Let’s start with this gem of hotel. I’ve quickly realized how much my kids love hotels and how important the bed quality is, hello 40! So growing pickier in my hotel choices for vacations was inevitable. Lasenta Boutique Hotel was one of the best I’ve ever stayed in truly. I mean, c’mon look at this infinity pool over looking the rice fields!! It checked all the boxes for me, ride from airport, incredible breakfast included, unbelievable pool, and tours available from their desk. 5 STARS.
One of the most famous things about the Hoi An area is their ancient town and wonderful leather and tailor goods. I was chomping at the bit to get there and get some custom clothes made!
We walked into a massive indoor market of hundreds of tailors and shoe makers, these are the ones we chose purely on the nice people: SUNY for shoes and Forty Five for tailors! I had two dresses made and two pairs of shoes. My husband got two dress shirts, a suit, and a pair of shoes. Its best to go with picture of what you want or bring something you want copied. I copied a pair of my sandals and a kimono. TIP-order and get fitted for your clothes the first day as it will take 2-3 days for them to make and they delivered our goods to our hotel! It was a great experience. I will say the items aren’t the highest of quality but overall the craftsmanship is good.
Banh Mi Phuong , packed full of veggies, egg, pate, and pork. Delicious.
Another restaurant worthy of your time and walkable from our hotel was Dingo Deli, full of delicious options for kids and gluten free options for me with a play area out back for the kids, winning.
The highlight of the trip by far was our cooking class by Hoi An Eco cooking class booked through klook.com. Klook is my go-to for our tours, classes, and excursions in Asia. They have an app for your phone, Ive used it to book last minute bus tours on the way to the airport, incredible. Here’s the highlights from the cooking class, the kids loved every minute.