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5/14/2018 4:39:51 PM

Three Vietnamese resort pools named among world's 'most stunning'

(VNF) - Three Vietnamese resort pools have been listed as one of “101 of the most stunning swimming pools in the world” released ahead of summer 2018, according to Conde Nast Traveler.

Four Seasons The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam

The infinity pool looks directly onto Ha My Beach, which has been hailed by as one of the most beautiful beaches in the region. (Photo courtesy of Four Seasons The Nam Hai)

Along a seemingly infinite stretch of sand – hailed by Forbes as one of the best beaches in the world – a strand of sophisticated, visually striking villas lines the dramatic beachfront. Inspired by 2,500 years of history, The Nam Hai’s architecture and interior design present a dramatic play on wind and water inspired by ancient feng shui philosophy and the grandeur of the Tu Duc royal tombs of Hue. All of the 100 private retreats are elegantly finished with Vietnamese lacquer and diaphanous silk, reflecting the soul of Vietnam’s cultural heartland and illuminating the spirit of all who visit. The resort’s central area wraps around three tiers of infinity swimming pools – one of the most stunning hotel pool areas in the world.

The Nam Hai is only seven miles from Hoi An, an UNESCO World Heritage Site characterized by its antique houses and unique cuisine. Two other UNESCO sites can be reached from the resort: the former imperial capital of Hue and the My Son Temple Sanctuary.

Fusion Maia, Da Nang, Vietnam

Fusion Maia is a high quality, all-inclusive spa and yoga retreat. (Photo courtesy of Fusion Maia Da Nang)

The 5-star resort sits in the center of Da Nang, the coastal city famous for its marvelous beaches and tropical paradise looks.

Fusion Maia Da Nang is Vietnam’s most unique, forward-thinking and individually oriented 5 star hotel. Since its launch in 2008, Fusion Maia has continuously promoted and embraced the idea of “it’s not a holiday, it’s a lifestyle.” It’s ideal for guests looking to de-stress, relax and kick start healthy eating habits with a touch of luxury and elegance. Yoga and Tai Chi are the core elements on Fusion Maia’s group class schedule and the atmosphere across the entire resort is very zen and peaceful.

From Fusion Maia, it takes only 30 minutes to get to Hoi An, the captivating ancient town known for its elegant architecture and rustic charm.

The Tent Spa, I-Resort, Nha Trang, Vietnam

The swimming pool lies under wooden roof at The Tent Spa, I-Resort in Nha Trang. (Photo courtesy of I-Resort)

Inside an operating mineral hot spring, The Tent was built for relaxing purposes and is an ideal hideaway spot for anyone who’s looking for tranquility and a healthy experience. The coastal city of Nha Trang is known for its sandy beaches and untouched islands. Nha Trang is also home to the remains of the Champa Kingdom and Buddhist temples with valuable culture value.

The CNTraveler list is dominated by European resorts, although Thailand and Indonesia's also join the top section.

The three Vietnamese entrees are among favorite choices for many foreign tourists when visiting the country. In the first four months of 2018, Vietnam has received more than 5.5 million international tourists. In which, the number of international tourists arriving in Vietnam in 2018, April was estimated at 1.3 million, raising the total figure for the first four months of 2018 to 5.5 million, up 29.5 per cent over the same period last year, according to General Statistics Office.

Vietnam received a record high of 12.9 million foreign visitors in 2017, a year-on-year increase of 29.1 per cent. The tourist sector also served 73 million domestic travelers. Total revenue from tourism activities last year reached over VND 510 trillion (USD 22.4 billion)./.

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