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Vietnam is becoming a hot new holiday destination for good reason. The climate is gorgeous, the beaches superb, and there are now a handful of excellent spa resorts.
We are featuring a selection of outstanding hand-picked resorts in this delightful part of the world:
Vietnam is the latest Asian dragon to awake from its slumber. Nature has blessed Vietnam with soaring mountains and an astonishingly beautful coastline. Peasant women in conical hats still tend to their fields, children ride buffalos along country paths and people scratch out a living from impossible gradients.
Vietnam is a nation of determined optimists who have weathered war after war, survived colonialism and communism, and are now getting to grips with the wheeler-dealer world of capitalism. Fiercely protective of their independence and sovereignty, the Vietnamese are graciously welcoming of foreigners who come as guests not conquerors.
Don’t believe the hype. Or the propagandist party billboards that are as common as statues of ‘Uncle Ho’. Believe your senses, as you discover one of the most enriching, enlivening and exotic countries on earth.
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Weather and seasons
Vietnam has a very diverse climate and covers more than one climate zone. Northern areas, above 18th Parallel have distinct winters and summers. Winters last from November to April and are cool and wet. Summer months have high humidity and occasional typhoons. Central Vietnam has a long dry season from late January to October, with periods of fog and fine drizzle. The South has the wet and the dry: the wet season lasts from May to November and experiences heavy but short lived downpours most afternoons. The dry season runs from December to April when temperatures average 30°c.
nha trang, vietnam 7 nights from £1,330
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay sits on a dramatic and beautiful coastal bay overlooking the East Vietnam Sea, with its impressive rock formations, white sand beach and towering mountains behind, all adding up to the sense of being luxuriously at one with nature. Barefoot luxury at its very best!view
nha trang, vietnam
Amanresorts makes its debut in Vietnam with a contemporary beachside resort alongside a full-service Aman Spa. Named for the Sanskrit-derived word for ‘peace’ and noi meaning ‘place’, Amanoi is a tranquil retreat situated on a beautiful white-sand beach overlooking spectacular Vinh Hy Bay.view
Kathryn Brierley, Director
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