Vietnam — where Netflix’s new romantic comedy A tourist guide to love, starring Rachel Leigh Cook, Scott Ly and Ben Feldman, was filmed – renewed interest in travel to the countryside, long a favored destination of foodies and nature lovers.
Feldman, with whom he recently shared his Vietnam travel diary THR – visited Hoi An in central Vietnam and enjoyed his stay in Four Seasons resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An (from $855 per night). “Hoi An is simply the most charming city on earth. A Venetian-style canal passes through it, and at night, when the sun goes down, they light all these beautiful lanterns, make wishes on them, and let them go into the water. I would go back to Hoi An in a heartbeat,” says Feldman.
The Four Seasons in Hoi An recently introduced a new culturally-focused four-night package that includes excursions to two UNESCO-designated treasures, including the pagoda and tomb complex of the Imperial City of Hue. An optional add-on includes a local food tour via Vespa – the resort’s La Sen restaurant turns into a street food market every Saturday evening – or a visit to the ruins of My Son Champa Sanctuary.
A tourist guide to love filmed scenes all over Vietnam — from Hoi An and the leafy capital Hanoi to such other cities as Da Nang, Hà Giang and Ho Chi Minh City.
in Hanoi, Chapel of Hanoi (starting at $350 per night) opening in 2021 with 47 uniquely decorated rooms and suites featuring lavish operatic expressions courtesy of designer Bill Bensley, plus a handful of transporty dining options, including an authentic Japanese teppanyaki for wagyu-focused diners. The latest offering: a three-day $184,000 (starting rate) Royal Suite experience, which includes a one-way private Gulfstream jet flight with Sun Aviation from LA to Hanoi (noshing on Nobu en route) with fully customizable cultural experiences, outings, and decadent dining.
To the south, the beachfront resort Six Senses Ninh Van Bay (from $1,167 per night) just opened Ninh Van Green, Vietnam’s first resort solar complex, featuring 800 solar panels shading an organic garden, plus The Farmhouse destination restaurant with 100 percent plant-based menus prepared almost entirely with the bounty of the garden. Half a million local stingless bees produce honey at the Bee Residence, and the resort’s new telescope station is manned by an astronomer for viewing celestial objects.
Vietnam even has options for island escapes. For relaxed indulgence in lavish digs there is Regent Phu Quoc (from $349 per night), new for 2022, with its own luxury yacht, Japanese-French fine dining restaurant, rooftop gin bar, and suites and villas that can be personalized with virtually any amenity imaginable. The ocean view pools lined with cabanas are enchanting.
And Six Senses Con Dao (from $1,272 per night), also in the country’s sunny south, has unveiled a new Yogic series and sustainable renovation of its one-of-a-kind four-bedroom oceanfront pool villa made from reclaimed teak wood where Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt once lived. stayed (from $5,900 per night). night).
A version of this story first appeared in The Hollywood Reporter magazine on April 26. Click here to subscribe.