Best Swimming Pools in Hoi An
When the beaches are overrun with tourists and you can’t be bothered shaking off sand, Hoi An’s pools are often a welcome change of pace. Hidden has taken a look at some of Hoi An’s best hotels, resorts, and boutique villas’ swimming pools. We’ve created a comprehensive list of where you can spend the day cooling off without actually being an overnight guest! Whether you’re honeymooners looking for a poolside cocktail, a solo traveller looking for a pool to party in, or a family seeking a safe space for the kids, Hidden has scouted out the best pools in Hoi An on offer for you.
Pools in Hoi An
Hoi An has a large selection of resort, boutique, and freshwater pools. Hidden looked at prices, settings, and who the pool is targeted for and then came up with our list of the best pools to visit in Hoi An. Taking into account information like happy hour specials, family-friendly environments, and accessibility, we should be able to help you find a pool that is the best for your needs. So all you have to do now is dive in and choose one!
Hidden Hint: Luxury resort the Anantara have just released a day package including pool access and choice of a dish from their pool menu for 250,000 pp (10.90 USD). Spend some time poolside and eat lunch in the resort gardens overlooking the Thu Bon River
Where to find swimwear, inflatables, sunscreen, and more
Roadside stalls selling anything and everything you can imagine are common in many parts of Vietnam. Loud, colourful, and fun inflatables pool toys are no exception. Therefore it can be quite amusing seeing a neon orange inflatable doughnut next to a hot pink flamingo in a landscape of children’s toys! Above all these shops are full of the promise of fun.
In Hoi An, these can be found at the beach end of Cua Dai Road and on the approach to An Bang beach. They offer swim shorts, bikinis, hats, sunglasses, swimming rafts, and various miscellaneous pool party toys — all the things you need before visiting Hoi An’s best pools. However, prices are generally unmarked in these informal shops. Therefore, remember to bargain down the initial cost. For instance, if you are buying a couple of items, ask for a multiple purchase discount.
However, branded swimwear is more difficult to find in these shops. But there’s a Hot Tuna shop in the Old Town that offers quality bikinis and swimwear accessories. For sunscreen and mosquito repellent, visit the local pharmacies (Nha Thuoc Tay) or convenience stores in Hoi An. Hidden recommends 9 Mart as they store a range of products with current stock dates. You can read more about what they stock in our grocery shopping article here.
Hidden Hint: Be sure to check the expiry dates for perishable items like sunscreen.
This upscale little spot is right on An Bang Beach and has a very tropical, vacation vibe to it. Shore Club offers one of the best small swimming pools in Hoi An in its boat-themed restaurant. The palm tree leaf roof makes the seating area feel like a group of exotic huts. Shore Club offers an extensive seafood menu, local and international cuisine, smoothies and drinks. Happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., with a buy one get one special on cocktails and beers.
Access to the pool is free for all guests eating in the restaurant. They also accept bookings for weddings and parties with a capacity of 190. This makes them the largest spot on the coast of Hoi An, so be sure to make a reservation ahead of time. This pool is one of the best places in Hoi An for couples and friends. Above all it’s great way to relax in a beautifully decorated setting, complete with an ocean view.
Vinpearl Land Waterpark
Price: 550,000 VND (23.90 USD) for adults over 140 cm; children (100 cm to 140 cm) 450,000 VND (19.60 USD); and seniors (over the age of 60) 400,000 VND (17.40 USD). Ticket price includes access to all activities on site.
Vietnam’s superbrand Vingroup has brought its famous water amusement park to Hoi An. A standout choice for many, offering the best pools in Hoi An for families. In addition, Vinpearl Land also provides a brigade of other entertainment and food for visitors, mimicking safari and jungle landscapes (with real lions and ostriches), European villages and shops, old Vietnamese folk villages, a bird aviary, and more!
In other words, Vinpearl Land Waterpark is an experience guaranteed to keep you busy all day. The slides range from infant-friendly to white knuckle. The pools are some of the best in Hoi An. There are a wave pool and a gigantic shallow play pool full of water jets and play structures—perfect for little tots to play in. But if fast water slides aren’t your cup of tea, then they also have a lazy river for you to grab an inflatable to drift around and relax.
The park is an easy drive 15 kilometres south of Hoi An’s Old Town. There is also a regular free shuttle bus to pick up guests from the Old Town. Call 1900 6677 and then press 5 or 094 258 1212 for more details.
Hidden Hint: Vinpearl Land entrance is reduced to 200,000 VND (8.70 USD) per adult and 100,000 VND (4.35 USD) per child after 5 p.m.
Allegro Hoi An
Price: 200,000 VND (8.70 USD) for adults, 100,000 VND (4.35 USD) for kids under 11, free for kids under 5
Located just on the outskirts of Hoi An’s Old Town, this little luxury 4-star hotel offers one of the best pools in the area, a 5 to 10-minute walk from just about everything in the Old Town. So if you don’t need an ocean view from your outdoor pool, then this is a beautiful one to relax in.
Allegro allows pool and gym access for non-guests in addition to its restaurant. They have happy hour drinks from 5 to 7 p.m., and its pool is one of the best in Hoi An as it’s large enough for you to swim laps in. Red lanterns adorn the trees, giving this place a warm Hoi An touch. Above all it’s a great place to come and relax away from the busy Old Town without venturing too far away, Allegro’s swimming pool is a perfect way for families and couples to spend their day.
Hidden Hint: Allegro Hoi An is part of the Little Hoi An Hotel Group. All of its hotels have pools offering the same access for non-guests.
Palm Garden Beach Resort & Spa
This expansive resort set on a private beach on Cua Dai offers some of the best beachfront pools in Hoi An. In addition to being a great romantic getaway for young and retired couples, it is also a great place for families with young children. It has a large group of supervised pools, including two large kiddie pools and a toddlers’ splash pool. For sun-seekers, there is an outdoor jacuzzi tub and onsite beach access. In addition to a gorgeous ocean view, guests can also enjoy the beautiful gardens with over 400 different plants, making Palm Garden both feel and sound like its name.
Hidden Hint: Don’t miss the small kids’ playground to the left of the swimming pool.
Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa
Victoria Beach Resort and Spa is well known to have one of Hoi An’s best pools. Located right on the seafront of Cua Dai beach this stunning resort provides guests access to a large swimming pool, sauna and steam bath, gym facilities, and private beach. With lifeguards on duty, evening happy hour from 6 to 8 p.m., and on-site spa, the Victoria is great for anyone looking for a high-end resort experience for the day.
Hidden Hint: Book for their Sunday brunch, which runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is an array of food and beverages on offer, as well as pool access. Possibly the best way to spend your Sunday in Hoi An.
Kahuna’s Hoi An Beach Club
Maybe you’re not much of an ocean person and prefer the cool water of a pool instead. Then look no further because Kahuna’s offers a great pool, free to the public, on grounds that open up to the beach. This place has the perfect social vibe—they’ve got a great menu with many western items and offer cold drinks all day long.
If you visit earlier in the day, then there’s a great family-friendly vibe. They have a decent-sized outdoor play area out back with swings and petanque too. Later in the afternoon through to the evening, is more suited to the party crowd. In addition, there are regular events including their infamous Sunday Sessions. This includes beach bbq and a DJ playing nice, chill tunes, with the bonus of giveaways and extended happy hours. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for the latest events.
Hidden Hint: They also have giant Connect Four and checkers games behind the bar for the kids.
Sol An Bang Beach Resort & Spa
Sol An Bang Beach Resort & Spa is a 4-star boutique hotel. Just a couple of steps away from the beach, Sol offers the use of their two pools—one aimed at kids and one more for adults. But what makes this one of the best pools in Hoi An is that the price includes access to their sauna and steam bath. In addition, there’s a large green field right next to one pool, giving children a safe place to run around.
Here, you can enjoy fresh cold drinks in a quieter part of Hoi An with food from their restaurant, serving both local and Western cuisine until 10 p.m. They also offer private party reservations with a maximum capacity of 80 people. The large green field next to the pool sets this destination apart from the others. Families have room to move, play, and run around safely before and after taking a cool dip in the pool.
Baby Shark House
When travelling as a family with young children, it can be tough to find family-friendly spots and things to keep the kids occupied. However luckily, Hidden discovered Baby Shark House! This is the best new pool and play area on offer in Hoi An, specifically for young children.
When you walk in, there is a child-sized lemonade stand and a small inflatable pool for children under the age of three. There is a picnic table and a pool chock full of crazy, big, fun inflatables. From gardening, playing with sand toys, fishing, and indoor games, this is a child’s paradise. It has everything accessible for children to use and play with.
In addition for extracurricular activities, Baby Shark House also offers swimming lessons. For 600,000 VND (26 USD), you get three lessons a week for a month, for children (ages four and up) and adults, too. These affordable lessons are offered in both English and Vietnamese.
Hidden Hint: It offers themed birthday parties! Want to be a princess or a ninja turtle for your birthday? Book with Baby Shark House and they will make it happen.
In conclusion, with Hoi An’s booming tourism industry, there is no shortage of swimming pools. So if you’ve got very young children and are on a budget, then head to the sweet environment set up at Baby Shark House. But if you have a bit more cash to splash, then head to Vinpearl Land where the whole family is going to have one of their best days out in Hoi An, in Disneyland-type pools.
Kahuna’s is one of the best free options down at the beach in Hoi An—featuring a decent sized pool in a fun, Hawaiian style beach resort. It’s the perfect spot to lounge and chill. Just pick the right time to go as their demographic does change completely from day to night. However if you’d prefer something more serene, then Sol offers one of the quieter settings down at the beach, and you can indulge in the steam bath and sauna while you’re there.
Shore Club is one of the more high-end options to eat at and chill with friends and family with a pool and an ocean view, while the resorts of Palm Garden and the Victoria can easily fill up a day for the whole family.
For a more luxurious option right in the heart of the Old Town, Allegro’s pool is typically quieter than other hotels, without being far from the town centre.
So as temperatures rise, beat the heat and relax in one or all of the best pools in Hoi An.