Vietnam is a country of great contrasts. One day you’ll wander along narrow lantern-filled alleyways, admiring the intricate architecture of pagodas and temples, the next, you can shop at floating river markets and get to know locals in the hillside villages. Unbeknownst to many, Vietnam also has some of the best hot springs and spa resorts in South East Asia – set inside national parks or amidst sunkissed beaches and emerald rice fields. Our Spa and Wellness Guide to Vietnam has you covered with exclusive resorts and springs that allow you to reconnect with nature and rebalance your mind, body, and spirit so you continue your journey pampered and refreshed!
Kim Boi Hot Springs
The natural hot springs of Kim Boi, 70 kilometers from Hanoi, allow you the opportunity to fully reconnect with nature. The open-air springs are located deep underground, therefore water temperatures are always in the mid-30 degrees. The mineral water is suitable for bathing and drinking – it’s even said to treat specific ailments such as blood pressure and arthritis. Visitors can head to Kim Boi to take a refreshing lake dip, immerse themselves in the lush mountain scenery, and relax in one of the most scenic spots in Vietnam. It’s possible to stay overnight, when the resort hosts campfire gatherings complete with traditional Vietnamese music and delicious dishes from the local area.
Fusion Maia in Da Nang is a place in which to lose yourself. Located within a short distance of three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, this luxurious spa resort boasts poolside villas, an all-inclusive spa, and all-round healthy living. It’s a wonderful spot for couples, honeymooners and families. The resort’s dedicated spa offers guests two treatments a day included in your room price! And with a range of wellness activities such as yoga, tai chi, and qi gong, you can awaken all of your senses during your stay.
Na Spa Escape
Nestled amidst emerald rice fields outside the ancient city of Hoi An, Na Spa Escape is a tropical paradise in which you can relax, rejuvenate and revive following a hectic exploration adventure of Vietnam. The luxurious spa offers a range of unique treatments ranging from an invigorating coffee body spritz to holistic herbal compresses and hot lava stone massages. The Na Spa Escape philosophy is guided by nature’s principles, creating total wellbeing and healthy indulgence for anyone who visits.
I-Resort Hot Spring
Surrounded by verdant mountains and flowing rivers close to Nha Trang, I-Resort is a wellness retreat with a unique atmosphere. Not only does this resort contain hot springs with mud baths and mineral-rich healing waters, but it also boasts a water park, making it a great place for families. While adults indulge themselves in abundant relaxation treatments, children can enjoy thrilling water chutes and float along the lazy river. In addition, I-Resort offers spa treatments to soothe the mind and nourish the body, using natural floral elixirs, herbs, seaweed, fruit, and clay sourced from local areas. You can enjoy the ancient healing therapy of reflexology or treat yourself to a radiance-boosting Aromatic Salt Glow treatment!
Banyan Tree Lang Co
Located in central Vietnam, Banyan Tree Lang Co is a serene sanctuary for those who wish to escape the big cities and relax and unwind amongst nature. This private paradise of luxury pool villas between the Truong Son mountains and East Vietnam Sea is an exclusive hideaway with myriad spa treatments on offer. Skilled therapists apply treatments and remedies created with tropical ingredients from the region. Signature treatments include the Royal Banyan – Eastern and Western Massage using warm herbal pouches and aromatic oils and Tropical Rainmist – a sensory experience which invigorates and purifies the skin. Treat yourself to the Ultimate Banyan Tree Lang Co with unlimited spa treatments, 36-holes of golf or full board dining at Market Place, Azura, Moomba or The Water Court restaurant.
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay
Set on a bay overlooking the East Vietnam Sea, Six Senses Ninh Van Bay can only be approached by water. This gives a feeling of being marooned on a desert island surrounded by rock formations, lush mountain ranges, and powdery, white-sand beaches. This relaxing hideaway with luxury bungalows has everything you need to rebalance, detox, and heal including a yoga pavilion, meditation salon, outdoor jungle gym circuit, steam room, and fitness center. Exclusive spa treatments at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay include a signature Green Coffee Body Treatment to detoxify and firm the skin and a wonderful Oriental Therapy which lasts 90 minutes and involves acupressure to meridian points within the body.
Tucked away along the coastline in an area of unique biodiversity is Amanoi Resort. With its own private beach overlooking Vinh Hy Bay, lush vegetation, and a collection of residences with private plunge pools, this resort is perfect for discerning travellers who enjoy the best in life. Guests can explore the bay via catamaran or kayak, visit traditional fishing villages or trek in Nui Chua National Park, home to sun bears and lorises. If you seek total relaxation, the hotel spa offers tailor-made wellness programs including holistic, restorative, nutritional and mindfulness treatments. It’s also possible for guests to book their own Wellness Villa with a private pool, hammam, and personalized spa treatments undertaken by a trained therapist throughout your stay.