Mekong Delta, Vietnam – Floating Asian Lifestyle

When travelers think of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City is the first place that comes to mind. However, in recent years, more adventurous travelers are discovering the natural beauty of the Mekong Delta also known as the “Deep South”. The Delta is Vietnam’s rice bowl and produces more than a third of the country’s annual crop.

Visitors are lured to the Delta by the floating markets, fruit orchards and endless river scenes. There are over a dozen towns in the Delta, each offering visitors a unique view of Vietnamese life. If you’re interested in visiting the Delta, here are two luxury hotels to try.

Where to Stay

Victoria Can Tho Resort

Victoria Can Tho Resort in Mekong Delta, Vietnam

The Victoria Can Tho Resort is located on the Hau River and is the first luxury hotel in the Mekong Delta. The colonial style hotel stands out amongst the energetic floating markets and green rice paddies in the area.

Victoria Can Tho Resort in Mekong Delta, Vietnam

The hotel has 92 rooms with authentic Vietnamese decoration, luxury white bedding and pristine wooden floors. Facilities at the hotel include a Victorian spa, tennis courts, a game room, and a cooking class kitchen. There is also a restaurant on site, Spices Restaurant, that features European and Vietnamese cuisine.

Victoria Can Tho Resort in Mekong Delta, Vietnam

One of the highlights of the hotel is the sunrise and sunset cruises that takes guest to the local floating market on a private traditional wooden rice barge. The hotel can also arrange several excursions to help guests learn more about the Mekong Delta. For example, there is a biking tour that travels through the small countryside paths, green fields, and rivers and explores the local villages. Additionally, there is cultural cruise that allows you to come face-to-face with daily life in the Mekong Delta. Guests stop at traditional floating houses and meet families that raise their fish underneath as their source of income.

Victoria Can Tho Resort in Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Mekong Riverside Resort & Spa

Mekong Riverside Resort & Spa in Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Mekong Riverside & Spa is a boutique hotel with 34 rooms and 17 bungalows. (10 of which are located directly on the Mekong River). The river bungalows are a unique experience because you can sit on your balcony porch and watch the local life float by.

Mekong Riverside Resort & Spa in Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Facilities at the resort include a swimming pool, spa, recreation area and a bird watch tower. The hotel also provides several complimentary services for guests including a welcome drink upon arrival, mineral water (2 daily), WIFI, kayaks, bicycles and breakfast at the onsite Mekong Medley Restaurant.

Mekong Riverside Resort & Spa in Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Mekong Riverside Resort also offers various tours of the Delta including a visit to the traditional craft village where you can indulge in local specialty candy. Also sip traditional tea at Mr Kiet’s ancient house, which is part of the Vietnamese Traditional Folkhouses Conservation Project.

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Roxanne or Roxy, founder of Luxe In A City, was nominated as one of the Top 5 Luxury Travel Bloggers by the readers of USA Today. Aside from overseeing this luxury travel blog, she spends her time teaching how to perfect the feeling of luxury to authentic niche brands while traveling the world with her family.
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