Hidden in the lush green jungle that surrounds the historic royal settlement of Luang Prabang, a river—emanating from a flowing waterfall—runs through the heart of this exotic retreat. Taking its cue from the French-Lao architecture for which the town is known, the interiors reflect the influences of ancient temples, while luxurious tented villas celebrate the explorer spirit.
Nearest Airport: Luang Prabang
Prices: From $670.00
The design of the Hilltop Tents features colors, textiles and patterns utilized by the area's indigenous hill tribes that still inhabit the wild mountains around us, bringing guests closer to understanding our unique location. The interior of the tent features a king-size bed and oversized daybed, encouraging you to enjoy the nature around you. As well as a refreshing rain shower, the classic-style bathtubs invite you to luxuriate longer—as does the oversized balcony with its comfortable sofa.
As the river gently bubbles by, relax on your King size bed, or the oversized day bed on the balcony. Filled by the sounds of nature, you may not want to leave your villa—the oversized balcony provides a daybed and dining table that encourages you to make the most of your residence. A working desk is provided in case you do need to stay in touch with the world outside, while choose from a rain shower or classic bathtub after a dip in the resort swimming pool, just a short forest walk away.
WATERFALL POOL VILLAS
Inspired by the waterfall that cascades down from the surrounding mountains, these special villas embrace indoor-outdoor living with a 40 sqm interior and 15 sqm exterior. Here, you'll find a king size bed and amazing antique decorations, and amenities that include both rain shower and outdoor wooden bathtubs, double vanities, and an oversized balcony that comfortably accommodates an outside bar, dining table, and sofa—not to mention your own private swimming pool.
The stunning interiors of the Riverside Suites by American designer Bill Bensley—found throughout the entire property—reflect the unique heritage of Luang Prabang, a melting pot of royal influences, colonial French explorers, adventurous traders, and colorful hill tribes. Choose to relax in the large living room or on the outdoor daybed, as you watch the river gently flow just in front of your room. The bathroom features a rain shower and classic bathtub with double amenities.
Featuring twin beds, these riverside rooms embrace the indoor-outdoor philosophy that is a feature throughout the property, with a 9.6sqm balcony that provides picturesque views of our mountain setting. The interiors reflect the heritage of our location, while amenities include a work desk, rain shower, classic bathtub, and double vanities. With the Elephant Bridge Bar and bistro just a short walk away, you can enjoy dinner and drinks out before retiring back to your secluded private retreat.
THE GREAT HOUSE
With a strong influence from Laotian regional specialties, the menu truly embraces local culture. Our food and beverage program supports the local community through a 'farm-to-the table' dining concept that emphasises locally sourced and seasonal foods. This concept enables them to create a restaurant immersed in local identity. With no pre-defined menu, the chef works with local farmers, visits the area's markets and prepares a daily changing menu according to the available ingredients. The wonderful organic kitchen garden at the property will provide herbs and produce for much of the menu.
ELEPHANT BRIDGE BAR
The Elephant Bridge Bar is your destination for relaxation and refreshment. Although not used by elephants today, this wonderful wooden bridge—a nod to the area's wild past—provides Rosewood Luang Prabang guests with a highly unique place to enjoy classic cocktails accompanied by traditional Laotian bar snacks. Interested in trying something different? Order one of their drinks with a twist, which is made using local herbs and spices grown in their own organic garden.
In a pristine environment surrounded by majestic mountains, Sense, A Rosewood Spa® offers a variety of luxury treatments and signature holistic offerings. Time-honored practices are perceptively customized to your needs, paired with natural ingredients that are sustainable, carefully cultivated and thoughtfully sourced. Combined with riverside pool, this is a sanctuary of simplicity and purity.
Luang Prabang sits on a small promontory in between the Nam Khan and Mekong rivers, and for centuries the waterways were not only the sole way for residents to get in and out of the city, but also its lifeblood, supplying fish and fresh water. Today, you can experience the magic of Southeast Asia's most famous river with a special cruise onboard its most luxurious vessels.
Walking through the streets of Luang Prabang, you are surrounded by history – from the centuries-old temples to the colonial French mansions. However, it's hard to know exactly when or why they were built, which is why a heritage walking tour with Trails of Indochina is such an insightful experience, as your locally born guide reveals the city's hidden secrets.