Those wanting to escape the bitter cold this month can head to warmer climes on the southern coast for some much-needed rest and relaxation. Namhae in South Gyeongsang Province in particular has much to offer tourists at this time of year, including its Mijo Port, German Village and Bori Hermitage. In addition to the beautiful scenery, Hilton Namhae Golf and Spa Resort is another great reason to visit this charming town by the sea.
While at the resort, guests never feel far from the sea. As most of the rooms face south and the sea-facing walls are made of glass, visitors can relax while taking in sweeping ocean views.
The resort boasts four kinds of rooms -- simple and modern studio suites, deluxe suites for families, super deluxe suites with spacious rooms and luxurious interiors, and grand villas for those who seek more privacy. Built with eco-friendly materials, the villas adopt a modern style that sits in harmony with nature and each have two bathrooms, two living rooms, a swimming pool and a small garden.
Guests also can enjoy the experience of playing the golf with the sea as a backdrop. As hole No. 4 on the course is carved into a rockwall, the green appears as if it is floating on the sea. With the sea immediately ahead, the 7th, 13th and 16th tee shots add more fun.
Another selling point of the resort is how it looks under the glowing beauty of the setting sun. Sunset can be viewed from anywhere in the resort, but the terrace of the restaurant on the second floor and the outdoor spa are arguably the best spots to soak up the beautiful scenery at this time of day.
The book cafe near the reception area is also well worth a visit. When chatting with a companion in this cozy and relaxed ambience while enjoying some coffee, tea or sandwiches, guests will feel relaxed and stress-free. The comfortable sofas and calming music add to the de-stressing atmosphere.