When looking back on the year 2020, we may think of face masks, social distancing, and a challenging year for travel lovers. However, to salvage the situation, people have found “staycation” - a way to go on vacation right in their hometown or nearby areas.
Regarding the case of Vietnam, staycations are ample, and it is pretty effortless to plan a quick day of relaxation and taking a break from the city. When you've been spending your days amidst the concrete jungles of the city center, a "vacation" in a fancy hotel room in the suburban area can recharge both your mind and body immensely.
Nobody wants to begin a trip while having a great deal of unfinished work, so before your staycation, make sure you have completed your tasks, assignments, and housework, or set them aside to finish when you're back from your break. Once your staycation starts, turn off notifications of social media, news, and email accounts to minimize possible distractions.
Are you seeking a spa day, a picnic, or 24 hours of adventure? Don’t forget to answer this question before choosing the destination and lodgement. Also, you should have a to-do list or have a general idea of your favorite activities. A strictly detailed itinerary is not necessary in this case, but having some ideas in your head will help you make the most of your time.
Though a short stay at a hotel is not considered a high-risk activity during the pandemic, it is always better to be safe. During Covid-19, it is essential to stay at places that taking protective methods. Make sure that the hotel offers hand sanitizer, body temperature measurement, hygienic personal kit, and staff wearing face masks. Some major hotels can facilitate your booking management completely contactless by using their apps and websites. Many people would also street away from breakfast buffets, so if you're feeling the same, ask the hotel if they also provide breakfast in your room or outdoor buffets as a way to reduce contacting possible diseases.
Lounging in a Hotel/Resort
This trend is experiencing a rise in popularity thanks to the special promotion of luxury hotels and resorts. While some service providers introduce staycation packages (usually lasts for half a day) at a reasonable price, more local hotels offer attractive discounts for residents in the city. Given that 2020 has been a stressful time, take some time to treat yourself a nice relaxing day with luxurious hospitality services at the hotel
Address: 3-5 Suong Nguyet Anh, District 1
Embellished with simple and warm wooden furniture, Fusion Suites gives you both the coziness like your home and the extravagance thanks to its modernity. What’s unique about this hotel is that each room has a romantic ‘floating 'bathtub located near the window where you can relax while watching the green floating scenery.
Wide-open windows capturing a panoramic view of Saigon
Address: 76-78 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, District 3
Placed in the French Quarter vicinity, MGallery offers you a sophisticated staycation with classic Indochinese design and professional service. The nostalgic scenery will temporarily take your mind away from the hustle and bustle of daily life to enjoy a magnificent and elegant Saigon casually.
Address: 21/4 Trung Street, Binh Duong Province
An Lam has a refreshing concept close to nature surrounded by lush green nature, thanks to the prime location near the Saigon River banks. The room also has an open design and uses various environmentally friendly materials such as wood and bamboo.
If you have just missed a getaway to Hoi An or coastal cities, come to An Lam and you will sense a similar vibe
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Coronavirus may prevent you from joining several activities, but there are various Vietnam tours you can take in the pandemic. You can think of a city tour or a food tour which does not demand you to travel far away from where you live. In case you genuinely aspire to go out of the city, you can think of nearby attractions. Take Saigon as an example, where you can kick off a short trip to Mui Ne or the Mekong Delta.
A private tour is an ideal choice for personalized service and great customization options
Drinking coffee is an integral part of Vietnamese culture, so you will have no problem finding a coffee shop in any part of the country. In metropolises like Hanoi or Saigon, there is a diverse range of coffee experiences for you to try. You can start a small venture to the mysterious cafe apartments, the adorable pet cafes, or the book cafes.
Sipping coffee while reading your favorite is an amazing way to wind down
A staycation in Vietnam may not bring you to a new land with new cultures but it surely helps you view a familiar place from a completely different lens. If you seek a wonderful way to rejuvenate after hectic hours of working, a staycation is nothing but an incredible experience that you ought to try.
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