Holiday dreaming? Book an Indochine chic holiday with the kids to Vietnam. Whether you are after a city break or beautiful beach getaway, Vietnam has it all, including friendly locals and famously delish food. Hurry...before it gets too crowded!
Shop, eat and repeat in historic Hanoi. The elegant and historic Sofitel Metropole welcomes families. It’s the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets after a cyclo tour, browsing art galleries, marveling at the French colonial architecture, and shopping. The delish Vietnamese lunch buffet at Spices offers a taste of all the local dishes. Yum! Entertainment? Be sure to snap up tickets to the famous Vietnamese Water Puppets!
Sofitel Metropole, 15 Ngo Quyen Street, Hoan Kiem District, 10000 Hanoi, Vietnam, Website
Thang Long Water Puppets, 57B Pho Dinh Tien Hoang, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam, www.thanglongwaterpuppet.org
For a truly spectacular family experience, book your own private 5-star junk for an overnight cruise on Halong Bay. The whole family will be amazed at the rock formations (the crew often point out the formations that resemble animals) while peacefully cruising the Bay. Be sure to stop at the caves! For bigger groups and families looking for cruising, book the Emeraude. Book in advance!
Stroll the charming riverside Old Quarter to get a gander at the historic and colonial buildings, shop, and enjoy tasty local treats. Pick up a fresh coconut juice at the outdoor market! Need a break? Head straight to the serene Brothers Café housed in a colonial building with a fab riverside terrace and lush garden. The Life Heritage Resort Hoi An is the place to stay for local charm in-town. Or, head to the beach to the luxe fam-friendly all-villa Nam Hai.
Book ahead to secure a well-appointed room at the colonial La Residence Hotel & Spa with views of the river and the Citadel. Walk or hire a cyclo to cruise inside the walls of the Citadel. Or hire a bike to ride the trail along the shore of the Perfume River. To get an insider’s tour, hire a private guide. If you are more into the countryside, book a spacious room or family suite at the Pilgrimage Village hotel.
La Résidence Hôtel & Spa, 5 Le Loi Street, Hue City, Vietnam, +84054 3837 475, firstname.lastname@example.org
Big city Vietnam has plenty of fabulous eateries, shopping gems, five-star stays, and historical adventures. Book the Park Hyatt or Asiana Saigon for luxury sleeping or play and stay at the more boutique Nguyen Du Park Villas complete with a THANN Santuary Spa and serviced apartments ideal for familes. Be sure to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels and hire the man with the van to take you there...Mr. Thang!
Park Hyatt: 2 Lam Son Square, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam. +84 8 3824 1234, www.saigon.park.hyatt.com