The natural beauties and unique cultures of Vietnam and Cambodia are drawing travelers to this enchanting corner of the world, from Halong Bay to Hoi An to Saigon, from the little Phnom Penh to Angkor Temples in Siem Reap, they all satisfy world travelers. Just don’t forget the hidden gems found in this region, where you can escape the winter chill and recharge your batteries with privacy and seclusion. In this article, we’ve gathered our top hidden beach resorts and retreats in Vietnam and Cambodia to help you get started.
Located off the southern coast of Vietnam, Con Dao Islands offer a true sustainable luxury and rare experience not found anywhere else in the country. Con Dao is an archipelago made up of 16 islands, its main Island Con Son is just an hour flight from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City).
Much of the surrounding waters of Con Dao Islands and eighty percent of its land are protected areas, and the beaches are all but deserted. The surrounding waters of the Six Senses Con Dao are haven for sea turtles and many other marine life, the elusive dugong frequently swims in the extensive coral reefs and shallow lagoons. Ideal for travelers looking for peace and quiet in remote destinations, a great place for honeymooners, leisure travelers, and adventure lovers.
Located on a dramatic bay that gives the feeling of an island with impressive rock formations overlooking the ocean, Six Senses Ninh Van Bay is my favorite hideaway. The best time to travel to this amazing place is between January and August, when the Six Senses Ninh Van Bay is graced with sunny weather, calm blue waters, clean white sand, and swaying palms.
Featuring private plunge pools and bay views, the one and two-bedroom villas have hillside or beachfront settings. My favorite is the Water Pool Villa, built on the edge of the water overlooking the bay’s coral, and with wooden steps leading directly to the sea. There are many sports for you to choose while you are relaxing here, including tennis, hiking, kayaking and scuba diving.
Located in Cambodia’s Koh Rong Archipelago, Song Saa Private Island is an award-winning resort, consistently voted one of the top 10 resorts in the world. Imagine having the entire island to yourself!
Song Saa Private Island offers 24 spacious luxury villas, each featuring a private pool and spectacular island and ocean views. The most luxurious villa on the island is the 2-bedroom Royal Villa, but every dwelling on the resort oozes comfort and sophistication. The villas are either 1-bedroom or 2-bedroom and are spectacularly positioned in the jungle, by the ocean or perched over the water in the style of traditional fishing shacks. Don’t forget to enjoy their spa treatments and a Khmer cooking class at their Garden Dining Room.
Private luxury tours to Vietnam and Cambodia combining top luxury beaches, into honeymoon ideas and luxury vacations, is effortless with the careful planning and expertise of the Incense Travel professionals. Contact us to start customizing your luxury trip to Cambodia with Vietnam, and consider adding Laos to your journey to this region.