The Luxe List 2013: Banyan Tree Lăng Cô, Lăng Cô

  • The Beach Pool Villas come with a pool, timber sundeck, and sala pavilion.

    The Beach Pool Villas come with a pool, timber sundeck, and sala pavilion.

  • The resort is Banyan Tree's first property in Vietnam.

    The resort is Banyan Tree's first property in Vietnam.

  • One of the 49 private villas at the Banyan Tree Lăng Cô.

    One of the 49 private villas at the Banyan Tree Lăng Cô.

  • The property is part of a 280-hectare integrated resort complex.

    The property is part of a 280-hectare integrated resort complex.

  • The Banyan Tree Lăng Cô has views of the East Sea and the Annamite mountain range.

    The Banyan Tree Lăng Cô has views of the East Sea and the Annamite mountain range.

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Banyan Tree’s first Vietnamese venture sits at the far end of a long sweep of sand northwest of Danang, where 49 pool villas—some looking out to the East Sea, others arranged around an artificial lagoon—are set within bamboo-walled gardens and decorated in calming earth tones accented by bronze drums and hand-painted lacquer panels. Backed by jungle-clad hills, it’s part of a 280-hectare integrated resort development that includes a Nick Faldo–designed golf course and a 229-room Angsana hotel. Sightseers keen on visiting Hue, the former imperial capital, are well positioned to do so: the city is 80 kilometers up the road. Or you could just stay put. On-site distractions range from Saffron, an elegant Thai dining room overlooking Lang Co Bay, to sampling the treatment menu at the top-notch Banyan Tree Spa, where lagoon-side pavilions offer everything from Javanese lulur and ginger body scrubs to Ayurvedic therapies and Vichy shower sessions.

Cu Du Village, Phu Loc District; 84-54/369-5888; Banyan Tree Lăng Cô website; doubles from US$735

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