What should you do on An Bang beach, Hoi An?


An Bang is a lovely beach, just 4 miles outside of the old town of Hoi An. Most people simply venture to the beach for the day. But if you have chosen a vacation in Viet Nam as an opportunity to relax and unwind, we would recommend that you stay in the quaint beach town rather than in the middle of crowded, touristy Hoi An old town.

Regardless of whether you come for the afternoon, or stay a few nights in An Bang, it’s well worth checking out the beach and the subsequent town. Check out the list of our favorite restaurants, bars, and things to do at An Bang Beach!

The Best Hotels in An Bang Beach

Dai An Phu Villa

The best hotel on An Bang beach Hoi An

Dai An Phu Villa is located just a short, 2 minute walk from An Bang Beach. It’s a lovely property with a lush garden and an outdoor pool surrounded by lounge chairs. You’ll love relaxing in the poolside cabanas with a glass of wine at sunset!

Rooms are light, bright, and spacious. And all have views of the beautiful property grounds. Air conditioning, a flat screen cable television set, a mini-bar, and various complimentary toiletries are standard in every room.

You’ll be served a delicious breakfast every morning and have complimentary access to the hotel bicycles for a tour of the countryside.

KA Villa Hoi An

The overloo0king view of the best hotel on An Bang beach

You’ll love the amazing pool at the KA Villa Hoi An, and the way that the staff treats you like a member of their family! Plus it’s right on the beach so you can enjoy the sunset every evening after a long day swimming in the pool.

Rooms are spacious and incredibly clean. Amenities include air conditioning, a flat-screen television set with cable channels, a kettle for coffee, a mini-bar, and blackout curtains in case you want to sleep in.

Included in your stay is a delicious morning breakfast and complimentary use of the hotel bicycles.

The Best Restaurants in An Bang Beach

Hai Cay Me – The Tamarind Tree

Yummy dish in a local resstaurant on Hoi An beach

Hai Cay Me is arguably the best restaurant in town! Prices are incredibly reasonable and everything on the menu is fresh and delicious. They occasionally offer specials like two beers for the price of one. Plus they have really tasty cocktails and fresh fruit shakes.

Be sure to try the pumpkin cooked in a clay pot, it’s the best meal we had in all of An Bang Beach! And the avocado salad is superb, although it’s seasonal. The papaya salad and the pork wontons are also delightful and served in large portions.

Purple Lantern Restaurant

Must-try seafood dish in a local Hoi An restaurant

The Purple Lantern Restaurant is just off of the main road through town, about two blocks from the beach. Purple and white lanterns hang from the ceiling of this open-air restaurant, creating a lovely, dimly lit ambiance.

All of the curries are delicious and the Cao Lau noodles are some of the best in all of Hoi An! They have delicious Chilean wine served by the glass for a totally reasonable price.

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Hai Cay Xoai

Vietnamese local restaurant on An Bang beach, Hoi An

This little banh mi stand is right next door to Rustic Restaurant. It is run by the friendliest Vietnamese lady who puts a lot of love into her baguette sandwiches. Order the “Val Special” – a pork banh mi with cheese and no cilantro – it’s scrumptious!

The Best Bars in An Bang Beach

Salt Pub and Restaurant

This Aussie-owned bar sits right on the beach with front tables that face the ocean. It’s the best spot in town to get a glass of wine, a snack, and watch sunset. Alcohol prices are incredibly reasonable, the staff are super friendly, and they have delicious Western food options that you’ve been missing from home. The cheese plate is the perfect snack to pair with a glass of house white wine!

Tree Coconut Beach Restaurant

Enjoy the whole day on the An Bang beach

If you’re looking to have a relaxing day at the beach, there’s no better place to rent a beach chair than at the Tree Coconut Beach Restaurant! You don’t actually have to pay for your beach chair and umbrella, simply order a few beers or a mango shake and enjoy an afternoon in the sun! The owners are super friendly and not even remotely pushy like some of the other restaurants along the beach.

Bungalow Beach Bar

One of the bar on An Bang beach for nightlife