Coast, Culture & Community at Four Seasons Nam Hai
Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai Hoi An
Hoi An, Central Vietnam and Beaches, Vietnam
based on 7 nights inc. flights
per person for 7 nights, based on 2 people sharing a one bedroom villa on a bed and breakfast basis, including private transfers.
At a Glance
100 stylish and spacious villas, many with private pools
Impeccable service and outstanding attention to detail
Three striking main pools
Spectacular location on the pristine Ha My Beach and only a 10-minute drive from the historical town of Hoi An
Impressive spa situated over a beautiful lagoon
Best time to Visit
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The temperature is warm throughout the year (average 29°C), yet hotter around months June and July and cooler around December. Hoi An is affected by monsoon winds. The city will be constantly raining from September till January, and dry for the rest of the year. Overall, the best time to visit Hoi An is between February and June when rainfall is low and temperatures are pleasant. The temperatures can get hot during summer time and during the rainy season, particularly during October and November, rains can be frequent and heavy.
If you can, time your visit to Hoi An for the full moon during on the 14th day of the lunar year each month for the Full Moon festivals, when the town becomes the stage for traditional songs, dancing, games and food, with lanterns lining all of the streets.
A stylish and chic beach retreat on the deserted sands of Ha My Beach, the luxury Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai Hoi An is just a short distance from the historic town of Hoi An, offering a great combination of relaxation and cultural opportunities.
Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai Hoi An, previously known as The Nam Hai, is one of the more recent additions to the chic collection of Four Seasons hotels, renowned for stylish retreats with outstanding service. It is located on the beautiful Vietnamese coastline, yet only a stone's throw away from the ancient trading port of Hoi An where colourful markets, tailors shops, ancient buildings and temples await exploration. It's one of our favourite hotels in Vietnam.
Each villa at Four Seasons Hoi An 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.
The numerous swimming pools create an infinite view of crisp lines and the restaurants are well located to take in the views and offer delicious and imaginative cuisine. For children there is a complimentary club to enjoy activities such as kite making, baking or learning Vietnamese!
There are 60 One-bedroom Villas and 40 Pool Villas at the Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai Hoi An. All are on the stunning beachfront and artfully combine indoor and outdoor living. The lavish Pool Villas range from one to five bedrooms and have a full sized swimming pool, every amenity conceivable and a private butler. There's also a wonderful family villa with space for 2 adults and 2 children all under one roof. All villas feature: wifi, LCD satellite TV, Bose sound system, iPod and docking station, DVD player, safe, minibar, tea and coffee facilities, indoor and outdoor rain showers and hairdryer.
Families are made truly welcome to come and stay at the Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai Hoi An. Chuon Chuon is a fantastic Kids Club for 4-12 year olds with a huge selection of organised games, explorations and activities to keep your children entertained. There is also a babysitting service and children's meals and meal times can be catered for.
Lá Sen Restaurant, Café Nam Hai and Beach Bar are three great venues for meals and drinks ranging in cuisine, styles and formality. The Heart of the Earth Spa promises to revive your senses and satisfy your soul and for the active there is a gym, three swimming pools, four tennis courts, badminton Court and basketball court.
Activities from Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai Hoi An include an 18 hole golf course nearby, extensive and varied cultural tours and boat excursions. Diving is available at the nearby Cham Islands where there is a PADI centre. There is also a Cooking Academy where guests can learn some traditional Vietnamese recipes.
Cordelia Nicholls (Staff)
The Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai Hoi An is a stunning resort hotel right on the beach about 20 minutes from Hoi An. The rooms are spread over a big expanse so you never feel on top of anyone. The pools are huge and the beach is stunning. The rooms are quite dark but with all of the outdoor space you wouldn't be spending too much time indoors anyway. The food is very good in both restaurants, however somewhat overpriced.
Jack Mace (Staff)
Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai Hoi An is almost impossible not to like! It sets a new benchmark of Luxury hotels in the Hoi An area of Vietnam. When you arrive into the resort you cannot fail to be impressed, its sleek, its stylish and you just know you are somewhere special. The One-bedroom villas (lead in room) are approximately 80msq and are both luxurious and extremely comfortable at the same time. The are fitted with all of the mod-cons and in my opinion is one of the nicest rooms set-ups Ive stayed in across the world. From the rooms its a quick nip down to the lovely beach if youd like a swim. Alternatively you can head to the fantastic main area of the hotel where theres 3 infinity pools to make use of. This is all if you dont have a private pool yourself as 40 of the Villas do in resort (one, two, three, four & five bed options perfect for families! When you are there be sure to make use of the fantastic facilities the hotel as so much to offer when can I go back?!
Sophie Jones (Staff)
The Nam Hai is an utterly gorgeous property. The villas here are enormous and all of them have a view of the sea even if you are not right on the beach front. I was lucky enough to stay in a beach front villa which was amazing as I woke early enough to almost see the sunrise from my private terrace just a few steps away from the beach which is never ending and powder soft. The villas dont come with pools but that is not an issue as there are three main swimming pools at the hotel giving plenty of space to relax.
Clare Barratt (Staff)
The Nam Hai will wow with its villas, service, facilities, food and pool. The villas are amazing they have so much space and have such a quirky design with lots of luxury amenities. The service is excellent, the staff always seemed to be aware of who you are and what you were doing so they could help you and look out for you. The Nam Hai has three pools, a lovely sandy beach, tennis courts, state of the art gym, a kids club to name a few so there is something to keep everyone occupied. It would be the perfect place for families with older children for a beach destination. Upgrade to a Pool Villa for some added luxury benefits such as afternoon tea, evening cocktails and canaps.
Sarah Baxter (Staff)
Arriving at the Nam Hai I was blown away by how beautiful the hotel is. The villas are nestled between palm trees on a 1km stretch of white sandy beach. There are three tiered swimming pools and two exquisite restaurants. The whole resort is softly lit, giving it a warm glow. Staying here is a totally luxurious experience. Everything is so well thought through, and the service is impeccable. The villas are contemporary, with modern appliances, a four poster bed and beautiful bath and shower.
While the Pool Villa is a jump in price, the additional benefits make this well worth it, as they add to the luxury of the whole experience. There are plenty of activities to do here, from tennis, badminton and yoga classes to getting on the hotel shuttle bus the 15 minutes to Hoi An centre to take in the sights. All this and you can look forward to indulging in a treatment in the serene spa at the end of it.
This is not just an adult experience as there is a very well equipped kids club that runs from 9am 6pm with indoor and outdoor activities, such as visiting the herb garden and learning some Vietnamese words. In my opinion this is one of the finest hotels in Vietnam.
Sophie Jones (Staff)
This hotel has the WOW factor, and it has so much to offer for all ages without loosing the sophistication of a contemporary hotel. The Villa we settled into was very spacious, quite minimalist and immaculately designed. Most of the villas have private pools but if your villa doesn't its a great excuse to head to the main pools, of which there are three, or the beach. The service could not be better and nothing is too much trouble for the staff. If you are wanting a civilise holiday with the family, look no further. The kids club at the Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai Hoi An will keep children of all ages amused all day! Getting into the local town of Hoi An from here is easy, either with the complimentary shuttle bus or a private driver.
Victoria Douglas (Staff)
Slick and sexy are the two words I think sum up this gorgeous beach resort on a quieter stretch of Ha My Beach, just a 20 minute drive from the historic town of Hoi An. This is the top place to stay in the area and has won many awards for the architecture. The main features are the three infinity edge swimming pools which blend into the ocean. The one closest to the beach is Olympic size and great for an early morning swim before the intense heat of Central Vietnam sets in.
The rooms here, whilst not to my own personal taste, are extremely indulgent and dramatic. The bed framed by flowing white drapes is the main focus of the room sitting right in the middle of the spacious set up. Everything else is black and the contrast works a treat. There are also larger villas with beautiful living spaces and pools. The set ups are not perfect for families with a small walkway between the bedrooms and living areas, so perhaps better suited to older children or little ones can sleep on the day bed in the main bedrooms.
There are lovely walks to be enjoyed along the beach to the next door fishing village, bike rides into Hoi An, cooking classes and a beautiful spa set over floating lily pads. Dining here is a treat, extremely fresh and beautifully presented food. We enjoyed a Vietnamese dinner here complete with beautiful lime green lanterns handing from the trees above. A very memorable stay in this beautifully polished resort.
The next day, it takes us nearly three hours to drive the 90 miles past fluorescent-green paddy fields and rice drying on the tarmac. Then we travel along winding mountain roads until we reach the Nam Hai resort near Hoi An. This is honeymoon central. There are Aman-style villas with chic contemporary Asian decor, some with private infinity pools edging onto the golden China Beach and a picture-perfect sparkling sea. The staff model the natural perma-smiles of many Vietnamese. It’s a relief to relax after so much activity. Phuong, out butler, does our packing, serves us steamed fish in banana leaves, and even accompanies us some of the hundreds of tailors and shoemaking shops in Hoi An.
Evi-Elli La Valle (Staff)
Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai Hoi An is quite a rarity in Vietnam. It is a large and contemporary resort, super luxurious with incredible villas and similar to the sort of property you would get in Thailand or Langkawi in Malaysia. The rooms are particularly amazing, all equipped with latest gadgets, many with pools and multiple bedrooms that are ideal for larger families. In fact, the Nam Hai is an excellent choice for families looking for a sophisticated beach hotel but with all the culture of Hoi An old town just 10mins away. If you your children would rather stay in the hotel, there is an excellent Kids Club and the Pool Villas come with a driver at your disposal to take you into town whenever you like.
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.
Four Seasons Nam Hai - Cooking Academy
Vietnam is well known for its delicious cuisine, featuring fresh ingredients and vibrant flavours. What better way to learn about the country's culinary delights than to try creating the dishes yourself, guided by an expert Vietnamese chef.
Hoi An by Kayak
This exhilarating and adventurous experience gets you exploring the Thu Bon River, home to fishermen, exuberant dockyards, vegetable gardens and peaceful scenery. It's a fantastic way to see authentic Vietnam and is ideal for active families and couples.
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.
Hoi An Silk Making
For those who are interested in Asian textiles or for families looking for an educational experience, this morning or afternoon visit brilliantly explains how silk is created from start to finish.
Hue Culinary Experience
Not only famous for its exquisite history, Hue is also famed for its culinary delicacies and fragrant cuisine. This tour teaches you all about dishes such as Banh Beo and Banh Nam.
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.
A Short Getaway to Central Vietnam
Da Nang, Hoi An
from £1500 pp inc flights & transfers for 3 nights
- The perfect introduction to Vietnam's cultural central coast and can be easily combined with other locations to make a longer trip, whether within Vietnam or with Cambodia, Laos, Thailand or Hong Kong.
- Hoi An is a gorgeous UNESCO World Heritage Town in Vietnam with small streets lined with old buildings and colourful paper lanterns.
- Stay at Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, the perfect beach retreats tucked in the quaint town of Hoi An, close proximity to both Da Nang and Hoi An old town.
Luang Prabang, Siem Reap, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Saigon
from £5900 pp inc flights & transfers for 15 nights
- Take in the key locations of three countries in this classic tour, perfect for first time visitors to the area.
- Spend an exciting two weeks combining busy days of guided sightseeing with plenty of time to relax and unwind at your leisure.
- Return home relaxed and refreshed after a seamless journey around Indochina on this perfectly paced route.
Grand Tour of Indochina
Saigon, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Luang Prabang, Hanoi & Hoi An
from £11200 pp inc flights & transfers for 21 nights
- This compelling trip journeys through Indochina in comfort; starting in Saigon, it cruises the Mekong over four days before exploring Cambodia's captivating and historic capital Phnom Penh, the ruins of Angkor, temples of Luang Prabang, backstreets of Hanoi and finally ending in Hoi An on Vietnam's coast.
- Experience many of Asia's best UNESCO World Heritage Sites all in one trip, including Angkor Wat and Luang Prabang
- Stay in a variety of fine boutique, historic and luxurious hotels- each town has something to suit everybody.
Indochina in Ultimate Luxury
Siem Reap, Luang Prabang, Hanoi, Hoi An, Vinh Hy Bay
from £10600 pp inc flights & transfers for 15 nights
- Aman Resorts' guides are the best you can find - they will bring each of the destinations to life
- Take one day in Siem Reap to journey further afield with your guide - you'll discover temples in the jungle, away from the crowds
- In Luang Prabang, make sure you get up early to watch the locals offer alms to the monks, who line the streets in their symbolic orange robes, on their way to morning prayer. Please ask your guide or hotel staff for further advice on how to dress and act appropriately.
Vietnam in Ultimate Luxury
Hanoi, Hoi An, Vinh Hy Bay, Ho Chi Minh
from £4100 pp inc flights & transfers for 10 nights
- A comprehensive itinerary, including Vietnam's two main cities - Hanoi and Saigon, the well-preserved ancient town of Hoi An and Vietnam most stunning south coast.
- Exclusive visit for Sofitel Legend Metropole's guests to the bomb shelter with a historian.
- A stylish and chic beach retreat at the Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, offering a great combination of relaxation and cultural opportunities.
Location & directions
Hoi An, Central Vietnam and Beaches, Vietnam
The Nam Hai is situated on Ha My Beach, beside the South China Sea, between the cultural hubs of Hoi An and Hué.
How to get there
Da Nang is the nearest airport, and is served by domestic airlines from Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi. From Danang The Nam Hai is 30 minutes by car. Hotel transfers are the only practical way to arrive as the taxis can be unreliable.
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