Fodor's Expert Review Banyan Tree

Cu Du Village, Lang Co, Thua Thien-Hue, Vietnam Fodor's Choice

About as paradisal as it gets, the incredibly romantic Banyan Tree is the ultimate beach stop midway between Danang and Hue, with fabulous villas, azure ocean views, a tranquil lagoon, and a wraparound mountain backdrop. The opulent pool villas take their lead from the imperial garden houses of Hue, in muted tones enlivened with splashes of gold silk and flamboyant artwork. The luxurious bathrooms with floor-to-ceiling glass windows look out over each villa's private tropical garden, and a private queen-size cabana on a raised deck overlooks the pool.

PROS

  • 18-hole Nick Faldo–designed golf course
  • lagoon spa
  • the food and views from Thai restaurant Saffron

CONS

  • remote
  • expensive on-site dining
  • better for summer stays
  • lagoon villa gardens lack privacy

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Intimate
Beachfront
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 234-3695–888

HOTEL DETAILS

49 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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