Five pools that swim against the tide in Vietnam

The longest

The FLC Grand Hotel Quy Nhon in the central province of Binh Dinh will have the longest pool in Vietnam when it opens on November 28. The pool, with an area of one hectare, is a kilometer long, offering a panoramic view of Nhon Ly Beach.

A bird’s eye view of the hotel and its pool.

The pool will host several attractions including water games for different ages. An aquarium with natural stones and aquatic plants will add to the special setting.

On the clouds

Facing the Hoang Lien Son mountain range, the Topas Ecolodge in the northern province of Lao Cai has an infinity pool with views of mountains and terraced rice fields that can be enjoyed while soaking in its warm waters.

The Forbes magazine called it “the swimming pool on the clouds” and guests can get high on the unusual proximity with nature.

The pool uses saltwater and is heated by an eco-friendly system that reportedly consumes 85 percent less energy than standard technology while ensuring warm water all year round.

The largest saltwater pool

The FLC Luxury Hotel Samson, another FLC Group’s property in Sam Son Town, the central province of Thanh Hoa, sets a record as the largest saltwater swimming pool in the country with an area of ​around 5,100 square meters. It offers direct views of the Sam Son sea.

The pool deploys modern drainage technology to bring in purified and processed seawater from a depth of 10 m. The mineral and salt content of the water is said to be therapeutic for the skin.

In tropical forest

The Fushion Maia Da Nang in Da Nang City is also on the list of unique swimming pools with an infinity pool located near the My Khe coast, but hidden amidst a lush green forest.

Watching the dawn or sunset from the pool can be a great experience. The quiet, refreshing space lends itself easily to sunbathing, practicing yoga or simply lazing, enjoying a drink.

In addition to the main pool, each villa in this resort has a private swimming pool surrounded by lush tropical gardens, waterfalls and great ocean views.

Connected to the ocean

Located on Ha My Beach in the central province of Quang Nam, the swimming pool at Four Seasons The Nam Hai has been mentioned by British magazine Condé Nast Traveler as one of the top 140 most beautiful resort swimming pools in the world.

The property has three large infinity swimming pools in the main area, stretching more than 500 m and putting the ocean within “touching distance.”

The temperature of the pool near the reception can be adjusted to suit the weather conditions. The main swimming pools are adjacent to each other with ivory-green water that seems to extend to the sea.

A landscape highlight of the pools is the row of coconut palms that are reflected in its waters. This treats guests to the most relaxing sounds of wind rustling the leaves and waves caressing the beach.