Photo: Get the kids out on the water for some fun.

Hoi An for families

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Offering both cultural activities and great beaches, Hoi An is a deservedly popular choice for family vacations. There’s plenty to keep everyone busy, fed and entertained.

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What to do Of all the beaches around Hoi An, An Bang is the easiest with kids. It’s just a five-minute, US$5 taxi ride from town and there are a slew of family friendly restaurants to choose from. Most are designed to be hang out spots and for the price of a meal, guests can use the shaded loungers, sun huts, toilets, showers and the grassy area for the little ones to run around.

An Bang beach is ideal for families. Photo taken in or around Hoi An for families, Hoi An, Vietnam by Cindy Fan.

An Bang beach is ideal for families. Photo: Cindy Fan

An Bang is ideal from March to October. During the hottest months, An Bang boasts shallow waters and few or no waves. A few shops sell beach toys and there’s plenty available to borrow or hire, including boogie boards, balls and buckets. In addition to Western and Vietnamese beach fare, Soul Kitchen has a pool table, board games, books and some shady nooks perfect for a little nap. It’s all very laidback. Soul Kitchen’s neighbours are also decent spots to settle in for R&R. Kids and teens will dig the pizza at Luna D’Autonno.

Teens might also take to SUP. If they can be roused at the crack of dawn, the Aloha Tour (US$50) by SUP Monkey is in the shallows of the coastal stretch from Ha My down to An Bang beach where the sea is most calm, perfect for ... Travelfish members only (Around 1,200 more words) ... please log in to read the rest of this story.

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Popular attractions in Hoi An

A selection of some of our favourite sights and activities around Hoi An.

Best places to stay in Hoi An

A selection of some of our favourite places to stay in Hoi An.

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