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.