Surrounded by Vietnam’s deep cultural heritage, The Nam Hai Hoi An is a luxurious beachfront hotel that serves as the perfect getaway for the sophisticated traveller.
Located in Hoi An, along the seemingly infinite stretch of sand that is Ha May Beach, this sumptuous beachside retreat was ranked 12th in the Top 25 resorts in Asia by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ (USA) Choice Awards in 2015. It is the perfect location for a magical wedding, a family vacation, or simply to escape the everyday routine whilst discovering this breathtaking country.
The Nam Hai has 100 stand-alone villas, of which 40 are pool villas, some with multiple bedrooms that have been inspired by the ancient Feng Shui philosophy and traditional Vietnamese garden house design. The resort’s design and architecture play with wind and water, drawing on 2,500 years of history while providing a truly enchanting and relaxing atmosphere.
The Spa at The Nam Hai has received numerous awards, and was ranked the 6th Best Overseas Hotel Spa in the Condé Nast Traveller (UK) Readers’ Travel Awards for 2015. The Spa’s eight treatment pavilions almost appear to float atop the lagoon on which they are built, each providing spa-goers with a sense of idyllic bliss.
For more energetic guests, basketball and tennis courts, jogging paths and an Olympic-size swimming pool provide plentiful opportunities for sporting pursuits. Yoga and meditation sessions are held in the mornings for those who want to exercise body and soul.
Food lovers will not be found wanting at this small slice of paradise. The Nam Hai believes that every dining experience should be done in style and provides its guests with a selection of three restaurants; The Restaurant (Wine Spectator Award Winner in 2015), The Beach Restaurant (both Western and Eastern cuisine where fusion fare and Vietnamese delicacies can be sampled) and before and after dinner, The Bar offers a serene setting high above the water gardens where guests can quaff creative cocktails and enjoy live entertainment.
Vietnam’s cultural heritage
The Nam Hai provides a luxury starting point from which to explore the beauty and culture of Vietnam. The hotel is perfectly situated for visits to the three nearby UNESCO World Heritage sites: Hoi An, My Son and Hue. The magnificent ruins of Hue are just 2-and-a-half hours from The Nam Hai, and the town of Hoi An, with its cobblestone streets and ancient architecture, is only 45 minutes away. Spend a day shopping and visiting one of the more than 200 tailors and cobblers in search of the rare and unique, or maybe hunt for Vietnamese pearls and silk.
The ruins of My Son are located 30 miles from Hoi An. My Son sanctuary, once an imperial city during the Cham Dynasty, is a large complex of more than 70 fascinating architectural relics.
The hotel also offers experiential tours to complement cultural sightseeing, such as the ‘Sunrise Fisherman Tour’, where guests assist local fishermen to unload their catch, and then have breakfast together by the port.
A luxurious wedding venue
The Nam Hai presents the ideal setting for a stylish and memorable wedding and is the perfect venue for the nuptials and reception, catering to parties from 10 to 200 guests and organising dinner around their three tiered pools and tropical gardens. Couples can also choose to say ‘I do’ at the beautiful Ha May Beach or, if preferred, The Nam Hai can also organise more intimate gatherings in their private villas.
The Nam Hai has created wedding packages to ensure unforgettable nuptials for the bride and groom and their guests. Helpful staff can even point the bride towards the town’s finest tailors, who can create a beautiful wedding gown or traditional Vietnamese áo dài within 24 hours, perfect for a truly local experience.
The wedding party will enjoy an extensive and flexible selection of gourmet globe-spanning cuisine, world-class live entertainment and elegant decor. The experienced team at The Nam Hai can also organise excursions to the three surrounding UNESCO World Heritage Sites for guests.
Luxury at GHM hotels
The Nam Hai Hoi An is part of the General Hotel Management (GHM) group, operators of luxury hotels in Indonesia, Vietnam, Oman and Switzerland. GHM has created some of the world’s most highly regarded intimate luxury resorts and hotels, and each of them feature elegant and contemporary designs interpreted with respect for the indigenous culture, rich history and unique surroundings.