Hoi An is one of the most picturesque resort towns in Vietnam, as laid-back as it is alluring, with plenty of entertainment on offer.
Apart from soaking up the sun on the long, sandy beaches, visitors can try their hand at a Vietnamese cooking class or hire a bike to pedal between hushed rice paddies. The town’s tailors are justly renowned for their skills and reasonable prices, while a glance at its unique architecture – a quaint mix of Asian and Western – reveals exactly why Hoi An’s place on the Unesco World Heritage List is well deserved.
Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An is a blissfully small, beautifully designed resort of 100 villas, many with their own pool and eight specifically designed for families. Set back from a kilometre-long beach in gently landscaped grounds, the resort features an international cafe and a more formal restaurant specialising in Vietnamese fare – or couples can choose an intimate dinner by the sea prepared by their own chef. The Heart of the Earth spa features eight pavilions floating on a lotus pond, and its signature Earth Song ritual incorporates locally grown herbs, massage and an immersive sound bath.