A generation or two ago, luxury hotels meant gilded finery, crystal chandeliers, and towering marble columns. Many of today’s travelers, however, crave a more understated sort of opulence. Vietnam’s leading green resorts offer an effortlessly chic aesthetic and a refined, yet relaxed vibe. Aside from spas and some very fine dining, these properties make every effort to reduce their carbon footprints, protect the surrounding landscapes, and support local communities.
And Victoria Nui Sam Lodge, one of those are recommended by Vietnam Travel.
Travelers seeking refuge from the constant barrage of emails, social media, and obligations associated with our ever-more plugged-in lives should head to this blissfully quiet spot on the side of the spiritually revered Sam Mountain in the Mekong Delta. The 36 rooms and villas stick to a natural aesthetic, using locally sourced stone and wood to blend in with their sacred surroundings.
There’s little to intrude on your meditative contemplation here, as you survey sweeping views of rice paddies stretching the horizon. You may well never want to leave the premises, but for the adventurous, the stunning 850-hectare Tra Su Bird Sanctuary is just a short trip away. In addition to its brilliantly plumed avian inhabitants, this biodiverse flooded mangrove forest houses mammals, reptiles, and fish between within its gnarled branches and emerald canopy.
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