“Discretely located in a parkland along a bend of the Mekong River, the 28 rooms offer a beautiful sunrise every morning over the mighty waters. This resort is an ideal place in which to slow down, relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect with Mother Nature.”,
Kim, the discoverer.
Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
Speed BoatSpeed Boat

Hotel Description

A jewel on the banks of the Mekong River in the south of Laos, this resort is a haven for casual elegance amid nature. Guests can enjoy the verdant, naturally landscaped parkland and 400 metres of stunningly beautiful Mekong riverscape. The resort features 28 spacious villa-style guestrooms (22 with panoramic Mekong and sunrise views, and six with lush views of rice paddy fields, ponds and age-old trees). This eco-friendly resort and its staff do its best not to damage the environment, and most of the furnishings are fabricated from ecologically friendly natural bamboo.

There is no substitute for local knowledge and personal assistance to help you plan the perfect stay. The Secret Retreats Concierge is ready to share insider tips with you to ensure you book the best room for your stay on the best available rate or offer , to share tips on what to see and do and where to dine, to help you with personal requests, and to keep you informed of any cultural events, shows or festivals that match your dates of stay. Enjoy the difference that turns a good stay, into a great travel experience. Your Secret Retreats Concierge is looking forward to hearing from you. Contact the concierge on dream@secret-retreats.com.

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Hotel Facilities & Highlights

The River Resort highlight
Pools: 2 infinity swimming pools 12x 6m
The River Resort highlight
Restaurant: The Riverside Sala is an open-air dining room and daytime café, with an enclosed private dining, meeting room, and bar. Guests can also enjoy alfresco dining along the Mekong River.
The River Resort highlight
Spa: The spa offers a large range of massages, from foot Reflexology to Thai/ Lao traditional Massage, Herbal Hot Compress and Aromatherapy.
The River Resort highlight
Boat Trips and Excursions: Activities and excursions can be arranged by car, boat, bikes, or elephant treks. Visit the nearby UNESCO Heritage Vat Phou Temple or the 4,000 Islands (Si Phan Don) located two hours away by car near the Cambodian border. The site is known for its unique geology, French colonial-era history, and quiet rural lifestyle.

Your Host & The Team

Mr. Kitkosol ChantawongMr. Kitkosol Chantawong
“My ambition when I created The River Resort was to show the world the nature and beauty of Laos. Our eco-friendly resort started with 20 rooms, and after a few years we added another eight rooms. I love to show people how beautiful and wonderful life can be here at The River.”

We Care

From concept to implementation, this resort’s intentions remain firm: to preserve the natural environment in every way possible. The native flora and fauna on the 30,000sqm of private, verdant parkland is well protected. Many of the mature indigenous trees soar over 25 metres in height and are generations old. To this day they tower over the lush, tropical landscape, and according to local beliefs are inhabited by protective spirits.

The eco-friendly Resort and the staff do their best not to damage the environment. They cultivate their rice paddy field and vegetable gardens with organic matter from the compost pit, and most of the furnishings are fabricated from ecologically friendly natural bamboo.

More than 90% of the staff are local villagers and rice farmers. For the first time in their lives, many of them have learned that education is the key to a better life, not only for their children but themselves as well. To help them on that path, the resort regularly offers English language classes taught by qualified visiting teachers. In an effort to show respect to local traditions, guests and staff are invited to participate in indigenous cultural activities offered at the resort including the baci ceremony, and traditional Lao music and dance.

Welcome to Champasak–Pakse

Located in Southern Laos, Pakse is the largest city in Champasak Province. Begin exploring the region in Pakse. Witness a fascinating alms giving ceremony at Wat Luan. The large and lovely temple is also home to a Buddhist monk school. Wander around the old market and rice paddy fields at Ban Keosamphanh. Glimpse at the Champasak Provincial Museum’s artefacts. Filled with restaurants and bars, spend the evening wandering around the popular Mekong Bank.

Useful Information

Total number of rooms: 28
Annual closing:
open all year

Time zone: (GMT+07:00) Hanoi
Currency accepted: USD, LAK
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard
Electricity voltage: 220V
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Your concierge is ready to assist you with planning and completing your reservation, contact them on dream@secret-retreats.com
From Pakse Airport, a private car can be arranged for the 35-40-minute drive to the resort. It is also possible to arrange a private boat from town (travel time is approximately 1h45mn).
Nearest Airport: Pakse International Airport (PKZ) - 40 km

Ban Phaphinnoy, 14A Road, Champasak 06000 , Lao People's Democratic Republic


Time & Weather

Current Temperature

26° C

Current Weather

Local Time

8:08 am