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Vietnam

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Vietnam
Vietnam

5-star hotel guide to Vietnam

The French colonial period left a permanent mark on Vietnam's architecture and cuisine, with graceful buildings and baguette stalls in every town. Yet there is always a unique Vietnamese twist on proceedings.

It is exactly this combination of European sophisticted elegance and South-East Asian exoticism that makes Vietnam such a beguiling travel destination for luxury explorers and why it is one of our top tips for 2020.

As you would expect from a long s-shaped country straddling the South China Sea for 3,260 kms, excluding its islands, Vietnam is blessed with more than its fare share of idyllic beaches, but it also offers undulating mountains, lush tropical jungle and the verdant Mekong Delta, which is a fascinating place to visit, as well as being an agricultural miracle.

Opened in 2018 Azerai in Can Tho is the perfect base for exploring the Mekong Delta and its myriad of waterways and the floating markets of Can Tho, Vietnam's fourth largest city. This is a true island resort, only accessible by boat and an oasis of calm on its own 8 acre islet on the Hau River. It's sister property Azerai Le Residence, an art deco hotel on the banks of the Perfume River in the colonial capital Hue, is also in our sights, now it has been restored.

For the last word in Vietnamese luxury, check-in to Amanoi, a tranquil 5-star retreat overlooking the azure waters of Vinh Hy Bay and a stone's throw from beautiful Nui Chua National Park.

We have recently visited Six Senses Ninh Van Bay and Six Senses on the idylic island of Con Dao - watch out for the reviews. All in all, Vietnam is a stunning and varied destination and becoming a hot spot for luxury explorers!