Muang La District, Laos
A scenic 5h30 drive from Luang Prabang lies Muang La Resort, a retreat lost in a village in the North of Laos. Its locations offers a unique opportunity to explore the unchartered northern parts of the country whether by foot, mountain bike, 4×4 or boat.
The property consists of 5 wooden villas with a total of 10 bedrooms, built following traditional architecture and using local wood. The pieces of Lao art present in each room are all locally created and produced which gives off a distinctive unique feel throughout the property. Each room has a private balcony and provides modern comfort.
The notion of a retreat takes on its full meaning as you unwind and take in the peaceful and tranquil setting and tropical gardens. A natural hot spring, thousands of years old, feeds the resort’s spa, which is built 4m high so as to fully embrace the view of the river and mountains.
As the sun sets and night-time slowly settles in, the lodge is lit up by thousands of candle, making for a romantic evening of star-gazing. The resort’s concept of ‘transient restaurant’ allows you to set up your table wherever you please and savour their excellent Lao-Thai cuisine.
The resort has also been fully involved in developing the village it now calls home by completing numerous local projects such as the maintenance of the river bank to avoid flooding, construction of a bridge, employing local workforce, finance several village operations and festivals…
Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate a stay at Muang La Resort into a greater Laos or Asian holiday. Take a look at Mekong Journey from the Golden Triangle to Luang Prabang as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.
Muang La Resort Information
- Location & Getting There
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.
The resort consists of 4 wooden villas comprising 10 rooms, each with an en-suite bathroom and a small private terrace overlooking the river, gardens or countryside. Every room is built from the best materials and decorated with designer furniture, all locally created and produced.
- Hot water spring
- Massage room
- Mountain bike hire
- Dining: 1 restaurant
The resort has a concept of 'transient restaurant' which allows guests to set up their dinner table wherever they desire for a romantic evening. During the day, embark on excursions to discover Northern Laos, go trekking, mountain biking, or visit the Hmong and Ikhos Villages for a full cultural experience.
There are no specific amenities for children but babysitting is available upon request.