It originally opened up to the backpacker market in the early 1990's and went on to become popular with travellers seeking adventure without luxury frills.
However since the turn of the century Vietnam has slowly been adding more and more luxury hotels and is now one of the leading luxury destinations in the region.
Since 2012 Vietnam has become the ideal destination for those looking for a luxury holiday in South East Asia.
The country has undergone significant development with an influx of luxury hotels being opened in both the major cities and picturesque beach locations.
The city of Danang, located just north of the popular UNESCO World Heritage listed town of Hoi An, now boasts a plethora of luxury resorts along its stunning stretch of beach, including the Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsular Resort, Banyan Tree Lang Co and the Fusion Maya Resort Danang which has a unique concept of offering all inclusive spa packages, the perfect indulgent experience.
The idyllic island of Phu Quoc, located of the southern shore of Vietnam, has with the exception of La Veranda only ever catered to the mid-range market.
That is until however when The Shells recently opened its doors (April 2014) offering luxurious rooms and suites, excellent facilities and all in-inclusive spa treatments.
Located a little out of town, the resort is perfect for those looking for pure relaxation with high quality service and luxurious surroundings.
Saigon is no stranger to development with new hotels opening every other week, however these are generally small mid-range hotels and guesthouses, luxury options tend to be limited to international brands such as Park Hyatt, Intercontinental, Sofitel and Sheraton.
Hence the forthcoming (Dec 2014) opening of exclusive new development "The Reverie" is an exciting prospect with rooms offering a distinct Vietnamese feel combined with modern day luxuries.
Another exciting development in Vietnam's luxury hotel market was the opening of the Amanoi, the uber luxury Aman group's first venture into Vietnam and a very welcome addition to the brands loyal followers that compliments their properties in Laos and Cambodia.
To conclude, Luxury Vietnam Holidays are becoming more popular than ever.
Whether relaxing at a beach resort a week or embarking on a full multi-centre tour taking in the highlights of the whole country, there are now world class luxury accommodation options through-out Vietnam in both the main tourist destinations as well as the more off-beat locations.