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Three Vietnamese swimming pools among world's most stunning

Released at: 07:05, 26/05/2018

Three Vietnamese swimming pools among world's most stunning

The pool at Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai. Photo: Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai

Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Fusion Maia Da Nang, and I-Resort The Tent own among the most stunning swimming pools in the world, according to Conde Nast Traveller.

by Le Diem

Vietnam has three swimming pools in the beach cities of Hoi An, Da Nang and Nha Trang in the list of 101 most stunning swimming pools in the world, released ahead of summer by Conde Nast Traveller, one of the most popular travel sites in the world.

The list is based on the view of the pools, from hotel horizon-edge pools to private plunge pools, and the votes of travelers all over the world.

Only about 30 minutes from Da Nang International Airport and ten minutes from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hoi An ancient town, the Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai is a favorite of many visitors to Hoi An, including Vietnamese and South Korean celebrities.

Looking over beautiful Cham Island and Ha My Beach, which was voted in the Top 16 most beautiful beaches in Asia by the UK’s Daily Telegraph, the infinity pool at the Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai has three levels, making it second-to-none in the region. The pool is like connecting to the sea between two ranges of coconut trees, providing an amazing experience.

Two other UNESCO sites can be reached from the resort, including the former imperial capital of Hue and the My Son Sanctuary and its Cham towers.

The pool at Fusion Maia Da Nang. (Photo by: Fusion Maia Da Nang)

The second Vietnamese name on the list is Fusion Maia Da Nang, in the center of the central coastal city of Da Nang. Located on beautiful My Khe Beach, the five-star resort is famous for its all-inclusive spa and yoga retreat. With a waterfall in a tropical lush garden, the pool provides a stunning view of the beautiful natural surroundings. Each of 80 villas at the resort also have a private pool, offering another option for guests.

Fusion Maia Da Nang was recognized as the “Best of the Best” in the Condé Nast Traveller Spa Awards 2018, with the “all-spa inclusive” beach resort being described as “a gastronomic haven at the vanguard of clean eating” and also received the 2018 award for “Best Clean Eating Fix”.

The pool at I-Resort The Tent. (Photo by: I-Resort The Tent)

Meanwhile, about 7 km from the center of Nha Trang, I-Resort The Tent was surprisingly voted by international visitors though it is largely unknown even to many Vietnamese.

The swimming pool is set against the sunny mountain scenery with fresh snacks served from thatched huts that are typical Vietnamese houses in the countryside. The architects used local materials such as stone, wood and coconut leaf to make the buildings and local flowers and fauna to soften the environment. The overall effect is so good that I-Resort The Tent was honored with the Asian Architecture Award 2013.

Inside an operating mineral hot spring, I-Resort The Tent was built for relaxation and is an ideal hideaway for anyone looking for tranquility and a healthy experience, with mud baths, mineral water baths, and hot springs, together with massage in the beautiful spa area. The coastal city of Nha Trang is known for its sandy beaches and untouched islands and is also home to the remains of the Champa Kingdom and Buddhist temples of high cultural value.

The list was dominated by European resorts, though Thailand and Indonesia also found spots.

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