You seem to hesitate about a final decision on which sumptuous resort should be chosen for your trip in Phu Quoc, right? Perhaps, the following ideas will entitle you to make it more easily.

1. JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay

Top 10 most luxurious resorts in Phu Quoc: JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay
JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay

The resort is depicted as an ideal place to experience since it is famous for its special style and unparalleled position – a pristine beach of Phu Quoc as well as the hidden precious gem of the Vietnam’s southern coast. It was designed by Architect Bill Bensley to be dedicated to the historic Lamarck University and features 244 rooms in total. Here, besides being offered brilliant services, you can also gain a stunning view of the bay.

Price: VND7,500,000/night.

2. Muong Thanh Luxury Phu Quoc Hotel

Muong Thanh Luxury resorts in Phu Quoc
Muong Thanh Luxury Phu Quoc Hotel

Well-known as a chain of five-star hotels, Muong Thanh is positioned centrally, including an amusement park, a spa, a bar & café, a karaoke bar, a swimming pool, and a tennis court. Moreover, with a team of professional, enthusiastic, and dedicated staff, the resort will bring you relaxing moments at Phu Quoc Island.

Price: VND3,200,000/night.

3. Salinda Phu Quoc Island Resort & Spa

Salinda Phu Quoc Island Resort & Spa
Salinda Phu Quoc Island Resort & Spa

Regarded as a premier resort overlooking the sea and nestled in an unspoiled and peaceful beach of Duong Dong Town, Salinda Phu Quoc Island Resort & Spa is a mixture of traditional and modern styles. With the remarkable skill of famous artist, facilities, decorations, and patterns inside the resort reflect its luxury and creativity difficult to be found anywhere else.

Price: VND3,463,000/night

4. Vinpearl Phu Quoc Villas

Lying along one of the most imposing and untouched beaches in the world, Vinpearl Phu Quoc Villas brings you the wonderful ambience which is closer to nature. Besides, it is also among the five-star hotels in the most advantageous location of Vietnam.

Price: VND12,741,000/night.

5. Novotel Phu Quoc Resort

Novotel Phu Quoc Resort
Novotel Phu Quoc Resort

Beautifully situated in Phu Quoc Island, Novotel Phu Quoc Resort not only offers accommodations with balconies overlooking the ocean, but also includes recreation venues. All of those elements make the resort a perfect choice for a luxurious trip. Price: VND3,413,000/night.

6. Fusion Resort Phu Quoc

Fusion Resort Phu Quoc
Fusion Resort Phu Quoc

The resort’s nestled in the bay of Cua Can and Vung Bau. With the area of over 20 hectares, the resort features up to 97 villas with see views; each of the villas’s designed in the local style, embracing cottage roofs and allowing you to perceive a friendly atmosphere. Additionally, there is nothing wonderful than chilling out at a distinctive swimming pool.

Price: VND6,789,000/night

7. La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc – MGallery by Sofitel

La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc – MGallery by Sofitel
La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc – MGallery by Sofitel

The resort’s positioned in the unspoiled region of Phu Quoc Island. Fringed by hills, forests, white-sand beaches, and turquoise water, the resort in French colonial architecture with 70 rooms provides you an ideal escape from the bustle and hustle of large cities.

Price: VND3,150,000/night.

8. Vinpearl Phu Quoc Resort

Vinpearl Phu Quoc Resort
Vinpearl Phu Quoc Resort

Consisting of 750 rooms furnished with full amenities and high-quality services, Vinpearl Phu Quoc Resort is surely indispensable to the list of the most luxurious resorts you must try when making a trip to Vietnam.

Price: VND4,289,000/night

9. Vinpearl Phú Quốc Ocean Resort & Villas

Vinpearl Phú Quốc Ocean Resort & Villas
Vinpearl Phú Quốc Ocean Resort & Villas

With 340 villas, Vinpearl Phú Quốc Ocean Resort & Villas lies along the coastline and offers sea views, garden views, and swimming-pool views. Just pick out your favorite one for your trip in Phu Quoc.

Price: VND8,509,000/night.

10. Vinpearl Phu Quoc Resort & Golf

Vinpearl Phu Quoc Resort & Golf
Vinpearl Phu Quoc Resort & Golf

Situated at Bãi Dài Beach – one of the most fabulous beaches in Phu Quoc Island, Vinpearl Phú Quốc Resort & Golf is an ideal accommodation for your sumptuous trip. Not only are you provided with rooms with modern facilities, but you also enjoy brilliant service of entertainment. Price: VND4,255,000/night.

Source: TNK Travel

Sapa terraced field among top 30 beautiful places in the world

Across this breathtaking plant with roughly 60 million square miles of land, there are a lot of exceedingly beautiful places. The Mother Nature website has recently published the list of top 30 beautiful places in the world including the Sapa terraced fields in Vietnam.


Sapa terraced fieldsAccording to the Mother Nature website, there are many mesmerizing scenes which can be found throughout Southeast Asia, but it will be very regretful if the Sapa terraced fields of Vietnam are not mentioned. The people have been doing the seemingly impossible for millennia: growing rice – which requires a flat surface and a lot of water – in mountainous areas. The terraced paddy fields not only yield substantial crops of the widely consumed staple but are also a gorgeous sight to behold. Agriculture at its best … and most beautiful!

The terraced paddy fields own different beauty during different periods of time when the rice is evergreen or yellow. Sapa is also home to many ethnic minorities, forming a region of unique culture; attracting a lot of tourists every year.

Other names included in the list are Salar de Uyuni (salt flats) in Bolivia; Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina; Blue Lagoon in Iceland, and so on.

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Three cities of Vietnam among the cheapest cities for backpackers

As released by the Priceoftravel, a website specializing in travel. There are three cities in Vietnam included in the list of 124 ideal cities for backpackers in 2014. They are Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Hoi An Ancient Town.

Among them, Hanoi is ranked the second cheapest city in Asia for backpackers in 2014, only after Pokhara of Nepal, while Ho Chi Minh city is ranked fifth and Hoi An is listed in the 14th position.

Hanoi view from the sky

Hanoi – the Vietnam’s cheapest city

Hanoi – the Vietnam’s cheapest city for backpackers is also one that gets high marks from most visitors with its unique combination of French colonial and Asian post-communism. The food is also top-notch, especially when you are sitting amongst locals at one of the thousands of plastic-chair cafes throughout the city. Keep costs even lower by sticking with Bia Hoi, the world’s cheapest beer. Hostel beds are cheap, but private rooms are too, so don’t automatically book a bunk. The average expense of a backpacker in Hanoi is 15.88 USD per day.

Ho Chi Minh city

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, as it’s still usually known, is far more sprawling and modern compared to Hanoi, and it’s quite a bit more lively as well. Hotel and food prices tend to be a bit higher than elsewhere in Vietnam, but compared to almost anywhere else in the world this is a bargain. Hostel beds can be quite cheap in Saigon, but hotels are costlier than almost anywhere in Vietnam. The average cost for one day in Ho Chi Minh City is 18.27 USD.

Hoi An

Hoi An is a very popular stop for those touring the country; and it ends up being the trip highlight for a great number of those. The old town is a perfectly preserved Chinese-style fishing village; and the city is as filled with great and cheap restaurants as it is with tailor shops. Since there are no real hostels with dorm beds in Hoi An, the city appears lower on this list than it deserves to be. It’s cheaper than Saigon, except that you have to stay in a hotel instead of a hostel. The average cost for one day in Hoi An Ancient town is 23.23 USD


Halong Bay listed among top 10 fishing spots around the world

Halong bay
Halong Bay

As fishing offers holiday fun and local insight, finding an ideal place for fishing plays a very important role to get the fun. Recently, the Lonely Planet – a well-known travel website, has announced the list of top 10 fishing spots around the world and it is a great honor for Vietnam to has its Halong Bay in the list. Do you want to visit this spot, please well prepare all things including visa to Vietnam for your trip.

morning fishing on Halong bay
Morning fishing on Halong Bay

Fishing on Halong Bay

According to the website, a night on Halong Bay will change the conception that the word ‘squid’ mightn’t conjure up the warm-and-fuzzies. where website advised tourists to spend a night fishing squid in Ha Long Bay. A night on Halong bay is a very special experience for tourists to see the beauty of the bay’s jade-green waters on moonless evenings and fishing for the slippery little cephalopods that go into the region’s best-known specialty: squid sausages.

With only a bamboo rod, a catch net and a lamp to attract the squid to the surface; So anyone can hook themselves an impressive 30-plus squid in just a couple of hours. The stillness of the bay dotted by the dreamy reflection of the lamps makes for a contemplative, romantic evening; Lonely Planet said.

Squid season in Ha Long begins in April and runs through until January: the biggest squid are caught between October and November.

Also on the list of top 10 fishing spots around the world are Kola Penninsula (Russia); Cairns (Australia); South America; Eg-Uur river (Mongolia); Amazon river (Brazil), Osstduinkerke (Belgium); Congo river basin; Brainerd (USA) and Rio Grande (Tierra del Fuego).

Vietnam travel guide

vietnam travel

Vietnam is a beautiful nation, stocked with genuinely nice people, a deep culture and exquisite food.  Before you get too excited secure first your Vietnam visa before exploring this up and coming tourist destination, there are a number of things to keep in mind.  An exhaustive summation is outside the scope of this article, so we are going to limit ourselves to the top five Vietnam travel tips.

1. Money Matters

A lot of folks run into money issues when visiting Vietnam. The biggest problem lies in the denominations themselves and their excessive number of zeros.  10,000 dong notes (44 cents USD) looks a lot like 100,000 notes ($4.44), and 50,000 dong bills ($2.20) can easily be confused with 500,000 dong notes ($21.99). The key here is double checking what bills you are actually passing over. The next biggest issue people seem to have (especially westerners) is with haggling:  The requested price is NEVER the final price, and a little negotiation can go a very long way.  The biggest trick to haggling is being willing to walk away – vendors love seeing business coming in but hate seeing it walk away.

2. Hotel/Hostel Reservations

The best hotel and hostel deals in Vietnam are to be found on foot – not online. This runs counter to everything we take for granted when it comes to hotel reservations.  In most parts of the world, Agoda typically gives better value than you will find as a walk in.  In Vietnam, this is rarely the case, and hotels and hostels are usually more expensive if you book them online. Take particular care to try to look for hotels and hostels off the beaten path – cheaper and nicer places can be typically be found off of the main avenues.

vietnam travel

3. Motorbikes

Vietnam is a beautiful country, and motorbikes (scooters and larger motorcycles) are the best way of taking in all the glorious locales. Rental bikes are available in every urban area and usually cost six to nine dollars a day.  Unfortunately, motorbikes are also the number one cause of tourist death around the world.  If you are not an experienced motorcyclist, Vietnam travel – like Thailand travel and other SE Asian travel – is a very scary and dangerous place to ride.

Riding in Vietnam

The Vietnamese have been on two wheels since they were children and have perfected the art of riding together in groups like schools of swarming fish.  If you unsure as to your abilities, err on the side of caution.  Drivers can be found for around $14 a day that will take the worry out of the trip while you sit (somewhat) comfortably on the back surveying the stunning mountain and valley roads.

4. Booking Travel

Hotels will often ask about your travel plans and will quickly jump on the offer to book them for you as a part of their ‘free’ concierge service.  Nine times out of ten, they will then tack on a pretty exorbitant – and completely invisible – service charge and pocket the difference.  To get the most of your travel dollars, book your train and/or bus reservations directly at the terminals.  And being on the topic of travel, beware of shady ‘cyclo’ drivers in all major cities that will initially offer a cheap fare and then drive you off to an isolated location and suddenly produce a much higher bill which you are basically forced to pay.

Taxis in Vietnam

Taxis can be similarly sketchy – never take one that offers a smile and ‘fixed price’ and be on the lookout for taximeters that continue to run while the vehicle is stationary – a sure sign that the meter has been tampered with.

5. Personal Safety

Getting separated from your valuables is never a pleasant experience, and it’s particularly vexing when it occurs while traveling.  Pickpockets (‘cowboys’) are prevalent around urban areas as are snatch and grab banditos that like to steal laptops, packs and cellphones out of your hands while zooming by on a motorbike.  Food and water problems are also a real issue in Vietnam, so make sure that your street food has been properly cooked (charred is actually a good thing), the soup is on a light boil and you only drink purified or bottled water.  You should also have had your hepatitis A and B vaccinations.  Drug scams are also dangerous in Vietnam with hustlers working with police to jail foreigners or extort them for money.  Liaisons with prostitutes is also a very real concern and can result in blackmail (underage prostitute), robbery from her accomplices or outright imprisonment.

So, those are our top 5 Vietnam travel tips.