Get a jumpstart with a shot of adrenaline. Hike up the mountain. Row a canoe across the lake. Admire a glorious landscape and watch the sun set in brilliant hues. Take your endurance level up a notch with the sports and adventure activities the resort offers. Angsana Fuxian Lake, in Chengjiang, China is a place for the intrepid, the bold and the adventurous. It is also where the brave, the dashing and the spirited can wake up to peace and quiet each day. The resort gives you the perfect backdrop for your dream wedding, honeymoon, family vacation or corporate retreat. Intrigued?
We stayed two nights at Angsana Resort last weekend. It was a perfect get-away to relax and rest. We went during off-season, and there were maybe a dozen other couples/families there, so it felt like we had the place to ourselves.
The hotel grounds are beautiful, with green grass and palm trees. There are a number of pools at the hotel—a huge lap swimming pool, some kids pools, and adult relaxation pools. They have a few golf carts that they gladly drive you around the resort in, and the staff was very eager to help us carry our bags on arrival. Many of the staff speak decent English. A little strange, but also relaxing, is the piped in instrumental music playing outside all around the resort.
The hotel is across the street from Fuxian Lake, but they have a huge park on the lake-side of the street, with an underground walkway to go from the hotel to the park. The park has numerous things to do: paintball, bike riding, tennis, basketball, kayaking, etc. And there is a great beach with imported white sand to relax on. There is a roped off swimming area where they seem to have removed most of the seaweed.
The hotel room was very spacious, and include a mini-kitchen (sink, hot plate, water boiler, mini-fridge). The bed was ver comfortable, and we had an amazing view of the lake from our room. We stayed in the Deluxe Lakeview Room. They also have what they call "lakeside" rooms, which are actually rooms that encircle a small pond on the property. They are also nice rooms, with really fancy bathrooms, but we preferred a good view of Fuxian Lake.
If you travel with children, they have a children's center where you can take your kids to play. The staff in the area was great—loving playing with our daughter, who is 18 months old. When we went to pick her up, she didn't want to leave, as all three staff were giving her their full attention (she was the only one there).
The stay at Angsana includes their breakfast buffet. The food was amazing! We ate some of the best noodles we've had in China each morning! The only thing I would suggest for them is to include fresh fruit (some was canned). But the spread included many Chinese breakfast dishes, and also yogurt, cereal, and dim sum. We also ate at one of the hotel's three restaurants. If you go to the western food restaurant, their burger is delicious! Our only quip about the restaurant was that the dishes we ordered for our daughter were very small portions, yet we were charged the full price.
We plan to return to visit Angsana in the future. It was nice going to a hotel where we didn't have to leave the grounds to fully enjoy our time at the lake.