Set on the pristine white sands of Vietnam’s Hoi An beach is this month’s Splendia Choice, the luxurious Nam Hai. A truly stunning resort, the Nam Hai offers luxurious beachfront villas, each an example of simple but beautiful Vietnamese architecture with spacious bedrooms, large living areas and private gardens. Villas come complete with their own private pool and butler service, and all guests have the choice of four beautiful swimming pools that stretch out towards the sea.
The hotel is ideally situated close to three UNESCO world heritage sites. The first, Hoi An, is an ancient trading point dating back to the 17th-19th centuries. Famous for its traditional buildings, rustic charm and well-preserved historical monuments, this unique ancient port gives visitors a true taste of Vietnam’s diverse cultural heritage
Nearby Hué, a former imperial capital, is commonly known as Vietnam’s most royal city. Divided into an ancient and a more modern side by the Perfume River, numerous historic monuments still remain, such as traditional pagodas and the tombs of several emperors.
Finally, the site of My Son is an ancient religious and political capital from the Champa Kingdom. As one of Vietnam’s oldest monuments dating back to the 4th-13th centuries, it is one of the few places that you can see the influence of Indian architecture in the remains of My Son’s series of tower temples.
Just off the coast of Hoi An, are the seven Cham Islands, home to numerous fishing villages and some of the best diving in Vietnam. Sailing is also available on Central Vietnam’s only sailboat, The Oceane, which seats six to eight people and can be used privately by guests.
The Nam Hai also boasts a nearby golf course designed by Colin Montgomerie, a comprehensive spa, two restaurants and a canopied outdoor bar overlooking the terraced pools and the ocean. All villas feature beautiful views of the East Sea and Cham Islands to create a feeling of complete rest and relaxation. For a stay unlike any other, look no further than the Nam Hai, Vietnam.