Deciding where to go on your honeymoon is tricky. 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.
With natural beauty to rival anywhere in the world, an ancient culture steeped in tradition, and a cuisine that’ll leave you dreaming of noodle soup and fresh spring rolls for months to come – Vietnam is a honeymoon destination like no other. Here are just a few reasons why…
1. Cruising on Halong Bay
With its towering limestone crags and jungle-covered islands, Halong Bay is one of the most recognisable landscapes in Asia. The bay covers over 1,500 square kilometres and encompasses hundreds of islands, making it the perfect place to escape on a romantic cruise – either on a bigger boat shared with other passengers, or a private craft all of your own. Disembark to swim, kayak, go cave exploring or cycle on Cat Ba Island – this is an undoubted highlight of any honeymoon to Vietnam.
2. Relax at a spa in outside imperial Hue
It wouldn’t be a honeymoon without a bit of R&R, and luckily Vietnam has an excellent hotel scene with superb quality spas up and down the country. Our Lotus Blossom Honeymoon includes two nights at the Pilgrimage Village resort and spa, tucked away in the countryside outside the imperial city of Hue – the perfect place to take the pace down a notch or two and enjoy the full menu of massages and treatments.
3. Wander lantern-strung streets in Hoi An
Hoi An is easily Vietnam’s most beautiful town. Saffron-coloured merchant houses dating back to the 15th century line the harbourside, where multi-coloured boats bob on the water and lanterns hang twinkling in the evening light. The town is home to a thriving dining scene, numerous excellent countryside bike trips, and superb shopping (this is the perfect place to get tailor-made clothes) – not to mention yet another fantastic beach just 15 minutes from the centre!
4. Relax on the beaches of Phu Quoc
Every bit as beautiful as the Thai islands but with just a fraction of the fame and development, Phu Quoc Island is a true desert-island paradise. Eat super-fresh seafood at the island’s night market, explore its pristine jungles by motorbike, go diving amongst kaleidoscopic coral reefs, or just relax on the white, sandy beaches while the waves lap the shore.
5. Whizz through the streets of Ho Chi Minh City on a vintage Vespa
Finally, well rested and rejuvenated, we think there’s no better way to round off a honeymoon than with a bit of excitement. There’s no better way to do this than to hop on the back of a vintage Vespa and head out on a street food tour of Ho Chi Minh City, sampling the local delicacies and downing a few beers in the local fashion. Cheers!
Our Lotus Blossom Honeymoon includes all the destinations and experiences here, plus many more. To tailor your own bespoke honeymoon in Vietnam, get in touch with one of our expert travel consultants and start planning.