Housed in graceful French colonial buildings, Amantaka is a peaceful retreat within walking distance of Luang Prabang’s many historical and cultural attractions, including picturesque temples, villages, and night markets. The property is surrounded by lush countryside, spectacular waterfalls, sheer amber-colored cliffs, and ancient cave complexes. Located just south of Phousi Mountain, the resort rests on a peninsula framed by the mighty Mekong and Khan Rivers. The property is an easy walk to the 32 elegant temples of Luang Prabang and the town's many historic sites, including the former Royal Palace, a fusion of Beaux-Arts and traditional Lao architecture. The many boutiques, bakeries, and restaurants lining the town's main street are within walking distance, as is the town's fabled night market. Amantaka is a ten-minute drive from Luang Prabang International Airport, serviced by scheduled flights from Bangkok, Hanoi, Chiang Mai, Siem Reap, and Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Complimentary airport transfers are provided to and from the hotel.
French-colonial elegance fused with timeless temple traditions - The pace of Luang Prabang is seductively slow. Observe the ebb and flow of the mighty Mekong, and see flashes of saffron as the Buddhist monks tread softly between temples in Laos’s spiritual capital, a well-preserved Unesco World Heritage Site. Overlooking the town at the foot of sacred Mount Phousi, the French-colonial building retains a genteel tranquillity from the past. In contrast, private pools and an expansive state-of-the-art spa keep contemporary souls in their comfort zone.
Amantaka Suites - A sense of peace pervades Amantaka’s elegant colonial Suites, set between the picturesque banks of the Mekong and Khan Rivers in the heart of Luang Prabang, Laos. Amantaka offers 24 suites ranging in size from 70 to 120 square meters each. These include eight Suites, four Pool Suites, eight Khan suites, two Mekong suites, and two Amantaka suites, all with spacious interior and exterior living areas. Suites are entered through louvered doors from the courtyard and lead to light and airy living areas. The king-sized bed is positioned in the center of the suite beneath a traditional high ceiling. Facilities include a writing desk, table and chairs, chaise lounge, and cabinet containing a private bar. The bathroom features twin vanities, a dressing area, a shower, a toilet, and a separate bath. The living and bedroom open onto an outdoor area shaded by mango trees with lounges and large umbrellas. For Pool Suites, the pool is just beyond the Lounge. Large verandas surround the two stand-alone Amantaka Suites with private treatment rooms, spacious outside entertaining areas, a private pool, and separate living/dining areas.
Dining Experiences at Amantaka - Using time-honored ingredients and techniques, Amantaka’s menu showcases small dishes of Laotian food served together to make up a traditional Lao meal. Locally grown produce features prominently. Meals are enjoyed in the airy Dining Room or at the Pool Terrace – or shared at a Lao barbecue, complete with Nights dancing troupe in traditional costumes. Try the delectable varieties of Laos traditional food, including mok, meat, or vegetables steamed in banana leaf with coriander egg and coconut milk, or find the right balance of ingredients in your foe, a rice noodle breakfast soup. Led by local produce, Laos cuisine can be customized to suit the tastes of all Amantaka guests.
Wellness Experiences, Amantaka - A place of quiet contemplation, Amantaka’s spa offers treatments ranging from massages and facials to scrubs and wraps, incorporating Southeast Asian techniques with Aman Spa’s own range of organic products. Four spa suites, a steam room, a sauna, and hot and cold plunge pools provide all the necessary space for unwinding and rejuvenating body and soul. A traditional Lao chanting ceremony, Baci is a way to reintegrate harmony into busy lives. In Amantaka’s signature Baci treatment, the ritual is followed by a cleansing exfoliation and a soothing body massage.
Luang Prabang Adventure Experiences - Crisscrossed daily by some 1,200 saffron-robed Buddhist monks as they make their way between the dozens of temples, Luang Prabang lives at its own speed, pervaded by an air of peace. Get the most from your Laos itinerary. Whether it is a morning blessing, a tranquil stroll through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Old Town, a Mekong river cruise, or even a visit to the Pak Ou caves, there is always something new to experience here. Outside the city, both protected natural sites and Laos’s rich culture offer insight and discovery.