Hotels & Resorts

Muang La Lodge

Mar 18, 2019

Tucked into a gentle curve of the Nam Pak River in mountainous northern Laos is Muang La Lodge, a remote luxury bolt-hole known for its thermal baths, enchanting setting and off-piste trails. Just 10 wooden garden villas with verandas, all unplugged from modern life, feature 1930s-style furniture and local crafts. Spend days cycling or wandering green paddies in search of rural views meeting traditionally dressed Khamu, Akha and Ikhos locals with an expert guide. Stroll across a bamboo bridge to the secluded lodge pool on a private river island; sink into hot tubs pumped with the area’s natural thermal spring; try orchard-to-table dining in the candle-lit garden; or settle into a pampered slumber with massages at the spa. — CLAIRE BOOBBYER

muangla.com; minimum two-night stay $459 per person, all-inclusive.

Riverside dining at Muang La Lodge, in Laos.

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