Sunset on the Mekong River, Laos
La Folie Lodge, Champasak
- Spectacular views
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Wellness facilities
Fancy a chance to get away from it all? With a stunning location in Done Daeng, or the ‘Red Island’, a visit to La Folie Lodge offers you just that. The hotel itself sits along the banks of the Mekong River, and best of all, it is situated on a beach, offering you plenty of beautiful views on its outstretched sands.
The Lodge itself is effortlessly stylish, with 27 luxurious bungalows boasting their own balconies and offering magnificent river or sea views. All bedrooms are decked out with furniture made from local materials, giving you an authentic experience as well as first-class facilities. With a number of room types to suit all travellers, you’re sure to be able to find one to suit your needs.
One of the main attractions of La Folie Lodge is its swimming pool, offering a top spot to relax in the sunshine. A relaxed sun terrace is dotted with comfortable loungers, while the pool itself is perfect for those seeking a leisurely swim. The views across to the Wat Phou mountains are a sight to behold too. Outside of the lodge, you’ll find a vast and fascinating garden abundant in tropical plants. As well as many exotic flowers, eagle-eyed guests may be able to catch a glimpse of one of the 39 species of bird that have made this part of the island their home.
In keeping with the lodge’s pleasant aesthetics, the poolside restaurant is situated with views over the river. It is decorated in traditional Laotian style, complete with hardwood flooring and an exotic canopy. You’ll find plenty of great dishes to try here, whether you’re enjoying an early morning breakfast or want to savour some of the area’s Asian specialities. Meanwhile, the stylishly understated bar is the perfect place to hang out after dinner. Cocktail fans won’t be disappointed – there’s more than enough on offer.
There’s many great reasons to stay at La Folie Lodge, not least because of the lack of hustle and bustle on the island. Its main attraction is its excellent surroundings, which you’ll soon fall in love with. What could be better than a long lingering drink while you gaze upon the Mekong River?