The River Resort

Summary

Nestled along the Mekong in southern Laos, the River Resort is an eco-friendly oasis set in the most dramatic surroundings. The grounds and riverfront have been restored back to their native flora and fauna to preserve the indigenous trees and plant life, and create a lush, tropical landscape to surround the garden or river view villas. The River Resort proves you don't have to forfeit luxury in order to be environmentally friendly. Enjoy the cultural heritage, friendliness and stunning natural beauty while exploring the surrounding countryside for a true insight into magical Laos. 

Highlights

  • Breathtaking views over the Mekong and surrounding countryside
  • Complimentary use of bicycles enables visitors to explore the villages and surrounds with ease
  • Day trips to the waterfalls and scenery at the Bolaven Plateau and the 4,000 Islands
  • Strolling along the Parkland to immerse yourself in the fauna & flora
  • Visit the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Wat Phu Temples

Location

Champasak Province, Laos

Best time to go

Laos enjoys a warm, tropical climate year-round. The best time to visit is between November and March, when the weather is at its driest and temperatures are somewhat less humid. 

Our thoughts

Set on the lands of an old royal orchard, this gem of a property offers superb accommodation along with a real immersion with the local community. They’ve taken every care to ensure a low environmental impact and uplift the community which adds to the visitor experience in so many unexpected ways. The day trips are enjoyable and the resort offers the best comfort and quality in southern Laos. 


  • Parkland
  • Restaurant
  • Infinity Pool
  • Traditional massage therapists
  • Bicycles
  • Air Con, mini-bar, room service

The resort offers a Riverside Sala for open-air dining throughout the day and alfresco dining option on the Mekong Riverside when weather permits. The lounge area and bar are available for light meals and afternoon teas in addition to the Sala.

Fine dining, casual lunches, afternoon teas and delicious breakfasts are served with a mix of western, Thai, and Laotian cuisine. Fresh ingredients are sourced from the nearby Pakse wet market (guests are welcome to join the Chef on his daily trip to the market) and the freshest meat products are sourced both locally and from quality overseas producers. 

Six deluxe garden rooms look out over wide terraces onto the ponds, rivers and the resort’s rice paddies offering a relaxing atmosphere and perfect sunset views.

Fourteen deluxe river front rooms offer panoramic Mekong River views from their bedrooms and wide, riverside terrace. The rear of the room looks out onto the mountainside.

Each guestroom is decorated with chic, eco-friendly furnishings and representing local artistic talent and culture, each room is spacious with a front terrace and spacious rear balcony.

  • Boat cruises on the Mekong
  • Canoe Trips
  • Traditional Massage
  • Baci
  • Wet Market
  • Laotian traditional dancing and music
  • Day trips to surrounding highlights
  • Bike trips to the surrounding villages

It would be very rare to take kids to Laos, but teenagers would enjoy all of the above activities.


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