Muang La Resort sits in the wilds of northern Laos, home to gloriously green hills dotted with untouched hill-tribe villages. It's easily one of the best places to experience and learn about authentic hill-tribe cultures in Southeast Asia, as the area is largely unexplored by tourism.
The resort itself is perched on a wild river flanked by dense jungle. It's an idyllic and very peaceful setting; the striking views are worth the journey alone.
Set in lush tropical gardens, the lodge consists of four wooden villas and eight bedrooms, decorated in a deceptively simple, beautifully finished local style, with whitewashed walls, polished wooden floors and woodwork, smart locally designed furniture, and locally produced fabrics. Sculpture and artworks from regional artisans add the finishing touch, with each room uniquely themed to honor a local tribe.
Bathrooms further contribute to the sense of personality, with their colorful terrazzo tubs and stylishly deployed natural materials. All accommodation benefits from a private terrace overlooking the gardens, river, or the impressive countryside beyond.
Muang La Resort is situated on the edge of a small traditional village, on the banks of a river and surrounded by rainforests. It is a 5.5-hour drive from Luang Prabang International Airport and a 40-minute drive from Oudom Xay Airport.
FOOD & DRINK
Their restaurant sits on a large terrace overlooking the river. They also offer our guests the opportunity to enjoy different views while enjoying our cuisine: a private terrace, a secluded corner of their shady gardens, or our Sala.
La Sala is a private part of their island, reached across a small suspension bridge spanning the River Nam Pak. Built on stilts, this beautiful, wooden pavilion offers wonderful views over the river.
Natural hot springs dot the river below the resort. Two relaxing spring-water hot tubs have been built overlooking the mountains and river and opens every evening for hotel guests. There is a herbal steam room too and both treatments are free for residents. An additional thatched sala offers traditional Lao massage.
A new addition to the property is an infinity pool, built onto a small, private island, set into the middle of the flowing river.