5 resorts to escape Saigon crowds during National Day holiday


Looking to escape the bustling crowds of Ho Chi Minh City during the National Day holiday? Here are five high-end resorts that offer peace and quiet, away from the city’s hustle and bustle:

  1. An Lam Retreats Saigon River
    • Location: Binh Duong, 25 minutes by boat from HCMC.
    • Features: 38 suites and villas nestled under a lush green canopy. Outdoor swimming pool in a tropical setting. Round-trip boat transfers.
    • Activities: Boat tours to observe traditional handicraft villages and visit Chinese-influenced pagodas.
    • Rate: From VND5.5 million (US$230) per night.
  1. Mia Saigon
    • Location: Near Thao Dien, on the Saigon River banks.
    • Features: 52 rooms with Art Deco inspired architecture. Restaurant “Kitchen by The River” offers outdoor dining.
    • Activities: Boat tours along the Saigon River.
    • Rate: From VND6.8 million per night.
  2. La Maison De Campagne Resort
    • Location: Cu Chi District, around 70 km northwest of HCMC center.
    • Features: French colonial architecture blended with Vietnamese village style. Outdoor pool and garden. Yellow houses set amidst bamboo trees, with interiors made of natural materials.
    • Rate: From VN1.5-2.5 million a night.
  1. Villa Song Saigon
    • Location: Thao Dien expat hub, alongside the Saigon River.
    • Features: 23 uniquely designed rooms with a primary white color theme. Outdoor pool, in-house spa, and outdoor restaurant overlooking the river.
    • Activities: Organized tours including Cu Chi Tunnels, Mekong Delta, and Saigon After Dark and Craft Beer tours.
    • Rate: From VND2.8 million a night.
  1. Chloe Gallery
    • Location: District 7, banks of Crescent Lake.
    • Features: Inspired by the Taj Mahal, this large complex offers a range of services from spas to art events. 19 rooms with a white theme overlooking Crescent Lake, with a sizable Japanese koi fish pond.
    • Dining: Trois Pommes restaurant for outdoor French cuisine and the London Steak House Restaurant for steaks and Italian wines.
    • Rate: From VND2.1 million a night.
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