Ho Chi Minh & The South

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Ho Chi Minh City (or Saigon as it is also known) is big, neon, fast and furious. Unsurprisingly, this is where all the big brands of hotels can be found. Despite this we’ve found some lovely unique options including a fabulous boutique river resort. Drive three to five hours south and you will find yourself in the Mekong Delta river region, where we have found a couple of wonderful hotel options but we would recommend spending a night on a boat here (especially if you are not seeing Halong Bay in the north).

The south has some gorgeous beaches to shout about. Pretty Mui Ne is sleepier than the more boisterous Nha Trang and has some great rustic luxury resorts down the coast. Meanwhile, arguably the best beaches of the country can be found on the tropical islands of Phu Quoc and Con Dao (one hour flights from Ho Chi Minh) where the water is calm, the beach is wide and the seafood is second to none. Accommodation is more limited here – with only one luxury option on Con Dao and a small handful of lovely hotels on Phu Quoc.