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La Folie Lodge is situated on Don Daeng Island overlooking the beauties of the Mekong river, and is so secluded it is only accessible by boat from Champasak.
The lodge is understated and wonderfully quiet. There are 24 en suite bedrooms laid out between 12 bungalows in the lodge's floral grounds. Each bungalow has its own private terrace, which provides great spots for sunset vistas blanketing over the Mekong and UNESCO World Heritage temples of Wat Phou.
As far as activities go the island itself is tiny with eight little villages, which are best explored by bike; for further exploring guests can venture to nearby temples, waterfalls and islands. Alternatively the swimming pool and surrounding area are great for a day's relaxation.
La Folie Lodge is a peaceful retreat, with tropical gardens and riverside views throughout, whether guests are in their bedrooms, communal areas or in the lodge's restaurant. Their open-aired restaurant serves a range of international dishes as well as traditional Asian favourites. This is also a great spot for an after dinner drink. If guests fancy a change of flavour a boat can transfer them over to Champasak to sample local restaurants on the river bank.
Why we love it
La Folie Lodge helps support local community projects.
Rosie, Original Traveller