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The Rosewood Luang Prabang is only a 10-minute drive from Luang Prabang; a charming Laos town bursting with culture and history
The Rosewood Luang Prabang's location is idyllic, with a waterfall and streams which flow around the buildings
Get out into nature with hikes to hidden waterfalls and untouched villages in the mountains behind the resort. Scott Dunn can also organise wonderful excursions to the area's cultural sites such as temples, markets and caves
The resort interiors have been designed by the renowned architect and interior designer Bill Bensley, who is responsible for some of Asia's most lauded hotels
Despite only having 23 rooms, each room category has a distinctive location and design. Stay in rooms or suites overlooking a river, villas with waterfall views and a private pool, or tents on a hilltop offering breathtaking views across the valley
The resort funds a school designed to offer education in hospitality and English language to young people in the nearby village
Laos enjoys a warm, tropical climate year-round. The cooler, drier months of the year are from November to March; however, temperatures rarely drop below 22°C during the day. Humidity is highest between May and September, when sunbursts follow tropical downpours and temperatures can climb to 35°C. However, the average year-round temperature is a pleasant 25°C.
Set amongst tranquil, picturesque scenery, the Rosewood Luang Prabang is only a 10-minute drive from the historic town of Luang Prabang in Laos. Combining luxury and style with natural beauty, this is one of the country's most hotly anticipated hotels.
The Rosewood Luang Prabang is a luxurious resort, ideal for nature lovers who want to be within easy reach of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang. Surrounded by soaring hills, streams and waterfalls, the property has wonderful views over the stunning Laos countryside and beautiful town of Luang Prabang.
Widely considered as one of Asia’s finest historic cities, Luang Prabang is brimming with gleaming temples home to saffron robed monks, charming colonial buildings and wonderful cafes and restaurants along the Mekong River. Whilst there are plenty of things to do in the surrounding area, the Rosewood Luang Prabang is also a lovely place to unwind, with gorgeous rooms, an inviting oval-shaped pool and an impressive tranquil spa.
The exquisitely designed and wonderfully spacious rooms are spread across a number of locations; choose from the Riverside Rooms and Riverside Suites close to the heart of the resort, the Waterfall Pool Villas with private pools or The Hilltop Tents, with sweeping views over the valley.
The rooms, created by world-renowned designer Bill Bensley, offer plenty of privacy and are beautifully decorated, combining traditional Laotian design with modern luxury. With only 23 rooms, but approximately 90 staff, we expect the service to be excellent.
As with all other Rosewood hotels, dining is a delightful treat at the Rosewood Luang Prabang. As the name suggests, the Elephant Bridge Bar is located on a wooden bridge across the river, offering a range of drinks and snacks in an atmopsheric setting. The Great House is situated by the hotel's lobby, serving delicious local cuisine. With a 'farm-to-table' concept, the menu changes daily, using fresh ingredients from the area's nearby farms and markets.
We feel that the Rosewood Luang Prabang is one of Lao's finest new hotels, and it is the ideal option for those who prefer to stay outside the city and surround themselves with beautiful scenery in a serene setting.
The Rosewood Luang Prabang has 23 rooms. These have different layouts and designs, and are spread across a number of locations. The Riverside Rooms and Suites are close to the heart of the resort, with the easiest access to the pool and restaurants. The Waterfall Pool Villas look out on to a waterfall, and boast private infinity pools. Riverside Villas offer lots of space and plenty of privacy, with views over the river and lush surroundings. The Hilltop Tents are delightfully luxurious, and their elevated location offers amazing views over the resort, valley and Luang Prabang.
Children will love the open spaces and feeling of closeness to nature, but it should be noted that there is a lot of water surrounding the property and some unfenced edges, therefore this may not be right for all families. Activities for kids include treasure hunts and educational trips into the jungle with a local guide.
There is a pool at the centre of the resort, and tranquil spa tents are located on the hillside. There is also a bar on the bridge over the river for a relaxed drink and snacks, and the main restaurant, The Great House, offers a daily changing menu of local cuisine, with a 'farm-to-table' concept.
Sadly in Laos, books are often a luxury few can afford. Spend the day learning about the people and organisations trying to change this, bringing education and a love of reading to local children.
This shared excursion takes place at Tamarind, one of Laos' most celebrated restaurants. The lesson teaches you how to cook Lao food, but you'll also learn the habits and customs of the Lao people too.
This wonderful morning experience takes you to a local elephant sanctuary just 40 minutes from Luang Prabang. You'll learn all about the majestic creatures and will feed and walk with them along tropical paths and through rice paddies.
Rise early to enjoy Kuang Si Waterfalls at its best with a gourmet breakfast picnic overlooking the emerald water.
Spend the day leisurely paddling along the mighty Mekong, admiring the picturesque scenery, and visiting some of the more interesting sites along this stretch of one of Asia's most famous rivers.
Visit local markets and villages before heading out to the glorious Kuang Si Waterfalls, an idyllic spot that's ideal for swimming.
Spend an interactive morning at the Living Land Organic Farm, which is a rice farm. A local farming guide will teach you about the methods and you will have ample opportunities to give the methods a go yourselves!
Cycling through Luang Prabang is one of the best ways to experience this small, safe and charming city, so we've created a full-day cycling tour that gets you down the tiny winding streets to the sparking temples and out to the local villages.
Enjoy a full day tour of the fascinating UNESCO protected city of Luang Prabang, exploring the Royal Palace, shimmering temples, ancient streets and traditional art and ethnology centre. The day culminates in a climb to the top of Phousi Hill.
Enjoy a walking tour of historic Luang Prabang with a local guide. This is one of the best ways to see and experience the hidden secrets and gems found in this wonderful town.
After another of your excursions you have the opportunity to participate in a private Baci Ceremony, which is a ritual in Lao culture used to celebrate important events and occasions.
This completely unique and educational experience explores Big Brother Mouse, an innovative social enterprise in Luang Prabang that is committed to educating children by publishing and distributing books.
from £10600 pp
inc flights & transfers for 15 nights
Located in a beautiful natural area but within a 10 minute drive from the historic town of Luang Prabang. The resort is surrounded by mountains, waterfalls and trickling streams.
Fly into Luang Prabang International Airport. From there, Rosewood is approximately a 15-minute drive.
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