Pleasure seekers private paradise
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he beautiful Lang Co bay may take the bronze when put up against nearby destination stars Hoi An and Hue but this unspoilt strip of mountainous coastline is a treasure trove for true ‘road less travelled’ adventures;
coupled with the resort’s array of onsite amenities, activities (Award winning spa and Nick Faldo golf course to name but a few) and VIP access to neighbouring Angsana. It’s the ideal luxury beach abode
in the area
The secluded beach location, languorous spa, epic eateries and endless program of onsite activities make it hard to leave this paradisiacal playground. Should wanderlust hit, the temples and tombs of Hue, Champa ruins of My Son and the colonial shopping mecca of Hoi An are all but a side trip away. Closer to home, explorers and adrenaline junkies can get their hit exploring off road Lang Co by mountain bike, ATV or guided trek. Closer still? Hop aboard the rather cheesy onsite riverboat for Upper Deck cocktails at neighbouring Angsana.
BUY: Savoury souvenirs to delight your friends back home: Quang Nam chili jam, Phu Quoc fish sauce & black pepper corns.
No morning market stroll is complete til' the fat lady sings, so follow in the footsteps of Anthony Bourdain and chef Ramsay and grab yourself a banh mi from Phuongs little known local pop-up on the edge of the market. Here you will find the only the original, and none of the 'toned down for tourist' tuna mayo style imposters of her main joint on Phan Chau Trinh - sold to takeaway, wrapped in pages from discarded school exercise books.
After all that exertion, grab a bicycle or taxi and head to the beach where in summer months, a fresh westerly breeze, shaded Tiki umbrellas and the endless turquoise lagoon-like sea provide respite from the heat.
Eat, drink: Freshly felled coconuts and a bounty of seafood, naturally. Seek out the many quieter spots between Cua Dai & An Bang Beach with our free downloadable guide
Food is a huge part of Hoi An’s culture and history and what better way to make the most of a single night than a walking street food dinner party with ever changing scenery? Head to the river and market for the best evening vendors. Don’t be scared off by the dinner time crowds: getting caught up in a sea of bustling locals is part of the fun. Try: Crispy fried soft shell crab, pork skewers and cau lao.
Eat, drink: Crispy fried soft shell crab, pork skewers, com ga and cau lao.
Catch a glimpse of a glamorous bygone era and settle down with an expertly-muddled mojito in the opulently styled wooden traders house at Green Mango. For river views over the old quarter and live music, try Mango Mango on An Hoi and for more complex concoctions (and Hoi An's most extensive cocktail list) head to the ambiently cool Q Bar and knock back a chocolate martini watching classic noir films.