It is not called the ‘valley of love’ for nothing. Situated in the South Central Highlands, this place was famous among the French due to its cotton-candy-esque skies, breath-taking sceneries, fragrant gardens and the local cuisine. Couples can visit the Lake of Sorrow (known for its legend of two lovers) and the Tuyen Lam Lake for its serene ambience. Other activities of interest in Dalat include visiting an incomplete house built by a war-hero’s daughter for architecture enthusiasts, and visiting the hill-top pagoda travelling through pine forests in a cable car. You can also enjoy Dalat’s beautiful views when trekking on the Langbiang Mountains.
Best places for couples to stay in Dalat city are Dalat Edensee Lake Resort, Ana Mandara Villas Da Lat Resort and Spa and Dalat Palace Heritage Hotel. The price for a night’s stay is about VND 2,900,000.
If you and your spouse are interested in enjoying the hustle and bustle of cities and are looking for an Asain experience, Hanoi is the best place to visit. The capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi has not done away with its unique culture and age-old traditions. Couples can enjoy quality time by soaking up the beautiful sunsets at the West Lake or Truc Bach Lake or watching the city from the Lotte Tower observation deck. Spend a night at the night market in Old Quarter, drop by the Hanoi Opera House for some traditional Vietnamese art or go on a street food tour to make your honeymoon unforgettable.
Best places to stay in Hanoi are The Light Hotel, Hanoi Golden Holiday Hotel and Golden Legend Diamond hotel. Room tariffs start at VND 1,200,000.
3. Mui Ne
This is a place to witness a curious natural phenomenon - desert like sand dunes by the sea. Located about 200 km from Ho Chi Minh City,, Mui Ne is known for its beautiful and uncrowded beaches giving couples the much needed private experience. You can also explore the red sand dune in Bau Trang and the white sand dunes when in Mui Ne. Sand-sledding is one of the activities you are sure to enjoy on these sand dunes. Seafood is a specialty in Mui Ne due to its proximity to the sea. There are numerous resorts in Mui Ne which make your honeymoon perfect by creating the romantic ambience all with roses, candles and wine coupled with a beach view.
You can enjoy your romantic stays in any of these places: Sailing Club Resort Mui Ne, Victoria Phan Thiet Beach Resort and Spa and Amaryllis Resort and Spa. Prices start at VND 2,200,000.
4. Nha Trang
Nha Trang is a tranquil coastal city which is well-known for its beautiful beaches, the tropical sunlights and the prussian blue waters. This place is great for honeymoons as couples can enjoy various activities together like kayaking, swimming and snorkelling in the clear beaches. You can also discover the Nha Trang Bay on a local boat. Whale Island is a famous spot for couples to spend time alone in luxury resorts. Experiencing mud bath in the Thap Ba hot spring is not to be forgotten here.
Great hotels to stay in Nha Trang are Havanna Nha Trang Hotel, Legend Sea Hotel and Liberty Central Nha Trang Hotel. A night’s stay at these hotel may cost around VND 3,100,000.
Located about 350 km from Hanoi, Sapa is home to the highest peak in all of Indochina - Fan Si Pan. Sapa has pleasant weather with cool breeze, pretty waterfalls and the terraced mountains. When in Sapa, couples can visit the Hoang Lein National Park to catch a glimpse of some of the well-protected endangered species of animals, go on a trek to the Fan Si Pan mountain, and visit the Cat Cat or the Ta Phin villages and interact with the locals. The local museum and cathedral are also worth a visit.
Couples can stay in the Sapa Horizon Hotel, Spa Freesia Hotel or the Sapa Garden Bed and Breakfast all of which provide a great experience. The price of one night’s stay here is around VND 945,000.
6. Hoi An
You will be in for a surprise for what this quaint little town offers. Hoi An is the perfect place for a romantic yet a historical/cultural getaway. The markets in Hoi An which sell everything from farm-fresh produce to jewellery and apparel are a great place to begin with. The street food here is unique and a few snacks are a must try. Strolling through the Old Town with your significant other is a great way to soak in the rich heritage of this city. You can also laze around in the Cua Dai beach or have a romantic dinner date while having a view of the majestic Thu Bon River.
The best places to stay in Hoi An are Venus Hotel and Spa, Hoi An Holiday Villa and Tropical Beach Hoi An Resort. It costs around VND 650,000 for a night’s stay in these hotels.
7. Phu Quoc Island
One of the best honeymoon destinations in the world, Phu Quoc is a beautiful island located in the Gulf of Thailand. The crystal clear waters contrasted the pristine white beach sands make it a picture perfect location. Pearl Island is one of the best places to be if you want a quiet and relaxing honeymoon. Couples can visit one of the many fishing villages and try the crab dishes which the place is famous for. You can also indulge in kite surfing or trekking in the Phu Quoc National Park and discover rare flora and fauna.
For about VND 5,000,000, you can stay in the JW Marriot Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort and Spa or for a lesser price, you can enjoy staying at the Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island or the Fusion Resort Phu Quoc.
8. Halong Bay
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Vietnam, Halong Bay is truly a wonder of nature. With its emerald green waters and ancient lime karsts, cruising along Halong Bay is a delight. Other fun activities to take part in include underwater diving, travelling to Cat Ba Island and squid fishing and barbecuing.
Best romantic stays in Halong Bay include Ha Long Paradise Suites Hotel, Vinpearl Resort and Spa and Bhaya the Classic Cruises. Prices start at VND 950,000.
9. Con Dao Island
Con Dao Island is very similar to Phu Quoc Island minus the crowd of tourists. Con Dao Island hence ensures a peaceful and a private experience. This place is well known for its pristine beaches, natural beauty and luxury resorts. You can indulge in scuba diving and snorkelling and admire the fascinating coral reefs, relax on the Dam Trau beach or go trekking on the Con Dao National Park.
Six Senses is one of the best resorts in Con Dao. It offers jungle cinema, a beachfront restaurant, an in-house BBQ, hammam and spa. Other places for a great stay are the Con Dao Resort and the Tan Son Nhat Resort. Prices range from VND 1,900,000 to VND 15,000,000.
10. Da Nang
Da Nang is a quiet port city which has been ranked as the most worth-living city in Vietnam. One can visit the Ba Na Hills for its natural beauty and the cool climate. Here, you can also enjoy a ride in the longest single track cable car in the world. Other must-visit places of attraction are the My Khe Beach and the Marble Mountains. The Dragon Bridge has a light show every evening and is truly a visual delight.
Best places to stay in Da Nang are the Danang Golden Bay, Grandvrio City Danang and the Seashore Hotel Apartment. For VND 1,900,000, you can enjoy a stay in these hotels for a night.
Do let us know in the comments section, if we have missed out on other honeymoon worthy destinations in Vietnam!