Overlooking the Thu Bon River, at the edge of historic Hoi An, Anantara is a peaceful retreat with bags of character. Its contemporary interiors fused with local Vietnamese touches makes it one of the most stylish and comfortable places to stay in town.
Central location in Hoi An and a few minutes walk from the Old Town
94 rooms and suites, most with stunning views
Boutique hotel with a relaxed atmosphere and impeccable service
Lovely pool close to the river
Located right on the doorstep of the ancient and colourful UNESCO protected town of Hoi An, Anantara is a haven of tranquillity designed to blend harmoniously with the environment. Situated on the banks of the Thu Bon River, this contemporary style hotel in a colonial style building is a great place to relax while experiencing the town of Hoi An, that's jammed packed with character, wooden shop houses and old world charm.
The resort's philosophy focuses on the body's ten senses and guests are encouraged to leave feeling completely relaxed. The property sits within lush gardens infused with fragrant frangipani trees; the perfect place to unwind.
With just 94 contemporary, clutter-free guest rooms, staying here is incredibly comfortable. The service is also excellent at Anantara Hoi An and you are made to feel truly welcome. All three venues for dining offer fresh, creative cuisine, the wellness spa has a variety of fantastic treatments guaranteed to revive and relax you and the swimming pool is simply stunning. Enjoy a wealth of new experiences from learning some Vietnamese, Tai Chi or painting, to boat tours and independent outings by bike with a gourmet picnic.
Anantara Hoi An is not overly luxurious but we believe it to be one of Hoi An's most stylish properties offers a great level of comfort.
When to visit
Hire one of the bicycles from the hotel and go and explore Hoi An town by yourself, it is so easy to get around and everyone is really welcoming and friendly.
Located along the scenic Thu Bon River, Life Resort Hoi An is a short stroll from Hoi An Old Town. Cua Dai beach is only a 5 km drive or a short boat trip from life resort jetty.
From Europe, you'll probably fly into Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi. Flight to Da Nang Airport from capital Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi take around 75-minutes. Life Resort is 45-minutes from Da Nang airport.
Bamboo craft with local expert in Hoi An
A fun and interactive experience learning all about bamboo craft, an ancient art form used for baskets and household goods. Meet with the younger generation, taking the craft to new levels, before trying it yourself. An excellent option for families.
Cooking Class with Mr Duc Tran in Hoi An
Spend the morning touring a local market before enjoying a modern Vietnamese cooking class with Mr Duc Tran.
Hoi An Countryside & Islands Experience on Vintage Vespas
Head out of Hoi An on the back of Vintage Vespas and explore the surrounding countryside of Hoi An.
Hoi An Cultural Walking Tour
A fantastic way to see and experience this beguiling and enchanting destination. With an emphasis on culture you'll explore the backstreets and colourful markets, learning about the city's history.
Hoi An Evening Foodie Walking Tour
A fantastic way to see and experience this beguiling and enchanting destination. With an emphasis on food you'll explore the backstreets and markets, learning about the city's history and famous cuisine. End with a tantalising authentic meal.
Live like a local in rural Vietnam
A great way to learn about rice farming in Vietnam by heading out to local villages around Hue. Meet local farmers, learn how to fish with a local, make sticky rice cakes and cycle through the paddy fields. A great option for families and couples.
My Son Tour
My Son is one of the foremost Hindu temple sites in Southeast Asia. A 1.5-hour drive from Hoi An will bring you to My Son UNESCO site, where there are 20 monuments still standing today. The temples are set in a verdant valley surrounded by hills.
Red Bridge Cooking School
Red Bridge cooking school is one of the highlights of the culinary scene in Hoi An. You will meet with your chef at Hai Café for an introduction and welcome drink. You will then meander through Hoi An's central market before a hands-on cooking lesson.
Rural Art Tour from Hue
This is a wonderful and interactive way to explore rural Vietnam from the charming city of Hue. Travel by dragon boat, try your hand at folk painting and meet local artisans on this wonderfully varied excursion. You'll even get to cycle some of the way.
Tour of Hue
A wonderful introductory tour into one of Vietnam's most engaging cities. Start your day with a visit to the Imperial Citadel. You will also visit Thien Mu pagoda on the riverbank, before visiting Khai Dinh Royal Tomb.
Vespa Street Food Tour in Hoi An
An exhilarating food based tour exploring the city's best eateries and local bites from the back of a Vespa scooter. A great way to get you out of your comfort zone and see the city at night.
Vietage Scenic Train
Indulge in the old-world glamour of deluxe train travel on this 6-hour journey through the Vietnamese countryside between Da Nang and Quy Nhon. With just 12 seats, this exclusive carriage includes à la carte dining, drinks, snacks, and an onboard massage.