At the foot of sacred Mount Phousi and only a short stroll away from the mighty Mekong River, Amantaka’s take on Luang Prabang offers cultural immersion fused with modern luxury.
Like all Aman resorts, this retreat is primed to impress with its refined design and dedication to curated immersive experiences. Under the low-slung tiled red roof, interiors display elegance with beautiful soft wood furnishings while simplicity can be found in the black and white photographs adorning the walls.
Behind the silvery green shutters and white-washed façades, the Aman levels of service tick like clockwork. A roll call of experts knowledgeable in various fields from fine arts to religion and history are all on hand, as is the little black book offering exclusive access to the city and staff willing to personalise any excursion at the drop of a hat. One such unique activity involves a trip to the on-site Buddhist Learning Centre where abbot Sengdao Santikaro enlightens guests with Buddhist teachings in daily private sessions.
Vast suites with lofty roofs vary in size, the largest boasting private pools sensationally lit at night. Light-filled rooms include four-poster beds, deep-sinking bathtubs, courtyards and leafy gardens. Communal spaces include an inviting swimming pool, tennis courts, a yoga studio and an outstanding Aman spa where you can expect the highest level of signature pampering. Cocktails by the pool are a prerequisite to every evening while the lounge, candlelit and inviting’ conjures up icy Laos-style mojitos.
Couples and families
Spa and wellness enthusiasts
Lovers of culture and history
THINGS TO DO AT THE HOTEL:
Begin the day with a walking meditation or yoga class
Tour the vast organic farm and gardens, then prepare a meal in the open-air kitchen under the instruction of Amantaka’s chef
Relax in the peaceful surroundings of the swimming pool and sun terrace
Sample the signature Amantaka Bath Ritual in the spa
Experience the teachings of abbot Sengdao Santikaro at the Buddhist Learning Cnetre
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Visit the Mandalao elephant sanctuary to discover its inspiring approach to elephant welfare in Laos
Learn the art of traditional bamboo weaving, batik and silk making in a riverside workshop
Discover Luang Prabang's atmospheric streets on two wheels
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