The Four Seasons Nam Hai, Hoi An - review by Rusty Compass
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The Four Seasons Nam Hai, Hoi An

| 25 Oct 2018
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The Four Seasons Nam Hai, Hoi An
Hamlet 1, Dien Duong village, Dien Ban District, 11kms from Hoi An


Price guide: From $450US per room

Our rating
25 Oct 2018

The Four Seasons Nam Hai is up there with Vietnam’s finest luxury beach resorts. It's located on the beach, 11 kilometres from Hoi An town.

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The Nam Hai was among the first luxury resorts to arrive in Vietnam with vast pools, palatial accommodations and extravagant facilities spread over a sweeping slice of picturesque coastline. And it’s been widely awarded for design, service and spa excellence. The Four Seasons people stepped into the management chair a few years ago.

Hoi An,Nam Hai Resort,Vietnam
Photo: Mark BowyerThe Nam Hai, Hoi An

The location

The Nam Hai sweeps across 1 kilometre of beautiful coastline about twenty minutes by taxi from Hoi An. While the beach is nice during summer months, there is little by way of dining within easy reach of the resort. Guests will either stay in resort or travel to Hoi An 11kms away or the emerging dining scene on An Bang Beach around 4kms away. Danang city around 22kms to the north is also an option and is developing an interesting food scene of its own.

Design, ambience and people

Opened in 2006, The Nam Hai is comprised of 100 modern villas including 40 decadent pool villas all spread spaciously across the resort’s vast expanse. A premium is placed on guest privacy with villas walled off - more seclusion than might normally seem necessary for a beach holiday. The villas are elongated structures and while they have a generous footprint, can feel cramped at the sides of the elevated bed.

Hoi An,Nam Hai Resort,Vietnam
Photo: Mark BowyerThe Nam Hai, Hoi An

The one bedroom villa is the lead in. Higher category rooms add beach front locations, private pools and additional villas.

The centre of the property is dominated by its enormous swimming pools over split levels with stunning views down to the beach. The extensive use of stone and hard lines along the central axis gives the Nam Hai a slick modern feel but it may be lacking a tad in the warmth department.

The Nam Hai will be the right choice for travellers wanting abundant luxury and privacy and access to the beach, with occasional forays into Hoi An and other nearby sites.

It's received outstanding reviews from guests and the travel industry - many rating it one of the best properties in the world. A good choice for travellers for whom the accommodation is the destination.

Hoi An,Nam Hai Resort,Vietnam
Photo: Mark BowyerThe Nam Hai, Hoi An

Travel tip: Sun seekers should note that Hoi An and its surrounds normally enjoy only six beach friendly months each year (March to September). Cooler, often bleak and sometimes harsh conditions characterise the other half of the year.

Facilities brief: 3 pools, 4 tennis courts, Colin Montgomerie golf course,  spa, health club, free wifi, in room iPod dock and Bose audio and much more.

Mark Bowyer
Mark Bowyer is the founder and publisher of Rusty Compass.
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