Central Vietnam,  Vietnam

Five Star Resort in Central Vietnam – TUI BLUE Nam Hoi An

In late 2022, before this website or any of my social media accounts existed, I had won a giveaway from the tourism office of the Quang Nam province and the TUI BLUE Nam Hoi An for a two night stay at the resort, so I included it into my trip. I had a tranquil few days here, before going on to Ho Chi Minh City.

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TUI BLUE Nam Hoi An Resort

The TUI BLUE Nam Hoi An* is not actually in Hoi An, despite the name. It’s actually about an hour drive away, 50km south of Hoi An and much closer to Tam Kỳ. This also explains the rather low 2,5 location rating on Google. This resort is not the choice when you want to explore Hoi An or want to travel more independently. However it is a great choice to spend a few relaxing days surrounded mostly by quiet nature.

The resort has a taller building with the standard and deluxe rooms, as well as several villas which contain the junior and senior suites. In the giveaway I had won a stay in one of the junior suites and mine was in a villa right next to the beach.

At the resort you have access to a private beach. Even though the beach crosses seamlessly into other beaches on both sides there are security guards on each end. When I got up at sunrise to see it over the ocean I met some of the employees who were raking the sand to get rid of any trash left during the day or washed up during the night. Then the wind made it look smooth and natural again.

Four pools are on the grounds of the resort, one big central pool is right between the main lobby building and the wooden path to the beach. The other three pools are left and right of the main pool, each with a different setup and depth. During the main hours there is always a life guard near the pool.

The TUI BLUE Nam Hoi An resort has an several on premise restaurants and a bar next to the pool. At the lemongrass restaurant you can get à la carte food for lunch and dinner. The breakfast buffet at this hotel was the most widespread one I have ever seen while being of good quality all around. There is an Omelette station, a station with hot and cold Vietnamese dishes, hot and cold continental dishes, yoghurt, cereal and fruit, pastries and baked goods.

Right across from the lemongrass restaurant is the art gallery where you can admire paintings from local artists and guests, as well as a wall mural painted by some of the talented employees, accompanied by soft Vietnamese music.

Some days they offer art classes. When I was there there were very few guests and after getting an introduction by Uyên I was allowed to just use whichever colours I needed and paint a painting of my choice. It was very meditative.

There are sports offers at the resort as well, such as yoga, personal training, kayaking, SUP, surfing and many more.

The TUI BLUE Nam Hoi An offers many activities and excursions for their guests, some of which are included in the room rate and others for extra charge, which are usually day tours and take you further away.


Tam Thanh Mural Village

I went on a free bike tour in the early morning to the Tam Thanh Mural Village with Khoi. About 100 artworks cover the houses and fences of the fishing village. Most of which were painted in 2016 by Korean volunteers and locals of the Quang Nam Province.

It’s definitely worth getting up early for! If you want to know more check out my post about Tam Thanh.

Organic Garden

Another free offer was a tour of the resorts organic garden. Here they grow a lot of the vegetables and herbs they use in the kitchens. Thao, one of the TUI BLUE Guides I met during my time here (Jake being the other) explained the different plants to me and I could even try some of them, like the hibiscus flower bud and some of the mustard plants (think arugula, not mustard).

In the end I decided to stay an extra night to unwind a little longer, after a very eventful trip. On my last day I took their complementary airport shuttle back to Da Nang.

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