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Best of Vietnam: The best hotels, restaurants and souvenirs

The Southeast Asian country has more to offer than you could see and experience in a lifetime. However, these highlights in Vietnam should not be missed.

22 June 2022

Most beautiful beach

Where pepper and palm trees grow
Vietnam's largest island Phu Quoc is legendary in terms of its white sandy beaches, lush rainforest and high-quality pepper. Don't miss: the legendary night markets in Duong Dong!




Pagoda Island
Hanoi's sixth-century Tran Quoc Pagoda, reflected in the crystal-clear waters of West Lake on a fine day, is a once-in-a-lifetime sight.

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Gourmet tips

Anan Saigon

Anan is one of Asia's best restaurants, and rightly so. Chef Peter Cuong-Franklin serves street-food-inspired Vietnamese cuisine in the heart of Saigon. Pho fans can also enjoy their own noodle bar in the chic restaurant - great!

Street food meets haute cuisine at Anan Saigon. © Anan Saigon


Quince Saigon

When Vietnam cooks Mediterranean food, it's a pleasure to be a guest. At Quince, Julien Perraudin and Charlie Jones prove their artistry. They create a successful symbiosis of rustic home cooking and luxurious, aromatic cuisine. It's something to behold!

A treat: for the eyes and the palate! © Quince Saigon 


Hotel tips

Zannier Hotels Bai San Ho

©Frederik Wissink

A luxury resort unfolds on 245 hectares, bringing five-star amenities in harmony with fantastic nature. The Zannier counts 73 private villas in traditional Vietnamese construction, which stand next to waving rice fields or on the beach. Natural materials, fine fabrics and attention to detail make these accommodations vacation oases. There are many ways to fill your time here: excursions are offered as well as sports courses, culinary experiences or fine relaxation in the extensive Hoa Sen Spa. 

Zannier Hotels Bai San Ho
Hòa Thạnh, Sông Cầu, Phú Yên, Vietnam
Tel.: +84 (0) 257 383 0000
Web: zannierhotels.com
Price: From € 380,- per night incl. breakfast


Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An

The Nam Hai is an exclusive beachfront resort. © Four Seasons 

Completely private and yet right in the middle of the action: The Nam Hai offers a luxurious spa and first-class cuisine. If you feel like it, you can be instructed in the art of Viet cuisine before returning to your stylish private villa for some relaxing hours. From there, the view falls directly on the vastness of the South China Sea - simply dreamlike. 

Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An
Block Ha My, Dong B, Điện Bàn, Quảng Nam, Vietnam
Tel: +84 235 3940 000
Web: fourseasons.com/hoian
Price: From € 412,- incl. 24-h-In-Villa-Dining


Park Hyatt Saigon


It is hardly surprising that the Park Hyatt is one of the city's top addresses, as it offers travellers an upscale retreat where they can reflect on their experiences in peace and quiet. Whether this is done in a suite in French colonial style or in deep relaxation in the Xuan Spa is up to each individual.

Park Hyatt Saigon
2 Lam Son Square, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam
Tel: +84 28 3824 1234
Web: hyatt.com
Price: From 265,- per night in Park Room with City View


Shopping tips

Good souvenirs
Woo knows how to skillfully combine style and environmental awareness, for example in his Upcycled Vodka Bottles. woocares.com


Haute Couture

Luxurious cuts, fine materials and a good dose of coolness: Congtri proves how exciting Vietnamese fashion can be. congtri.net

© Congtri


Related: Finally long distance travel again - Vietnam

Text: Karin Cerny, Marion Genetti and Christina Horn

This article appeared in the Falstaff TRAVEL issue Spring 2022.

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