Vietnam continues to make waves as the next major five-star holiday destination, and with hotels as lavish as these, it isn't hard to see why. From a secluded sanctuary accessible only by boat to a property designed by legendary architect Bill Bensley, we wouldn't blame you if you had your bags packed by the time you reach the end of this post:

1. Amanoi

Situated on a secluded cliffside between a national park and a marine reserve, with an infinity pool that fades into the sea and a spa that sits by a lake dotted with lotus blossoms, Amanoi is truly a sight to behold. The hotel’s design is airy and earthy, allowing the breathtaking scenery to take centre stage.

2. Six Senses Ninh Van Bay

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay is accessible only by boat and boasts rustic yet stylish architecture that melts right into its beautiful surroundings. All of the villas include a private pool, but the Water Villas are truly something else with private plunge pools perched amid boulders and a ladder that leads directly into the sparkling blue sea. 

If you enjoy diving, this is the place to do it, and if you enjoy doing nothing, this is the perfect place for that too.

3. InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort 

Designed by architect Bill Bensley, the InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort perfectly complements the region's stunning natural landscape of sea, jungle and rainforest. The 200 rooms, which come in the form of suites, penthouses and lavish private villas, are quintessential modern beach chic.

If you're feeling adventurous, pack comfortable shoes so you can enjoy a leisurely hike in the nearby Son Tra National Conservation Park. Otherwise, stick to swimwear and enjoy the hotel's various pools and spectacular private beach.

See also: 10 Best Wellness Retreats in Southeast Asia

4. Six Senses Con Dao 

At the heart of one of the world's most beautiful beaches—and that's no exaggeration—is Six Senses Con Dao. In true Six Senses fashion, the villas are simple and sophisticated with generous ocean views and private pools. The hotel spa features three outdoor treatment salas, four indoor treatment rooms, a yoga and meditation area and a fresh juice bar.

A bonus? The hotel sells ‘crystal water’ (mineral water), and uses the profits to supply clean water to children at the nearby Con Dao primary school.

5. Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai

Lush palm-filled gardens that line a pristine white-sand beach, villas with bathrooms that open up to a private garden with outdoor showers, Four Seasons Resort Nam Hai is paradise found. The expansive property features 100 villas, which range from one to five bedrooms (ideal for families or travelling groups of friends). 

Daily yoga and meditation classes are offered, and the world-class spa boasts 8 overwater treatment pavilions. If you feel like venturing out, the charming historical Old Town of Hoi An is just six miles away.

See also: An Epic Journey Through Bhutan

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