The Nam Hai is one of those resorts that literally take your breath away - from the moment you arrive at the reception entrance, you are greeted by a magnificent view of pools stretching to a vast beach and ocean in the distance. Then you are whisked away in a golf buggy, to your lovely Vietnamese-architectured villa.Our villa had a private plunge pool, which was quite large, at least 15 metres long, with a good depth (about 4 feet) and warm water. Every morning and evening, we just had to take our swim in this lovely pool !
Our villa was set slightly further away from the beach, on elevated ground, so it was a little bit of a walk to the dining and beach areas. However, the buggy service is quite efficient, and readily available.
The villa itself is very plush; with complimentary mini-bar and excellent coffee machine ! It's multi-level, so there are several small steps to take from the entrance, down to the bed level, then to the patio. In dim light, you need to be careful, because you can easily miss a step and fall !
Rather odd that the bathtub is placed in the main room of the villa, at the level above the bed, and the toilet and shower areas are set further back in a separate area.
There are 2 dining areas, just after the hotel entrance, separated by the 3 large pools. Both are very good indeed - but rather expensive. Nevertheless - the setting and ambience by the pools, and with the beach nearby, is very nice indeed.
The main pool is beautiful - and surprisingly, for adults only ! Young children were ushered by the pool attendants to their own pool area, on a higher level away from the beach - which was equally nice. The best part about the main pool is that it is infinity-style, and you can just gaze out beyond the edge to China beach and an ocean with pounding waves - Lovely !
For us, the beach was the best - a magnificent stretch of white sand and clear water. When we were there in August, the winds and waves were strong, but that added to great scenery and a lively atmosphere.
One thing I would suggest for a fellow traveller is to ask for a villa with a view of the sea and beach. Some of the villas are quite far back, so you can only see other villas !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Along a seemingly infinite stretch of sand, amidst Vietnam’s richest cultural heritage, a strand of sophisticated, visually striking villas lines the dramatic beachfront. Inspired by 2,500 years of history, The Nam Hai’s architecture and interior design presents a dramatic play on wind and water inspired by ancient feng shui philosophy and the grandeur of the Tu Doc royal tombs of Hue. Explore the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Hoi An, My Son and Hue with its Buddhist pagodas, royal tombs and historic citadels. Return to our calm, tropical shore on Ha My Beach to relax around three expansive swimming pools, in the spa on a lotus pond, over gourmet Eastern and Western cuisine or in the privacy of one of our 100 private retreats, elegantly finished with Vietnamese lacquer and diaphanous silk, some of which are served by a most attentive butler. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Nam Hai Hotel Hoi An
- Nam Hai Hoi An