Vietnam is the perfect destination for a romantic couples getaway or even for a once in a lifetime blissful honeymoon. With so many incredible sights to see, where should you go? Whether you’re a sun worshiper, a thrill seeker, or just a soppy romantic at heart, we’ve compiled a list of spectacular locations to suit you and your loved one on your Vietnam tour for couples, based on your personality!
An elderly Vietnamese couple (Source: Internet)
Phu Quoc, for the beach bums
Phu Quoc is a beautifully remote and ecologically rich Vietnamese island, located in the Gulf of Thailand, 45km from mainland Vietnam. Honeymooners can expect white as snow sandy beaches, crystal clear emerald waters, and year-round tropical temperatures on their Vietnam tour for couples. A perfect romantic escape from the winter blues of colder climates, couples can immerse themselves in luxury accommodations, diverse mountainous landscapes, luscious rainforests, daring water sports, and pristine abandoned beaches.
Just off the coast of Cambodia, Phu Quoc is home to over 20 unspoiled picturesque beaches, enjoy some alone time camping out under the stars on a secluded beach, on one of Phu Quoc’s 28 exotic islands. Visit the secret Starfish beach, aptly named from the abundance of red starfish sunbathing by the shore. Chill out under a swaying coconut tree, drinking a refreshing ice-cold cocktail, and watching the emerald waves washing onto the soft ivory sand as the sun sets in paradise.
Marine, wildlife, and fresh air enthusiasts will be in heaven on Phu Quoc. A UNESCO listed national park covers over 50 percent of the 574 square kilometer island. The tropical rainforest is the perfect destination for viewing rare wildlife, hiking, and stunning photography. Vibrant and expansive coastal ecosystems have flourished here including 108 species of coral and 153 species of tropical fish.
The island has a predominantly fishing and agriculture-based economy. However, the tourism industry here is projected to increase in the coming years vastly. A considerable influx of luxury resorts and hotels are being built, boasting 50-meter long infinity pools and divine French architecture. The island is bursting with undiscovered tourist potential, hilltop sky bars that could rival London or New York, provide unbelievable aerial views of the tranquil landscape. Why not visit while Phu Quoc is still somewhat hidden, you’ll feel like you’ve stumbled upon the best-kept secret in Asia!
A couple relaxing on the beach in Phu Quoc (Source: Internet)
Sapa, for the wandering souls
The awe-inspiring wild natural beauty of Sapa is a whole other world; it’s one of the best places to visit in Vietnam for couples. Around 350km northwest of Hanoi, in Loa Cai province lies magnificent mountainous scenery, an appealing trekking base, swooping rice terraces, and tiny rural villages full of welcoming ethnic minority tribes. Couples who are seeking privacy in a breath-taking setting will adore the charm and seclusion of compact Sapa.
Sapa is famous for its diverse ethnic groups and Hill-tribes, who fill the majestic valleys of rice paddy fields with bright contrasting colors. Take an alluring trek through the Hoang Lien Son mountain range, guided by a reputable local ethnic minority guide, who will provide you with the most authentic experience. Stay overnight in a humble homestay and experience the charismatic local culture and hospitality with your loved one.
Fansipan, the highest peak in Sapa, Vietnam, and Indochina, stands at an impressive 3143-meters high. Conquer the peak with your partner on your Vietnam tour for couples. Visitors can reach the summit by either a three day round trip by foot, or by the convenient 6282 meter-long cable car journey, which takes only twenty minutes to reach the peak. It is advised to only ascent by foot if the weather conditions are forgiving, it can be treacherous to trek with poor visibility from the mist. The weather is often cold and wet on the mountain; when the terrain is sodden it can become perilously slippery, make sure to dress accordingly and be sensibly kitted out for trekking.
Enjoy the breathing views with your loved one at Sapa (Source: Internet)
Dalat, for the romantics
Dalat has been considered a great getaway spot for couples since the French colonial times; some even refer to it as ‘Le Petit Paris’ due to the shrunken Eiffel Tower replica found in the city center. Dalat is well known for its sweeping fields of flowers, which could make you fall in love all over again. The climate is considerably colder and more bearable year round here as this sweet town is 1,500 meters above sea level. On your Vietnam tour for couples revel in the laid back and peaceful atmosphere, stunning French architecture, sprawling luscious gardens, and impressive natural sights.
The top attraction for lovebirds in Dalat is the Valley of Love, which was fittingly named by the French, who were captivated by the romantic landscape of extensive pine forests and deep-seated valleys. The idyllic human-made Da Thien Lake adds to the pastoral vibes of the popular newlywed destination. On a couple’s tour of Vietnam you can delight in the array of amusements in the Valley of Love including horse riding, swan-shaped peddle boating, a hedge maze, or just savoring the view of beautiful flower sculptures. Make sure you don’t miss the grand statues featured thought the 242-hectare valley, especially the charming golden figure of two hands harmoniously exchanging wedding rings. Stroll around the grounds with your partner, appreciating each other’s company at this visual and emotional treat; there’s no more fitting place to celebrate love than in the Valley of love itself!
Dalat is synonymous with French-era villas and influences; however, there is an abundance of traditional Vietnamese cultural heritage sites to also see, including the breath-taking Buddhist shrine, Linh Phuoc Pagoda. Couples can complement a visit to the Valley of Love with a trip to this unique pagoda with a 49-meter-long dragon’s head looming over the entrance gate. Home to the unofficial heaviest bell of Vietnam, weighing in at 8,500 kilograms, hearing its powerful joyous ring is reminiscent of churches chiming wedding bells.
The Valley of Love in Dalat (Source: Internet)
If you’re still struggling to decide which romantic destination is for you, why not just visit them all on your Vietnam tour for couples!