Ana Mandara, Hue
This resort stands on a fine finger of sand known as Thuan An beach, a short drive from the cultural highlights of Hue. It's the perfect spot for those who want to combine mornings exploring the old imperial capital, with afternoons on the beach. Come nightfall, there are two restaurants to choose from: the sea-facing Lagoon Restaurant; and the more-formal Hue Flavors, which specialises in local fare. Later, crash in one of the spacious suites, which come with an accessible price tag.
Ana Mandara Hue, Thuan An (00 84 54 398 3333; epikurean.ws). Doubles start at US$116 (£77), including breakfast.