Hoi An

Hoi An

The Old Town is in many ways the heart of the city - it’s undoubtedly the most touristy as well, with all the usual tourist shops well represented. Those more interested in history and architecture will appreciate the many Chinese, Japanese and French colonial influences that can be seen in the Old Town's plentiful collection of intact buildings. One of the highlights is the covered Japanese bridge, which dates back to the 18th century and was supposedly built so the city’s residents at the time could easily access the Chinese quarter. Thanks to the city’s thriving port, Hoi An is home to a broad mix of cuisines, with local, national and international dishes available to try. There are lots of restaurants and cafes throughout the city, including many by its picturesque seafront.

The peak tourist season lasts from the end of May through to the end of August. This time of year is also when the weather in Hoi An is at its best, when the skies are calm, days are clear and temperatures are generally favourable. The monsoon season typically lasts from September to January, during which time tourism typically dies down.

Hoi An Beach is a short drive from the old town. Whilst it is certainly not as idyllic a beach location as in Phu Quok or the Thai Islands, it is a nice enough beach with some good resort hotels and is one of the few beach locations in SE Asia that gets its best weather during July and August. It is always difficult to choose between staying in town and on the beach. Town is certainly more atmospheric and you have the advantage of being able to walk around easily at night and sample the numerous cheap eateries. However if you are travelling with family and want to have some down time by the beach then there is a strong argument for staying at Hoi An Beach and using the shuttle services to get into town when the mood takes you.


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9/10

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Price rating 5

- Exclusive, select high-end resort
- Idyllic beach setting with many dining options
- Tennis, badminton, basketball, table football
- Sailing, kayaking, pools, gym and spa

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Boutique Hotel
- Swimming Pool
- Central Hoi An
- Restaurant & Spa

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Superb beachfront location
- Spacious resort with good facilities
- Lovely pool and gardens

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Elegant, upmarket resort
- Lovely riverside setting
- Restaurants, pool, spa, gym
- Short walk into Old Town, beaches nearby

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Lush Gardens
- Swimming Pool
- Good Value Boutique Option
- An Bang Beach 5km to Hoi An

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Characterful, low key boutique hotel
- Peaceful semi-rural location
- Free shuttle to Old Town and beach
- Rooftop pool, restaurant, and gardens

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Beachfront hotel in tropical gardens
- Free shuttle to Hoi An old town
- Spacious, flexible accommodation
- Pool, spa, restaurants and gym

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7/10

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Price rating 3

- Traditional, mid-range hotel
- Swimming pool, spa and gym
- Complimentary shuttle to beach and old town

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  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

  • We had a fantastic time. Thank you and it went smoothly in the main except for British Airways!

    The trip had the right degree of luxury and relaxation (for me) and adventure (all of us).

    A few points:
    Driving directions to Umlunghi Lodge were slightly wrong. The driving directions should read at the 4th roundabout take the first exit and turn right over the railway. We loved it there. Anton, Bianca and her son and Harriet were very informative and entertaining. The snake talk and handling, night walks and seeing scorpions and the walk in the bush and "bumping" into a giraffe were really special. The kayak trip to Makuzi pan that the lodge organised was good and Tomaz was very informative and kept a respectful distance from the hippos.3 nights was plenty.

    Rhino River Lodge game reserve was incredibly luxurious and we felt very looked after. The lion siting in camp the day we arrived sent an extra frisson of excitement down our spines. It was easy to forget there were predators that could attack us with all that luxury. The staff and guides (Karl) were knowledgeable and invested in their set up. We saw rhinos with baby, cheetahs with young, porcupine, Genet, wildebeast, Impala, Lion with young, buffalo, a puff adder, ostrich, zebra and giraffes. 4 nights was also plenty.
    They all served great food but I felt Ghost Mountain Inn topped the lot. The variety was amazing. We arrived at 10.30 but could not get into our room until 2 ish. The service was not so personal I guess because it is larger (far more than 50 rooms). We had been a bit spoilt at Rhino River! My daughter and I had some treatments at the Spa and loved it. We also went on a large boat trip on Jonzi and had a closer encounter with a large bull hippo and also a hike up Ghost Mountain with Patrick who was very informative and passionate about his people and his country. Isaac the other guide there took us on the boat trip and pointed out the sugar cane harvest on the way. he was very informative also.

    Lastly, Lalaria Lodge was fabulous and we all piled into the surf of the Indian Ocean. There was hardly anyone on the beach. It was "too cold" according to the landlady. The view from her terrace was of the ocean and whales breaching in the distance. I could have sat there all day. She very kindly provided us with a Scrabble board of her own for us to play. We took a Microlight ride from Ballito over the coastline in the hope of seeing whales and dolphins but no luck. If we had stayed longer we might have gone on a boat trip from Durban. We had a meal at a restaurant called Mozambique which was great fun with vast portions, plenty of carbs and fresh seafood!

    The value of the Rand to the Pound was excellent and therefore we felt that we got excellent value which also played a large part!

    MissingKatrina P reviewing South Africa Bush & Beach Safari For Families on 02 September 2019

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    We can't fault all the transfers and the moment we were greeted on the tarmac at Nairobi airport we knew we were going to be well cared for.

    Thank you so much to you and all the Tourdust team for making it such a happy and memorable trip.

    MissingZoe A reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Beach on 27 August 2019

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