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Off Beat Honeymoon Locations in Vietnam

Newly married couples, on the cusp of a new beginning, have so much on their plates! They are in a hurry to start their lives together¸ but more importantly¸ they want to bond together in the most romantic way, secluded and serene, yet without stretching their budget. What better destination than Vietnam, which still has some as yet undiscovered gems of quaint locations, which can be an ideal backdrop to create lifetime memories. By the way, not just for newlyweds, these lesser known destinations can prove to be a catalyst for couples trying to rediscover their mojo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whether you are the couple with an adventurous streak who thrives on adrenalin rushes, or the kind who loves history and all things quaint, or the type who just wants to relax and get pampered, or maybe a little of all the above, Vietnam lets you fashion your ideal honeymoon.

Hanoi can be a good starting point to ease into Vietnamese culture and food scene and prepare the senses about what to expect. You can take a walking tour of the Old Quarter of the city and visit some iconic spots like the Temple of Literature and the ancient One Pillar Pagoda, while creating memorable photo ops by dressing up in traditional Vietnamese attire, the Ao dai. Introduce your palate to Vietnamese coffee shop fares, especially, the egg coffee, which is a unique concoction found only in Hanoi.

How about going that extra mile to make it a honeymoon like no other by cruising along the Ha Long Bay!

Feel regal and pampered by sailing on a luxury cruise ship and remember those wedding vows over magical sunrises and romantic dinners on the deck at sunset, with green, undulating islands being the only silent witnesses to your fresh love.

 

The clear, blue sea and the marine life can best be enjoyed while swimming or scuba diving there. Some hotels have their own private beaches, thus giving you two all the time and privacy you need.

Getting off the beaten path, how about expanding your horizon of history by making a quick visit to Non Nuoc, a sleepy little village close to Da Nang? The village has a history of stone craftsmen, dating back to the 15th century and even has its own local festival which is celebrated on the sixth day of the first lunar month.  You can pick up the village craft products which traditionally included rice mortars and grain grinders but now offer a tourist friendly product range. The unspoilt beauty of this beach destination is only rivalled by its seafood eateries and beach activities.

It is said that married life is like finding your way through a maze. So, why not become maze runners by visiting the limestone cave complex within the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park?. This UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is home to Son Doong, the largest natural cave in the world, still has many unexplored zones and the canal rides through this staggering vista can only be seen to be believed.

If you and your partner are hiking enthusiasts, then a great getaway for you is Fansipan Mountain, the tallest peak in Vietnam. Mostly ignored by tourists, who usually make a beeline for Vietnam’s famous rice-terraced Spa Village, this spot, just nine kilometres away, offers a great opportunity to experience the hospitality of the Giay, Hmong and Red Dao Hill tribes.

You can book yourself at a home stay and sample the local cuisine, while learning about the tribal culture and way of life.

 

As two unique individuals, united to create magic, make the most of these as yet undisturbed parts of Vietnam and fashion a honeymoon so memorable, that you will cherish it forever.

Some pristine getaways:

1. Côn Đảo Island

Con Dao is an island paradise, Con Son, the largest of this chain of 15 islands and islets, is ringed with lovely beaches, coral reefs and scenic bays, and remains partially covered in tropical forests. In addition to hiking, diving and exploring deserted coastal roads there are excellent wildlife-watching opportunities, such as the black giant squirrel and endemic bow-fingered gecko.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isolated from the mainland, the Con Dao islands are one of Vietnam’s star attractions, the pristine beauty of the place now turn heads. Con Son has its own tragic history. It was on hell on earth for the thousands of prisoners who were tormented and imprisoned in a dozen jails during French rule and the American-backed regime. With the commencement of low-cost boat connections the popularity and visits from foreign travellers has increased off late. You can check in at quaint resorts like Tan Son Nhat Con Dao Resort, Villa Maison Con Dao Boutique Hotel or Phi Yen Hotel. For the discerning 5 Star indulgence you have the classy- Six Senses Con Dao Resort to pamper honeymooners seeking that extra plush experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Nha Trang

If you are looking for a great nightlife juxtaposed against an early morning beach walk, Nha Trang a coastal resort city in southern Vietnam offers you just that. Known for its beaches, diving sites and offshore islands. Its main beach is a long, curving stretch along Tran Phu Street backed by a promenade, hotels and seafood restaurants. Aerial cable cars cross over to Hòn Tre Island, and the nature reserves of Hòn Mun and Hòn Tằm islands, reachable by boat, have coral reefs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great for history buffs, Nha Trang is home to remnants of the Champa Kingdom, Buddhist temples, and gothic-style Catholic churches while natural hot springs, salt fields, and unique waterfalls offer a myriad of sightseeing and recreational activities. Nha Trang attractions are set against a stunning backdrop of white sandy beaches, verdant mountains, and untouched islands.

Most of these landmarks are set within close proximity to numerous hotels, most travellers opt to get around on foot, bicycle, and motorcycle. However, visitors can also opt for guided motorcycle or bicycle tours which are inclusive of hotel transfers, meals, and an English-speaking guide.

Best Hotels and Resorts to check in – Classy Vinpearl Luxury Nha Trang, the super luxurious Tran Phu Beach,and beach kissing Mia Resort Nha Trang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Ba Bể National Park

Ba Be National Park is clustered around the effervescent Ba Be Lake is one of the most unique and beautiful natural tourist attractions in Vietnam. The lake was formed by the geological structural changes millions of years ago that made the limestone mountains and caves, and covers more than 23,000 hectares boasting waterfalls, rivers, deep valleys, lakes and caves set amid towering peaks.

The area is home to many ethnic minority communities. Ba Be Lake is in fact three lakes linked by wide channels, about 8km long and 400m wide. The surface is always calm, making a boat trip a peaceful experience.

 

Things to do? Well, we may suggest Trekking and Hiking, Kayaking, Climbing and Mountaineering or why not just take a tour on cycles.

 

Vietnam offers the best of secluded nooks for honeymooners to go incognito and not be a part of some regimental tour.

You can start your conversations with us at +91 99230 58290 or madhavi@metanoiatravel.in to help you plan a getaway to this amazingly cultural melting pot. We can customize the extension of the dream wedding that you are just planning, much in advance so that you are hassle free to enjoy blissful memories for life.

 

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