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Luang Prabang, Laos

With sacred Mount Phousi as its backdrop, Amantaka lies in the centre of picturesque Luang Prabang, Laos’s spiritual capital.

White-walled and green-shuttered, the period building retains all the genteel tranquillity of its French-Colonial past, with private pools and an expansive spa meeting the needs of contemporary travellers.

Taking its name from tipitaka, meaning “the teaching of the Buddha”, Amantaka supplies guests with myriad suggestions for cultural and spiritual immersion in Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site – from giving alms to monks at dawn to navigating the fabled Mekong on Amantaka’s boat.

  • Amantaka lies in the center of picturesque Luang Prabang
  • The former royal capital, Luang Prabang is famed for its unique architecture and many golden-spired temples
  • The property is walking distance from boutiques, bakeries and restaurants, as well as the Mekong River and the town’s night market
  • 10 minutes by car from Luang Prabang International Airport
  • The airport is serviced by scheduled flights from Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur, Siem Reap, Singapore, and Vientiane, Laos’s capital
WELLNESS
  • Aman Spa has 4 treatment rooms, each with a dressing area, Jacuzzi and relaxation room, steam and sauna facilities with hot and cold plunge pools. Massage and beauty treatments offered draw on Lao traditions
  • A fully equipped gym and yoga studio overlook the central pool, with private yoga lessons available on request
  • The 26m main pool is lined with beautiful dark green tiles
  • There is a tennis court located nearby; hitting partners can be arranged
  • The library offers wide range of reading material in several languages, a tranquil relaxing space with wi-fi
DINING
The Dining Room
Capacity: 50 seated
  • Airy colonial setting, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Elegant pairings of Lao and French flavours, led by local produce
The Lounge Bar
  • French Colonial setting with rattan furniture
Ideal for pre- and post-dinner drinks and cigars
The Pool Terrace
Capacity: up to 24 seated
  • Casual alfresco venue for lunch, dinner and cocktails
  • Lao and Western menu
Private dining
  • Available in-suite or in guests’ private gardens
EXPLORE
  • Guided tours on foot or by bike are the best way to explore Luang Prabang. Visit the National Museum, the Buddhist Archives, or the Phra Bang, the 83cm Buddha statue that is the town’s namesake. Private temple visits can be arranged
  • Stroll through the forest for a private tour of the Bear Sanctuary – a haven for endangered Asiatic black bears. Afterwards, enjoy a refreshing swim in the pools of Kuang Si – a majestic tiered waterfall that tumbles 100 metres over white limestone formations
  • Rise at dawn to give alms to the monks as they pass Amantaka
  • Enjoy a lecture at Amantaka, which hosts regular events led by academics
  • Join the monks in their chanting on a pilgrimage to the Buddhist Academy 
Cooking classes
  • Learn traditional Lao cooking at Amantaka’s private morning and afternoon classes
  • Visit the morning market with the chef to handpick ingredients for Lao dishes
  • Meet Kit, the baby of the ethical Mandalao Elephant Sanctuary, and follow him on
a hike through the jungle and along cool mountain streams
  • Charter Amantaka’s custom-built boat for a private sunset Mekong River cruise with cocktails and canapés. Explore more of the Mekong, including Pak Ou Cave, where pilgrims have been leaving Buddha statues for hundreds of years
  • Reached by a scenic boat trip, the Tad Se waterfalls flow out of the forest and into the Nam Ou River
Drawing on the town’s Buddhist heritage, Amantaka’s suites are peaceful sanctuaries that feel close to nature. Entered via a courtyard through louvered doors, suites have high wooden ceilings, large windows, freestanding bathtubs, kingsize four-posters and private outdoor areas.
AMANTAKA POOL SUITE
71 sqm living area | 159 sqm total area

• Freestanding suites with wraparound veranda
• Living room, library, study
• Garden, private relaxation sala and 45m2 pool

MEKONG POOL SUITE
102 sqm living area | 204 sqm total area

• Spacious areas for lounging, dining and sleeping
• Living room with chaise longue and writing desk
• Private 45m2 pool and outdoor lounging area

KHAN POOL SUITE
75 sqm living area | 200 sqm total area

• Overlooks garden, the central pool or a private outdoor area
• Living room with chaise longue and writing desk
• Private 45m2 pool and outdoor lounging area

POOL SUITE
71 sqm living area | 159 sqm total area

• Living area with writing desk
• Private terrace with loungers and parasols
• Private 35m2 pool and outdoor lounging area

SUITE
71 sqm living area | 159 sqm total area

• Living area with writing desk
• Private terrace with loungers and parasols

LIMITED TIME OFFERS

DISCOVER FOUR OF SOUTHEAST ASIA’S MOST FASCINATING COUNTRIES – LAOS, CAMBODIA, VIETNAM AND THAILAND
Enjoy at special package rates 6-night stay including
Three nights each at Amantaka (Laos), Amansara (Cambodia), Amanoi (Vietnam) or Amanpuri (Thailand)
Half board with non-alcoholic beverages
Airport transfers & laundry (no dry cleaning)
One daily activity. Choice of activities per resort:
At Amantaka:
A tour of Luang Prabang city
An Alms offering
A baci ceremony
Afternoon tea with the resident cultural advisor
A 60-minute foot massage or a 60-minute Amantaka massage
At Amansara:
A daily tour of the temples of Angkor in a remork with a personal guide
A Khmer breafast at Amansara’s village house
A Jasmine flower blessing
At Amanoi:
Hydrotherapy (steam room and jacuzzi) and scented bath
A 60-minute foot massage
A 60-minute signature massage
Private yoga or tai chi class
Trekking in the national park
Vietnamese cooking class
Amanoi picnic lunch
Sunrise trek with picnic breakfast
At Amanpuri (until 15 December 2018):
A 60-minute massage (Thai or oriental)
A sunset cocktail
A body wrap or scrub
Thai cooking class
Enquire for availability and personal quote
DISCOVER LAOS’ SPIRITUAL CAPITAL
Through 31 March 2019, enjoy at special package rates 3-night stay including
Three nights’ accommodation at Amantaka
Private round-trip airport transfers
Daily breakfast
Daily afternoon tea
Daily lunch or dinner, inclusive of non-alcoholic house beverages
Laundry (no dry cleaning)
Cultural experiences including Baci ceremony, alms offering, an introductory afternoon talk with a cultural advisor and one Luang Prabang city tour
An hour-long Lao massage in the Aman Spa
Enquire for availability and personal quote
DISCOVER MEKONG
Through 31 March 2018, enjoy at special package rates 3-night stay including
Three nights’ accommodation at Amantaka
Private round-trip airport transfers
Daily breakfast and afternoon tea
Daily choice of lunch or dinner, including non-alcoholic house drinks
Laundry (except dry cleaning)
Alms offering to the monks
Afternoon tea with Amantaka’s cultural adviser
A trip to Kuang Si waterfall
A 60-minute Lao Massage for two
A sunset Mekong river cruise
Enquire for availability and personal quote
Features
  • GYM
  • NEAR CITY CENTER

DAILY RENTAL STARTING AT

$945 $898/night

Rates vary according to seasonality. Contact us to discuss your holiday needs.

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Staying with us
  • Travel concierge: We listen to help you plan
  • For big villas and chalets, special rates for smaller groups (reduced occupancy)
  • Limited time deals, exclusive perks
  • The best rates, guaranteed
MINIMUM STAY
Summer: 3 – 5 nights
Chinese New Year & Easter: 5 – 7 nights
Christmas & New Year: 7 – 10 nights
TRAVEL CONCIERGE
Planning your luxury holiday, we are with you every step along the way.
If the villa of your choice is already booked, our team is happy to suggest equivalent alternatives and take care of the details. You can expect your vacation to be personalized to suit your tastes.
Private, insured, direct airport transfers to and from the villa can be arranged. A villa manager will meet and greet you at the airport ensuring your transfer to the villa is smooth and effortless.
Private tours and boat hire can also be arranged in advance. We will handle the arrangements to collect and return you to your villa after the event. Why not enjoy a fabulous day out and explore the surrounding islands and national marine park on a luxury speed boat?
Book a car with us and have it waiting at your villa when you arrive, we have a wide range of vehicles from a 2 seat Suzuki Jeep to a 7 seat Toyota Fortuner. Price includes comprehensive insurance, unlimited miles, collection and delivery, and optional baby and booster seats.
Prior to your arrival we will send you a food and wine shopping list allowing us to stock the villa with your favorite foods and beverages.
Once on site, your resident villa staff will ensure the villa is kept clean and tidy. Your villa manager is available to cater to guests’ specific needs and can help organize island activities, massage and spa treatments, as well as helping communicate requests to the Thai chef and dealing with any matter arising at the villa. Bed linen is changed every third day and towels are changed as necessary. Pool towels are provided and replenished as deemed necessary.
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