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10 Most Romantic Places in Vietnam for Couples

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Halong Bay, Vietnam

Whether you are looking for seclusion with a backdrop of towering rugged peaks or splendor along a shimmering seaboard, the most romantic places in Vietnam can give you the perfect passionate escape or spirited couple’s getaway.

Mist hangs over magnificent emerald mountains in northern Vietnam, rice paddies cascade the rolling hillsides of far-flung jungle enclaves, waves lap against the sparkling coastlines of central Vietnam, and the mighty Mekong River marbles the delta landscape near the edge of Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam boasts many romantic destinations, with breathtaking land and seascapes to explore.

Choose to explore Vietnam as a couple for your honeymoon or on a couple’s getaway, and be sure to stop at the following stunning destinations for an ambiance right for you.

  1. 1. Da Lat
  2. 2. Sapa
  3. 3. Phu Quoc
  4. 4. Hoi An
  5. 5. Hue
  6. 6. Hanoi
  7. 7. Cam Ranh
  8. 8. Lan Ha Bay
  9. 9. Mui Ne
  10. 10. Con Dao
  11. Explore the Most Romantic Places to Visit in Vietnam for Couples

1. Da Lat

Xuan Huong lake, Da Lat city, Vietnam

Xuan Huong lake, Da Lat city, Vietnam

Home to the Summer Palace of Vietnam’s last emperor, Da Lat’s history is as inviting as it is beautiful. You will quickly discover why this was the chosen destination for the regal complex as you explore pathways weaving through the City of Eternal Spring’s year-round blossoming fields flanking Tuyen Lam Lake.

Here, you may absorb the romantic atmosphere as you cross the turquoise waters in a pedal boat or barbeque in the parklands. Stunning French colonial villas and elaborate mansions cling to the hills circling Da Lat and pine forests are a wilderness playground in which to stroll during your stay.

2. Sapa

Sapa Valley at sunset, Vietnam

Sapa Valley at sunset, Vietnam

The charming town of Sapa sits surrounded by the rising and falling peaks of the Hoang Lien Son Mountains. Terraced golden rice fields of the Muong Hoa Valley invite eager couples to capture photographs and dusty trails allow for exploration of the forested environment, teeming with indigenous wildlife.

Traditional hill tribes of ancient cultural communities live rural lives among the endless greenery and couples can explore their villages and historic customs during day tours through the Sapa mountains. Here, you can embrace the seclusion and splendors of Vietnam’s less-frequented region.

3. Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

The famous island of Phu Quoc rises from the sapphire sea on the Gulf of Thailand and lies beyond the shores of Cambodia. It is a tropical paradise that shares some of the best sunsets in Southeast Asia, and with one of the most relaxing ambiances, you can enjoy the moment as the sky turns from blue to pink, then gold and, finally, black.

A quiet walk on the silky white sands is a couple’s favorite pastime, while water sports appeal to adventurous honeymooners. You can view marine life when scuba diving or take to the skies on a parasailing expedition, before returning to your resort to watch the sunset.

4. Hoi An

Couple at Japanese Covered Bridge in Hoi An in Vietnam

Japanese Covered Bridge in Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An is an ancient town on Vietnam’s coast that preserves much history for couples to discover as they explore the beautiful flower gardens, tranquil canals, and sun-bathed shoreline.

Chinese honeysuckle, golden shower, and bright-pink bougainvilleas blossom all over during the summer months to provide an enchanting backdrop to a stroll around town.

The beaches sit beyond beautiful bicycle trails where you can capture images of the rice fields and wandering water buffaloes. At night, lanterns illuminate the neighborhoods to add a charming effect to a dinner by the Huai River, the tables glowing with candlelight.

5. Hue

Thien Mu pagoda with Perfume River in Hue

Thien Mu pagoda in Hue, Vietnam

The former imperial capital and seat of the Nguyen Dynasty, Hue is a treasure trove of cultural discoveries for couples to unravel during a stop at the gorgeous central city. The Dai Noi Citadel houses remnants of the ancient world, particularly extravagant temples and buildings, golden relics and statues, and historic texts and artifacts.

After absorbing the jaw-dropping history, couples can head for the banks of the suitably named Perfume River for a sunset cruise and dinner at a restaurant in a royal colonial-era building etched into the fabric of Vietnam’s history.

6. Hanoi

Night view of Turtle Tower on Hoan Kiem Lake

Kiem Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam

Couples may not regard Vietnam’s bustling capital as their number-one dream destination. However, this is often to the detriment of a romantic Vietnam vacation. Hanoi is a rich cultural and cosmopolitan city that boasts centuries-old architecture, magnificent museums, and dazzling boutiques.

The city overflows with romance and the capital serves as the backdrop for countless Vietnamese love songs. Couples can walk down leafy boulevards to vintage cafés, saunter around Hoan Kiem Lake’s serene lawns, explore the ancient world of the Old Quarter, and dine at restaurants owned by celebrity chefs.

7. Cam Ranh

Beautiful beach in Cam Ranh

Cam Ranh, Vietnam

Couples who prefer a vacation off the beaten path should look no further than the sleepy city of Cam Ranh in the Khanh Hoa province. Visitors to this part of Vietnam, particularly honeymooners, typically head for Nha Trang, while adventurous couples can find peace and quiet against the sun-washed backdrop of the Cam Ranh beaches and seaside.

The sea breeze brushes against empty shores, fishing villages hug the coastline and invite travelers to taste authentic regional seafood, and the Hon Ba Nature Reserve is a wonderful place to witness the wilderness, before you return to your lavish suite for the afternoon.

8. Lan Ha Bay

Fishing village in Lan Ha Bay

Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

Though administratively positioned in the Hai Phong province, Lan Ha Bay is a breathtaking extension of Ha Long Bay in the Quang Ninh province.

The collection of karst islands and limestone outcrops is a couple’s dream destination, as glamorous cruises give partners a chance to slowly acclimate to the peaceful atmosphere that sweeps the seascape.

These cruises will bring you to hidden coves featuring secret beaches, sensational snorkeling over luminous coral reefs, and charming fishing villages that float above the cobalt-blue waters.

9. Mui Ne

Fresh shrimp pancakes

Fresh shrimp pancakes, Mui Ne, Vietnam

Chic beach resorts, floral gardens, and rolling red sand dunes a stone’s throw from sun-soaked beaches are a few of the pleasures you can expect to find when you visit Mui Ne in Vietnam.

Couples can relax and unwind on the beautifully kept and untouched shorelines, explore the dunes on adventurous excursions, take stunning sunset walks, or try their luck at kite-surfing at a popular beach.

Whether eager for thrills or relaxation, you can sit back in style at your accommodation, savor fresh seafood, and enjoy spa therapies with views of the crystal-clear waters of the sprawling sea.

10. Con Dao

Nhat beach in Con Dao Island

Con Dao, Vietnam

The Con Dao archipelago off the southeast coast of Vietnam is known for its velvety beaches, coral reefs, and impressive marine life.

Adventurous couples can revel in some of the best scuba diving in Vietnam to see what creatures swim in the azure waters or climb the forest trails to viewpoints that overlook the remarkable archipelago and sea, including the lookout point at the colonial-era Bay Canh Lighthouse.

Wildlife-watching remains an endearing experience in Con Dao, giving you an opportunity to search for the black giant squirrel and bow-fingered gecko.

Explore the Most Romantic Places to Visit in Vietnam for Couples

Couple inside a traditional house in Hue, Vietnam

Hue, Vietnam

Romance exudes from these most romantic destinations in Vietnam and you can visit a selection of your favorite places for your couple’s getaway or honeymoon with our Vietnam honeymoon packages.

For more inspiration on Vietnam and ideas on how to spend your escape to any of these destinations, check out our Vietnam travel guide and find the perfect way to experience the country as a couple according to your travel style.

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