Two Vietnam resorts among Travel + Leisure's top 10 in Southeast Asia

By Nguyen Quy   September 18, 2021 | 02:00 pm GMT+7
A swimming pool inside Six Senses Con Dao resort in southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province. Photo courtesy of Six Senses Con Dao Readers of U.S. magazine Travel + Leisure have voted Six Senses Con Dao and Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai into the list of Southeast Asia's top 10 resorts.

With an overall score of 96.21 out of 100, Six Senses Con Dao topped the list in the magazine’s World's Best Awards this year.

"At this all-villa resort on a little-visited Vietnamese island, that mission involves supporting sea-turtle conservation—an activity in which guests can participate in its perfectly parabolic, shallow, white-sand bay," Travel + Leisure said.

Six Senses Con Dao on Dat Doc Beach is the only five-star beach resort in the Con Dao archipelago off Vietnam's southern coast. Located inside Con Dao National Park, it has 50 beach villas, built mainly with natural materials and each with a private swimming pool.

The Four Seasons The Nam Hai Hotel & Resort near Ha My beach in the central town of Hoi An ranked sixth with an overall score of 93.78.

Four Seasons The Nam Hai in Hoi An. Photo courtesy of Four Seasons The Nam Hai

The complex of 100 villas has a combination of traditional and modern architecture.

This year's World's Best Awards survey opened for voting in January as destinations around the world were lifting Covid restrictions. Survey rules allowed readers to reflect on their travel experiences over a three-year period and share their opinions on the top cities, islands, hotels and resorts, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and other topics.

Thailand dominated the top 10 list, with six representatives in the list while Cambodia accounted for the other two.