Amantaka, Luxury Resort Laos


Nestled at the foot of Mount Phousic in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang, Amantaka is an elegant colonial hotel that blends old-world charm with modern luxuries. Housed in a high-ceilinged French period building, a stay at this all-suite hideaway will transport you back to a timeless bygone era of travel.



The hotel’s colonial-style restaurant serves all-day Lao and French-inspired dishes prepared using local produce, while relaxed fare can be enjoyed alfresco on the pool terrace. Decadent afternoon teas are laid out in the sun-filled library and the Lounge Bar is a great spot for sunset cocktails. Guests can also learn how to prepare Lao cuisine for themselves, buying ingredients from a local market before taking a cookery class back at the hotel.



Start the day with a walking meditation or join the sacred ritual of offering alms to monks silently passing through town at daybreak. Then further immerse yourself in local culture by learning the art of silk making boarding a cruise down the Mekong River. Back at base, the hotel’s luxurious wellness facilities include a state-of-the-art spa, gym, yoga studio and fabulous deep-green swimming pool.


Room types

Just 24 suites are clustered around a leafy courtyard, 16 of which boast some of Luang Prabang’s only private pools. All accommodations are elegantly furnished with king-size four-posters, charming wooden writing desks and chaise longues. Two huge standalone suites feature wraparound verandas, private treatment rooms, separate living and dining spaces, and bathrooms with oversized tubs and twin vanities.