11. Anantara Hoi An Resort
Designed in chic French colonial style, this chic, charming boutique retreat is set on the banks of the Thu Bon River, a mere stone’s throw from both the beach and the charming town of Hoi An. With lantern making and cookery classes, you can soak up culture as well as sun – if you can move from the scenic pool set in lush tropical gardens, that is. Think riverside relaxation with authentic Vietnamese flavour, all carried off with Anantara’s signature brand of luxury. Bliss.