Vietnam may sound like the antithesis of a honeymoon destination, but the country that once was the subject of war movies has a surprisingly rich and romantic story to tell travelers. With numerous atmospheric corners to explore, a world-famous cuisine and fascinating heritage, Vietnam holds all the elements for an unforgettably exotic honeymoon.
A gourmet meal laid out in the mouth of a rocky grotto in Halong Bay, a table for two set smack in the middle of Ubud's fertile rice paddies, a dinner reservation in the crumbling ruins of an old French villa on a secluded Phu Yen beach -- these are some of Asia's most atmospheric dining options.
One of the great passages in American author Norman McLean's acclaimed 1976 novel A River Runs Through It is this: "In the slanting sun of late afternoon, the shadows of great branches reached from across the river, and the trees took the river in their arms. The shadows continued up the bank, until they included us."
Growing at a rate of more than 20 new hotels a month in HCMC alone, Vietnam's mushrooming hospitality industry boasts accommodation of every caliber; but only a handful of truly stellar properties and even fewer standout suites.
How much value does a few square metres of outdoor space add to a room? A lot, if the space in question is one of these breath-taking platforms. Each of these bewitching balconies, from a 20-square metre terrace overlooking Bali’s Seminyak Beach, to a lofty perch...