A sustainable lifestyle is now a way of living for many, as people get more educated about the processes of nature. It also involves sustainable travel.
Traveling in an eco-friendly way and choosing an eco hotel as your accommodation is basically your input to help save our planet while having the time of your life. Doesn’t that sound great?
There are so many destinations in the world that support eco-friendly initiatives, by turning their businesses green. One such destination is Vietnam, which really stands out.
During our travel all across Vietnam, we saw how many of the hotels in South Vietnam and even more in North Vietnam are doing everything to be comfortable and hospitable accommodation for the guests while setting a great example of how to care for nature.
So we’re happy to share our suggestions for the best Vietnam resorts and hotels, to spread the word about more of the good things in life AKA the eco friendly Vietnam hotels for your next trip.
Here’s a list of 10 best eco hotels in Vietnam in 2018, that we suggest you to visit for one of a kind responsible travel experience.
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Mai Chau Ecolodge
Mai Châu Ecolodge in North Vietnam is one of the greatest sustainable travel examples. Not just in Vietnam, but all over the world. It might be just the best eco lodge Vietnam can offer you.
We stayed in Mai Chau Ecolodge and loved every moment of it. Being surrounded by green mountains and rice terraces with no big cities or crowds of people around. Oh, and the outdoor pool with the mountain view! The feeling, I’ll never forget!
With villas built fully out of natural materials, minimal but cozy design, locally grown fruit and vegetables, and friendly locals working there, having a unique experience are guaranteed.
Location: Mai Chau village, Northern Vietnam.
The best part: It’s relatively close to Hanoi and makes a perfect get away from the busy city life. Instead, you get views of green mountain rage surrounded rice fields, that you can’t even imagine! Trust me on that!
The best for: Families with kids, couples and all nature lovers looking for a getaway near Hanoi.
Price range: Starting from around 80$
Topas Ecolodge Sapa
Surrounded by lush paddy fields, rolling hills, green forests, and villages, Topas Ecolodge sits on the top of two conical hills deep inside the Sapa Valley. This is one of the best ecolodges in Vietnam that radiates a special kind of closeness to nature and environment protection.
Staying here is a stunning luxury experience in the most responsible way possible. All the bungalows are made out of natural materials.
The rooms are comfortable and equipped with everything you’d need. Well, except the TV and WiFi. But how about spending that time in an herbal SPA or the infinity pool instead?
The infinity pool on the top of the hill with the views of the lodge underneath and the mountain ranges as far as you can see will make you feel like you’re on top of the world. Literally!
P.S. The Wi-Fi is actually available at the main building of the Topas Eco lodge if you really really need it. 🙂
Location: 18 km from Sapa, Northern Vietnam. Very close to the border of China
The best part: The daily free shuttle bus from Sapa and the mountain view from your balcony.
The best for: Families with kids, group of friends, couples and in general all nature lovers.
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay
A twenty-minute boat ride away from Vietnamese beach town Nha Trang on a sun energy filled beach sits one of the top hotels in Vietnam, the Six Senses Ninh Van Bay resort. It offers crafted guest experiences to stimulate, energize and revitalize the human spirit.
White sandy beaches and towering mountains add to the sense of being intimately at one with nature. Staying in a private villa with your own pool, facing the mountains or the beautiful beach will be a life-changing experience.
This eco resort features a spa, offering customized detox programs and advanced oxygen therapies, a gym, and a yoga pavilion. The choice of breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes consists of Vietnamese and International cuisine.
Location: Ninh Van Bay, a 20-minute boat ride from Nha Trang City, Eastern Vietnam.
The best part: Each of the 58 villas features a personal pool.
The best for: Family friendly resort with many activities for children & romantic atmosphere for couples.
Six Senses Con Dao
The Six Senses Con Dao resort is located in a national and marine park, where nature has been valued and protected for decades. The resort offers a beautiful, contemporary design and reflects the essence of a traditional Vietnamese fishing village.
With 50 private infinity pool villas, Six Senses Con Dao has been recognized as a top eco lodge resort by National Geographic Traveler. Expect spectacular ocean views and direct beach access from your villa.
You will have a chance to be active and keep fit, as they offer a gym and different water sports facilities. The healthy, organic food will just add the quality to your already great holidays here.
Location: Con Dao island, 45 min flight away from Ho Chi Minh city, Eastern Vietnam.
The best part: The great variety of delicious food.
The best for: Families with kids, water and remote island lovers.
Mango Bay Resort
Located on a private sandy beach, Mango Bay Resort offers bungalows and rooms, equipped in a nature-friendly way. The bungalows, tucked under the trees with romantic lanterns shining in the evening, will set a perfect mood for a relaxing day
Mango Bay Beach Restaurant serves great Western and Asian menus. The food is actually a significant reason why people love it here. Beautiful sunrise and sunset views, accompanied by refreshing drinks, can be enjoyed at the Beach Bar Mango Bay.
They offer such free activities as snorkeling and paddle boarding as well as tai chi and yoga sessions.
If you are planning to stay in the eco-resort, Vietnam is the right place to do it. Check out the affordable price on this eco-friendly Vietnam resort and you’ll understand why!
Location: Phu Quoc island, the east of Vietnam under Ho Chi Minh city.
The best part: Easily accessible from Ho Chi Minh city as there are 50-minute flights 5 – 9 times daily.
The best for: Couples for a romantic getaway with stunning sunset and sunrise views.
Green Organic Villas
The Green Organic Villas might be the best eco friendly boutique hotel Vietnam can offer you. All the villas are very spacious and beautifully designed. You will definitely enjoy the beauty of nature and stylish design around you while lying in a hammock in your private garden.
This very affordable eco luxury hotel offers an organic food restaurant. They are proud to serve excellent seafood dishes made of local production from the nearby fishing villages.
You can learn kite surfing and try different other water activities. The area is great for cycling.
Location: A 15-minute drive from Phat Thiet City Centre. East Vietnam, the best accessible from Ho Chi Minh city.
The best part: The floor-to-ceiling height windows of the villas offer unforgettable views of the sun rising and disappearing in the see.
The best for: Families and couples, who enjoy great seafood and peaceful island vibes.
This 5-star hotel Vietnam is offering you as one of the best eco friendly hotels in Ho Chi Minh city. It will surprise you with luxury comfort and interesting historical touches.
The hotel offers a range of rooms with Saigon river and city views. The rooms are a bit pricey. However, as they feature full-length glass windows, just imagine how impressive the view and atmosphere is. So worth it!
This eco hotel features a casual buffet and fine dining restaurants as well as 4 awesome bars and lounges. Later you can work off all the consumed calories at the gym and afterward relax at the spa.
Location: District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
The best part: The rooftop bar with live music performances.
The best for: Families or couples interested in sightseeing and shopping, as it’s conveniently located for both of those activities.
Victoria Nui Sam Lodge
Being one of the most affordable quality ecolodges in Vietnam, Victoria Nui Sam Lodge offers a great escape from the city noise and relaxation in a peaceful, nature surrounded environment.
The variety of rooms and villas present a very natural looking design, using locally sourced stone and wood. The rooms are equipped with everything you’d expect from a decent hotel.
The on-site restaurant offers a great choice of Asian and Western dishes. You will enjoy your experience here, if you value the quality of service, as the staff is very nice and super helpful here.
Location: Nui Sam, Chau Doc, eastern Vietnam near Ho Chi Minh city. Almost on the border of Cambodia.
The best part: This awesome Vietnam accommodation is located very close to the impressive 850-hectare Tra Su Bird Sanctuary. Up for the adventure?
The best for: Families or couples looking for relaxation and closeness to nature at very affordable prices.
An Lam Retreats Saigon River
This beautifully designed luxury hotel in Ho Chi Minh City is a bit more pricey than average Vietnam accommodation but surely will make you remember your trip for a long time.
An Lam Retreats Saigon River features very tastefully designed suites and villas at different price range and sizes. They offer a two bedroom villa and a family suite, that’s comfortable for families with children. The other villas are perfect for couples and they are surrounded by lush gardens.
This eco friendly hotel in Vietnam features a great Western and Vietnamese restaurant. You relaxation will take the next level at their luxurious spa and pool.
Location: District 12, Ho Chi Minh City. 20-minutes boat ride from Ho Chi Minh City’s busy center.
The best part: A butler service is available to satisfy your every need and make you feel like a king or queen.
The best for: Families with children or couples, looking for a bit more luxury in a peaceful natural environment, but still a reach of a hand away from the big city.
Evason Ana Mandara
This is truly one of the most beautiful luxury hotels Vietnam can offer you. With all the eco-friendly and beautiful design touches everywhere, you will feel at heaven here.
Evason Ana Mandara features several spacious private villas with sea or garden views. There’s also a top quality spa, a fitness room and tennis courts. For the full relaxation experience, the resort offers a free weekly Yoga and Tai-chi classes.
If you travel with kids, they will love the Evason Ana Mandara water sports center. They are offering island trips and activities like fishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving.
The resort features 4 dining venues with International and Vietnamese cuisine. They have great options for vegans. The Beach restaurant by the infinity pool will be a lovely and romantic experience with the live music.
Location: Nha Trang, Eastern Vietnam.
The best part: They offer a pillow menu to make your sleeping experience just as great as your ‘being awake’ experience.
The best for: Couples for a romantic getaway. Russian speaking people will especially love the area, as the whole Nha Trang city is Russian speaking.
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