This story on Angsana Lăng Cô is part of our Asia’s Best Beaches
Having recently celebrated its 5th anniversary, Angsana Lăng Cô continues to introduce guests to charms of Central Vietnam. From the beautiful beach to a wide array of activities, a stay at the resort can be tailored to what you like best.
As more tourists flock to Southeast Asia, it is getting difficult to find those secluded beach getaways that made the region famous in the first place. With a record number of visitors heading to Phuket, Pattaya and Bali and Boracay closed for the foreseeable future, a destination such as Lăng Cô in Central Vietnam is worth exploring if you want to get away from the crowds.
This was one of the aspects I enjoyed most about a recent stay at Angsana Lăng Cô. The layout of the property provides a level of serenity and peace that was astounding. I remember swimming in Canh Duong Beach, the hotel’s private beach, with my wife and feeling as if we had the entire East Sea to ourselves.
Just a few steps away from the golden sands and blue waters of the East Sea is the impressive 300-metre swimming pool at Angsana Lăng Cô. It wraps around the entire resort to ensure no room is very far from the water. Additionally, there are countless lounge chairs surrounding the pool area meaning you can always find a place to relax.
Always something to do
There are all kinds of fun things at the pool and beach to keep you and the family entertained. Inner tubes, water tennis, sand volleyball and all kinds of other goodies are available to use. If you’re looking for something more adventurous, the Laguna Water Sports Centre is the place to go. You can checkout a kayak, hop on a jet ski or take advantage of a number of sporting options offered.
Speaking of sports, Angsana Lăng Cô boasts an 18-hole championship golf course designed by the legendary Sir Nick Faldo. The course accommodates players of all levels and incorporates the stunning surroundings to create a unique environment. There are also tennis courts available as well as a fully-equipped fitness centre.
And this is simply the tip of the iceberg when it comes to fun times. The resort organises all types of classes and events throughout the day. From cooking classes to hiking excursions, it’s impossible to be bored. There is also a shuttle that can take you to the city of Hoi An where you can go sightseeing and enjoy some authentic Vietnamese cuisine.
Retreat to the room
To say the rooms in the resort are spacious would be an understatement. With the smallest rooms coming in at 52 square metres and one-bedroom suites ranging from 90 to 102-square metres, the accommodations suit all types of travellers.
Those wanting a romantic retreat can opt for the one-bedroom suite that is equipped with a plunge pool while families may find the courtyard suite, which has a private pool and sundeck, more to their liking.
Each room comes with a modern bathroom that has a bathtub and modern finishes. All of the accommodations also have a private balcony where you can enjoy the scenery and even gaze out at the stars when it gets dark. I was also impressed by the speed of the Wi-Fi in the rooms. Despite being in a secluded location, there were no issues checking email and even streaming videos.
I found all the dining options at Angsana Lăng Cô to be nice, but my favourite was Moomba. Located behind the beach, you can enjoy your meal as the waves crash in the background. Be sure to try the fresh seafood. We had the steamed sea bass served with a mango and pomelo salad and it was a treat.
On the roof of Moomba is Upper Deck, a pleasant outdoor bar that is the perfect place to cap off a day in your personal paradise. You can order from the hotel’s extensive wine list or indulge in any of your other favourites.
Final thoughts on Angsana Lăng Cô
Angsana Lăng Cô really won me over. While it is a bit of a trek from Da Nang International Airport, the resort is an hour away by car, it is definitely worth the drive. In fact, on our way back to the airport, both me and my wife couldn’t help but note how refreshed we felt after spending two nights in this paradise.
From the outstanding staff to the unique experiences, Angsana Lăng Cô is an ideal place to stay if you want to check out Central Vietnam or are looking for a new beach hideout in Southeast Asia.