Vietnam Luxury Yachting Guide

Fresh, exciting and colourful, the emerging Asian treasure of Vietnam is the perfect antidote for the well-travelled yachtsman. An absolute hotchpotch of culture and history, Vietnam combines landscapes, cuisine and experiences in a blend that would seem out of place anywhere else, but breathes life into this tiny country.

Arching along the east coast of the Indochinese peninsula, Vietnam stretches for over 1600 kilometres and encompasses breathtaking beaches, rolling hills and bustling street life within its diverse coastline. A glorious mix of waterfront cities bounding on rural countryside retreats, there is nothing quite as captivating as the endless paddy fields, where the conical hats of farmers mark tiny dots of colour in the green expanse.

Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City (or Saigon) is the modern heart of this mostly rural country, where high-rise buildings and glitzy shop fronts outshine the traditional markets at their feet. Buzzing with motorbikes and proud traditions, Ho Chi Minh is a thriving metropolis where the nightlife carries on till morning.

Halong Bay
A true natural wonder, the stunning Halong Bay is dotted with over 3000 amazing limestone islands rising from the Gulf of Tonkin. An authentic slice of Vietnam, the craggy bay is the perfect place to watch silk covered junk boats float through the mist as you sip green tea from the deck of your yacht.

Behind Halong Bay’s spectacular majesty is a region of equal intrigue in the city of Hanoi, where local market stalls thrive behind smart restaurants, luxury hotels and high-end boutiques. A delectable blend of lakes, temples, terraces and cafes, the city is Vietnam at its most kaleidoscopic, weaving modern ribbons through swatches of old.

Nha Trang
Nha Trang boasts sublime sailing conditions and is surrounded by gorgeous off lying islands that make for brilliant day trips. Filled with enthralling markets and ancient monuments, it is easy to spend a day strolling the streets of Nha Trang before casting off to explore the Khanh Hoa province, a stretch of spectacular coastline dotted with smooth beaches and deep lagoons.

Hoi An
The elegant riverside town of Hoi An is a graceful tribute to the Vietnam of old, dotted with temples, shrines and Chinese style wooden houses amongst traditional restaurants and picturesque shops. Casual yet sophisticated, Hoi An is home to a variety of modern bars and indulgent beauty spas that make it a superb port of call.

Within easy reach of the town lies the paradise of Lao Cham, a group of eight islands boasting secluded bays and splendid beaches where diving and snorkelling experiences abound.

Vietnam Area Information

  • Vietnam Dong (VND)
  • America/Montevideo(GMT-03:00) Montevideo-3