Emeralda Resort Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh, Vietnam

Emeralda Resort is a comfortable retreat just two hours from Hanoi. It provides a fantastic base for exploring this beautiful region that is often compared to Halong Bay, with towering limestone mountains and scenic rivers and lakes.

At a Glance

  • Surrounded by beautiful limestone karst scenery yet just 2 hours from Vietnam's capital, Hanoi

  • Easily the most comfortable accommodation in the area with spacious rooms, a pool and a spa

  • It sits in an area with scenery comparable to Halong Bay, yet without the crowds

  • A good option for families with a spacious duplex room

  • Arrive there by road and boat to enjoy the most amazing scenery and tiny villages dotted along the way

Adventure, Couples, Family, Off the beaten track

Insider's View

Pay the small supplement to be in a 'cluster' with a pool, it's only 20€ extra per night but it tends to be a lot quieter.

Jack Mace

Insider's View

On cooler days, the indoor pool is a welcome benefit 

Lucy Bailey

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Emeralda Resort Ninh Binh sits on the edge of Van Long Natural Reserve just outside of Ninh Binh town, which is a two-hour drive from Hanoi. The spacious rooms are spread peacefully through sprawling grounds.

The rooms sit within nine clusters, some of which have their own swimming pool and a BBQ area. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, taking inspiration from Northern Delta architecture; think terracotta tiles, wooden beds and crisp white sheets.

At the heart of the property you will find the indoor and outdoor pools, pool bar and the Organics restaurant, which serves dishes with fresh vegetables and herbs sourced from the local area. You'll also find a spa with the option of daily Tai Chi and yoga. The resort's other restaurant, Sen, is located by the reception area and serves breakfast and Vietnamese cuisine throughout the day.

Emeralda is perfectly located for visiting the Van Long Nature Reserve and is ideal for those wishing to walk and cycle through exquisite scenery whilst having somewhere very comfortable to come back to at the end of the day.


There are 172 rooms in total that sit within 9 clusters. The Superior Rooms are light and airy with big bath tubs and separate showers. The Deluxe Rooms are even larger and feature a private terrace and garden views. These rooms also have spacious bathrooms, with indoor and outdoor showers, and a free-standing bathtub. The Duplex Rooms are open plan two-storeys and are perfect for families, as these have a double and a twin room, with a shared bathroom downstairs.


This is a good option for families, with duplex rooms, a good pool, including a shallow children's area and lots of adventurous activities nearby. There is a kids play area in the resort, but it is not supervised.

Location & Directions

Ninh Binh, Vietnam

Emeralda Resort is located just outside of Ninh Binh on the edge of the Van Long Reserve, approximately 2 hours from Hanoi.

When to go

The best time to visit Northern Vietnam is from February to April and September to November avoiding the heat and the rain. The official peak season in Vietnam is from September to April as these months see the least rain. December to February are the cooler months. May to September is the rainy season with the most rain failing in July and August and typhoons are possible.

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