Top 7 retreat resorts near Ho Chi Minh City

Top 7 retreat resorts near Ho Chi Minh City
Photo by An Lam River Resort Saigon.

What could be more soothing after a long week in a vibrant city than a brief getaway vacation? To cater to the demand for retreats, many resorts have been established not far from Ho Chi Minh City, with great amenities, professional services, and gorgeous greeneries. If you are visiting Ho Chi Minh City and would like to look for a peaceful rest near the city, don't overlook the recommendations below.

An Lam Saigon River

A perfect destination for nature lovers. Photo by vnexpress.net‌‌

An Lam Saigon River is a beautiful resort in Binh Duong Province that reopened in December 2021. Contemporary architecture is mainly used, then merged with the essence of local heritage and a touch of tropical decoration to create a harmonious design for the resort. It takes 25 minutes by boat to arrive in your new serene setting. There is a pick-up transportation service provided by the resort:

  • Airport transfers: to pick up guests at Tan Son Nhat airport by An Lam's staff
  • Speedboat transfers: the pickup point is at Saigon Waterbus Station, Me Linh square, Ben Nghe ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

For more information about accessibility, accomodations, pricing or booking, you can visit the An Lam Saigon River website.

Relaxing moments at An Lam Saigon River. Photo by anlam.com

Ashore on the Saigon River, An Lam offers a stunning view of the river, from dawn to dusk. You may start your day with a peaceful ambiance by the river, surrounded by lush foliage and fresh air, and then spend the rest of the day resting at An Lam's jungle spa, attending a Vietnamese cooking class, or simply enjoying the delicious cuisine prepared by An Lam's chef. In the evening, you can experience a romantic sunset cruise to fully embrace the beauty of the Saigon River and create unforgettable memories with your beloved ones. This is an excellent spot for retreating with endless experience.


Chi-Bu Riverside Resort

A beautiful and tranquil Vietnam countryside is recreated at Chi-Bu Riverside Resort. Photo by Chi-Bu Vietnam Facebook Page.

Chi-Bu Riverside Resort is settled in Nhon Trach District, Dong Nai Province, by the peaceful Ong Keo River. Just 50km away from Ho Chi Minh City's center, which takes around 1 hour by car, Chi-Bu Riverside is a hidden gem for those who love silence, serenity, and notably, the old-time Vietnam countryside.

Located along the river, Chi-Bu Riverside not only offers a relaxing retreat but also a variety of entertaining activities both inside the resort and in the surrounding area. Within 1 hour's drive, there are 2 golf courses: Long Thanh Golf and Jeongson Golf, which can be reached within 1 hour's drive. If you enjoy playing at water parks, don't forget to check out Bo Cap Vang—a popular water park on the river and only 5 minutes away from Chi-Bu Riverside.

Wonderful resting moments in a tranquil garden. Photo by Chi-Bu Vietnam Facebook Page

Inside the resort, you can experience paddle-boarding or SUB riding on the private stretch of clean river. All water sports activities are included in your room rate, so you only need to book ahead of time for the best preparation. If you are a culinary lover, Chi-Bu Riverside may also serve you well with a flavorful menu of organic and locally sourced cuisines.

With only a few cottages at Chi-Bu Riverside Resort, your precious calm retreat is always guaranteed.

For room & rates information, please refer to their website.


Sanctuary Ho Tram

Sanctuary is a harmonious combination of the blue sea, sunlight, and tranquil river. Photo by Sanctuary Resort Facebook Page.

Sanctuary Resort is located in Ho Tram Hamlet, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province. From Ho Chi Minh City's central points, it takes around 2-hour drive to get here. Sanctuary is a villa complex, first established in 2012, and is one of the best oceanfront resort communities in the area. The resort owns 17 hectares of land, an 800-meter-long sandy beach and a freshwater lake within. The accommodation is spacious, eco-friendly, well-equipped with high class exquisite amenities, and is supervised by a top-notch management team. Sanctuary Resort's competent and attentive service will never let you down.

Sanctuary is a place where you may reconnect with nature and soothe your spirit.. Photo by Sanctuary Resort Facebook Page.

What could be better than a refreshing morning with an in-bed breakfast, which is carefully prepared by the wholehearted chef? The beach is conveniently accessible for a walk, yoga practice, or simply sitting by the shore and enjoying a quiet day while listening to the sounds of nature. If you want to recharge your energy, don't forget to experience a massage day inside the resort, and savor superb cuisines at Sanctuary's restaurant.

Sanctuary Resort is an ideal place for couples, families, or groups of friends looking for a completely peaceful retreat.


La Maison de Campagne Resort

A poetic setup right inside Ho Chi Minh City. Photo by La Maison de Campagne Facebook Page. 

Situated in a suburb of Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi District, which is around 20km away from the center, La Maison de Campagne, welcomes guests with a warm and friendly ambiance. The resort is a six-bedroom home constructed in the heart of a gorgeous garden, which brings about serenity and relaxation. With its traditional setups and French architectural style, La Maison evokes memories of life in Vietnam's villages.

La Maison de Campagne is also near The Cu Chi Tunnels - one of the most popular historical relics in Ho Chi Minh City; you may save your time to visit and explore Vietnam's history.

A traditional Vietnamese-style bedroom with plenty of natural light and plants.. Photo by La Maison de Campagne Facebook Page.

The bedrooms of La Maison de Campagne are tastefully designed, elegant, and well-equipped for guests' everyday usage. There is a 13-meter-long pool with a jacuzzi placed right in the middle of the property, ready to meet any demand of leisure. A large garden at the resort is always accessible for guests to visit, have a morning walk, drink a cup of tea, and enjoy fresh air with beautiful trees.

More information on lodging, services, and a booking hotline may be found on La Maison's website (English is available).


Cajou Resort

A lovely countryside nearby Ho Chi Minh City. Photo by cajou-resort.

Cajou is a local resort in Duc Hoa District, Long An Province. Driving 23km to the west of Ho Chi Minh City, you will find a peaceful Cajou situated inside a huge Vietnam-style garden. Compared to other high-end retreats, Cajou is a family-run business, offers modest facilities while the ambiance is truly serene and friendly.

Coming to Cajou, you will be surprised by a quiet and green countryside, with a clean pool in the heart, covered by many wooded trees and rare exotic wood species.

Having a walk through this garden may help recharge your energy and ease your mind. Photo by cajou-resort.

The big park always welcomes guests to visit, enjoying the freshness and tranquility in the air. Their swimming pool is 12 meters large and well-maintained, and hammocks, deckchairs, and rocking chairs are provided for your leisure. Cajou resort is run by a French-Vietnamese couple, you can find lovely mixtures in their setups and cuisines. Food at Cajou is prepared by the owners, an inventive French menu with elegant appearance and exquisite flavors.

Cajou is a charming, calm resort, which helps guests connect to pure nature, refresh their mind, and fully enjoy the happiness of life.

If you are interested in this local retreat, visit their website for more information.


The RUỘNG Resort (Green field resort)

The gorgeous view for every morning at The Ruong Resort. Photo by kienviet.net.

“Ruộng", in Vietnamese means green fields. Vietnamese who were born and raised in the rural areas may recall recollections of paddy fields that are full of sunlight and tranquil. Ruộng resort is built to recreate those old-time memories. The resort was established in 2019, located in Xuyen Moc District, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, and takes approximately 2 hours from Ho Chi Minh City to visit. Quietly situated at the end of a village, covered by extensive green fields, The Ruộng aims to leverage natural and traditional materials for lodging. Every room has a wide open space to maximize natural light and countryside view.

Simple and splendid architecture style at The Ruộng. Photo by kienviet.net.‌‌

The accommodation is clean, neat and beautiful for your getaway. F&B is available and ready to serve at a cozy restaurant inside the resort. Staying at The Ruộng, you can both admire an elegant sunrise or a beautiful sunset. Being temporarily away from the hussle of big cities, you may find peace and serenity at the retreat.


Green Bamboo Lodge Resort

Lodging is built in a stilt house style. Photo by halotravel.vn

Green bamboo lodge is a combination of hostel and camp site, located in a forest near Nam Cat Tien National Park, Dong Nai Province. This place is considered one of the best rated resorts around the national park. Green bamboo lodge resort offers a pristine natural landscape of mountains, wild forest, and lakes. Rooms are built and decorated in a stilt house style, which brings about special and wild experiences.

A lot of guests love to camp around the beautiful land of the resort. Photo by Green bamboo lodge Facebook Page

Green bamboo lodge invites tourists all year round with pleasant weather. Some visitors advised that you should visit the resort between November and May; this is the greatest time of year since it is cool, seldom rains, has beautiful scenery, and is easier for guests to participate in outdoor activities. The resort is incredibly spacious, open and proper for BBQ parties, camping, swimming, or fishing, etc. Staying at Green bamboo lodge is a noteworthy experience, which is suitable for retreat and relaxation.