Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam
What We Love
- Buffet breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Unbeatable access to Hoi An, the old city of Hue and My Son, an ancient Cham Empire monument
- All villas have unobstructed views of the South China Sea
- The spa’s treatment pavilions and four-handed massages
What To Know
- A 5 percent service charge and 10 percent tax per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- The villas are built on a split-level platform, so there’s a large step between the bed and the bathtub. If that’s a problem, ask for one of the non-platform villas
- Daily free shuttles to/from Hoi An
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The Nam Hai’s award-winning architecture is based partly on an emperor’s tomb and partly on a traditional Vietnamese garden house — an extremely opulent garden house. The serene all-villa retreat is pure Zen. Villas are surrounded by lush gardens studded with towering palm trees, and each is equipped with a private patio and outdoor shower overlooking the South China Sea. Just as blissful is the spa, a sanctuary set on a lagoon that’s filled with lotus flowers and light pouring in through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Bed and Bath
All 100 villas have floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, four-poster canopy beds, writing desks and sunken bathtubs. The split-level setup raises the bed and other lounging areas for even better views of the South China Sea, and there are alfresco bathrooms and large patios to soak up views of the surrounding gardens. Turn-down here is taken to another level: The staff lights oversize candles in the bedroom and delivers homemade almond cookies.
Three terraced infinity pools lead down to the ocean and are lit by hundreds of twinkling lanterns at night. Golf carts are on hand to navigate the sizable resort; staff whisks guests between the lobby, restaurant, gym and spa. The sublime spa is set on its own lagoon, and treatments start with a serving of ginger lemongrass tea followed by a footbath. Don’t miss the signature treatment: the Nam Hai Jade Massage, a four-hand affair in which two smiling therapists work in a synchronized fashion. On the food front, the Dining Room restaurant serves innovative Vietnamese fare alongside an impressive wine list of 6,000 bottles, and the beach restaurant is a laid-back eatery with a seafood-heavy menu served from an open kitchen.
How to Get There
I’m a seasoned international traveler and this resort is one of the most amazing places that I’ve ever stayed. My friends and I had one of the 3-bedroom oceanfront villas with a heated pool which was incredibly spacious and well appointed. Our butler, Ai, was appointed to us and was very attentive.
Breakfast is at one of two restaurants near reception and overlooking the main pools. It’s a buffet but you can order special items. I recommend the Bo Ne Nam Hai, which is steak and eggs, Da Nang style.
We had bicycles to get from our villa to reception. We were a party of 5 so we asked for all of us to have bikes and they brought more.
Tip: If you have a pool at your villa, ask to have the blue pool cover removed from the end of the pool. It detracts from the ocean view (hotel staff should remove it automatically) and once it’s removed the view becomes more amazing.
Tip: We stayed here just two nights due to a complex itinerary of all of Vietnam. I recommend you stay a minimum of 4 nights if not a week. Excellent honeymoon property.
Beautiful, expansive beach property. Large oceanfront villas with outdoor showers and bicycles for riding around property or into Hoi An Old City. Attentive, friendly staff. Great poolside dining with ocean views and extensive breakfast offering.
My wife and I stayed in amazing NamHay for 6 days. From the first moment to the last byebye the expetience in this resort was just outstanding! Our villa with pool was just amazing and the service was outstanding. We will remember the friendliness of all the staff for a long long time...
Simply stunning, the grounds are impressive and pristine, the villas are beautiful. The beach is world class, with mountains rising from the sea off in the distance. It's proximity to Hoi An was also excellent , just a short shuttle ride away. The pools were freezing, but refreshing after lying out for a little bit. I have travelled to some interesting places and stayed in resorts, but this may be the finest. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
Our stay at the Four Seasons in Hoi An exceeded our very high expectations in every way. The photos of the resort do not do it justice. Food and service were outstanding. Very easy access to Marble Mountain, Hoi An, and My Son Sanctuary. We will be coming back to this property regularly. Just be prepared that pricing for food, spa services, etc. is typical of a Four Seasons property and an order of magnitute higher than what you would pay outside the bubble of the resort in Hoi An.