Published on : Wednesday, April 4, 2018
The award-winning beach at Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An is long and private enough to satisfy both beach purists and adrenalin devotees. Occupying a kilometre-length of Ha My – one of Forbes’ “best beaches in the world” – ensures that the Resort is able to maintain a perfect balance between waterside calm and wave-riding excitement with plenty of space to spare.
“People want to be by the ocean for many reasons; some like to appreciate its tranquillity and soak up the sun, others prefer the sun’s rays to be bouncing off the surf onto their faces as they harness the sea’s wildness and wonder,” comments General Manager Anthony Gill. “Our beach is able to cater to both without either impacting on the other.”
The Resort’s extensive motorised water sport experiences are back, including expert tuition and tips from highly experienced on-site instructors in catamaran, jet and water skiing, wake and knee boarding. In addition, the beautiful East Sea backdrop and wildlife-filled waters of the Cham Islands provide a playground that’s both exhilarating and enchanting.
The undoubted highlight of water sports, however, is the X-Jetblade: the opportunity to instantly transform into a Marvel superhero. Revolutionary under-foot jetboards enable the wearer to “fly” above water, executing aerial acrobatics and even, with practice, dive in and out of the water at speed.
In addition to solo explorations or skill-honing lessons, guests can choose to relinquish control and be towed behind a boat on a range of tubes and inflatables. Or those with a slightly more serene approach to their oceanic playtime can opt for complimentary non-motorised options including single and double kayaks, body boards and windsurfing.
No matter what marine pursuits are favoured, few would doubt the après-sports appeal of the Resort’s Beach Bar: a mirage of beach rockers and daybeds, Central Coast-inspired cocktails and Asian tapas for an unmistakably chilled-chic Nam Hai vibe.
Private water sport instruction and rental sessions range from 20- 60 minutes. Prices start from VND 575,000 per person, excluding service and tax.