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The River Resort

Champasak, Southern Laos

Laos is all about lush serenity, and The River Resort gets this spot on. Many hotels in the area tend to be traditional and rustic, but The River Resort offers something more stylish for guests looking for modern flair, whilst still being mindful of the environment. A string of contemporary villas is set along the Mekong riverbank, surrounded by tropical grassland and rice paddies. Each villa has 2 ample storeys and floor-to-ceiling picture windows. The rooms are modern, light, cool and comfortable, embellished with contemporary Laotian artwork and furnishings fabricated from ecologically friendly natural bamboo. 

Balconies wrap around every villa, giving stunning views of the river, nearby mountains and misty Mekong sunsets. Just a stone's throw from Champasak town, The River Resort provides a great base for discovering the wonders of southern Laos, with a modern twist.


On the winding banks of the Mekong, The River Resort is a short stroll into Champasak town and a mere 30-minute’s drive from Pakse International airport.

A little more detail

  • Two infinity pools

  • Laotian massage pavilion 

  • Mekong River cruises

  • Kayaking & bike hire 

From a client…

‘If you like a modern touch, this is the best place to stay for R&R whilst exploring southern Laos.’

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River reflecting clouds at The River Resort
Peaceful views at The River Resort
Twin bedroom at The River Resort
Twin bedroom at The River Resort
Green rice paddies at The River Resort
Green rice paddies at The River Resort
Open air restaurant at The River Resort
Open-air restaurant at The River Resort
Bedroom with river views at River Resort
Bedroom with a view at The River Resort
Terrace at River Resort
Terrace at The River Resort

Why we love it

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Modern sustainability

A contemporary hotel with a focus on sustainability, and arguably some of the best river views in Laos - what's not to love? The River Resort gives you the opportunity to explore some of southern Laos’ most interesting spots and meet the residents in nearby villages. The inviting infinity pools (yes, plural!) with expansive views of the Mekong are the icing on the cake.

Swimming pool overlooking river at The River Resort

What can you do there?

After an early morning dip in one of the resort’s infinity pools, spend the day relaxing at the Laotian massage pavilion or head out onto the river to explore the 4,000 Islands, perhaps sipping a cocktail or two on the way back. Enjoy alfresco dining in the open air restaurant, sampling dishes full of fresh, home-grown vegetables while admiring the view. Pick a lazy afternoon to roam around the resort’s 4 hectares of parkland, admiring the local flora and fauna, and dive into adventure and culture by kayaking down the river to see local fishermen at work. 

Kayaks on the river at The River Resort

Environment & Local Community

Supporting the environment and local community is an important part of life at The River Resort. They are committed to being as eco-friendly as possible, using solar power to heat the water, growing their own vegetables to be used throughout the resort, and recycling non-organic refuse. More than 90% of the staff here are from local villages and they also provide ongoing support for local children's education. 

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