La Residence Phou Vao perches over the ancient city of Luang Prabang and is the perfect starting point to discover the many treasures of Laos. Elegant and spacious suites are named primarily for their views of the mountains, shimmering infinity pool and lush tropical gardens, while luxurious interiors feature rich rosewood and vibrant natural cotton fabrics. For instance, Garden View Junior Suites, located on the ground floor of the hotel, are surrounded by flourishing bougainvillea, papyrus and frangipani trees and offer a private terrace shaded by tall trees.
Mountain View Junior Suites look out on dramatic views of Luang Prabang and swaying palm and coconut trees with the backdrop of the magnificent Phousy Temple hovering over the town on a steep hill.
With large comfortable armchairs and a laid-back, open-air lounge, the Doc Champa bar is an inviting place to meet for pre- or post-dinner drinks and Phou Savanh is renowned as one of the best restaurants in Luang Prabang. The talented team of chefs create delicious dishes that blend Lao and European traditions, from tiger prawn fricassee to Lao-Lao whiskey. Enjoy the captivating view of Mount Phousi and the romantic glow of candles and lanterns hung among the shrubs and trees of the hotel’s lush gardens while you dine.
The hotel's freshwater swimming pool, which stops dramatically on the cliff edge, also gives stunning views of the sacred mountains with glimmering gold pagodas and shrines scattered across the hillsides, tempting you to explore.
There are many charming villages to visit in Laos, including Ban Phanom, known as the village of weavers. Travel on Phou Vao's traditional boat on a full- or half-day excursion to the famous Buddha caves and just a short ride away from Luang Prabang, the majestic Kuang Si waterfall cascades down 60 metres into clear, azure pool idyllic for picnics and swimming.
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