Best lake resorts in Vietnam for summer get-away

Best lake resorts in Vietnam for summer get-away
Avana Retreat. Photo by Avana Retreat

Lake resorts in Vietnam might situate within the forest of the national reserve, in a village with green stretching patty fields, or on the islet of a huge mountain lake. Here are some options of the best lake resorts for your next retreat trip to this amazing land.

  1. Amanoi

The landscape surrounds Amanoi Resort. Photo by Amanoi Resort  

Address: Vinh Hy Village, Vinh Hai Commune, Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam

Phone: 0259 377 0777

Fanpage: https://www.aman.com/resorts/amanoi

Type: Luxury Mountain Resort

Suitable for: Couples, Families, Eco-traveling, Retreat, Adventures

Price range: 27.800.000 VND - 165.000.000 VND/couple/night

Ideal time for traveling: May - Aug  

The landscape surrounds Amanoi Resort. Photo by Amanoi Resort  

The location of this place makes Amanoi the perfect heaven for retreat traveling. The resort spreads and stays half-hidden on Nui Chua National Park and Unesco Biosphere Reserve, overlooking the pristine Vinh Hy Bay.

Amanoi has pavilions and wellness villas beside the natural lakes of Nui Chua, the clifftop restaurants and pool, and a private beach on Vinh Hy. The Spa's environmental-friendly design offers a completely tranquil space, in which they provide high-class Vietnamese traditional therapies.

Inside Amanoi Resort. Photo by Amanoi Resort  

Additional experiences provided by Amanoi are the 27km trekking tour of Nui Chua, and family activities such as archery practice sessions, tennis, local cookery classes, and private painting class.  

  1. Avana Retreat

The waterfall runs through the fertile area. Photo by Avana Retreat

Address: Panh Village, Bao La Commune, Mai Chau, Hoa Binh

Phone: 02183819868 | 02473024868

Fanpage: https://avanaretreat.com/

Type: Luxury Mountain Resort

Suitable for: Couples, Families, Eco-traveling, Retreat, Adventures

Price range: 8.000.000 VND - 26.000.000 VND/couple/night

Ideal time for traveling:  Mar-May, Sep-Nov

Mountain view from Avana. Photo by Avana Retreat

With a total number of 36 villas nested in the tropical forest with a stunning waterfall running through the area, Avana Retreat is a top resort when coming to the grandiose land of North Vietnam.

This resort provides the experience that combines the feeling of being immersed in amazing nature with the eye-opening opportunity to see the rich cultural life of the local ethnic groups of Mai Chau. Avana Retreat invited ethenic craftsmen to contribute to the construction of the resort, due to their deep knowledge in making villa’s earth walls, rattan ceiling, and thatched roof.

Eco-friendly practices in Avana. Photo by Avana Retreat

The services offered in this resort are all-inclusive, ranging from the local cuisine experience, local herbal spa treatments, to cultural discovery tours, jungle and village trek, local museums, outdoor cinema, jeep adventure, and fitness sessions (yoga, meditation, gym).

  1. Aravinda Resort

The peaceful local village. Photo by Aravinda Resort

Address: Hai Nham Hamlet, Ninh Hai Commune, Hoa Lu District, Ninh Binh Province, Vietnam

Phone: 0868 896 885

Fanpage: https://aravinda-resort.com

Type: Luxury Village Resort

Suitable for: Couples, Families, Eco-traveling, Retreat, Adventures

Price range: 2.500.000 VND - 7.300.000 VND/couple/night

Ideal time for traveling:  May-Jul, Sep-Oct

Tranquil space with oriental rural soul. Photo by Aravinda Resort

Although this resort isn’t located next to any lake, Aravida is surrounded by many lotus swamps and the famous Van Long Wetland Natural Reserve in Ninh Binh. Featuring the local green living concept, this resort utilizes local materials for constructing; local recipes, and ingredients for both spa and cuisine experiences.

The swamp nearby. Photo by Aravinda Resort

The name “Arivinda” (in Sanskrit) means blue lotus, the representation of tranquility, belief, and purified heart. Coming here, it’s the chance for tourists to detox both body and mind with local herbal spa treatments, boat rowing, cooking classes, and tours to nearby local destinations such as  Tam Coc, Mua Cave, Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel, and Van Long Natural Reserve.

  1. Terracotta Hotel & Resort Dalat

Overlook the resort on Tuyen Lam Lake. Photo by Terracotta Resort & Spa

Address:  Tuyen lam Lake, Ward 3, Dalat, Vietnam

Phone: 0263 388 3838

Fanpage: http://dalat.terracottaresort.com

Type: Lake Resort

Suitable for: Couples, Families, Retreat, Adventures

Price range: 2.600.000 VND - 20.000.000 VND/couple/night

Ideal time for traveling:  Nov-Apr

Modern western interior design. Photo by Terracotta Resort & Spa

Located on the small islet of Tuyen Lam Lake Dalat, Terracotta Resort & Spa offers the perfect view and immersive feeling of the vast beautiful mountain lake. This modern Western architecture style hides among the old pine forest of the lake, tourist can reach here by both on-land transportation and via boat/kayak.

Besides the first advantage, location, the second one is the recreation activities within the area, that can be participated by anyone, such as stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, and trekking due to the light-moderate physical conditions they require.  Other facilities such as a gym, outdoor swimming pool, heated indoor swimming pool, beauty spa, tennis court, badminton court, basketball court, and boutique shops are available to fulfill your staying in Terracotta.

Now, it’s time for you to make the decision on which lake resorts for this summer trip to Vietnam! Choose wisely!