Ha My Beach
Tel: 84 510 940 000
The 100-villa Nam Hai combines high design with stunning views of the breakers rolling in from the Gulf of Tonkin. The hotel's centerpiece, a sequence of three huge pools that step down to the sea, divides the terra-cotta tile-roofed cottages into two different camps: ocean villas and the larger pool villas, each of which has its own plunge pool. Paris-based architect Reda Amalou and interior decorator Jaya Ibrahim's guest rooms—all buffed gray stone floors and a central living platform of dark-stained teak—encourage a Zen-like serenity. Espresso machines and preloaded iPods are a welcome touch, but there are no reading lights by the bed, a curious lapse. Baths have indoor and outdoor showers and Acqua di Parma toiletries. The hotel's public spaces are magnificent, including the main restaurant and a library. The Nam Hai spa is included among the 2007 Hot List Spas.