For people who want to relax with their families, resorts in coastal or mountainous areas are a good choice. Instead of crowded beaches, they could visit less crowded sites like Quan Lan – Van Don, Tra Co in Quang Ninh province, Hai Hoa in Thanh Hoa province, or go to Phu Yen, Quy Nhon and Con Dao island. Ban Gioc Waterfall in Cao Bang, Ba Be Lake in Bac Kan and Moc Chau Plateau could be a good option for many families.
A member of webtretho website shared how she and her family spent last weekend in Moc Chau and really enjoyed the easy transport and reasonable room rates at 270,000 dong per night, plus good meals and wonderful weather.
Resorts near Hanoi are the most popular choice for family trips to relax and avoid crowds. Dam Long, Tan Da resport, V-resort, ASEAN resort in Hanoi, Kim Boi, Mai Chau in Hoa Binh and Tam Dao mountain in Vinh Phuc are ideal places for outdoor activities.
Young families on a budget can go to a resort on Lang Highway, just 45 minutes from the centre of Hanoi. There is swimming pool, tennis court and places for kids to play in the fresh outdoors.
Vietnam travel firms have introduced many new options for the May holiday that allow travelers to avoid crowded places. For example, if people like beaches, they would be advised to go to Quy Nhon and Tuy Hoa on a direct flight. The Hanoi – Can Tho – Soc Trang – Ca Mau tour is also recommended.
Nguyen Cong Hoan, Deputy Director of Hanoi Redtour, admitted that such tours have not attracted many tourists because they are too new.
Vietnam travel reported that only several groups of travelers have booked tours to the Mekong Delta for the holiday. The low interest is blamed on the high tour fees and lack of airfare discounts.
Con Dao is an attractive destination, but only have few clients have opted for the island because of the limited infrastructure. Nguyen Ngoc An from Fiditourist noted that the limited number of hotel rooms cannot meet demand. There are only two big hotels, which provide 150-160 rooms, and a few smaller hotels.
Meanwhile, tours to the northwest are also unappealing because they are only for those who love trekking rather than those who want to relax over their three day holiday.