Sitting on a dreamy stretch of golden-sand beach in central Vietnam is the sprawling Angsana Lang Cô resort. Conveniently located just an hour’s drive from the Da Nang International airport, this luxury beach resort in Vietnam is sandwiched about midway between the UNESCO-listed Hoi An town and historic former imperial capital city, Hue.
Though many travelers seeking a beach getaway opt to visit Da Nang, Angsana Lang Co and its sister property, Banyan Tree Lang Co, offer a peaceful and more exclusive experience away from the crowds.
We found ourselves spending a few nights at Angsana Lang Co for a close friend’s destination wedding, and while we were familiar with the Angsana brand (I had stayed at the Angsana Laguna in Phuket several times in the past), I was surprised at the scale of this Vietnam luxury beach resort and how overlooked it is as a beach destination in Southeast Asia.
Here is a quick review of the Angsana Lang Co resort for anyone planning a trip to Vietnam.
The Rooms at Angsana Lang Co
The 215-room beachfront Angsana Lang Co hotel has several different options available including standard rooms, one and two-bedroom suites as well as incredible triple-storey lofts.
Interior rooms overlook the artificial Lang Co canal and lush Truong Son mountain range, while sea-view rooms offer sweeping views of the East Sea, beach and pool area.
The Asian-inspired rooms are stylishly decorated with traditional dark wood features and just a hint of colour, and much like the rest of the hotel is modern yet comfortable.
We loved the balcony views, extremely comfortable bed and floor tiles which kept the room nice and cool even in the sweltering mid-day heat. A baby cot was included in the room prior to our arrival, and the check-in process was swift and efficient – always appreciated when you are traveling with an overtired toddler!
Our friends stayed in the two-bedroom pool villa and it was absolutely humongous – both rooms had ensuite bathrooms, the living room and mini kitchenette were perfect for afternoon hangouts, and the pool was a welcome addition for a quick dip. I can see this room type being an excellent choice for those traveling with friends or family to Vietnam.
The Facilities at Angsana Lang Co
Angsana Lang Co offers just about everything you might need for a “Fly-and-Flop” beach holiday. Aside from the usual suspects you would come to expect at a luxury resort (yes, it has a gym and spa), our favourite feature of the Angsana Lang Co was the 300-metre wraparound pool that slinks its way around the hotel.
The different sections offer plenty of shaded pool chairs, a swim-up pool bar so you can sip on your 2-for-1 happy hour mojitos without leaving the water, plenty of floaties available for rent and even a few quiet nooks for privacy and peace.
For a more active holiday head straight to the Lang Co Water Sports Centre to hop on a jet ski, SUP, speedboat or even go kayaking through the Lang Co water canal. Golf-lovers will also love the hotel’s 18-hole course – the rates are fairly reasonable at about US$120 for the full course, plus US$40 for club hire.
Canh Duong beach is just steps away, though we opted to stay cool in the pool as the sand isn’t very fine and the mid-day sun is blistering hot.
Families traveling to Vietnam will love the Rangers Kids Club at Angsana Lang Co – the light-filled space has plenty of toys, arts and crafts supplies, outdoor play structure and shallow pool area.
As we were traveling for a friend’s wedding we hired an excellent babysitter to look after our toddler during the ceremony and reception. Nhung was a wonderful babysitter – she kept us updated via Whatsapp with lots of photos of our little one, ordered dinner and fed him, and even stayed behind in the room after we put him to bed so that we could sneak away to dance for a few more hours with our best friends.
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The Dining at Angsana Lang Co
Angsana Lang Co also houses 4 main restaurants: Market Place (the main “international” restaurant serving breakfast), Rice Bar (Japanese), Rice Bowl (Asian) and Moomba (international). For special occasions the hotel also offers private dining.
Let’s start with the breakfast buffet at Market Place – a highlight of our day, especially the all-you-can-drink mimosa station. The food selection was fantastic, with lots of Western and Asian options including local Hue steamed dumplings, a noodle and cooked-to-order eggs station, and more pastries than you could eat in a year.
Moomba was our go-to lunch spot, and the homemade Banh Mi was a crowd favourite, as were the loaded cheese fries and crispy fish sliders.
The Rice Bar and Rice Bowl unfortunately did not impress, and it was disappointing that the Rice Bowl (and other restaurants at Angsana Lang Co) did not serve many (or any) local Vietnamese dishes. The dishes we did try were unfortunately nothing to write home about.
Guests also have access to the restaurants at the Banyan Tree sister property next door, including an authentic Vietnamese restaurant (Water Court), a Thai restaurant (Saffron), and a beachfront Mediterranean outlet (Azura).
The Service at Angsana Lang Co
We traveled to Angsana Lang Co in April 2023, and it is somewhat evident that the tourism industry in Vietnam is still recovering. Though the domestic tourism industry in Vietnam kept hotels and restaurants afloat over the past few years while borders were closed, it feels as though there is still some training that needs to be done to get the service standards back to pre-pandemic levels.
That being said, the staff at Angsana Lang Co were always so incredibly friendly and warm, and everyone did their best to help with requests. There are some kinks to be ironed out, but we so appreciated the hospitality and “xin chào” from every staff member we crossed paths with at the resort.
Things to Do in and Around Lang Co
Angsana Lang Co’s location is a double-edged sword – some guests will welcome the solitude, but if you are looking to plan day trips and go sightseeing you will need to set aside half a day or even a full day to explore more of central Vietnam.
Getting to Angsana Lang Co
The drive from Da Nang International Airport to Lang Co will take just under an hour. The resort offers a free shuttle from Da Nang Airport to Angsana Lang Co. As of April 2023 the Angsana Lang Co shuttle departs from Da Nang Airport on the following schedule: 1:00 am / 2:30 am / 7:30 am / 9:30 am / 11:30 am /
1:30 pm / 3:30 pm / 5:30 pm / 7:30 pm / 9:30 pm / 11:30 pm. Email [email protected] with your flight details to secure a seat.
If you wish to book a private van, it costs just under US$80 each way and can accommodate up to 9 passengers.
Final thoughts on Angsana Lang Co
Why should you stay at Angsana Lang Co? It may not be obvious as many people would (and could) just stay in Da Nang or Hoi An after flying into Da Nang International Airport.
But for those looking for something a bit different, Angsana Lang Co is a laid back, unpretentious fly-and-flop beach destination away from the crowds. I especially recommend it for families traveling with young children to Vietnam who want to make the most of the excellent kids club and babysitting services, and those who want to try their hand at water sports.
The array of facilities at Angsana Lang Co is in line with other resorts of this calibre, but several areas (like the pool and rental bicycles) are probably due for a little TLC and maintenance soon.
The value for money at Angsana Lang Co is fairly high for a beachfront resort – room rates (including breakfast) start at just US$150 and up for the basic balcony rooms overlooking the garden, but seeing as it has little-to-no competition when it comes to food & beverage you should expect to pay a premium for all of your meals (you are even charged for table water, the same kind provided in the room free of charge, at the restaurants). My tip would be to make the most of the daily happy hour deal!
If you are traveling between Da Nang or Hoi An and Hue, Angsana Lang Co is a good mid-way stop to break up the long drive and lounge at the pool after a big day of sightseeing. If you want easy access to a variety of sightseeing spots, restaurants and bars, you may want to consider staying in Hoi An instead.
Are you thinking about visiting Vietnam? I hope this Angsana Lang Co hotel review is helpful in your travel planning!
You might also enjoy:
- Visiting central Vietnam? You should also spend a few days exploring the lantern-filled narrow streets of Hoi An. Read my Hoi An itinerary here
- The former imperial capital of Vietnam, Hue, is just 90-minutes or so from Angsana Lang Co. Here is everything you should see and do if you’re planning a day trip to Hue.
- The famous Marble Mountains are a 1-hour drive from Lang Co. Here is my guide to visiting the Marble Mountains
- Head on over here for more Vietnam travel tips and destination guides
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