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Hoi An - beach resort or town

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Hoi An - beach resort or town

Have 4-5 days planned in Hoi An for late March - would like some beach time but also other activities such as cookery course/photography. Would you recommend staying at the beach and travelling in to town in the evenings etc or stay in town and travel out to the beach? Is there a public beach or do you need to be staying in a beach resort to snorkel?

Accomodation recommendatiosn welcome - 4 or 5 star preferred.


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1. Re: Hoi An - beach resort or town

We have been to Hoi an 3 times and love staying in the town itself. The freedom to walk everywhere from your hotel, dinners, markets etc.... is so convenient. Its easy to head out to Cua dai beach anytime you feel the need.

We have had friends stay at the beach but they always seemed to be waiting for hotel transport to get back into town and then hanging around again waiting for their hourly shuttle back to the hotel.

We live on the coast so the beach was not a big deal for us, where as it may be for you.

Happy planning


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2. Re: Hoi An - beach resort or town

Tried search?

Done it for you here, cut and past for hundreds of opinions.


Edited: 14 January 2013, 03:35
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3. Re: Hoi An - beach resort or town

Compromise - stay Riverside at the Vinh Hung Riverside Resort and only a three minute walk in to the town itself. This is where i prefer to stay. It has a pretty good pool too.

Best regards. Ian

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4. Re: Hoi An - beach resort or town

Thanks everyone - and apologies for not searchings and starting yet another post on the same subjects - seems lots of people have the same quandry! Only 10 more weeks at work!


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5. Re: Hoi An - beach resort or town

Oh the old town definately....but then Angkorlad/Ians idea sounds good :)

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