Hoi An and Da Nang have a lot to offer for a family holiday – beautiful beaches, fabulous restaurants and lots of fun activities to entertain the kids.
One thing to note is that getting from Da Nang to Hoi An is very quick – just a 20-30 minute drive, and so it doesn’t matter too much which area you choose to stay in, although if you plan to eat out in Hoi An every night and spend time wandering the shops during the day, then it obviously makes sense to choose a hotel closer to Hoi An.
While Hoi An boasts all the ethnic and architectural charm and beauty, the stretch of beach running up to Da Nang is just stunning, making this a popular spot for some of the best Vietnam beach resorts.
The Cua Dai beach area closer to Hoi An is still a popular location for Hoi An beach resorts, but the beach here has suffered significant coastal erosion in recent years, meaning the beach is unfortunately not what it once was.
So if you are looking for the best place to stay in Hoi An and Da Nang for your Vietnam beach vacation, here is the selection of the best hotels in Hoi An and Da Nang for families.
Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa Da Nang
The Hyatt Regency Da Nang is one of the best Vietnam beach resorts for families, with kids’ facilities galore. The main pool (there are five in total) is enormous, with plenty of nooks and crannies to explore.
At one end you have the super-fun helter-skelter waterslide, and at the other end a sandy ‘beach’ dotted with buckets and spades, where the water is shallow enough for mum and dad to lie back with a cocktail while the kids run in and out to their hearts’ content.
This luxury Da Nang hotel also boasts a fab kids’ club, three restaurants, loads of grassy areas to run around on, and an amazing white sand beach.
Four Seasons Nam Hai Hoi An
The Four Seasons Nam Hai is one of the most luxurious Hoi An hotels and is one of the best resorts in Vietnam for families. This all-villa Four Seasons resort offers 1-, 2-, 3-, 4- and even 5-bedroom villas, making life easy for family vacations in Hoi An.
This luxury Hoi An family resort boasts three gorgeous swimming pools, all lined with palm trees and enjoying uninterrupted views out to sea (note though that children are only allowed in one of the three swimming pools).
There is also a tennis court, a fabulous spa and plenty of grass for the kids to run around on… and of course not forgetting the endless stretch of pristine beach.
If you need some adult-only time, there is a kids activity villa, where you can drop off children aged 4-12, to be entertained with a variety of games and activities.
The best options for families are the family villas, which have a separate children’s annexes with sofa bed and trundle. These also have two bathrooms and a small living area. Another good option is the pool villas, available in 2-5 bedroom configurations.
Do note however that the bedrooms at this Hoi An accommodation are full of hazards if you are travelling with toddlers or small children: the beds sit on raised platforms, there is both a sunken writing desk and a sunken bath some rooms, and there are steps leading from the bedroom to the living area.
If you opt for a pool villa, you obviously have another hazard right there in your garden.
But if you are looking for a luxury family vacation with older children, the Nam Hai is definitely one of the best family resorts in Vietnam.
Intercontinental Da Nang Sun Peninsula Resort
Talking of luxury Vietnam family resorts, you can’t get much better than the Intercontinental Da Nang Sun Peninsula Resort. This is one of the most beautiful resorts in Viet Nam.
The award-winning architecture of this family hotel in Da Nang is nothing short of spectacular, taking inspiration from the Vietnamese Buddhist temples, palaces, Royal tombs and humble village dwellings.
A variety of rooms, suites and villas are scattered over the hillside that overlooks the 700m private beach. Note if you have small children, the resort is built on the side of the hill and so there are lots of steps to endure – but the kids will love riding the funky funicular designed to take you up and down the hill with less effort.
A choice of three restaurants and two bars will keep you happy during your stay at this Danang beach resort, including the super fabulous Maison 1888, helmed by renowned French chef Pierre Gagnaire.
This restaurant is strictly adults-only, so book a babysitter and enjoy dinner followed by drinks and dancing at the M nightclub and lounge, or hit up the M Rouge karaoke lounge.
But what really makes this one of the best resorts in Vietnam for families, is the plethora of child-friendly facilities.
The Resort Garden Pool has a kids pool, perfect for splashing about in, there is an awesome kids club for kids aged 4-12, and Project VN will keep teenagers happy with its playstation, Wii, pool table and internet station. Add to this the comprehensive schedule of activities and everyone’s a winner.
Note that this Da Nang beach hotel is quite far from Hoi An, and so not the best option if you plan to visit Hoi An town a lot while you are here. To get from this part of Da Nang to Hoi An could take around 45 minutes to an hour, depending on traffic.
Sunrise Premium Resort Hoi An
The Sunrise Premium Resort is another popular family hotel in Hoi An. This luxury Hoi An resort has a large selection of rooms, suites and villas to suit families, but we particularly love the Family Two-bedroom Villas, which comprise a master bedroom, twin bedroom, separate living room and outdoor terrace and balcony.
There are plenty of family-friendly facilities in this beach resort in Vietnam, including two swimming pools, three restaurants, a fun kids club and an indoor entertainment centre.
Kids aged 3-12 will love the Kids Club, which includes a daily schedule of games and activities and older kids will appreciate the indoor entertainment centre, which includes table tennis, table soccer and a movie theatre showing three different movies a day.
Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa
If you’re looking for a friendly and relaxed Hoi An historic hotel that oozes old world charm and colonial style, then look no further than the Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa, one of the best hotels in Hoi An.
This Hoi An beach hotel is located on Cua Dai beach, just a 10-minute drive into central Hoi An.
There is much here to entice families vacationing in Hoi An – large bedrooms with balconies (note that not all rooms have baths though), a gorgeous infinity pool overlooking the ocean, and shallow kids pool perfect for splashing about in.
There’s a small kids club where you can drop off the kids and head to the spa and cheap babysitting to allow you to escape into Hoi An for dinner in the evenings.
Alternatively, kids will enjoy the dinnertime entertainment provided in the L’Annam restaurant. Older kids will also like the games room, which has pool tables and the library provides board games.
As already mentioned, much of Cua Dai beach has suffered from coastal erosion, but the Victoria Hotel Hoi An has solved this problem by providing guests with its own private beach just a short walk from the hotel – a little slice of white sandy beach, which is more often than not deserted. Perfect for sandcastle building and paddling.
Premier Village Da Nang Resort
If you’re looking for space and privacy, then the Premier Village Danang Resort is another great option for families out of the Danang hotels, providing villa living in a luxury hotel environment.
Accommodation at this Vietnam luxury resort is in large, modern 4-bedroom villas. All villas come with fully equipped kitchens, private plunge pools and private gardens.
All bedrooms benefit from ensuite bathrooms, making this one of the best Da Nang hotels for two or more families vacationing together.
There are so many little touches that make this one of the best hotels in Da Nang for kids. Firstly there is the four-storey kids club, complete with playground, ball pit and a whole host of games and activities. Older kids are treated to play station consoles and there is a movie theater too.
Outside at the beach, you will find a shaded play area with buckets and spades, as well as facilities for beach basketball, volleyball and badminton. Then there are two swimming pools, two kids swimming pools, two restaurants and a beach bar.
Pullman Da Nang Beach Resort
The newly renovated Pullman Da Nang Beach Resort is another popular beach resort in Vietnam located along the white sandy stretch of Bac My An Beach. It is the closest to Da Nang airport of all our pick of Da Nang family hotels and therefore close to Da Nang city too.
There is a range of rooms and suites to choose from, but we particularly like the look of the Cottages, set in a separate ‘village’ within the resort, and offering private gardens and outdoor dining areas.
One thing to note however, is that the two bedroom cottages have the bedrooms housed in two separate buildings, meaning this may not be ideal if you are travelling with small children.
There are plenty of family-friendly facilities at this luxury Da Nang hotel – including a kids club, a gorgeous infinity pool with separate shallow kids area, and, of course, that amazing white-sand beach.
There is a comprehensive schedule of complimentary activities on offer, including aerobics, water polo, kite flying, stand-up paddle boarding, volleyball and kayaking.
There are two restaurants to choose from, but our vote goes to the awesome Azure Beach Lounge, which has an onsite playground – meaning mum and dad can enjoy a leisurely lunch while the kids play – ideal.
This resort is very close to Da Nang town, and therefore very close to the airport, making it a good option for a short break.
Vinpearl Da Nang Resort & Villas
The luxury Vinpearl Da Nang Resort & Villas is another great Vietnam family resort. All 200 rooms boast balconies overlooking the ocean and main pool, and there is plenty of green garden space for kids to run around on.
For the ultimate in family accommodation, check into one of the 23 beachfront villas, which benefit from separate living rooms, fully equipped kitchens, private swimming pools and private gardens.
Within this luxury Da Nang family hotel you will find two restaurants, three bars, a kids club (for children aged 5+), a small shopping mall and five – yes FIVE – swimming pools. That should keep the kids happy.
Da Nang and its surrounding area is a wonderful place to visit and discover. Its beautiful beaches and breathtaking scenery make it a favorite for many travelers. Now that you have an idea of where to stay, you can start planning the rest of your trip and make the most of your time in this seaside paradise.