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Hoi An

It is almost impossible not to love Hoi An; a town of immense historical interest blessed with a idyllic location on the Thu Bon River, just a few short miles from the glorious beaches of the East Vietnam Sea.

Hoi An Map

“Hoi An is perhaps my favourite place in all of Vietnam. I love the traditional Old Quarter with its traffic-free streets and colourful silk lanterns; combine that with a great beach just ten minutes of out town and this is a fantastic place. The setting is amazing and the food is seriously good! ”

Ruth Hubbard, Product Manager

For centuries Hoi An was one of Asia's greatest trading ports, attracting merchants from across the continent and beyond; drawing influence from all comers that is reflected still in the architecture and character of the town. As the Thu Bon River slowly silted up during the 19th century, influence faded and the town became a quiet backwater. The beautiful old town was mercifully largely undamaged during decades of war and political turbulence, and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999.

Located a short ten-minute drive from town is the excellent Cua Dai Beach, where visitors can choose to stay in one of the many handsome resorts. Whether you opt for the beach or to stay within walking distance of the Old Quarter, Hoi An is an ideal place to relax and take a few days to enjoy this quintessential Vietnamese town. Also known for its fine cuisine, you will have the chance in Hoi An to take a cookery class and learn first hand how to create some of Vietnam's most iconic dishes.

Recommended Accommodation in Hoi An

The following are some of our favourite accommodation options in Hoi An.

Weather in Hoi An

The Climate Guide for Hoi An is perfect for planning your holiday. Monthly weather averages give the best indication of what the weather is usually like for every month of the year including figures for temperature, rainfall and sunshine.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max Daytime Temperature (°C) 25 26 28 30 32 33 33 33 31 29 27 26
Min Night-time Temperature (°C) 19 20 21 23 25 25 26 25 24 23 22 20
Hours of Sunshine (Daily) 7 7 7 7 7 5 6 5 6 6 6 7
Hours of Daylight (Daily) 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Heat and Humidity Discomfort Low Low Moderate High Very High Very High Very High Very High Very High High Moderate Low
Days with some Rainfall 4 4 5 7 14 19 18 23 18 14 7 5
Monthly Rainfall (mm) 92 32 30 34 56 99 90 104 297 526 363 206
UV Index (Maximum) 9 11 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11 9 9