Hoi An Weather & Temperature in May: Best Things to Do

June 21, 2021 - 305 views

It is summertime and you are planning your holiday. If you plan to visit Vietnam this May, do not miss Hoi An as this time of the year, the city has great weather conditions. Still wonder how the weather in Hoian in May is, keep reading our article. It will give you useful information about Hoi An in May.

Hoi An weather in May overview

The weather in Hoian in May is much more comfortable than in other places in Vietnam, which is suitable for water activities at the beaches or on Cham island. Most tourists choose Hoi An for their summer vacation because May is not too hot also seawater calm very suitable for beach relaxing.

  • Temperature: the average high temperature is 34°C  while the average low temperature, in Hoi An, is 25°C.
  • Rainfall: the rain falls for 14 days with a precipitation of 56 mm.
  • Humidity: The humidity is 81%        
  • Daylight: The average length of the day in May is 13 hours
  • Sunshine: The average sunshine hour in May is 10 hours per day.

Hoi An weather in May


Things to do in Hoi An in May

This is the time near the end of the dry season in this region, there is no chance that the rain can hinder your plan for sightseeing. This is also a great time to take a vacation at the sea, relax in the clear blue water and fresh air. Hoian has many beautiful beaches and islands such as Cua Dai beach, and An Bang beach, Cu Lao Cham that tourists should also come to have fun and join water activities.

Relax at An Bang & Cua Dai Beaches

An Bang Beach features a range of beachfront resorts, seafood restaurants, and bars with stunning views of the neighboring mountains and islets. Cua Dai Beach offers a relaxing seaside getaway away from its quaint streets. Boasting a three-kilometer stretch of white sand and gentle waves, the beach is relatively quiet most of the time except on weekends and holidays. Coming to Hoian this month, do not miss your chance to visit these beaches, relaxing on the beach, go swimming, snorkeling, or tasting the delicious seafood at the local restaurants along the beaches.


Visit Hoian Night Market

Hoi An Night Market, located on Nguyen Hoang Street in the city center, consists of more than 50 local vendors selling a variety of local snacks, jewelry, clothes, jewelry, and accessories. Widely known as one of the most famous markets in Vietnam, it is located on a 300-meter long street overlooking the Thu Bon River and illuminated by hundreds of colorful lanterns. Many stalls at this night market sell delicious street food such as Banh Xeo and Banh Mi, starting from 25,000 VND. If you fancy a proper meal, there are plenty of restaurants, pubs, and bars just a few minutes' walk away. Most of them offer spectacular views of the local Night Market and the Thu Bon River.

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Hoi An Night market

Hoi An night market


Shop at Hoian Silk Village

Hoian silk village is a good choice for those who want to shop for luxury Vietnamese textiles, handmade lanterns, high-end suits, and ao dai. Located two kilometers northwest of the Old Town, the traditional craft village also offers a quiet getaway with mulberry trees, arable farms, and lotus ponds.


Snorkel at Cham island

Located 15 km from Cua Dai beach, Cham island was recognized by UNESCO as a world biosphere reserve. It consists of 8 islands: Hon Lao, Hon Dai, Hon Mo, Hon Kho Me, Hon Kho Con, Hon La, Hon Tai, and Hon Ong. It is among the best places in Vietnam for snorkelling, especially in the weather of May when it is warm, sunny with a clear and calm sea. Snorkelling in Cham island, you will be able to see a diverse ecosystem, including hundreds of coral reefs, seaweed carpets, seagrass, and many species of seafood. Besides snorkelling, tourists can relax on pristine beaches, visit Hai Tang pagoda, or join other adventurous games such as kayaking, jet-skiing…

Snorkeling at Cham Island

Snorkeling at Cham Island


Cau Ngu Festival

If you want to participate in the religious culture in Hoian, you can choose to go to Cham island in May to join a festival called Cau Ngu Festival. This festival takes place on the 3rd and the 4th of April in the lunar calendar. The main purpose of the Cau Ngu festival is is to pray for favourable weather for fishing, and peaceful life for local people.


Tips for travelling Hoi An in May

If possible visit Hoi An in the first half of May when the weather is comfortable, and Hoi An is still quiet. Travelling this time, you will be able to get a lot of promotions for hotels, flight tickets, or tours.

What to pack?

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain boots
  • Raincoat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella

May is one of the best months to visit Hoi An, so do not hesitate to book a Hoi An tour to discover this ancient town. Surely, it will be a great experience for your travel to Vietnam.  

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Jenny Tran

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