The River Resort
Champasak, Southern Laos, Laos
Best for: Couples, Culture, Eco/ethical tourism, Off the beaten track
With 28 rooms ensconced in tropical gardens and lush paddy fields, and views out to the Mekong river, The River Resort is easily southern Laos' most impressive hotel. It's an ideal base for exploring the 4000 islands and UNESCO protected Vat Phou.