With Mother’s Day just around the corner, why not escape the city and treat your Mum to something special this year with a weekend away in Ho Chi Minh City! With an endless choice of spas, restaurants and places to shop, a trip to Vietnam’s cosmopolitan city is the perfect way to indulge in a weekend of pampering and relaxation.
Check out some of these great spots in the city for ideas on how to truly thank your Mum in style!
Relaxing Spa Retreats
Whilst in the city, be sure to treat your Mum to a relaxing morning at the spa, a great way for her to switch off and unwind. With plenty of great spas to choose from, you will be sure to find something to suit both your needs. Located in the Sheraton Saigon Hotel, the Aqua Day Spa was the first luxury hotel spa in the city and offers a distinctive Vietnamese style featuring serene spa suites complete with large stone bath tubs and tropical downpour showers.
If a boutique spa is more your thing then Spa Tropic, located in a refurbished colonial villa has become one of the city’s most reputable day spas. Reflective of the Indochine period, spa facilities include private suites with steam huts, rain showers and even an outdoor garden, perfect for post-treatment relaxation!
Afternoon Tea in Style
After a relaxing morning at the spa, indulge in afternoon tea at one of Ho Chi Minh’s premier hotels. Located in the heart of the city, The Caravelle Hotel offers a great selection of teas, and sumptuous bites with great views. Alternatively, the Park Hyatt Saigon also has a similar offering – set in a sophisticated lounge, the menu showcases the finest Vietnamese and French pastries and is a great spot to catch up over lunch with your Mum.
Bag a Bargain
No weekend away is complete without some retail therapy, and Ho Chi Minh City has certainly put itself on the map for just this. With an abundance of high-end fashion outlets and markets, you and your Mum can’t fail to pick up a bargain or two. For well-known brands such as Jimmy Choo and Armani, be sure to pay a visit to the Vincom Centre. Alternatively, start at Dong Khol Street and meander through the endless boutique shops and stalls that line the passageways of the city.
Dinner with a View
End the weekend in style with dinner at one of Ho Chi Minh City’s foremost restaurants. Cirrus Saigon, a sky-high gastronomic experience quite literally takes fine dining to a whole new level. Situated on the 51st floor of the Bitexco Financial Tower, the restaurant offers 360 views of the city below. If heights aren’t your thing, why not try dinner with a difference on a memorable two-hour dinner cruise on the Saigon River aboard The Bonsai. Grab a drink on the top deck and soak up the city views and sunset from the river.
All of this can be on your doorstep in just under two hours with Vietjet’s great value daily return flights between Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City. Flights depart Changi International Airport at 1.05pm (local time) and Tan Son Nhat International Airport at 8.55am (local time).
From 30 May 2015, Vietjet will be adding a second return flight to this route, so if you and your Mum can’t make it away for the Mother’s Day weekend, then be sure to take advantage of even more flight options coming your way.
Vietjet currently operates 150 flights per day with a fleet of 23 Airbus aircraft across 30 routes domestically and internationally. Boasting a new and modern fleet, Vietjet features fast and easy check-in services, high quality onboard services and has recently partnered with Lotteria Vietnam to provide greater choices to its in-flight meal offering.