Banyan Tree Lang Co, Vietnam

Banyan Tree Lang Co

One hour from Danang Airport, in Central Vietnam is the luxurious Banyan Tree Lang Co. Halfway between the historical towns of Hue and Hoi An, step away from the crowds and relax at this all pool villa integrated resort. 

Banyan Tree Lang Co is a great mix of water and countryside with the sea on one side of the resort and the mountain range on the other. The area itself is filled with farms, rice paddies and surreal scenery that you see in the photos. Everything you could imagine Central Vietnam is like.

Rooms

The Banyan Tree Lang Co has an intimate collection of beautiful pool villas. A mix of lagoon and pool villas in the main part of the resort with the one, two and three bedroom seaview villas located on the hill, with panoramic views of the ocean and beach. No matter which villa you choose, you will consider moving here full time and leaving will not cross your mind.

Our Lagoon Pool Villa, home for 5 nights is somewhat on the larger size, 131 square metres to be exact. Inside the villa, the room has a king size bed, sofa, long working desk and space to hang clothing.

A wall separates the room from the oversized bathroom, which has a double vanity and the most amazing rain shower, with windows looking out to a small rock garden. Heavenly. All rooms are equipped with Banyan Tree bath products, which you can treat yourself and buy from the boutique before you leave.

The doors to the villa open up to your own private sun deck, leading onto your private pool. The pool is on the edge of the lagoon with tropical gardens surrounding. Although the villas on each side are quite close, there is a tall wall which divides, meaning you have the ultimate privacy. Sitting out under the sun in your private villa may get hot so there is the option of a large umbrella or sitting under the deck which is covered. 

Each villa comes with complimentary bikes which you can use to cycle around the beautiful resort and next door sister property, Angsana Lang Co.

Facilities

With all of the villas having their own private pool, the main pool was generally deserted during the stay. The lack of shade probably has a part to do with this but my guess is that the majority of guests would be swimming in the privacy of their villa.

Having their sister property Angsana Lang Co next door, a lot of guests will be keen to visit and relax by the lagoon style pool which is one of the largest that I have seen. The pool here has a swim up bar, a lot more pool staff and great options for lunch. 

If you love golf then you will definitely love the course designed by Sir Nick Faldo. The course is situated not far from the hotel and offers some amazing views of the sea and also natural surroundings. 

If you haven’t had enough exercise from golf then the gym and yoga pavillion offers some amazing equipment to keep in shape and daily fitness classes will help start or end the day in the perfect way. 

The Banyan Tree properties are famous for their Spa, and Lang Co is no different. The Tropical Rainmist treatment is a speciality. 

Service

From the very moment you are picked up at the airport by Lang Co staff you notice the warm Vietnamese hospitality. The private car from the airport, you are given a cold towel, iced water and lemongrass mist. Arriving into the resort you are greeted by a few members of staff with big smiles on their faces, genuinely happy you are here to stay. 

Every villa has their own private host (or butler, but im not sure I like that word). Nina, our host introduced us to the team and then took us via private buggy to our villa. Unlike large city hotels, check-in is in the privacy of your villa. Your host will talk to you about all of the restaurants and facilities on site and recommend options of sights to see nearby.

Throughout your stay, your villa host is there for a helping hand, organising day tours or even a bike with local map, water, energy bars, food and a mobile phone so you can explore the local area and call if lost or get lazy and need to be picked up.

The service at the hotel is excellent, while the staff are there and it’s noticable, it’s not over the top and you appreciate the luxury service and hospitality that they offer. 

Food

The Banyan Tree Lang Co has a choice of 3 restaurants and 1 bar. With the hotel being located quite remotely your own options are the hotel restaurants. With that being said, the quality of all of them was great. Saffron is their specialty restaurant that serves a modern Thai cuisine and is located on the top of the hill at the resort. This gives amazing views of the sea while enjoying your meal. 

The hotel bar, Thu Quan, is great for casual drinks and during your stay, they will generally have a managers cocktail party which includes drinks and canapes. A great way to meet the staff and management who make this hotel such an amazing place.

Must Try

An experience that is unique to the Banyan Tree Lang Co is the in-villa dining. The experience is something that you will remember. One of the hotel chef’s will come to your villa with all the food from the chosen options. They will set everything up and give you a short private class on cooking the ingredients. They then let you enjoy the evening in privacy while you cook and have an amazing bbq. 

Another must try is visiting the UNESCO Heritage town of Hoi An. Each day, the hotel offers a complimentary shuttle so you have the chance to explore this beautiful charming old town. The streets are famous for the laneways plus the evening lanters which light up the town.

Overall

Central Vietnam is becoming ever more popular but the towns of Danang and Hoi An are where most visitors head. Staying at the Banyan Tree Lang Co will offer a more secluded side to the area but it’s still close enough that you are able to explore the region. 

The resort is absolutely gorgeous with your private pool villa offering a great value accommodation. Take advantage of the bikes provided as they allow you to ride freely between Banyan Tree and the sister property, Angsana Lang Co. The Angsana offers more food options which you can chargeback to your room and the sister property offers many water sports activities to keep you busy and active during your stay. 

Your villa host will ensure you have a relaxing stay while you experience the ultimate luxury that Vietnam has to offer. 

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