Like no other, Vietnam is a go-to destination for many South African families to discover its buzzing cities, sparkling streets, awe-inspiring beaches, fascinating culture and delectable cuisine. This stunning mecca also features a plethora of luxurious hotels and resorts to ensure a dreamy family holiday with your loved one. Check out a specific list of best places to stay for families with kids before planning your holiday in Vietnam.

1. Apricot Hotel (Hanoi)

Located in the heart of Hanoi, Apricot Hotel is one of the truly high-end properties with 123 elegantly appointed rooms adorned with intriguing paintings and sculptures. It turns out to be a standout among the others not only for its superb location- close to Night Market and Hoan Kiem Lake but also for its classic style and inviting and refined ambience. Apricot ensures to take you on a delightfully artistic journey with excellent attention to detail that comes together with a harmonious mosaic of local touch. For those who are passionate about the Vietnamese culture, art and heritage, Apricot is a diamond spot for a relaxing rest in the elite.

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2. Pu Luong Retreat (Pu Luong)

Nestled in the rural areas of Pu Luong, about 150 kilometres southwest of Hanoi, Pu Luong Retreat is an ideal place to stay in wild nature. Considered as Sapa alternative, the retreat offers a refreshing escape from the crowds and the awe-inspiring views of mountain ranges, beautiful rice terraces, evergreen valleys, winding river and ethnic villages. Pu Luong retreat comes with 9 boutique bungalows, one traditional stilt house, comfy beds equipped with mattresses, mosquito net, a spacious restaurant with nice local cuisine, an infinity pool and spa area. Apart from authentic experience with local families, the lodge is also an impeccable spot to delve into the colourful ethnic cultures and get well off the beaten track with a thrilling hike or bike ride around the region.

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  • Location: Don Village, Thanh Lam Commune, Ba Thuoc District, Thanh Hoa, Vietnam
  • Price: from 18 USD
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3. Emeralda Ninh Binh Resort (Ninh Binh)

Set on the edge of Van Long Nature Reserve, Emeralda Resort is a comfortable retreat embraced by the fantastic views of towering limestone karsts, beautiful rivers and rice fields. The hotel is designed in Vietnamese traditional style with amazing architecture and furnishings. Featuring a total of 172 guest rooms, 3 spacious restaurants and bars, spa areas and mini golf course, Emerald Ninh Binh Resort offers an ultimate experience. It is also a perfect base for families to explore breathtaking Van Long Nature Reserve, Trang An or King Kong with a poetic boat ride or enjoy a leisurely bike ride along the rice fields while having somewhere comfortable to come back after a fun-filled excursion.

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  • Location: Van Long Nature Reserve, Gia Van Commune, Gia Vien District, Ninh Binh, Vietnam
  • Price: from 115 USD
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4. Sealife Legend Cruise (Halong Bay)

Belongs to Sealife Group, Sealife Legend Cruise is a fleet designed to caters to your every taste and preference with top-notch facilities, state-of-the-art design, excellent cuisine and one-of-its-kind cruise package with the best value for money. The cruise has a sauna, children's playground and terrace that keep all the members engaged in the boat’s activities.

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Sealife Legend Cruises come with a brand new concept of luxury and unique overnight cruises in Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island – the secluded parts of Bai Tu Long Bay. The Cruise itself never fails to bring new experience filled with relaxation and enjoyment interesting activities onboard from cooking class, Vietnamese tea tasting, squid fishing, to kayaking, boat rowing or cave visiting. You and your family will no doubt have a memorable trip on this slice of paradise.

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5. Mercure Danang French Village Bana Hills (Danang)

Perched on the top of Ba Na Hills Mountain Range is the well known Mercure Danang French Village Bana Hills. Situated at an altitude of 1,487 m above sea level, the hotel complex exclusively boasts soul-stirring views of natural scenery and the romantic Danang city. Staying in this postcard-perfect place, you are offered a special chance to immerse in the pleasant weather of 4 seasons in a single day with charming Gothic architecture and delightful French touch. The hotel caters to all your taste and style whether you’re looking for a place to take a dip in a luxurious swimming pool, indulge in an ultimate shopping experience, dine at some high-end restaurant or relax with some in-house games or in entertainment parks. The way to the hotel itself is a scenic journey with the highest and longest cable car ride through the breathtaking views of Ba Na Hills below.

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6. Vinpearl Resort Nha Trang (Nha Trang)

Set amidst the lush Hon Tre Island, Vinpearl Nha Trang Resort is a luxurious 5-star hotel in Vinpearl Nha Trang Hotel complex. It’s an idyllic and romantic resort bestowed by breathtaking nature with bright sun, blue sea and white sand which come together with the exquisite design and perfect attention to details. All the well-appointed rooms come with private balconies overlooking the stunning surroundings of hills or sea. This World-Class Resort enchants any tourists for its longest cable car in the world, the largest outdoor swimming pool in South East Asia, excellent services and a variety of luxurious restaurants. Avail the chance to relax in this ideal oasis where all senses are awakened for a full feel of relaxation and enjoyment, you will know while this hidden gem comes with such attractive names as “Vietnamese pearl” or ‘The tropical paradise”. 

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7. FLC Quy Nhon Beach & Golf Resort (Quy Nhon)

Set peacefully amidst the lush greeneries, FLC Luxury Resort Quy Nhon is touted to be one of the best resorts in Quy Nhon. It boasts 327 elegant and luxurious guest rooms and suites embraced by the stunning beach-front setting and the relaxing design. All the rooms come with a private balcony or terrace which offers a breathtaking view of Cat Tien beach and Nhon Ly fishing village.

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The resort is an ideal oasis for families looking for a romantic beachside holiday with a wide range of enticing activities for all members to engage in. Share the holiday in a cozy space, by the private beach or saltwater pool or enjoy the fun in the blue sea, join some thrilling water sports or a boat tour around the island, or simply devote your entire day to indulge in the resort’s luxurious facilities state-of-the-art Nurture spa, world-class golf course and gym.

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8. Majestic Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

Built in 1925, Hotel Majestic Saigon is the first luxury five-star hotel in Ho Chi Minh City located in the heart of the centre with the stunning scenery of the sparkling Saigon River. This elegant hotel boasts a total of 175 deluxe rooms and open-air suites which come with marble bathrooms, private balconies and luxury amenities. One of the top ten rooftop bars in Saigon can be found here- M Bar- an impeccable place to enjoy signature cocktails and soak up the spectacular views of Saigon by night. You can also find the fine dining experience at Le Royal Saigon Restaurant or savour the great taste of seafood BBQ Buffet.

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With the strategic location, from the hotel, you can easily set out your fun-filled excursion to explore the city’s attractions such as Ben Thanh Market, War Museum, Night Market or venture further to the famous historic heritage of Cu Chi Tunnels or the verdant Mekong Delta.

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  • Location: 1 Dong Khoi Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Price: from 140 USD
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9. Vinpearl Resort & Spa (Phu Quoc Island)

Situated in the pristine Long Beach- one of the top beaches in the world according to CNN Travel, Vinpearl Resort & Spa Phu Quoc is an ideal place to explore this vibrant city and the stunning islands. It is the haven of beautifully appointed suites and villas designed in traditional Indochinese architecture. Not only embraced by the exotic landscapes and blissful enjoyment, Vinpearl Resort & Spa Phu Quoc is also home to the high-grade golf course and close to some amazing points of interest of the city from Vinpearl Land, Vinpearl Safari to National Park.

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With a wide range of high-end amenities and excellent entertainment activities including an outdoor pool, spa, private beach, fitness center, you can make the most of your quality time to share with your loved ones in this tropical heaven on earth.

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We hope you can make your own decision from our list of best resorts and hotels in Vietnam for families. If you’re still not sure, do not hesitate to leave us a message, we will try our best to help you with your choice for a perfect holiday in Vietnam.

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