With rooms overlooking the nearby Mekong River or the mountains behind, the Pon Arena offers a relaxing base for exploring the Si Phon Don region and its playful Irrawaddy dolphins.
Decor is simple, using dark wooden furniture, neutral colours, and regional decorative touches; it probably won't win any design innovation awards but the facilities are first class and the interiors open and airy, making good use of the natural light. The restaurant terrace overlooks the river, and serves delicious local dishes.
Leisure: Riverside terrace, 2 swimming pools
Rooms: 47 rooms & suites
A two-week journey through Laos’ laid-back cities and rural landscapes, exploring the country’s rich cultural heritage, meeting the friendly locals and going on an adventure or two.