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
I stayed here for 3 nights. It was utterly relaxing. If you’re looking to just relax, laze around kind of hols this is the place for you. My husband and I needed just that! We upgraded to a suite which was so...beautiful and comfortable, we didn’t want to leave the room! The view from our room was the best! Facing Ha Long Bay, love love!!
The staff was attentive, they tried very ,very hard to understand and be understood. Most of them are not so proficient in English but hey! we do not understand their language either. The point is they really put in the effort to make our stay wonderful. The senior service staff and front desk/reception was great though. No problem communicating with them. Thrang ( if I’m not mistaken) , the restaurant supervisor/manager at dinner time was kind and wonderful. Very service oriented. The fact that we were there during the low season helps. It’s sane and quiet. Hate crowded , crazy, noisy resorts.
If there’s one improvement I’d like them to make is the quality of the food.Maybe more training for the chefs in cooking western dishes to produce dishes with more finesse.
I cannot express how great my stay at Vinpearl was, every moment from our check in to check out was handled with such care and professionalism by the warm and welcoming staff. I would like to make special mention of Phiny (Korea Staff) who upon learning it was our honeymoon arranged for our room to be showered in rose petals and a cake for our celebration. I have never stayed at a better hotel ever in my life.
My wife and I stayed in an executive suite, the room was wonderful with spectacular views of Ha Long Bay. We selected the “full board” option meaning all our food was provided by the restaurant in the hotel. Every meal was wonderful and there was a great selection every meal.
Thanks to everyone at Vinpearl who made our honeymoon so wonderful.
The staff is helpful & the room is cleanest. When I forgot my stuff, very quickly I had a answer and they brought back.
The food is quite good, but I'm not a fan of seafood but OK.
By speed boat, you can back to land just in 5mins.
But I can't stay longer to enjoy all the things, such as steam room or jacuzzi.
My third time to this resort and everything is still a blast! There were a lot of road construction and of nearby buildings, so we missed the lane that leads to the reception hall. The indoor pool is perfect for cold winter in the North of Vietnam. Food is amazing and even much better than the last time I visited.
Our first stop in Vietnam and ... WOW!
And amazing and stunning property with the most spectacular views of Halong Bay and a priceless introduction to the beautiful Halong Bay . The staff went out of their way to assist in anything . A special THANK YOU TO BENSON who also to assist us after we left the hotel . We were not made to feel like mere guest and that was special. The architecture and the pool area was awesome and the resort has its own little organic garden . Apart from a noisy aircon and a 4 hr instead of a 2 hr transfer. My stay was perfect
I will recommend