Nestled in a serene valley surrounded by soaring mountains, the historic town of Luang Prabang has a unique mystique unparalleled in Southeast Asia. Once the capital of the Lan Xang kingdom—the name meant “Land of a Million Elephants”—it later became home to the Laos royal family and one of the most important settlements in French Indochina. With such a rich story, it was recognized by UNESCO in 1995 for its outstanding fusion of Lao and French architecture, and the blending of these two distinct cultures. With exceptional beauty, Luang Prabang remains a hidden treasure of Southeast Asia, featuring authentic Buddhist traditions orange-clad monks continue to collect alms each morning — and wonderful European charm, a town where you can savor chocolate croissants with your café au lait.
Rooms and villas
The resort offers 23 spacious accommodations including four deluxe rooms, four specialty suites, three riverside villas, six pool villas and six luxury tents. Each of the resort’s guest housings is bordered by riverbank. The 75-square-meter luxury tented villas include their own private dining areas and wrap-around decks. Lao tradition and French colonial style are sensitively woven throughout the design and architecture, including the use of indigenous materials and locally inspired artwork.
Not only is Luang Prabang rich with nature, waterfalls, rivers and teak forests, the verdant land is also abundant with high mountain peaks that truly create breathtaking vistas over the old town. This diverse ecosystem is reflected in Laos’ enticing cuisine that melds traditional Laotian ingredients with colonial French influences. This confluence of cultures makes Luang Prabang’s culinary scene one of the most exciting in Southeast Asia.
In a pristine environment surrounded by majestic mountains, Sense, A Rosewood Spa® offers a variety of luxury treatments and signature holistic offerings. Time-honored practices are perceptively customized to your needs, paired with natural ingredients that are sustainable, carefully cultivated and thoughtfully sourced. Combined with riverside pool, this is a sanctuary of simplicity and purity.
While it’s tempting to enjoy your entire holiday in their luxurious property, surrounded by incredible nature and relaxed by the gentle sound of the river that runs through the centre of the Rosewood Luang Prabang, the area around the resort offers an incredible array of activities, from a heritage walk through the heart of the old town, to a trip to a traditional weaving village. You can visit a local temple, go for a cruise on the river, or sign up for a culinary tour—you’ll find it all at Rosewood.