Taxi transfer? Pah! Arrive at the An Lam Saigon River resort in ultimate James Bond style on their private speedboat service, a snappy 20min sail from the city centre.
And that’s not the only thing that will have you pouting and posing. A furniture craftsman’s former residence, this riverside beaut is a whirl of grand curving staircases, luscious grounds, and intimate romantic cubbies and daybeds, perfect for stretching out those pins à la Ursula Andress.
All 15 clean-lined abodes, spread across seven garden-engulfed villas, come with a balcony, terrace or garden, and classic oriental accents like cool, heavy wood floors, but if you really want to splash out, the An Lam Executive and river-view villas come with a private pool (plunge and large respectively). Keep in ‘kini-ready shape with their two spa treatment rooms, yoga terrace and gym, then undo all your good work with excellent Viet-French fusion at Tram Dining Room, champagne at the riverfront bar, or cocktails in the Cigar Lounge. Shaken, not stirred, of course…
An Lam Saigon River, 21/4 Khu Pho Trung, Binh Duong, Ho Chi Minh City. +84 65 0378 5555, anlam.com