Discover Hoi An's Charm in Luxury: Anantara Resort

Jody Phan

For a romantic getaway to one of Vietnam’s most-loved cities, you can’t go past the Anantara Resort in Hoi An.

Located just a 10 minute walk from the Ancient City (Old Town) of Hoi An, Anantara caters for guests who yearn for a glimpse of life on the river without sacrificing luxury.

Set on the banks of the Bu Thon river, the colonial style resort includes a pool and garden bar which is surrounded by beautiful palm trees.

The rooms and suites are split level and open up to shady porches with comfortable day beds where you can relax with a beer and watch the local fishermen’s boats go by.

The resort's spacious rooms overlook either the river or pool. Photo: Jody Phan

Guests looking to experience some extra indulgence are recommended to book in a spa therapy. With a wide range of massage and body treatments on offer, including a green tea and salt body scrub, the spa experience is a treat that’ll only heighten your relaxation.

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For those who want to explore the culture of one of Vietnam’s biggest hotspots, Hoi An’s charming streets and restaurants are just a 10 minute walk away. The beauty of Hoi An being still quite a small town is that it’s a perfect setting for a bicycle tour. You can also hire bicycles from the resort and ride to Cua Dai beach, which is only a 5km ride away.

Hoi An's gorgeous buildings and streets are only a short stroll away from the resort. Photo: Jody Phan

While there are plenty of yummy restaurants in the main streets of Hoi An, the resort also offers some exquisite dining options.

Lanterns restaurant, overlooking the river, offers delicious authentic Vietnamese dishes as well as international cuisines. There’s also an impressive wine list to perfectly pair with your meal. Scrumptious seafood and Western options are available at the O’malleys Irish pub at the front of the resort.

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Interested in learning how to make some of Vietnam’s most iconic dishes? The resort also runs Spice Spoons cooking classes where you’ll learn to create dishes such as Vietnamese pancakes, deep fried springs rolls and caramelised braised pork. Unlike other cooking classes, Anantara offers bespoke classes where you choose what you’d like to cook (and eat!) and are guided by your own private chef.

Learn to make your own Vietnamese spring rolls using fresh local produce at the Spice Spoons cooking school. Photo: Jody Phan

Whether you’re looking for a place to relax and unwind or somewhere close to one of Vietnam’s oldest cities, this charming resort has all the makings of a perfect holiday.