10 Most Romantic Places in Vietnam:

  1. Ho Chi Minh City
  2. Phu Quoc Island
  3. Con Dao Island
  4. Danang
  5. Hoi An
  6. Hue
  7. Da Lat
  8. Hanoi
  9. Halong Bay
  10. Sapa

Take You Wonder by Wonder: From Ho Chi Minh City to Halong Bay

Hiking up to incomparable views, sharing laughs over tantalising morsels of food, long walks on white-sand beaches, catching mesmerising technicolour sunsets, champagne toasts to celebrate your bliss - it is a world made for two.

Romantic destinations seemingly created just for lovebirds are just waiting to be discovered all over Vietnam. After all, the couple that travels together, stays together. From Ho Chi Minh City to Halong Bay, we have handpicked the 10 most romantic places in Vietnam for couples with hotel suggestions selected for their intimate ambience.

South Vietnam

South Vietnam with its tropical equatorial climate is warm all year round. It is no wonder some of the best beach holiday destinations are to be found here. Saigonese couples might consider a staycation in the city for a romantic getaway without the fuss of travelling, white Phu Quoc and Con Dao top our list for special, less touristy and commercialised islands that is perfect for a Vietnam honeymoon.

1. Ho Chi Minh City

Notre Dame Cathedral Ho Chi Minh city © Travelpixs / Shutterstock
Notre Dame Cathedral Ho Chi Minh city © Travelpixs / Shutterstock

Busy power couples, parents who want to be near their kids, or those who cannot get enough of city life, Saigon is the place for you. With so much to offer, why not spend time here getting to know the city in a whole new romantic light?

Ho Chi Minh City is the gastronomic capital of Vietnam, and of course, food is one of the best ways to express love. Make the most of the hidden cocktails bars and world class restaurants.

For a romantic itinerary, we suggest starting the day creating something beautiful together at a pottery class at Hey Camel. After that, head to Thao Dien for a long brunch at The Brix - a newly opened hot date spot known for its scrumptious pancakes. Stroll over to The Deck for a relaxing afternoon. Sip on their inventive cocktails and enjoy views of the gently flowing Saigon River. After catching the sunset, go back to the city centre to have dinner at Quince. Low lighting, impeccable furnishings, delectable menu, distinguished wine list, Quince is perfect for the discerning couple.

Where to stay?

Luxury Pick:

Hotel des Arts Saigon
Hotel des Arts Saigon

78 Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai, Phường 6, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

5-Star Hotel - Price per night: starts from US$100

Mid-Range/Budget Pick:

Villa Song Saigon
Villa Song Saigon

197 Nguyễn Văn Hưởng, Thảo Điền, Quận 2, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

Price per night: starts from US$89

For more romantic getaway options, check out our list of the 10 Best Staycation Hotels in Saigon

2. Phu Quoc Island

The Longest Cable Car situated on the Phu Quoc Island in South Vietnam © Pavel Szabo / Shutterstock
The Longest Cable Car situated on the Phu Quoc Island in South Vietnam © Pavel Szabo / Shutterstock

Phu Quoc is a couple's paradise, it is full of beaches with pure white sand, evergreen forests, stunning sunsets, and delicious fresh seafood. Increasingly popular with tourists, Phu Quoc still has many hidden romantic spots.

Breathe fresh air into your relationship with long, fulfilling hikes. Immerse yourselves in nature, take in the lush greenery and rare wildlife around you. Away from the stressors of your daily lives - this is the perfect moment to get in touch with yourself and your partner. Discover hiking trails and perhaps even camp at the Phu Quoc National Park. Comprising more than half the island, it was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2010. A gigantic natural attraction filled with unique flora and fauna, it is an ideal environment for love to grow.

The best way to enjoy Phu Quoc Island is by motorbike. Rent a vehicle that is made for two and zoom around looking for hidden gems, like Starfish Beach. Away from the tourist centre, Starfish Beach has managed to retain its rustic charm. Visit the tranquil beach with crystal clear emerald waters, just enjoy each other's company, the warm waters, and wish upon a star(fish)!

Where to stay?

Luxury Pick:

Mango Bay Resort
Mango Bay Resort

Ông Lang beach, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang, Vietnam

Resort - Price per night: starts from US$36

Mid-Range/Budget Pick:

Isallabella Resort
Isallabella Resort

Ong Lang beach, Cửa Dương, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang, Vietnam

4.5-Star Hotel - Price per night: starts from US$32

3. Con Dao Island

Con Dao island view from above with sea and mountain © HIEU.photos / Shutterstock
Con Dao island view from above with sea and mountain © HIEU.photos / Shutterstock

Con Dao is simply stunning. A wonder of Vietnam, it is a collection of 16 mostly uninhibited islands that form the Con Dao national park with some of the best beaches the country has to offer. Con Dao is cut off from the rest of the country, and thus truly an escape from the hustle and bustle of regular life.

Miles and miles of coastal roads, lush tropical evergreen shade, and sparkling white expansive beaches, and still very much a secret, Con Dao is the perfect Vietnam honeymoon destination.

Expect to have a romantic trip with nothing to do, with nothing to achieve apart, just walk hand in hand on beaches, explore nature and search for natural rock pools, and lounge in your villa.

This is the honeymoon holiday for couples looking for as laid-back a vacation as possible, to hideaway solely with each other and forget about the rest of the world.

Where to stay?

Luxury Pick:

Six Senses Con Dao
Six Senses Con Dao

Bãi biển Đất Dốc, Bà Rịa - Vũng Tàu, Vietnam

5-Star Hotel - Price per night: starts from US$633

Mid-Range/Budget Pick:

Uyen's House

4. Da Lat

Architecture of Pedagogical College of Dalat on day at Dalat, Vietnam © Sing Studio / Shutterstock
Architecture of Pedagogical College of Dalat on day at Dalat, Vietnam © Sing Studio / Shutterstock

Da Lat is often dubbed the most romantic city in Vietnam. Perhaps because it is home to the Valley of Love. Everything in the valley of love is made for couples, go pedal boating, walk through the pine forests, or visit the flower gardens. The lavender flower garden is Da Lat Flower Park is especially coveted by lovers.

Spend some time exploring the vast water bodies of Da Lat that give it its very special charm. At the heart of the city is Xuan Huong Lake, which offers gorgeous sunset views. Further afield is Tuyen Lam Lake, considered one of the most scenic lakes of the highland region.

Where to stay?

Luxury Pick:

Ana Villas Dalat Resort & Spa
Ana Villas Dalat Resort & Spa

Le Lai Street, Ward 5, Dalat, Lam Dong Province, VietNam,

Mid-Range/Budget Pick:

Camp Art Glamping

Central Vietnam

Central Vietnam, the geographic heart of the country, is known for its rich history and stunning coast lines. Dotted with rocky inlets, charming highlands, and soft sandy shores, the adventurous couple will find plenty to do here. Indulge your five senses and explore to your hearts' content with the definitive central trio we present below.

5. Danang

Golden Bridge is lifted by two giant hands in the tourist resort on Ba Na Hill in Da Nang, Vietnam © Hien Phung Thu / Shutterstock
Golden Bridge is lifted by two giant hands in the tourist resort on Ba Na Hill in Da Nang, Vietnam © Hien Phung Thu / Shutterstock

Danang is the hub of Central Vietnam, a vibrant city which has managed to retain its laid-back beach town vibes. This delicate balance allows for a well rounded honeymoon destination.

Take a deep breath and dive! Behold a whole new world of coral reefs with your love while snorkelling or scuba diving around the pristine coastline of Danang. Hold hands under water and allow the colourful marine life to mesmerise you or laze on a beautiful beach and watch the city go by.

Discover the local culture of Danang and visit the Lady Buddha statue. Located at Linh Ugh Pagoda, this is the tallest statue in Vietnam. Couples who are history buffs may also want to check out My Son Sanctuary, a temple complex built between 4 and 14th AD, with various Hindu temples and tombs. It is one of the most important heritage sites in Vietnam, and even Southeast Asia.

For those that believe food is an intrinsic part of love, Central Vietnam has a different local cuisine, and Danang has plenty of food tours. Foodie couples may want to schedule in a food tour at night when the city is particularly romantic with its sparkling city lights and the accompanying sounds of tenderly lapping waves.

Where to stay?

Luxury Pick:

InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort
InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort

Son Tra Peninsula, Danang, Vietnam

Mid-Range/Budget Pick:

Ponte Boutique Villa

6. Hoi An

Travel woman choosing lanterns in Hoi An, Vietnam © JomNicha / Shutterstock
Travel woman choosing lanterns in Hoi An, Vietnam © JomNicha / Shutterstock

Set foot on the winding paths of Hoi An, where colourful silk lanterns cheerfully light the way, and old timber framed houses with ying and tan roofs have withstood the test of time. Step into the past with Hoi An Ancient Town, a UNESCO heritage site.

The enchanting setting of the old town is a romantic postcard. Meander around Hoi An and discover its nooks and crannies, full of cute little cafes and finely skilled tailor shops. Along your journey, stop by the Japanese Bridge and the Chinese assembly halls. Both form part of Hoi An's fascinating history as a typical Southeast Asian trading town which welcomed travellers from the region. From the Japanese Covered Bridge, head on to Thu Bon River to catch a ride in a wooden boat and enjoy a romantic evening blessed by countless lanterns. For dinner, take in the flavours of modern Vietnamese at Mua, a modern Vietnamese restaurant helmed by Chef Tru Lang that celebrates the diversity, authenticity and culinary ethos behind Vietnamese cuisine.

After taking in all the beauty of the ancient town, Cua Dai Beach and An Bang Beach are lovely little spots nearby, idyllic romantic places for some peace and quiet.

Where to stay?

Luxury Pick:

Four Seasons The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam
Four Seasons The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam

BLOCK HA MY DONG B, DIEN DUONG WARD

Mid-Range/Budget Pick:

The Watermark

7. Hue

Imperial City, Hue, Vietnam © aindigo / Shutterstock
Imperial City, Hue, Vietnam © aindigo / Shutterstock

Hue is the ancient imperial capital of Vietnam. Poetic and charming, Hue is the cultural cradle of the country and still home to many cultural and historic treasures.

Honeymoon here for a unique eyeopening experience into the heart of Vietnam's history. Visit the Citadel and Forbidden Purple City to take in splendid imperial architecture. Stop by the various pagodas and temples to understand the historic significance of the area.

Step into the past and eat like Vietnamese emperors and empresses. Eye-catching presentation, ostentatious ingredients, meticulously prepared dishes - treat your loved one to royal Hue cuisine.

Where to stay?

Luxury Pick:

Banyan Tree Lăng Cô
Banyan Tree Lăng Cô

Cu Du Village, Loc Vinh Commune, Phu Loc District, Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam

Mid-Range/Budget Pick:

Sahi Homestay

North Vietnam

Undulating majestic mountain ranges, breathtaking limestone cliffs, gushing stupendous waterfalls, diverse ethnic villages rich in culture, buffalos meandering precariously along terraces of rice fields - North Vietnam is a wondrous tapestry of delight.

Couples who love traveling and are always on search for memorable experiences must visit these romantic North Vietnam honeymoon destinations.

8. Hanoi

Sword lake in the center of Hanoi in the fog in the morning © CravenA / Shutterstock
Sword lake in the center of Hanoi in the fog in the morning © CravenA / Shutterstock

There can't be a guide to romantic destinations without Hanoi on the list. A honeymoon trip to the capital city must begin at the Old Town. Colonial French architecture exists peacefully with ancient commercial streets, where the cosy scale of the Old Quarter promises romantic walks.

Let the slower pace of life, the foggy evenings, the quaint scenery embrace you while you spend quality time with your love just wandering around and absorbing local culture. Visit museums, sip on egg coffee, find a new favourite pho place, there is no rush to do anything.

Where to stay?

Luxury Pick:

InterContinental Hanoi Westlake
InterContinental Hanoi Westlake

5 P. Từ Hoa, Quảng An, Tây Hồ, Hà Nội, Vietnam

4.5-Star Hotel - Price per night: starts from US$90

Mid-Range/Budget Pick:

Aria Boutique

9. Ha Long Bay

Halong Bay, Vietnam. Unesco World Heritage Site © The South Wind / Shutterstock
Halong Bay, Vietnam. Unesco World Heritage Site © The South Wind / Shutterstock

Ha Long Bay is the top honeymoon destination in Vietnam. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay provides a romantic scenery that is unrivalled. Countless karst formations and limestone islands rise out of emerald waters, creating gorgeous landscapes perfect for romance.

The best way to experience romantic Ha Long Bay is via an overnight stay on a cruise. A luxury cruise with just a few cabins creating an intimate atmosphere might be just what you are looking for. We suggest going for a cruise that offers private dining options, cabins with floor to ceiling large glass windows, a large luxurious bathtub, sommeliers and wine cellars - the ultimate recipe for a romantic honeymoon.

Most cruises leave from Cat Ba Island, the largest island in the region. Choose your cruise itinerary carefully, this could include scuba diving, kayaking, visiting floating villages, exploring limestone caves, cooking lessons, a romantic dinner for two set on an exclusive beach, and more.

Where to stay?

Top Romantic Cruises:

Heritage Cruises

Stellar of the Seas

10. Sapa

Mu Cang Chai, landscape terraced rice field near Sapa, north Vietnam, Rice terrace on during sunset ,Vietnam © saravutpics / Shutterstock
Mu Cang Chai, landscape terraced rice field near Sapa, north Vietnam, Rice terrace on during sunset ,Vietnam © saravutpics / Shutterstock

Inaccessible, remote, untouched - Sapa has all the makings of a romantic honeymoon destination for the wanderlust couple.

Your trip to Sapa will likely begin at Sapa Town, but apart from luxury hotels and as a base to pick up necessities, one need not spend much time there. The greater Sapa region has so much to offer!

Couples that love adventure can visit ethnic villages and support the local people by staying at a ethnic minority run homestay. From there, head off to Fansipan, the tallest peak in Indochina.

During rice harvest season (March to May and September to November), Muong hoa valley should also be on your list for the perfect view of golden stalks waving gently against a backdrop of mountains shrouded in misty mystery.

Where to stay?

Luxury Pick:

Topas Ecolodge
Topas Ecolodge

Hẻm 12/2/5 Đặng Thai Mai, Quảng An, Tây Hồ, Hà Nội, Vietnam

4.5-Star Hotel - Price per night: starts from US$137

Mid-Range/Budget Pick:

Indigo Snail Boutique Hmong Homestay

Love Story

Walk hand in hand into the next chapter of your love story in Vietnam with our carefully selected top 10 romantic destinations.

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