Hoi An Silk Marina Resort and Spa
Located on the bank of the Thu Bon River, Hoi An Silk Marina Resort and Spa is a mix of cultures – both tropical Vietnamese and classic European. Guests sing the praises of the in-house food; the fantastic pool that overlooks the gardens and river; and the 10-out-of-10 exceptional service. The Resort is no more than 500 metres from the ancient city, which makes it possible to explore the must-see spots in this UNESCO World Heritage listed town. With 24-hour check-in available, the Hoi An Silk Resort and Spa has 11 different room styles – so something for everyone from solo Vietnam travellers to families.
Palm Garden Resort Hoi An
This looks like a typical Western resort but feels very Vietnamese.
There are 216 rooms and bungalows (twin or queen beds) with either views of the lush green gardens, or the sea. There are three distinctly different dining options – and two bars – providing both western and Vietnamese cuisine. Around the pool you can dine on burgers for about $12 while at the Colibri Beach Restaurant, between the pool and the beach, you can savour traditional Vietnamese seafood at its best. The drive takes about 40 minutes. The hotel is a 15-minute shuttle bus ride from Hoi An with all its magical museums, restaurants and tailor shops.
Centara Sandy Beach Resort Da Nang
Relaxed. Great beach. Peaceful. These are the words most often used by guests when reviewing this property. The resort is a 20-minute drive from Da Nang airport and there are also shuttles that take guests to the ancient town of Hoi An. The resort itself sits on 42 acres of manicured gardens and fronts Non Nuoc Beach – a stunning stretch of silky sand overlooking the Son Tra Peninsula to the north and the Marble Mountains to the west. There’s a plethora of private beach resorts in the area – and two of Vietnam’s best international golf courses. The sea is clean and perfect for swimming during the dry season from April to September. There are four different dining options with the aptly named, The World, with its Vietnamese cuisine open from 6am until late.
Boutique Hoi An Resort
There are 110 rooms and villas at the four-star Boutique Hoi An Resort. Down on the beach, where you can eat breakfast or a lantern-lit barbecue dinner, it’s even more perfect.
There are eight room types ranging from superior (31 square metres) through to the three-bedroom Grand Beach Villa, which has its own private pool and direct access to the beach. The hotel has an in-house spa if you need a massage after your flight or a long day exploring. The hotel fronts An Bang Beach, about five minutes from the centre of Hoi An. It is 30 minutes from Da Nang and 35 minutes from the airport. The hotel is elegant with some stunning architectural and design features. You will feel like you are stepping back in time. Make sure you talk to your Hoot Holidays consultant about booking a Hoi An walking tour ($99) before you leave. It’s a good idea to do this on the first day so you can get an understanding of the city and its art galleries, antique galleries and tailors.