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10 Family-friendly Hotels in Vietnam for your next Asian Getaway with the Kids
Wind down at one of its numerous pristine beaches, get that IG-worthy shot at the “Golden Hand Bridge”, or cruise on a UNESCO World Heritage site. Still wondering where? Say “Xin chào” to the new travel destination for families — Vietnam. With stunning scenery, heaps of culture, and a favourable exchange rate, Vietnam should be on your family holiday radar. Relax at beach resorts for stress-free getaways with younger ones, or venture into the heart of culture to explore Vietnam to the fullest with older children.
Top 10 Family-Friendly Hotels and Resorts in Vietnam to Visit Soon
1. Alma Resort Cam Ranh
Recently named the No. 1 family resort in Vietnam by Australian-based Holidays with Kids magazine, Alma Resort is perfect for anyone looking for a splashing good time. The resort boasts 12 swimming pools which lead down to the beach and a variety of exciting water sports. In addition there’s the 6,000 sqm Splash Water Park where families can spend an entire day on a lazy river, speeding down water slides, and floating upon a wave pool.
Prefer to stay dry? The resort also has its own science museum, cinema, youth club, kids club, 18-hole putting green, sustainable farm and more. The 224 sqm three-bedroom oceanfront pavilions, with a living room, kitchen, four bathrooms and a private pool, are perfect for multigeneration holidays.
The “Kids are King” package includes FREE Access to Splash Water Park, the Cinema, and the Kid’s & Youth Club. You also get priority early check-in or late check-out, and 15% off on F&B. Book here.
2. Angsana Lang Co
No matter what kind of traveller your family is, there’s sure to be something here to satisfy all needs. Apart from being amidst three UNESCO World Heritage Sites — Hoi An Ancient Town, The Imperial Citadel of Hue, and My Son Sanctuary — Angsana Lang Cô resort also boasts a pristine three-kilometre stretch of Canh Duong beach, as well as its prime location in Lang Co Bay, voted as one of the world’s most beautiful bays.
There’s lots for little ones to do here, from a rangers’ club to splashing around in the mega free-form resort pool, to educational and water sports activities for all ages. A newly launched Biodiversity for Family programme immerses kids in the natural beauty of Lang Co Bay with a first-of-its-kind Bird Watching resort activity in Vietnam, offering families opportunities to watch the wild birds in their natural habitat.
The “Sharing Time — A Summer Holiday” promotion offers up to 30% off stays, complimentary daily breakfast, non-motorised watersports, a Family T-shirt painting activity, 20% off dining and spa treatments as well as other exclusive perks for families. Get more details and book here.
3. Avana Retreat
Away from the beaches, take to the mountains for a uniquely serene getaway at Avana Retreat. Here, 36 villas nestle on the slopes alongside a stunning waterfall, emerging from forest, rice fields, and a vast valley. Witness stunning sunsets and take in gorgeous views at the three-layer Cloud pool that stays heated throughout the year, wind down at the outdoor cinema, go on family-friendly treks or village walks, or even on a jeep adventure!
Immersed in the backdrop of nature, kids enjoy activities like cooking, pottery, parchesi, rattan making, kite-flying, and more. In addition, the newly-created Bamboo Forest gives guests ample opportunity to get up close and personal with local wildlife such as deer, goats, rabbits, pigs, chickens, ducks and peacocks in a protected sanctuary, with guidance from the resort’s very own animal ‘whisperer’.
The airy Bauhinia Mountain Suite for two adults and two children offers 98 sqm of living space, with a king-sized bed or twin bed, lounge with sofa, and lots of sunlight during the day. Book here.
4. Crowne Plaza Phu Quoc Starbay
Set on Phu Quoc, otherwise known as the “pearl island” of Vietnam, Crowne Plaza Phu Quoc Starbay is an excellent base for families to explore the island’s attractions together. Thrillseekers will love VinWonders Phu Quoc, one of Vietnam’s largest amusement parks, while nature lovers will have a field day exploring Vietnam’s first ever animal conservation park, Vinpearl Safari Phu Quoc, just a few minutes from the resort. Within the resort, there’s the Tribe Kids Club & Games Room where little ones can engage in educational activities and experience the excitement of being a wildlife adventurer!
The 2 Double Beds Standard with Ocean View rooms are fine for two adults and a young child. If you want more space, however, some suites and villas sleep up to six people. Book here.
5. Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai
Certified as a “Green Hotel”, this eco-conscious wellness retreat in Vietnam nestles along the culturally rich coast of Central Vietnam. There’s lots for young ones to do, whether at the Chuon Chuon Kids Club or the Junior cooking academy. In addition, a newly launched Young Guardians of the Earth initiative gives kids a great opportunity to explore science, learn about sustainability, and connect with nature – all while soaking up fresh air and sunshine – as they try composting and experience the joy of gardening!
As a family, venture out to see the colourful lanterns in historic Hoi An, or visit an ancient city. Not sure what to do? Ask the friendly and knowledgeable concierge, who can plan age-appropriate memory-making excursions to suit everyone in the family.
The luxurious Family Villa where an extended children’s room with a television and a gaming console will thrill the young (and older ones as well, we’re sure!). Book here.
6. Fusion Suites Vung Tau
Once a French colonial seaside town, Vung Tau is a short boat ride from central Saigon, or 90 minutes away by road. Set on a peninsula surrounded by ocean on three sides, the small city offers a number of cultural sights including an enormous hill-top statue of Jesus, a photogenic lighthouse, and an ancient French fort housing six massive cannons.
Families will find plenty of ways to stay active together at Fusion Suites Vung Tau, with mountain biking, stand-up paddleboarding, and cooking classes to learn the art of making Vietnamese cuisine. The generously-spaced apartments have kitchenettes, and exclusive access one of eight sky pools.
The “Summer Fun Family Package” includes a cooking class at Fusion Courtyard, transport from/to Saigon, an inclusive set menu (for lunch or dinner), a spa treatment, high tea at Fresh Restaurant, nightly cinema, complimentary Kids Club access, and more. Book here.
7. Holiday Inn Resort Ho Tram
That this has Holiday Inn’s renowned KidSuites – with its themed decor, bunk beds and an extra kid-friendly welcome gift – is a good enough reason to visit. If you need more though, how about the Kids Quarter, where little ones can enjoy activities such as shirt and stone painting? And if there’s not enough, there’s also the Game Zone. This, with its arcade and fun-fair style games including air-hockey, bowling alley and shoot-em up games, will keep everyone entertained for some time, we’re sure.
For dedicated bonding time, families can engage in outdoor activities together at The Grand Central Park. Here, a miniature golf course awaits, together with a kid’s playground and other facilities!
The family suites provide a picturesque view of the forest. In addition they feature Holiday Inn’s renowned KidSuites, complete with themed decor, bunk beds and an extra kid-friendly welcome gift. Book here.
8. Movenpick Resort Cam Ranh
If the kids are not fans of long transits, you’ll be happy to know that this resort is only 6 km from Cam Ranh Airport, making it an easy hop, skip, and jump from plane to paradise. The fun starts with an entire entertainment wing styled as a Swiss Village, which includes a beer house! In addition, there’s a Little Birds Club with two separate kids’ areas for kids of different age groups.
One for tweens features a climbing wall and videogames, and another area for younger guests has more of an “edutainment” focus. Furthermore, a kiddie pool with a waterslide will keep little ones thrilled all day, while the Cam Ranh Adventure Rope Park, with a 45-obstacle course rope climbing challenge up to 10.6 metres in the air, will give older ones sufficient ‘cred to talk when they get home from their holiday
The “Sun, Sea, and Sundae” inclusive package covers all meals for two adults and two children under 16 years old, round trip airport transfers, and more! Get more details and book here.
9. Movenpick Resort Phan Thiet
If Pirates of the Caribbean is the family’s go-to on movie nights, this could be your perfect getaway. Located in Phan Thiet, a two-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City. Movenpick Resort Phan Thiet is inspired by the Port Royal Castle that used to be the “capital” of the legendary Caribbean pirates. Hence all 248 rooms and suites are imbued with aspects of pirate lore, from Caribbean-themed artworks to pirate treasure and maps.
Splash into the Treasure Island lagoon pool, explore its magnificent Captain Blackbird pirate ship centrepiece, then cool down at one of the numerous tree-shaded nooks. There’s also a 35 m infinity lap pool for dads to work those muscles, while the kids are entertained with daily shows and cartoons at Treasure Island poolside restaurant.
The 70m² Executive Family Suites have bunk beds for young VIPs and panoramic ocean views from the large balcony, and include exclusive access to the Admirals Executive Club and the Little Birds Kids Club. There’s also a daily complimentary Mövenpick Chocolate Hour with pirate-inspired pastries that little ones will love! Book here.
10. Premier Village Phu Quoc
Located on the southern tip of Phu Quoc Island, Premier Village Phu Quoc Resort is a hidden tropical retreat that’s best for those seeking time out from the hustle and bustle of real life. All villas are perched in natural surroundings, with stunning views from the main rooms. Relax in your private infinity pool, enjoy an in-villa BBQ, or whip up toddler-friendly meals in your fully functional kitchenette.
For young ones, the Kids’ Club is a world of fun, learning and discovery. They get to enjoy activities such as Vietnamese Nonla decorating, family yoga, and lantern making. When you’re ready to venture out, take a guided hike to explore King’s Well, a religious and cultural attraction, while enjoying the tranquil wilderness along the way
The three-bedroom beachfront villa offers the best of both worlds. There’s direct access to the pristine sand and crystal clear waters, as well as your own private infinity pool. Book here.
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