Angsana to launch first island resort in Vietnam’s Bai Tu Long Bay

Angsana to launch first island resort in Vietnam’s Bai Tu Long Bay
Edited by Travel Weekly


    Banyan Group’s subsidiary Angsana has announced the opening of Angsana Quan Lan, a 156-room and suite luxury offering with stunning views of the Gulf of Tonkin.

    Guests can enjoy dining at three distinct venues and unwind at Angsana Spa, as well as the brand’s signature ‘101 Things To Do’ that celebrate Vietnam’s coastal charm.

    The news follows Banyan Tree Samui’s reinforced sustainability initiatives which continues to lead the industry.

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    “We are thrilled to present Angsana Quan Lan, nestled on an outlying island with a verdant landscape and incredible history,” Angsana Quan Lan general manager Karim Klaa said.

    “Once a thriving trading port in ancient times, Quan Lan is poised to be reintroduced to the world with our resort debut and will certainly appeal to discerning travellers looking for a unique location.

    We look forward to welcoming guests to explore this emerging part of Vietnam and savour unforgettable moments together.”

    Angsana Quan Lan, the first international branded island resort in the region, features spacious rooms and suites, four dining venues, multiple event spaces, and Angsana Spa with built-in Japanese Onsen zones.

    Additional amenities include a rooftop mini-golf course and Vietnam’s first and only coastal zipline integrated into a resort.

    The architecture blends Vietnam’s multifaceted culture and natural scenery, offering stunning views of the Gulf of Tonkin–the northwest portion of the Vietnam Sea.

    Rooms and suites at Angsana Quan Lan are designed with contemporary elegance and heritage charm. All accommodations include a freestanding bathtub and a spacious private balcony.

    Angsana Quan Lan Oceanview room. (Supplied)

    Bayview and Oceanview rooms measure 40 sqm each, with the former facing the garden and the latter overlooking the sea. Junior suite’s features a plush king bed, sleeping and dining areas, a walk-in closet, and large bathrooms.

    The 80 sqm one-bedroom suite includes a pantry, dining space, and a panoramic balcony.

    For larger groups, the Angsana suite can be connected to an ocean-view room for additional space.

    Angsana Quan Lan’s dining options cater to various tastes. Breeze offers authentic Vietnamese and Asian street food, The Sky Bar serves handcrafted cocktails with sunset views, and Market Place provides an all-day dining experience with Vietnamese regional specialities.

    The Lobby Lounge features homemade pastries and Vietnamese coffee and tea with a beachfront view.

    Angsana Spa Quan Lan emphasises aromatherapy, utilising native flowers and fruits in treatments to rejuvenate the senses. The spa includes a man-made Onsen experience, inspired by Japanese healing culture, and offers eight treatment rooms with separate facilities for men and women.

    The resort’s extensive recreational options include the largest outdoor lagoon-shaped pool in the region, an indoor all-season pool, and direct access to Son Hao Beach, ideal for various water sports and activities. The resort is also a prime location for weddings and events, offering versatile outdoor spaces and a grand ballroom.

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