Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai
Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai
This legendary resort became part of the Four Seasons family in 2017, but it’s still got all the glam perks and facilities that helped it earn such beloved status over the years. To start, there’s the unbeatable location on a half-mile stretch of white-sand Ha My Beach, a short drive from the UNESCO World Heritage town of Hoi An (a hotel shuttle can ferry you back and forth). The resort grounds once housed a fishing village (a temple from that time is preserved on-site), and it still has the community feeling, with guests biking around between the public spaces—designed to evoke the high-ceilinged Tu Doc royal tombs found in the region—the 86 acres of tropical gardens, and the 100 villas, each outfitted with indoor/outdoor lounging spaces, king beds, lacquered bathtubs, and alfresco showers. The dining options range from a casual beachside spot to a fine-dining restaurant, and serve everything from Vietnamese and Western fare to Indian tandoori specialties; learn how to make some of your favorite dishes in a chef-led cooking class, or join the kiddos at the Junior Cooking Academy, part of the kids’ club. Also intact are “wow factor” areas like the central trilevel infinity pool and the exceptional spa, where the eight individual treatment pavilions appear to float on a koi-filled lagoon.
By Sandra Ramani, AFAR Contributor
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The Nam Hai Hoi An
For many travelers, exploring Vietnam involves the north-to-south circuit between Hanoi, Hue and Ho Chi Min City; but those in the know stop at the enchanting Nam Hai resort. Located close to the ancient trading port city of Hoi An, the resort has re-invigorated Vietnam’s luxury hotel scene. The Nam Hai Hoi An is a 30-minute drive from Danang International Airport. Hoi An Town is a 10-minute drive away. Each villa at The Nam Hai has outstanding views across the white sands and out to the ocean and is set amongst landscaped gardens. The bedrooms are incredibly spacious and contemporary in design, with indoor and outdoor living areas. Many of the villas also have private swimming pools and include a personal butler service. Since the hotel opened in 2006, it has received many awards, including Travel + Leisure USA’s ‘World’s Best Designed Resort’ for 2008, and accolades from Conde Nast Traveler, Frommer’s Review and Australian Gourmet Traveler, among others. Restaurants and a bar overlook it all, and a line of high palm trees flank the last pool like a platoon of soldiers standing to attention. The harmony between architecture and nature is evident at The Nam Hai Resort. Set amid lush landscaping and unobstructed ocean views, all accommodation occupies its own section of landscaped gardens, and boast views of the South Sea and nearby Cham Islands.
By ben hung
Expensive and worth it!!
The most beautiful hotel period! Expansive pools, gorgeous grounds, personal service. Expensive but a fraction of what you would pay in other parts of the world. If you can, go!
Block Ha My Dong B, Điện Dương, Điện Bàn, Quảng Nam, Vietnam
+84 235 3940 000