Set on the South China Sea coast, with views over the white sands of Ha My beach and beyond to the sparkling blue ocean, Nam Hai is only 10 minutes from the ancient trading port of Hoi Ain, with its colourful markets and ancient temples yet only 30 minutes from Danang airport.
The latest in the GHM collection of ultra chic hotels, Nam Hai’s architecture and interior design is based on the feng sui philosophy of the play of wind and water, and the ancient royal tombs of Hue. The 60 One-bedroom Villas and 40 Pool Villas are designed to combine the most luxurious of indoor and outdoor living. Surrounded by lush landscaped gardens or with stunning beachfront views, each one is furnished with traditional Vietnamese polished wood, contemporary artwork, and draped in romantic diaphanous silks. There are king-sized beds, lacquered eggshell baths set in bathrooms that open out into private gardens, indoor and outdoor rain showers, plus wifi, satellite TV, a Bose sound system, iPod and docking station, DVD, safe, minibar and hairdryer. The 40 pool villas sleep between two and 15 guests and each one features its own full-sized pool. This is destination luxury at its finest.
No less than eight sumptuous and secluded treatment pavilions form the spa at Nam Hai, each with an open air deck where a daybed designed for two faces a deepsoak bathtub for total relaxation, so you can indulge in Body Polishing Rituals or a Love Potion Romantic Bathing Ceremony, complete with champagne, to your heart’s content. Yoga and meditation sessions are held in the cool of the morning at the open lounge, and there’s an 18-hole golf course nearby. For more energetic activities, there’s a gym, basketball and tennis courts, as well as running trails, and three magnificient pools, including an adult-only Olympic size one for serious workouts. Or you could just hang out on the beach…
Enjoy Eastern or Western style breakfast on the outdoor timber decking of the Restaurant, where carved screens open onto the palm fringed pool and views of the Eastern Sea beyond. At night, the lights are dimmed for the fusion dinner menu prepared in the open kitchen. For more casual dining, The Beach Restaurant offers pizzas, burgers, salads and freshly grilled fish by day, and noodle soups by night, served to the tune of traditional Vietnamese musicians.
Climb the polished wooden staircase from the Restaurant to the atmospheric Bar with its glowing floor lanterns and central ceiling chandelier, then stroll on to the balcony and sip your cocktail looking out over the ocean.