Hoi An, Vietnam

The ancient, dreamy town of Hội An, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is lined with grand architecture, a lazy river and canary yellow merchants’ houses. Ancient and peaceful with the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge and shops aglow with silk lanterns, Hội An oozes with the charm of a bygone era.

The Small List

  1. Little Hoi An Boutique Hotel & Spa - A boutique hotel in the heart of Hoi An overlooking the tranquil Hoai River with highly personalized service, charming authenticity, warmth, and distinctive character. littlehoian.com

  2. Phin Coffee - #1 spot for coffee lovers in a small alley perfect for hiding out and for quiet contemplation. Serving high quality coffee beans from Vietnam! And the owners will charm your socks off! facebook.com

  3. White Marble Wine Bar - White Marble is Hoi An`s most renowned wine bar and restaurant, located in the heart of the Ancient Town. This heritage building has been tastefully renovated and retains all the character and charm from its rich cultural history. Sit back and relax while soaking in all the vibrancy and color of life in the Ancient Town. The perfect place to start and finish your journey. facebook.com

  4. Morning Glory Restaurant - The owner, Ms Vy, shows her passion for Hoi An traditions and culture. She respects classic recipes by redesigning home-cooking that has been handed down by her grandmother, preserving the authentic flavors. The restaurant’s historic premises and the building’s façade are an evident reminder of the French colonial period, and the interior is finely decorated for a fine dining experience. Morning Glory retains the authenticity and quality of regional food. Phone: +84 510 3241 555

  5. Yaly Couture - Well established as the most prestigious bespoke tailor and shoemaker in Hoi An. A world renowned institution with three beautiful boutiques located in the old town delivering a luxury tailored experience with everything from luxury couture fashion to casual beach attire. yalycouture.com

  6. Cánh-Buôm Trång - A great hidden gem of a restaurant to stumble across with fresh seafood and authentic Vietnamese flavors. Phone: +84 90 557 52 13

  7. Four Seasons Nam Hai - This all villa resort interprets the Vietnamese tradition of architecture as an art form, sumptuously appointed and thoughtfully positioned to optimize ocean views, beach breezes and phong thuy (feng shui) principles. An ideal location with close proximity to three extraordinary UNESCO sites from a private kilometer long stretch of one of Forbes’ “best beaches in the world.” fourseasons.com


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