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The Best Resorts in Vang Vieng, Laos

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Vang Vieng, Laos offers some of the most stunning scenery in the country, plus there is some great modern accommodation. For travelers looking for a resort getaway complete with views, activities and onsite dining options, check out our list of the best resorts in Vang Vieng.

PHOXAY NGAM RESORT

Phoxay Ngam Resort is located next to the Nam Song 7.5 km north of the town of Vang Vieng. This three star hotel has seven guest rooms and an on-site restaurant. Lush gardens on the property and breathtaking views away from the bustle of down town make Phoxay Ngam the perfect relaxing getaway.

VILLA VANG VIENG RIVERSIDE

Villa Vang Vieng Riverside is a 33-room resort located on the banks of the Nam Song. Relax by the pool sipping drinks from the bar, luxuriate with a massage at the spa or book a tubing, kayaking or cycling adventure. Each riverside bungalow has modern conveniences and a porch with first-rate views of the mountains. The on-site restaurant offers a great introduction to Lao food, too.

SANCTUARY NAM NGUM BEACH RESORT

Sanctuary Nam Ngum Beach Resort is located on the banks of the Nam Ngum reservoir. This beautiful artificial lake is the result of the Nam Ngum dam and a hydroelectric power project. The resort has 23 guest rooms, an outdoor pool floating in the reservoir and beach-front access. Staff will gladly assist guests plan a boating, kayaking or jet skiing trip around the reservoir. Bicycle rental and spa services are also available.

SAVANH SUNSET VIEW RESORT

Savanh Sunset View Resort is located on the southern end of Vang Vieng. This 35-room resort has an outdoor pool with a water slide and a free shuttle service downtown and back. A complimentary breakfast buffet is included, and the restaurant serves lunch and dinner as well. Sightseeing tours can be arranged to visit Chang Cave, the Blue Lagoons and trek through the mountains.

THE GRAND RIVERSIDE HOTEL

The Grand Riverside Hotel is a 98-room hotel in Vang Vieng, south of the toll bridge. It offers amenities such as an outdoor pool with a patio overlooking the river. A parking lot is available for guests who drive up from Vientiane or down from Luang Prabang. Large terraces are outside each room, and the hotel has an onsite restaurant. Bicycles are available on the property for exploring Vang Vieng.

KONG RESORT

Kong Resort is a new, quirky hotel in Vang Vieng created out of colorful shipping containers. Stay in one of 23 guest rooms with private terraces that look out onto the gardens. A swimming pool with a children’s pool is great for families. The common area is decorated with model airplanes and super heroes, and the staff is well-trained and friendly.

 Kong Resort | Regina Beach

Kong Resort | Regina Beach

THAVONSOUK HOTEL AND RESORT

Thavonsouk Hotel and Resort is a three-star hotel on the Nam Song in Vang Vieng. Watch the kayakers come in from paddling down the river in front of the hotel, or take a stroll through the gardens. Take in a beautiful sunset and try Lao cuisine at the restaurant on the premises. Relax with a Lao massage at the spa.

VANG VIENG SUNRISE VIEW RESORT

Vang Vieng Sunrise View Resort is located on Route 13 on the east side of Vang Vieng. The resort has an outdoor pool and covered outdoor workout facilities. The hotel has 44 rooms and offers views of rice paddies and mountains. Cooked-to-order breakfast is included in the room rate and airport transfers to Vientiane can be arranged with the front desk.

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