Commenting on the award, the resort’s general manager Anthony Gill, said: “This is a huge achievement for the entire Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai team.

Asia features highly on this year’s list with 27 places – the most for any region – and as the only hotel in the country to be placed, we feel incredibly honored and proud to be flying the flag for luxury in Vietnam.”

Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai captures the soul of Vietnam and illuminates the spirit of all who visit. Dedicated to coast, culture and community – with an unswerving desire to connect guests to the diverse delights of central Vietnam – the resort has one of the world’s best beaches and vast tropical gardens sculpted by some 4,500 palm trees.

Guests can visit the former fishing village’s onsite temple, create authentic Vietnamese dishes in The Nam Hai Cooking Academy, and experience the powerful healing of Zen Master inspired treatments and crystal singing bowls at The Heart of the Earth Spa.

The resort is also a gateway to three extraordinary UNESCO sites: the enchanting lantern-lit enclave of Hoi An, the temple-strewn sanctuary of My Son, and the towering pagodas and vast tomb complexes of The Imperial City of Hue.