British magazine Wanderlust has unveiled a list of eight hotels and resorts in Hoi An where environmental sustainability is prioritized and with prices starting from only $30 a night.
Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai spreads over 35 hectares and overlooks Ha My Beach in the central province of Quang Nam.
Surrounded by coconut palms and green trees, it has three infinity pools, 100 villas and eight separate spa rooms all designed in traditional Vietnamese style in combination with feng shui architecture, according to Wanderlust.
The resort has its own vegetable garden and uses eco-friendly materials. At the heart of the resort is a small temple where fishermen pray for peace before each voyage.
Villas cost from $725 per night including breakfast.
Located by Thu Bon River in Hoi An Ancient Town, Anantara Hoi An Resort is free from plastic bottles, and drinks come with bamboo straws while water is supplied by an eco-hi-tech system.
All its 94 luxury rooms offer breathtaking views of the Thu Bon River or green gardens.
While staying at the resort, guests can join a boat tour to release floating lanterns onto the river on the 14th lunar day of each month, a traditional travel experience in the ancient town for years.
Rooms cost from $199, including breakfast.
Overlooking Cua Dai Beach, Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa has 109 rooms featuring Japanese, classic French or traditional Vietnamese decor.
One of the highlights of the resorts is a row of yellow villas with clay-tiled roofs. No plastic is allowed at the resort and guests are provided with paper straws for drinks.
Complimentary water stations and glass bottles are dotted around for guests to use.
Rooms cost from $160, including breakfast.
Located by Co Co River in Cam Thanh Commune, An Villa resembles a tropical oasis surrounded by coconut palms and lakes.
Designed by Vietnamese-French architect Helena Tran Quang Man, the resort has six bungalows, one two-bedroom villa, one three-bedroom villa and a studio. All rooms are designed in traditional Vietnamese style with colorful lanterns.
While staying at the resort, guests can join a cooking class, coracle boat tours or learn palm leaf crafts.
Rooms cost from $55, including breakfast.
Wanderlust recommended guests try signature dishes prepared by Trinh Diem Vy, owner of Maison Vy Hotel in Cam Chau Commune and author of the Taste Vietnam cookbook.
The hotel has 45 rooms all designed in black-white and yin-yang titled roofs.
Don’t forget to book a street food tour led by Chef Vy who would take you to experience signature dishes in Hoi An like crispy pancakes and cao lau that include poached noodles, bean sprouts and herbs, garnished with thin slices of barbeque pork and crispy fried pig skin.
The hotel discourages guests from using single-use plastic products.
Rooms are priced from $52, including breakfast.
Located in a quiet village between immense rice fields and green gardens, Hoi An Chic Hotel in Cam Son Commune was mainly built with wood, bamboo and marble.
All 17 rooms have balconies and are decorated with carved wood works that blend classic and modern styles. Guests are provided eco-friendly drinking straws and refillables while leftovers are collected as fertilizer to reduce waste.
Room rates cost from $85 per night.
Around one kilometer from downtown Hoi An and three kilometers from An Bang Beach, Hoi An Ancient House Resort is surrounded by green trees with its highlight being colorful lanterns and yin and yang tiled roofs.
At the foot of the resort is a 200-year-old ancient house, made of ebony and ironwood where five generations of a family have been making pho (fresh rice noodles) sold to local restaurants.
The hotel is also reducing plastic usage, and donating furniture and amenities to charity.
Rooms cost from $50 per night, including breakfast.
Designed by Vietnam’s famous architect Vo Trong Nghia, Mulberry Collection Silk Eco in Minh An Ward is an ideal choice for nature lovers with green trees occupying every corner.
In addition, the resort uses solar panels and a low-energy lighting system while all rooms are decorated with eco-friendly materials.
All Silk Eco’s hotel staff are locals while food is sourced from local farmers and fishermen.