Consistently voted as one of the best hotels in Vietnamthe Nam Hai in Danang lives up to its accolades. Careful thought has gone into creating an idyllic atmosphere where 100 luxurious villas welcome guests longing for a respite from the hustle and bustle of every day life. The resort sits ocean-front in a remarkable tropical landscape amid lush greenery that complements the soothing serenity. Guests bask in a zen-like sanctuary while being lavished upon with famed Vietnamese hospitality.

I would recommend taking a dip during the evening in one of its three tranquil swimming pools accompanied by an unobstructed view of the ocean. Sipping on a cocktail or two at sunset is a must.

There are a number of ways to get to Danang. The most straightforward would be to board an international flight to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam’s capital and transfer to a domestic flight to Danang Airport where a short half hour drive will take you straight to Nam Hai.

Danang offers many opportunities to explore the surrounds and a visit to nearby town Hoi An is a delight as one of the country’s most well preserved sites once serving as Vietnam’s major international trading seaports. Imagine the buzz being the port that receives a huge variety of beautifully hand-made goods of silk, jewellery, textiles and spices from exotic, foreign lands. The tradition of trading by sea may be long gone but the legacies linger on today.

The scenic drive to Hoi An from Danang takes you through pretty rice fields and the Marble Mountains, a cluster of marble and limestone hills named after the five elements of Kim (metal), Thuy (water), Moc (wood), Hoa (fire) and Tho (earth). I would also recommend visiting the nearby UNESCO world heritage sites of My Son, to see the archaeological ruins of the ancient Cham Kingdom and Hue, where the tombs and mausoleums of the last emperors of Vietnam lay in rest.

Back at Hoi An, foreign influences are evident in the architecture of this quaint town as it combines traditional Vietnamese designs mixed with inspiration from other countries such as China and Japan, also widely known for its rows of Chinese shophouses which line the streets giving both locals and visitors a reminder of its beautiful past. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is not often that you get three sites in the same vicinity boasting such a status.

Truly one of the unpolished gems of South East Asia, make this your next stop if you are thinking of taking a short trip to get away from the fast pace of city life. As always, Wego offers great travel deals to make your holiday a great one.