This Spring, let your family vacation truly come alive at the award-winning Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam. There’s something for everyone: a trifecta of UNESCO culture, three infinity pools that flow towards a gorgeous mile-long beach, enriching encounters for all ages, a harmonious Spa haven and more fun than the Easter Bunny could shake his tail at.
From 30th March, it’s all about ‘Easter Feasters’ with three days of creative cuisine. Kicking off the celebrations, 30th March brings a Seafood Beach Buffet: a lantern and fire-pit lit evening of live music, seafood ice bar including locally-caught lobster, crabs, and prawns; and live cooking stations hosted on the Resort’s gorgeous stretch of Ha My beach.
Head to the La Sen on 31st March for a sensational Street Food Night featuring Easter specialities including Egg Yolk Banh Bao, Stuffed Winter Melon from onsite Vegetable Farm, and a Vietnamese Chocolate Corner sourcing free-trade cocoa beans from farmers in Southern Vietnam. Bound over to an Eggstravaganza Buffet Breakfast on 1st April overflowing with decorated décor that’s all about the humble egg: from chocolatey shells to every egg dish under the sun, including foie gras scrambled eggs, chocolate eggs benedict and more. In addition, guests can also indulge in a couple of decadent Swiss treats from Executive Chef Alex Stapfer’s childhood – Schenkeli (deep fried cookies) and Fasnachtschüechli (paper-thin cakes sprinkled with icing sugar).
Little ones are invited to hop on over to the Chuon Chuon Kids’ Club for a week-long (26th March – 1st April) celebration of all things Easter: from egg decorating and bunny headband crafts to a bunny themed kids’ party (1st April) complete with magic show, balloon artist and Easter themed snacks and treats. Not forgetting a visit from the Easter Bunny and tropical Easter Egg Hunt (10am, 1st April).
Then ‘yolk’ yourself to The Heart of the Earth Spa and explore a greater union with self, surroundings and those special people in your life with a week-long (26th March – 2nd April) Easter-inspired program that is all about connection. From complimentary ‘Family AntiGravity Yoga’ classes (45 minutes from 1pm daily) to a specially devised ‘Our Time Easter’ treatment: a 75-minute ritual for two (parent and child or couple) that includes a 60-minute massage and choice of 15-minute sound bath or bath ceremony.
Family Friendly Highlights to put an Extra Spring in Your Vacation Step At The Nam Hai, no stone has been left unturned in the hunt to provide the ultimate family experience. From child-sized bathrobes and complimentary baby and kids’ toiletries, to access to an incredible onsite array of complimentary activities and cultural encounters: tennis, badminton, basketball, games-room hub (featuring billiards, ping pong and foosball), the Spa’s nightly ‘Goodnight Kiss to the Earth’ ritual, rice field cycling and more. Even packing is made easy with the complimentary ‘pack less’ service, enabling access to onsite baby cribs, strollers, high chairs, milk bottle warmers, bottle sterilisers, baby feeding sets, baby monitors, baby carrier bags, sofa bed rails, baby bathtub, car seats, inflatable pool toys and more.
With three pools to choose from and a kilometer-long beach, The Nam Hai is a haven for water babies of all ages: from bucket and spade action to water sport adrenalin. And, a ‘resort within a resort’, the Chuon Chuon Kids’ Club is open daily from 9am – 5pm to keep children entertained in age-appropriate groups. Kids can splash in the shallow egg-shaped wading pool, relax on a mini poolside lounger, wiggle through worm tubes in the gardens or build sandcastles in the shaded sand area. Inside, there’s dolls’ houses for imaginative play, a gaming area focusing on dance and movement, and a dedicated craft corner. Activities range from fruit carving, lantern making and kite flying to tennis and stilt walking; children can even help the gardeners in the on-site herb and vegetable farm.
Firm believers that a flair for flavours can begin at any age, the expert chefs offer a daily, hour-long Junior Cooking Academy experience, teaching wannabe pros all the skills of rice paper rolling, cookie and biscuit making, chocolate tempering and more.
And while you won’t exhaust the wide range of onsite action, those wishing to venture further afield will discover an enriching list of local excursions: from visits to three UNESCO wonders – Hue’s Imperial City, the temple sanctuary of My Son and Hoi An’s lantern lit alleyways – to Buffalo Cart Pulling, Farming and Fishing Life, Wet Rice Growing Culture trips and more.
Last, but by no means least, guests’ home away from home’ accommodation makes family needs a priority. The 104 m2 Family Villas feature separate en-suite children’s room complete with a sofa bed, kids’ desk, television, gaming console, board game selection and kids’ amenities… but they don’t compromise on grown-up indulgence: the master bedroom has seductive night-time appeal with a raised sleeping platform and bathing area enclosed in gossamer drapes.
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