New & Cool: Le Grand Pakbeng

The 5-star Le Grand Pakbeng Resort recently opened the doors to its 45 villas and suites nestled in the jungle on the Mekong in Pakbeng, the traditional overnight stop on the Luang Prabang-Houay Xay cruise.

The sizeable, elegant rooms present tranquil spaces decked out in teak with Lao carvings and a variety of amenities guaranteeing a comfortable stay in the solitude of pristine nature.

The State Room or Governor Suite leads the list of accommodation with its Mekong views. It comprises a sizeable bedroom, floor-to-ceiling windows, ample furnishings, and a spacious outdoor living area with a private terrace and Jacuzzi.

The Signature Villa features a private gazebo and terrace along the Mekong. The themed interiors are marked by their contemporary Lao design with high ceilings, solid maka wood furnishings, and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Perched on a verdant hillside, the 35-sqm Mekong Villa mixes Laotian and Balinese style and comfort. Each room features a sizeable private, furnished terrace with Mekong River views. The similar Mountain View rooms overlook Pakbeng’s hills.

Le Grand Pakbeng Resort also docks a luxury vessel that offers four cruises with itineraries and activities few deliver including in-depth tours of Pakbeng and cycling on shore.

Dining centres on the resort’s Indochine restaurant that presents a fusion of Asian, Caribbean and Mediterranean influences. The Indochine also offers breakfast and dinner buffets, and an outside terrace, perfect for a sunset cocktail.

Other facilities include Le Bistro Lounge that presents a variety of wines and drinks, a pool bar, the Banyan Spa, and Le Grand sauna.