If you’ve had a stressful time planning your wedding, then what you need to relax is a Vietnam honeymoon. This tropical paradise is the perfect idyllic setting for any newlywed to enjoy the first few weeks as a married couple. It’s also perfect for anyone who may have overspent on that special day as Vietnam offers the chance to create memories that will last you a lifetime without expensive price tag.
Phu Quoc Island
For those who wish to get away from it all, the island of Phu Quoc is the perfect honeymoon destination. Located off the south west coast of Vietnam, Phu Quoc is a 50-minute flight from Ho Chi Minh airport with frequent flights available on a daily basis. The island itself is mainly occupied with the Phu Quoc National Park and offers an unspoilt experience of the country. If you’re planning your honeymoon anytime between November and September, you’ll arrive in perfect sunshine as the island’s rainy season runs for the month of October.
Bail Truong Coast
Accommodation varies across the island and there are many options to choose from. There are a number of hotels along the coast of Bai Truong which offer the chance to stay directly on the beach and what can be more romantic than waking up to hear the sound of the sea and opening the doors out onto the white sand? If you want something a little more rugged, head for Bai Onh Lang which has resorts amongst the coves. There are also more traditional hotels available in the main town Duong Dong which is where the majority of the tourist facilities are located.
There’s a wealth of activities for you and your loved one to enjoy. For those who like to explore, there’s a real emphasis on conservation and exploring an untouched environment. You can visit the island’s National Park and discover the many rare species that are living there. There’s also the chance to explore the seas and coral reefs that surround the island with scuba diving widely available throughout the island.
Not To Be Missed
Must see sights on the island include the Suoi Da Ban waterfall which is located 6kms east of Duong Dong Town and provides excellent scenic views. Don’t miss out on a trip to Mount Chua also which is the highest mountain on the island and looks out over the National Park. This island isn’t known as the ‘Island of 99 Mountains’ for nothing, something that will come blindingly obvious as you see the Ham Ninh chain of mountains that Mount Chua is part of. Don’t forget to pack your camera to snap these incredible views!
For those who need some downtime after the big day, the island is a peaceful destination. There is a wealth of spas available to book into all across the island. Each offer a variety of spa treatments such from hot stone massages to traditional Thai massages. The many unspoilt beaches around the island also offer the perfect spot to relax and provide beautiful sunset views.
Natalie Likness’ love of travel was introduced to her from an early age due to a trip abroad before she was even born! Having close family and making friends across the world, she has continued to travel ever since.