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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This is an Amazing hotel. The facilities and rooms are great and the staff is very helpful and attentive. We loved our 4 day stay there. Loved the pool and the breakfast buffet. I would definitely recommend and stay at this hotel in the future
On first view this hotel has it all. It is very grand in appearance, with the trip out to the island by boat and the transfers up to the hotel itself by golf buggy we felt very spoilt. The rooms are spacious with huge beds, a nice balcony and a lovely big bathroom. Everything is very clean and the pool area and grounds exceptionally well maintained.
What lets this hotel down is it's food and bars.
I think some of this is probably down to our expectations but also reading the small print for the hotel!! On first glance there are 4 restaurants on the website but we really only had access to the pool bar (which shut very early in the evening) and the bay view restaurant which served mainly buffet. As we had booked quite a long stay here (for some down time) the food got quite "samey" which is a shame given how amazing Vietnamese cuisine is. If we were to travel to this hotel out of high season again then we would probably choose a much shorter stay. A shame really as this hotel has the potential to be amazing but given it's size should really have all amenities available all year round.
This might be a five star hotel on the first look. The fassade is beautiful, it offers a large pool and a private beach. However the service is bad. Went twice to the restaurant without getting any attention from the waitress, waited for 15 minutes each time. The bar is understaffed at night and closes already at 11. i had to wait 15 mins just to get a beer.
The massages are very good. They are very pricey however worth the money. Would be nice if they could speak English
I signed up for a tennis partner one day before. They assured me i‘d have one at 7:20
At 7:20 the court was soaking wet because they didn‘t think of the sprinklers, so someone came and dried the court. At 7:30 they told me that my tennis partner would come at 8:00 (I booked one hour only). They didn‘t offer me any reimbursement, just a friendly smile.
My friend weighs about 95KG. He tried the balance in the bathroom and it shattered to a million pieces. When we told the reception at the checkout, they wanted us to charge 2.2 Million Dong for the balance ( about 100 USD) only after complaining to the manager they „paid us the scale“
Although the hotel looks very nice, we won‘t be back here for a second time and also can‘t recommend it.
An outstanding property in one of the most unique places in the world. Highly recommend for all to experience when traveling around in Vietnam as a must see for all. Vinpearl properties around the country offer a very high standard in experience and very well organised.
What a fabulous location. Attentive staff and great facilities. We received free mini bar on the first night, a few cans of soft drink and chips. That was a surprise as we didn’t expect anything. Cocktails are good value and they gave anything a go to make.
Once we got here we didn’t leave until checking out as it was like an oasis.
The chef went out of his way to make me Gluten Free waffles and a muffin every morning.
Very happy indeed!