Sustainable Travel with the Best Eco-retreats in Vietnam

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Summer is on its way and it’s the most suitable time for everyone to experience nature in Vietnam. Make a journey into nature through the best eco-retreats in Vietnam. Here is some useful and detailed information about eco accommodation you might need for your trip to Vietnam this summer.

Intercontinental Da Nang Sun Peninsula Resort

InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort is worth being the first eco-retreat on top of Vietnam’s eco resorts for a number of reasons. This luxury nature resort was voted “World’s Leading Green Resort 2018”, “Asia’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 2018” and a series of awards through the years by World Travel Awards. The resort also had the great pleasure to welcome leaders from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation 2017 in Vietnam.

The luxury resort is located in Bai Bac, Son Tra Peninsula, the North of Danang, which is a 30-minute drive from Danang International Airport and 45-minute from Hoian Ancient Town.

The incredible luxury resort’s design came from the creative mind of the world’s top architect Bill Bensley who is known as “the king of exotic luxury resort”. It attracts people to the harmonious combination of Vietnamese tradition and modernity. The system of 197 rooms and luxury villas that are full of comfort and sea-facing balconies will bring you to the perfect place to find peace and relaxation. The resort, standing isolated on the hill takes, full advantages of Son Tra Peninsula’s stunning views.

There is no lack of wonderful services when you stay at the Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort. It gives you a chance to enjoy a top cuisine at La Maison 1988 Restaurant, or splendid spa treatments at HARNN Heritage Spa. Additionally, the large conference center, The Summit is also venue that hosts top leaders from around  the world. Moreover, some exciting activities help you stay closer to nature such as windsurfing, kayaking, scuba diving on coral reefs.

Price range: 400 USD – 800 USD


Da Nang Sun Peninsula Resort

An Lam Retreat – Ninh Van Bay

An Lam Retreat is a place for nature lovers, which is one of Vietnam’s ideal eco-friendly resort that will cut your off from the outside world. With Vietnam’s unique style of architecture designs and modern facilities, the resort is highly ranked in the famous travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler’s polls. An Lam Retreat is located in Ninh Van Bay, Hon Heo Peninsula, Tan Thanh Commune, Ninh Ich Ward, Ninh Hoa Town, Nha Trang. It is 41 km far from Cam Ranh Airport and 76 km from Tuy Hoa Airport.

The elegant five-star resort is surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of sea and green hills. With the desire to offer the best natural relaxation, An Lam Retreat certainly provides you with worry-free stays and incredible environmental access. Its uniqueness might be its excellent composition that opens spaces for you to connect with nature but in a private living space.

The resort offers a series of nature-centric activities including going fishing, swimming, exploring Ninh Van Bay’s ecosystem, purified spring water from the waterfall, enjoying spa treatments, and so on. Come to An Lam Retreat for pleasant atmosphere and perfect services.

Price Range: 295 USD – 540 USD


An Lam Retreat

Emeralda Resort

Ninh Binh is a striking tourist paradise gathering all of the stunning natural beauty of the area. As a result, Emeralda Resort creates a harmonious combination between its natural settings and modernity.  With the system of 172 elegant rooms in Vietnamese styles and high-grade service quality, Emeralda desires to give you a memorable experience with your families during a Ninh Binh trip. The eco resort is worth being one of the top choices for you to escape the noise and stay closer to nature.

Emeralda Resort is a 90-minute drive from Hanoi, sitting on Van Long Nature Reserve, Gia Van commune, Gia Vien district, Ninh Binh province. Therefore, it takes just 5 minutes for you to visit a famous lagoon here – Van Long Lagoon.

When staying at Emeralda Resort, several good services will be offered to you:

  • Free airport shuttle service.
  • Learning about ancient village scenes in the Northern Vietnam by traveling around the resort by ox carts.
  • Good services for children are often operated, including a separate entertainment areas for kid.
  • Making local foods by yourself in cooking classes.
  • Playing golf at a nine-hole golf course
  • Spa treatments, modern gym rooms, two available karaoke rooms (you need to register in advance).

Price Range: 80 USD – 214 USD


Emeralda Resort Ninh Binh
Emeralda Resort Ninh Binh. Source:

Flamingo Dai Lai Resort

Flamingo Dai Lai is one of the best eco-retreats in Vietnam as a whole, and in Northern Vietnam in particular. Owing to its fresh air, cool weather at all times and impressive scenes, the resort is oneof best green accommodations near Hanoi city for large families. The resort received about 46 national and foreign awards of architecture and relaxation. Its particular prizes are “world’s top 10 most beautiful resorts in 2014” by Desidnboom Magazine, and “ ASEAN Green Hotel 2018” by ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF)

Just 45km from Hanoi City and 24km from Noi Bai International Airport, the resort is situated at the north of Dai Lai Lake, Ngoc Thanh Commune, Phuc Yen district, Vinh Phuc province. It would cost you about 100,000VND if you were to come to Flamingo from Hanoi city center. However, Flamingo Bus Service is just 30,000VND per person. Flamingo bus often starts at 7.30am at Thong Nhat Park or Royal City. Remember to stop at Dai Lai Lake and Bird Island for wonderful natural landscapes before entering the resort.

Flamingo resort covers a large area, which showcases impressive scenes with diversified terrains such as beaches, forests, hills, a lake, a river, streams, and peninsula to meet all the demands of a relaxing trip. The target customers are couples and families who consider Flamingo Dai Lai Resort as the first choice when travelling Vinh Phuc. Such a luxury natural resort obviously provides you with sufficient superior comfort consisting of high-grade resorts, five-star eco villas, sports club, utility service center, swimming pool, Kids Club and conference rooms.

Price Range: 58 USD – 286 USD


Flamingo Dai Lai Resort
Flamingo Dai Lai Resort. Source: www.Flamingo.Dai

Coco Riverside Lodge

Coco Riverside Lodge is one of Vietnam’s best eco-friendly homestays in the area of Mekong Delta, belonging to the south of the country. Over 140km from Ho Chi Minh City, the homestay sits on Phu An hamlet, Trung Nghia Village, Vung Liem District, Vinh Long Province.

Its open spaces and pleasant atmosphere are thanks to using wood and leaves as the main building materials in a traditional Vietnamese style. Coco Riverside Lodge has four large bungalows with sufficient utilities and running river view rooms to witness local people’s way of living on Mekong Delta. The power of the natural surrounding helps people to de-stress and center themselves with nature.

Moreover, coming to Coco Riverside Lodge, tourists have the chance to experience traditional cultural activities:

  • Holding coconut leaf torches while walking on the village streets.
  • Riding around to admire the beauty of the green fields
  • Visiting a popular local temple – Phu Nhuan Temple, or two-thousand-year-old banyan tree.
  • Exploring customs through interacting with local people, making Chams’ traditional pottery and listening historical songs and stories

Price Range: 123 USD – 140 USD


Coco River Lodge
Coco River Lodge. Source:

Utopia Eco Lodge

Utopia Eco Lodge is a homestay standing alone on the prairie with its natural surroundings of mountains, streams, and extensive terraced fields. While relaxing in Utopia homestay, you will be lost in natural paradise where comfort and fresh air pair harmoniously.

Utopia Eco Lodge Homestay is located in Muong Hoa Street, Sapa City, Lao Cai Province, about 10 km’s away from Sapa Town. You can go straight to Utopia by your motorbike. However, if you travel by car or taxi, you will have 500 meters more in walking distance. After passing through ancient rocks for nearly 1 km, a signpost shows you how to get to Utopia. You can also ask Utopia’s staff to pick you up.

Utopia provides outside BBQ parties for large groups. Besides, the homestay regularly holds sightseeing tours as a journey into nature in Sapa’s most untouched areas. Notably, you are not permitted to leave litter in the homestay. Therefore, Utopia is an ideal stay for nature lovers who want to be at one with nature and re-establish their focus.


  • Homestay: 7 USD per person
  • Cavas for camping overnight: 13 USD/one tent for 2 people
  • Bungalow mountain view: 25 USD/2 people.
  • Bungalow river view: 33 USD/ 2 people and 39 USD/ 4 people
  • Family House: 100 USD/ 8-10 people

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Utopia Eco Lodge
Utopia Eco Lodge. Source:

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay

Another of Vietnam’s eco resort sitting on Ninh Van Bay is the Six Senses Hideaway. The international 5-star resort is one of Vietnam’s first resorts receiving several top awards by the Vietnam Tourism Association.

Located in Ninh Van Bay, Ninh Hoa Town, Nha Trang, the resort is 65 km from Cam Ranh Airport. It takes one hour to drive from the airport to thee Six Senses’ port, then a quick 20-minute boat ride to the resort.

Being separated from the city center, Six Senses is a perfect natural resort for you to escape the noise. Its attractions are the natural surroundings comprising high mountains, jungles, striking rock formations and sandy beaches. The resort maintains its natural beauty with Vietnam’s traditional style designs by using rooves made-of-coconut leaves. At the same time, Six Senses also have modern conveniences including an outside swimming pool, individual cellars, conference rooms, spa treatments, and many of other services.

There is no lack of outside nature-centric and inside leisure activities in this eco resort consisting of scuba diving, kayaking, discovering tropical forest, playing Taiji, gym, steam bathing and a spa.

Price Range: 313 USD- 1354 USD


Six Senses Ninh Van Bay
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay. Source:

Taking advantages of nature’s power helps Vietnam to produce green retreats which are ideal spots to re-establish the mind, to make amazing memories in nature with friends and to make an impact through a zero-waste travel style. For more information, access our website

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