riverresortindirectThe River ResortLao+People%27s+Democratic+Republic/The+River+Resort
 

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.

Your Host & The Team


“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.

Rooms

 

Deluxe River Front Rooms (22 units)

  • Deluxe River Front Rooms (22 units)
  • Deluxe River Front Rooms (22 units)
  • Deluxe River Front Rooms (22 units)
Deluxe River Front Rooms (22 units)
PICTURES  >
Facing the Mekong River, these 22 40sqm rooms are situated in a duplex villa, and offer extraordinary panoramic river life views and stunning sunrises. The bathrooms have both an indoor and outdoor shower. A large private terrace with open seating and the song of nature completes the space.

Deluxe Pond/Garden Rooms (6 units)

  • Deluxe Pond/Garden Rooms (6 units)
  • Deluxe Pond/Garden Rooms (6 units)
  • Deluxe Pond/Garden Rooms (6 units)
Deluxe Pond/Garden Rooms (6 units)
PICTURES  >
These 40sqm rooms are situated in a duplex villa, and offer wonderful pond, rice paddy and distant Mekong River views. Beds face a large window that overlooks the garden. The bathrooms have both an indoor and outdoor shower. A large private terrace completes the space.

Facilities & Highlights


 
  • The River Resort highlight
  • The River Resort highlight
  • The River Resort highlight
  • The River Resort highlight

  • Pools: 2 infinity swimming pools 12x 6m
  • 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.
  • Spa: The spa offers a large range of massages, from foot Reflexology to Thai/ Lao traditional Massage, Herbal Hot Compress and Aromatherapy.
  • 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.

Useful Information


GENERAL
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
Electricity plug type:    
CONCIERGE
Your concierge is ready to assist you with planning and completing your reservation, contact them on dream@secret-retreats.com
ACCESS
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

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


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.

The Latest Reviews from Our Guests

Thank you for a fabulous time!

We returned from Koh Jum Beach villas two weeks ago now and are still dreaming of being there! Thank you so much for organising our holiday and for answering our endless questions. The accommodation was superb and the island was amazing. Again, thank you for a fabulous time! I will be looking at your website for similar accommodation.

Nous avons passé un excellent séjour au Island Lodge

Nous avons passé un excellent séjour au Island Lodge . Tout s’est bien passé pour les transferts , chauffeurs sympathiques et à l’heure et très bon contact avec vous lors de nos échanges par mail . Nous ne manquerons pas de passer par Secret Retreats pour nos prochains voyages en Asie . Cordialement.

Journey Au Fil du Mekong

Un énorme merci pour l’organisation du voyage. Excellent travail. Tout était parfait: sélection des hôtels, navettes, horaires .. Un petit plus le transfert en jonque entre The Jahan et The Island Lodge! Excellent travail de préparation de votre part. Continuez comme ca.

Review for Kumai

Everything about your company and my cruise was fantastic and the food and kindness of the crew was just unreal.. thank you for offering such a wondrous experience and if you sell those brown Wow Borneo t-shirts the staff was wearing I’d love to buy one and advertise for you in California! I’m going to show all my pics and tell about the trip to all my students ( I’m a high school teacher) and I hope some will be as fortunate as I to take a trip with you. Again, thank you for an unbelievable 4 days.

“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.

Itineraries & Secret Experiences

Laos
Lao Essential

6 days / 5 nights
440 USD
Learn more
Laos
Lao Essential

6 days / 5 nights
440 USD

Thailand - Laos
Thai & Lao Country Routes

11 Nights / 12 Days
2,875 USD
Learn more
Thailand - Laos
Thai & Lao Country Routes

11 Nights / 12 Days
2,875 USD

Learn more
Cambodia, Laos
Khmer & Lao UNESCO Heritage Sites

6 Nights / 7 Days
775 USD

Cambodia, Laos
Khmer & Lao UNESCO Heritage Sites

6 Nights / 7 Days
775 USD
Learn more
Thailand - Laos
The Mekong & The Lanna Kingdom

6 nights / 7 days
975 USD

Thailand - Laos
The Mekong & The Lanna Kingdom

6 nights / 7 days
975 USD
Laos
Laos - Mekong Symphony

8 Nights / 9 Days
2,800 USD
Learn more
Laos
Laos - Mekong Symphony

8 Nights / 9 Days
2,800 USD

Laos
Discover The Old Capital of Laos: Luang Prabang

3 nights / 4 days
380 USD
Learn more
Laos
Discover The Old Capital of Laos: Luang Prabang

3 nights / 4 days
380 USD

Learn more
Laos
North Laos Explorer

4 nights/5 days
900 USD

Laos
North Laos Explorer

4 nights/5 days
900 USD
Learn more
Laos
North Laos Explorer with Cruise

5 nights/6 days
1,025 USD

Laos
North Laos Explorer with Cruise

5 nights/6 days
1,025 USD
Laos
The People of Heaven

2 nights / 3 days
775 USD
Learn more
Laos
The People of Heaven

2 nights / 3 days
775 USD

Laos
South Laos Explorer

5 nights/6 days
800 USD
Learn more
Laos
South Laos Explorer

5 nights/6 days
800 USD

Travel Asia with Secret Retreats

Secret Retreats is a curated community of independent boutique hotel, villas, yachts and river boats keen to share their Asian Homes with travelers, sustainably and responsibly. Conservation of the environment, culture and traditions of Asia is of paramount importance to all in Secret Retreats. A community of like-minded hospitality professionals, we offer our guests authentic travel experiences that go beyond typical offerings to unveil the essence of Asia. Supporting the Asia based hoteliers and hospitality professionals and providing incredible holidays in Asia and tailor-made Asia travel itineraries direct to public ad travel agents.
Get inspired and make savings!
By booking direct with Secret Retreats and enjoy peace of mind from our full on the ground support. Contact our concierge and plan then book your Asia holiday now!