Owning second homes seem to be a trend amongst the rich these days, and looks like Vietnam is the next holiday home destination to be, with big brands such as the Banyan Tree Group announcing the upcoming launch of the country's first world-class integrated resort -- Laguna Lăng Cô on 1 November 2012.
Previously mentioned in November 2011, Laguna Lăng Cô will be Banyan Tree Group's first luxury investment holiday home in Vietnam, nestled in the Chan May region near Lăng Cô Bay, stretching over 280 hectares of land.
The development will not only offer privacy and exclusivity, but will also include Banyan Tree and Angsana branded hotels and spas, an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Sir Nick Faldo, private villas and residences available for sale, convention facilities and a plethora of recreational activities for guests of all ages.
“Banyan Tree has long been interested in establishing a presence in Vietnam to replicate the success of our flagship integrated resort in Phuket,” stated Mr. Ho KwonPing, executive chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings, Ltd.
And as with all integrated resorts such as the Cotai Sands in Macau, you'd expect to see hotels, residences, commercial activities and recreation for all. Starting off with the hotels, Banyan Tree Lăng Cô and Angsana Lăng Cô will offer resort villas and suites with private pools, for a luxurious and contemporary retreat by the bay.
The highlight to Banyan Tree Lăng Cô would be its award-winning spa and a marine centre, for some rest and relaxation as well as opportunities to explore the East Sea. The marine centre features aquatic activities such as jet skiing, parasailing, water skiing, wind surfing, kayaking and banana boat rides, while the Activities Centre offers archery, mountain biking, all-terrain vehicles (ATV), kids’ ATVs, 2-seater mini cars and horse riding.
An 18-hole championship golf course -- The Laguna Lăng Cô Golf Club, designed by Sir Nick Faldo, will allow for great business and leisure gatherings, thanks to the scenic backdrops through the winding course.
The residences, on the other hand, will offer ownership opportunities for both villa and condominium units overlooking the sea. Taking inspiration from Vietnamese traditions and culture, each one-, two- or three-bedroom villa of Banyan Tree Residences Lăng Cô features a private plunge pool, and of course impeccable facilities and services that follow.
Angsana Residences Lăng Cô will provide more of the modern feel, if that's what you're looking for. The first three-storey beachfront condominium development of its kind in Vietnam, each one- or two-bedroom Angsana Residences home features a contemporary aesthetic complemented by a modern plunge pool and breathtaking sea views.