Insiders’ Top 10
As voted by Hoi An’s Expat Community
For most tourists, a trip to Hoi An is a hectic visit of day trips, tailors or whatever is popular on Trip Advisor crammed into 48 hours, often taking pot luck along the way.
Mindful that few visitors are in Hoi An long enough to find what they’re looking for, Hoi An Now has done the leg work for everyone. Below is a Top 10 of activities and places based on copious interviews with expats. This invaluable guide, from people who live here and know Hoi An inside out, is gold and you can be sure that it’s right on the money.
AN BANG BEACH IN THE EVENING
all ages, good for kids, venues with great music overlooking the beach,
fabulous places to eat
DO A COCKTAIL RUN
enjoy a Happy Hour or two in some of Hoi An’s
best cocktail venues whilst soaking up the magic of
Hoi An Old Town
DO A SPA TREATMENT
It’s not a holiday without one! Pay a little more to
ensure a highly trained masseur at one of the Day Spa’s:
BIKE AROUND AND EXPLORE
Step back in time and immerse yourself
in farm life; fun for all ages
BASKET BOAT THROUGH THE NIPA PALMS
Hire a motorbike/bicycle; head towards the Coconut Palm Village
and take a Jurassic Park journey in a basket boat through
the wondrous Nipa Palms.
VISIT A TAILOR – OR TWO
You can’t leave ‘Tailor Town’ without getting a
custom made suit or dress; channel Vivian Westwood
and create your very own design!
VISIT CHAM ISLAND
Pristine, untouched; a must for divers
great for all ages; for thrill seekers take
a speed boat (they’re fast!)
WANDER THROUGH THE OLD TOWN AT NIGHT
Disney land magic soaked in history;
boat rides on the river, wish candles,
restaurants, bars, shops – it’s a fairytale for all!