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GHM Group: The Nam Hai Hooks Guests with Fishing Experience (Vietnam)

GHM Group: The Nam Hai Hooks Guests with Fishing Experience (Vietnam)

Category: Asia Pacific - Vietnam - Industry economy - Trends / Expert's advice
This is a press release selected by our editorial committee and published online for free on 2008-07-23

For guests who want to learn more about preparing a gourmet meal with executive chef Kath Townsend, The Nam Hai, in Central Vietnam, suggests stepping out of the kitchen and onto the beach.

The Nam Hai Resort & Spa now offers guests the opportunity to explore the culinary offerings of the Central Coast region through its “Day with a Local Fisherman”. The program, with fishing guide Khoa Tran, leads guests on excursions to score their own seafood and a chance to wade into a true Vietnamese cultural experience.

“The waters of this section of the South China Sea are some of the best in the world for snapper, grouper and king prawn,” said Kath Townsend, who is happy to cook up whatever catch guests bring back to the property. “Having that kind of access makes it easy to create dishes that are fresher, healthier and tastier. This activity takes it all one step further.”

Under the guidance of Tran, who has been leading fishing groups for many years, participants will learn how to spread a traditional Vietnamese fishing net into an effective circle, lift it out of the water, and maneuver the thung chai—a little round bamboo basket boat Vietnamese fishermen have employed for centuries to ply their trade.

The fishing concept is a reflection of The Nam Hai’s commitment to authenticity, evident in everything from the garden-house architecture to the spa’s lotus pond. It is also a nod to the ancient port town of Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage site just 10 minutes south of the resort.

The “Day with a Local Fisherman” experience consists of four hours of offshore activity and a picnic lunch followed by the chance to prepare the catch with Townsend, who trained under acclaimed cookbook author Bill Granger. Guests receive the adoration of fellow guests, the potential respect of the kitchen staff and a chance to experience a bit of Vietnamese history.

Located on 35 hectares of beachfront property just 20 minutes from Danang’s international airport, The Nam Hai features 100 ultra-luxurious villas, all with oceans views. The resorts two gourmet restaurants were conceived by Tokyo-based Design Studio SPIN, which outfitted each with open kitchens to enhance the elegant dining experience.

Since opening, The Nam Hai has established a reputation as one of the hottest resorts in the world.

Awards and accolades include the following:
* Conde Nast Traveller: Listed in both US and UK edition of 2007 ‘Hot List’
* Conde Nast Traveler (US): One of the World’s Hottest New Hotels & One of the World’s Top New Spas
* Conde Nast Traveller (UK): One of the World’s Top 75 Hotels
* Gourmet Traveller: One of the ‘Best of the Best’ new hotels
* TTG Travel Awards (Asia-Pacific): Best New Beach Resort
* Travel & Leisure (USA): Inclusion in the ‘It List’ 2007
* Travel & Leisure (USA): ‘Best Resort’ in annual design awards
* Travel & Leisure (Australia): Inclusion in the ‘It List’ 2007
* Cigar Aficionado (USA): Best New International Beach Resort 2007

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