Hoi An in Vietnam is a very popular destination for a family vacation, and one of the questions I get asked most is whether I can recommend the best family-friendly hotels in Hoi An and Danang.
One thing to note is that Hoi An and Danang are very close to each other – just a 20-30 minute drive, and so it doesn’t matter too much which area you choose to stay in. While Hoi An boasts all the ethnic and architectural charm and beauty, the stretch of beach running up to Danang is just stunning, making this a popular spot for many of the family-friendly resorts in the area.
The Cua Dai beach area closer to Hoi An is still a popular location for family 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 trying to decide where to stay for your family vacation, here is our selection of the best family friendly resorts in Hoi An and Danang.
Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa
The Hyatt Regency Danang is one of the most popular family-friendly resorts in Danang, 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 family friendly Danang hotel also boasts a fab kids’ club, three restaurants, loads of grassy areas to run around on, and an amazing white sand beach. We particularly love the residences, which come in 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom configurations, and are an excellent choice for families, as they benefit from fully equipped kitchenettes and separate living and dining areas.
You can read our full Review of the Hyatt Regency Danang Resort & Spa here.
The Nam Hai is one of the best upscale family resorts in Hoi An. This all-villa resort offers 1-, 2-, 3-, 4- and even 5-bedroom villas, making life easy for family vacations in Hoi An.
This luxury family friendly Hoi An resort boasts three gorgeous swimming pools, all lined with palm trees and enjoying uninterrupted views out to sea (although 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.
However, note that the bedrooms 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 in the room and 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 friendly hotels in Hoi An.
You can read our full Review of the Nam Hai Hoi An here.
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Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort
Talking of luxury family hotels in Danang, you can’t get much better than the Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort. This is one of the most beautiful resorts I have been lucky enough to step foot in. The award-winning architecture 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 family friendly Danang hotel, 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 family hotels in Danang, 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.
Sunrise Premium Resort Hoi An
The Sunrise Premium Resort is another popular family hotel in Hoi An. This 5 star Hoi An hotel 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 Hoi An resort, 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.
The Sunrise Premium Resort overlooks the South China Sea and is just a ten-minute taxi ride to the centre of Hoi An, making this one of the best centrally located family friendly hotels in Hoi An.
Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa
If you’re looking for a friendly and relaxed hotel that oozes old world charm and colonial style, then look no further than the Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa. This family friendly resort in Hoi An 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 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 Danang Resort
If you’re looking for space and privacy, then the Premier Village Danang Resort is a great option for a family-friendly hotel in Danang, providing villa living in a luxury hotel environment.
Accommodation at this beachfront 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 Danang hotels for two or more families vacationing together.
There are so many little touches that make this one of the best hotels in Danang 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 playstation 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. We particularly love the friendly dragon mascot who greets the kids at breakfast, handing out balloons!
Pullman Danang Beach Resort
The newly renovated Pullman Danang Beach Resort is another popular family-friendly resort located along the white sandy stretch of Bac My An Beach.
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 Danang 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!
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Vin Pearl Danang Resort & Villas
The luxury Vin Pearl Danang Resort & Villas is another good hotel for a family vacation in Danang. 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 Danang 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.
Golden Sand Resort & Spa
The Golden Sand Resort & Spa is another good option to explore if you are trying to decide where to stay in Hoi An with kids. It has all the facilities you would expect at a luxury family hotel – spacious rooms, kids club, choice of restaurants, watersports and fun activities.
But the star of the show at this beachfront Hoi An hotel is the swimming pool – Vietnam’s longest swimming pool stretches the length of three Olympic pools along the beach – amazing! And even better are the two kids pools, complete with in-pool playground with water slides and water guns. Fun!
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