Caitlin Hoffmann

Hoi An

Caitlin Hoffmann
Hoi An

Enchanting Hoi An

This ancient city will steal your heart.  With the option of both town and beach, perfect place to settle in for a few days and really get a feel for all Hoi An has to offer.  

Stay

Lantana Boutique Hotel

Superior service.  Exceptional breakfast and cool happy hour.  Excellent location with walking distance to old town area.  Shuttle to beach along with moped/bike rental next door.

Eat

Morning Glory

Classic, clean and unbelievably flavorful Vietnamese cuisine.  Still crave the garlic eggplant to this day.  If interested check out their renowned cooking classes

Explore

Rent a moped and head to the beach.  The scenery along the way is wonderfully peaceful.  Early morning is best 

Shop your way around Old Town.  Buy a lantern from the night market

Get clothes made.  Trust me on this one.  The silk and style options are outstanding.  Allow 2-3 days for fittings and final product

In the know

As the Old Town area is a UNESCO Heritage site you will need to buy a ticket to enter. Its cheap and worth it, but keep it handy as gaurds check.

Buy a hand fan - you will not regret it

Schedule your day to beat the heat -- Wander the town at sunrise or go for a bike ride through the winding side streets. Dip in the ocean mid-afternoon and head back out later for dinner and night markets when they are in full swing