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.
How to Get There
We stayed here at the end of a trip through Cambodia and Vietnam.
It was such a delightful way to end our journey.
The resort is so beautiful, lovely grounds and pool with a swim up bar.
Friendly helpful staff and great meals.
Great for a relaxing break by the pool.
Perfect for a 'do nothing' trip.
The room had a spectacular view from every room. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable. We dined in the buffet restaurant as the other restaurant was closed for a private function. We were not disappointed. So many choices giving you a great selection of local cuisine. The whole place is relaxing and elegant.
Spent 2 nights (28-30/11) at this amazing resort. Overall, this is one of the must-visit resorts in Vietnam, especially in Ha Long Bay. Resort is located in the unique location (a small island) with 3 private beaches at 3 directions. The accommodation, the service, the facilities and the food are all above 5 stars. I will definitely recommend to my family and my friends when they visit Ha Long Bay.
the receptionists are kind and always smiling, and the facilities and interior furnishings are relaxing and comfortable. i was impressed by the staff asking proactively whether do i need vietnumese coffee or not while i was having a nice breakfast, it made my day!
Vinpearl Resort & Spa Ha long Bay.
There is nothing to say but praise for the excellence of this hotel. In every way the hotel displays 5 Star plus experience. The hotel, its location, beautifully clean modern spacious rooms with great views to the mainland or bay mountains. Nice lounge areas, amazing pool beach and garden areas. The hotel has a great restaurant and buffet that offers a huge selection of food. Best of all the hotel has the politest, caring, wonderful staff you ever wish to meet who treat you like a King & Queen.
We stayed in this resort as an alternate to staying on a Ha Long Bay Cruise boat, as the cost did not differ that much. You can get any number of day cruises through bay with a 15- minute taxi ride to the Harbour. Vinpearl Resort in my opinion one of the best hotels in the world at its price point.