The gateway to tranquil luxury, adventure, and culture
With panoramic views of huge limestone mountains across the Nam Song River in Vang Vieng, Riverside Boutique Resort stands as a beacon of tranquility amidst the bustling charm of Laos. The resort boasts a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural integration, adventure, boutique luxury, culinary excellence, wellness, and community engagement, making it a must-visit destination for travelers seeking a holistic and enriching experience.
Riverside Boutique Resort is all about location, location, location, and visiting it is easier than ever, as it sits only one hour away from Vientiane and Luang Prabang on the Laos-China Railway or the Vientiane-Vang Vieng Expressway. While it enjoys a central setting in Vang Vieng, it offers an oasis of quiet and private garden-like ambiance along the riverbanks. The breathtaking mountain views and picturesque river surroundings can be enjoyed from private balconies, the pool area, and the bar and restaurant, making it a perfect escape for those seeking a connection with nature.
This resort’s commitment to celebrating Lao culture is evident in every detail. The staff is a mix of ethnic groups, reflecting the diverse heritage of Laos. The rooms are adorned with original ethnic musical instruments and handicrafts, while staff uniforms are inspired by various ethnic groups and handwoven by artisans from different regions of Laos.
Guests can dive deeper into local culture through exclusive activities that provide a glimpse into the authentic Lao way of life. From cooking for a village temple to witnessing traditional rice wine-making and blacksmithing, the resort offers an immersive cultural experience.
Vang Vieng is a haven for adventure enthusiasts, and Riverside Boutique Resort caters to their every need. The resort offers exclusive trips with local guides, ensuring a unique and personalized adventure experience. Whether you’re an avid hiker or prefer kayaking or cave exploration, the resort will be able to offer thrills at any level.
Food is a vital part of any travel experience, and Riverside Boutique Resort showcases the flavors of Vang Vieng and Laos with a blend of Lao and Western cuisine. Their signature Lao Degustation Menu is a must-try, offering a carefully selected array of traditional Lao dishes. The culinary team, headed by a Lao chef and staffed mainly by local women, brings authenticity and flavor to every dish. The hotel’s commitment to local ingredients and traditional culinary techniques further enhances the dining experience, supporting local markets and suppliers.
For travelers seeking relaxation and rejuvenation, the resort offers a tranquil escape. The Sala Spa, set beside the river, provides a range of spa treatments, while the Signature Journey is a 180-minute spa experience that guarantees relaxation and rejuvenation.
The resort is deeply committed to supporting the local community, both economically and socially. They prioritize local staff and suppliers, making a positive impact on the region’s economy. They also contribute to the development of local villages by financing the construction of community houses and the activities of a local youth center.
In conclusion, Riverside Boutique Resort is a hidden gem in the heart of Laos. This unique destination seamlessly blends adventure, culture, luxury, and community engagement to create a travel experience that is both enriching and unforgettable. With future plans to intensify hotel sustainability initiatives and expand support for the local community, this resort is set to continue making a positive impact in the region while offering guests an exceptional and holistic getaway.
For bookings or more information, visit riversidevangvieng.com
Lao Airlines has daily flights to Vientiane and Luang Prabang from throughout the region. Vang Vieng is a short one-hour drive away.
Text BY Jason Rolan
PHOTOGRAPHS BY Phoonsab Thevongsa & Riverside Boutique Resort