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Spas are one of Vietnam’s most sought-after experiences, a region known for its diverse range of pampering salons to cater for every budget. A more niche category in Vietnamese spas is the high-end options, frequented by luxury travellers hunting for more opulent treatment experiences. From five-star hotels to independent boutiques options, we round up the best spas in Vietnam for a moment of indulgence.
If you’ve heard the name Six Senses, then you’d know that the luxury hotel group is famed for their regal spas. The spa sanctuary is nestled in the hilltops, accessible by stepping stones, where a rejuvenating journey awaits. Lay back and relax with one of the traditional Vietnamese therapies, local body treatments, and rejoicing retreats, whilst taking in the blissful sounds of nature nearby. There’s a range of wellness programmes to choose from too—from yoga and meditation to a cleansing detox.
Six Senses Spa, Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Ninh Vân, Ninh Hòa, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam | (+84) 258 3524 268
With floor-to-ceiling details, including twinkling chandeliers and a super-soft carpet, The Spa at the Reverie Saigon offers glamour and sophistication in one venue. As the largest spa facility in Saigon, The Spa takes up two floors and features six individual and four couples’ treatment rooms. Guests can try the indulgent heat and water facilities prior to their treatment for the full wellness experience.
What’s unique about this spa is that the sauna—which boasts a plethora of delightful aromas—is covered in orange Himalayan salt, which helps to increase metabolism and release body toxins. Offering traditional Asian and Western treatments on its menu, guests can try out any of their favourite therapies, including mani-pedis, massages, reflexology, and herbal facials for a bit of me-time.
The Spa, The Reverie Saigon, 22-36 Nguyen Hue Boulevard, Ben Nghe Ward, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam | (+84) 28 3823 6688
For those looking to really splurge, Amanoi is a definite go-to. The restorative wilderness setting is the backdrop to this coastal destination, perched between Núi Chúa National Park, and the pristine waters of Vinh Hy Bay. Located in one of the world’s most biodiverse regions, Amanoi’s atmosphere of pure seclusion makes it the perfect wellness spot for an immersive spa experience.
The Aman Spa is a place to restore and rejuvenate, and it features two lake-view hydrotherapy suites with heated stone treatment tables, steam rooms, Jacuzzis, plunge pools, and terraces. Its extensive spa menu includes Aman’s Signature treatments, haircare, and traditional Vietnamese massages.
Aman Spa, Amanoi, Vĩnh Hy, Ninh Hải, Ninh Thuận, Vietnam | (+84) 259 3770 777
There are a few things that make Four Seasons Hoi An’s Spa a wellness dream. Some particular favourites include the eight synchronised, quartz-crystal alchemy bowls ritual, the facial blossoming treatment, and the lotus-pond bath. One could say it’s pretty indulgent. The luxury beach resort is situated within the idyllic central coast—a breezy respite from the downtown hustle. Explore the glorious Heart of the Earth spa, which is guided by the renowned zen master, Thích Nhất Hạnh and his teachings.
Four Seasons Spa, Four Seasons Hoi An, Block Ha My, Dong B, Điện Bàn, Quảng Nam, Vietnam | (+84) 235 3940 000
Thai-born Thann Sanctuary spa is nestled in Ho Chi Minh’s Pullman Hotel. Incorporating traditional Thai healing practices, the spa’s interiors boast a warming bamboo, wood, and forest theme, to embrace a calming ambience. Guests are well-catered to, with every treatment accompanied with five-star service and facilities. Pamper yourself with the specialised five senses therapies available from the spa menu—you’ll be left feeling more refreshed than ever. If you have time, be sure to try out some of the famous Thann products, and perhaps take some spa home with you.
Thann Spa, Pullman Saigon Centre, 148 Tran Hung Dao Boulevard, District 1, 70000 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | (+84) (0)28 3838 8686
On the seventh floor of the Caravelle Hotel, Kara Spa is a tranquil 750-square-metre wellness spot, featuring a spa, swimming pool, and fitness centre. Overlooking city views—which includes the famous Opera House—Kara Spa offers an extensive menu with services ranging from moisturising facials to intensive nail care. There’s even the Sapporo Coiffe, a Japanese-operated hair salon to get your blow-dry fix after a relaxing treatment, to prepare for your post-spa night out.
Kara Spa, Caravelle Hotel, 19–23 Lam Son Square, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | (+84) 28 3823 4999