Travelling to Hoi An: Vietnam At Its best | Short Getaway
So you want to go to the beach… and see some more of Vietnam… and enjoy some culture… You’re in luck! Travelling to Hoi An will bring you all that and more. A beautiful Vietnamese village, with cozy little restaurants and views that just shout ‘Instagram me’.
Vietnam has much to offer to visiting travelers and tourists. The bustling Mekong area is full of orchards, villages, rice paddies and floating markets. Mui Ne is the place to be for kite surfing, beach life and exploring the red sand dunes. It even has it’s share of remote islands, such as Whale Island, where a small resort greets you and takes you out snorkeling. But travelling to Hoi An should be on the top of you list: this is a Vietnamese highlight you shouldn’t miss. Yes, it’s getting more and more touristy, but the village is still cute as a button. And if it gets too busy, you can just escape to the lovely beach.
Travelling to Hoi An : what to do
You can stay at the pool, do a bike tour (great with kids as well) or take a cooking class. We love going to the beach and relaxing with a cocktail at Soul Kitchen in the afternoon, or stroll to the other side and chill at The Shore.
And of course, the pretty village of Hoi An itself is the highlight of the holiday. Go during the morning or late afternoon when it’s not too hot or crowded yet. The town is full of shops, tailors, places to relax with a coffee and cute restaurants. We had a nice coffee at Cocobox and fantastic Vietnamese food at Morning Glory, which also offers cooking classes. The streets themselves are picture perfect, especially at night with all the lights on. There is only one downside: we are not the only ones that have discovered Hoi An. It can be buuusy!
Travelling to Hoi An: how to get there
Take a flight to Da Nang, drive for about 30 minutes and you’re there. Pick-ups can be arranged via your hotel or you can take a taxi.
Where to stay in Hoi An
Some people like to stay near the village and there are multiple options. We prefer a hotel at the beach so you can combine the joys of the village with some well-deserved relaxation in the sand. With kids, The Victoria Beach hotel is great. With friends, we like the pretty new Aira Hoi An.
When to go to Hoi An
A few words of advice: check out the season before planning your trip. Hoi An can be a really wet place between November and February, better avoid it then, not much fun at a rainy beach.