Southwestern Vietnam
Opens: April 2021
Rooms from $350 per night.

Southern Vietnam is fringed by incredible waters—in fact, oceanographer Jacques Cousteau served here in the French navy, and it reportedly part-inspired his underwater adventures. Come enjoy the ocean yourself on Phu Quoc island to the southwest, where Intercontinental hotels’ sub-brand Regent pops up for the first time this spring. It’s a plush, nature lovers’ paradise, as the island itself forms part of a large UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve here, with almost half the land deeded over to a National Park—the coral reefs and sea turtles are the main lure.