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From the top of Vietnam’s distinctive S shape to the bottom, you’ll find unforgettable beauty. Clouds float over regal mountains, the ocean is an irresistable blue and thousand-year-old caves dot the craggy countryside.
Visitors from around the world are compelled to explore this land and as tourism expands, so does the need for top-notch accommodation. Celebrities seem to always have the inside scoop on the best and most luxurious places to stay while on vacation, so in this issue, we bring you our top 4 celebrity hot spot resorts. With guests like Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and Kim Ah-Joong frequenting the islands, Vietnam boasts incredible resort destinations whether in sunny Phu Quoc or dreamy Hue. These hideaways provide their guests with a little slice of heaven on earth.
Six Senses Con Dao
Once a prison island so notorious for brutality that it was nicknamed “hell on earth,” Con Dao is now one of Vietnam’s prime tourist attractions and historical sites.
Blessed with a vast natural landscape, sandy beaches and peaceful inhabitants, Con Dao was named one of the most attractive tourist areas in the East Sea by CNN. Lonely Planet guidebook listed Con Dao as one of the 10 most mysterious islands in the world while the New York Times said it was one of the most enchanting and pristine destinations in Southeast Asia.
Hollywood golden couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie chose Six Senses Con Dao on their map in 2011 during a roots journey to Vietnam with their son, Pax Thien. They are a forceful example of Con Dao’s enchantment.
To reach Six Senses Con Dao you must take a 45-minute flight from Ho Chi Minh City. Step through the hotel doorway and you are greeted with a private beach and stunning architecture artfully designed to blend into the surrounding lush greenery.
The elegantly designed resort offers generous personal space, lush tropical mangrove vegetation and breathtaking views of the sea. Each villa comes with its own private infinity pool and unobstructed water vistas.
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay
If you want a journey back to nature with relaxation, tranquility and luxury, Six Senses Ninh Van Bay is your paradise.
The resort is situated in the southwest of Ninh Van Bay, north of Nha Trang, with impressive rock formations overlooking the East Sea.
Tourists are drawn to the resort’s unique architecture, incorporating Vietnamese countryside traditions that blend with nature. These include structures with coconut leaf roofs and wooden rafters overlooking water that is clear and blue all year round.
Modern features are also incorporated. Visitors can enjoy a movie on the white sand, while also watching the moon rise and listening to the waves whisper.
Da Nang is an ideal getaway destination. The pristine sandy beaches are close to world cultural heritage sites, so it is perfect for those who like to mix history into their vacation.
Naman Retreat is located next to the coast, between two world-class golf courses known throughout Southeast Asia – Danang Golf Club and The Montgomerie Links Greg Norman. The location of Naman Retreat makes it convenient for guests who want to visit the famous historic towns of Hoi An, Da Nang city, Ngu Hanh Son, Ba Na Hills, the UNESCO World Heritage site of My Son Sanctuary and the ancient capital of Hue.
Naman Retreat blends timeless Vietnamese heritage and culture with luxurious modern charm. Traditional bamboo architecture and exquisite interiors, combined with authentic Vietnamese hospitality, assures guests have a wonderful retreat experience.
Novotel Phu Quoc
Phu Quoc Island is a southern getaway good for nature lovers or those looking for a luxurious retreat. More than half of the island is protected, with long beaches and mountain trails suitable for biking, walking and harmonizing with nature.
Novotel Phu Quoc Resort, opened in January of this year, is managed by the European Accor Group, one of the world’s leading hotel groups.
Located in Ap Duong Bao, near the town of Duong Dong, the resort is a 10-minute drive from Phu Quoc airport. Designed by Japan’s third largest architectural firm, Kume Design Asia, Novotel Phu Quoc combines Japanese luxury with a local cultural imprint. This is the fifth Novotel Vietnam, a mid-range brand with reasonable prices and international services.