Several luxury resorts in northern Vietnam are offering attractive ‘new normal deals’ including free long distance shuttle services as domestic tourism reopens.
Visitors who book a one-night stay at the Premium Executive bungalow of the five-star Topas Ecolodge in Lao Cai Province will be given a VND1 million voucher for dining services in the resort. A one-night stay costs from VND4.7 million ($206.04) per person.
Those booking the room for a two-night stay would be offered free shuttle service from Hanoi to Sa Pa Town and receive a 10 percent discount for the third-night.
Just 15 kilometers from downtown Sa Pa, Topas Ecolodge has been named a top eco-friendly resort by National Geographic. Before the pandemic, prices here began at VND7 million ($303.75) a night.
The Pao’s Sapa Leisure Hotel is offering a one-night stay at its Deluxe Garden View and Deluxe Valley View rooms for just VND845,000 and VND990,000 per person, respectively.
Guests making a booking 14 days before check-in will get a 40 percent discount at the Mong Village Resort & Spa in Sa Pa. Room prices at this resort that overlooks the Muong Hoa Valley and Y Linh Ho Village begin at VND799,000 a night.
Currently, fully-vaccinated visitors from ‘green zones’, which are deemed as low Covid risk areas, including Hanoi, are exempt from quarantining in Lao Cai. They only need to furnish a negative Covid certificate for tests done within 72 hours before arrival.
From now until the year-end, the Flamingo Dai Lai Resort in Vinh Phuc Province is offering a two-day one-night package at VND990,000 per person, including breakfast and sightseeing services.
A room at the FLC Vin Phuc Resort, meanwhile, can be booked for VND899,000 a person, inclusive of two meals and other services from now until October 31.
In the northern highlands province of Hoa Binh, the Avana Retreat Resort in Mai Chau Town is offering a 15 percent discount for those booking a three-day-two-night package and a 30 percent discount on spa treatments.
In the same province, Serena Resort Kim Boi in the eponymous district offers a combo package of VND950,000 per person inclusive of two meals for a one-night stay in its Executive Room.
Vinh Phuc and Hoa Binh exempt fully vaccinated visitors from centralized quarantine if they furnish a Covid negative certificate for tests done within 72 hours before arrival.
In Hanoi, the Melia Ba Vi Moutain Retreat in the Ba Vi National Park reopened Tuesday with several promotions.
A one-night stay at its Deluxe Room costs from VND3.79 million per person.
Melia Ba Vi Mountain Retreat inside the Ba Vi National Park on the outskirts of Hanoi. Photo courtesy of the resort
The Legacy Yen Tu – MGallery Resort in Uong Bi Town, Quang Ninh Province is offering rooms at VND2.5 million a night, including breakfast and dinner. In addition, guests can join free meditation classes, yoga classes and gym services, apart from free use of the swimming pool.
The province’s Yoko Onsen Quang Hanh Resort in Cam Pha Town also offers incentives for enjoying its local hot spring baths. In the public area, visitors can buy a package at VND990,000 per person. In the private area a hot springs bath package with lunch or dinner costs VND4 million per person. Overnight stays cost VND5.4 million per person.
Visitors who have been fully vaccinated and come from green zones are exempt from quarantine and don’t need to furnish a Covid negative certificate.
With the pandemic situation deemed under control based on a strategic shift to living with the virus, many popular travel destinations in Vietnam have eased social distancing restrictions and resumed tourism activities since early October.