First things first. If friends recommended Victoria Hoi An because of the perfect beach right out front, we're sorry to break the news, but it's been washed away. With great regret, we've had to remove the idyllic beach images - which is more than some websites have done.
The good news is that a very nice piece of beach has been taken over by the resort right next door to the south.
So while you mightn't have perfect beach right out front, you'll still have ocean views, a handsome pool - and a swimming beach is right next door.
There's work going on to restore the beach to its former magnificence - we hope it succeeds.
Despite its tragic loss of beach, Victoria Hoi An remains a favourite for design and ambience. During our most recent visit in December 2016, there was no improvement to the beach erosion problem.
Location The Victoria Resort is located right on the white sands of Cua Dai beach and 5 kms from Hoi An’s old town. Taxis, bicycles and a regular shuttle are all available for guests wanting to explore Hoi An town.
Design, ambience and people
The Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort was the first international property to open on Hoi An’s Cua Dai beach and remains one of the most popular to this day.
It proposes to replicate a Vietnamese fishing village and it’s done a good job creating an attractive space and tasteful rooms with plenty of local character. The public spaces are open and warm and the gardens and small ponds that decorate the grounds are lush and beautiful.
Lower category rooms are at the rear of the property in two story blocks based on the terraces in Hoi An’s old town. They’re away from the beach (not too far) but are a little tight for the money.
Higher category rooms are in free standing or semi detached bungalows. It makes good sense to spend the extra and take a deluxe room or even a junior suite if you’re having a resort holiday and spending more than a couple of nights.
The picturesque space has been well planned but travellers looking for total privacy and indulgence may find it slightly congested.
During the summer months, the beach here is perfect and the resort has made good use of it placing day beds and deckchairs along its white sands. Remember that Hoi An can be cold and grey in December and January.
If you’re already spending $200USD per night - go the extra for more space and better beach views and access. Remember that Hoi An’s beaches are less appealing in the cooler winter months and can be subject to typhoons in October and November.
Facilities brief - Great pool, spa, white sand beach, wifi and more.