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Which better: A Hoi An beach resort or A luxurious Hotel in the Old town? Review the top list

Posted By : Threeland Travel / Quang Nam - Hoi An

You’ve probably heard of Hoi An which is famous for its old ancient town, and stunning long white-sand beaches. The peak tourist seasons in Hoi An falls between March and September, when the weather is pleasant, there is a lot of warm sunshine and a smooth sea surface. An Bang beach and Cua Dai beach are two main legendary beaches in Hoi An, those are not only well-known for its beauty but also noted as a health resort.

When it comes to planning a trip, deciding on where to stay in Hoi An can be the toughest part. For those who desire to spend some nights at a Hoi An beach resort for fully relaxing time or at a luxury hotel in the Old Town area for easy access, we’ve whittled it down for you, searching for places that stand out from the crowd of Hoi An accommodations.

Hoi An accommodations with a private beach:

1. Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort &Spa:

Address: Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An Town, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam

Location & Design:
A family-friendly stay in Hoi An awaits you at Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa, a recipient of the prestigious Conde Nast Top 100 List award in 2013. Within steps, you'll find popular attractions like Cua Dai Beach and Riverside Hoi An. Highlights at this beachfront resort include 3 coffee shops/cafés, a private beach and a restaurant. Its details and design is a mix of Japanese, Portuguese, Chinese and of course with plenty of local Vietnamese character. 


                                        Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa exterior design

The public spaces are open and warm but luxurious as well, the gardens and small ponds that decorate the ground are lush and beautiful. The room design is focused on perfection through details will leave you an impeccable experience. 


                                           Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa exterior design


                                   Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa garden


                                          Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa beachfront room

Lavish leisure facilities of Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa:

-    The amazing and super relaxing beach-front facing pool. Imagine swimming in the pool and beholding the sun peeking through and filling the scene with a soft light behind the palm trees at sunset – this paradise will take your breath away. 
-    Restaurant with its magnificent quiet river view is stunning to have a delicious buffet breakfast as well as dinner. The foods would meet all tastes from Asian to European.
-    Awesome Japanese decorated ocean-view suites with their own Jacuzzi and the outdoor showers.
-    Besides lying on the beachside, you can find a variety of activities water sports at the private beach area of the resort to keep you busy such as kayak trips, basket boat rentals, bodyboard,…
-    A small variety of excursions and activities are offered by the resort to satisfy the tourists ‘curiosity on request: Complimentary mountain bikes for exploring the area; Vietnamese cooking class; Special traditional dance shows: Wednesday and Saturday nights; Early morning excursion to Hoi An fishing market; and especially side-car excursions with the funky Victoria Hoi An motorbikes to explore the countryside of Hoi An.


                                           Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa side-car service


                                     Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa restaurant by pool


                                                  Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa private beach  

Why you will love this resort:

-    Stunning beach, thoughtful design, friendly attentive staff and good access to Hoi An town (4,7km from here to Hoi An Old Town).
-    The unrivaled Hoi An accommodation option for luxury and peaceful relaxation.
-    Delicious food and cocktails, free buffet breakfast at the river-view restaurant or romantic dinner under the soft light of lanterns set around the pool.
-    Get pampered your body and mind with a variety of treatment services. Make sure to advise them in advance if you are on your honeymoon as you will receive a special discount voucher as part of your VIP package.
-    FREE shuttle bus at intervals to the Old Town.
-    The price range from 101USD to 375USD.

2. Hoi An Beach Resort:

Address: No.1 Cua Dai Street, Hoi An City, Quang Nam

As soon as you arrive at Hoi An Beach Resort, you will be immediately treated like royalty. The hotel is aptly situated on the banks of the river with Cua Dai beach on the other side. Consisting of 121 luxurious deluxe and Grand Deluxe rooms, all of which evoke a traditional Vietnamese village style, Hoi An Beach Resort is an upper-middle-range resort for those looking for a serene vacation. 

There are several local restaurants and shops nearby, but little else can be found within easy walking distance. The thrilling Marble Mountains (Ngu Hanh Son) can be reached in about 25 minutes, and Danang International Airport is about 40 minutes from the hotel. The gorgeous Ancient Town of Hoi An is just a 15-minute drive away with free shuttle buses. Or else you can hire a bicycle to ride to town, but we would love to recommend you to hire a scooter instead to get a bit more breeze on the way, which helps in Vietnamese heat.


                                                           Hoi An Beach Resort lobby


                                                                  Hoi An Beach Resort room


                                                  Hoi An Beach Resort beachfront-view room

Hoi An Beach Resort is situated across the street from a sandy stretch of Cua Dai Beach. This beach has been almost entirely washed away due to erosion, but the hotel has a seasonal rebuilding program that they place sandbags along the shoreline and cover them with new sand to allow access to the water.


                                                            Hoi An Beach Resort private beach 


                                                            Hoi An Beach Resort morning taichi class


                                                         Hoi An Beach Resort swimming pool


                                                  Hoi An Beach Resort river-view restaurant

Why you will love this resort:

-    4 km to the town’s ancient quarter, in between De Vong River and Cua Dai beach. FREE shuttles to Hoi An Ancient Town and An Bang Beach.
-    Two riverfront pools with lots of loungers offering drink and food service.
-    Games room with toys for kids (unstaffed).
-    There are floating lantern shows every evening similar to the ones that can be seen in the Ancient Town.
-    Two restaurants, both with lovely river views offer a good array of Vietnamese and Western options.
-    Free on-site activities include Vietnamese language classes and tai chi offered three times per week. Those seeking a more intensive workout can head to the fitness center, which offers a number of cardio and strength-training machines in a spacious, air-conditioned room. 
-    Large and spacious Deluxe Rooms with balcony river views Large and spacious rooms have a distinct Hoi An-inspired decor style with serene river or garden view.
-    The price for a room in Hoi An Beach Resort is 2.134.000 – 4.246.000 VND ( 97$- 193$). 

Room tip: Ask for a riverside room, some beach-front facing rooms are alongside the road could be noisy for travelers looking for total serenity. Standard Rooms have no view, they face the back of the building.

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Hoi An accommodations near the Old town:

3. Hoi An Silk Marina Resort & Spa:

Address: 74 August 18th Street Hoi An, Vietnam

Located right on the banks of Thu Bon River and on the doorstep of the UNESCO World Heritage – Hoi An Ancient Town, Hoi An Silk Marina Resort & Spa is a charming retreat resort designed with a fusion of graceful European and tropical Asian style providing a cozy home- away- from- home ambiance. It takes only 7 minutes on foot to reach Hoi An Old Town, and 28-min drive to Da Nang airport.


                                                          Hoi An Silk Marina Resort & Spa


                                            Hoi An Silk Marina Resort & Spa swimming pool


                                                     Hoi An Silk Marina Resort & Spa night activity 


The rooms themselves are large and spacious with elegant décor. We highly recommend the Deluxe room with river-view, what better way than sitting on your room’s balcony and behold the dawn on the calm river. 


                                                                               Family river view room


                                            Hoi An Silk Marina Resort & Spa Kids club 

Why you will love this resort:

-    Easy access to the Hoi An old town by walk or by FREE bikes of the resort.
-    There is no proper staffed kids club but there is a great little outside area by the pool filled with toys for the little ones.
-    Including Honeymoon Package, Wedding Package, Meeting Package.
-    There is one main pool with lifeguards which is divided into 3 tiers – the top tier being shallow for little kids and toddlers, the second being a little deeper, again great for kids. Then the main large pool area with pool bar. The pool also looks onto the river, making it a beautiful setting.
-    FREE shuttle bus to the beach
-    The main restaurant is Thu Bon which faces onto the pool and river. The food here was fantastic and offered something from every cuisine, and at a great price
-    The price for a room in Hoi An Silk Marina Resort & Spa is about 2.068.000 – 6.710.000 VNS (94 - 305$). 

4. Anantara Hoi An Resort:

Address: 1 Pham Hong Thai Street,, Hoi An City, Quảng Nam, Vietnam.

Location & Design:

The top choice for accommodation near Hoi An old town is the 5-star Anantara Hoi An Resort. Scenically positioned at the best spot in Hoi An, Anantara set on the banks of the picturesque Thu Bon River, just a short walk from the ancient streets and colorful architecture of probably Vietnam’s most alluring town, and a leisurely 20-minute cycle to the beach.


                                                   Anantara Hoi An Resort location map

The property’s design features French, Dutch, Chinese and Japanese influences that reveal Hoi An’s fascinating cultural diversity, with terracotta-tiled rooftops, open walkways and lush green grounds. Split level rooms and suites spread over two- and three-storey feature classic decor, soft sunlight and a natural indoor-outdoor flow. By day it’s the ideal place to escape the city hubbub, laze in your living area or out on your balcony daybed, choosing from garden or river views. At night, trees adorned with twinkling lanterns give it a romantic air.


                                                  Anantara Hoi An Resort hotel lobby

                                                   Anantara Hoi An Resort river view suite room

Room tip: 

•    Light sleepers should request a room away from the river and street side to avoid occasional noise annoyance.

•    Although you can easily reach Hoi An’s beaches by bicycle or boat from Anantara’s private jetty, the hotel does not offer the same vibe as a beach resort. Therefore, if you need some taste of beach and sand, we recommend to stay in a beach resort and visit the town of Hoi An on a tour, or maybe stay one or two nights at the Anantara resort to explore the old town, and then move to the coast for a few days of pure relaxation.


                                                          Anantara Hoi An Resort dining by design

Why you will love this resort?

-    Easily access to the Old Town in just a few steps. 
-    The idea place to escape the city hubbub, sit back and watch the flow of river life, or just laze by the pool.
-    You can use the hotel’s complimentary bikes during your stay for your excursion and discover the nearby beach.
-    A variety of 93 rooms and suites enjoy either garden or river views: Double rooms from $206 (£156) in low season; and from $366 (£278) in high. Breakfast included. Free Wi-Fi.
-    Foods at the resort’s restaurants are extraordinary: expansive buffet breakfast is served at first-floor Lanterns, where you can linger at a river-view, and the delicious dinner menu focuses on local dishes, alongside steak and seafood being served at the poolside Reflections bar or high tea at the Hoi An Riverside Restaurant.


                                                                    Anantara Hoi An Resort swimming pool

For hotel reservation or full-day tour to Hoi An: get immediate support from the local by email: [email protected] or chat What's App via +84342620068 or call +842439262056

Some tips for traveling to Hoi An: 

For your best experience at Hoi An Beach Resort, here are some tips for you for a better trip: 

-    From October to November is the floods season in Hoi An with heavy rain or storms. If you want to visit and have a nice trip, you’d better check with the local the weather in Hoi An ahead of time.

-    The price of hotels is subject to the location, type of room and service, and your booking time. Especially, at peak season, weekend and holidays, it is usually higher than normal days, so you should check the price closely and ask for help if you don’t understand. 

Note: Since 2014, the idyllic Cua Dai Beach has been washed away due to the erosion problem. There’s work going on to restore the beach to its former magnificence. Until now, some parts of Cua Dai beach has been restored and in use. However, most of Hoi An’s resorts on Cua Dai Beach have the shuttle buses to An Bang Beach to serve their guests. The distance between these two beaches is only some 3km.  


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