Visiting Hoi An
From May to July, when the crowds thin, it’s perfect beach weather around Hoi An, with temperatures averaging around the mid-30s Celsius. This means it’s not only great for photos and bartering down the tailors, but room prices become surprisingly affordable — upgrade a star or two and you’ll still remain within budget. Diving conditions are at their best and very few local businesses close down.
The town is shrouded in bright bougainvillea and fragrant frangipanis, the paddy glows a vibrant green and the markets are awash with exotic fruits and flowers.
It’s a great time to upgrade your cooking class with a guided tour of the market as well.
Low season is also when you get to really appreciate the importance of family in Hoi An. WhileCua Dai is the most popular tourist beach in Hoi An, head to An Bang Beach instead, a four kilometer bicycle ride from town. Settleyourself down here or on the public stretches of My Khe around sunset and you will be joined by hundreds of local families arriving in their Sunday best for a picnic of barbecued squid. The women change into their swimwear, while the kids pile into the ocean in jeans, and the men knock back cans of LaRue and the odd plastic bottle of rice wine on colorful reed mats.
Where to stay in low season? The best area to stay when the weather is so hot is midway between beach and town. Take advantage of the discounted hotel rates and treat yourself to a little upgrade!
Hoi An old town with colorful lanterned nights, with cristinely old plain houses and special mysterious cultural elements, and with the etiquette & culturally hospitable and friendly people are warmly welcoming you.