The summer months (May to August) are typically very hot and humid. The best time to visit northern Vietnam is during spring (March to April) and autumn (September to November), when days are generally warm and sunny. However all times are good when you need to relax. #MustSeeInVietnam Editor
During harvest season when the terraced fields look more stunning than ever, you can choose one of these resorts to experience the full beauty of the northwest region.
Le Champ Tu Le is in Nuoc Nong Village, Tu Le Commune, Van Chan District, Yen Bai Province. The resort lies in Tu Le Valley at the foot of Khau Pha Pass, with views of terraced rice fields. Visitors here can experience ethnic Thai, Hmong and Dao culture, enjoy specialties including five-color sticky rice and Tu Le green rice flakes, or take a hot spring bath to relax.
All rooms have a view of the valley. The architecture is influenced by stilt houses typical of the northwest region, with interiors decorated with typical brocade items. The price of a night here starts from VND4 million ($170).
Laxsik Ecolodge is in Lao Chai – Ta Van Village, Sa Pa, Lao Cai Province. This village is known as one of the most beautiful and accessible to enjoy harvest season in Sa Pa. The resort embraces a view of Muong Hoa Valley, with its swimming pool right next to the terraced fields.
Some rooms here have wooden bathtubs overlooking the valley and terraced fields, allowing customers to relax and enjoy the view. A night here costs from VND1.5 million ($64).
An award-winning resort, Topas Ecolodge in Sa Pa, Lao Cai, is famous for its restaurant and swimming pool located on top of the terraced fields. The resort was once voted as one of 50 most unique by world-renowned National Geographic magazine. Villas here boast a Nordic style combined with a minimalist Vietnamese stilt house design.
The highlight of the resort is its infinity pool on top of a terraced field and also overlooking other terraced fields in the surrounding hills. The pool was once ranked one of most unique in the world by booking platform Agoda. A night here costs around VND20 million ($853) in peak season.
Avana Retreat is in Banh Village, Bao La Commune, Mai Chau, Hoa Binh, totally isolated by the mountains, surrounded by valleys, rice fields, waterfalls and streams. The resort has a total 36 villas, situated on the mountainside, inspired by ethnic stilt houses.
This resort has an infinity pool overlooking the valley and terraced fields. It is also suitable for couples seeking to enjoy a private dinner on the wooden bridge by the waterfall. A night here costs from VND6 million ($256).
Mong Village Resort & Spa in Cau May, Sa Pa, Lao Cai overlooks Muong Hoa Valley, with the view of clouds and terraced fields. All rooms have balconies boasting majestic mountain views.
The resort’s infinity pool has hot water and panoramic views of the valley. Tourists can also walk to nearby Y Linh Ho Village to experience local culture. A night here costs from VND2.8 million ($120
By Trung Nghia for E.VNExpress.net and a special touch by Must See In Vietnam
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