Vinpearl Ha Long Bay Resort
What We Love
- A new, five-star private island paradise, with breakfast, spa discount and more
- Too-cool views of the of the UNESCO-listed limestone outcrops at Ha Long Bay
- Supersized bathrooms with freestanding tubs in the spacious rooms
- Indulgent Vietnamese-style massages in the blissful spa
What To Know
- This brand-new hotel opened in October 2015
- Located on its own private island in the Gulf of Tonkin’s Ha Long Bay; guests take a quick five-minute speedboat ride to get here
- Upgrade to a guestroom with a balcony and panoramic sea views
As one of Southeast Asia’s hottest travel tickets, Vietnam packs a punch for those seeking a mix of white-sand beaches, ancient cities, knockout countryside and gastronomic delights. So it’s not hard to see why this brand new retreat set on its own private island in the exquisite World Heritage Site of Halong Bay is so worthy of your attention.
Opened by luxury hotel chain Vinpearl in October 2015, this grandiose five-star hideaway is as unabashedly ultra-chic and glossy as you’d expect. Everything you could wish for is here: a fabulous-looking outdoor pool, state-of-the-art fitness centre, three great beaches, and a lovely spa specialising in Vietnamese-style massages.
There is also a better-than-average selection of dining options, including Bayview for all-day à la carte and buffet delights, and Akoya for flavoursome Vietnamese cuisine and Japanese delicacies.
All of the Vietnamese-style rooms wow with dark woods, neutral colour tones, chic furnishings, and plenty of living space. Complete with a private balcony overlooking the resort’s outdoor pool, Deluxe Pool View rooms have a comfortable double bed dressed with deluxe linens, a stunning bathroom with shower, freestanding bathtub and complimentary toiletries, and a sarong, bathrobe and yukata (cotton kimono) for use during your stay.
Gourmands can begin their food odyssey at Pavilion, a stylish dining spot set right on the waterfront that showcases fresh local seafood and BBQ specialties. Further culinary temptations include Bayview for all-day à la carte and buffet delights, and Akoya for flavoursome Vietnamese cuisine and Japanese delicacies.There’s also the elegant Pearl Lounge for Vietnamese tea and coffee, Ronnefeldt herbal teas, freshly baked pastries and tapas, alongside a series of Pool Bars that serve light bites, fruit smoothies, ice-cold cocktails and homemade lemonade.
For a heady dose of Vietnamese-style pampering, Vincharm Spa is kitted out with a sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, and 12 treatment rooms – four for couples-only massages and eight for either massage or reflexology. There’s also a state-of-the-art gym with personal trainers, beauty salon, and an indoor pool that’s lit up at night.
Set on its own private island of Dao Reu, you’ll be on the Gulf of Tonkin’s Ha Long Bay – the UNESCO-listed natural wonder dotted with some 1,600 limestone islands and islets that form a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. Must-dos here include taking a traditional junk boat cruise to marvel at the emerald-green waters and so-called Kissing Rocks, visiting one of the floating villages, renting a bike to explore Cat Ba Island, and checking out the stalagmites and stalactites at Thien Cung Cave.Further thrills include kayaking between the karst limestone outcrops, hitting the white-sand beaches at Lan Ha Bay, and browsing for all sorts of weird and wonderful curios at Ha Long Bay Night Market. Vinpearl Ha Long Bay Resort is 42 miles from Cat Bi International Airport.
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I and my family stay here for only 2 days 1 night and this is a memorable vacation for us. The hotel itself is wonderful and looks like a palace over the water. The room is clean, large and cozy, the facilities here are so modern. Food options are good and staffs are attentive, friendly and helpful. They always smile and are ready to assist you any time. The weather is great and the sunset is stunning.
Strongly recommend this hotel and definitely will come back.
I stay here for 5 days and really enjoy.The room is nice decorating.The service is very good, very attentive staff, especially Ms Loan at the bar.She is so helpful and has beautiful smile.We will come back.
We booked this hotel through Luxury Escapes, therefore in included transfers, massages, food and a sunset cruise.You reach the hotel by boat from the mainland. Our initial room was lovely, but we didn't have a view of the bay. Mustafa (staff member) quickly sorted this out for us, and we were moved to a fantastic room. The pool was great. Breakfast and dinner buffet meals were good. Selection of food was great, but nothing was very warm. Would not recommend visiting 2nd September (National Day) as hotel was busy and very loud. Would definitely recommend this hotel.
We just stayed at the Vinpearl Ha Long for 5 nights and had the most wonderful time. This resort feels like a palace and everything is so luxurious. It is wonderful being on an island away from the hustle and bustle of Ha Long City, but just a short 3 min boat ride. The hotel is modern and has everything you need and more. The pools are huge with great activities for the kids. The beach is clean with nice white sand. I recommend the ocean view room for beautiful views of the bay. Breakfast buffet is extensive and beautiful. We believe this hotel should be rated 6 stars not 5! Best of all was the excellent service and we would like to personally thank Mr Quoc Vu and Vu Nhuan for their kindness and wonderful service that made us feel like family. Thank you. We hope to be back to visit very soon.
We had a great time here as it is really beautiful with stunning views over Halong Bay. I recommend paying extra for the ocean view balcony if you stay here. The hotel looks great and has a luxury feel down to being on it’s own island. However the daily experience was quite average. Breakfast is delicious but for other meals they only had 2 restaurant options, both mainly buffet and very crowded and noisy with no music or ambience, more cafeteria-esque than romantic. Also there is no thought to in house entertainment (except a movie at the pool bar Friday and Saturday, that nobody watched and I prefer music in a bar myself). So after 7 pm there is nothing to do. They have a small band but that played in the lobby, and nothing outside by the beach but a pool bar, at which we were the only people every single evening during our stay. There was no atmosphere or anything happening at night. Staff sometimes let us order room service menu from the pool bar, sometimes didn’t, sometimes they argued about this amongst themselves.... It wasn’t disasterous but it wasn’t 5 star (pizzas used small frozen bases etc). The room was beautiful though, and we loved it there during the day as the mostly Asian clientele abandoned the beaches and pools 10:00-15:00 every single day, often we were the only people out there!!! That was really a highlight. If this hotel could pull it socks up and get more seating and food and drinks and entertainment outside of an evening it would be worth it.