Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao - Luang Prabang

A sanctuary of serenity in the mountains of Laos

Sink into a world of laidback relaxation just moments away from the treasures of Luang Prabang

The hotel’s prized location in this UNESCO Heritage region affords spectacular mountain vistas. Sculpted grounds give way to endless cloud forest. Revive in the freshwater infinity pool, teetering on the cliff edge, or indulge in the Mekong Spa. Still, calm, quiet—every second here is a moment to cherish.


Breathe in the scent of native frangipani from your own secluded balcony. Then enter into colonial design and local architecture that nods to the region’s rich heritage.
Luxurious details and tactile textures soothe the senses and invite absolute calm. Inside and out, artistry is abundant.


Echoing the natural décor of the hotel, Junior Suites feature a combination of parquet and traditional textiles. Together they create an immediate sense of peace and space. Large windows provide plenty of natural light and open onto the exotic gardens. A conveniently arranged terrace offers privacy, comfort and tranquillity.


Phou Vao Garden Suites overlook the tropical garden and are decorated with shimmering rosewood and rich natural fabrics. They feature a double bedroom as well as a separate living room with a plush cotton sofa.


Souk Suliyaphone was ordained a monk before bringing his spiritual teachings to our retreat. He hosts a series of evening ceremonies for guests in the garden’s intimate Buddhist temple. Stroll through the grounds at sunset––let the sound of chanting guide you.


Inventive Euro-Asian Gastronomy
Mingling Southeast Asian flavours with French flourishes, our chefs create dishes that sing with culinary flair. Anticipate a gourmet adventure at Mountain Terrace, or dine alfresco with stunning views of Mount Phousi.

500 Candle Dinner
Sometimes, only spellbinding will do. As the sun sinks behind the garden, the flickering glow of 500 candles and live Lao music conjure a fitting ambience for a Laotian feast for two.

Elegant Asian Cocktails
As the sun dips behind the cloud forest, sink into one of Doc Champa’s comfy armchairs while ordering a zingy Laojito cocktail. The bar’s easygoing ambience draws guests for pre or post-dinner mingling.


Laotian herbal wellness
Our award-winning Luang Prabang spa sets the gold standard on Laotian pampering. Intuitive therapists, an enchanting garden location and luxurious products conjure the perfect scene for indulgence.