town - once listed by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the top 50 most beautiful small towns in the world. Couples can enjoy dining, shopping for mountainous products, or indulging in an herbal foot bath using the Dao Red leaf formula.

Sapa is not just a place for adventurous exploration, it is also an ideal retreat for hot summer days or simply for spending time together. Here are some hotel suggestions with beautiful views for you:

  • Bamboo Sapa Hotel: 18 Muong Hoa, Sapa Town

  • Silk Path Grand Sapa Resort & Spa: Doi Quan 6, Group 5, Sapa

  • KK Sapa Hotel: 25 Violet, Sapa Town

Nha Trang

Couple snorkeling in Nha Trang

Couple snorkeling in Nha Trang

Nha Trang is a renowned coastal destination in Vietnam known for its year-round mild climate. It is also one of the favorite destinations for foreign tourists who often choose to stay for months when visiting Vietnam. Here are some experiences couples can try in Nha Trang:

  • Experience mud baths together.

  • Relax on the beaches of Cam Ranh, Nha Trang, Doc Let, or visit Monkey Island, Yen Island, Mun Island, Tam Island, etc.

  • Explore the city's architecture: Ponagar Tower, Long Son Pagoda.

  • Dive to admire the coral reefs.

  • Visit swallow farming and production facilities.

  • Go on motorbikes together on the beautiful coastal roads of Vinh Hy Bay, Cam Ranh, or Van Phong Bay.

Nha Trang is a premium beach resort paradise for couples with a range of 4 to 5-star hotel names. You can consider some of the following hotels:

  • Amiana Resort Nha Trang: Pham Van Dong Street

  • Vinpearl hotel chain in Nha Trang

  • InterContinental

Room rate: About 212 USD/room/night

Da Nang

Vietnam Honeymoon Destinations

Having some couple time in Da Nang

Next on the list of top Vietnam honeymoon destinations is Da Nang City. Da Nang is a lively hub in Central Vietnam. Dubbed as the most livable city in Vietnam, couples visiting Da Nang can rest assuredly enjoy quality time together and explore what this city has to offer for tourists. Here are some things couples can try:

  • Visit the amusement park at Ba Na Hills and check in at the Golden Bridge.

  • Explore Son Tra Peninsula by jeep or motorbike.

  • Visit local markets.

  • Enjoy the world-class beaches - Da Nang and Non Nuoc beach.

  • Explore the city: Visit the Dragon Bridge and watch the fire-breathing show on weekends, explore the Cham Museum, and indulge in Da Nang cuisine (Fish Noodles, Xeo pancake, Nem Lui, Banh trang cuon thit heo, etc).

  • Additionally, Da Nang is conveniently located near Hoi An and the historic capital of Hue, with just a 1 to 2-hour journey between them. This allows you to easily combine visits to these attractions.

Top hotels for honeymoon in Da Nang:

  • Naman Retreat: Truong Sa Road

  • Furama Resort: 105 Vo Nguyen Giap, Khue My, Ngu Hanh Son

  • Premier Village Da Nang: 99 Vo Nguyen Giap, Ngu Hanh Son


Vietnam Honeymoon Destinations

Couple exploring hustle Hanoi

Is the capital city of Hanoi one of the good Vietnam honeymoon destinations? The answer is yes. It is suitable for couples who enjoy the hustle and bustle and like to explore local urban life. Behind the chaos are interesting things that only Hanoi can offer you:

  • Take a city tour to explore the city's important historical landmarks spanning 4000 years of history with different periods.

  • Spend half a day strolling around the Hoan Kiem Lake area and the Old Quarter for shopping, exploring street food, and observing daily life.

  • Purchase tickets for a cyclo, jeep car, electric car, or double-decker bus to immerse yourself in the bustling streets of the locals.

  • Seek out the train street, grab a cup of coffee, and wait together for the moment the train passes through the residential area.

  • Visit local craft villages and try your hand at making handicrafts together, such as pottery in Bat Trang or incense in Quang Phu Cau.

  • Enjoy home-hosted meals with a local family in Hanoi.

Hanoi doesn't have resorts in the city center, but it does have many boutique hotels with sophisticated decor and services. Here are some suggestions for honeymoon:

  • JW Marvel Hotel & Spa: 16 Hang Da, Hang Bong, Hoan Kiem

  • La Siesta Premium Hang Be Hotel: 27A Hang Be, Hanoi Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem

  • The Oriental Jade Hotel & Spa: 94 Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem

Ho Chi Minh City

river cruise in saigon

River cruise on Saigon River at sunset

Lastly, on the list of top 8 Vietnam honeymoon destinations is Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh City (or Saigon) is another metropolis of Vietnam located in the South. This economic capital welcomes a large number of international tourists every year. Here couples can:

  • Take a city tour to explore the pre-modern history of war relics of Vietnam, French colonial architecture, and the Chinese community neighborhoods.

  • Saigon is a shopping hub for products with good prices and high quality. Couples can shop at Ben Thanh Market, Saigon Square, Takashimaya, Saigon Center, etc.

  • Try out together local street food like Broken rice, Crab Noodles, Coconut Coffee, etc.

  • Immerse yourselves in the lively evening atmosphere at Nguyen Hue, Bui Vien, or have a chat at intimate bars.

  • Enjoy a relaxing massage.

Here are some hotel suggestions for couples in the city:

  • Park Hyatt Saigon: No 2, Cong Truong Lam Son, Ben Nghe, District 1

  • Le Méridien Saigon: 3C Ton Duc Thang, Ben Nghe, District 1

  • Mia Saigon Luxury Boutique: No 10 Street, An Phu, Thu Duc

Tips for you

  • You can combine multiple destinations for your itinerary, such as Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Halong Bay or Da Nang - Hoi An, to experience the diverse and exciting offerings of Vietnam.

  • If you feel that the travel time to Sapa is too long (6 hours by bus and 8 hours by train), you might consider replacing Sapa with Mai Chau - a destination with a rice valley only 2 - 3 hours away from Hanoi.

  • For those heading to coastal cities, be sure to check the weather forecast to avoid rough seas or heavy rain. The months with the potential for heavy rain in  Hai Phong, Halong, and Phu Quoc are from June to August, while for Da Nang and Hoi An, it is from September to November.

  • In general, the best time to travel to Vietnam is from September to April each year. The summer months can be quite hot during the day. From April to August is also the peak tourist season for domestic travel in Vietnam.

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